HP's Pavilion desktop and notebooks refreshed with new chips and designs

HP's Pavilion Gaming line isn't the only one getting a refresh today: its standard Pavilion portfolio is in for some updates as well. In all, the Pavilion Notebook, Pavilion x360, and Pavilion have all been updated to include Intel's eighth-generation processors in affordable, but fairly premium-looking, packages.

First up is the Pavilion x360 convertible, which is available in 14- and 15-inch variants. The 14-inch model includes either an Intel Core i3 or i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, and 500GB of HDD or 128GB of SSD storage. Though the 14-inch model comes with an HD camera and HD touchscreen on the base model, it's also available with an FHD IR camera and FHD IPS touch display.

If you're looking for something bigger, the 15-inch model includes an Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, 1TB of HDD storage, and a wide field-of-view HD camera. The display is an FHD IPS touch panel.

Either model supports inking with a pen, an optional fingerprint sensor, an optional world-facing camera for 360 mode, and estimated battery life just north of ten hours (depending on the model). HP also promises discrete AMD and NVIDIA graphics options, but it's mum on exactly which chips will be available.

HP says it managed to make the new Pavilion x360's right and left bezels 49 percent lighter, though that'll differ based on the particular model. The Pavilion x360 is available in "Natural Silver," "Pale Gold," and "Sapphire Blue."

HP Pavilion Notebook

HP's more traditional laptop, the Pavilion Notebook, is also available in two 14-inch and one 15-inch model. All three variants include Intel's 8th-Gen Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, and an HD wide field-of-view camera. Storage options range from a 1TB HDD to 256GB of SSD storage, based on the model. Displays also differ slightly, with an HD non-touch option on the base 14-inch model, an FHD IPS non-touch option on the mid-range model, and an FHD IPS touch panel on the 15-inch model.

In terms of battery life, HP is promising up to twelve hours on a charge. Again, HP says discrete AMD and NVIDIA graphics options will be available, but details on the exact chips are unknown for the moment. And if you're up for a pop of color, options include silver, gold, blue, burgundy, pink, or white.

HP Pavilion desktop

Lastly is the Pavilion Desktop, which is available in either an angular brushed silver exterior or a geometric brushed pattern. Inside, processor options range from AMD's Ryzen 3, up to Intel's Core i5-8400 or Core i7-8700. There are also RAM options available ranging from 4GB to 16GB, and the tower comes equipped a range of storage options of up to 3TB of HDD and optional dual storage and Intel Optane memory.

The Pavilion desktop is rounded out by integrated Intel graphics by default, but it can be packed with option NVIDIA GTX 1060 or AMD RX 580 graphics. There's even the option for an optical drive, to boot.


All Pavilion models are expected to be available online and in-store by June. The Pavilion x360 will be up for grabs starting at $499.99, while the Pavilion Notebook will start out at $629. The Pavilion Desktop will start at $399.99.

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