Looking for a gaming rig but on a budget? That is exactly the market that HP is trying to target with the all new Pavilion 15-bc508na. This laptop may not have some of the over the top specifications you will find in the more expensive gaming models but still has all the essential hardware for gaming packed in. Below we will look at some of the key benefits and downsides to this model to see if it might be the right gaming choice for you.
 
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Specs:
Processor: Intel Core i5
Memory: 8 GB of RAM
Storage: 512 GB SSD
Screen: 15.6 Inches
OS: Windows 10
Benefits:

  • There is an obvious performance boost from an SSD drive but sometimes they lack sufficient space. HP has went with the 512 GB model so you still have plenty of storage while getting the faster read and write times an SSD can provide
  • Having a powerful graphics card is essential if you plan on playing modern games. This model comes with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 which isn’t the most powerful on the market but still has 3 GB of dedicated memory to handle most gaming needs
  • Most gaming laptops are big and bulky but at 2.1 KG this laptop is reasonably mobile and easy enough to take on the go
  • As we mentioned above this gaming option is priced much lower than many of the other gaming laptops on the market. For those on a budget who still want to get their gaming fix this is very important

Downsides:

  • 8 GB of memory is just average especially when talking about a gaming laptop. What makes this even more disappointing is the system can only support up to 8 GB so upgrading is not an option
  • For those that like a big screen experience while gaming the standard 15.6 inch screen instead of something closer to 17 inches is disappointing
  • The Intel Core i5 is a great processor but again when it comes to high end gaming laptops this is a step down from the more powerful Intel Core i7

Verdict:
The HP Pavilion 15-bc508na is a great way to enter the gaming market while still on a budget. There is some concern if the combination of hardware on this more budget friendly laptop can handle the demands of high end gamers but for casual gaming this model should still be sufficient.
 
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HP Pavilion 15-bc508na Review

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