HP Pavilion 15 Review: Intel Core i3-1115G4 11th Gen Sufficient for Smooth Multitasking

In addition to an HP Pavilion 15 review with i5-1135G7 (see here), today, we will send you another version – the HP Pavilion 15 (2P1N4PA) using the i3-1115G4 CPU. Will this new version of HP Pavilion laptop 15 be able to handle lightweight applications and smooth multitasking? Let’ see HP Pavilion 15 review with Intel Core i3-1115G4 11th Gen below.

HP Pavilion 15 Review: Intel Core i3-1115G4 11th Gen

Design

Referring to the HP product line, the most impressive factor for users is the overall design. Needless to say, HP home devices have a high-end and modern appearance, whether they are high-end or low-cost. And of course, we can see that on the HP Pavilion 15.

HP Pavilion 15 Review: Intel Core i3-1115G4 11th Gen

Looking at an appearance with a shiny silver-colored vest, the HP Pavilion 15 has made us happy to use it and carry it with us. The elegant design also makes one feel more confident. We feel fresh and upscale even when we just glance at the HP Pavilion 15 for a few seconds.

No need to be fussy or complicated, nor too obnoxious, but the HP Pavilion 15 notebook PC still creates an indomitable charm for the user. On the backside, you will see the laptop with the shiny HP logo, in addition, the edges are also meticulously trimmed to make the user experience more comfortable.

In terms of connectivity, the HP Pavilion 15 is still fully equipped with separate ports, such as the one on the left side where you will see the laptop with an HDMI port, USB, USB Type-C, microSD card slot, and 3.5 mm audio jack. Meanwhile, on the right, the notebook has a charging port, USB, and a lock port.

Keyboard and touchpad

By the way, we’ll talk about the HP Pavilion 15’s keyboard and touchpad for a while. Personally, we feel that the laptop keyboard is very good, the feeling of pressing is very convenient. At the same time, thanks to its good buoyancy, you can work on the HP Pavilion 15’s keyboard quickly.

Unfortunately, the HP Pavilion 15 does not have a backlight under the keyboard. This will hinder work when used in low-light environments, but given the price range, it is difficult to ask for a lot of good technology.

To compensate for that loss, the HP Pavilion 15’s touchpad completely satisfies us in everyday use. Both touch, slide, press, … are smooth thanks to the smooth surface and not hiss.

Display

After the design in HP Pavilion 15 review, we will evaluate the display. To be honest, the laptop screen offers very good visibility, high contrast, and fairly sharp detail. In particular, the HP Pavilion 15 laptop has a 15.6-inch screen, which is of a large enough size to bring a delightful experience and full HD resolution.

HP Pavilion 15 Review: Intel Core i3-1115G4 11th Gen

We love the way it designs and processes the HP screen bezels. Look, HP has optimized the surrounding edges and helps to experience more screen space and display more detail.

Finally, HP has chosen to equip the IPS LCD panel with HP Pavilion 15. It is possible that this panel is not as good as AMOLED but gives color for higher brightness and wider viewing angles. As a result, you can use it on the road very easily.

Performance

Apart from the design, we think the readers here are also interested in the internal performance of the HP Pavilion laptop 15, right. But before evaluating the performance details, we would like to point a bit through the hardware specifications of the HP Pavilion 15:

  • Display: 15.6-inch screen, Full HD, IPS LCD panel.
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-1115G4.
  • RAM: 4 GB DDR4.
  • Hard drive: 512 GB M.2 PCIe SSD.
  • Integrated graphics card: Intel UHD Graphics.

In terms of perspective and personal experience, we consider the Intel Core i3-1115G4 11th Gen Tiger Lake CPU to be fairly average and can handle common tasks such as Word, PowerPoint, or Excel. However, even when heavy work was done, this CPU has several limitations.

First of all, we will use Geekbench 5 software to measure the CPU score and performance of the HP Pavilion 15 for you to see. The results we obtained are as follows:

  • CPU measurement: single-core reached 490 points, multi-core reached 1,778 points.
  • Performance measurement: HP Pavilion 15 reaches 3,920 points.
HP Pavilion 15 Review: Intel Core i3-1115G4 11th Gen

Next, we used Crystal Diskmark software to measure the read and write speed of the 512 GB M.2 PCle SSD drive inside the HP Pavilion 15. The results we got were:

  • Read speed: 2.018 MB/s.
  • Write speed: 969 MB/s.
HP Pavilion 15 Review: Intel Core i3-1115G4 11th Gen

Looking at the results above, we evaluate that the HP Pavilion 15’s configuration passed the tests and gave fairly satisfactory results with a product in the mid-range segment. And to verify this, we spent a week experimenting and using the tool. The Intel Core i3-1115G4 CPU is believed to handle office tasks and office software very well. You can open and use up to 3-4 tabs at the same time.

In addition to experiencing lighting works, we have installed Photoshop, Lightroom for photo editing – our main job at the moment. If you open Adobe software with only a few Chrome tabs, you will feel that the laptop’s processing capacity is very good. But if you open another heavy application, the laptop will experience a minor setback.

Our HP Pavilion 15 review unit is powered by the Intel Core i3-1115G4 11th Gen and RAM is limited to 4 GB. While opening and working multiple Chrome tabs, we recommend that you transfer tabs continuously so that the device can still store old content. But we say you don’t worry, HP has allowed upgrading of RAM on laptops to improve multitasking.

And another factor we want to talk about in this section is heat dissipation. Maybe you need to use basic applications that will pay less attention to heat dissipation, but this is the factor that affects the work process as well as the performance of the CPU. So is the HP Pavilion 15’s heatsink working well?

HP Pavilion 15 Review: Intel Core i3-1115G4 11th Gen

Practical experience shows that when we use Photoshop for 6 hours and open more than 10 Chrome tabs, the device … still doesn’t get hot at all, especially palm rest. And when tested with AIDA64, the CPU temperature software reached 63 degrees C (average) in 1 hour and 12 minutes. With which we were able to be satisfied and used for many hours.

Battery

Speaking of battery life, we sincerely hope that the HP Pavilion 15 will last more than 4 hours to be able to handle daily tasks. And to verify, we have practically experienced the measurements through BatteryMon software. Results like?

HP Pavilion 15 Review: Intel Core i3-1115G4 11th Gen

Using 5 Chrome, Photoshop, and Lightroom tab to blend colors in about 1 hour, BatteryMon gave HP Pavilion 15’s battery life is 4 hours and 12 minutes. Even about that time, we used 100% screen brightness, 100% sound, WiFi, and did not turn on the battery saver. Therefore, we rate the battery life of the HP Pavilion 15 to be good.

Audio

The last part we want to evaluate in this HP Pavilion 15 review is the sound. Admittedly, the laptop gives real sound, why?

HP Pavilion 15 Review: Intel Core i3-1115G4 11th Gen

This is because the laptop is integrated with Bang & Olufsen audio technology for its ability to filter noise, making the sound louder and clearer. Even the HP Pavilion 15 provides a powerful, clear sound band to give users the most vivid entertainment space.

Final line

And so we sent you this HP Pavilion 15 review after spending a week to experience it. To say satisfied or not, we would choose to be satisfied, because for this price range starting from $549 on the Amazon.com website, you got an 11th Gen Intel chip, a good screen, and good sound quality.

So this is our HP Pavilion 15 review, and what do you think about it? Leave your comments below and let us know.

About Ankeet Solanki

He started this blog as a hobby to show his affection for gadgets, but over the time this hobby became professional. And now he is working as a full-time blogger, but in free time he loves watching movies and games. PayPal donation for TechToyReviews will be appreciated.

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