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HP Pavilion dv7-1020ea 2.26GHz P8400 17" 1440 x 900pixels Silver Notebook

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A notebook, also known as laptop, is a portable computer. When you are looking for the right notebook, it is important to know where you are going to work with it. Do you want to use it on the road? Choose a model with a special energy-saving \'mobile\' processor, a good battery and a reasonably small display. This will allow you to work longer with the same battery and saves you the trouble of carrying around a large display that consumes a lot of precious battery power. Or will you be using you notebook mainly in places where you will have access to a power outlet? Then choose a desktop processor (more processing power for less money) and an ordinary battery. This will save you a lot of money, which you could then spend on a bigger screen. You\'ll work faster because you can view more information at once and it\'s great for multimedia!
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Long product name HP Pavilion dv7-1020ea 2.26GHz P8400 17" 1440 x 900pixels Silver Notebook :
The short editorial description of HP Pavilion dv7-1020ea 2.26GHz P8400 17" 1440 x 900pixels Silver Notebook

Intel Core 2 Duo Processor P8400 (3M Cache, 2.26 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB), 4GB DDR2, 320GB SATA HDD, 43.18 cm (17 ") WXGA+ HD BrightView 1440 x 900, nVidia GeForce 9600M GT, Blu-Ray DVD Combo, Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN 802.11 b/g, Bluetooth, WebCam, Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit
HP Pavilion dv7-1020ea 2.26GHz P8400 17" 1440 x 900pixels Silver Notebook:
The official marketing text of HP Pavilion dv7-1020ea 2.26GHz P8400 17" 1440 x 900pixels Silver Notebook as supplied by the manufacturer

With a striking, liquid metallic industrial design on the outside and powerful entertainment capabilities on the inside, this notebook is the perfect partner for fun, communication and productivity
Mobile solutions for your digital life. HP Pavilion notebooks help you discover, create and enjoy multimedia experiences at work and play

Key Features

- Sophisticated elegance
- Total entertainment
- Portable home theatre experience
- Stay connected
- Intuitive and simple user experiences

Short summary description HP Pavilion dv7-1020ea 2.26GHz P8400 17" 1440 x 900pixels Silver Notebook:
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HP Pavilion dv7-1020ea, Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.26 GHz, 17", 1440 x 900 pixels, 4 GB, 320 GB

Long summary description HP Pavilion dv7-1020ea 2.26GHz P8400 17" 1440 x 900pixels Silver Notebook:
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HP Pavilion dv7-1020ea. Product type: Notebook, Form factor: Clamshell. Processor family: Intel Core 2 Duo, Processor model: P8400, Processor frequency: 2.26 GHz. Display diagonal: 17", Display resolution: 1440 x 900 pixels. Internal memory: 4 GB, Internal memory type: DDR2-SDRAM. Total storage capacity: 320 GB, Storage media: HDD. Optical drive type: Blu-Ray DVD Combo. Discrete graphics adapter. Operating system installed: Windows Vista Home Premium. Color of product: Silver

Color of product *
The colour e.g. red, blue, green, black, white.
Product type *
The sub-category of the product.
Form factor *
The shape or design of the product.
Display diagonal *
Size of the display for this product, measured diagonally, usually in inches.
Display resolution *
The number of distinct pixels in each dimension that can be displayed. It is usually quoted as width × height, with the units in pixels: for example, "1024 × 768" means the width is 1024 pixels and the height is 768 pixels. The higher the number of pixels, the sharper the image.
1440 x 900 pixels
Touchscreen *
A screen of a laptop, smartphone, etc., that responds to touch so you can control the interface using your fingers.
Aspect ratio
The aspect ratio is the ratio of the width of a shape to its height. For example, 4:3 is common for standard displays and 16:9 is the ratio for Widescreen TV.
Contrast ratio (typical)
The difference in light intensity between the brightest white and the darkest black.
Processor frequency *
The speed that the microprocessor executes each instruction or each vibration of the clock. The CPU requires a fixed number of clock ticks, or cycles, to execute each instruction. The faster the clocks rate, the faster the CPU, or the faster it can execute instructions. Clock Speeds are usually determined in MHz, 1 MHz representing 1 million cycles per second, or in GHz, 1 GHz representing 1 thousand million cycles per second. The higher the CPU speed, the better a computer will perform.
2.26 GHz
Processor family *
A family of processors is a group of processors produced by one company over a short period of time e.g. Intel Pentium processors.
Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor model *
The model number for the processor in a computer.
Processor cores
The number of central processing units ('cores') in a processor. Some processors have 1 core, others have 2 (e.g. Intel Core Duo) or more (e.g. the Intel Xeon E7-2850 has 10 cores).
Processor threads
Processor cache
3 MB
Processor socket
Mechanical component(s) that provides mechanical and electrical connections between a microprocessor and a printed circuit board (PCB). This allows the processor to be replaced without soldering.
Socket 478
Processor cache type
Processor front side bus
A computer communications interface used to connect the processor to the rest of the computer, except the cache (and possibly other processors).
1066 MHz
Processor lithography
The process which is performed by the processor e.g. CPU (Central Processing Unit).
45 nm
Processor operating modes
Operating modes for the processors that place restrictions on the type and scope of operations for certain processes run by the CPU. This design allows the operating system to run with more privileges than application software.
Bus type
Processor codename
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
25 W
Processor series
Intel Core 2 Duo P8000 series
FSB Parity
105 °C
Number of Processing Die Transistors
410 M
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio)
Processing Die size
107 mm²
Conflict Free processor
"Conflict free" means "DRC conflict free", which is defined by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission rules to mean products that do not contain conflict minerals (tin, tantalum, tungsten and/or gold) that directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) or adjoining countries.
ECC supported by processor
Internal memory *
A computer's memory which is directly accessible to the CPU.
4 GB
Internal memory type *
The type of internal memory such as RAM, GDDR5.
Maximum internal memory *
The maximum internal memory which is available in the product.
8 GB
Memory form factor
Design of the memory e.g. 240-pin DIMM, SO-DIMM.
Memory layout (slots x size)
The slots and size of the memory for the CPU.
2 x 2 GB
Memory slots
Number and type of memory expansion slots, including connector and memory module descriptions.
Maximum internal memory (64-bit)
8 GB
Total storage capacity *
The total amount of data that can be stored on the device.
320 GB
Storage media *
Used for the storage of date e.g. HDD (hard disk drive), SSD (solid-state drive).
Card reader integrated *
The device includes a card reader e.g. a card reader in the disk bay of a computer or thin client to permit log-on using smart/pin cards.
Number of hard drives installed
The number of hard drives built into the device.
Hard drive capacity
The maximum storage capacity of the hard disk, usually measured in bytes e.g. GB.
320 GB
Hard drive interface
The way that a hard disk drive (HDD) is connected to the rest of the computer through a 'bus' such as ATA or SCSI.
Serial ATA
Hard drive speed
The rotational speed of a hard disk expressed in rotations per minute. The faster the better.
5400 RPM
Compatible memory cards
Types of memory cards which can be used with this product.
Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD
On-board graphics adapter *
Graphics hardware which is built into the motherboard or CPU, as opposed to a separate graphics adapter (video card). On-board graphics uses CPU and RAM for graphics processing.
Discrete graphics adapter *
On-board graphics adapter model *
"Graphic adapter" is the hardware that produces images on a display. "On-board" means that the graphics adapter is intergrated inside the motherboard.
Not available
Discrete graphics adapter model *
A graphics adapter (often known as a video card) generates images for a display. A discrete graphics adapter plugs into the motherboard, and usually produces much better graphics than an integrated graphics adapter. There are various models of discrete graphics adapters.
NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
Discrete graphics adapter memory
0.512 GB
Audio system
System used to play music or speech.
3D Sound Blaster Pro
Number of built-in speakers
Speakers manufacturer
Altec Lansing
Built-in microphone
Microphone that is found inside the product.
Front camera *
Camera at the front of the product.
Optical drive
Optical drive type *
An optical drive uses laser to read optical discs such as CDs, DVDs and Blu-Ray. Some types of optical drive are: CD ROM drive, CR-RW (CD writer) drive, DVD-ROM.
Blu-Ray DVD Combo
Optical disc recording technology, created by Hewlett-Packard (HP), that uses specially coated recordable CD and DVD media to produce laser-etched labels with text or graphics, as opposed to stick-on labels and printable discs.
Bluetooth *
Bluetooth is a low-power radio technology developed to replace the cables and wires currently used to link or connect electronic devices such as personal computers, printers, and a wide variety of handheld devices including mobile phones. Because it uses radio-wave connectivity, a Bluetooth-enabled device has a constant, established connection to whatever browser it uses. This saves the user the trouble of logging on to check for emails or news updates, for example.
3G *
Third generation of mobile telecommunications technology, 3G finds application in wireless voice telephony, mobile Internet access, fixed wireless Internet access, video calls and mobile TV.
Wi-Fi *
Popular technology that allows an electronic device to exchange data or connect to the internet wirelessly using radio waves.
Wi-Fi standards *
The type of wireless local area network (LAN). It can be ad-hoc, where units in a network communicate peer-to-peer, or Infrastructure, where units communicate with each other via an access point A LAN interconnects computers in a small area e.g. home, school or office.
Ethernet LAN *
An Ethernet LAN (Local Area Network) interface is present, for a wired conection via a cable.
Ethernet LAN data rates
The different speed levels of the Ethernet LAN connection.
10,100,1000 Mbit/s
Data network
Telecommunications network that allows computers to exchange data.
Not supported
Ports & interfaces
USB 2.0 ports quantity *
USB 2.0 ports have a data transmission speed of 480 Mbps, and are backwards compatible with USB 1.1 ports. You can connect all kinds of peripheral devices to them.
HDMI ports quantity *
The number of sockets (ports) for HDMI connections. HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for transferring uncompressed video data and compressed/uncompressed digital audio data from a HDMI-compliant device ("the source device") to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device. HDMI is a digital replacement for existing analog video standards.
eSATA ports quantity
The number of ports (interfaces) for eSATA. eSATA is a a computer bus interface that connects host bus adapters to mass storage devices such as hard disk drives and optical drives.
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity
Number of VGA (D-Sub) ports (connecting interfaces) in the device. The VGA (D-Sub) connector is a 15 pin connector between a computer and a monitor. It was first introduced in 1987 by IBM.
DVI port
Digital Visual Interface (DVI) is a video display interface to connect a video source to a display device, such as a computer monitor.
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports
Number of Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports (connecting interfaces) in the device. Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports allow a computer to connect to the ethernet.
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports
Number of IEEE 1394/FireWire ports (connecting interfaces) in the device. The IEEE 1394 interface is a serial bus interface standard for high-speed communications and isochronous real-time data transfer. It was developed in the late 1980s and early 1990s by Apple, who called it FireWire. The 1394 interface is comparable to USB though USB has more market share. Apple first included FireWire in some of its 1999 models, and most Apple computers since the year 2000 have included FireWire ports, though, as of 2013, only the 800 version (IEEE-1394b).
Headphone outputs
Number of sockets /ports where headphones are connected.
Microphone in
The socket where a microphone is connected to the device.
S/PDIF out port
S/PDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interconnect Format) is a digital audio interconnect used in consumer audio equipment over relatively short distances. The signal is transmitted over either a coaxial cable with RCA connectors or a fibre optic cable with TOSLINK connectors.
Docking connector
Connector used to attach a mobile electronic device simultaneously to multiple external resources. The dock connector will typically carry a variety of signals and power, through a single connector, to simplify the process of docking the mobile device. A dock connector may be embedded in a mechanical fixture used to support or align the mobile device or may be at the end of a cable.
DC-in jack
The socket/plug where the DC electricity supply connects to the device.
ExpressCard slot
Port for an ExpressCard, which contain electronic circuitry and connectors to which external devices (peripherals) can be connected. The ExpressCard standard has replaced the PC Card (also known as PCMCIA) standard and has been used since 2006.
CardBus PCMCIA slot type
The type of slots for CardBus PCMCIA.
SmartCard slot
A smart card, chip card, or integrated circuit card (ICC) is any pocket-sized card with embedded integrated circuits. Smart cards can provide identification, authentication, data storage and application processing. Smart card slots can be found in various electronic devices e.g. thin clients.
Modem (RJ-11) ports
Ports & interfaces
Headphone connectivity
How headphones connect to a device e.g. wirelessly or via a cable and connector.
3.5 mm
Microphone connectivity
How a microphone connect to a device e.g. wirelessly or via a cable and connector.
3.5 mm
Numeric keypad *
Small, palm-sized, seventeen key section of a computer keyboard, usually on the very far right. The numeric keypad features digits 0 to 9, addition (+), subtraction (-), multiplication (*) and division (/) symbols, a decimal point (.) and Num Lock and Enter keys. Laptop keyboards often do not have a numpad, but may provide numpad input by holding a modifier key (typically labelled "Fn") and operating keys on the standard keyboard.
Pointing device
Full-size keyboard
Windows keys
Operating system installed *
Type of operating system on a device e.g. IOS on Apple devices, Android for mobile devices.
Windows Vista Home Premium
Operating system architecture
The way in which the operating system of a computer/smartphone (32-bit/64-bit) is set up.
Drivers included
Processor special features
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Connect to TV Wirelessly\nWith a few clicks, Intel® Wireless Display expands your screen’s potential, linking mobile devices and laptops to TV screens wirelessly. Stream family favorites and view personal experiences while turning your device’s small screen into a superior, sharable experience.
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT) uses an extensible software architecture that allows the operating system to think the notebook has two Wi-Fi radios performing similar, but different, functions. Each virtual Wi-Fi radio is assigned a TCP/IP stack.
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Disable access to missing laptops\nGiving users access to corporate data and application through remote laptops boosts productivity, but it can also leave IT vulnerable to hackers and misplaced laptops. Intel® Anti-Theft Technology is built into the laptop hardware, helping IT administrators outwit thieves, even when they attempt to reimage the OS, change the boot order, or install a new hard drive. When laptops with Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT) become lost or stolen, they can be remotely disabled. If the laptop is recovered, it can be quickly reactivated to normal operation.
Intel® vPro™ Technology
Leading-Edge Security for an Unwired Workplace\nThe capabilities of Intel® vPro™ technology help IT leadership protect cloud and virtual environments from rootkits and malware threats while ensuring that their organization can keep up with workforce demands. Hardware-based features support centralized image management and administration, secure network storage, and out-of-band protection.
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Improved Performance for Threaded Software\nIntel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology) makes efficient use of processor resources, enabling multiple threads to run on each core and increasing processor throughput. Available on Intel® Core™ and Intel® Xeon® processors, Intel HT Technology helps run demanding applications simultaneously, protect and manage systems, and provide headroom for business growth.
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Higher Performance When You Need It Most\nIntel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 accelerates processor and graphics performance by increasing the operating frequency when operating below specification limits. The maximum frequency varies depending on workload, hardware, software, and overall system configuration.
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
See the World More Vividly\nIntel® Clear Video HD Technology delivers cleaner, sharper images, more natural, accurate, and vivid colors. View images as they were meant to be seen on devices featuring Intel® Core™ processors with Intel® Graphics Technology.
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology
Add a new dimension to your viewing experience. Now you can play games and watch your favorite 3D movies with Blu-ray Stereo 3D playback using passive or active shutter 3D glasses. InTru™ 3D technology by Intel in association with Dreamworks delivers it all in 1080p full high-definition resolution on your TV over HDMI 1.4.
Intel® Insider™
Experience a whole new level of premium HD entertainment with Intel® Insider™—available exclusively with 5th generation Intel® Core™ processors.
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Create, Edit, and Share Video in a Flash\nIntel® Quick Sync Video uses the dedicated media processing capabilities of Intel® Graphics Technology to make video encoding tasks—such as creating DVDs or Blu-ray discs, creating and editing 3D videos, converting 2D video files into 3D, and converting video for portable media players and social networking sites—faster and easier.
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Added Security with Faster Data Encryption\nThe Intel® Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI) enable fast and secure data encryption and decryption for better performance and less risk from timing and cache-based attacks than table-based software implementations. Intel AES-NI supports usages such as standard key lengths, standard modes of operation, and even some nonstandard or future variants.
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel 64
Execute Disable Bit
Idle States
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Processor package size
Processor code
Embedded options available
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Simplify Virtualization and Reduce Overheads\nIntel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT) helps make virtualization practical by eliminating performance overheads, reducing complexity, and improving security with hardware assistance. Virtualization allows multiple workloads to share a common set of resources so that a variety of workloads can co-locate while maintaining full isolation from each other.
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
Simplify Virtualization and Reduce Overheads\nIntel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT) helps make virtualization practical by eliminating performance overheads, reducing complexity, and improving security with hardware assistance. Virtualization allows multiple workloads to share a common set of resources so that a variety of workloads can co-locate while maintaining full isolation from each other.
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Processor ARK ID
Battery technology
The type of battery in the device, e.g. nickel–cadmium (NiCd).
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells
AC adapter power
90 W
AC adapter frequency
50/60 Hz
AC adapter input voltage
100 - 240 V
Power auto-sensing
Cable lock slot
Holes on the edge of devices through which a cable lock can be passed, so the device can be locked to a desk etc.
Operational conditions
Operating temperature (T-T)
The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely operated.
0 - 35 °C
Storage temperature (T-T)
The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely stored.
-20 - 60 °C
Operating relative humidity (H-H)
10 - 90%
Storage relative humidity (H-H)
5 - 65%
Operating altitude
-590.6 - 120000" (-15 - 3048 m)
Non-operating altitude
-590.6 - 480000" (-15 - 12192 m)
Energy Star certified
This indicates that the product is compliant with Energy Star, which is an international standard for energy-efficient consumer products.
Weight & dimensions
Weight *
Weight of the product without packaging (net weight). If possible, the net weight is given including standard accessories and supplies. Please note that sometimes the manufacturer leaves out the weight of accessories and/or supplies.
7.63 lbs (3.46 kg)
Width *
The measurement or extent of something from side to side.
15.6" (396 mm)
Depth *
The distance from the front to the back of something.
11.2" (285 mm)
The measurement of the product from head to foot or from base to top.
1.77" (45 mm)
Packaging data
Package width
The distance from one side of the packaging to the other.
18.9" (480 mm)
Package depth
The distance from the front to the back of the packaging.
6.69" (170 mm)
Package height
The distance from the top to the bottom of the packaging.
13.8" (350 mm)
Packaging content
AC adapter included
Handheld remote control
Component of an electronics device, most commonly a television set, DVD player and home theater systems originally used for operating the device wirelessly from a short line-of-sight distance.
Warranty card
Power cord included
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Testseek has collected 201 expert reviews for HP Pavilion dv7-1020ea and the average expert rating is 77 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
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The Pavilion dv7t is one of HPs "entertainment powerhouse" notebooks, just one step down from the ludicrously oversize 20-inch HDX. Beyond the 17-inch screen, and under the cool "liquid metal" exterior, lies Intels new Centrino 2 processor. The resul...
Good Searing speed, Sleek, futuristic "liquid metal" finish...
Bad Dull, dim screen, Lackluster inmovie audio...
Just a few months back we had the opportunity to review HPs Pavilion dv3000 and we were left quite impressed with both its build and performance. With the recent launch of the Intel Centrino 2 platform and the subsequent plethora of Centrino 2 based n...
HP gives the dv7-6b02eg two mass memory units right away so that the preinstalled Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit can really get into gear: A 160 GB SSD and a 500 GB HDD. The manufacturer has also thought of movie fans: The non-glare, Full HD screen (1920x10...
Good Nonglare Full HD screen with good rates, Mostly matt surfaces, High application performance, Great gaming performance, Graphics switching, Solid state drive, BluRay burner, Good looks, 2 USB 3.0 ports...
Bad High noise development during load, No eSATA, FireWire or ExpressCard, CPU throttling in the stress test, Somewhat spongy keyboard, High weight...
Bottom line HP Pavilion dv7-6b02eg HP sends an elegant, well-equipped and, to the largest extent, well-designed multimedia notebook into the race with the Pavilion dv7-6b02eg. €1300 looks like quite a lot at first glance, but there's a lot of hardware under the hood...
The HP Pavilion dv7-1050eg scores points by a modern looking and robust case. There is no reason to complain about the equipment, which includes a Blu-Ray drive and an HDMI out for connecting a TV or an external screen. However, considering this is a m...
Good Good speakers, Connectivity, Solid workmanship...
Bad Gliding properties of the touchpad, Not very quiet, Only GDDR2 video memory...
Bottom line The HP Pavilion dv7-1050eg scores points by a modern looking and robust case . There is no reason to complain about the equipment, which includes a Blu-Ray drive and an HDMI out for connecting a TV or an external screen. However, considering this is a mu...
Even in the past, many of the models from HP's Pavilion series have offered great hardware for a reasonable price. In fact, we just recently tested the dv7-6b02eg and it performed so well in our tests that we had to give it a spot in our Top 10 list of th...
Good Great program performance, Powerful graphics card, Sturdy aluminium case, Bluray optical drive, 2x USB 3.0, Good battery life...
Bad Weak display, Slight throttling, Few workmanship flaws, Somewhat loud under load...
Bottom line HP Pavilion dv7-6c07eg HP 's Pavilion dv7-6c07eg is a very attractive packet. For slightly more than 900 Euros , the user receives a potent 17 inch multimedia laptop which delivers high program and game performance - despite the fact that neither the Cor...
The HP Pavilion dv7-6b55dx ($699.99 list at Best Buy), a budget desktop replacement laptop, has a battery capable of lasting over nine hours and several wireless technologies working under its sleek aluminum body. Its Core i5 processor offered solid pe...
Good Core i5 processor offers solid performance, Over nine hours of battery life, Extensive wireless features like WiDi 2,0 and WiMAX 4G broadband, Fingerprint reader, Sleek aluminum chassis, Beats Audio software onboard, USB 3,0 ports...
Bad No backlit keyboard, Screen falls short of full 1080p HD, Bloatware...
Bottom line The HP Pavilion dv7-6b55dx is a solid desktop replacement laptop that adds enticing wireless features, like WiDi 2.0 and WiMAX 4G broadband, underneath its sleek aluminum chassis...
Why mess with success? Like the model that preceded it, the HP Pavilion dv7-6163cl is a well-designed and powerful 17.3-inch media center laptop that delivers big audio, a big battery, and a bigger-than-average two year warranty. An update to the Edito...
Good Strong quad-core performance, Switchable graphics provide strong 3D performance and help increased battery life, Sleek and strong aluminum chassis, Beats Audio delivers outstanding sound, Two-year warranty...
Bad The HP Pavilion dv7-6163cl supplies quad-core performance, switchable graphics, booming audio, and a sleek aluminum chassis at a fair price, making it the affordable media center laptop to beat...
Bottom line The HP Pavilion dv7-6163cl supplies quad-core performance, switchable graphics, booming audio, and a sleek aluminum chassis at a fair price, making it the affordable media center laptop to beat...
The processor is either a dual-core ( Core i5-2410M ) or a quad-core ( Core i7-2630QM or A6-3410MX ). The DDR3 RAM ranges from 4 GB up to a maximum of 8 GB, while the hard drive capacity ranges from 500 to 2000 GB. Film fans should definitely choose a ver...
Good Reasonable battery life, Graphics switching, Smart design, Classy case, Good performance, Fair price, 2x USB 3.0...
Bad Sound of the fan under stress, Rattling hard drive, Mediocre screen quality, Reflective screen, Awkward port layout...
Bottom line HP Pavilion dv7-6101eg To sum up the dv7-6101eg in a few words: lots of hardware for an attractive price. You get a fast dual-core processor ( Core i5-2410M ) along with a large hard drive (640 GB), and even a Blu-Ray drive (which burns CDs and DVDs). Bu...
The 17.3-inch home entertainment laptop seems to be HP's forte as the PC manufacturer has released yet another Editors' Choice-worthy device in this category. The HP Pavilion dv7-6143cl's ($999.99 list at Costco) inclusion of such future-proofing featu...
Good Great performance in 3D gaming, Switchable graphics helped boost battery life to over 9 hours, USB 3,0 and Bluetooth, WiDi, Sleek metallic design, Beats Audio emphasizes bass makes in-ear music and movies sound great...
Bad No Blu-ray, No True 1080p HD resolution...
Bottom line Those looking for a portable home entertainment solution need search no longer. The HP Pavilion dv7-6143cl is a media center laptop that provides multiple wired and wireless solutions to connect you and your living room to digital content—and it's...
Several months ago the HP dv7-4183cl ($999.99 list, 4 stars) took the role of Editors' Choice in the desktop replacement laptop category. Prior to that, it was the dv7-4083cl ($999.99 list, 4 stars). The HP Pavilion dv7-4283cl ($999.99 list, at Costco)...
Good Sexy metallic design. Big battery included. Close to 6 hours of battery life. Big, bright screen. Spacious, fast 640GB drive. Blu-ray drive included. Terrific speaker system. Fastest Core i5 available.
Bad Touchpad needs a makeover. Graphics performance was disappointing.
Bottom line The HP Pavilion dv7-4283cl desktop replacement laptop is fast as it is battery efficient...
Anytime a company updates a laptop with faster parts, without jacking up the price, it should be given its due recognition. It has been several months since the HP Pavilion dv7-4083cl ($999 list, 4 stars) was named the Editors' Choice in the desktop re...
Good Sexy metallic design. Even bigger battery now, which delivered 6 hours of battery life. Big, bright screen. Spacious, fast 500GB drive. Blu-ray drive included. Terrific speaker system.
Bad Touchpad needs a makeover.
Bottom line The HP Pavilion dv7-4183cl takes speeds and battery performance to new levels while leaving the price where it is...
There are several amenities that a laptop has to have before it can truly replace your aging desktop. A big screen, desktop-like performance, and cutting-edge features usually come to mind, and there's no better desktop replacement laptop that represen...
Good Blu-ray drive included. 500GB drive is spacious and fast. Sexy metallic design. Huge battery delivered almost 5 hours of battery life. Terrific speaker system. Big, bright screen.
Bad Touchpad needs a makeover. Not as light as its 15-inch counterparts.
Bottom line The HP Pavilion dv7-4083cl is a powerful, road-ready, Blu-ray-equipped desktop replacement laptop. Need I say more? Buy it nowManufacturer Check here for other Laptops by HP!HP Small Business Solutions:Call HP directly and ask about our 0% financing o...
When you see a laptop with a 17.3-inch widescreen, that's usually a tell-tale sign that it will stay fixed in one location and tethered to an outlet at all times, but the HP Pavilion dv7-4053cl ($829.99 list) is a desktop replacement laptop that ref...
Good Attractive metallic design. Lightweight for its size. Huge battery delivers over 7 hours of battery life. Quad core processor from AMD. Big, bright screen. 500GB drive is spacious and fast. Blu-ray drive included. Terrific speaker system.
Bad Flawed touchpad. Graphics chip is very weak for aspiring gamers.
Bottom line The HP Pavilion dv7-4053cl is a road-ready desktop replacement laptop, equipped with a huge battery and a Blu-ray drive...
The HP Pavilion dv7-4071nr ($1,029.98 list) media center laptop is great a combination of style and substance. Available at Staples, this system features a high-performing Intel Core i7 processor, 1GB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 graphics card, and a...
Good Quad-core Core i7 CPU. 1 GB discrete graphics card. Gorgeous design.
Bad Multi-touch touchpad issues. No backlit keyboard option. No Blu-ray.
Bottom line With its Core i7 CPU and big screen, the HP Pavilion dv7-4071nr media center laptop is large and in charge...
The HP Pavilion series of laptops are known for cool design and big beautiful screens. Now, with one of its latest iterations, the HP Pavilion dv7-3163cl-b ($799.99 list), they might be known for something else: a good bargain. If you are looking to...
Good Low Price. Bright widescreen. Bundled printer...
Bad Sub-Par gaming performance.
Bottom line The HP Pavilion dv7-3163cl-b, a solid, low-priced multimedia laptop that bundles in a printer, will keep the whole family entertained. But if you're a gamer, you're better off looking elsewhere...
Good Fast Performance From Core i7 Processor, 6GB Of DDR3 Memory, BluRay Compatible Drive...
Bad Display Can't Handle 1080p Video, Mediocre Graphics Processor...
With the vast majority of laptops on store shelves priced well below $1,000, it's almost startling to come across the HP Pavilion dv7-3080us. The huge, 17.3-inch laptop, available at Staples, carries a big price: $1,449 (list). It justifies its elev...
Good Intel Core i7 CPU and Nvidia graphics turn in screaming performance. Games, movies, and Windows 7 look stellar on the huge 17.3-inch display. Can read Blu-ray discs. Impressive audio for integrated speaker set. Decent battery life.
Bad Screen resolution falls short of 1080p. Glossy touchpad doesn't provide best feel.
Bottom line The HP Pavilion dv7-3080us is a quad-core, 17.3-inch multimedia dynamo that makes few if any compromises on its way to carrying a reasonable price...
Nothing on a notebook collects more smudgy fingerprints than its touchpad, so whoever specified a chrome touchpad for the HP Pavilion dv7 (2173cl) ($999 list) is guilty of sacrificing practicality for style. Other choices that went into this Costco...
Good Blu-ray and 16:9 display. First-class, full-sized keyboard and keypad. Slick MediaSmart software and miniature remote control.
Bad Suitable for games only at modest resolution and detail settings. Crapware.
Bottom line A Blu-ray drive makes the HP Pavilion dv7 (2173cl) desktop replacement laptop a good pick for movie and multimedia buffs...
It's not difficult to see how HP has become the world's biggest notebook and PC name, since it generally manufactures high quality, good-looking products that perform well. Today we're looking at what might well turn out to be another, the Pavilion dv7-10...
This stylish desktop replacement offers powerful graphics, great sound, and superb wireless performance.
Good Sleek new design, Comfortable keyboard, Powerful discrete graphics, Strong wireless performance, Powerful speakers...
Bad Collects fingerprints easily, TV tuner delivered weak reception...
Bottom line With its high-res 17-inch screen, built-in TV tuner, and Blu-ray drive, the HP Pavilion dv7 ($1,900 as tested) is particularly well suited for rigorous multimedia use. It offers a sleek design and strong performance, bringing a high-end computing exper...
HP Pavilion dv7-3180us WA718UA#ABA is a new 17.3" widescreen LED notebook from HP. It features the new Intel Core i7-720QM processor running at 1.6GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 2.8GHz. Other features include 6GB of DDR3 ram, a 640GB hard drive...
Bottom line If you want the latest in technology for gaming and multimedia apps, the Pavilion dv7-3180us makes a very good choice at a competitive price. It's has all the power you need for graphics-intensive applications, and can handle everyday apps with ease. I...
The HP Pavilion dv7-6195us measures 16.4 x 10.8 x 1.4-inches and weighs 6.7-pounds, which is quite large in physical size, but not heavier than other laptops of the same or even smaller size. Surprisingly, this model has quite a lightweight feel relat...
If you find yourself easily frustrated by laptops' displays and keyboards, most likely because they're too small (which they frequently are), there's an alternative available at Staples. The HP Pavilion dv7-6163us ($899.98 list) provides plenty of real...
Good Large screen, Outstanding battery life...
Bad Not good for gaming, Display resolution too small for 1080p, No USB 3,0 ports...
Bottom line With a roomy display and a good selection of hardware, the HP Pavilion dv7-6163us offers more than a typical mainstream system—but a full-blown (and full-powered) desktop replacement it is not...
The HP Pavilion dv7-6135dx ($829.99 list at Best Buy) laptop is sort of the kid brother to the Editors' Choice HP Pavilion dv7-6143cl ($999.99 list, 4 stars). It has plenty of the same impressive characteristics. Thanks to a smart mix of solid construc...
Good All-day battery life, Large 750GB hard drive, Dual-headphone jacks, Fast Intel Core i5-2410M processor, Beats audio and integrated subwoofer...
Bad No Blu-ray, Screen doesn't quite offer 1080p resolution, Could use a backlit keyboard, Bloatware...
Bottom line The HP Pavilion dv7-6135dx is a smart mix of solid construction, strong performance, and all-day battery life. You'd never guess it was half the price of some competing systems...
Though it bears a striking resemblance to the Editors' Choice HP Pavilion dv7-4183cl ($999.99 list, 4 stars), the HP Pavilion dv7-4272us ($869.98 list, at Staples) desktop replacement has a mix of characteristics that combine entertainment and daily fu...
Good Blu-ray, 720p display, and Beats Audio. ATI switchable graphics. 750GB hard drive. 7-hour battery life.
Bad Thick and heavy. Performance lags behind some of its peers.
Bottom line Combining the good looks of the Pavilion line with an AMD processor and discrete graphics card, the HP Pavilion dv7-4272us is a solid desktop replacement that offers plenty of entertainment options. Buy it nowCheck here for other Notebooks by HP!...
Anyone looking for a relatively inexpensive entertainment laptop is going to be thrilled with what the HP Pavilion dv7-4165dx ($779.99 list at Best Buy) has to offer. Not only does it have a big and bright 17.3-inch display and a great sounding speaker...
Good Over 7 hours of battery life. Big, bright display. Great sounding speakers. Blu-ray drive and 640GB hard drive included.
Bad Extended-life battery sends the weight up to nearly 7 pounds. Poor overall application performance.
Bottom line With over 7 hours of battery life, a large and bright display, great-sounding speakers, and a Blu-ray drive, the HP Pavilion dv7-4165dx is an excellent entertainment laptop. But poor overall application performance says this isn't the go-to laptop whe...
The HP Pavilion dv7-4171us ($929 list) is a well-built laptop that offers a blend of features for both work and play at an affordable price. With enough horsepower for most working professionals, a roomy keyboard, widescreen display, and Blu-ray capabi...
Good Sleek design. Blu-ray paired with great audio and a beautiful display. Great battery life.
Bad Limited gaming capability. Multi-touch is close to ready, but not quite.
Bottom line The HP Pavilion dv7-4171us is a solid desktop replacement that should hit the sweet spot of functionality and price that mainstream consumers are seeking. Buy it now...
The HP Pavilion dv7-3180us ($1,449.98 list) is a high-end, quad-core desktop replacement. At $1,449 (list), it's likely the highest priced laptop you'll encounter at your local Staples. The big price nets you powerful components, including the Intel...
Good Intel Core i7 CPU and Nvidia graphics. 17.3-inch screen is good for entertainment and productivity. Blu-ray drive. Impressive audio from 2.1 integrated speakers. Decent battery life for hulking desktop replacement.
Bad Core i5-based laptops are cheaper and offer competitive performance on many applications. Screen resolution falls short of 1080p. Glossy touchpad doesn't provide best feel. Only upgrade from last quarter's dv7 model is a meager bump to the hard dr...
Bottom line The HP Pavilion dv7-3180us is a high-end desktop replacement that scores points for its quad-core processing, GeForce graphics, and Blu-ray drive. It's an excellent all-around performer, but dual-core Core i5-based laptops are nipping at its heels...
The HP Pavilion dv7-2273cl, like the recent Pavilion dv7 models we have reviewed, is one of the best desktop replacements on the market with a well-designed chassis and stunning 17.3-inch display. But unlike its more affordable $800 HP Pavilion dv7-...
Good Attractive design. Beautiful and expansive 17.3-inch screen. Blu-ray drive included. Slick MediaSmart software and miniature remote control.
Bad Lots of bloatware. Lacks full HD display.
Bottom line A head turning desktop replacement, the HP Pavilion dv7-2273cl has a gorgeous display and packs a Blu-ray drive for under a grand...
The sleek black HP Pavilion dv7-2270us ($1,130 direct) is as much fun to look at as it is to use. The striking 17.3-inch, 16:9, HD screen screams: I'm here to entertain. But that statement is tempered a bit by the fact that like its predecessor, the...
Good Elegant design. Large HD (720p) screen.
Bad No Blu-ray player. Lots of HP bloatware.
Bottom line This capable, large-screen laptop can double as an entertainment system for watching movies (not Blu-ray) or streaming media, but you need a blazing fast gaming system you might want to look elsewhere...
Need a calculator to figure out whether a notebooks screen fits the newly fashionable 16:9 aspect ratio for high-def video and TV viewing? The HP Pavilion dv7-2170us ($1,099.98 list) makes it easy for you: The widebodys 17.3-inch display resolutio...
Good A handsome laptop (OK, tabletop) entertainment center. Hollywood-worthy screen. Brisk general-purpose performance. Cute remote control hides in ExpressCard slot.
Bad Blu-ray and a TV tuner would be welcome additions. Graphics not up for hardcore gaming. Small cursor-control keys (unless you use the numeric keypads). Ample crapware.
Bottom line For over a grand, we would have liked to have seen Blu-ray and/or ultra-fast gaming graphics, but the HP Pavilion dv7-2170us is a stylish slab thats surprisingly attractive anyway...
The HP Pavilion dv7 Quad Edition is HP's higher-end model in its dv7 series. It's undoubtedly a gorgeous machine, but in performance it doesn't quite measure up to other desktop replacement laptops. Still, it's lighter than most 17-inchers, and it has...
Good Attractive chassis, Lightweight for its category...
Bad Lowerthanaverage performance, The speakers disappoint...
Bottom line The HP Pavilion dv7 QE is undoubtedly an attractive machine, but it struggles to match other desktop replacements' performance scores. Images (click to enlarge) HP Pavilion dv7 QE: A Gorgeous Laptop That Falls Short in Performance HP Pavilion dv7...
The HP Pavilion dv7-6123cl ($999.99 at Costco) is a laptop that gives you Core i5 power and all-day unplugged computing, as well as cool extras that include a durable finish and better-than-average audio output. But it comes up short when it comes to f...
Good Sturdy aluminum finish, Beats Audio sound system, Long battery life, Two-year warranty...
Bad Integrated graphics, No Blu-ray drive, Relatively low-res screen, Limited wireless features...
Bottom line The HP Pavilion dv7-6123cl is a well-built desktop replacement that delivers very good battery life and comes with a generous two-year warranty, but skimps on features...
The HP Pavilion dv7-4263cl ($799 list), available at Costco, brings many features of a quality media center to a mid-range model, with a budget friendly price and a collection of decent parts. Though it lacks the higher-end features of a more expensive...
Good Triple-core processor. Discrete ATI graphics. Screen is well-suited to DVDs. Beats Audio and integrated subwoofer. Long battery life. Costco 2-year warranty and tech support comes free.
Bad No Blu-ray. Bloatware.
Bottom line Though it lacks the higher-end features of a more expensive media center laptop, the HP Pavilion dv7-4263cl gives shoppers a desktop replacement that delivers solid performance and components for a budget-friendly price...
If you're going to lug around a 7 pound, 17-inch desktop replacement laptop, it's not unreasonable to expect desktop-like features and performance from it. The HP Pavilion dv7-4153cl ($799.99 list) hits the mark in terms of features, but comes up short...
Good Stylish metal chassis. Great battery life. Blu-ray included. Two-year warranty.
Bad Sluggish performance. Fussy touchpad. Bloatware. Slow hard drive.
Bottom line With its sleek aluminum case and gorgeous 17-inch display, the HP Pavilion dv7-4153cl earns points for style, built-in Blu-ray drive, and battery life, but its overall performance is sluggish...
When you're looking for a multimedia laptop and only have $1,000 to spend you usually have to sacrifice something. If you want a large screen, you will have to sacrifice speed or processing power to stay under budget and vice-versa. The HP Pavilion...
Good Modest price. Big, bright widescreen. Good sound for a laptop. Plenty of inputs.
Bad No Blu-ray. Fingerprint magnet. No good for 3D gaming.
Bottom line The HP Pavilion dv7-3183cl maybe the low end of Hewlett Packard's Pavilion line of entertainment laptops, but it has most of the same features as it higher priced competitors...
Like all of the latest HP Pavilion notebooks, the HP Pavilion dv7-3063cl ($799.99 Costco) offers a visually stunning design, and this particular model, which also comes equipped with Windows 7 features an equally stunning 17.3-inch HD display. Howev...
Good Beautiful 17.3-inch display. Good selection of ports. Attractive HP ImPrint design. Two year warranty.
Bad So-so performance. No Blu-ray drive. Bloatware.
Bottom line The HP Pavilion dv7-3063cl is a striking desktop replacement laptop featuring a big, gorgeous display and a good sound system, but it stops well short of being a full blown multimedia powerhouse...
Good Quad Core Processor, Lots of Memory, Large Hard Drive...
Bad Could Use Bluray Drive, Display Falls Short of 1080p, Glossy Coating Easily Shows Fingerprints and Smudges...
Bottom line Jul 16 2009 - HP markets the Pavilion dv7-2180us as an entertainment laptop. This is certainly something that it is capable of but HP focused much more at general purpose performance. With the new quad core processor from Intel and 6GB of memory, this...
The HP Pavilion dv7-1451nr is the more affordable ($799.98) sibling of the dv7-2170us, which costs $300 more. Externally, you can tell the systems apart by the economy models more understated crosshatched, instead of artistically decorated, black l...
Good Comfortable, full-sized keyboard plus numeric keypad. Appealing MediaSmart multimedia software and mini remote control. Not-half-bad battery life.
Bad Molasses-class integrated graphics. Older 16:10 widescreen format. No FireWire port. Crapware.
Bottom line The older 17- as opposed to newer 17.3-inch incarnation of HPs desktop replacement offers fair value, but skimps on performance and luxuries...
Today we'll be looking at two portable computing devices from HP, the HP Pavilion dv7-3165dx and the HP Mini 210. The former is a laptop with a huge screen and a nice mix of features, while the latter is a netbook that offers some of the things the Pav...
Although the HP Pavilion dv7-3085dx is missing a few features for its high price, such as a Blu-ray drive and a full 1080p display, it is still a quality laptop. The large display is great for multimedia, and the Core i7 processor delivers...
Sum and Substance:Thumbs Up:Excellent hardware, fast processor, plenty of RAM, big screen.Thumbs Down:Lacks Blu-ray drive, big screen doesn’t have 1080p resolution, the notebook cannot take games with all the settings maximized.Inside the Trunk:Include...
Are you in the market for a new laptop that combines attractive design with great multimedia performance? Do you like to kick back and watch DVDs on your laptop while traveling or if you do not have a television or DVD player handy? If so, the HP Pavil...
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