HP Pavilion DV7 is the name of the laptop we have tested. Although we did not have too much time for these tests we can certainly say two things; it surprised us how good it moves despite the 1.6 GHz processor and the screen seems very good although it is not Full High Definition. Despite the 17.3 inch screen and the 9 cell battery, the laptop is good for transport with only 3.5 Kg.
It is a system developed for multimedia even if it isn’t for gamers. The great performance is given by the quad core processor AMD Phenom P920 which even if it runs at 1.6 GHz, the i7 Core model plus Turbo Boost is offering a way bigger performance. The version with AMD is offering reduced power consumption and for our activities it was perfect. It has an optical unit and great sound thanks to the special designed speakers. The screen has 1600 x 900 pixels resolution and maybe that’s why the general impression is very good – over the classical 1376 x 800 pixels and closer to the user because personally we don’t feel comfortable with 1920 x 1080 or maybe the Windows interface is the problem.
The ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 graphics card which has 1 GB of dedicated memory can use 2.71 GB of memory including the RAM. The laptop has 4 GB of memory. One on top of another, the colors are great and the general experience leaves a good impression. The laptop has TV Tuner, the experience is complete so it’s one of the best laptops for home because it can be used as a TV. Probably the performance is over the average thanks to the hard drive with 7200 rpm.
We also liked about HP Pavilion DV7 the fact that it starts first with the system based on Linux which has no browser, e-mail client, Office applications; a thing that allows you to quickly solve your current problems without waiting for Windows. Still, for a complete experience, the Microsoft operating system is only one button press away and Windows 7 is loaded quick and works very fast.
The design of HP Pavilion DV7 is great, from the case, interior and exterior; how the screen and the keyboard blend and so on. The keys have a bigger distance between them so it will take some time to get used to writing.
For more information you can visit the HP Homepage.11