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HP Pavilion dv7-1451nr

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HP Pavilion dv7-1451nrNotebook: HP Pavilion dv7-1451nr (Pavilion dv7 Series)
Processor: AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM-82
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon HD 3200
Display: 17.0 inch, 16:10, 1440x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 3.5kg
Price: 650 euro
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Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

Reviews for the HP Pavilion dv7-1451nr

60% HP Pavilion dv7-1451nr
Source: PC Mag English
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 model's more understated crosshatched, instead of artistically decorated, black lid and its silver instead of black keyboard, numeric keypad, palm rest, and speaker surround, though they have the same smudge-magnet chrome touchpad. Performance-wise, the difference between the systems bears out the old adage, "You get what you pay for." The older 17- as opposed to newer 17.3-inch incarnation of HP's desktop replacement offers fair value, but skimps on performance and luxuries.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/06/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%

Comment

ATI Radeon HD 3200: Onboard (shared Memory) graphics chip (on RS780M chipset) based on the HD 2400 graphics core. It also features the UVD video engine to decode HD videos. Beware: Under Windows XP the HD 3200 may have no 2D accelleration because of a driver problem.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


AMD Turion X2 Ultra: The AMD Turion X2 Ultra is part of the Puma platform and a mixture of the old K9 core (form the Turion 64 X2) and some parts of the K10 architecture (memorycontroller, hypertransport, crossbar switch from the Phenom). Because of the increased L2 cache ("Ultra" CPUs) and the improved memory controller, the performance increased a bit. Still a similar clocked Core 2 Duo is noticably faster.


ZM-82:

Mixture out of two K8 based cores and K10 uncores (e.g. memory controller). Offers improved power saving functions compared to older Turion CPUs but still not as good and fast as a Core 2 Duo. 

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


17.0": Meanwhile the 17 inch display size is a more frequently offered standard format for desktop-replacements. The DTR-laptops can't be carried easily, need much energy but on the other side texts can be read easily and high resolutions are no problem. DTR mainly are intended for stationary usage on desks, where the weight and the energy need are unimportant.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


3.5 kg: This laptop is heavy below average, compared with the average of notebooks. Therefore especially desktop replacements fit in this class of weight.


HP: The Hewlett-Packard Company, founded 1935, commonly referred to as HP, is a technology corporation headquartered in California, United States. HP specializes in developing and manufacturing computing, storage, and networking hardware, software and services. Major product lines include personal computing devices, enterprise servers, related storage devices, as well as a diverse range of printers and other imaging products. Other product lines, including electronic test equipment and systems, medical electronic equipment, solid state components and instrumentation for chemical analysis. HP posted US $91.7 billion in annual revenue in 2006, making it the world's largest technology vendor in terms of sales. In 2007 the revenue was $104 billion, making HP the first IT company in history to report revenues exceeding $100 billion. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

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60%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.


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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-08-20 (Update: 2012-05-26)