HP Pavilion dv7-2180us
SpecificationsNotebook: HP Pavilion dv7-2180us (Pavilion dv7 Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Extreme X9000
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 1100 euro
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)
Reviews for the HP Pavilion dv7-2180us
Source: Comp Reviews
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 system should have no problem dealing with multitasking or processor intensive tasks like video editing. The downside is that the system is not quite as entertainment focused as it only comes with a DVD burner and a display that doesn't quite reach 1080p high definition resolutions.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/16/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650: The Mobility HD 4650 is based on the Desktop 4650 architecture, but features a lower clock rate of memory and core. Depending on the core clock (450-550MHz possible) and the used memory (DDR2, DDR3, GDDR3 with 600-800 MHz possible) the mobile 4650 can show a different performance. The current consumption of the chip alone ranges from 15-25W. Features Avivo HD video features.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
Intel Core 2 Extreme: The fastest Core 2 Duo variants of Intel are called Core 2 Extreme. Technically, these processors are based on a Merom/Penryn (X9000) core like all other Core 2 Duo processors, too.
X9000: Fastest and most expensive mobile Core 2 CPU at the time of announcement with a higher power consumption of 44 W and 2.8 GHz core clock. Later the X9100 substituted the X9000 as fastest dual core.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
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 %
60%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.
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