HP Pavilion dv7-2185DX


HP Pavilion dv7-2185DXNotebook: HP Pavilion dv7-2185DX (Pavilion dv7 Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9000
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 3.4kg
Price: 1000 euro
Average Score: 71% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 70%, features: 70%, display: - % mobility: 80%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the HP Pavilion dv7-2185DX

71% HP Pavilion dv7-2185DX
Source: CNet English
Few manufacturers have the art of making upscale-looking 17-inch (and even 18-inch) multimedia laptops down to a science like HP does. The formula apparently works, as the basic look and feel of this line hasn't changed much in the past several rounds of updates, and the HP's multimedia Pavilions still share notable features such as Altec Lansing speakers, HDMI outputs, and touch-sensitive media control buttons, along with mirror-finish accents. HP makes excellent, slick multimedia machines, such as the Pavilion dv7-2185DX, but we'd still trade its quad-core CPU for a full HD 1080p display and Blu-ray.
71, Leistung 70, Ausstattung 70, Mobilität 80
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 71% performance: 70% features: 70% mobility: 80%


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.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

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

Intel Core 2 Quad: Mobile version of the desktop Quad Core processor. Due to low clock rates it is not recommended for most applications.


Slow clocked quad core CPU (4 cores) that suffers especially in many games from the low clock speed. Therefore, not suited for games and only for highly multi threaded applications.

» 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.

3.4 kg:

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 %

HP reviews

71%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-07-21 (Update: 2012-05-26)