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HP Pavilion dv7-3170eg

Specifications

HP Pavilion dv7-3170egNotebook: HP Pavilion dv7-3170eg (Pavilion dv7 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 520M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 230M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 3.6kg
Price: 1000 euro
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Average Score: 90% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 80%, features: 60%, display: 30% mobility: 90%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: 70%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the HP Pavilion dv7-3170eg

90% HP Pavilion dv7-3170eg
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/26/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 60% display: 30% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 70%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce GT 230M: The GeForce GT 230M features 48 shader cores as the 9700M GTS but only a 64 bit memory bus. Because of the 40nm process the power consumption is in the region of the GT 130M.

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.


520M:

The Core i5-520M has only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-640M) and clocks between 2.4-2.93 GHz (Turbo Mode). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD 3150) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

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


17.3": 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.


3.6 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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90%: There do not exist many models, which are rated better. The most ratings get ratings, which are a bit worse.


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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-02-18 (Update: 2012-05-26)