HP Pavilion dv7-4170us


HP Pavilion dv7-4170usNotebook: HP Pavilion dv7-4170us (Pavilion dv7 Series)
Processor: AMD Phenom II X3 N850
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 3.7kg
Price: 800 euro
Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

Reviews for the HP Pavilion dv7-4170us

60% HP Pavilion dv7-4170us 17.3-inch Desktop Replacement Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English

HP's Pavilion dv7-4170us certainly succeeds on being an affordable 17-inch laptop but the system suffers a number of feature drops compared to the Intel version that its overall value is diminished. It still retains the same aluminum exterior and long battery life but it lacks the Blu-ray drive and graphics capabilities make it less useful for HD media or games.

Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/10/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%


ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470: Entry level DirectX 11 chip with GDDR5 support but only 80 shader cores. Supports Eyefinity (up to 4 monitors) and 8-ch HD audio over HDMI. Performance on par with the old GeForce 8600M GT.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

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

N850: Mobile 3-core laptop processor based on the desktop Athlon II X3.» 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.

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

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

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Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Sony Vaio VPCEC3S0E/WI
Core i5 460M
» Sony Vaio VPCEC490X
Core i3 380M
» Asus K72DR-Ty056V
Athlon II P320
Pentium P6100
» HP Pavilion dv7-4183cl
Core i5 460M
» Asus X72D
Phenom II X3 N830
» HP Pavilion dv7-4030ed
Core i5 450M
» HP Pavilion dv7-4055sf
Athlon II P320
» Acer Aspire 7551G-N834G32Mn
Phenom II X3 N830
» Asus K72JR-TY025V
Core i3 350M

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Toshiba Satellite L670-1F5
Core i3 370M, 2.8 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-EC4L1E
Core i3 380M, 3 kg
» Asus X72JR-TY044V
Core i3 350M, 3.1 kg
» Asus K72DR-A1
Phenom II X3 N830, 3.1 kg
» HP G72-a06SG
Core i3 350M, 3 kg
» Asus X72DR-TY078V
Phenom II X4 P920, 3 kg
» HP ProBook 4720s-WT237EA/WS912EA
Core i5 460M, 3.115 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCEC25FX/B
Core i3 350M, 3.2 kg
» Acer Aspire 7740G-334G50Mn
Core i3 330M, 3.2 kg
» Dell Inspiron 17R
Core i5 430M, 3.11 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-EC1M1E
Core i3 330M, 3.092 kg
» Acer Aspire 7740G-434G64Mn
Core i5 430M, 3.18 kg
» Acer Aspire 7740G-434G50BN
Core i5 430M, 3.2 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Samsung R538-DT01BG
Core i3 380M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-01-12 (Update: 2012-05-26)