HP Pavilion dv7-4071nr
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the HP Pavilion dv7-4071nr
Source: Tech Advisor Archive.org version
At £799 the HP Pavilion dv7 is a good all-rounder, fine for playing games and general home entertainment use. The AMD quad-core processor can’t keep up with recent Intel Core series chips in everyday tasks but may prove useful for multitaskers looking to run several heavyweight programs at once.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/23/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% features: 80% workmanship: 70%
Source: PC Mag Archive.org version
The HP Pavilion dv7-4071nr ($1,029.98 list) media center laptop is great a combination of style and substance. Available at Staples, this system features a high-performing Intel Core i7 processor, 1GB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 graphics card, and a spacious 500GB hard drive. Plus, its brand new brushed-aluminum design is pretty darn good looking. There are some issues with its multi-gesture touchpad, but otherwise this is a solid desktop replacement laptop.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/22/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650: Middle class DirectX 11 capable graphics card with a power consumption of about 15-20 Watt. Supports Eyevision (up to 6 monitors)
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.
720QM: The Core i7-720QM is the slowes Core i7 Quad Core in 2009 and clocks between 1.6 and 2.8 GHz (due to the Turbo Mode). Therefore, it combines the advantages of a slow quad core CPU with a fast single core one. Compared to the faster Core i7 mobile CPUs, the 720QM only features 6MB L3 Cache.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
17.30": This display size is a standard format for desktop replacements (DTR). The DTR laptops are heavier to carry, need more power, but texts are easy to read and high resolutions are no problem. DTR are mainly intended for stationary desk use, where weight and energy hunger don't matter. In return, you enjoy the advantages of high resolutions (more details, better legibility).» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Only a few laptops are in this weight class because the mobility is rather limited due to the high weight.
HP: Founded in 1939, the US company is a major server and printer manufacturer and one of the leading IT companies in the world. Until 2015, the company was called Hewlett-Packard Company. After a split, the computer division was renamed HP Inc.
In 2023, HP had an approximate market share of 22% of global PC sales, making it number 2 after Lenovo.
75%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.
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