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HP Pavilion dv7-6185us

Specifications

HP Pavilion dv7-6185us
HP Pavilion dv7-6185us (Pavilion dv7t Series)
Graphics adapter
Display
17.3 inch 16:9, 1600x900 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
3.4 kg ( = 119.93 oz / 7.5 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
900 Euro

 

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

Reviews for the HP Pavilion dv7-6185us

80% HP Pavilion dv7-6185us 17.3-inch Desktop Replacement Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
HP's Pavilion dv7-6185us is a serious alternative to the Envy series for those wanting high performance but not necessarily using it for gaming. The Intel Core i7 quad core processor and 6GB of memory allow it to handle even tough tasks such as desktop video. Storage is superb with a large hard drive, Blu-ray compatible drive and two USB 3.0 ports for expansion. HP has even moved back to a traditional trackpad from the poorly received unified version.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/13/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%

Comment

AMD Radeon HD 6490M: Entry to middle class graphics card based on the Seymore XT codename with support for fast GDDR5. The chip can be clocked at 700-750 with GDDR5 and 800 with slow DDR3. 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.
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.  
2630QM: Fast Quad-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
17.3":

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. 

Up to 2015, the company was named Hewlett Packard Company. After a split, the computer range was renamed to HP Inc.

In the laptop segment, HP was the world's largest manufacturer from 2014 to 2016 with a market share of 20-21% from 2014 to 2016, but they only exceed Lenovo by a small margin as of recently. HP is not present in the smartphone sector (as of 2016).


80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.
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Stefan Hinum, 2011-07-23 (Update: 2012-05-26)