We’re looking at the HP Pavilion dv7 Beats Edition, available at ‘Tech Zone’ laptop store at Unity Plaza, a 17.3in (HD screen) laptop that will hopefully tread the middle ground between the power and style of the former while managing some of the performance and value of the latter.
Our particular model sports a quad-core Core i7 processor and NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GT 650M Graphics with 2GB GDDR5 memory [HDMI, VGA], backed by 8GB of RAM and a whopping 1TB hard drive, a Blu-ray drive and of course Dr. Dre-certified Beats speakers, which affirm this Pavilion’s status as a multimedia powerhouse.
There is also the sole part that picks up fingerprints in any noticeable way. It’s not quite as pretty as a 17in Macbook Pro, but it definitely comes close, and we prefer its more rounded edges.
Overall though, the HP Pavilion dv7 Beats Edition feels as premium as it looks. Don’t be deceived by its sleek lines and tapering edges, however: the dv7 Beats Edition is a proper desktop replacement laptop with a profile that’s 3.6cm high and weighing in at over 3.4kg.
The front houses a memory card reader while the right side hosts two USB 2.0 ports and the tray-loading Blu-ray drive. Wireless is handled by Bluetooth and Wi-Fi N, with an HD webcam taking care of video-calling duties.
A search for a creativity-driven laptop is a search for a laptop that can handle pretty much everything you throw at it, and the HP Pavilion dv7 fits that description.
|Price as reviewed||Rs.220,000 with Windows 7 Home Premium|
|Processor||2.4GHz Intel Core i5-2430M|
|Memory||8GB, 1,333MHz DDR3|
|Chipset||Mobile Intel HM65 Express Chipset|
|Graphics||NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GT 650M Graphics with 2GB GDDR5 memory [HDMI, VGA]|
|Operating system||Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)|
|Dimensions (WD)||16.4×10.8 inches|
|Screen size (diagonal)||17.3 inches (HD screen)|
Available at Tech Zone, Unity Plaza. Contact number 0112553781