Hewlett-Packard/HP launched its HP Pavilion DV7-3180EF that is a versatile multimedia laptop oriented 17.3 inches format under Intel Calpella platform with a storage space of 1280 GB, a Core i7 processor and a Blu-Ray for price less than 1,200 euros.
The Integrated Office Works is installed as a result HP MediaSmart without forgetting the reader / DVD burning, photo editing and video / Cyberlink DVD Suite. HP Pavilion DV7-3180EF features an original design and rather sober style with HP Imprint finish with Moonlight his reasons for gray wavy lines on white background. The keyboard is a classic model with a numeric keypad and touchpad, eccentric to the left, and sporting a silver color, comes with two buttons and has a scroll zone and a deactivation button.
The optical unit is present on the right, the audio ports in front and most of the connector is positioned on the left side. The HP Pavilion DV7-3180EF provides equipment / price ratio in the average in its class. Through its Core i7-720QM performance with 4 GB of RAM fully supported by the 64-bit system, this notebook is comfortable in all situations or almost. In this regard, the Quad Core really shows its potential in applications taking advantage of multi-heart.
Another good point of HP Pavilion DV7-3180EF also towards the total disk space of 1280 GB (1.28 TB) very important, enough to store many different files. The connection is provided it with the notable presence of Firewire ports and e-SATA, and the fingerprint reader allows easy access and secure. The presence of a Blu-Ray gives guidance multimedia. Unfortunately, to enjoy media in High Definition, it will be necessary to use an external display Full HD via HDMI.
Specifications of HP Pavilion DV7-3180EF
Screen 17.3” WXGA + LED Backlight BrightView (1600 × 900)
Processor Intel Core i7-720QM (1.6 GHz)
RAM Installed (Max) 4GB DDR3 1066MHz (8GB), 2 slots
Storage Space 2 SATA drives of 640 GB at 5400 rpm
Graphics Card Nvidia Geforce GT 230M 1GB DDR3 dedicated TurboCache up to 2.8 GB
Optical Drive Blu-Ray/Graveur DVD Combo Drive
Audio System 2 Speakers Altec Lansing SRS Premium and a subwoofer
Webcam VGA micro
Network Wi-Fi a / g / n + Gigabit Ethernet
Card Reader 5 in 1
Output (s) video HDMI, VGA
Fingerprint Reader Yes
Input (s) / Output (s) Headset (x2), Microphone, Infrared
ExpressCard Yes, ExpressCard54
USB 4 USB 2.0 including 1 e-SATA combo
Operating System 7 Windows Home Premium 64 bit
Battery Li-Ion 8-cell
Autonomy announced –
Dimensions (mm) 412.6 x 277 x 35-43.2
Weight 3.52 Kg
Warranty 1 year
Other Keypad, remote control supplied
HP Pavilion DV7-3180EF displays indeed a 16:9 format well suited to multimedia but its vertical resolution is less than Full HD. Nevertheless, the vertical resolution is correct in the context of use office / surfing on the Internet. Another factor which also disappoint more than one, the dedicated graphics card. He is a previous-generation model and not a new Geforce 300m.
Moreover, these performances are pretty average. They still enough to run games too resource intensive 3D. Under the securities most applicants, it will be necessary once the lower levels of detail and / or resolution. The HP Pavilion dv7-3180ef is therefore aimed at those looking for a versatile laptop with a Quad Core performance and a lot of storage space.