Overview notebook Hewlett-Packard Pavilion dv7-3010er
Hewlett-Packard along with other manufacturers began to market its first notebooks based on high-performance mobile processors Intel Core i7, architectural features and capabilities are described in more detail in the report «Premiere mobile Intel Core i7 processors in Ukraine «. One of the series that use the new platform became HP Pavilion, laptops which have advanced multimedia capabilities and are perfectly suited to your home entertainment center. In this review we will look at the laptop HP Pavilion dv7-3010er.
the HP Pavilion dv7-3010er built on the latest chipset Intel PM55 Express in conjunction with Quad core processor Intel Core i7-720QM. based on the Nehalem microarchitecture. Working CPU frequency in nominal mode 1600 MHz. The system bus DMI, which came to replace the FSB, running at a speed of 2.5 GT/s, which corresponds to a bandwidth of 10 GB/s Volume cache of the third level is 6 MB and the cache memory of the second level with a volume of 256 KB is allocated to each core. It is worth saying that one of the main features of the Nehalem architecture is the Intel Turbo Boost technology, which regulates the processor speed and the number of active cores depending on the load. The maximum increase in the frequency in turbo mode one core for the processor will be 2800 MHz, which should significantly speed up is not optimized for multithreading applications. Maximum CPU power consumption does not exceed 45 watts. The presence of Intel Hyper-Threading enables the processor to work simultaneously with up to eight streams of information. It is also worth mentioning the existence of technologies such as Intel VT, Execute Disable Bit, Enhanced Intel SpeedStep technology, Enhanced Halt State (C1E), Intel 64, Intel Trusted Execution.
in Addition, the processor supports the use of DDR3-1066/1333 dual-channel mode with maximum capacity up to 8GB. At the same time with the video card now, the CPU communicates directly, without the mediation of a chip that is supposed to rid your system of bottlenecks.
the Chipset, designed for next-generation processors based on the «set» chipset Intel PM55 Express, which provides several new features and benefits. Among them is the support of a built-IN Ignition for the Intel Management Engine, which allows you to control the clock frequency and temperature, as well as the Intel Matrix Storage 8.9, which provides high system performance and provides advanced power management features and efficient data protection for data storage subsystems. And to maintain internal devices and peripherals, in addition to the built-in processor 16 PCI Express 2.0 lanes with the new internal hub PCI Express 2.0, used another 8 PCI Express 2.0 with support for up to 8 PCIe devices. The chipset provides support for 14 USB 2.0 ports and 6 SATA ports with the ability to create RAID levels 0/1/5/10. However, HP Pavilion dv7-3010er, as in most other laptops are not all these opportunities to work with internal devices, storage devices and peripherals.
For processing graphics applications use a discrete video card NVIDIA GeForce GT 230M with the amount of allocated memory 1024 MB and a 128-bit interface to access it. The video card has full support for DirectX 10.1 and Shader Model 4.1, so you can see all the graphical effects in the new games. In addition, this GPU supports NVIDIA CUDA, NVIDIA PureVideo HD and NVIDIA HybridPower.
Supply of laptop HP Pavilion dv7-3010er is carried out in a fairly simple cardboard box large size. With one hand you can see the characteristic pattern of the laptop and the manufacturer’s logo with the name of the series, and on the opposite side — the company’s slogan «The Computer is Personal Again», translated into several languages. On the sides, as usual, you can find a brief technical description of the laptop. To facilitate the transportation of a special pen, which is very appropriate here, because the box is quite heavy.
In the box, apart from the laptop, we found:
- package documentation;
- remote control;
- cloth for cleaning;
- power supply
- cable to connect the power supply to the mains (220 V;
- Li-Ion battery.
Documentation consists of:
- a booklet with basic information about the laptop;
- the illustrated liner with quick installation laptop;
- liner with information about the application package Windows Live;
- liner with information on warranties and technical support;
- insert the list of service centres;
- liner with information about how to use Microsoft software;
- license agreement.
appearance and ergonomics
the appearance of the laptop HP Pavilion dv7-3010er very interesting and well developed. It can be called strict, though he made almost entirely in black (the company called HP Imprint — Espresso), except as marked on the pattern, made from a combination of white and grey. In addition, the sides applied with a wide metal edging, turning into a narrow on the front side. Also worth noting and using a glossy coating that gives a special elegance to the laptop, but requires constant care for her.
laptop Lid to the base is attached to only one, but very wide and very tight loop, it provides good fixing of the position of the cover, but requires significant effort to expand the laptop. Inside the laptop you can see the same pattern as on the cover, full-size keyboard with a separate numeric block, «mirror» of the touchpad, as well as several naklejek.
the Left part of the front side is occupied by a block of indicators display information about the power status and battery charge, and the activity of the hard disk. In the right part there are three connectors mini-jack (microphone input and two line-out). Next to them is an infrared sensor that receives signals from the remote control.
on the right side, in addition to the optical drive, there are two USB 2.0 port, power connector DC-in indicator. There is also a lock Kensington to protect laptop from hackers and two seats, one for the RJ11 connector, and the second for TV antenna (assuming that the laptop has a TV tuner).
On the left side is the bulk of communication interfaces: VGA port for connecting an external display or projector, expansion port for connection to the docking station, the network connector RJ45, HDMI port, eSATA port/USB, USB 2.0 port and IEEE 1394 port. Next to them is a multi-format card reader, and ExpressCard slot.
On the back on the right side you can see the vent.
On the bottom of the laptop is located nine small ventilation holes, a pair of locating important information, as well as two open compartment that provides access to the «stuffing» of the laptop, and the battery compartment, equipped with only a spring retainer. Here you can see the built-in subwoofer.
Matrix, input devices, web-camera
the HP Pavilion dv7-3010er has a widescreen led 17,1-inch HD LCD display with sales support technology to improve image quality BrightView, which implies a glossy coating that prevents fading pictures in the sun, but also prone to the appearance of characteristic glare. Native display resolution is 1600 x 900 pixels (WXGA ), corresponding to the «theatrical» aspect ratio 16:9. The quality of displayed image is at a sufficiently high level, which undoubtedly contributes to good colors and good brightness and contrast. The viewing angles are also quite high, both horizontally and vertically.
On the edge above the display are fixed module 0.3-megapixel webcam HP Pavilion VGA. On both sides of the module is a pair of built-in microphones, providing high quality audio, but near the module is the activity indicator.
the Keyboard is installed in the laptop HP Pavilion dv7-3010er full size with the audience a separate digital unit, which, no doubt, can appeal to many users. It has good ergonomics, in particular, comfortable and well-spaced keys with a slight concavity to the center and quite soft, quiet way. The drawing of the characters is quite good, soK. Latin and Cyrillic differ due to the use of different fonts, although for drawing characters and use only white color. Functional symbols taken in frames and also have white markings. You may also notice several indicators located near Caps Lock and Num Lock.
Above the keyboard is a block additional keys, and left the place by the power button of the laptop, equipped with a white light.
the Rest of the occupy touch keys to enable/disable the sound, adjust the volume, control the media player (previous track/rewind, play/pause, next track/fast forward, stop, play), as well as enable/disable wireless modules Wi-Fi and/or Bluetooth.
In the laptop is quite good and unusual touchpad looks like a small mirror, thanks to applied hromirovannaya the floor. Otherwise it is quite common and has good sensitivity, and the vertical scroll bar. Below are two separate keys that are standard actions. They are also chrome-plated. Over the touchpad, you can see the key switch and the corresponding indicator.
the HP Pavilion dv7-3010er equipped with high-quality acoustics, consisting of two Altec Lansing speakers located above the keyboard under the mesh, and a subwoofer, the HP Triple Bass Reflex Subwoofer, which is located on the bottom. The location of the speakers is commendable, because it is in this position the reproduced sound is directed toward the user. The sound, by the way, has a sufficiently high quality, it is busy and loud enough, it also felt good and low frequencies. Although, in any case, you can always connect an external higher quality sound system or good headphones.
power supply and battery
the power to the laptop from the mains using the power adapter HP PA-1121-42HN (120 watt, 18.5 In, 6,5). For offline use 8-cell Li-ion battery HP HSTNN-IB75 (4400 mAh 14.4 V, 73 WHr), which is also produced in the bowels of HP.
Built-in test Suite on Windows 7 evaluates the «stuffing» laptop 5.8 points. This is quite a good result.
For comparison of results HP laptop Pavilion dv7-3010er obtained using several popular test packages were chosen such competitors:
ASUS M50Vn (Intel PM45, Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 @ 2400 MHz, NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GT 1024 MB, 2x 2 GB DDR2-800, Hitachi HTS543232L9A300 (320 GB, 5400 RPM, SATA-II));
Acer Aspire 8920G (Intel PM965, Intel Core 2 Duo T8300, 2400 MHz, NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GS 512 MB, 2 x 2048 MB DDR2-667, WDC WD3200BEVT-22ZCT0 (320 GB, 5400 RPM, SATA-II));
ASUS G1Sn (Intel PM965, Intel Core 2 Duo T7200 @ 2000 MHz, NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GS 512 MB, 1024 1024 MB DDR2-667, WDC WD3200BEVT-22ZCT0 (320 GB, 5400 RPM, SATA-II)).
As expected, the HP Pavilion dv7-3010er shows a really high level of performance, primarily due to Quad-core Intel Core i7-720QM, computing capacity, which without problems allow you to handle almost any kind of information of varying complexity. Together with the presence of a large amount of RAM and a powerful video card laptop will easily allow you to play modern computer games.
When using HD Tune we got a complete characterization of the disk subsystem of the notebook, which is based on two hard drives Hitachi HTS723232L9A360 with a capacity of 320 GB and a rotational speed of 7200 rpm
To work with optical media used drive HP CDDVDW TS-L633M able to easily read and write information on all types of CD and DVD.
to determine how well this optical drive to cope with the correction of errors in the different cases were used:
Old CD badly scratched the surface
Quite badly scratched DVD
double-layer DVD drive with defective second layer
Heat and noise
the Ventilation of the laptop HP Pavilion dv7-3010er pretty well thought out, on the bottom you can see a sufficient number of ventilation holes located on the main components. During prolonged intense stress, the average temperature of the «stuffing» of the laptop is 80 degrees Celsius, that is not enough, and even can be felt on the body. BUT, at the same time, set the fan runs quietly enough, and it is almost unheard of.
using the Battery Eater we measured the battery life of the laptop. Measurements took place in several modes:
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