Pros

  • Lightweight for its category
  • Attractive chassis

Cons

  • Lower-than-average performance
  • The speakers disappoint

At A Glance

The HP Pavilion dv7 QE is undoubtedly an attractive machine, but it struggles to match other desktop replacements' performance scores.

Manufacturer’s Description

HP Pavilion dv7t Quad Edition Entertainment PC with 2nd generation Intel(R) Quad Core(TM) i7-2820QM (2.3 GHz, 8MB L3 Cache) w/Turbo Boost up to 3.4 GHz; 2TB 5400RPM Dual Hard Drive (1TB x 2) with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection; 16GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm); Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit; dark umber. Providing an exceptional experience on a bigger screen, our 17.3 (diagonal) dv7t Quad Edition features second generation Intel Core processors and Radeon HD graphics with GDDR5 ultra-fast memory.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.hp.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number LM726AV1657971
Processor
Processor type Intel Core i7
Processor speed 2000.0 MHz
Cache size 6.0 KB
Processor count 4
Display
Display size 17.3 inches
Display type Glossy LCD with LED Backlight
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Storage
Drives included 2.0
Drive size 660.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 7200.0 RPM
Other storage
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
Drive type
  • Hard Disk Drive
  • Solid-State Drive
General Information
UPC Code 886111860593
Ports and Connections
SDHC Card or Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) 1.0
SD/MMC Card 1.0
MultiMedia Card (MMC) or MultiMediaCard (MMC) Yes
Ethernet Type 10/100/1000 Mbps
Wireless connection 802.11 n/b/g
Video Interfaces
  • HDMI
  • VGA
Slots
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
Memory
Memory size 8000.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1333.0 MHz
Memory max 16.0 GB
Dimensions
Width 16.4 inches
Depth 10.7 inches
Height 1.5 inches
Weight 7.0 pounds
Weight with Accessories 8.7 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Included Software CyberLink: DVD Suite, PowerDVD 10, YouCam; Roxio Now
Other Features
Docking Station Port No
Devices
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam
Input devices
  • Keyboard
  • Touchpad (multitouch)

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 134.0
Battery
Battery Life 4:19   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 224.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 340.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 180.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 290.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 310.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 244.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 172.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 211.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 175.0   seconds (lower is better)
Power Usage
Idle power usage 19.1   Watts
Sleep power usage 0.5   Watt hours
Off power usage 0.0   Watt hours
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 189.54   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 170.25   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 122.84   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 118.78   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 800x600 62.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1024x768 50.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 800x600 102.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 87.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 800x600 62.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1024x768 52.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 800x600 127.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 113.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 252.0