Pros

  • Searing speed
  • Sleek, futuristic 'liquid metal' finish

Cons

  • Dull, dim screen
  • Lackluster in-movie audio

At A Glance

This heavy duty desktop replacement's performance wows, but falls a little short where you'd expect it to sing: multimedia.

Manufacturer’s Description

Designed to handle all your entertainment, Pavilion dv7t notebook is a cool alternative to a desktop PC. It features a "liquid metallic" finish, wider screen with 16:9 aspect ratio?perfect for HD viewing?plus powerful ATI graphics. Options include Blu-ray and built-in TV tuning.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.hp.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number VV421AV
Processor
Processor type Intel Core 2 Duo T9400
Processor speed 2530.0 MHz
Display
Display size 17.0 inches
Resolution 1680 x 1050 pixels
External Monitor Interface Discrete
Vertical Resolution 1050
Graphics
Graphics Type Discrete
Primary Graphics Chipset Nvidia GeForce 9600M GT
Storage
Drive size 400.0 GB
Floppy Drive No
Other storage
  • Express Card Slot
  • xD-Picture Card
  • SD Card
  • Memory Stick
General Information
UPC Code 884962547564
Battery
Battery Type Lithium ion
Standard Number of Batteries 1.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0
Ports and Connections
Firewire 1
Available Interfaces Infrared
Ethernet Type 10/100/1000 Mbps
Microphone input Yes
Headphone Jack Yes
Wireless connection 802.11 n
Bluetooth Yes
Slots
  • Express Card Slot
  • xD-Picture Card
  • SD Card
  • Memory Stick
PC Card Slots 1
Memory
Memory size 3072.0 MB
Memory type DDR2 SDRAM
Memory speed 800.0 MHz
Dimensions
Width 13.15 inches
Depth 9.33 inches
Height 1.54 inches
Weight 9.4 pounds
Weight with Accessories 9.4 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Storage Media
SD card Yes
Memory stick Memory Stick
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (32 bit)
Other Features
Docking Station Port Yes
Devices Power Cord
Input devices Touchpad
Hardware List Notebook
Pointing Device Touchpad

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 98.0
WorldBench 6 Rating Good
Battery
Battery Life 3:01:34 AM   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 278.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 350.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 229.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 401.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 350.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 616.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 221.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 464.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 216.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 62.45   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 55.39   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1680 by 1050 28.85   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 54.55   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 49.85   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1680 by 1050 25.75   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, High, 1680 by 1050 19.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, High, 1024 by 768 36.33   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, High, 800 by 600 48.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Normal, 1680 by 1050 20.23   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Normal, 1024 by 768 37.67   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Normal, 800 by 600 49.77   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 152.98   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 107.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Performance
World Bench 5 Multitasking 362.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0