HP Pavilion dv7 Beats Edition Laptop

HP Pavilion dv7 Beats Edition Laptop Price in the Philippines, Features, and Specs: The Pavilion dv7 Beats Edition is a desktop replacement from Sony. It features an amazingly large 17-inch display, and a hardware that is brimming over with power and speed. It costs a fortune though, but for something that comes tantalizingly close to the 17-inch MacBook Pro and for something that is guaranteed to last hours with its very impressive battery life, the price seems to be a good trade off. Besides, MacBook Pro is still more expensive.

Design-wise, the HP Pavilion dv7 Beats Edition has a stylish and relatively sleek design. It has a premium feel with its brushed aluminum covering, and although it does have the specs of being a desktop replacement, it manages to come off as slim. It has a profile of 3.6 cm and weighs a rather hefty 3.4 kg. There is none of the attention grabbing red and black color scheme of Beats; instead there is only the straight forward, rather conservative brushed aluminum body, and black glossy bezel. In effect, the device is not a fingerprint magnet except for the bezel. The HP logo sits on the lid and sports a white backlighting, something that the company only does for its premium models. In the inside, the LED is also found surrounding the touchpad as well as seen in small indicator units.

The form of the HP Pavilion dv7 Beats Edition is slightly rounded, and build-quality is overall good but there are some indications of flex and creak here and there. The Pavilion dv7 Beats Edition features a chiclet styled keyboard with an excellent layout and full-sized number pad. The keys are matte finished and thus feel nice under the fingers. They are well spaced and have a nice click. The keys though lack backlighting that would have been ideal for a laptop computer within its category. The touchpad on the other hand is large and has distinctive physical buttons. The touchpad is soft and very responsive, with the buttons having a crisp click and very well positioned.


Connectivity wise, the HP Pavilion dv7 Beats Edition lives up to its high-end consumer designation. The VGA connector and HDMI port are located on the left side as well as a Gigabit Ethernet port, two USB 3.0 ports, and three audio jacks for analog surround sound. On the right, there are two USB 2.0 ports, and a tray-loading Blu-ray drive, while on the front, there is a memory card reader. The device has Bluetooth and Wi-Fi N wireless connectivity.

The HP Pavilion dv7 Beats Edition features as 17.3-inch screen that has a 1,600 x 900 resolution, not the 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution that would have been compatible with the price. Still, some 17-inch laptops only have 1,366 x 769 pixel resolution so the Pavillion dv7 is still above average in terms of display. Colors are bright and crisp, and with the screen’s glossy finish and backlighting, images turn out to be well detailed. The screen type is TN and thus features excellent vertical viewing angles, but unfortunately, it doesn’t compete with its horizontal angles.

As the name implies, the HP Pavillion dv7 packs a Beats audio. It has a bit more punch than its Pavilion dm4-3000ea Beats Edition predecessor, with a good enough bass from the integrated subwoofer, as well as a respectable amount of volume. However, the Beats processing should always be turned on to achieve this quality, otherwise, there’s only a bland shallow sound. Disappointingly enough, it doesn’t come with a pair of Beats headphones.

In terms of hardware, HP Pavilion dv7 Beats Edition packs some heavyweight specs. It uses an Intel Core i7-2670QM CPU, which is a quad-core processor that can support up to eight virtual cores. The processor ordinarily runs at 2.2GHz but on Turbo mode, it can go as high as 3.1 GHz. In addition, it has an 8 GB worth of RAM, and a 1TB hard drive but no SSD. Unfortunately, the hard drive is only a 5,400rpm model, quite slow that translates to a slow boot up time and rather long application loading time. Graphics is handled by an AMD Radeon HD 6490M graphics chip with 1GB of RAM.

Overall, performance translates to a high-level laptop computer that’s ideal for high speed or high demand performance. The HP Pavilion dv7 Beats Edition can be used for regular office work, multitasking, multimedia, as well as HD video applications. It can even be used for professional video editing. Demanding games with high-level graphics can be well supported by the device.

HP Pavilion dv7 Beats Edition Laptop Price in the Philippines: Approximately Php 65,000.00

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