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10-22-2011 11:17 AM
I currently own a Pavilion dv7t Quad Edition notebook PC and have had it since December 2009. Ever since the beginning, my dv7t has always gotten incredibly hot when playing the simple online game RuneScape, and, quite frankly, whenever I would do... anything. Now, however, it will not turn on past the Windows OS introduction 80% of the time and the wireless detector will rarely work. Instead of sending it in for a massive repair fee, I think I'll just buy a new laptop.
So my question is: Which laptop is better for playing Runescape, video editing with Sony Vegas Pro, and general web surfing, word processing, etc: The Pavilion dv7t or the Envy 17? Do you have any information on how hot they get? I would really appreciate all support.
10-22-2011 12:36 PM
Both the ENVY and the DV7tqe will be quite expensive when you configure them with the fastest processor, maximum memory and the fastest video card. It appears to be a toss up.
You can use the configurators to pick and chose your desired system components then perhaps decide based on price.
10-22-2011 01:24 PM
If they both are configured with the same hardware then the wattage (heat) consumption is going to be the same.
However, the ENVY can be equipped with 16GB of memory verses 8GB for the dv7t. If you are using a 64 bit application designed for HD video that can use that much memory effectively then the ENVY should be a better performer. Rendering video in memory is going to be faster than having to do I/O to the hard drive.
10-22-2011 01:42 PM
And what about the difference between the dv7t being a quad core processor and the ENVY only being dual core?
Why, when ENVY is advertised as being the superior laptop, does it have less cores than the dv7t, and how does that difference noticeably manifest itself to the user?
10-22-2011 01:50 PM
Is there as noticeable a difference in performance between the following processors as there is in their price?
10-22-2011 01:51 PM - edited 10-22-2011 01:55 PM
Check the configurator as both can be configured with the 2nd generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2820QM (2.3 GHz, 8MB L3 Cache) with Turbo Boost up to 3.4 GHz.
Split your monitor screen and put on model in each window and walk thru the configurators and pick chose your desired options noting the change in price.
10-22-2011 01:55 PM
right. But what I am asking is between the processors listed, how are they different? Are the more expencive ones remarkably faster, or is there some other difference?
10-22-2011 02:08 PM
OK. Try this Passmark link. Look under CPU benchmarks and under Video benchmarks.
You should be able to play with the numbers and the HP costs and make your own judgments on cost verses performance. For some cost is not an issue as performance is the only criteria and for others it's cost and then performance.