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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

HP Pavilion Laptop

Recently, I had the fortunate opportunity from Staples to review one of their laptops for educational purposes, the HP Pavilion 17-E020US.  This was an exciting experience for me using equipment mainly from the Mac world and all their devices.

The HP Pavilion is a very solid piece of equipment and has some nice features that are beneficial to education.  I reviewed the 17" laptop which I feel is way to big for the education market.  Space is always an issue w/ schools and students need something that is light and easy to carry around. I feel that a smaller version would be more ideal.  However, the Pavilion has two unique features such as HP CoolSense and HP ProtectSmart which helps protect the computer bumps/shaking and keeping it cool.

Also, the Pavilion has a excellent built in camera which is fantastic for taking pictures or video and a great way for integrating technology into the curriculum.  There are some nice media that comes w/ the laptop such as HP Connected Photo & Music.

In working w/ the Pavilion I tried to compare it to other similar devices for education.  The Pavilion is a nice alternative for districts that can't afford the more expensive Macbook.  Also, Windows 8 while has a greater learning curve then Apple's iOS, is a solid operating system for touch screen devices.  Although, I will say this about Windows 8 it does make multi-tasking a whole lot easier.  It seems there are more customization features for Windows 8 then those for iOS.  However, that can be a good or bad thing depending on what you're looking to do.

Here are some more specs on the HP Pavilion...

  • Intel® Core® i3-3110M 2.40GHz 3MB L2 Cache Processor
  • 6GB DDR3 SDRAM
  • 750GB Hard Drive
  • 17.3" diagonal display
  • Windows 8
For more detailed information on the HP Pavilion click here.


Full disclosure: Staples.com provided me with these products for review. The thoughts and opinions expressed are strictly my own. Feel free to shop their entire line of laptops online.

2 comments:

  1. The specifications of HP Pavilion 17-E020US seems good and will definitely give a tough competition to other popular brands like Acer and Toshiba carrying similar features and price tag
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