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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
  • 750GB Hard Drive
  • 17.3" diagonal display
  • Windows 8
For more detailed information on the HP Pavilion click here.

Full disclosure: 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.


  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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