HP to launch 18.4" Core i7-equipped desktop replacement, Pavilion dv8

By Matthew · 7 replies
Oct 14, 2009
  1. HP has officially unveiled the new Pavilion dv8 Core i7-based desktop replacement. The notebook carries a massive 18.4" 1080p HD display, a 1.6GHz Intel Core i7, 4GB of DDR3 RAM (supports up to 8GB), an Nvidia GeForce GT 230M with 1GB of dedicated VRAM, dual 320GB 7200RPM HDDs, and a Lightscribe Blu-ray drive.

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  2. yukka

    yukka TechSpot Paladin Posts: 861   +67

    Is the 1.6ghz i7 a typo? Wouldn't want to replace my desktop with a 1.6 even if it does have 4 cores and 8 hyperthreaded
  3. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 5,332   +101

  4. mattfrompa

    mattfrompa TS Evangelist Posts: 553   +57

    Even with 1.6ghz, I have to think that the four cell battery is included just so you will have to spend more on a better one once you actually use it. Despite the cost I still am in favor of laptop screens breaking the 17'' barrier.
  5. looks good, but wont buy 1 in next half year, need to make sure it wont overheat, battery die, and what other bad things HP notebooks do
  6. Given HP's track record on its Core i7 desktops (random freezes, lockups, and blue screens of death that it has known about for several months but continues to fail to be able to fix), I will be avoiding these machines.
  7. yukka

    yukka TechSpot Paladin Posts: 861   +67

    Very strange, not a performance desktop replacement with a 1.6ghz. Interesting to see who buys these.
  8. Problem, there is no tuner! See http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/uk/en/ho/WF06b/321957-321957-3329744-64354-64354-4011373-4034202.html

    What you forget is that this core i7 works at 2.8 GHz when less than 2 cores are used! It is called something like the turbo boost mode I think.

    More, this spec costs £900 in the US! Basically, UK customers are ripped off big time by the crooks at the helm of HP UK!!!
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