The HP Pavilion DV9700 entertainment notebook PC refers to a series of laptop computers that Hewlett-Packard Co. released in 2007. All of these laptops share the same basic features, which include backlit control panels, touch-sensitive media control buttons, 17-inch display screens and glossy exterior casings. HP designed Pavilion DV9700 computers for use with the Windows Vista Home Premium operating system.
Computers in the HP Pavilion DV9700 series are approximately 11.22 inches long by 15.59 inches wide by between 1.24 and 1.65 inches thick. Depending on the model, an HP Pavilion DV9700 can weigh 7.7 or 7.8lbs.
Depending on the specific model, an HP Pavilion DV9700 relies on either an Intel Core 2 Duo processor or an AMD Turion 64 X2 Dual-Core Mobile Technology processor. Both processors feature dual-core technology, which means they utilise two distinct processing centres, or cores, for interpreting and executing computer instructions.
Level 2 Cache
The HP Pavilion DV9700 computers that use Intel processors have 2MB of shared Level 2 cache space. In comparison, the HP Pavilion DV9700s with AMD Turion processors provide two separate Level 2 caches, each of which provides 512KB of space for a total L2 cache size of 1MB. An L2 cache is a high-speed storage component that supplies CPUs with frequently-accessed data, boosting CPU performance. While a shared L2 cache can allow a single core to utilise all of a CPU's cache storage space, separate caches divide storage evenly between dual cores.
Hard Disk Drive
A hard disk drive is a computer's most integral component for providing permanent data storage. All computers in the HP Pavilion DV9700 series rely Serial Advanced Technology Attachment, or SATA, hard disk drives, which are hard disk drives that connect to motherboards using serial signalling. In addition, all Pavilion DV9700 hard disk drives have speeds of 5,400rpm. Depending on the specific model, a Pavilion DV9700 hard disk drive can provide 250GB, 280GB or 320GB of storage.
HP Pavilion DV9700 computers come standard with either 2,048MB or 3,072MB of system memory. Unlike hard disk drive storage, system memory holds temporary data and can only retain that data while a computer is on. Specifically, Pavilion DV9700s use DDR2 RAM, which can transfer data twice as fast as traditional system memory.
The HP Pavilion DV9700 has a display screen size of 17 inches, as measured along the screen's diagonal. The computer's screen utilises Wide extended Graphics Array technology, which allows the screen to achieve a display resolution of 1,440 pixels by 900 pixels. This gives the Pavilion DV9700's screen a total pixel count of 1.296 million.
For providing internal audio, the The HP Pavilion DV9700 relies on 16-bit integrated, 3D Sound Blaster Pro compatible sound. The computer outputs audio using Altec Lansing speakers. For providing video, Pavilion DV9700 computers -- depending on the specific model -- can use NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS, NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS or NVIDIA GeForce Go 7150M video adaptors.
All HP Pavilion DV9700 computer models allow for wireless networking. However, specific network interfaces vary from model to model and can include integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN, integrated 10/100BASE-T Ethernet LAN or Intel PRO/Wireless 4965AGN network connection and Bluetooth.
Ports and Slots
The HP Pavilion DV9700 provides one HDMI port, one VGA port, one notebook expansion port, one IEEE 1394 FireWire port, one consumer IR port, one RJ-11 modem port, one RJ-45 LAN port, one S-video TV-out port, one microphone input port, two headphone output ports and four USB 2.0 ports. The computer has one expansion slot -- an ExpressCard/54 slot, which also supports ExpressCard/34.