Get the ultimate entertainment center that tucks under your arm!Mobile entertainment power starts with awesome Beats Audio, a built-in subwoofer and quad speakers. The rear pair tilt forward to kick sound right at you! Exclusive built-in HP CoolSense technology can help keep you comfortable automatically when lounging around the house. And a built-in HD webcam helps you look your best when video chatting online-even with lights turned low. HP SimplePass fingerprint reader: Just swipe a finger and you're in. Remembers passwords for you! Enjoy a brilliant HD display and a whopping hard drive to store all your media. Transfer movies fast with USB 3.0 speed. Demand higher quality entertainment power and advanced features. Get them with famed HP reliability in the HP Pavilion dv7 notebook.
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OPERATING SYSTEMGenuine Microsoft Windows 7 home Premium with Service Pack 1 (64-bit)
PROCESSORVISION A8 Technology from AMD with AMD Quad-Core A8-3500M Accelerated Processor
PROCESSOR CACHE4MB L2 Cache
MEMORY6GB DDR3 System Memory (2 DIMM)Maximum supported = 8GB
ACCESSIBLE MEMORY SLOTS2
VIDEO GRAPHICSAMD Radeon HD 6750M switchable graphics with 1024MB GDDR5 and up to 4085 total graphics memory
HARD DRIVE640GB (5400RPM) Hard Drive (SATA) with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
FINISH AND FEATURESBrushed aluminum in steel grayHP TrueVision HD Webcam with integrated digital microphoneHP SimplePass with integrated fingerprint reader
MULTIMEDIA DRIVESuperMulti DVD Burner
DISPLAY17.3" diagonal High Definition+ HP BrightView LED Display (1600 x 900)
NETWORK CARD Integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 connector)
WIRELESS OPTIONWireless LAN 802.11b/g/n WLAN
DIGITAL MEDIADigital Media Card Reader for Secure Digital and Multimedia cards
AUDIOBeats Audio with the HP Triple Bass Reflex Subwoofer
KEYBOARDFull-Size Island-Style Keyboard with Integrated Numeric Keypad
POINTING DEVICETouchpad supporting Multi-Touch gestures. With LED border accent light and On/Off button.
EXTERNAL NOTEBOOK PORTS- 2 SuperSpeed USB 3.0- 2 Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0- 1 HDMI- 1 VGA (15-pin)- 1 RJ -45 (LAN)- 2 Headphone-out- 1 Microphone-in
DIMENSIONS16.38" (L) x 10.83" (W) x 1.24" (min H)/ 1.42" (max H)
SECURITYKensington MicroSaver lock slotPower-on passwordAccepts 3rd party security lock devices
POWER120W AC Adapter9-Cell 100WHr Lithium-Ion Battery
BATTERY LIFEUp to 10 hours and 30 minutes
WARRANTY AND SUPPORT1-Year Limited Hardware Warranty with Toll-Free Support (NA)1-Year Free Hardware Technical Support30-Days Free Limited Software Support with 1-Year (from date of purchase) with Product Registration.
SECURITY AND SUPPORT- Free 60-day Norton Internet Security 2011 Subscription- HP Support Assistant- HP Power Manager- HP Setup Manager- HP Recovery Manager- HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection (HP 3D DriveGuard)- HP SimplePass with One-Time Password (fingerprint reader)- HP CoolSense- LoJack Theft Protection (Link In Start Menu)
PRODUCTIVITY AND FINANCEMicrosoft Office 2010 preloaded (purchase of a Product Key required to activate a full Office 2010 suite)Windows Live Essentials 2011:- Windows Live Mail- Windows Live Messenger- Windows Live Photo Gallery- Windows Live Movie Maker- Windows Live Writer- Windows Live MeshAdobe ReaderAdobe ShockwaveAdobe Flash PlayerMicrosoft SilverlightSun Java
MULTIMEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT- Beats Audio- Cyberlink PowerDVD- Cyberlink YouCam BE (webcam)- HP Music Store powered by Rhapsody- HP Movie Store powered by RoxioNow- Snapfish Picture Mover- eBay (Link on desktop)- Skype- - HP Games powered by WildTangent: includes 5 free games valued at $100 MSRP.- Blio eReader application with full color: includes 4 free digital books valued at $75 MSRP.
INTERNET SOLUTIONS- Internet Explorer 9- HP Connection Manager- Bing Bar
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A very good laptop in general.
from Brooklyn, NY
Comments about Hewlett Packard Pavilion 17.3" DV7-6165US Entertainment Notebook PC - AMD Quad-Core A8-3500M:
I like the overall look of the laptop with exception to the placement of the status (HD access, power) LEDs. Those LEDs are on the side of the chassis making them almost useless as they're not visible when using the laptop unless one makes the extra effort.The screen is nice, good colors. Webcam is good, built in dual microphones are a plus - works great in skype.The speakers are exceptionally good. Four speakers plus a small sub on the underside to the right. Although there are 5 speakers in total the laptop hardware is stereo only. Because of the number of speakers, the simulated surround sound is very good. One video on youtube in particular shows off the surround sound very nicely, search for "need for speed michael bay trailer" in HD. I also have a dv6 laptop by HP (15" version without the sub) and when playing the mentioned video on the dv6, there isn't really any surround sound to speak of, but this dv7 is impressive in this regard.AMD A8 Llano is not that strong computationally (pure CPU processing), compared to even Intel's i5, but the GPU side beats everything Intel has to offer. If you're doing light CPU tasks (Web/Photo/watching movies that are GPU accelerated) then this CPU will do very well. The strong GPU will give you advantage in gaming and other applications that utilize the GPU heavily over Intel's offerings. If you see yourself doing a lot of number crunching then go with Intel CPUs.The biggest downside to this laptop is the second hard drive bay, which would allow the laptop user to connect a second hard drive internally, for possible SSD + HD setup, IF it actually came with the cable which connects the second hard drive to the laptop's motherboard. As is, the cable is missing and it is fairly expensive for such a small part. I strongly believe this cable should have been included in the first place.In general, I like the laptop but the missing cable for the second hard drive is a huge let down. Recommendation of this laptop comes down to being aware of and not minding the missing cable and understanding the direction that AMD chose for their newest CPUs (forward looking, CPU workloads assisted by the GPU) as everything else in the laptop is very well done.The bult-in LAN and WiFi cards are very good. LAN transfers are approaching 1Gbps and WiFi tops at 150Mbits.I can't seem to be able to run the memory, which I upgraded to 2x4GB in dual-channel mode, something that the CPU supports on paper. In contrast, the Intel i5 dv6 that I mentioned earlier, enabled dual-channel right away.I'm wondering if a 90W power brick would have sufficed. The 120W one is very large. The power cable is also quite thick as a result.The white handle that is part of the computer's packaging box broke while carrying! It's good that the box was not raised high above ground or the computer might have been damaged on impact.
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Best laptop for the money
from Northbridge MA
Order this laptop big beautiful screen and very fast with suprising battery , bench mark over 3200 in and under 800 laptop is very sweet. cool purple led around mouse pad ...you can tag web site log in to each finger with the reader to launch them. Overall great laptop, my buddy got the 17.3 envy with i7 and he likes mine better except no back lit keyboard.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend