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ENVY 17.3` dv7-7230us Notebook PC - AMD Quad-Core A8-4500M Accelerated Processor
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Hewlett Packard ENVY 17.3" dv7-7230us Notebook PC - AMD Quad-Core A8-4500M Accelerated Processor

Discontinued.
Condition: Brand new, USA Warranty

Show-stopping performance. Standout design.
Introducing the HP ENVY dv7 notebook. With a sleek, tapered metal design, it's easy to pick up. And
with a huge screen along with Beats Audio, quad speakers, and a subwoofer, it's tough to put down.

Entertainment and design. Big time.
It starts with a new design, but the HP ENVY dv7 is more than good looks. The brushed aluminum
along with chrome accents and a soft-touch grip make it a notebook you want to take everywhere. Get Beats Audio sound with quad speakers and a subwoofer. Outstanding performance and graphics. And cool features like a fingerprint reader and an HD webcam that make you look your best.

Brilliantly Engineered.
HP PCs deliver optimal performance through meticulously engineered designs. Each series undergoes at
least 140 rigorous tests defined by HP Labs to ensure they can survive extreme conditions and use over the long haul. And each includes components and software from world-class partners.
- Windows 8
- Live the ultimate gaming and video experience in brilliant HD with performance that accelerates
automatically with VISION A8 Technology from AMD powered by the Next Gen AMD Quad-Core A8-4500M Accelerated Processor and AMD Radeon HD 7640G Discrete-Class graphics.
- Store up to186,000 photos,167,000 tracks or 335 HD movies and get protection from bumps with a
750GB hard drive and HP ProtectSmart.
- Watch movies, record music and video, plus load apps with the SuperMulti DVD burner.
- Stay connected to friends, family, and colleagues at wireless hotspots with Wi-Fi 802.11.

Thoughtful Design.
We put more thought into it so you'd get more out of it. Things like a soft-touch grip that makes it
easy to grab and go. Like chrome accents on the touchpad and speaker bar that exude sophistication. And vertically brushed midnight black aluminum covers for tactile appeal. Inspired by the concept of unleashed energy, the sharply tapered, precision design is graceful yet powerful. It's HP's relentless dedication to design - at its best.

Endless Innovation.
HP humanizes technology: we are inspired by the way you think, feel, act and interact.
- HP CoolSense: Get automatic air conditioning for your notebook, so you stay comfortable.
- HP SimplePass: Easily access your online accounts with a simple swipe of your finger, and keep your
identity to yourself.

Major studios have relied on HP technology when making blockbuster movies, from Disney's Fantasia (1940) to DreamWorks Animation's Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012). Delivering outstanding entertainment is in our DNA.
- Beats Audio: Designed to deliver the best sounding, richest audio available on a PC whether amplified
through headphones or the built-in subwoofer and quad speakers.
- HP TrueVision HD Webcam: Always look your best, even in low light.

Help save more than the earth.
Save time and money, too. Now recycling your HP and Compaq products is more convenient than
ever-and totally free! Get your recycling voucher at online, then drop products off at a FedEx Office (more than 1,700 US locations) for packing and shipping. Or, get cash back, a gift card or options to donate computer hardware (any brand) with residual value, plus the option to recycle it. Responsible recycling has never been easier!

Exclusive Experiences.
- HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection: It senses motion and plans ahead, so a single bump won't
delete your entire digital life.
- HP Connected Photo: Picture what's next. Sync photos across your PC, smartphone, and tablet.
Crop, rotate, add captions, and more. Then share in seconds with friends and family through your social networks. Picture the fun. Get a free 20-page, 8.5 in x 11 in photo book--a $30 value. See the Snapfish flyer included with your ENVY documentation for instructions and terms.
- HP Connected Music: Your music. Your collection. In perfect harmony. Get the most out of the tunes
you love today and discover more music in a whole new way. Enhance your experience by browsing your CDs, downloads, Internet radio, and streaming services - all together in one place.
- HP MyRoom Premium: Make HP MyRoom Premium your online meeting place! Your free 12-month
subscription lets you meet with up to four people for IM, text and video chat, and to share photos and files in a private virtual room. Send video and voice mails, share your desktop and access files from your PC or Box account.
- Cyberlink YouCam DE: Enhance your video chat with effects, gadgets and avatars - even amazing
3D augmented reality! Upload your webcam videos directly to YouTube or Facebook in HD.
- Cyberlink PhotoDirector and PowerDirector: Fast, feature-rich and easy to use, powerful sets of
integrated tools let you create spectacular photos and movies like a pro, plus easily enhance, manage and share them.

Your Windows 8 experience. Make it better with HP.
HP, a world leader in PCs and touch technology, now brings you Windows 8 on a full range of products designed to fit your needs. Experience exclusive innovations like Beats Audio, HP CoolSense, and HP ProtectSmart. And, introducing HP Connected which links you to your photos, music, and more in the cloud. Your Windows 8 experience. Make it better with HP.

Here to keep you happy.
Our customer support team wins awards for doing what they do best: helping people like you. Visit online to learn about services and support options that supplement or extend your standard coverage. Check the label placed on the bottom cover (or inside it if removable) for your PC's warranty period.
During your limited warranty period you get:
- 24 x 7 technical assistance via online chat, email, or phone
- Parts and labor coverage, including customer-replaceable parts, return of equipment to HP, and authorized service provider options
- 24 x 7 toll-free technical and limited software support in English or Spanish
In addition, and at no charge, you get lifetime access to:
- HP Support Forum in English, French, or Spanish - and now accessible on your smartphone
- HP Support Assistant: You can access HP Support Assistant by clicking the ? icon in your taskbar or by selecting the HP Support Assistant app on the Start Screen. You can schedule automatic updates and boost your PC's performance.

SPECIFICATIONS

OPERATING SYSTEM
- Windows 8

PROCESSOR
- Next Gen AMD Quad-Core A8-4500M Accelerated Processor

PROCESSOR SPEED
- 1.9GHz up to 2.8GHz

PROCESSOR CACHE
- 4MB L2 Cache

MEMORY
- 6GB DDR3 SDRAM (2 DIMM)

ACCESSIBLE MEMORY SLOTS
- 2

VIDEO GRAPHICS
- AMD Radeon HD 7640G Discrete-Class graphics and up to 3053MB total graphics memory

HARD DRIVE
- 750GB 5400RPM hard drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection

FINISH AND FEATURES
- Brushed aluminum in midnight black
- HP TrueVision HD Webcam with integrated dual array digital microphone
- HP SimplePass with integrated fingerprint reader

MULTIMEDIA DRIVE
- SuperMulti DVD burner

DISPLAY
- 17.3-inch diagonal HD+ BrightView LED-backlit display (1600 x 900)

NETWORK CARD
- 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 connector)

WIRELESS OPTION
- 1x1 802.11b/g/n WLAN

DIGITAL MEDIA
- Multi-format digital media card reader for Secure Digital cards and Multimedia cards

AUDIO
- Beats Audio quad speakers and a subwoofer

KEYBOARD
- Full-size island-style keyboard with numeric keypad

POINTING DEVICE
- Touchpad supporting multi-touch gestures with on/off button

EXTERNAL NOTEBOOK PORTS
- 3 SuperSpeed USB 3.0
- 1 Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0
- 1 HDMI
- 1 VGA (15-pin)
- 1 RJ-45 (LAN)
- 1 Headphone-out
- 1 Microphone-in

DIMENSIONS
- 1.24 in (min H)/1.39 in (max H) x 16.38 in (W) x 10.79 in (D)

WEIGHT
- 6.94 lb

SECURITY
- Kensington MicroSaver lock slot
- Power-on password
- Accepts 3rd party security lock devices

POWER
- 65W AC adapter
- 6-cell 62WHr 2.8 Ah lithium-ion battery

WARRANTY AND SUPPORT
- 1-Year Limited Hardware Warranty with Toll-Free Support (NA)
- 1-Year Free Hardware Technical Support
- 30-Days Free Limited Software Support with 1-Year (from date of purchase) with Product
Registration.

SOFTWARE

MICROSOFT
Windows 8 Store Apps:
- Calendar
- Mail
- Messaging
- People
- Photos
- SkyDrive
Windows Live:
- Movie Maker
- Photo Gallery
- Writer

COMMUNICATION AND CHAT
- Free 12-month HP MyRoom Premium subscription: 4-way IM, text and video chat, plus file sharing
from PCs or box.net in a private virtual room.
- Skype
- Cyberlink YouCam DE: Chat live and capture video or photos. Be yourself or a favorite avatar!

GAMES
- Mahjong
- Solitaire
- HP Games powered by WildTangent: includes 10 free rental sessions of "Plants vs. Zombies", 2010
Game of the Year, and 1 free game Farm Frenzy valued at $19.99 MSRP.

HP HELP AND SUPPORT
- HP Online User Guide
- HP Support Assistant: Update your PC, troubleshoot problems and get technical support.
- HP Registration

SHOPPING AND SERVICES
- Netflix
- eBay
- HP+ Best Offers

BOOKS, MUSIC, PHOTOS AND VIDEOS
- Kindle e-reader
- CyberLink PowerDirector
- CyberLink PhotoDirector
- Beats Audio: Experience the best-sounding audio available on a PC.
- iHeart Radio: Listen, explore and customize a commercial-free station.
- HP Connected Photo powered by Snapfish: Sync photos snapped on your smartphone or tablet; edit and share through social networks in seconds. Free 20-page 8.5 in x 11 in photo book (see Snapfish offer in box for instructions and terms).
- CyberLink PowerDVD and Power2Go
- HP Connected Music powered by Meridian: Experience music through downloads, streaming services, CDs and internet radio all in one place.

PRODUCTIVITY AND TOOLS
- HP SimplePass: Assign passwords to your fingerprints for PC and online account access simply by
swiping.
- Beats Audio Manager: Customize your listening experience.
- Microsoft Office 2010: Buy Microsoft Office to activate Office software on this PC.
- Getting started with Windows 8
- HP CoolSense: Turn on or off the automatic air conditioning that runs when your laptop sensesmotion.

SECURITY AND PROTECTION
- Free 60-day Norton Internet Security subscription
- HP 3D DriveGuard (HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection): Hard drive locking to help prevent file
loss in case of a bump.
- Free 30-day HP Connected Backup trial: Back up your music, photos and documents automatically.
- HP Recovery Manager: Recover, restore, and create recovery media for, your PC.

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4 out of 5 stars   Money well spent.
By Slim the Toolman (Harlem, New York) March 21, 2013
Review submitted for Hewlett Packard ENVY 17.3" dv7-7230us Notebook PC - AMD Quad-Core A8-4500M Accelerated Processor (HPDV77230US)
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Pros: Lightweight Full-sized Pc, Not too heavy, Beats By Dre Speakers, Stays cool to the touch, Budget Gaming, Clear display, Not Heavy For A 173, Battery Life
Cons: Fkeys Not Dedicated, Windows 8
Other Comments: Haven't tried intense graphics games, but it plays Bioshock and Need for Speed the Run without stutter or slowing. Radeon HD7640G is decent for the price of the laptop. The Beats speakers are clear and crisp for movies, music, and games. My laptop is my TV, and usually I need headphones or external speakers to truly enjoy a movie. But these speakers have terminated my external speakers, and headphones now are only if I need private listening. Plus there's a Beats Audio Control Panel to fine tune sound for music and video, and includes a graphic equalizer panel along with bass and treble boost to suit anyone's audio preferences. In terms of mobility, battery life is pretty good. I've had a few laptops, and where most would start flashing a warning that I need to connect to AC, this one would still have about 25%-30% left. It doesn't get hot at all (provided adequate breathing room). After a couple of hours, many laptops begin to get hot on the left side, but this one is only slightly warm to the touch. Not so excited about Windows 8. It does boot a lot faster than Win7 (power button to login in about 10 secs). Most of what you can do in Win7, you can do in Win8, but you have to develop new habits. I dont use a lot of icons, so I became dependent on the Start button(which was removed from Win8) for everything from finding apps and files, to searches and shutdowns. The same amount of clicks that got you to your destination in Win7 is the same amount in Win8, but the clicks are someplace different. After you get used to having to change directions, you will begin to notice some of the enhancements to Win8 that make it worth learning. The only real problem I can't work around is that the Function keys have lost priority over the Fn keys (volume, wifi, brightness, etc). Say you're playing a game where F9 might be to swap weapons. Because F9 is also the VOL- key, you'll be simultaneously swapping weapons and lowering the volume. Where you used to have to hold down the Fn key while holding down the volume button, now although the fn key is still there, it seems pointless.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   good machine
By morbius (north haven, ct) February 02, 2013
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Other Comments: this replaced an old hp laptop. it is faster. used mostly for email and web surfing. very pleased with speed and image display.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   I like it a lot!!
By The dude (Flemington , NJ) January 04, 2013
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Pros: Runs Nice And Cool, Nice big screen
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Other Comments: This is a great machine. I am having trouble getting used to windows 8 but that is not the machines fault.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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