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HP Pavilion dv7-4280us 17.3-Inch Notebook (2.6 GHz Intel Core i5-480M Processor, 6GB DDR3, 750GB HDD, Windows 7 Home Premium) Silver

by HP
2.4 out of 5 stars 32 customer reviews

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  • Intel Core i5 Processor 2.66GHz
  • 6GB DDR3 RAM
  • 750GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
  • 17.3-Inch Screen, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6550
  • Windows 7 Home Premium, 7.75 hours Battery Life
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Watch Blu-ray DVDs at home and on the go. It's simple with the Blu-ray player and large 17.3-inch diagonal High-Definition LED display on the HP Pavilion dv7-4280us Entertainment Notebook PC. Plus, play music the way it's meant to be heard with integrated Beats Audio and count on fast data entry using the numeric keypad. You can also manage your passwords effortlessly on this HP laptop using the integrated fingerprint reader. Keep your digital library on the large hard drive and help prevent data loss with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection. With ATI Mobility Radeon HD video graphics and lots of memory, image-intensive programs and games run smoothly. The HP Pavilion dv7-4280us Entertainment Notebook PC has everything you want, including style and substance. It looks great thanks to a brushed aluminum finish with the stream design in argento. Video chat in low-light environments using the integrated HP webcam, burn custom labels onto CDs and DVDs using LightScribe Technology and transfer photos from a digital camera to your HP laptop using the digital media reader. Browse the Web from any room using built-in Wi-Fi, plus wirelessly sync your HP laptop to a printer or smartphone using integrated Bluetooth.

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Summary : Screen Size, Screen Resolution, Graphics Coprocessor, Graphics Card RAM
Screen Size 17.3 inches
Screen Resolution 1600 x 900
Max Screen Resolution 1600 x 900 pixels
Processor 2.66 GHz Intel Core i5
Hard Drive 750 GB mechanical_hard_drive
Graphics Coprocessor AMD Radeon HD 6550M
Chipset Brand ATI
Card Description Radeon HD6550
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 4
Average Battery Life (in hours) 7.75 hours
Brand Name HP
Series Pavilion
Item model number DV7-4280US
Hardware Platform PC
Operating System Windows 7;
Item Weight 6.9 pounds
Product Dimensions 10.8 x 16.4 x 1.5 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 10.8 x 16.35 x 1.46 inches
Color Silver
Processor Brand Intel
Processor Count 1
Computer Memory Type DDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA
Hard Drive Rotational Speed 5400 RPM
Optical Drive Type dvd_plus_minus_rw, dvd_rom, dvd_ram, cd_rom, cd_rw
Audio-out Ports (#) 1
Battery Type lithium_ion
Power Source AC
Voltage 240 volts

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2.4 out of 5 stars 32 customer reviews

2.4 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #19,485 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
#3,924 in Computers & Accessories > Laptops
Shipping Weight 10.4 pounds
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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Date First Available January 9, 2011

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I've been using this computer for about 3 weeks now, and am quite happy with its performance and battery life. It has switchable graphics and automatically (unless disabled) switches between built-in graphics when battery powered and dedicated graphics (ATI HD6550) when wall cube powered. I don't use this computer for gaming, but the HD6550 is a fairly respectable card. Battery life is listed at 7.75 hours. I was originally seeing around 6 hours in my typical usage scenario (see note re change below). I am also pleased with its thermal management. When working hard it gets warm - but not hot. Air exhaust is on the left, toward the back of the case, which is an acceptable location. Since it is billed as an "entertainment" laptop, there is a goodly amount of HP software installed for managing audio, video, photos, etc. I thought I would remove most of this, but found it to be relatively inoffensive and even useful at times. The hard drive is a generous 750 GB, so I wasn't too concerned about needing to free up space. I did disable the built-in backup management software in favor of adding a second 750 GB hard drive (this required purchasing an HP4000 series drive caddy and cable). I made the new drive (7200 RPM) the primary drive and relegated the slower 5400 RPM drive that came with the 4280 to backup. Having two hard drives did, of course, reduce battery life somewhat, but I still get around 5.5 hours - not bad at all. I can now do backups in-situ via partition imaging, plus daily backups to an external USB drive. Regarding that - the HP4280 has a powered eSATA port (combo USB and eSATA), which I use with a Seagate GoFlex Pro 750 GB drive with eSATA interface - and it is fast (GoFlex pro uses 7200 RPM drive which matches the one I swapped in and made my boot drive).Read more ›
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I am no stranger to laptops, this is my 6th. I've owned Dell, Toshiba and Asus laptops, this is my first HP. It is replacing my Toshiba x205-s9349 which at 3 1/2 years old has become sluggish and a couple of times shut off by itself signaling the end might be near. I spend all day (and night) on my laptop and use it for surfing, photography, watching streaming movies, updating my iPod and iPhone and watching Blu-ray movies. I also use it to watch streaming live events on ESPN3 such as ALMS racing and college football which on my old laptop I connected to my TV via 25FT HDMI TO HDMI Cable. After checking reviews and features, I found this model had great reviews and most of the features I wanted. It also was a few hundred dollars less then other computers with the same features (6gb ram, 750gb hd, Blu-ray reader, 17" display, HDMI out, 802.11n, Bluetooth). The only thing I was weary of was the Windows 7 64bit OS and running older programs. To date, I have had no issues and Windows 7 is similar to Vista, so not hard to figure out.


Blazing fast, high end processor
High end graphics with excellent LED screen
Blu-ray player
Aluminum casing
Long battery life
Finger scanner


No Firewire or any type of expansion card slot to add it
The converter part on the power cord gets pretty hot


Sound, even though it has the Dr Dre Beats Audio, it still sounds about the same as my old Toshibia (although that system also had a highly touted Harman Kardon speaker/subwoofer system). Obviously sound is limited to the small size/speakers limitation of laptops.
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I bought this computer after researching on Consumer Reports for a laptop to replace our home computer (a Dell desktop). Once I narrowed down my choices to this computer and a Toshiba Satellite, I read the Amazon reviews for this computer and was convinced (espectially, when someone said that they bought it to replace their iMac). At first I was thinking of switching to an iMac, but after doing my research I found this computer to be the best rated for my specific needs. I have a shop on Etsy and need a computer with a lot of memory and the ability to run multiple programs at once. I have to say that I am VERY pleased with my decision! This computer is beautiful (much better looking than the pictures), fast, lightweight, and incredibly easy to set-up. I took it out of the box, plugged it in, and within 10 minutes was ready to go! No software to load, no confusing user's manual, and very user-friendly. I was able to set-up my wireless internet connection and wireless printer in minutes with no complications. Windows 7 is an absolute pleasure to work with and I love the entire set-up of the computer. Also, the screen for this computer is huge and makes you feel like you're using a desktop :)

I've never purchased an HP product before, but I will definitely be a repeat customer in the future!
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I read the reviews about thet touch pad and thought, "How bad could it be?" I did not realize how much I do use the touch pad until I got this computer. It's practically impossible to use. I bought a mouse and am trying to get used to that. Otherwise I really like it. I use it to play SL which is a huge test of a graphics test and it performs very well. If you buy it go ahead and get a mouse, don't try to beat the touch pad, you'll end up with sore fingers.
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