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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

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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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Screen Size17.3 inches
Screen Resolution1600 x 900
Max Screen Resolution1600 x 900 pixels
Processor2.66 GHz Intel Core i5
Hard Drive750 GB
Graphics CoprocessorAMD Radeon HD 6550M
Chipset BrandATI
Card DescriptionRadeon HD6550
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 4
Average Battery Life (in hours) 7.75 hours
Brand NameHP
Item model numberDV7-4280US
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium
Item Weight6.9 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H10.80 x 16.35 x 1.46 inches
Color Silver
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count1
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
Hard Drive Rotational Speed5400 RPM
Optical Drive Typedvd_plus_minus_rw, dvd_rom, dvd_ram, cd_rom, cd_rw
Audio-out Ports (#)1
Battery Typelithium_ion
Power SourceAC
Voltage240 volts
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #21,344 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight10.4 pounds
ShippingCurrently, 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.
Date First AvailableJanuary 9, 2011
Warranty & Support
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Product Description

Product Description

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.

From the Manufacturer

Store thousands of songs and hear the difference with Beats Audio on the HP Pavilion dv7-4280us Entertainment Notebook PC. Now you can play music the way it sounds in the studio. Watch Blu-ray DVDs at home and on the go, plus print wirelessly and sync this dv7 laptop with smartphones and other digital devices using integrated Bluetooth®.

Replacing a desktop PC and entertainment. Edit and enjoy photos and high-definition videos using the large widescreen display, plus listen to music in premium audio and play games. Use the HP Pavilion dv7-4280us Entertainment Notebook PC to work in multiple applications at the same time and count on fast data entry with the numeric keypad. This laptop PC helps you do it all.

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Intel Corei5 Logo
Intel® Core i5-480M Processor 2.66GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 2.93GHz
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Windows 7 Home Premium Logo
Operating System
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit
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17.3" diagonal High-Definition+ HP BrightView LED Display (1600 x 900)
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Memory (RAM)
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Hard Drive
750GB (5400RPM) SATA with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
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Weight & Dimensions (w x d x h)
6.86 lbs; 16.35" x 10.8" x 1.25"/1.46"
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Battery Life
Up to 7.75 hours
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Wireless LAN 802.11b/g/n WLAN & Bluetooth®
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Optical Drive
LightScribe Blu-ray ROM with SuperMulti DVD±R/RW Double Layer Support
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Video Graphics
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6550 graphics with 1024MB GDDR3 with up to 3738MB total graphics memory
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Brushed aluminum finish with the stream design in argento
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YESFingerprint Reader
Manage passwords easily using your fingerprint

YESBlu-ray Disc Drive
Watch high-definition Blu-ray DVDs using your laptop PC

YESLightScribe Technology
Burn labels directly onto CDs and DVDs

YESBuilt-in Webcam
Video chat live using your HP Pavilion dv7-4280us Entertainment Notebook PC

YES5-in-1 Digital Media Reader
Transfer photos from a digital camera to your laptop PC without using cables

Save time with wireless synching and printing

YESBeats Audio
Hear music in crisp, clear sound and deep bass

Fingerprint Reader

Fingerprint Reader


HP SimplePass Identity Protection
Keep passwords and important data safe
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HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
Help prevent data loss due to bumps or short drops
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HP Fences
Find files and apps fast, plus reduce the clutter of icons on your desktop
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HP MediaSmart
Create, share and enjoy multimedia entertainment in one stop
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HP MediaSmart Software

Exclusive HP Software


HP Slim Travel Power Adapter
Keep this compact adapter in your laptop bag so you’re always ready to power up on the go. Plug it directly into the wall outlet or use the included power cord to connect from up to 3 feet away.

HP 2.4GHz Wireless Optical Mobile Mouse - Gray
Click and scroll from farther away using this mouse with one AA battery. You can also program two of the buttons to open applications, control volume, zoom and more.

HP 2.4GHz Wireless Laser Comfort Mouse
Scroll up, down, left and right using the 4-way tilt wheel on this mouse. With programmable buttons, go back and forward at the touch of a finger.

HP Webcam HD-3110 - 720P Autofocus Widescreen Webcam with TrueVision
Look sharp in video chats, even in low-light conditions, using this webcam with HD resolution. With built-in face tracking, quick launch buttons and special effects, keeping in touch with your friends and family is simple and fun.


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

I'll definitely never buy another HP, and strongly recommend against it for you.
This computer is beautiful (much better looking than the pictures), fast, lightweight, and incredibly easy to set-up.
I contacted HP support about these issues, went 3 levels up, was promised a call back, and never got one.

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60 of 60 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 6, 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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30 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Bill Stockstill VINE VOICE on April 14, 2011
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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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Lilu1012 on June 7, 2011
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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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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer Lin on August 1, 2011
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I've had this computer for about two months now. It was easy to set-up, had a fast processor, good graphics and screen quality, an enormous amount of memory, and a nice feel to the keyboard (although the tracking pad is useless). Unfortunately, I went to turn on this laptop recently and it failed to boot and emitted loud beeping sounds for several minutes. After three hours with an HP tech support person who had me open up the computer and reset a few hardware items and software, I ended up at the "please send your laptop to us for service." Yes, it's under warranty but I don't have my computer for 2 weeks and of course am missing deadlines. After I complained that a brand new laptop should work for longer than 2 months, the tech support person replied, "electronics are not guaranteed." Hm. Anyhow, I've been buying and using computers for 20+ years and have never encountered a new machine that has failed in two months.

UPDATE, September 5, 2011: In mid-August, HP fixed the keyboard and updated the BIOS so the computer worked for a few weeks more. Sadly, when I turned on the laptop today it proceeded to beep, had problems booting, and demonstrated keyboard failure again. If you buy this machine, make sure you back up your files daily. You'll need them.
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