|Screen Size||17.3 inches|
|Processor||2.4 GHz Intel Core i7|
|RAM||8 GB DDR3|
|Hard Drive||1000 GB|
|Graphics Coprocessor||Intel HD graphics 4000|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||1|
HP Envy dv7-7200 dv7-7250us 17.3' LED Notebook - Intel - Core i7 i7-3630QM 2.4GHz - Midnight Black
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CONs: Windows 8 (more on that below) - but this is overcome-able.
This replaced a Dell 17" Studio 1735 (Upgraded) running Windows Vista, purchased new in 2008 for $1100 - a magical machine for its first 18 months, at which point it began overheating & shutting down suddenly whenever it was given a processor-intensive task like watching a DVD movie or running a full-disk security scan or even converting a single camcorder video or watching a YouTube video longer than 1 minute. (Bought a Logitech Cooling Pad N120, USB-Powered, Silent-Airflow Fan with Low Power Consumption (939-000345), and that helped somewhat, but still wouldn't allow a full-system scan.)
Since 2003, I'd always bought Dells but between that miserable experience and the fact that a basic Dell Inspiron we'd purchased in 2007 as a Christmas gift for in-laws was also a lemon, I refused to buy another Dell. My last 2 work-issued laptops have been HPs, and I'd been impressed by the reliability and battery longevity, so I looked at HPs this time around.
I need a large laptop because it's our only home computer and I do a lot of photo and video editing - need the big screen. The Dell weighed close to 10 pounds - it was a heavy clunker but I'd always just assumed that a large laptop would be heavy.Read more ›
Hope This helps! 5 Stars in my book!
HP continues to make awesome machines, thankfully.
This is by no means a small laptop. With a 17.3" screen and over 1 1/2" thick it is still surprisingly mobile. Battery life has been very good so far and I run everything all the time on the High Performance setting. I just turn down the screen brightness which is usually the biggest draw on your battery.
This machine with its i7 processor is super fast. This laptop does have a couple of components that hold it back from its potential: a 5400 RPM hard drive and built-in Intel HD 4000 video. However, I have found the HD 4000 video to be very capable. And even with the 5400 RPM drive the machine still boots up very quickly with Windows 8. It also has USB 3.0 ports for fast file transfers with compatible drives and USB sticks.
Most importantly, and I'm surprised at some of the other reviews, but I was surprised at how little extra bloatware/junk that was pre-installed. Most of the software installed is HP software for support, recovery, etc. The extra software like HP EasyRoom (an IM/Twitter application) is all very easy to identify and remove via the normal Windows Program uninstall process. The uninstalls also go very quickly with the fast processor.
Typical of most laptops any more, this laptop does not come with installation media. The recovery program will allow you to create media and will require at least a 24gb USB stick, 6 DVDs, or 4 DVD-DL.
This laptop also has the capability of installing a second hard drive if you wanted to.Read more ›
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Has issues with the fan. within less than a year, computer start up showed error with the fan.Published 3 months ago by Wacan
OMG! Can you say FAST????? This order wasn't even supposed to get to me until at least the 18th! And I got it YESTERDAY! SUPER FAST shipping! Read morePublished 5 months ago by Tim Bean
I bought this 3rd generation i7 because of its high score on cpubenchmark.com. I'm replacing the ram with 16g as soon as I find some more money. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Michael2255
Nothing but problems from the start. Had to replace the hard drive after 1 month and now 12 months later it'd going out again. Read morePublished 15 months ago by mike1of3
Okay, I've had this piece of junk for a couple of years, I guess. It has lots of power, memory, & disc space, which was important to me, but it is also pretty unreliable. Read morePublished 18 months ago by A. A. Green
Owned quite a few laptops....this HP is a speed demon, does not get hot - ever, and I run heavy software.Published 20 months ago by Ronald J. Martinkus
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