|Screen Size||17.3 inches|
|Screen Resolution||1600 x 900|
|Max Screen Resolution||1600 x 900 pixels|
|Processor||2.5 GHz Core i5-3210M|
|RAM||8 GB DDR3|
|Hard Drive||750 GB mechanical_hard_drive|
|Graphics Coprocessor||Intel HD Graphics 4000|
|Graphics Card Ram Size||1650 MB|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||1|
|Number of USB 3.0 Ports||3|
HP Envy dv7-7240us 17.3-Inch Laptop (2.5 GHz Intel Core i5-3210M Processor, 8GB DDR3, 750GB HDD, Windows 8) Midnight Black
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First off, I would like to inform everyone that this laptop DOES have LED back-lit lights for the keyboard. It does not state that in the product description for some odd manner. (Thanks to whoever commented confirming this)
It has a very solid chrome-like feel. It isn't made of plastic except for the outer edges of the screen (which most laptops these days are trending to have), but the rest is very sturdy. It has an LED-lit HP logo, and also a light if you plug in your computer through the ethernet via the ethernet cable. A small warning would be that the light is particularly bright, but that does not bother me one bit when I go to bed, as it is all personal preference. Another smaller LED light is next to the charger port, but compared to the other lights, this one is barely noticeable.
The Keyboard is very sleek, living up to my expectations. The keys are able to be lit-up with a bright white LED, which can be turned on/off at any time of preference. Overall, the keyboard is nicely done and comfortable to use by HP, as all other Envy models. Same goes for the mousepad.
I was impressed in that they lived up to their spec's expectations. It boots up very quickly from a hard shutdown to a working desktop in around 20-30 seconds. With 8 gb ram, multitasking is strongly encouraged, with a 2.5 gHz clockspeed processor. However I must note that this is not a gaming laptop. Intel HD graphics 4000 is at the very low end of the graphics card department, but that does not drag down my experience with this laptop.Read more ›
The speed is impressive, bootsvery quickly, goesfrom fullshutdown to ready in about 20 seconds. Movesamong appsblazingly fast,no lagtimeasit repaintsthe screen,exits and shuts downwithease. Set upfor anewmachine was easy withthe offer of standard orcustom. There arequite afewset up chpoice available in Custom, which I liked. I wasonlinevery quickly, itseemed the longesttask wasgetting the passwordfor the securenet.
Whilemany peoplearegoing forsmallerandsmallerlaptops (wonder when laptops and iPhoneswill converge?) I chooseto go big screenbecasue I usemy laptop forreal work. Iwantedessentialya desktopthat I couldtake with me. Idoalot ofpublishing and like to be able to seelayouts andgraphics clearly. Also,I canshowslideshows tosmall groupswithout need for aprojector.
Thescreen is allI'dhoped.The speed is all I'dhoped. Thekeyboard,forall itis extremelyattractive, just seemsbroken fortyping.Read more ›
The only short coming is windows 8. It is extremely infuriating. The "metro/modern" interface (the tiles) may have limited usability on a touchscreen (which this is not) but not in any other significant capacity. Navigating through it was an effort in frustration. Additionally, every time my mouse got to the edge or corner of the screen, some kind of windows related pop up would appear. This slowed me down as I waited for it to recede. Additionally, various build in PDF, picture, and video player/viewers were not at all user friendly. Fortunately, I was able to fix most of these issued. By using Adobe PDF reader and VLC video player as the default, I was able to replace the incredibly frustrating native Windows 8 viewers. I was also able to solve the windows 8 usability issue.
While I was researching laptops, I found references by others to a program called CLASSIC SHELL. I had not used windows 8 previous and within 30 seconds of full boot up that it would be a mandatory installation. It installed quite easily and Windows 8 went from being a (to be polite and thereby less accurate) tremendous headache to being usable. It removed the worthless Metro/modern/tile interface, provided a standard start button, allow for disabling of the edge of screen pop ups, and provided easy access to all of Windows functionality. In other words is basically made it like previous versions of Windows.Read more ›
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hate it because the battery Is not working left it to charge all night but still nothing can`t tell what else is messed up since it won`t stay charged.Published 3 months ago by DOMINIC
Not a bad computer. Seeing lot of people giving it a bad rated I decided to review it as I don't see anything wrong of it. For the price and looking at specs it is what it is. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Cody
We purchased this laptop in January of 2013 directly from HP. I give it 4 out of 5 stars due to a couple of minor things which can be found in my pros/cons list. Read morePublished on July 23, 2014 by Tyler
Bought in Dec 2012 and have used extensively every day since 12/25/2012. No problems at all. Everything has performed great as expected. Read morePublished on July 20, 2014 by Papa
I have had computer for a year. I use it every day for personal and work. While I have gotten use to it, I still dislike Windows 8. Read morePublished on July 18, 2014 by KYM DARLING
This laptop was purchased for my father, who isn't using this machine for anything very processor heavy. Read morePublished on July 17, 2014 by Patricia P. Ho
Do not buy this laptop if you plan to use wifi. It it works out of the box, it will eventually stop working. For the first 6 months, the laptop performed fine and wifi worked well. Read morePublished on April 25, 2014 by Amy Cardinale
it s a good laptop it you put it at your desk and never move it, it build like crap. mine is falling apart at the seems. Read morePublished on April 5, 2014 by robert
Working fine 1 year after purchase. Robust and reliable, have faced the gaming onslaughts of my son manfully. Good buy.Published on March 19, 2014 by Suprio Sen Gupta
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