|Screen Size||17.3 inches|
|Processor||Intel Core i7|
|RAM||8 GB ddr|
|Hard Drive||750 GB HDD 5400 rpm|
|Graphics Coprocessor||NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M|
|Graphics Card Ram Size||1 GB|
|Number of USB 3.0 Ports||3|
HP Pavilion dv7t-7000 Quad Edition (dv7tqe) 17.3" Laptop -3rd generation Intel Core i7-3610QM Processor (IVY BRIDGE) / 8GB DDR3 System Memory / Blu-ray player / Beats Audio / midnight black metal finish (750GB Hard Drive)
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My main gripe with this laptop is the REALLY weird offset touch pad.
Instead of being centered on the spacebar, it's moved to the right about an inch, which puts it under the right palm when you're typing using your home keys. That means when you type, your mouse magically moves all over and places your cursor in random locations unless you turn off the touchpad. This is a REALLY bad design. Basically, you have to have an external mouse and disable the touchpad since touch typing, using the home keys, means your palm is wresting on the touchpad. Luckily HP included a hot zone on the touchpad that allows you to turn it off with a double tap. Let me repeat; you absolutely MUST have an external mouse to type on this computer.
The keyboard itself has been mapped such that the <F> keys are HPs own idea of use. <F2> means screen brightness down, NOT rename. You must use "Function" key combo's to access the original meanings of the <F> keys. I am a computing professional, so for me, this is a hassle. Thankfully, <F5> still means refresh. If you don't use or know the meanings of the <F> keys, this will not matter to you and is probably a good thing since brightness and volume are immediately accessible. I will likely go download some software to remap the <F> keys back to what they should be.
The arrow keys are non-standard and you have to look every time to get your fingers located correctly.
The keys are flat, which supplies less feedback than I'm use to, but it's more like the mac flat, so if you like cool, then that's great, but this is not something you'd want to type on all day. There is just less keyboard feel than I like.Read more ›
Updated after owning this computer for a couple of months:
I've been using some software similar to AutoCAD, but not nearly as extensive. The graphics are high-end and while rendering them to video, the computer shuts down and the message I receive is something along the lines of "my graphics card has recovered from a serious problem." For now I'm not able to render videos. I do render high-end still pictures of my the projects which works fine, however, the computer runs pretty hot during this process. I prop it up to allow cool air to circulate. This is the only time it runs that hot.
One other issue I'm having is that when I attach my HP Printer (which is only a few months old as well), the system crashes on me again, does a memory save & dump and then restarts. I've reinstalled the drivers and it works for a time but after awhile the same thing happens. My display & printer drivers are up-to-date so this is a mystery to me... especially since these are both HP products.
Other than that, I'm still happy with it. I believe I got what I paid for. This post is for anyone who happens to be buying it for projects such as I've mentioned. It might be worthwhile to upgrade to something a little more upscale.
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I spent about $1300 on my Hewlett-Packard - HP Pavilion dv7 a couple years ago. It has beats audio and bluray player so yes, an HD display. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Jack Sparrow
Very happy with this computer. Nice size keyboard and is still working today. Had it a couple years now.Published 10 months ago by pilgrim
When it arrived we attempted to load some programs and we got a large window informing us that the product key was invalid. Read morePublished 12 months ago by 2oldfarts
POS, case broke within 6 months and power cord attachment came apart and out of laptop. Seller refused to do return or help. Bad sellerPublished 13 months ago by Tree
I am REALLY PLEASED with this laptop. Reason is I am a move around DJ at age 64 trying to keep an edge in my field. I have to contend with youth and new technology everyday. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Sheridan Lane
Good product although I had to ship it off twice o have the wifi fixed.Published 17 months ago by Arpod910
I've had my HP dv7t-7000 for a little over two years and I don't think I would recommend it anymore. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Ryan