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HP Pavilion P7
7.8 out of 10

HP Pavilion P7

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Reviews and Problems with HP Pavilion P7

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Overall 4
4.0

DON'T BOTHER!

Erica H., Newegg
14 February 2015
  • Summary: JUST DON'T
  • Pros: LOOKS GOOD ON THE OUTSIDE
  • Cons: WIRELESS STINKS IN THIS UNIT. USELESS!
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Overall 4
4.0

Don't bother

James C., Newegg
12 February 2015
  • Summary: This would be OK with at least 2 additional 3.5" drive bays. I will never buy a pre-built PC again and certainly not an HP-branded product.
  • Pros: Motherboard has 4 memory slots (DDR3). Makes it easy to get to the 32 gig max memory with 4 8-gig dimms.
  • Cons: Tower case has just 1 3.5" drive bay, a design flaw. The motherboard has 6 SATA ports. This is plain bad design. Windows 8.1 is loaded with the usual bloatware.
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Overall 4
4.0

Fatal flaw with this system - single channel ram

Michael M., Newegg
27 September 2014
  • Summary: AMD serves one nitch: Casual gamers. Their processors have better integrated graphics than Intel. Other than that, Intel is better/faster in just about every other way. I wanted a machine for light gaming, that wouldn't need a dedicated graphics card. I figured this A8-7600 Kaveri system would fit the bill. But HP made a dumb decision that severely cripples the integrated graphics. The 8gb of ram is in a single stick, instead of 2x4gb sticks.
  • Pros: Small, quiet, very affordable. Kaveri APU. Seems to be in good shape for a refurb.
  • Cons: No dual channel ram!!! Why HP??? Dumb, dumb, dumb! Having only one stick severely gimps this machines capabilities. Also, the wifi card sucks. The worst reception I have seen in a wifi device in > 5 years. I'm about 10 feet from the router and have only 3 bars. 8-20meg downloads speeds with 126meg connection. Wireless N should do better than that.
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Overall 4
4.0

Power supply problems, mediocre build quality

Richard Lucas "mind & hand", Amazon
18 March 2014
  • Summary: Overall, system works out of the box and has the basic features you would expect. We bought this system with Windows 7 (on purpose). Within a year, our system began to occasionally power itself down without explanation. It then wouldn't power back up right away. We would have to unplug it, let it be for a few minutes, then plug the power supply back in and turn it on.
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Overall 4
4.0

Works great until the hard drive starts to fail

JP, Amazon
1 March 2014
  • Summary: I've owned HP computers for a long time and I've always liked them. That's why I keep buying them. I waited a year to review the computer because it takes a while to find out how good they really are. The p7-1410 has been a good machine despite Windows 8 that came pre-installed. Once 8.1 came out it fixed a few of the annoying new features of 8.
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 4
4.0

User Review

kjebert, Walmart
31 August 2013
Overall 4
4.0

Broken, Broken, BROKEN!!!

O. M. Gower, Amazon
26 August 2013
  • Summary: It broke 3 times in the first month. When I first get the unit, it wouldn't start. I got a replacement and that worked really good. For about 2 weeks and then the hard drive needed to be wiped. I get a third one and then the fan came broken. It worked for about a few minutes until it overheated and shut down on me. At this point I gave up and just got a 3rd laptop instead. Ugh... P.S. Extra star for how well it worked during those two weeks.
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Overall 4
4.0

It's cheap and shows it.

Mark Noir "Mark Noir", Amazon
23 June 2013
  • Summary: I have owned a few PCs before, all Dell. I was attracted by this HP's specs and price. And... I shouldn't have. Had I known all the quirks and problems that new Windows 8 consists of, I would have gone with an Apple, for sure. And I wouldn't been writing this. But I didn't, because I wanted a good deal. So now I constantly have problems with this thing. Particularly persistent and un-fixable is the sleep mode. Which is as temperamental as an old, neurotic New-Yorker.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 6
6.0

User Review

misskatmama, Walmart
12 June 2013
  • Summary: Although this looks nice, having problems with compatibility. It says "things" are supposed to work with this model although I can't get even simple documents to open. Says no path on just about everything. The only thing I have no problems with is surfing the net.
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Overall 4
4.0

New computer did not make it to 6 months

Brush Strokes "Hemi-Time", Amazon
2 June 2013
  • Summary: Nice powerful computer that blanked out on me. I cannot access it and I receive an error: No boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed.
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