Conclusion: For the budget minded users, the HP Pavilion dv7t and the Gateway NV79 are godsends. The Gateway NV7901u offers a large display, the newest Core CPU, a built-in DVD drive and strong dedicated graphics power, all under $1,000. Sure it’s over 7 pounds, but the notebook looks modern and it’s pretty thin for a 17.3” beast.
Pros: Good graphics power, nice looking machine., Pro: Good graphics power, nice looking machine.
Cons: Not much of a useful software bundle, some bloatware., Con: Not much useful software bundle, some bloatware.