Get a lighter weight computer, dual processor for speed & too expensive.
30 October 2013
Summary: I had an HP dual processor laptop before this one and it worked a lot faster, even though it did not have all of the ghz this one does. This laptop computer is very heavy to lift and has been hard for me to use it. I have had a lot of trouble with software that was loaded on here and had to pay a computer repairman to correct it. The software, once the computer opened for the first time, all kept trying to load over the other. It was a nightmare.
Summary: That Notebook is slow because of the HDD and the "so called" ATI dedicated graphics are useless because the driver cannot be updated from the ATI website. It is a combo Intel\ATI Graphics setup.
Summary: I have my old $800 Toshiba from 6 yrs ago next to this HP - and the Toshiba has better picture quality. I feel like I am looking at the screen through a hazy cloud. Nothing helps, not even changing the levels on the brightness, hue, or contrast.
This is my second HP Paviliion DV7 laptop..I wont buy another!!
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I am on my second HP Pavalion laptop in less than 3 yrs!! First one died after 1 1/2 yrs....now my HP Pavilion DV7 has had MAJOR issues! Within the first year, the battery died completely! When I called HP helpline they mentioned a battery recall...but then said I was 2 days out of 1 yr warrranty..I wasnt , had one week left..but lost THAT argument! Then within 1 1/2 years the motherboard fried and the fan went out!
HP Pavillion DV7 Entertainment Notebook.Laptop PC does it's job
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I may not be the most experienced seeing as this is the second laptop I have ever owned, but I was delighted in witnessing its amazing quality once transeferring over data from my previous laptop. First, I would like to point out the clarity in the picture, including the computer's added quality over even the most notoriously unclear files such as .avi.
Excerpt: We bought our laptop a little over 2 years ago. We did some reseach and decided this was one of the better laptops out there. It worked great for awhile. We took it in the car on our trip down to FL and it worked great. My husband used it for school a couple of nights a week. Then we started to notice that the battery wasn't working that great. It didn't seem to hold a charge. We have had a couple of problems and have had to wipe the hard-drive clean and start over.