TechBargains Review - HP dv7t Quad Entertainment Edition 17.3 Inch Laptop
17 April 2014
Summary: The Pavilion dv7t is one of those products that easily makes a statement anywhere it goes: from boardroom to dorm room, this system is a sleek and stylish machine that stands out from the traditional laptop.
Conclusion: For $1,604 as we tested it, the HP Pavilion dv7t is about as good as it gets for a desktop-replacement laptop that isn’t specifically geared toward gaming. The Acer Aspire AS8950G-9839 is the closest competition here, but the dv7t beats it in performance—making the dv7t clearly the better buy.
Pros: Performance is strong for price, Superb speakers, Long battery life, Blu-ray drive, Comfortable keyboard
Cons: Quirky Blu-ray software, Lid smudges, Poor Webcam
Summary: It really comes down to whether you're willing to pay a small fortune for an SSD. While it dramatically improves the boot time and responsiveness on this notebook, the option adds $420 to the price tag. You could get a 1080p display instead and pay $1,334 instead of $1,604.