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: I really like the dv7t Quad. It’s got a few little quirks that I wish weren’t there, like the smudginess of the finish, the loud fan, and the missing light for the number lock. It’s also missing some features like a back-lit keyboard. But the pluses outweigh these small negatives.
Pros: 1080p screen is really nice, extremely bright and great matte finish, Dual drive bays allows for two HDs or SSD / HD combo, Spacious keyboard, Speakers have good sound quality, Great price for the features and performance you get, especially when using a coupon
Cons: Loud fans, System gets warm when gaming, Number Lock key has no light to indicate when it is on, Dark umber case finish picks up fingerprints easily, Glossy bezel around screen can reflect light and be annoying
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.