Does not work properly with external monitors. Very Bad Support
30 January 2012
Summary: Purchased additional 3 year support, paid over $349. called and tried to get support from HP support but their support system is really bad. I use HP 2710m external monitor. when I connect with HDMI cable, the external HP monitor does not show the whole screen, it cuts off half an inch on each side of the screen. when I connect with VGA, it works fine. Also I have Sony laptop, when I connect with sony laptop to the same external monitor via HDMI, everything works fine.
Summary: I purchased an HP dv7t t6500 a year and quarter ago. I have always had Dell Desktops but decided on this HP laptop based on my previous work history at Bell Labs using quality HP equipment. When this computer worked, it ran great but the memory went bad every 5 to 6 months! The first time (5 month)s I had to work through 3 days of service calls for them to take it back to repair even though it was obvious what was wrong.
Summary: I do not have this particular model of HP laptop, but the HP company does not stand behind their product. If you look on the HP message boards you will find many reviews/complaints about laptops made in the last 3 years with motherboard failure 2-3 years after purchasing. HP refuses to do anything for their customers except charge them $249.00 to replace the motherboard. At that price the laptop becomes a throw away item. Unacceptable. Do your research.