HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook PC
(Kalispell, MT, United States)
HP Pavilion dv7 Full Laptop
I chose this laptop over the competitors because of the sleek design, the awesome 17 inch screen with amazing graphics, and the amazing sound put out by such small and compact Altec Lansing speakers.
It comes with a 2.00 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T6400 Processor, 4 GB of RAM, and a 451 GB hard drive with a 13.9 GB Recovery Drive. It has a DVD player/burner that is Blu-Ray compatible as well.
I would have to say the best thing about this laptop is that it has the best "bang for the buck". At only $1000, this laptop does very good. About the only complaint I really have about this laptop is the battery life. It just doesn't feel like it lasts as long as it should. I'm lucky to make it 2 hours on the "Power Saver" battery option.
The keyboard is very well set up, and everything flows very smoothly. The touchpad so far has been very good. I have not had it scratch or wear-down as easily as some laptops I've used in the past.
In fact, in the year I've had it, it still hasn't worn down. If I wiped the fingerprints off, it'd look good as new. The speakers are just, wow.
I don't think I have heard laptop speakers this good on a laptop for this price. They are very good at picking up the higher ranges, but if you're hoping for bass I wouldn't count on it.
You can't hear most of the bass lines in any song, unfortunately. As far as the performance of this laptop, I'll go back to what I was saying earlier: for the price they're great. I have been able to play some the newer games, like Dead Space and H.A.W.X. (which are fairly graphics intensive) without any real problems.
I can easily run two programs at once without any problems. I can watch DVDs without any glitching or laggy periods. But all-in-all, would I recommend this laptop to a friend?
Definitely, because for the price and the performance it is definitely worth it, and I most certainly would buy from HP again if they were to put out another great price to performance combo.