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hp HP Pavilion dv7-3180us Entertainment Notebook PC, Espresso Black

Ultimate Quad-Core Power and features, wide-screen HD entertainment including Blu-ray Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Intel Core i7-720QM Processor (1.6GHz) with Turbo Boost Technology 6144MB DDR3 memory, 640GB hard drive with built-in protection 17.3" (diagonal) HD+ LED BrightView display (1600 x 900) Nvidia discrete graphics (1GB) Gigabit Ethernet LAN and Bluetooth Premium sound with triple bass reflex sub-woofer HP MediaSmart Application for entertainment management Corel photo and video editing software
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4 out of 4(100%)reviewers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for HP Pavilion dv7-3180us Entertainment Notebook PC, Espresso Black
Review 1 for HP Pavilion dv7-3180us Entertainment Notebook PC, Espresso Black
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5 / 5
5 / 5

I love it!

PostedMay 26, 2010
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Location:Williston, ND
Gender:Female
Computer proficiency:Advanced
Age:40-54
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I wanted a laptop after 20+ years of using desktops. But I couldn't stand the thought of going slower.. I spend a great deal of time online and I'm trying to set up a website for a home-based business.. thus I needed to have improved performance in my computer. Also I needed something that would take up less space and entertain me at night while working into the wee hours.
Initially I purchased a relatively mid-to top line laptop at my local store- I'm in a small town with only one store with electronics, one guess what that store is..? Anyhow I purchased a brand other than hp, one I've had in a desk top for many years and the mic on the webcam didn't work. I need a good webcam/mic as I visit with my grandchildren several states a way via my computer. So after many hours on the phone with technicians I gave up and purchased the same model from the same store- as it was the top model available.. and low and behold the same problem with that machine. I then happen to call an HP tech to help me set my hp printer up on Windows 7 and began telling him of my woes and what I really wanted in a new laptop.. he had his supervisor call me the next day,. Even then they didn't suggest this model.. however because I'd wasted almost a month trying out other laptops and having problems.. I found this one online as a 'quick ship' and thought what the heck- go for broke :). Called up the hp tech so he could get the sale and, received it in two days .. ILOVE IT.
Its fast, everything works!! The touchpad is really wonderful, smooth as silk- feather touh is all it takes to move. After two weeks, I still haven't tried out everything, but thus far I have not had to call any techs.. I've not been frustrated.. I can do mulitple things at once quickly and I am more than satisfied. I will, imo not need to purchase another computer for a very long time. Well done HP.
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Review 2 for HP Pavilion dv7-3180us Entertainment Notebook PC, Espresso Black
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Good Purchase

PostedMay 25, 2010
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Location:San Antonio TX
Gender:Male
Computer proficiency:Intermediate
Age:40-54
Performance 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I was looking for other brands and I think that the best choice of design, features and price
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Review 3 for HP Pavilion dv7-3180us Entertainment Notebook PC, Espresso Black
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Worth every penny!!!

PostedJanuary 12, 2010
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Gender:Male
Computer proficiency:Advanced
Age:25-39
I bought this little piece of heaven for multiple reasons. I needed a desktop replacement since it is pretty outdated. I also needed a computer strong enough for gaming purposes. Lastly, I needed a computer that can run an extensively high graphics application (3ds Max). After two weeks of trying to push this baby to its limit, it has yet to disappoint. I love Windows 7 and I'm actually writing this review while watching a dvd at the same time. The screen is bright and crisp. Internet runs smoothly and HP Media Smart is a dream come true! Only cons I can think of is the size and weight, but that is expected from a 17" widescreen multimedia beast. All in all, extremely pleased with this purchase.
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Review 4 for HP Pavilion dv7-3180us Entertainment Notebook PC, Espresso Black
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Very Nice Laptop

PostedJanuary 12, 2010
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Gender:Male
Computer proficiency:Advanced
Age:40-54
Ordered this laptop as a Christmas gift for my wife. Set-up was easy and straight forward. I find it to be a top-notch laptop for what we use it for; light/medium gaming, photo editing & enhancement, internet. We are coming from Windows XP-MCE and we both like Windows 7 and find it easy to use. Runs fast and hiccup free due to the processor and ram. Plenty of HD space. It is a large laptop (read the dimensional data and weight in the specs) but it isn't any problem for us as we won't be climbing mountains with it. The only con I have is battery life; it doesn't last very long, but charges pretty quickly. Of course you can change your power profile in Windows to reduce the amount of power used to extend the battery life a bit. We'll probably buy a long-life battery and use the OEM as a stand-by. Overall we are very satisfied.
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