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HP / Hewlett-PackardPavilion dv7-4180us Entertainment 17.3" Notebook Computer (Aluminum Argento Stream Design)
 
4.3

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (1)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast (14)
  • Quality display (14)
  • Quiet (13)
  • Good power output (12)
  • Comfortable keyboard (10)

Cons

  • Heavy (4)

Best Uses

  • Video (12)
  • Web browsing (11)
  • Word processing (10)
  • Music (9)
  • Graphics (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (11), Avid gamer (6), Multimedia professional (6)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (14)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

HP dv7-4180us

I bought this laptop about three weeks ago. It traveled with me to Boston and back. It worked great. I also liked the Oracle Open Office software.
The fingerprint recognition security is...Read complete review

I bought this laptop about three weeks ago. It traveled with me to Boston and back. It worked great. I also liked the Oracle Open Office software.
The fingerprint recognition security is spiffy. The computer operated quietly. Caution, do not rest it on soft materials such as mattress, pillow or the bed. The soft fabric tends to block the airflow to the fan cooling. The computer got very hot within 40 minutes.
The keyboard and touch pad are sensitive and tricky to use. One can easily erase or send messages before completing the task.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

BUYER BEWARE

I purchased this computer and received it 4/8/11 I set it up on 4/9/11. It is very difficult to get the E drive door to open to put CD's or...Read complete review

I purchased this computer and received it 4/8/11 I set it up on 4/9/11. It is very difficult to get the E drive door to open to put CD's or DVd's in and the tiny button on the door you have to push with a pen point. Now I can't get it open at all. Can't feel the G & F knobs to see where your fingers are positioned. To have 4G i5-460M and 2.53GHz with a turbo boost it is slower than my old Toshiba labtop which doesn't have half the stuff that this one has. I thought I would zip through things with all that it said it had. But it is very slow and the left button that you have to push is very stiff and if your not right in the middle of it you can't get it to work. It sounds like it labors to do any simple operation. It is also heavier than my Toshiba and it was only suppose to be about 7 lbs. if feels like it is 10 lbs. But on a positive note..it does have a pretty silver case, but the screen is shiny showing reflections. My first HP I purchased back in 1996 was a desktop, I had very little trouble with it and kept it 10 years. Finally calling tech support one day he told me the thing was so old he had no specs on it. So I purchased a new HP desktop, had trouble with it almost immediately. I kept it about 2 years fighting with it all the time and finally replaced it with this Toshiba laptop which is pretty good, not to much trouble just not enough memory to run graphic programs, that is why I bought this HP. I wanted to run graphic and all the reviews I read were good ones I guess it is just luck that I have with the HP's. Never again.

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5.0

I would buy again

By Joe

from Irvine, ca

About Me Technically Challenged

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable Keyboard
  • Fast
  • Lightweight
  • Long Battery Life
  • Powerful
  • Quality Display
  • Quiet

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Business Use
    • Video
    • Web Browsing
    • Word Processing

    Comments about HP / Hewlett-Packard Pavilion dv7-4180us Entertainment 17.3" Notebook Computer (Aluminum Argento Stream Design):

    best price for a great product

    • Primary use:
    • Business

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    5.0

    It does the job perfectly

    By robgreg

    from Lachute, Quebec, Canada

    About Me Technically Challenged, Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable Keyboard
    • Fast
    • Lightweight
    • Long Battery Life
    • Powerful
    • Quality Display
    • Quiet

    Cons

    • Touch pad's scroll bar

    Best Uses

    • Business Use
    • Music
    • Video
    • Web Browsing
    • Word Processing

    Comments about HP / Hewlett-Packard Pavilion dv7-4180us Entertainment 17.3" Notebook Computer (Aluminum Argento Stream Design):

    We use the laptop for work load, and multimédia, win 7 runs very smootly, so far it realy meets and beyond our expectation.

    One tiny flaw though, we haven't figure out the scroll "touch" on the laptops touch pad

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

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    1.0

    BUYER BEWARE

    By juesue

    from Missouri

    About Me Semi-tecnically challenge

    Pros

    • Pretty silver case
    • Quality Display

    Cons

    • Ext door button small
    • External drive door stuck
    • Heavy
    • Noisy
    • Slow
    • Too Hot

    Best Uses

      Comments about HP / Hewlett-Packard Pavilion dv7-4180us Entertainment 17.3" Notebook Computer (Aluminum Argento Stream Design):

      I purchased this computer and received it 4/8/11 I set it up on 4/9/11. It is very difficult to get the E drive door to open to put CD's or DVd's in and the tiny button on the door you have to push with a pen point. Now I can't get it open at all. Can't feel the G & F knobs to see where your fingers are positioned. To have 4G i5-460M and 2.53GHz with a turbo boost it is slower than my old Toshiba labtop which doesn't have half the stuff that this one has. I thought I would zip through things with all that it said it had. But it is very slow and the left button that you have to push is very stiff and if your not right in the middle of it you can't get it to work. It sounds like it labors to do any simple operation. It is also heavier than my Toshiba and it was only suppose to be about 7 lbs. if feels like it is 10 lbs. But on a positive note..it does have a pretty silver case, but the screen is shiny showing reflections. My first HP I purchased back in 1996 was a desktop, I had very little trouble with it and kept it 10 years. Finally calling tech support one day he told me the thing was so old he had no specs on it. So I purchased a new HP desktop, had trouble with it almost immediately. I kept it about 2 years fighting with it all the time and finally replaced it with this Toshiba laptop which is pretty good, not to much trouble just not enough memory to run graphic programs, that is why I bought this HP. I wanted to run graphic and all the reviews I read were good ones I guess it is just luck that I have with the HP's. Never again.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

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      5.0

      HP Lover

      By JCB Retired

      from Brick, NJ

      About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast
      • Lightweight
      • Quality Display
      • Quiet

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Graphics
        • Web Browsing
        • Word Processing

        Comments about HP / Hewlett-Packard Pavilion dv7-4180us Entertainment 17.3" Notebook Computer (Aluminum Argento Stream Design):

        Have an HP desktop. Purchased the HP Laptop for deck use and to bring along on vacation. [...]Took seconds to set up before we went. Switched email (on Desktop Windows Mail) to stay on Server, so I could read it while away. HP Laptop already had WiFi on it. The Greenbrier (WV) had 2 servers; simply used the icon to connect to the 1 and I was reading our emails. 17"; Fantastic Display.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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        5.0

        Great laptop

        By Beau

        from Mn

        About Me Avid Gamer, Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable Keyboard
        • Fast
        • Lightweight
        • Long Battery Life
        • Powerful
        • Quality Display
        • Quiet

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Business Use
          • Graphics
          • Music
          • Video
          • Web Browsing
          • Word Processing

          Comments about HP / Hewlett-Packard Pavilion dv7-4180us Entertainment 17.3" Notebook Computer (Aluminum Argento Stream Design):

          This is the best notebook ive ever owned, even better than my dell xps 17. It is very fast and can run most games at full specs. The soynd also is loud and superior to any laptop ive ever had. The laptop alsolooks amazing. Alot of people are complaining about the touch pad. It is bad out of the box but if you updater the synaptics driver it is a HUGE difference.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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          5.0

          Great deal! Tons of features!

          By Jim the Runner

          from Chicago, IL

          About Me Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • 17" screen
          • Blu-ray
          • Comfortable Keyboard
          • Fast
          • Intel i5 processor
          • Long Battery Life
          • Powerful
          • Quality Display
          • Quiet

          Cons

          • Heavy
          • Touchpad Mouse

          Best Uses

          • Music
          • Video
          • Web Browsing

          Comments about HP / Hewlett-Packard Pavilion dv7-4180us Entertainment 17.3" Notebook Computer (Aluminum Argento Stream Design):

          This is a great value for the price. A 17" screen, blu-ray, 4GB RAM, and Intel i5 processor, all for [$]! I'm not a big fan of HP's touch pad but it just takes some getting used to. I love everything else. Very fast, great sound quality, HD video, and fingerprint access technology. Highly recommended!

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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          4.0

          HP dv7-4180us

          By Wally

          from Holland, MI

          About Me Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fast
          • Long Battery Life
          • Powerful
          • Quiet

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Graphics
            • Music
            • Video

            Comments about HP / Hewlett-Packard Pavilion dv7-4180us Entertainment 17.3" Notebook Computer (Aluminum Argento Stream Design):

            I bought this laptop about three weeks ago. It traveled with me to Boston and back. It worked great. I also liked the Oracle Open Office software.
            The fingerprint recognition security is spiffy. The computer operated quietly. Caution, do not rest it on soft materials such as mattress, pillow or the bed. The soft fabric tends to block the airflow to the fan cooling. The computer got very hot within 40 minutes.
            The keyboard and touch pad are sensitive and tricky to use. One can easily erase or send messages before completing the task.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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            5.0

            Great value for a great price

            By dervodea

            from Kuwait

            About Me Avid Gamer, Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fast
            • Lightweight
            • Quality Display
            • Quiet

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Music
              • Video
              • Web Browsing
              • Word Processing

              Comments about HP / Hewlett-Packard Pavilion dv7-4180us Entertainment 17.3" Notebook Computer (Aluminum Argento Stream Design):

              [...] the laptop has a great design, it is very light considering it is a 17" model, very quiet, i have installed office suite 2010, a few other apps, updated the system and it runs very fast. Very satisfied with the product and BH, and i would recommended it to anyone.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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              5.0

              Great laptop

              By Alexei

              from New York, NY

              About Me Avid Gamer, Multimedia Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable Keyboard
              • Fast
              • Powerful
              • Quality Display
              • Quiet

              Cons

              • Heavy
              • No Bluetooth
              • Not too heavy for 173 in

              Best Uses

              • Business Use
              • Graphics
              • Music
              • Video
              • Web Browsing
              • Word Processing

              Comments about HP / Hewlett-Packard Pavilion dv7-4180us Entertainment 17.3" Notebook Computer (Aluminum Argento Stream Design):

              Powerful PCU, 4Gb of memory and the HD video make this machine perfect for all home tasks, even the heavy photo and video proccessing. Super bright screen. For such a computer, they should have installed a 7200 rpm hard drive, but for the price it's a great computer.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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              5.0

              Great [...] Product

              By Don

              from Atlanta, GA

              About Me Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fast
              • Lightweight
              • Powerful
              • Quality Display

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Graphics

                Comments about HP / Hewlett-Packard Pavilion dv7-4180us Entertainment 17.3" Notebook Computer (Aluminum Argento Stream Design):

                We brought this laptop for school. It had all the features we wanted and needed. Got it when we were promised, would recommend B&H to anyone.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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                4.0

                No complaints

                By Dre

                from El Paso, TX

                About Me Avid Gamer, Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable Keyboard
                • Fast
                • Long Battery Life
                • Powerful
                • Quality Display
                • Quiet

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Music
                • Video
                • Web Browsing
                • Word Processing

                Comments about HP / Hewlett-Packard Pavilion dv7-4180us Entertainment 17.3" Notebook Computer (Aluminum Argento Stream Design):

                I use this laptop for mobile computing that my android phone cannot handle. Its really a great machine, the hard drive is awesome the processing speed is great. Its just lacking in the RAM department. I increased the RAM and now it blows some I7s right out of the water!

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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                2.0

                Can not use

                By Director

                from Los Angeles, Ca.

                About Me Multimedia Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Quiet

                Cons

                • NO S Video port

                Best Uses

                  Comments about HP / Hewlett-Packard Pavilion dv7-4180us Entertainment 17.3" Notebook Computer (Aluminum Argento Stream Design):

                  DOES Not Have S Video port therefore we can not use as intended. [...]

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business

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                  5.0

                  Good laptop

                  By rayo

                  from Rhode Island

                  About Me Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable Keyboard
                  • Fast
                  • Powerful
                  • Quality Display
                  • Quiet

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Business Use
                    • Graphics
                    • Video

                    Comments about HP / Hewlett-Packard Pavilion dv7-4180us Entertainment 17.3" Notebook Computer (Aluminum Argento Stream Design):

                    The laptop is performing very well. Had no problem with the start up instructions from HP. The performance is extremely good. I have had it three months now without any problems. The updates I got from HP were two so far. One was for the cmos code and the second one for Windows 7. I use the laptop two to three hours daily.
                    Pros: 1. Performance is great
                    2. Almost no noise or heat
                    3. screen very good
                    cons: none

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

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                    4.0

                    "An excellent choice"

                    By Technology and media specialist

                    from Evansville, IN

                    About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable Keyboard
                    • Fast
                    • Powerful
                    • Quality Display

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Graphics
                      • Music
                      • Video
                      • Web Browsing
                      • Word Processing

                      Comments about HP / Hewlett-Packard Pavilion dv7-4180us Entertainment 17.3" Notebook Computer (Aluminum Argento Stream Design):

                      I purchased this to replace an older HP notebook to use for normal home use as well as personal media production. The notebook was easy to set up and easy to use. The "17" monitor is great when working with photos and video.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      powerful laptop

                      By ronen

                      from ISRAEL

                      About Me Avid Gamer, Multimedia Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable Keyboard
                      • Fast
                      • Long Battery Life
                      • Powerful
                      • Quality Display
                      • Quiet

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Music
                        • Video
                        • Web Browsing
                        • Word Processing

                        Comments about HP / Hewlett-Packard Pavilion dv7-4180us Entertainment 17.3" Notebook Computer (Aluminum Argento Stream Design):

                        experience powerful laptop.
                        I like the fastes and eazier work with him.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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                        4.0

                        Speed, features and long battery life.

                        By Stoney

                        from Hopkinsville, KY

                        About Me Avid Gamer, Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable Keyboard
                        • Fast
                        • Long Battery Life
                        • Powerful
                        • Quality Display
                        • Quiet

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Business Use
                          • Graphics
                          • Video
                          • Web Browsing
                          • Word Processing

                          Comments about HP / Hewlett-Packard Pavilion dv7-4180us Entertainment 17.3" Notebook Computer (Aluminum Argento Stream Design):

                          Will be used for home and gaming. Attractive, fast, feature rich, and long battery life make it a no-brainer purchase. Once you get use to the touchpad and its features, there are no cons encountered to date.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

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