HP Pavilion 17.3” Quad Core i7 Entertainment Notebook w/ 6GB RAM & Blu-Ray

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HP Pavilion 17.3" Quad Core i7 Entertainment Notebook w/ 6GB RAM & Blu-Ray
$899.99 + $5 Shipping
Condition: New

Product List:

  • 1 HP DV7-3180US Intel Quad Core i7 720QM, 17.3" HD+LED, 640GB, 6GB, Blu-Ray, Nvidia GT 230M, Win7 HP64

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Sorry, but I’ve had one too many Huge Problems and can’t recommend these machines.

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Very nice price for those types of specs. A shame the gfx card is so shoddy compared to the rest of it, though…

okay okay… Now THIS is a laptop.

This deal speaks for itself.

Thumbs up Woot !!!

Here’s a product manual

edit: My laptop only has a 17" screen. I’m getting screen envy…

Ho hum. It’s big and heavy; you probably wouldn’t want to take it through an airport. But you could move it from room to room, or just leave it in one place and let it be more compact than any desktop, with a bigger screen than any netbook.

It’s pretty sturdy, too: I have a client with a 3-year-old version of this, and it still runs fine.

Gets a fairly good review over at PC Mag

Sams Club has same for $749.99 (sorry for bad info, it was a sale item for labor day,
$749.99 for Labor day weekend)

I recently had my first experience with HP customer support. I had been given a pair of HP wireless mice and neither worked. I called in, did the troubleshooting and during the call probably spent half an hour on silent holds for an unknown reason. Overall the call took an hour and fifteen minutes.

They decided to replace one to make sure it wasn’t the computer and then replace the second after I had tested the first. When I called in again I got the pleasure of spending over an hour again while I did the exact same troubleshooting/silent holding.

Obviously this may not be the case with their laptops but I will no longer purchase any HP products based on this experience.

Since when does “Sun Java” (now Oracle Java?) count as “Productivity and Finance Software”?
Same goes for “Microsoft Silverlight”…

But will it do Flash !?
or is that considered anti-Productivity software?

Wow! A ‘newbie’… not a ‘furbie’

Thanks woot!

Here are some links – take that NightGhost…

$1,699 on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Pavilion-DV7-3180US-17-3-Inch-Laptop-Black/dp/B0030XTISE

$1,099 on Newegg (out of stock):

$1,272.92 at Wal-Mart:

CNET Review:

The problem with a laptop this size is you can’t find a carrying case for it that does not cost 25% of the price you paid for the computer. Size doesn’t matter.

RUN…don’t walk from this woot. Cores x4 @ 1.6 ghz boostable to 2.8? And its i7? Not for $900. Invest in an Alienware laptop if you are gonna spend that kind of cash. NOT on this HP. Sorry guys but this one is a steal. Right outta your pocket!!!

Ever since you guys sold out to Amazon, I haven’t seen those terrific low priced deals that made me love you for all these years. Where are those wacky items I can’t live without for those unbelievable prices I can’t find anywhere else?

Here is a nice review roundup of 2010 reviews for various computer manufacturer customer support. HP doesn’t get that great of a rating, but shrug.

Couldn’t agree more. If they upped the 1 year to a 3 year warranty, I still would never buy one of these.

Highly disagree on the Alienware bit. I have had three (yes, 3) replacements for a top of the line m17x that all have had various hardware problems stemming from their motherboards and graphics cards. The one I’m on right now barely functions, but I’m sick and tired of calling Dell every 2 weeks to get them to send me another new one because of the problems its having.

Lenovo, on the other hand, I can’t say enough good things about. 2+ years on a little laptop from them, and the only thing its needed is a keyboard replaced since I use it 16-18 hours/day.