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HP Pavilion DV7

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5249 reviews of HP Pavilion DV7. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Opinions about the design and usability are overall positive. The price and screen also get good opinions, but there are some mixed reviews about the touchpad and reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP Pavilion DV7 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 181 user reviews of HP Pavilion DV7 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Reviewers are impressed by the portability and price. The usability and screen also get good feedback. There are some critical opinions about the battery.

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78% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Pavilion dv7-6c54ea 17.3 inch Laptop PC (Intel Core i5-2450M Processor, RAM 6GB, HDD 1TGB, Windows 7 Home Premium)HP Pavilion dv7-6c54ea 17.3 inch Laptop PC (Intel Core i5-2450M Processor, RAM 6GB, HDD 1TGB, Windows 7 Home Premium)

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: ( review summary for HP Pavilion DV7


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1676 user reviews of HP Pavilion DV7 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on People really like the design and screen. The price and usability are also appreciated. The touchpad and energy efficiency get mixed views.

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76% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Pavilion DV7-1240US 17.0-Inch LaptopHP Pavilion DV7-1240US 17.0-Inch Laptop

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Manuel Masiero (

Review HP Envy dv7-7202eg Notebook


Conquering the desktop. The premium HP Envy dv7-7200 makes a bid

Very good display; 12 GBs of RAM; Large hard drive capacity; Good application performance; Blu-ray burner; Good manufacturing quality

Relatively loud when utilized; Moderate battery life; No operating system or driver CD/DVD

Wortmann Terra Mobile 1773Q.

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Simon Kohlstock (

Review HP Pavilion dv7-7000sg Notebook


Multimedia in an Aluminum Skin. The HP Pavilion dv7 is a multimedia notebook available for less than 800 Euro (~$1035). Although, the buyer might not get the newest hardware, they should be happy with the nice aluminum case. ...

Case has good workmanship ; Aluminum case ; Very good brightness distribution ; Great speakers ; Fingerprint reader is a nice extra ; Decent keyboard/touchpad combo

Reflective display ; Poor contrast ; Limited processor performance ; Quite warm in certain areas

The limited performance of the processor at load

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: Till Schönborn (

Review HP Pavilion dv7-6c07eg Notebook


Refreshed. HP has improved its multimedia laptop, the Pavilion dv

Great program performance; Powerful graphics card; Sturdy aluminium case; Blu-ray optical drive; 2x USB 3.0; Good battery life

Weak display; Slight throttling; Few workmanship flaws; Somewhat loud under load

The Dell XPS 17 and Asus N75SF use a GeForce graphics card and are two of the fiercest competitors. The HP Envy 17 is another high-quality and impressive alternative.

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Florian Glaser (

Review HP Pavilion dv7-6101eg Notebook


Inexpensive entertainer. HP's dv7-6101eg is a powerful 17-inch no

Reasonable battery life; Graphics switching; Smart design; Classy case; Good performance; Fair price; 2x USB 3.0

Sound of the fan under stress; Rattling hard drive; Mediocre screen quality; Reflective screen; Awkward port layout

In the 17-inch format, the Acer Aspire 7750G, the Dell XPS 17 and the HP Envy 17. In the 15-inch format, the HP dv6-6008eg and the Schenker XMG A501.

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: Klaus Hinum (

Review HP Pavilion dv7-1050eg / 1045eg Notebook


Big Brother. The Pavilion dv7-1050eg and the dv7-1045eg by HP are

Good speakers; Connectivity; Solid workmanship

Gliding properties of the touchpad; Not very quiet; Only GDDR2 video memory

Considering the equipment, the price of 1200.- Euro is alright, especially if you want to use all the available feature (e.g., the Blu-Ray drive).

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (

HP Pavilion dv7 review:


There's a lot to like about the HP Pavilion dv7-6b55dx. It's not that it's an extraordinary laptop or anything, and maybe I'm just too used to seeing ugly, cheap-looking Windows laptops at its price, but the dv7 looks and feels much better than its...

The HP Pavilion dv7-6b55dx is a nice-looking big-screen laptop with long battery life and very good performance for the money.

The dv7's screen is low-resolution for its size and its integrated graphics drag down the performance some.

If you're looking for a lot of screen real estate and enough power for work and play, the HP Pavilion dv7-6b55dx is a good place to start.

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Sarah Jacobsson Purewal (

HP Pavilion dv7 QE: A Gorgeous Laptop That Falls Short in Performance


The HP Pavilion dv7 Quad Edition is HP's higher-end model in its dv7 series. It's undoubtedly a gorgeous machine, but in performance it doesn't quite measure up to other desktop replacement laptops. Still, it's lighter than most 17-inchers, and it has...

Attractive chassis ; Lightweight for its category

Lower-than-average performance ; The speakers disappoint

The HP Pavilion dv7 QE is undoubtedly an attractive machine, but it struggles to match other desktop replacements' performance scores.

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Sherri L. Smith (

HP Pavilion dv7t Quad Edition


The HP Pavilion dv7t Quad Edition's powerful Core i7 processor and optional solid state drive beef up an already great multimedia experience.

Consumers on the market for a multimedia notebook with good looks and strong performance should definitely consider the HP Pavilion dv7t Quad Edition notebook. The quad-core Core i7 CPU can seamlessly stream movies, edit video, and perform just about...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Amber Riippa (

HP Pavilion dv7t Review


HP has refreshed and remodeled its 17-inch quad-core edition multimedia laptops, the HP Pavilion dv7t Quad Series. Does this notebook have the potential to be your main source of computing entertainment? Read our full review on the system to find out!

Excellent performance ; Fantastic audio quality ; Good port selection ; Excellent build quality with an appealing design

Underdeveloped touchpad ; Heat issue in one spot ; Low(ish) battery life

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Eric Grevstad (

HP Pavilion dv7 (2173cl)


Nothing on a notebook collects more smudgy fingerprints than its touchpad, so whoever specified a chrome touchpad for the HP Pavilion dv7 (2173cl) ($999 list) is guilty of sacrificing practicality for style. Other choices that went into this Costco...

Blu-ray and 16:9 display. First-class, full-sized keyboard and keypad. Slick MediaSmart software and miniature remote control

Suitable for games only at modest resolution and detail settings. Crapware

A Blu-ray drive makes the HP Pavilion dv7 (2173cl) desktop replacement laptop a good pick for movie and multimedia buffs.

Jul, 2009

Product Specifications

The HP Pavilion DV7 is a great high-end laptop that is quite powerful. It runs on a 2.0 GHz quad-core Intel Core 2 processor, which makes it ideal for doing just about anything, including gaming. The whopping 6 GB of RAM that are inside it should help to power those heavy applications, and allow you to multi-task easily. The large 17" screen has a 1,600 x 900 resolution, and is powered by a built-in ATI Radeon graphics card. It also comes with a 500 GB hard drive - and a fast one, too, seeing as it spins at 7,200 RPM. The outside of the laptop is a beautifully designed, sleek case. This is an incredibly powerful laptop, which can serve just about any purpose, and easily replace a desktop.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone/Stereo microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/2MB/3MB/6MB


Front Camera: / No / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3

Dimensions & Weight



Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
HD type:Full HD / HD+ / No

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:17.3in/17in
Diagonal Size (metric):43.2cm/43.9cm
Max Resolution:1440 x 900/1600 x 900
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Level:EPEAT Silver


Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.125 / 0.25 / 0.512 / 2
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.022 / 1.533 / 1.535 / 1.695 / 1.789 / 1.79 / 1.791 / 2.202 / 2.287 / 2.299 / 2.302 / 2.303 / 2.685 / 2.714 / 2.815 / 3.738
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116 / 0x166
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)


Country Kits:United Kingdom/United States
Model:Dv7-1020us Entertainment/Dv7-1027ca Entertainment/Dv7-1127cl Entertainment/Dv7-1129wm Entertainment/Dv7-1130us Entertainment/Dv7-1137us Entertainment/Dv7-1150us Entertainment/Dv7-1170us Entertainment/Dv7-1175nr Entertainment/Dv7-1232nr/Dv7-1240us Entertainment/Dv7-1243cl Entertainment/Dv7-1245dx Entertainment/Dv7-1260us Entertainment/Dv7-1261wm Entertainment/Dv7-1267cl Entertainment/Dv7-1270us Entertainment/Dv7-1275dx Entertainment/Dv7-1279wm Entertainment/Dv7-1285dx Entertainment/Dv7-1450us Entertainment/Dv7-1451nr/Dv7-1464nr Entertainment/Dv7-1468nr Entertainment/Dv7-2040us Entertainment/Dv7-2111us Entertainment/Dv7-2170us Entertainment/Dv7-2180us Entertainment/Dv7-2185dx Entertainment/Dv7-2270us Entertainment/Dv7-3060us Entertainment/Dv7-3065dx Entertainment/Dv7-3080us Entertainment/Dv7-3085dx Entertainment/Dv7-3160us Entertainment/Dv7-3165dx Entertainment/Dv7-3180us Entertainment
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Pavilion

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Keyboard / QuickPlay / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touchpad/Touchpad / Keyboard


Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit: Yes


Data Bus Speed:1066MHz/2000MHz/800MHz


Color:Black/Black / Silver/High-gloss black / HP Imprint - Espresso/HP Imprint - Espresso


Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Type:Fax / modem

Multimedia Functionality

TV Tuner Type:Digital and analog TV


4G: No
Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Bluetooth / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Bluetooth / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11 / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11n/IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11n/IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Bluetooth / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11n/IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Fast Ethernet/I
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n/802.11 a/b/g/n (draft)/802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth/802.11b/g/802.11b/g/n/Bluetooth / 802.11 a/b/g/n/Bluetooth / 802.11b/g/n

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage


OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition

Ports & interfaces

LAN/VGA combo port: No
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2 / 3


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.6GHz/2.13GHz/2.1GHz/2.26GHz/2.2GHz/2.4GHz/2.5GHz/2GHz
Conflict Free processor:No / Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32 / 8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):17.1 / 21 / 21.3 / 25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:2 / Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 1333,1600 / 800,1066
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 800/1066 / DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR3/L/-RS 1333/1600
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core/Quad-Core
Processor cache level:L2 / L3
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / Smart Cache, L2 / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Arrandale / Clarksfield / Ivy Bridge / Merom / Penryn / Sandy Bridge
Processor Number:I7-720QM/M600/M620/P7350/P7450/P7550/P8600/Q9000/RM-70/RM-72/RM-74/RM-75/T5800/T6400/ZM-82
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo P7000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo P8000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T5000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T6000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T9000 series / Intel Core 2 Quad Q9000 series for Mobile / Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-3100 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-400 series / Intel Core i5-500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-2600 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3600 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-700 Mobile series / Intel Pentium P6000 series for Mobile / Intel Pentium T4000 series for Mobile
Thermal Design Power (TDP):10 / 25 / 35 / 45
Type:Core 2 Duo/Core 2 Quad/Core i7/Turion II Ultra mobile processor/Turion X2 mobile processor/Turion X2 Ultra mobile technology

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / 2 / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor ARK ID:35562 / 35568 / 35569 / 35581 / 36734 / 36750 / 37251 / 37253 / 37255 / 40479 / 40480 / 42014 / 43122 / 43529 / 43537 / 43544 / 43568 / 47341 / 47663 / 49020 / 49022 / 49058 / 50175 / 50179 / 52219 / 52224 / 52952 / 53450 / 53452 / 53470 / 64899 / 65700 / 65708
Processor package size:22 / 31 / 34 / 35 / 37.5 / 37.5x37.5 (rPGA988B); 31 x 24 (BGA1023) / rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28


Installed Size:4GB/6GB
Max Supported Size:8GB


Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection: Yes

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /90 days warranty

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:250GB/320GB/320MB/400GB/500GB/640GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:AMD VISION Premium/Intel Centrino/Intel Centrino 2
Recommended Use:Home use

Video Memory

Installed Size:1024MB/128MB/1GB/512MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3200/ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200/ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4530/ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650/ATI Radeon HD 3200/ATI Radeon HD 3650/Intel GMA 4500MHD/NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GS/NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT/NVIDIA GeForce GT 230M