Wednesday, September 29, 2010

HP-Pavillion DV7-4065DX Laptop Review






Well, where do I start off? Right as of now I am writing this review from one. This thing is a powerhouse of a PC, as an avid gamer, and multimedia creator, this laptop suites every need! With its 17.3-inch, HD 1080p display, it produces bright, clear cut images to compliment its sexy, sexy LightScribe/blue-ray combo reader/burner. The 4gigs of 1333 MHz DDR3 RAM makes this computer load/close processes without the worry of overload, and even so, you can expand the memory up to 8 GB. Even though in awesome brushed aluminum casing, this powerhouse stays cool as a room, even when processing the most demanding games, the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250 ( AMD Premium Vision), though its graphics processing power is shared.... It easily keeps up its end of the bargain with its 1.9 GB approx. total video memory (128Mb is cached) running at a 400 MHz clock speed. Also, to back it all up its got a pretty powerful processing unit which makes me drool/foam out of the mouth, it has a AMD Phenom II N830 Triple-core processing unit clocking in at 2.1 GHz per core. This amount of power allows me to smoothly run (remember while I am typing this) Photoshop CS5 extended x64-bit, Adobe premier CS5, Dreamweaver CS5, and a few word and PowerPoint documents without even slowing down one bit. Oh! And did I mention the 5 hour battery life? A lot of haters complain that its only 2 hours.... either they got a bad unit, or they just don't know how to correctly conserve battery life (learn to conserve.....). Another thing that has become pretty prevalent in laptops (at least for HP) is a fingerprint reader... GENIUS!!! In my opinion, allows me to save type by just swiping a finger for logins. The amount of different ports on this thing is great! It has 4 USB ports all of which are 2.0, and one also acts as an eSATA port, this laptop also includes a media card reader for the photo enthusiast. And also and HDMI output! Talk about easy connectivity to an external monitor/TV and then some of the standards, like and RJ-45 Ethernet port, and 1 VGA output, and a microphone and a headphone jack. Like Skyping? No more need for that external cam/headset! This laptop comes with a built-in 1.2Mega-Pixel camera and built-in microphones. The audio on this laptop is provided by Beats Audio, It comes with a built in subwoofer under the computer, and two speakers on the front plate of the laptop, producing loud, crystal clear audio that will make you have multiple eargasms. It also comes with multimedia keys (which are bound with the f- keys) and also a full-sized numerical key pad for those calculating enthusiasts. One last thing, this laptop comes with a 7200rpm 500 GB SATA hardrive, to store virtually all your documents with speed and ease.

A few things that may take time getting used to though is the track pad, though its mutli-touch feature is awesome, it can tend to slip up and zoom or zoom out the page you where working on, or accidentally slide the page up or down. Also, the keys are spaced out so there are actual spaces between them. HP decided to put a glossy plastic like thing in between the keys.... Which makes it a fingerprint heaven, but nothing a little cue-tip or microfiber cloth can't fix! And one more thing, the microphones tend to be a bit sensitive, so be advised if your talking to a person, they will probably hear whatever is in the background, whether it be music, or even you typing.

So overall, this HP DV7-4065dx (comparable to the HPDV7-4060us) Laptop is a top of the line power-house machine, quite comparable to a desktop computer.

19 comments:

  1. homebuilt all the way! the fastest and cheapest computers are always homebuilt!

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  2. My cousin had this laptop he really enjoyed it!

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  3. Sounds like you're really excited about you're laptop. Lol. Rightfully so! Looks like a beast.

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  4. I can only say, that is one helluva machine :D

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  5. My sister was thinking of getting this one, thanks for the info.

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  6. I definitely would look into it but my laptop is not even a year old; it's an ASUS, but my little brother dropped and broke it about a week after I got it. We sent it in to get it fixed but it's never ran quite right since.

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  7. that was interesting... can't wait to see what you post tomorrow

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  8. I like this blog. I'll check back tomorrow for a new update :)

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  9. I have been thinking about getting a new laptop. My last HP was a lemon but this one sounds like it has some potential. Thanks for bringing it to my attention!

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  10. ive been needing a new laptop lately, but dunno if i should choose a mac or a normal laptop

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  11. Good info. Love my Toshiba Satellite though.

    Following!

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