HP Pavilion dv7t features the following specifications:
- Intel Core i7-2630QM quad-core CPU (2.0 GHz, 6MB L3 Cache) w/Turbo Boost up to 2.9 GHz
- 17.3" diagonal HD+ HP BrightView (glossy) LED Display (1600 x 900)
- Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
- 8GB DDR3 memory
- 660GB total, dual hard drive system (160GB SSD + 500GB at 7200RPM)
- 1GB GDDR5 Radeon HD 6770M graphics
- Blu-ray player and SuperMulti DVD burner
- Gigabit Ethernet and Intel 802.11b/g/n wireless
- TrueVision HD webcam
- 6-cell Li-ion battery (55 Wh) and 120W power adapter
- Dimensions: 16.3" x 10.8" x 1.2"
- Weight: 6.72 with standard battery
- MSRP Starting at $1,049.99
Build and Design
The new HP Pavilion dv7t consists of umber-colored glossy plastic materials with a hard metallic finish. HP has been known to go mostly for style over functionality in its build quality in the 17-inch entertainment notebook realm, but this time around the outer build quality seems to have improved greatly from the last 17-inch dv7t.
The HP Pavilion dv7t is a powerful multimedia notebook with a good combination of processor, storage, and graphics performance.
Fantastic audio quality
Good port selection
Excellent build quality with an appealing design
Heat issue in one spot
Low(ish) battery life.