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The dv7-3160us is a mid-range entertainment laptop from HP's Pavilion dv7 Series.

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can handle multitasking a large number of programs without slow-down or stutter

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gaming is good, can run everything at medium settings and a few things at high settings

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outer case is solid, doesn't flex when opened or feel like it will crack

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plays videos smoothly, full screen with no stutter or blurring

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frequent reliability issues reported with various internal components

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generates a lot of heat, fan tends to have to run all the time

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printing on the keyboard keys tends to rub off

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The dv7-3160us is a mid-range entertainment laptop from HP's Pavilion dv7 Series.  The laptop is designed with a large 17.3" widescreen HD+ LED-backlit display that  utilizes ATI Radeon HD4530 graphics for gaming or watching movies.  It features a 2.5GHz AMD Turion II Ultra Dual-Core processor with 4GB of DDR2 memory and a 500GB hard drive.  The dv7-3160us offers a full-size keyboard that includes a 10-key numeric keypad and has integrated speakers with a triple bass reflex subwoofer.  It also has 4 USB ports, an HDMI input, and includes Bluetooth connectivity.  The dv7-3160us comes in HP's Imprint Espresso finish in high-gloss black and has a suggested retail price of $850.

  • 17.3" Diagonal High-Definition HP LED BrightView Widescreen Display
  • 1600 x 900 Pixel Resolution
  • 2.5GHz AMD Turion II Ultra Dual-Core Mobile Processor
  • 4GB DDR2 Memory
  • 500GB HDD, 7200 rpm
  • Integrated ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4530 Graphics
  • LightScribe SuperMulti 8X DVD±R/RW with Double Layer Support
  • Full-Size Keyboard with 10-Key Numeric Keypad
  • Altec Lansing Speakers with SRS Premium Sound & Subwoofer
  • Connectivity: Ethernet, WLAN 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth
  • Inputs/Outputs: 4 x USB, 2 x Headphone, 1 x Microphone, 1 x HDMI, 1 x VGA, 1 x ExpressCard, 1 x eSATA + USB Combo, 1 x Firewire
  • OS: Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Weight: 7.69 lbs.
  • HP Imprint Espresso Finish in High-Gloss Black
  • 1 year limited warranty
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