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The dv7-3180us is a mid-range entertainment laptop from HP's Pavilion dv7 Series.

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Pros

eSATA/USB combo drive

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17.3" widescreen monitor with LED backlight

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Large 640GB HDD and 6GB of RAM - plenty for most of today's needs

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ample memory and drive capacity (6GB DDR3, 500GB HDD)

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includes a Blu-ray drive

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great desktop replacement or media laptop option - powerful components, large display

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HDMI output

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affordable price for such a powerful laptop

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Dedicated NVidia GeForce GT 230M videocard with 1GB of video memory

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Cons

Fairly heavy, at 3.5 kg (7.74 lbs), which is to be expected from desktop replacement notebook.

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Not the top of the line videocard for the top of the line laptop

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17.3" display only features a 1600 x 900px resolution - higher than 720p, but not good enough for 1080p

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The dv7-3180us 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 Nvidia GeForce GT230M graphics for gaming or watching movies.  It is an upgrade to the dv7-3160us since it features a 1.6GHz Intel Core i7 processor with 6GB of DDR3 memory and a 640GB hard drive.  The dv7-3180us offers a full-size keyboard with a 10-key numeric keypad and has integrated speakers with a triple bass reflex subwoofer.   It also includes a Blu-Ray ROM which the dv7-3160us lacks, and has 4 USB ports, an HDMI input, and both Gigabit ethernet and Bluetooth connectivity.  The dv7-3180us comes in HP's Imprint Espresso finish in high-gloss black and has a suggested retail price of $1450.

Features/Specs
  • 17.3" Diagonal High-Definition HP LED BrightView Widescreen Display
  • 1600 × 900 Pixel Resolution
  • 1.6GHz Intel Core i7-720QM processor with Turbo Boost Technology
  • 6GB DDR3 Memory
  • 640GB HDD, 5400 rpm
  • Integrated Nvidia GeForce GT 230M
  • Blu-Ray ROM & SuperMulti 8× DVD±R/RW with Double Layer Support
  • Full-Size Keyboard with 10-Key Numeric Keypad
  • Altec Lansing Speakers with SRS Premium Sound & Subwoofer
  • Connectivity: Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth
  • Inputs/Outputs: 4 × USB, 2 × Headphone, 1 × Microphone, 1 × HDMI, 1 × VGA, 1 × ExpressCard, 1 × eSATA + USB Combo, 1 × Firewire
  • OS: Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Weight: 7.74 lbs.
  • HP Imprint Espresso Finish in High-Gloss Black
  • 1 year limited warranty
     
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