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The Pavilion dv9700t is a series of 17" notebook computers from Hewlett Packard.

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Large 17" LCD display

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Thorough set of audiovisual controls, ports, and connections

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Easy to use

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Effective performance for the price

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Cons

Heavy

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Doesn't have enough graphics power to satisfy gaming enthusiasts

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Battery life is substandard

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Not the greatest speaker

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The Pavilion dv9700t is a series of 17" notebook computers from Hewlett Packard.  Processors available are Intel Core 2 Duo dual-core chips with speeds ranging from 2 to 2.6 GHz.  The standard display is 17" widescreen LCD with a resolution of 1440x900 dpi.  An upgrade to 1680x1050 dpi is available as well.  The standard graphics adapter is an NVIDIA GeForce 8400M with 256MB of dedicated memory, with an available upgrade to an NVIDIA GeForce 8600M with 512MB of dedicated memory.  Other display options are a webcam and a fingerprint reader.  Wi-Fi networking is included, using the Intel PRO/Wireless 4965AGN system, and Bluetooth support is an option.  The optical drive is a Lightscribe 8X DVD+/-R/RW with Double Layer Support, with a Blu-Ray ROM option available as well.  The operating system is Windows Vista Home Premium (32 or 64-bit) and upgrades to Vista Business and Vista Ultimate are available.  The standard battery is an 8-cell LiOn, and an high-capacity option is available.  The weight on the average configuration of the dv7z series is 7.7 lbs.

Features
  • Processor Options:  Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5750 (2.0GHz), Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T8100 (2.10GHz), Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T8300 (2.40GHz), Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T9300 (2.50GHz), Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T9500 (2.60GHz)
  • Display:  17" WXGA+ (1449x900 dpi), with enhancement to 1680x1050 dpi optional
  • RAM:  2-4 GB DDR2 (maximum 4GB)
  • Hard Drive:  240-640 GB 5400RPM SATA HD (dual-HD options available)
  • Graphics Adapter:  256MB NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS, OFF 512MB NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS
  • Optional webcam and fingerprint reader available
  • Networking:  Intel PRO/Wireless 4965AGN with optional Bluetooth support
  • Optical Drive:  Lightscribe 8X DVD+/-R/RW with Double Layer Support with optional Blu-Ray ROM
  • Connectivity:  3 USB, 1 Firewire, 1 S-Video, 1 IR, 1 RJ-11, 1 RJ-45, VGA output, HDMI output
  • OS:  Windows Vista Home Premium (32 or 64-bit), Vista Business (32-bit), Vista Ultimate (64-bit)
  • Integrated Altec Lansing speakers
  • Battery:  8-cell LiON, with optional high-capacity version
  • Weight:  7.7 lbs
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