HP dv7-1245dx offers an attractive design, black and silver combination, an impressive battery life if you think this is a desktop replacement more and touch-sensitive media controls. But even so, the resolution of the display is quite low, so you can’t really enjoy HD content. Because this is a more affordable entertainment laptop, with a big size as well, you can easily consider it for replacing your desktop and for managing your daily tasks.
Just don’t expect high-performance from the laptop, because the low price has to have a place to start. With Altec Lansing speakers, HDMI output and mirror-finish accents, passionate of media content will feel like home with this HP Pavilion system.
Priced around $699, this is one of the cheapest largest laptop you can get on the market. And why the low price? It all stands in the performance of the laptop, due to the AMD Turion X2 Dual-Core processor, you will not be able to run any intensive applications or play your 3D games. Other technical parts include the 4GB DDR2 memory, 320GB hard drive, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3200 graphics, Windows Vista Premium and a weight of 7.3 pounds (without the AC adapter). HP is one company that likes being glossy and most of their systems come with a glare casing. This does help you pop out of the crowd and makes you special. The long hinge will manage to hold the screen into place, so no flimsy display in this case. But because of the mirror-like design, the touch pad suffers from less smoother gliding experience. And you will have to watch out against fingerprints and smudges, as there will definitely be some.
Moreover, the overall look of the laptop is impressive, despite the low price. You will also like the touch-sensitive media controls above the keyboard, which will glow depending on the status of some features, such as Wi-Fi for example. There is also the volume slider and when the laptop is in sleep mode, the lights vanish off. The widescreen measures 17” and has a native resolution of 1440×900, which is pretty low in case you want to enjoy HD content at high-quality. The screen suffers from glare, which will be distracting if you plan on working on your laptop outside the house, in the open. But inside, you can adjust the lighting or place the computer in an area with less brightness. And let’s mention the ports as well, HP Pavilion dv7-1245dx provides VGA, HDMI, stereo speakers, headphone and microphone jacks, four USB ports, SD card reader, Wi-Fi, Ethernet and the LightScribe DVD Burner.
To conclude, the laptops’ performance is suitable for multitasking and for handling basic tasks, but not serious video editing and so on. If you just need it for these tasks, you can surely count on it. As for the battery life, it pulled out around 3 hours and 20 minutes, which is quite impressive for a system of this size. The standard warranty is for one year and you also get support via telephone and real-time chat on their main website. On the website you can also find drivers for download, manuals and any other useful information about your product.
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