Delivers on internal spec, performance and durability. . After handling many laptops in a store, i found the hps had the best build quality; a robust chassis and keyboards that did not spring back and forth when typing. Having handled it quite roughly for the past 9 months it is still going strong. It is fast and i can open multiple tabs; run a caqdas programme with ease and transcribe from audio at the same time. Even the toshibas are flimsy nowadays and i think hp are one of the few brands that match their high calibre internal specs with a superior build quality. A laptop is a mobile machine and i wish other oems acer, asus, lenovo would invest in the durability of their machines. We’ve had laptops for over 2 decades now, they should all be like panasonic toughbooks by now, yet somehow they are getting flimsier than ever.
Great on the inside, crappy on the out. . There is a basic design fault with this laptop. The top sits inside the the case, leaving a gap around the edge. Anyone with a smidgen of hair on their arms will get hem trapped at some point. On top of that there are two thin strips of the plastic case that sit over a pair of speakers, one on each side, at the front of the machine. They just happen to align with the area my wrists sit on the top of the chassis. Initially super glue worked for a while. I have now resorted to araldite and have put that in the gap in the hope that it will prevent my wrists from catching the thin plastic edge. I only have a short time on the guarantee now, so if this doesn’t work then i may well request a replacement.
HP Pavilion dv7-6c54ea 17.3-inch Laptop PC (Intel Core i5-2450M Processor, RAM 6GB, HDD 1TGB, Windows 7 Home Premium)
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- Intel Core i5-2450M 2.5 GHz processor
- Listen to music the way artist intended with the revolutionary Beats Audio and HP Quad speakers – two in the front and two in the rear
- HP CoolSense: whether you are using your notebook at a desk or on the move, HP CoolSense automatically adjusts to deliver the optimum level of comfort
- The HP TrueVision HD webcam makes you look good in any light: whether you are on an HD video call or filming an HD blog post
- If you accidentally drop your PC, HP ProtectSmart’s accelerometre puts the brakes on your hard drive to protect your photos, music and memories
Hp pavilion dv7 – 6c54ea 17. 3 inch laptop. Arrived the day after i ordered it. I had a dvd and bbc iplayer running an hd programme simultaneously with firefox running with ten open tabs while working on a 30,000 word open office document and editing a photograph with elements and it didn’t pause for breath. It’s a beautiful looking machine also. I was quite surprised that windows media player is the default program for playing dvds as it didn’t have the required codecs to do this on my last laptop although that was a vista machine. Sound is impressive, clear and quite loud for a laptop, with plenty of base while playing bbc iplayer in hd is amazing, with no buffering nor drop out. I hate scroll pads and always use a mouse with laptops but this one is a joy to use. It is in fact a touch pad and you can scroll by just drawing two fingers down the pad, (or across to scroll horizontally). You can also pinch the pad to zoom in or out, particularly useful when editing photographs and the pad is backlit by a white accent light which my 17 year old grandson was taken with.
A fan of hp for around 5 years i specifically chose this one for personal use and i have not been disappointed. Great multi media and user friendly and no issues suince purchase.
Had it 3 years finally upgraded to a custom gaming pc but this laptop was awesome and it handled most current games.
HP Pavilion dv7-6c54ea 17.3-inch Laptop PC (Intel Core i5-2450M Processor, RAM 6GB, HDD 1TGB, Windows 7 Home Premium) : Good overall but some issues. Have had this for just over two months now and overall pretty happy, it is good value for the spec. A few extra points for prospective buyers though:1) power management default options disconnect you from wireless internet when you unplug from the mains. It’s not obvious and appears to be just taking ages to connect. You can change the power settings so wireless is always on but it does reduce the battery life. 2) the second hard drive capability is not as simple to use as another reviewer suggested. There is, in the uk, no supplied long hdd connector cable for the second bay. Another buyer called hp and got one supplied; i called and got short shrift. You can apparently buy one from newmodeus in the us but it adds around £25 to the cost. This is imo a very small saving for hp (it wouldn’t cost them anywhere near that to fit it) and a big minus for the buyer.