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HP Pavilion dv9700 Series Laptop Computers

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 reviews of HP Pavilion dv9700 Series Laptop Computers. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the keyboard and design are overall positive. The usability and screen are also appreciated. Views about the touchpad and portability are different. There are some less positive reviews about the energy efficiency and battery.

performance, screen, usability, design, keyboard

reliability, battery, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP Pavilion dv9700 Series Laptop Computers is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for HP Pavilion dv9700 Series Laptop Computers


alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of HP Pavilion dv9700 Series Laptop Computers from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: HP Pavilion Media Center dv9705 Turion 64 X2 TL-60 2 GHz, 2048 Gb, 120 Gb 17 ", DVD±RW Qwerty, Vista Home Premium English

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for HP Pavilion dv9700 Series Laptop Computers


alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of HP Pavilion dv9700 Series Laptop Computers from The average user rating for this product is 2.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Views about the price and portability are overall positive. The design and usability also get good opinions. There are some critical opinions about the size and reliability. There are some mixed views about the durability and image quality.

performance, usability, design, portability, price

reliability, size

55% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Pavilion dv9700t 17" Notebook PC (Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5550, 3GB RAM, 250GB Hard Drive, Fingerprint Reader, Lightscribe SuperMulti DVD DrivHP Pavilion DV9700T 17" Notebook PC (Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T9300 at 2.5GHz, 4 GB RAM, 320GB Hard Drive, Lightscribe SuperMulti DVD Drive, 1023 MHP Pavilion dv9700t 17" Widescreen Laptop, Intel® Core TM 2 Duo processor T5500 , 17.0" WXGA+ High-Definition BrightView Widescreen Display (1440 x 9

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: ryank (

HP Pavilion dv9700t User Review


HP offers an array of customizable options when you order a laptop from their website. I started with the base dv9700t model, which cost a shade less than $1,000, and customized my way up to just over $1,400. There was a special coupon (which might...

Great keyboard ; Good performance with T8100 processor ; Excellent screen with dual backlights

Minor feedback on the headphone jacks ; Not the best touchpad and buttons

The battery that comes stock is an 8-cell, but I upgraded to the high-capacity 8-cell, which is the only other option. With the brightness turned up all the way, the battery lasted just about three hours before kicking off. Owners can reasonably expect...

Apr, 2008

Consumer review by: whitfordg (

HP 9700t desktop replacement computer.


This was purchased to replace my aging desktop computer and I wanted the option to take it on the road as well. Built in WIFI is strong and easy to use. The screen clarity is amazing and the computer looks 'cool' with the case design. Now the...

Screen size and clarity, full sized keyboard, speed!

Touch pad is a little slow, heavy, battery life.

Oct, 2008

Consumer review by: bigsaver (

Superb performer


This computer is one great performer. It has great speed, sufficient RAM to run many applications in parallel. The screen size & resolution is just great. Added a TV tuner & get HD quality playback. Stunning ia all I can say. Webcam is decent. On the...

Overall performance, Screen & resolution, Hard drive, built in webcam & finger print reader

Fan noise, can get hot, somewhat heavy, battery life, Speakers could have been better, bloatware loaded by HP

Sep, 2008

Consumer review by: kels86324 (

I really like this computer so far


I have had this computer for about a week now and so far I love it. I ordered directly from HP and was able to customize it with higher ram and screen resolution. I also got the TV Tuner Card. Performance has been great so far and I've been able to ...

Location of touch pad makes, Norton is Pre-installed, Documentation is weak.

Display, HDMI Port, Media Card Reader, Touch Sensitive Audio Controls.

Aug, 2008

Consumer review by: eatme85 (

Decent Gaming Laptop


Specs model owned: DV CTO9001 Processor: Intel core 2 duo 2.0Ghz (T7200) Memory: 2 gig HD: 160gig Video: 512mb Geforce 7600 GO display: 1680x1050 OS: Vista Ultimate 64bit background: I previously had and Acer Travelmate ...

Excellent Value for the money, Easy to use, Great gaming Graphics, Fast.

A little bulky, Runs hot when gaming, cant fit 4 gig in it.

Apr, 2008

Consumer review by: kirkhilles (

DV9000T/DV9009 Reviews - Fantastic Laptop


I have both a DV9000T (with the upgraded nVidia 256 meg GeForce 7000 series Video, standard LCD) and a DV9009 (with the standard video, but upgraded brighter LCD) and I can tell you that both of these machines are fantastic! First off, the exterior is ...

Beautiful Screen/Exterior- Fast Performance

Be careful of excessive heat - make sure you get an extended warranty

Feb, 2008

Consumer review by: sareece (

Dell Inspiron E1705


I bought this computer in January of 2006. It seemed like a fairly decent computer for the first couple of months. First problem I had, was I was typing and the left "Ctrl" key came off. I finally figured out how to put it back in correctly. It ...

It works...

Its slow, power cord isnt durable, cheaply built, faulty left hinge, etc etc.

Feb, 2008

Consumer review by: ashengrey (

A lot of features for the price


Overview: This machine has the following hardware installed: - 160 Gb Hd - 2 Gb RAM - Bluetooth/WiFi - Fingerprint reader - Touchscreen - 2.0 GHz AMD Turion DuoCore - Lightscribe DVD Items NOT installed: - Webcam - TV tuner I originally ...

Sharp screen, decent keyboard, fast processor

Mediocre integrated sound ; device generates A LOT of heat

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: cascadia (

Extremely Poor Quality


CAUTION: Warranty starts before PURCHASE! In the first year the power button stopped working, the battery lock (that you use to open the battery to reset it) is frozen, the actual letters on the keyboard have worn off the bottom row and the don't ...

Good Brand Name, Beautiful Screen, History of high quality products (no longer)

The most basic functionality failed. Overseas support is hard to understand, rude and non-responsive.

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: jbhut (

Hello Tablet, Good Bye Everything Else


Hello Tablet, Good Bye Everything Else Product: TX1000z Company: HP Type: Tablet Notebook My Story Over the years I have always shopped around for the smallest, most versatile, computing device possible. I am an on the go ...

Small, touch screen, fast and fingerprint security option

Only one option for graphics card and you need a screen protector.

Nov, 2007

Product Specifications

HP Pavilion dv9700 Entertainment series is an ultra-stylish notebook PC powerful enough to take on the most demanding of challenges. A widescreen display and leading edge mobile processors make this notebook an entertainment powerhouse.

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Technology:Lithium Ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:17in
Diagonal Size (metric):43.2cm
Max Resolution:1440 x 900
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Level:EPEAT Silver


Model:Dv9702ea Entertainment/Dv9705ea Entertainment
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Pavilion

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / QuickPlay / Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:800MHz


Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Type:Fax / modem


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage


OS Provided

Edition:Windows Vista Home Premium
Family:Windows Vista
Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium


64-bit Computing: Yes
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:TL-60
Type:Turion 64 X2 mobile technology


Installed Size:2GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:120GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Recommended Use:Home use

Video Memory

Installed Size:256MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce 7150M/NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS