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HP Pavilion dv9700 Series Laptop Computers

alaTest has collected and analysed 77 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the price and keyboard. The design and screen also get good comments. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency and battery. There are some mixed opinions about the durability and touchpad.

performance, screen, design, keyboard, price

portability, battery, energy

We analysed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptop Computers the HP Pavilion dv9700 Series Laptop Computers is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP Pavilion dv9700 Series Laptop Computers

 

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

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk 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

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Amazon.com review summary for HP Pavilion dv9700 Series Laptop Computers

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 user reviews of HP Pavilion dv9700 Series Laptop Computers from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

performance, design, price, screen, keyboard

48% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Pavilion DV7T 17" Laptop (Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 at 2.4GHz, 4 GB RAM, 320 GB Hard Drive, NVIDIA GeForce Go 9200M, Webcam, HDMI, Windows Vista PremiHP PAVILION dv9700z- AMD Turion(TM) 64 X2 Dual-Core Mobile Technology Gold Edition TL-64 (2.2 GHz), 4GB DDR2 , NVIDIA GeForce Go 7150M , HP Imprint FiHP Pavilion dv9700t 17" Notebook PC (Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T9300 at 2.5GHz, 3GB RAM, 320GB Hard Drive, Blu-Ray ROM with SuperMulti DVD+/-R/RW Dri

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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...

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"Great until GPU burns out."

 

HP and nVidia need to cowboy up and get this ... 

Good screen real estate, decent performance, great connectivity

GPU is FLAWED! It works well until the GPU gets too hot, typically just out of warranty. Then, you're stuck with a busted graphics card that will NOT run 3D apps, the reason I chose the video card in the first place. THIS IS A KNOWN PROBLEM

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"Good performance; I play World of Warcraft on it"

 

Great laptop. I bought this in June 2008. I... 

Very good performance. I got the 2nd highest screen available and the 2nd highest video card available, plus fairly large upgrade in the disk size

The graphics card can get hot on my left leg sometimes, but most of the time it's not a problem

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Technology:Lithium Ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:28.5cm
Height:4.2cm
Weight:3.6kg
Width:39.6cm

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

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
Model:Dv9702ea Entertainment/Dv9705ea Entertainment
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Pavilion

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / QuickPlay / Touchpad

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:800MHz

Modem

Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Type:Fax / modem

Networking

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

Type:DVD

OS Provided

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

Processor

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

RAM

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

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

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