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HP Pavilion dv9700 Series Laptop Computers

alaTest has collected and analyzed 96 reviews of HP Pavilion dv9700 Series Laptop Computers. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price and usability. The design and screen are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency and reliability. Views are divided on the touchpad.

performance, screen, design, usability, price

portability, battery, reliability, 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 75/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk 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 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 Laptops on Amazon.co.uk.

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

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

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com 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 Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the price and portability. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the size and reliability, while the durability and image quality get mixed views.

performance, usability, design, portability, price

reliability, size

55% of the reviews on Amazon.com 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 T5550, 3GB RAM, 250GB Hard Drive, Fingerprint Reader, Lightscribe SuperMulti DVD Driv

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: ryank (NotebookReview.com)

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: James (reevoo.com)

HP DV9702EA

 

Everthing really

I didnt get the tv card with it so was a bit disappointed about that

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: Roy (reevoo.com)

HP DV9702EA

 

Laptop excellent. Nice design and a very nice feel to the keyboard. I've had other laptops where the keyboards drive you crazy. Weight and battery life surprisingly good for a 17" (much better than my Acer). Great video card.

A recovery CD/DVD with an operating system and laptop drivers would have been a good idea. My first experience of Windows Vista which is dreadfully slow and cluttered with unecessary programs - once you clean this up and disable unecessary startup's...

May, 2009

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

HP DV9702EA

 

Key pad spacious, screen appears larger than previous 17" laptop - perhaps due to screen resolution etc. Windows Vista easy to use and helpful instructions, laptop faily light in weight compared to Packard Bell. Everything about product is stylish, yet...

battery life could do with being longer than 2 hours.

May, 2009

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

HP DV9702EA

 

it an hp dv lappy - nuff said me thinks

battery life seems to be low - 2 hours or so on max settings, not much better on lower settings

Dec, 2008

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

HP DV9702EA

 

good outways the bad

poor battery life, heavy, hot

Nov, 2008

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

HP DV9702EA

 

Performance is great

Heavy

Nov, 2008

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

HP DV9702EA

 

pic quality

batt life

Oct, 2008

Consumer review by: Matthew (reevoo.com)

HP DV9702EA

 

Great for me, Great screen, good sound, good graphics, good computer, 17" is a good size if not a bit big if you wanted to carry it about (but I don't)

All the 'Free software that nobody wants that comes with it and really slows every thing down' a windows disc and a disc with drivers would be nice, as you need one to remove all the rubbish that comes installed

Oct, 2008

Consumer review by: Julian (reevoo.com)

HP DV9702EA

 

Bought as a replacement for a desktop. Nice large screen and excellent picture quality. Great design, with a well laid out keyboard It's a really nice design with great build quality. A great product.

If you require portability then this product is a little heavy and battery life is quite short, around 3 hours. However I use it mainly as a desktop, and the large screen is excellent.

Oct, 2008

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