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alaTest has collected and analyzed 264 reviews of HP ENVY dv7. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the battery. The usability is also appreciated. Views are divided on the screen. The design and price get critical reviews.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the HP ENVY dv7 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP ENVY dv7

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of HP ENVY dv7 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 products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

75% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP ENVY dv7-7332ea Beats Audio 17.3 Inch Laptop(3rd Generation Intel® CoreTM i7-3630QM processor 2.4GHz, 16GB DDR3, 1TB Hard Drive, Genuine Windows® 8HP ENVY dv7-7332ea Beats Audio 17.3 Inch Laptop(3rd Generation Intel® CoreTM i7-3630QM processor 2.4GHz, 16GB DDR3, 1TB Hard Drive, Genuine Windows® 8

Jan, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HP ENVY dv7

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 231 user reviews of HP ENVY dv7 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com.

81% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Envy dv7-7240us 17.3-Inch LaptopHP Envy dv7-7240us 17.3-Inch Laptop

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : Patrick Afschar Kaboli (notebookcheck.net)

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The performance for money ratio is congruent. Almost every manufacturer can take an example of that. Excellent hardware at an affordable price

Jan, 2013

Expert review by (notebookcheck.net)

Review HP Envy dv7-7202eg Notebook

 

Conquering the desktop. The premium HP Envy dv7-7200 makes a bid at being the go-to entertainment center. This 1200 Euro (~$1600) device is put through its paces to figure out its strengths and weaknesses. Read on to find out if it gets our...

Very good display, 12 GBs of RAM, Large hard drive capacity, Good application performance, Blu-ray burner, Good manufacturing quality, The high contrast display with a matte surface, excellent build quality, decent design and better than average...

Relatively loud when utilized, Moderate battery life, No operating system or driver CD/DVD, Lower noise levels at load

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : Andrew Baxter (NotebookReview.com)

HP ENVY dv7 Review

 

The old HP Pavilion dv7 is dead. Long live the ENVY dv7! This update to HP's popular 17-inch multimedia laptop might pack enough value to be a true heir to the PC throne.

Easy to upgrade parts or replace battery ; Dual storage bays ; Multiple processor and graphics configurations ; Great speakers and Full HD screen option ; Standard 2-year warranty

Glossy finish around screen and between keys shows fingerprints and dust ; No touchscreen option for Windows 8, no downgrade support for Windows 7 ; Integrated mouse buttons feel cheap ; Not as attractive as the premium ENVY 17 it has replaced ; The...

The replacement for the Pavilion dv7, the new ENVY dv7, offers a good balance of configuration options and cost.

Dec, 2012

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Great for powering multi tasking work running 2 x Samsung 27" Screens -

 

I'm pretty out of touch with what's available today (was still using a 6 year old Toshiba) until this machine so please excuse my enthusiasm. Hooked this up with 2 x 27 inch screens @ 2ms refresh and Bose speakers. May get external sound card for...

Silent, Amazing Speed, effortless operations, 30 minutes set up to be totally work ready, Price $1444.00, build quality

No Back-lit Keyboard, could do with a bigger keyboard space - I don't need numeric keys

Aug, 2013

Consumer review (officedepot.com)

Do not buy it.

 

Until Microsoft fixes windows 8, I would not buy this computer. The operating system is impossible to navigate. It is not intuitive or user friendly. The computer is fast and efficient. The operating system cripples it. My wife bought this computer and...

Sound Quality, Battery Life, Performance

Difficult to Use, windows 8

May, 2013

Consumer review (officedepot.com)

HP Envy laptop

 

Love the computer so far. Adjusting to Windows 8 - will take a class at local JC. Computer is fast, friendly and loaded with lots of memory! Office Depot staff was extremely helpful and suggested several changes that proved to be very helpful. LOVED...

value, Features, Quiet, Easy to Use, Display Screen, Design, Performance

Mar, 2013

Consumer review (officedepot.com)

Very disappointed ! Can not connect WiFi !

 

I bought this lap top and thought it should be a very good HP higher end laptop product, but turned out very disappointed !! It could not get wireless connection, seems the wireless driver could not hold the WiFi signal , basically this particular...

Feb, 2013

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

DV7 Eny 7205

 

This is a desktop replacement Laptop. The default configuration from HP hobbles this machine a bit. Starting with Windows 8 which is more than useless on a laptop without a touch screen. It has a 32G SSD drive which is wasted as all it does is hold the...

Large matt HD screen,4 usb 3.0 ports,2TB hard disk space.,quite operation,build quality.Blue-Ray,price

Windows 8,no 802.11a,no backlit keyboard,poor default configuration, poor support for Windows 7.

Feb, 2013

Consumer review (officedepot.com)

Great Laptop!!

 

It is a great laptop, the battery get 10 hrs usage. I use my laptop many housrs a day. It has a fast processor. I am very happy with this purchase. I am getting ready to purchase my second one for my business.

Value for Money, Battery Life, Easy to Use, Display Screen, Performance

Jan, 2013

Consumer review (officedepot.com)

Outstanding notebook!

 

This is a loaded notebook with a top processor, memory, etc. Fantasic value and setup was easy. This is my 2nd HP 17" notebook and my family loves it!

Value for Money, Features, Quiet, Easy to Use, Display Screen, Design, Performance

Dec, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Beats / Beats Audio / HD
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Built-in subwoofer: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:4

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):62
Battery life (max):3.5 / 4 / 4.75
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front Camera: / Y / Yes

Certificates

Energy Star certified: / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Silver
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified: Yes

Design

Colour of product: / Black / Black, Metallic
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Metal
Product colour:Black / Black, Metallic
Product Type:Notebook

Display

3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:43.9 / 44
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1600 x 900 / 1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
Full HD: No
HD type:Full HD / HD+ / No
LED Backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen: No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model: / No / NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M / Nvidia GeForce GT 635M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3 / GDDR5
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.65 / 1650 / 2.98
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:AMD Radeon HD 7000 / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 7640G / Intel HD Graphics 4000
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit: Yes
Keyboard layout:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device: / Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:12 / 16 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 6 / 2 x 8
Memory slots: / 2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:No / Yes
4G standard:WiMAX
4G standards:WiMAX
4G WiMAX: Yes
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit LAN, WLAN
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
WWAN: No

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-15 - 60 / -24 - 45

Optical Drive

DVD-R read speed:8
DVD-RAM write speed:5
DVD-RW read speed:8
DVD-RW write speed:8
DVD+RW read speed:8
DVD+RW write speed:8
LightScribe:No / Yes
Optical Drive Interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type: / Blu-Ray DVD Combo / Blu-ray RW / DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL

Other features

Audio system:Beats / Beats Audio / HD
Chassis Type:
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3U, IEEE 802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):416 x 274 x 35.2
Display:
Display diagonal (metric):43.9
Ethernet interface type:Fast / Fast, Gigabit / Gigabit
Graphics adapter family:Intel, NVIDIA / nVidia
Infrared data port: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d, VT-x
Internal modem: No
Number of products included:1
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power supply type:AC/DC
Size:41.6
Type:PC
USB connector type:USB Type-A
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control:N
Manual:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes
Package dimensions (WxDxH):560 x 80 x 345
Package weight:4.6
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:1.4
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1 / 2
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3
USB 3.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:120 / 65 / 90
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor: Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):24 / 25 / 26
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
L2 Cache:6
L3 Cache:6
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset: / Intel HM76 Express / Intel HM77 Express
Number of Processors Supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:2.8 / 3.1 / 3.2 / 3.4
Processor cache:3 / 6
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family: / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / AMD A / Intel Core i7-3xxx
Processor frequency:1.9 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 2.6
Processor lithography:22
Processor Manufacturer:AMD / Intel
Processor Model:A8-4500M / I5-3210M / I5-3230M / I7-3630QM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3600 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA1023 / PGA988
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:E1 / L1
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 45
Tjunction:105

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States: Yes
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Intel 64: Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI): Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:65708 / 71459 / 72056 / I7-3630QM
Processor code:SR0N0 / SR0UX / SR0WX
Processor package size:31 / 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:N / No / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader: Yes
HDD recovery: Yes
Password protection type: Yes

Software

Bundled software:Beats Audio with SRS 3D\nHP Connected Music\nHP Connected Photo\nHP Connected Remote\nHP Coolsense\nHP ProtectSmart\nHP SimplePass\nHP Connected ePrint\nCyberLink Power DVD\nWindows Live Essentials\nAmazon Kindle / Beats Audio\nHP Connected Photo\nHP CoolSense\nHP ProtectSmart\nHP SimplePass\nHP Connected ePrint\nCyberlink Power DVD\nAmazon Kindle\nWindows Live Essentials / Cyberlink Power DVD\nWindows Live Essentials / CyberLink YouCam DE; eBay; HP Support Assistant; Netflix; Skype; Windows Live / HP Utility Center\nHP Recovery Manager / Windows Live; Beats Audio; Cyberlink Power2Go; CyberLink PowerDVD; CyberLink YouCam DE; eBay; HP CoolSense
Drivers included: Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed: / Windows 8
Trial software:Norton Internet Security 2012 / Symantec Norton Internet Security 2013

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD / SD
Flash memory:32
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500 / 640 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
HDD Capacity:1000 / 500
HDD interface:Serial ATA
HDD Speed:5400
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1 / 2
Number of HDDs installed:1 / 2
Storage Media:HDD
Total HDDs capacity:1000 / 2000 / 500
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 2000 / 500 / 640 / 750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.74 / 27 / 27.4
Depth (imperial):27.4
Height :3.52 / 3.53 / 4
Height (imperial):3.53
Weight:3 / 3.14 / 3.15
Width:41.6 / 42
Width (imperial):41.6