HP Pavilion dv7-4170us 17.3 Inch Laptop Brief Review


REVIEW SUMMARY

Specifications

  • AMD Phenom II Triple-Core Mobile Processor N850 (2.20GHz, 1.5MB L2 Cache)
  • 4GB DDR3 SDRAM memory (2 x 2GB) (expandable to 8GB)
  • 640GB (5400 RPM) Serial ATA hard drive
  • Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
  • 17.3 Inch diagonal High-Definition+ HP BrightView LED Display (1600 x 900)
  • ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 switchable graphics with 512MB dedicated DDR3 memory up to 2173MB total graphics memory
  • 5-in-1 memory card reader
  • 4 USB 2.0 (4th port shared with eSATA)
  • 1 HDMI
  • 1 VGA (15-pin)
  • 1 RJ -45 (LAN)
  • 1 Headphone-out
  • 1 Microphone-in
  • LightScribe Technology SuperMulti DVD Burner with Double Layer Support
  • Beats Audio and HP Triple Bass Reflex Subwoofer
  • Integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN
  • Wireless LAN 802.11b/g/n WLAN &amp
  • Bluetooth
  • Brushed aluminum finish
  • 101-key compatible with island-style full-size keyboard with integrated numeric keypad
  • HP Clickpad with On/Off button
  • HP TrueVision Webcam with integrated digital microphone
  • HP SimplePass with integrated fingerprint reader
  • Release Date: 2010-10-19
  • Final Grade: 90 4.5 Star Rating: Recommended


HP Pavilion dv7-4170us 17.3 Inch Laptop
AMD Phenom II Triple-Core Mobile Processor N850 (2.20GHz, 1.5MB L2 Cache); 4GB DDR3 SDRAM memory (2 x 2GB) (expandable to 8GB); 640GB (5400 RPM) Serial ATA hard drive; Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit; 17.3 Inch diagonal High-Definition+ HP BrightView LED Display (1600 x 900); ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 switchable graphics with 512MB dedicated DDR3 memory up to 2173MB total graphics memory; 5-in-1 memory card reader; 4 USB 2.0 (4th port shared with eSATA); 1 HDMI; 1 VGA (15-pin); 1 RJ -45 (LAN); 1 Headphone-out; 1 Microphone-in; LightScribe Technology SuperMulti DVD Burner with Double Layer Support; Beats Audio and HP Triple Bass Reflex Subwoofer; Integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN; Wireless LAN 802.11b/g/n WLAN & Bluetooth; Brushed aluminum finish; 101-key compatible with island-style full-size keyboard with integrated numeric keypad; HP Clickpad with On/Off button; HP TrueVision Webcam with integrated digital microphone; HP SimplePass with integrated fingerprint reader
By , Last updated on: 12/3/2014

The HP DV7-4170 is one of HP’s new laptops sporting the Beats Audio technology seen in their ENVY series. While the laptop also has a built-in subwoofer for out-loud listening, the audio quality through headphones is dramatically better than most laptops. This HP offering isn’t quite the processing powerhouse as some of the other laptops mentioned here, but sports a large 17.3 inch HD-quality screen with an amazing 7-hour battery life while still sporting an AMD Triple Core and dedicated graphics with an ATI Radeon 5470. For those long trips where you need a little movie goodness to get you through, the HP DV7-4170 is certainly a solid option.

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