HP (Hewlett-Packard) ENVY dv7-7240us Black 17.3" Notebook

2.5 GHz Intel Core i5-3210M, 8 GB DDR3, 750 GB HDD, DVD±RW DL, Intel HD Graphics 4000, Windows 8, LED Backlight - MPN: C2H70UA
Product Details
Description
Desktop performance and entertainment that excites. Experience rocking entertainment from the comfort of your home with the powerful desktop alternative the HP ENVY dv7.
Quick Glance
Laptop Type Notebook
Operating System Windows 8
Included Network Card IEEE 802.11b/g/n, Gigabit Ethernet
Display Type BrightView LED Backlight
Included Drives DVD-RAM/R/RW
Interface Connection 1 x USB 2.0, 2 x USB 3.0, HDMI Yes, VGA Yes, Ethernet RJ-45 Yes, Audio Line In Yes, Audio Line Out Yes
Video Chipset Intel HD 4000
Processor Class Intel Core i5
Green Compliance EPEAT Silver, ENERGY STAR
Expert Reviews
HP Envy DV7 Series Series
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Aug 16, 2013

Testseek.com has collected 18 expert reviews for HP Envy DV7 Series Series and the average expert rating is 80 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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User Reviews
Unhappy
2 Star Review   By anonymous - May 13, 2013   

Very unhappy with this model. Purchased from Costco, Returned 3 of them before I got one which was undamaged. I was told by M.S. that I could play all my old XP games on this Win7 if I upgraded to Win7 Pro. Not. I would not buy it again. I'll use it for as long as I can, and then use it as a boat anchor.

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Maybe the Best Envy for the price
5 Star Review   By DaStavman on HP - Apr 12, 2013   

I bought this Envy at a computer store. (eg. Staples....) I have had it since early November of 2012 and got it at a great price. Overall looks great, nice finish, runs perfect, never stalls, very fast, very good sturdy construction-build and the Dr. Dre Beats Audio Speaker System rocks. You can adjust the equalizer to perfection. Pair it with Norton 360 after the trial of Internet Security expires and a Logitech M510 wireless laser mouse and you'll be all set. Enjoy it!!!

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Does everything I need.
5 Star Review   By kruck191 on HP - Mar 29, 2013   

Good features and good performance

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Great Laptop
4 Star Review   By Winston123 on HP - Feb 1, 2013   

Really like this laptop. Had it up and running in just a few minutes. It starts quickly, pages load very fast and if a page does freeze, was able to correct quickly. The keyboard is great and has a very good feel. Screen is good size and very clear. Videos work great. Had somewhat of a learning curve with Windows 8 though. And really missed the "Start" button. I started reading reviews and blogs on Windows 8 and found a way to add one. It works great! I don't like some of the software that was included, but was able to delete very easily. Overall, am very satisfied - with laptop and HP. Used the live chat...was quick, easy and all my questions were answered immediately. Have some problems with Microsoft though....

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Good Features and Performance
4 Star Review   By tmadrk on HP - Jan 13, 2013   

I purchased this laptop to replace an aging laptop that was getting too wore out to run today's software. I had major problems getting the wireless adapter card in this model to work. It would constantly disconnect even if I was sitting next to the router. Tech Support tired to fix the problem with no fix. I finally messed around and I found a cure and now the wireless adapter hardly ever loses the wireless connection. This model has plenty of power and performance as I am a power user, meaning I have lots of windows open while I work in several software programs at once. I also like that the cooling fans keep this laptop cool. In fact this laptop runs far cooler than the old one I have. No more well done thighs for me. My only major complaint is that this model does not have a back lit keyboard. With the case being all black it gets really hard to see the keyboard on dark days. I purchased a USB LED light that works off the USB port which cured the dark keyboard problem. Plus I love the HD screen as the colors and imagines all look great. Netflix and Hulu movies all look as good on my laptop as they do on my HDTV. I miss not having a second hard drive built into this laptop but I will be getting an external hard drive to fix that problem. I refuse to keep back up photos, drivers, and other important data on the same hard drive that Windows is installed on. Overall this laptop is a good desktop replacement and it can be used on the go as well.

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EXCELLENT
5 Star Review   By Lindsay1972 on HP - Dec 19, 2012   

I LOVE this machine! Smooth and very fast. HP accessories are seamless. The perfect in between a laptop and desktop computer. The screen is beautiful

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Great sound
5 Star Review   By HappyCamper01 on HP - Dec 11, 2012   

I liked the great sound and the screen size. The performance is very good too.

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great all around computer
5 Star Review   By nutsorry on HP - Dec 3, 2012   

simply put this is a great computer. Unless you are heavy into graphics, 3D games, downloading tons of stuff, or seriously running more than a dozen programs simultaneously I don't see why you'd need any other computer. Yea, the I7 processor is bigger, badder better but most folks won't, don't need it. This computer did have some bugs I had to work out and learning about it. Not to mention that I never used windows 8 before this. It did not take me long however to appreciate what a work of art this is. When I first got this I wondered if it would perform to my hopes and expectations but instead it has far exceeded them.

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FIne product at reasonable price
4 Star Review   By BJeff on HP - Nov 26, 2012   

The HP Envy dv7-7240us is a fine product. It has solid construction, great features, and great performance. At this time it is working fine. I will say that there were some bugs for me to get it to run, mostly due to application software that came bundled with the unit: The pre-installed Norton Internet Security would block Homegroup networking and some other file sharing between PCs from working. After I uninstalled Norton, and reverted to Windows Firewall and Windows Defender, networking is working. The pre-installed CyberLink PowerDVD prevented Windows Media Player from writing to DVD. The system would complain that the blank DVD's were not writable. After I uninstalled PowerDVD, Windows Media Player can write DVDs. This solution was provided by the HP support desk. HP Backup and Recovery would not create the recovery disks. The 24 hour HP support desk helped me resolve these issues, and the unit is running fine now. We are happy with it.

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Poor capabilities
3 Star Review   By Anonymous on HP - Nov 11, 2012   

The Envy runs much slower than I anticipated and slower than the previous dv7s I have owned. But, I understand from tech support that it may be due to Windows 8. I have problems with the keyboard as it will not record the key strokes that I believe I am making. As a result HP is going to change out the keyboard.

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Product Details
Description
Desktop performance and entertainment that excites. Experience rocking entertainment from the comfort of your home with the powerful desktop alternative the HP ENVY dv7.
Quick Glance
Laptop Type Notebook
Operating System Windows 8
Included Network Card IEEE 802.11b/g/n, Gigabit Ethernet
Display Type BrightView LED Backlight
Included Drives DVD-RAM/R/RW
Interface Connection 1 x USB 2.0, 2 x USB 3.0, HDMI Yes, VGA Yes, Ethernet RJ-45 Yes, Audio Line In Yes, Audio Line Out Yes
Video Chipset Intel HD 4000
Processor Class Intel Core i5
Green Compliance EPEAT Silver, ENERGY STAR
Summary
Product Title HP (Hewlett-Packard) ENVY dv7-7240us Black 17.3" Notebook
Manufacturer HP (Hewlett-Packard)
Power Score 4.3 | 12 Reviews
Processor
Processor Speed: 2.50 GHz
Memory
Memory Technology: DDR3 SDRAM
Installed Memory: 8 GB
System
Input Devices: TouchPad
Slots: Secure Digital (SD) Card, MultiMediaCard (MMC)
Display
Display Size: 17.3 in
Storage
Hard Drive Capacity: 750 GB
Features
Included Devices: Built-In Microphone Yes, Built-In Fingerprint Reader Yes, Built-In Webcam Yes
Number of Cells: 6-cell
General
Color: Midnight Black
Dimensions
Height: 1.4 in
Width: 16.4 in
Depth: 10.8 in
Weight: 6.94 lbs
Warranty
Warranty Information: 1 Year
More Info
URL: Manufacturer Link
Expert Reviews
HP Envy DV7 Series Series
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Aug 16, 2013

Testseek.com has collected 18 expert reviews for HP Envy DV7 Series Series and the average expert rating is 80 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

Read the full review »

User Reviews
Unhappy
2 Star Review   By anonymous - May 13, 2013   

Very unhappy with this model. Purchased from Costco, Returned 3 of them before I got one which was undamaged. I was told by M.S. that I could play all my old XP games on this Win7 if I upgraded to Win7 Pro. Not. I would not buy it again. I'll use it for as long as I can, and then use it as a boat anchor.

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Maybe the Best Envy for the price
5 Star Review   By DaStavman on HP - Apr 12, 2013   

I bought this Envy at a computer store. (eg. Staples....) I have had it since early November of 2012 and got it at a great price. Overall looks great, nice finish, runs perfect, never stalls, very fast, very good sturdy construction-build and the Dr. Dre Beats Audio Speaker System rocks. You can adjust the equalizer to perfection. Pair it with Norton 360 after the trial of Internet Security expires and a Logitech M510 wireless laser mouse and you'll be all set. Enjoy it!!!

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Does everything I need.
5 Star Review   By kruck191 on HP - Mar 29, 2013   

Good features and good performance

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Great Laptop
4 Star Review   By Winston123 on HP - Feb 1, 2013   

Really like this laptop. Had it up and running in just a few minutes. It starts quickly, pages load very fast and if a page does freeze, was able to correct quickly. The keyboard is great and has a very good feel. Screen is good size and very clear. Videos work great. Had somewhat of a learning curve with Windows 8 though. And really missed the "Start" button. I started reading reviews and blogs on Windows 8 and found a way to add one. It works great! I don't like some of the software that was included, but was able to delete very easily. Overall, am very satisfied - with laptop and HP. Used the live chat...was quick, easy and all my questions were answered immediately. Have some problems with Microsoft though....

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Good Features and Performance
4 Star Review   By tmadrk on HP - Jan 13, 2013   

I purchased this laptop to replace an aging laptop that was getting too wore out to run today's software. I had major problems getting the wireless adapter card in this model to work. It would constantly disconnect even if I was sitting next to the router. Tech Support tired to fix the problem with no fix. I finally messed around and I found a cure and now the wireless adapter hardly ever loses the wireless connection. This model has plenty of power and performance as I am a power user, meaning I have lots of windows open while I work in several software programs at once. I also like that the cooling fans keep this laptop cool. In fact this laptop runs far cooler than the old one I have. No more well done thighs for me. My only major complaint is that this model does not have a back lit keyboard. With the case being all black it gets really hard to see the keyboard on dark days. I purchased a USB LED light that works off the USB port which cured the dark keyboard problem. Plus I love the HD screen as the colors and imagines all look great. Netflix and Hulu movies all look as good on my laptop as they do on my HDTV. I miss not having a second hard drive built into this laptop but I will be getting an external hard drive to fix that problem. I refuse to keep back up photos, drivers, and other important data on the same hard drive that Windows is installed on. Overall this laptop is a good desktop replacement and it can be used on the go as well.

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EXCELLENT
5 Star Review   By Lindsay1972 on HP - Dec 19, 2012   

I LOVE this machine! Smooth and very fast. HP accessories are seamless. The perfect in between a laptop and desktop computer. The screen is beautiful

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Great sound
5 Star Review   By HappyCamper01 on HP - Dec 11, 2012   

I liked the great sound and the screen size. The performance is very good too.

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great all around computer
5 Star Review   By nutsorry on HP - Dec 3, 2012   

simply put this is a great computer. Unless you are heavy into graphics, 3D games, downloading tons of stuff, or seriously running more than a dozen programs simultaneously I don't see why you'd need any other computer. Yea, the I7 processor is bigger, badder better but most folks won't, don't need it. This computer did have some bugs I had to work out and learning about it. Not to mention that I never used windows 8 before this. It did not take me long however to appreciate what a work of art this is. When I first got this I wondered if it would perform to my hopes and expectations but instead it has far exceeded them.

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FIne product at reasonable price
4 Star Review   By BJeff on HP - Nov 26, 2012   

The HP Envy dv7-7240us is a fine product. It has solid construction, great features, and great performance. At this time it is working fine. I will say that there were some bugs for me to get it to run, mostly due to application software that came bundled with the unit: The pre-installed Norton Internet Security would block Homegroup networking and some other file sharing between PCs from working. After I uninstalled Norton, and reverted to Windows Firewall and Windows Defender, networking is working. The pre-installed CyberLink PowerDVD prevented Windows Media Player from writing to DVD. The system would complain that the blank DVD's were not writable. After I uninstalled PowerDVD, Windows Media Player can write DVDs. This solution was provided by the HP support desk. HP Backup and Recovery would not create the recovery disks. The 24 hour HP support desk helped me resolve these issues, and the unit is running fine now. We are happy with it.

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Poor capabilities
3 Star Review   By Anonymous on HP - Nov 11, 2012   

The Envy runs much slower than I anticipated and slower than the previous dv7s I have owned. But, I understand from tech support that it may be due to Windows 8. I have problems with the keyboard as it will not record the key strokes that I believe I am making. As a result HP is going to change out the keyboard.

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An Excellent product
5 Star Review   By thomas68 on HP - Nov 5, 2012   

This product out does all others, and you can not find a better product for the same price.

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