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HP Pavilion DV7-3180US 17.3-Inch Laptop

The HP Pavilion DV7-3180US 17.3-Inch laptop has the performance and size to be a true desktop replacement laptop computer. At nearly 8 lbs and a size of 16.2″ (L) x 10.9″ (D) x 1.37″ (min H)/1.70″, you’d have to be a giant to consider carrying this further than to the living room or your bed room.HP Pavilion DV7 3180US 17.3 Inch Laptop

All that size gives you a lot of room for power.  The system comes with an Intel® Core™ i7-720QM processor with 1.60GHz with Turbo BoostTechnology up to 2.80GHz. The processor has 6MB of Intel SmartCache and 4 processing cores.  This will give you plenty of processing power to decode all those Blu-Ray movies you can watch on the system’s LightScribe Blu-ray ROM with SuperMulti DVD±R/RW Double Layer Support.

Those movies will look great on the 17.3” Diagonal HD+ LED HP BrightView Widescreen Display (1600 x 900) that comes with the laptop.  It’s all driven by an Nvidia GeForce GT 230M with up to 2815MB total graphics memory with 1024MB dedicated to the graphics card.

This HP Pavilion doesn’t skimp on memory with 6GB of DDR3 memory with support for up to 8GB. For storage you get a 640GB 5400RPM hard drive for all your digital media. You can transfer your pictures, movies and music easily using the laptop’s 5-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader for Secure Digital cards, MultiMedia cards, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, or xD Picture cards.

For connectivity the system provides an RJ-45 connector for 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN and for wireless operation the system comes with Wireless LAN 802.11b/g/n WLAN & Bluetooth adapters.

The HP Pavilion DV7-3180US doesn’t skimp on external ports either with 4 USB 2.0 ports (4th shared with eSATA), 2 headphone out, 1 mic in, HDMI for connection to your HDTV, 1 VGA connector, 1 notebook expansion port 3, 1 IEEE 1394 Firewire (4-pin) and 1 Consumer IR (Remote Receiver).

Other features include the Altec Lansing with SRS Premium Sound and Subwoofer, 101-key compatible with full-size keyboard with integrated numeric keypad and touch pad with On/Off button and dedicated vertical scroll Up/Down pad.

For software, the laptop comes installed with 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium for its operating system.  Other software includes Microsoft Works, 60-day trial of Microsoft Office 2007 Home and Student, Corel PaintShop Pro Photo X2, Corel Video Studio X2, Cyberlink DVD Suite, Netflix, Hulu Skype, Sling Media sling player and more.

Its powered by an 8-cell Lithium ion battery pack and a 120W AC adapter.

The system is backed by HP’s 24/7 customer support from the desktop, the Internet or by telephone at 1-800-HP-INVENT and a 1-year limited hardware warranty with toll free support (NA), 1-year free hardware technical support, 30-days free limited software support with 1-year (from date of purchase), free limited software support with product registration.

The HP Pavilion DV7-3180US laptop computer can be found for about $1400.

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