HP - Pavilion 17.3" Laptop - AMD A8-Series - 4GB Memory - 750GB Hard Drive - Anodized Silver
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AMD Quad-Core A8-4500M Accelerated Processor with AMD Radeon HD 7640G discrete-class graphics
Ensures optimal computing performance.
4GB DDR3L SDRAM
For multitasking power, expandable to 8GB.
Multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW drive
Lets you create custom DVDs and CDs.
17.3" LED-backlit high-definition display
With BrightView technology and 1600 x 900 resolution clearly presents media.
750GB hard drive (5400 rpm)
Offers spacious storage and fast read/write times. HP ProtectSmart hard drive protection helps keep stored data safe. Also includes 25GB of lifetime Cloud storage from Box.
AMD Radeon HD 7640G discrete-class graphics
Feature up to 2158MB of total video memory for lush, vibrant images. An HDMI output enables flexible connectivity.
Built-in front-facing HP TrueVision high-definition webcam
With an integrated digital microphone makes it easy to video chat with family and friends, even in dimly lit environments.
Multiformat media reader
Supports Secure Digital format.
2 USB 3.0 ports and 1 USB 2.0 port
For fast digital video, audio and data transfer.
Built-in 1x1 high-speed wireless LAN (802.11b/g/n)
Allows you to connect to the Internet without wires.
Built-in 10/100Base-T Ethernet LAN
With RJ-45 connector for quick and easy wired Web access.
Weighs 6 lbs. and measures just 1.3" thin
For portable power. A full-size keyboard with numeric keypad enables comfortable typing and data entry.
HP CoolSense technology
Helps prevent the laptop from overheating.
HP Imprint finish with micro dot design in anodized silver
Offers a stylish look.
Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit operating system preinstalled
Provides a stable platform for word processing, Web navigation, gaming, media storage and more.
Software package included
With CyberLink PowerDirector, CyberLink PhotoDirector, CyberLink Media Suite and more. Includes 1-month trial of Microsoft Office 365.
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- HP Pavilion 17.3" Laptop - AMD A8-Series - 4GB Memory - 750GB Hard Drive
- 6-cell lithium-ion battery
- 65W AC adapter
- Software: CyberLink PowerDirector, CyberLink PhotoDirector, CyberLink Media Suite and more
- Owner's manual
- Energy Star CompatibleNo
- Processor BrandAMD
- Battery Type6-cell Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
- Type of Memory (RAM)DDR3L SDRAM
- Optical DriveDVD±RW/CD-RW
- Direct-Disc LabelingNo
- Digital Media Reader or SlotsYes, digital media card reader
- Built-in WebcamYes
- Wireless NetworkingWireless-B+G+N
- AudioDTS Sound+
- Laptop WeightStandard (more than 5.5 lbs.)
- Pointing DeviceTouchpad with multitouch gesture support
- HDMI OutputYes
- Blu-ray PlayerNo
- Operating System PlatformWindows
- Included SoftwareCyberLink PowerDirector, CyberLink PhotoDirector, CyberLink Media Suite and more
- Best Buy PC AppNo
- Graphics ChipAMD/ATI
- Drive Capacity750GB
- Graphics CardAMD Radeon HD 7640G discrete-class
Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 156 reviews(156 Reviews)
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
A good laptop for a great price.Posted .
I save five stars for perfection, which this machine isn't, but I definitely recommend it for anyone who just needs a laptop for your school or office work. I think you get *plenty* for the price. The screen is big and decent enough color and contrast, and it has 1600x900 resolution, which sadly is almost non-existent at this price-tier. This is not a beefy processor for 2014 though. It is quad-core sure, but sometimes I get some very noticeable input lag while the OS is doing things in the background. And 4GB of memory isn't much these days either, especially since some of that is shared by the graphics processor. But its cheap to upgrade to 8 GB, and I plan on doing that. ( The ram in this machine is DDR3 1600, Cas latency: 11, voltage: 1.35, which you can find for < 40$ ) . Ram slots are very easy to get to. I can't really knock the machine down for having Windows 8, since the manufacturers basically have to, but Windows 8 is ridiculous. Install a third-party tool called Classic Shell to help return Window's back to a grown-up's operating system instead of that flashy touch-screen garbage. Keyboard is big, but sloppily designed. It includes a numpad, which for my work is great, but there's no num-lock indicator light. Why not? Also the function keys are by default attached to accessory functions like volume, screen brightness, etc. You have to hold down the [fn] key to use a program's function keys bindings. I think it should be the other way around. Touchpad also has some irritating gestures, like opening up a metro charm or app or whatever just cause i swiped from one side of the pad to the other. God forbid I want to move the mouse around quickly for any reason, I might accidentally open up some annoying full-screen metro app. I can't really report on battery life because I haven't had time to thoroughly test it, but it seems reasonable so far given the screen size. There are plenty of USB ports, HDMI & VGA output is a big plus, build quality seems good. Cooling is very good. It never gets uncomfortably hot.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Terrific laptop for a small price.Posted .
Windows 8 takes some time to learn after years of using the older versions of Windows, but I had worked with it last summer when we bought our son a desktop with Windows 8 on it. I did choose to install Classic Shell, however, because I really am pretty set in my ways and like having the Start button in the lower left corner and the old familiar start menu there because that makes it so easy to access everything on the computer. I'm not afraid of change but I do prefer the simplicity of the older Operating Systems. Loading Classic Shell allows you to keep the eye candy which is the new OS but look at a customizable desktop on which you can display any wallpaper and or program icons you like, just as always, and you can also find desktop gadgets if you liked them on Windows 7. I should warn you that using these gadgets made my computer hiccup often. It would hang while trying to switch from the desktop to view the control panel or the contents of the hard drive. Once I removed the gadgets this issue went away. This computer isn't the fastest processing computer on the planet by any means but it's not bad and there are plenty of little tricks to help boost performance at least a little. It is well built. I especially like the latches that hold up the screen as they are much more heavy duty than my old laptop and are going to hold up longer than those on the old one. It has a number of very nice features, too. At 17.3 inches the screen is BIG and it's good and bright, easy for my aging eyeballs to see. It has 4 GB RAM which is decent, but you can upgrade to 8 GB, which I will do in the near future. the sound quality of this laptop is the best of any that I've ever owned. Not overly loud, but DTS sound is very nice. I also like that this machine runs very cool, unlike several others that I have used over the years. The 750 GB hard drive provides more storage capacity than I have had in a laptop. On top of all this it's a very nice looking laptop as well. The gloss black surfaces do attract smudges/fingerprints but that's easy enough to deal with. All in all I think this is a very solid machine for under $400 and I would recommend it to anybody who is searching for a solid, well appointed, value priced Windows laptop.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Good Lap Top- Excellent Customer Service From HPPosted .
I love this lap top. The track pad is not a big issue as I always hook up to a wireless mouse. I don't like the clicking when you hit a track pad button. One other issue is at first the key board was not typing properly. I went to HP Chat and the Tec took over remotely and fixed the issue with in minutes while I just watched. I have not had any key board issues since. The screen is nice sized, clear and not at all jittery like you often see in lower costing lap tops. I loaded a photo editing program it works smoothly with no issues even though it is an older program. It is a program that would not work on my other computer that had Windows 7. So I am extremely pleased. I realize some do not like Windows 8. I however do. I was able to down load a texting app and can now text my daughter from my computer. She can even text photos! I like the app based idea of it. I also like being able to switch over to a more traditional desk top. The computer is speedy enough for me ( A web designer, Facebook user and general web surfer.) Has tons of space on the hard drive for pictures and music and so forth. I will say the computer did need to do a lot of updating. It slowed it down some while that was happening however it is good now.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Not bad for a windowsPosted .
I bought this computer after my last one finally died, it was a Windows 7 so moving to Windows 8.1 has been interesting to say the least but overall I'm very happy with it. I was able to remedy the lack of a normal Start icon that takes you to all your important stuff ex. My Computer, Control Panel by downloading a program called StartisBack it gives you the normal Start icon Windows 7 has and saves me from searching all over Windows 8.1 for them. If you get a computer with Windows 8 just download StartisBack it makes things so much easier. The computer for the price is fantastic, the screen size is great and the resolution cant be beat, the sound bar is much larger than any other I've had on previous laptops so the sound is so much better and crisp. For the size of the computer I was expecting poor battery life but the battery runs around 4.5 hours on eco-mode which is very decent. The only drawbacks are the fan noise which is a bit loud but not constant so its bearable and my touch pad locks up for a few seconds every now and then(plan to get this looked at). If your looking for a laptop in the $400 range this is the best bang for your buck specs. wise, you'll be satisfied with it. If your looking for something cheaper like a $300 computer don't buy one save your time and money and get something a little better that $100 makes a huge difference. Oh and spring for Webroot when they ask what anti-virus you want included with your computer, its far superior to the other competitors.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Great find!Posted .
I had been watching this model for awhile now and am so glad it was finally available for pick-up at a store near me (ordered it this morning and had it set-up by lunch!). I'm so pleased with the functionality, and everything you get for such a low price. I do have to say I do notice the keyboard takes some getting used to, it can't keep up with how fast I type, so all I did was install my wireless keyboard, and it's perfect now. I'm not a fan of Win 8 but who cares, there's always going to be change as far as that's concerned, so go with the flow I say. I love the product!!!I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Awesome PC for the money!Posted .
Had this baby set up right out of the box in less than an hour. Contrary to other negative reviews I had read, this Pavilion updated itself from windows 8 to 8.1 automatically. The ample number of connections allowed me to hook up my universal track ball mouse, printer and speakers within minutes. Because it comes with Bluetooth capability, it recognized my Canon printer immediately, and I was able to print out my business tax return that same evening. This notebook does more than my old desk top computer ever did, and at half the cost. The icing on the cake is that it came with a free six month download of Webroot internet security, which is doing a bang up job!! A real pleasure to use, you won't be disappointed. :)I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Good way to introduce yourself to Windows 8.1Posted .
I Wanted this laptop for a variety of reasons. It had a good price and it was larger than my starter laptop. It was also not touch screen. To me, touch just means a dirty greasy screen! My mouse works fine with it. I found that the 8.1 was easier to navigate than the 8.0, but not significantly so. The laptop itself is very elegant looking and very thin. It has a lot of space and the system works very fast. All in all, it was a great buy. As an aside, I don't know what goes on in the heads of the folks at Microsoft. I think they think they can compete with tablets and smart phones but, everything they design is too "busy". I prefer a more businesslike approach to a computer. I like to get on, do what I need to do and close quickly. I'm not looking for a psychedelic moment. Be that as it may, the reality is that we will have to deal with Microsoft for the time being. This computer is the best way I have found to do that.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Excellent Budget-Minded LaptopPosted .
I traded in my OLD XP laptop for this HP with the new Windows 8 system. I did a fair amount of research before the purchase. I wanted to spend under $500. I use my laptop pretty casually and mostly as a desktop replacement. I surf the web a little bit to read news/sports information, check my email, check my online banking, put together a Word document, etc. The most taxing thing I use my laptop for is music files and loading my MP3 players. I have played some PC games on my laptop in the past, but not since I received a PS3 as a gift a couple years ago. This HP seemed like the best bet on a "well-rounded" laptop, and that is what I wanted. Good hard drive capacity well known brand (my mom owns an HP laptop also) the processor seemed like the best in my price range (Intel seems to have the best but their most advanced processors cost much more $$$) I like the bigger screen - I don't carry my laptop very often I wanted a disc drive Good amount of USB and other type of connection options ability to upgrade to 8GB memory (I haven't done that yet, but I highly recommend the upgrade for faster performance) All in all, I am very pleased with the HP laptop itself. The only thing I dislike is the Windows 8 system. I preferred the cut and dry style of windows XP. XP was much more tailored to my business like background. However, the app based systems is how technology is going now so one needs to go along with the times. I have seen online that there are ways to restore the classic settings similar to XP, but I would rather take my time and get used to the new system.I would recommend this to a friend