Editors Liked

  • Very solid performance from both CPU and GPU, stylish brushed aluminium looks, 2 x 1 TB hard drives, Beats Audio
  • Strong quad-core performance, Switchable graphics provide strong 3D performance and help increased battery life, Sleek and strong aluminum chassis, Beats Audio delivers outstanding sound, Two-year warranty
  • Large screen, Outstanding battery life
  • Great performance in 3D gaming, Switchable graphics helped boost battery life to over 9 hours, USB 3,0 and Bluetooth, WiDi, Sleek metallic design, Beats Audio emphasizes bass makes in-ear music and movies sound great
  • Quad-core Core i7 CPU. 1 GB discrete graphics card. Gorgeous design
  • Intel Core i7 CPU and Nvidia graphics. 17.3-inch screen is good for entertainment and productivity. Blu-ray drive. Impressive audio from 2.1 integrated speakers. Decent battery life for hulking desktop replacement
  • Fast Performance From Core i7 Processor, 6GB Of DDR3 Memory, BluRay Compatible Drive
  • Fast Core i7 processor; generous RAM and hard drive; 17.3-inch screen
  • Intel Core i7 CPU and Nvidia graphics turn in screaming performance. Games, movies, and Windows 7 look stellar on the huge 17.3-inch display. Can read Blu-ray discs. Impressive audio for integrated speaker set. Decent battery life

Editors Didn't Like

  • Screen not Full HD, keyboard not backlit, Bluray tray a bit flimsy
  • The HP Pavilion dv7-6163cl supplies quad-core performance, switchable graphics, booming audio, and a sleek aluminum chassis at a fair price, making it the affordable media center laptop to beat
  • Not good for gaming, Display resolution too small for 1080p, No USB 3,0 ports
  • No Blu-ray, No True 1080p HD resolution
  • Multi-touch touchpad issues. No backlit keyboard option. No Blu-ray
  • Core i5-based laptops are cheaper and offer competitive performance on many applications. Screen resolution falls short of 1080p. Glossy touchpad doesn't provide best feel. Only upgrade from last quarter's dv7 model is a meager bump to the hard dr
  • Display Can't Handle 1080p Video, Mediocre Graphics Processor
  • Lack of 1080p or Blu-ray limits home theater appeal; gaming performance is middling
  • Screen resolution falls short of 1080p. Glossy touchpad doesn't provide best feel