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I own the Dv7 you are considering buying and here are my 2 cents:

The graphics card is very good, it can run anything I threw at it so far without fail. The switchable graphics are very easy to use and battery life wont be affected as much.

The build quality looks solid, no flexing detected by me so far, the hinges look and feel very sturdy. The only problem I had was the A key on the keyboard was stuck, I had to pop it open and bend the hinge a bit to get it back to normal condition (kinda annoying but not hard to do).

The screen feels like it could be better, I would definately go for the 1080p version they started giving after I got mine . It is not bad with some tweaking dont get me wrong, but its not perfect either.

With gaming... Dont do it on an uneven surface if theres a slight chance to cover the back intake as it WILL get very hot (mine went to 95c on crysis 2 on the bed but that was just me being stupid. Best bet is to get a cooling pad, or elevating the back part when doing some graphics intensive things. Though one good thing is that the palmrest does not get hot so its not uncomfortable even if it heats up.

I put in new ram and an ssd after I bought it, it was VERY easy to do, and it requires almost no technical knowledge.

The laptop looks amazing with its black finish metal cover, one big drawback with this is its a magnet for fingerprints, I am carying a antistatic microfiber cloth in my case all the time hehe. For a 17,3" it is fairly compact, bought a up to 17" sleeve and it has a lot of room inside it.

The 4 speakers + subwoofer do a good job for a laptop, and when u put earphones in the beats audio sounds wonderfull.

Fingerprint scanner is one of the best feautures, I love it, it makes everything so much faster .

TL;DR: It is a very nice laptop, drawbacks are the slightly subpar screen (not too much), and the fingerprint prone case(that is sexy beyond belief when its clean. And with all the HP hate going around, I kind off understand it, I also get mostly Dell and HP to repair, but then thats mostly older models, Ill give this one the benefit of my doubt, but we shall see .
Edited by Krakatau - 5/23/11 at 2:03am
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2x 500 Gb Black WD Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Samsung SyncMaster 24" Mushkin Enhanced 580W 
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post #72 of 72
Hi there OP,

I have done some research on the DV6 quad, and all reviews I have read and heard are positive about it. I have ordered one and waiting for its arrival.
By the way, here is a chart showing the top 10 laptop brands of 2011: http://www.laptopmag.com/mobile-life...dict-2011.aspx

HP is in 3rd place while Dell is in 6th.
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