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HP Pavilion g7-2246nr Laptop Computer With 17.3" Screen & Next Gen AMD A6 Accelerated Processor
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HP Pavilion g7-2246nr Laptop Computer With 17.3" Screen & Next Gen AMD A6 Accelerated Processor

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  • Extra-large 6GB memory lets you run your most demanding programs.
  • 500GB hard drive holds thousands of songs, photos and documents.
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    • Extra-large 6GB memory lets you run your most demanding programs. 
    • 500GB hard drive holds thousands of songs, photos and documents. 
    • Wireless-N (802.11n) for high-performance, cable-free networking.  Lets you access wireless networks to share files, surf the Web and exchange email. Fully compatible with 802.11b/g as well. Wired networking is supported, too.
    • Large 17.3" diagonal LED-backlit BrightView display.  LED backlighting permits a thinner and more energy-efficient screen.
    • Plays Blu-ray Discs™. Plays and burns CDs and DVDs. 
    • Memory card reader for fast, easy file transfers.  Transfer your digital photos, music and other files from Secure Digital (SD) and MultiMediaCard (MMC) memory cards.
    • HDMI port lets you view videos and photos on your HDTV.  (HDMI cable sold separately.)
    • 2 USB 3.0 ports for ultra-fast data transfers.  Up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0. Fully compatible with USB 2.0 devices.
    • Built-in HD webcam and microphone let you keep in touch with others via video and voice messaging. 
    • Integrated numeric keypad speeds data entry and calculations. 
    • Up to 5 hours of battery life.  Battery life will vary depending on the product configuration, product model, applications loaded on the product, power management setting of the product, and the product features used by the customer. As with all batteries, the maximum capacity of this battery will decrease with time and usage.
    • Microsoft® Windows® 8.  The very latest version of Windows.
    • Greener choice — complies with Energy Star® and EPEAT® Silver standards. 

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    Item # 956806 
    Manufacturer # C3Q76UA#ABA  
    diagonal screen size 17.3 inches
    segmentation Entertainment
    processor speed 2.7 GHz
    height 1.4 in
    processor brand AMD
    maximum memory capacity 6 GB
    optical drive Blu-ray BD-ROM/DVD±RW/DVD-RAM/DVD±R Double Layer
    hard drive type HDD
    width 16.2 in
    depth 10.5 in
    wired connectivity 10/100 Ethernet
    integrated speakers Yes
    manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
    video hardware AMD Radeon HD 7520G Discrete-Class Graphics with up to 3053MB total available memory
    postconsumer recycled content 0%
    peripherals included none
    front camera/webcam yes
    wireless connectivity 802.11b/g/n
    Operating Systems Windows 8
    modem no modem
    weight 6.57 lb
    operating system details Windows 8
    brand name HP
    memory type DDR3 SDRAM
    processor type A6
    maximum battery life up to 5 hours
    hard drive capacity 500 GB
    screen resolution 1600 x 900
    numeric keypad yes
    memory card reader Yes
    total recycled content 0%
    memory 6 GB
    eco-label/standard EPEAT Silver
    processor model A6-4400M
    ports 2 USB 3.0; 1 USB 2.0; 1 Ethernet; 1 HDMI; 1 VGA 15-pin D-sub
    warranty length 1-year limited
    model name Pavilion g7-2246nr
    audio hardware Altec Lansing speakers; Dolby Advanced Audio

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    Rated 3.1 out of 5�by 14 reviewers.
    Rated 4 out of 5�by If not for Windows 8, this laptop would be grand With a decent processor brand, an impressive 2.7GHz processor speed, a good graphics card, a built-in blu ray player, a wide 17.3 LED screen, and built in webcam, I thought this laptop was too good to be true for it's purchase price of $399.99. Now that I've had the laptop for two months now, I can say it comes to most of my needs. I use this laptop for a wide variety of reasons, from gaming, to essay writing, social networking, and web browsing. If not for the annoying hangups with Windows 8 and constant updating, this laptop would definitely be at its prime. Without further a due, here's a review. First and foremost, the laptop has the new Windows 8 interface pre-installed. For folks who are comfortable with the past Windows 7 interface, like me, it takes a little time to get used to, and it's more bothersome than welcoming. There is no start menu, but instead, there are app tiles, like the ones used for Windows smart phones. While it is convenient for social networking and entertainment uses, it has no true purpose other than making access to your favorite sites and games a quick click of a button. My biggest concern is it's annoying need to update every few days or so, and the fact that it hangs at about 15% completion rate. I have to restart the computer in effect, and had to replace my hard drive with HP, in result. It still continues to do this bug, so if you do not have patience to restart your computer every time this happens, do not buy this computer for Windows 8. Next, are the laptop's features: it's greatest appeals. The huge 17.3 LED screen is very bright, energy conversant (lasts about five hours on power saving settings and moderate brightness), and has vibrant color for display. It is great for gaming and movies. I have used the blu ray player to watch the Dark Knight, and it is absolutely stunning. True 1080p quality in my books. Gaming wise, I have played older gen games like Splinter Cell Chaos Theory, Double Agent, and the Sims 3, and the laptop can handle almost high specs on all levels thanks to the ATI Radeon HD 7520g discrete class graphics card. While it cannot handle newer gen games like Battlefield 3, Skyrim, or Black Ops 2 on high per say, it should run them on low settings and older games mentioned above extremely well on high. (Note: Planetside 2 does not run on this computer, sadly) Finally, we shall look at the laptop's hardware and appearance. The laptop has a very sleek appeal and a nice, spaced out keyboard (No backlight, though). The processing speed is quick, but not great using weak wifi connections or multitasking. It came to my expectation using AMD, though. Audio wise, the speakers are quite weak, but what laptop really has a high def speaker set? Lastly, the built in webcam is decent, but not really all glitz and glamour of newer laptops these days. Overall, I really like this computer. It meets almost all my gaming, movie watching, and school work needs. It can run like one of the new laptops at a cheaper price. Like I mentioned before, if not for Windows 8 hangups and crashes, I would have highly recommended this laptop. I would give this laptop a score of 8/10 on quality, performance, and appeal. February 18, 2013
    Rated 4 out of 5�by Average I purchased this laptop in December on sale. The first thing I did was upgrade the RAM to 16GB. Since the video uses shared memory I wanted to VPU to have as much memory available as possible. I haven't watched and Blu-Rays as of yet but have watched quite a few movies and shows from Netflix. I have not experienced any slow downs watching streaming movies. I also do some light gaming with no noticable slow downs. I would say for the money paid this was a great value. Of course if you want a more powerful laptop you must spend more. For my needs of gaming, emails, streaming video and MS office programs it is more then adequate. The only complaint I have is the battery life is lacking. I have not gotten the stated amount of battery life but then again if streaming videos or playing games how can you expect to get 5 hours of battery life. Lastly be prepared because Windows 8 does take some getting used to. January 28, 2013
    Rated 1 out of 5�by Buyer Beware The HP's software not compatible with Windows 8. I spent 5 hours online with a Microsoft customer rep in the Philippines the first day, 8 hours the 2nd day with a rep in India and 6 hours the 3rd day to get my laptop loaded and working. Needless to say, if I had not spent so many hours on the phone this laptop would have been returned. December 22, 2012
    Rated 5 out of 5�by Can't find a better deal I can't believe some of the complaints for a laptop with this feature set at this price. I too bought this on the Black Friday deal and have used this laptop daily for the last two weeks. I have experienced none of the issues others have experienced. I turned on the auto update feature and all my windows 8 updates have gone through without a problem. I have watched several blu-rays included recent new releases, no issues. Can't believe someone complained about the speakers on a previous review. I have never heard a laptop that has dcent speakers. you want good sound from a laptop you have to add external speakers. Yes windows 8 is new and has more changes to the interface than any previous version of windows yet. I actually like it better than 7 and feel software and apps run better on 8. For under $400 this was and still is a smoking buy. Runs great has a blu-ray player with an hdmi out usb 3.0. what is there to complain about? December 12, 2012
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    What’s new with Windows 8.1?

    • Note: Some features require Windows 8.1. Update available through Windows store for Windows 8 users. Internet access required; fees may apply.

      The devices shown in the videos are displayed only for demonstrative purposes to showcase the touch features of the Windows operating system. Similar mice and keyboard keystrokes can be used on non-touch devices. Please check the specs of the machine on the page to know what features are included.
    • It’s new, but you know it.

      • Start up in the familiar desktop to get stuff done or the Start screen to easily access all your favorite apps and sites.


      Easier than ever to use.

      • New navigation features make it faster and easier to access, close, minimize and switch between open apps.
      • Pin favorite apps to the Start screen, the taskbar, or both for quick and easy access to what you use the most.


      More productive.

      Greater speed and ease in finding what you are looking for including new apps to love.

    • 3 Reasons Why

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      3 Reasons Why

      Check out why Windows just got better and you can make your Windows device the way you want it.

    • It plays as hard as it works.

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      It plays as hard as it works.
      Windows 8.1 gives you the power to quickly browse, watch movies, play games, polish your resume, and pull together a killer presentation — all on a single PC. Now you can organize up to three apps on your screen at once in a single view.
    • The apps you want.

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      The apps you want.
      In addition to great built-in apps for email, people, photos and video editing – you can also download thousands of popular apps from the Windows Store, including Netflix, ESPN, Skype and Halo: Spartan Assault.
    • Mouse, keyboard—and now touch.

      Windows 8.1 works harmoniously with various types of devices, including touch, mouse-and-keyboard, or both. Whatever kind of device you have, you'll discover fast and fluid ways to switch between apps, move things around, and go smoothly from one place to another.

    • Make it yours.

      New ways to personalize with more Start screen tiles sizes, colors, and backgrounds.

    • Your files, everywhere.

      Stay connected to your photos and important files and access them on your phone, tablet or PC with OneDrive. By signing in with your Microsoft account to any of your PCs running Windows 8.1 and you'll immediately see your own background, display preferences, and settings.

    • Multitasking made easy.

      It's easy to do up to four things at once. Snap multiple apps side by side in a single view for easy multitasking and enhanced productivity.
    • Security.

      Stay up to date and more secure with built-in privacy and security protection with Windows Defender and SmartScreen.

    • It’s fast.

      Windows 8.1 starts up faster, switches between apps faster, and uses power more efficiently than previous versions of Windows, including Windows 7.

    • Works with what you have.

      Easily connect to your printers, cameras and more with built-in USB ports. With Windows 8.1, you can run all of the programs that you had on Windows 7.

    • Get more done with Office.

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      Get more done with Office.
      Office at its best on Windows 8 devices. Discover new and better ways to create, edit, and browse—using a keyboard or touchscreen. Please review the specifications on this Windows device and, if Office is not already included, don’t forget to add it to your purchase.

    Windows Q&A

    • Why should I buy a Windows device?
    • Windows devices are available in all shapes and sizes to match your lifestyle and they can also be customized with your favorite apps, colors, and backgrounds to match your personality. Multitask with ease on a Windows device. Run Office side-by-side with your web browser, or make a Skype video call while you check email. Windows devices also work with stuff you already have, they include ports for printers and cameras and work with your favorite apps.*

       

      *Windows RT 8.1 devices only runs built-in apps or apps that you download from the Windows Store.

       

    • Does Windows have the apps I want?
    • Right out of the box, Windows 8.1 comes with apps to do all the basics and a lot more. There are apps to stay in touch, save your files to the cloud, and keep track of your photos and videos in new and easy ways.

       

      Plus, you can visit the Windows store to choose from over 100,000 apps for games, music, news, weather, and entertainment, to just name a few. 

    • Did the desktop disappear?
    • No. You’ll also still be able to work with the familiar desktop just as you did in earlier versions of Windows. If you spend most of your time on the desktop, you can even set Windows to go there instead of the Start screen when you first turn on your PC. 

    • I have heard it is for touchscreens. Can I still use a mouse and keyboard?
    • Yes. You can use it the way you want: touchscreen, mouse and keyboard, or both. You’ll also still be able to work with the familiar desktop just as you did in earlier versions of Windows.

      Note: The touchscreen functionality is dependent on the specifications of the device’s screen. Please check the specs of the machine on this page to know what features are included.
    • Can I use my current software and printers?
    • Windows 8.1 is compatible with almost all of the peripherals (printers, cameras, keyboards, mice, etc.) that you’re using today with your Windows PC or tablet. You can also use most of the desktop programs you currently use, including Office programs. 

    • What if I buy a PC running Windows 8? Can I update to Windows 8.1?
    • Yes. If you're running Windows 8 you'll be able to get the free update to Windows 8.1 through the Windows Store. 

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