The HP Pavilion dv7t is not a chump’s multimedia notebook. The display is a smack-you-in-the-face 17.3 inches, it rocks Dolby Digital sound that is output via Altec Lansing speakers, it has an HDMI port for streaming high-def content to your HD television, and, if you buy it at HP.com now, this media master’s dream comes with a 500GB hard drive that’s not only roomy but 7200-RPM fast, too.
Of course, HP and our friends at LogicBUY know the value of a good deal, and our response to today’s discounts on this stationary, pleasure system was to whisper an expletive quietly to ourselves. Here’s the scoop.
Upconfigure this machine to $1099, and you get a $100 HP discount and a stackable $250 coupon that drops the price to as little as $750. What are your configuration options? Brace yourself.
Optical Drive: A Blu-ray player-and-burner combination or Blu-ray player-DVD burner drive.
Hard Drive: 640GB, 750GB, 1TB, 1.5TB, 2TB (each at 7200rpm), or a 160GB solid state drive.
Discrete graphics card: 512MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 or a 1GB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650. (Base config contains Intel’s HD integrated solution.)
Battery: 9-cell upgrade option
RAM: 6GB and 8GB
Processor: Intel Core i3, i5, and i7 flavors
Add any two of the above specs to the basic configuration (Core i3 CPU, 4GB RAM, 500GB 7200-rpm hard drive) of the HP Pavilion dv7t and you’ll be well on your way to saving $350 on a maxed-out multimedia machine.