"Poor reliability of HP dv7 laptops. NO BARGAIN!!"1.5 starson by SluggoBear
Pros: Oh it sure looks pretty at first. Must be plugged in of course. Fine purchase - if you only expect your computer to have 2 years of functional life. Otherwise be prepared for the "worst reliability of laptops" - awarded to HP by SquareTrade.
Cons: The dv7 runs TOO HOT and is not usable in your lap. After 2 years, OVERHEATING & EARLY MOTHERBOARD FAILURE cost me $300. Not likely to occur in year 1."Out of warranty, not our problem"? HP's are the LEAST RELIABLE laptops made. See SquareTrade.
Summary: You get the message. This laptop will not be a "bargain" when you have to replace one thing after another in 2-3 years. You will be here posting about your HP laptop - like me.