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Comments about Hewlett Packard HP Pavilion G7-1260US 17.3" Intel Core i3 Dual Core Notebook Computer:
Overall, I love my new Pavilion g7 - the screen size, clarity, thin design & weight, the desktop "gadgets", and, although it took a bit of getting used to, I even like the Windows 7...except for the new folder layout in the Directory (Windows Explorer). There are 3 main issues I have with it though. 1) the keys are a bit too far apart and too flat, also they need more keystroke resistance; 2) the touchpad is inconsistant: At times it is too sensitive (reacts to the slightest brush of the heal of my thumb, sending the cursor to places unknown); then other times, it's not very responsive and difficult to activate the special moves (zoom, scroll). But by far, the most annoying is 3) the high pitch hum from the motor or fan or whatever; it's not loud, but kinda like a bug continually buzzing by your ear. But as the review title suggests, the g7 is not the most expensive model out there, nor is it even the middle ground (it's the least expensive I've seen for the 17.3" screen). But if it holds up and lasts as long as my previous HP laptop (from 2006), I will definitely be getting my money's worth.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Pasco, WA
Bought this G7 for family use, good notebook but the keyboard is to delicate sounds real hard when im typing fast. Only problems i had is that the built in wireless connecter does not connect to any wireless networks, havent found the problem why it isnt working.
Incredibly Average Machine
from Deepinnahearta, TExas
It's an okay machine. I mean, I don't need to do guidance control for the shuttle or anything fancy, but for what I need it to do it's alright. I bought the g7 to replace an HP DV-7 whose hard drive went belly-up. (It's gotten so it's just about an even wash between replacing a hard drive and OS versus buying a whole new machine!) I've gotten spoiled by the 17.3" screen, for sure, so this model was a natural replacement. I have had some issues with the keyboard not accepting input (as reported by other users on various forums), easily solved by rebooting the system. Windows 7 is somewhat of a chore to learn (but I'm not going to ding HP for that!!) Otherwise it's a nice, functional unit. Now, we'll all be a happy lot if we can only get the computer (TV, automobile, blender, etc. etc) manufacturers to produce a product that WON'T BREAK WITHIN 4 YEARS OF THE PURCHASE DATE!
Great HP Laptop for the $'s
from Northwest Arkansas
Got this as a replacement for an HP DV5 whose hardrive took a permanent vacation after many years' use. Pros: - Love the Intel processor over AMD. Runs cooler, quieter, particularly when using for mid-level games. (I'll never again own an AMD processor) - I should have converted to Windows 7 long ago; much easier to navigate. - Love the gold color on the laptop - Like the independent numeric pad on the right of the keyboard - Runs full Office suite, e-mail applications with much, much less battery use than the DV5 Cons: - Sometimes bigger isn't better. DV5's 15.6" case a bit easier to handle; G7's 17" is a great, widescreen picture but you really want a wide screen lap for the additional width and weight. - DV5's (and probably rest of series) audio output had a higher quality. G7 is certainly more than acceptable, just one of the compromises for the $'s. I've used all types of computers over decades, both work and home, and I still continue to be completely satisfied by HPs. I like the continuous software/firmware support, the relative longevity of the hardware in the ever-changing electronics world. Very glad HP reconsidered their customer market and kept us home users in play. Strongly recommend to a friend.
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