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HP - Pavilion 17.3" Laptop - 4GB Memory - 750GB Hard Drive - Anodized Silver

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Questions & Answers for HP - Pavilion 17.3" Laptop - 4GB Memory - 750GB Hard Drive - Anodized Silver

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Could this play Minecraft/Gta/Team Tortress/Starcraft/World of Warcraft

Please help I need to know
1 year, 1 month ago
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yes it can, I know it will play mind craft, my son plays it. I don't know about warcraft.
1 year ago
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jmr2013
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san antonio tx
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I would say yes. The graphic card, the sound and processor are very good
1 year, 1 month ago
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Huntsville, AL
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Of course it can play minecraft, starcraft, and world of warcraft. Not so sure about gta and team fortress. You may wanna upgrade to 8gb for that. They should all work with 8gb.
1 year, 1 month ago
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Laptop advertised with backlit keyboard; does it come with one or not?

The specs indicate this model comes with a backlit keyboard but I can't figure out how to turn it on. The keyboard setting is grayed out, and none of the online tips like hitting f5 or spacebar turn it on. Can someone verify if it does have a backlit keyboard or not?
1 year, 2 months ago
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Piper
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My keyboard is not lit either, I'd love to know if there is a way to turn it on as well....just assumed it wasn't an option
1 year ago
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jppf24
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New Haven,CT
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answer 2
Best Buy's specs says it does, but the HP website says otherwise.
1 year, 1 month ago
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Anonymous
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answer 3
The LED backlit display is talking about the screen, not the keyboard.
1 year, 1 month ago
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texano
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South Texas
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Advertisement actually says:
Product Features a 17.3" LED-backlit high-definition display
With BrightView technology and 1600 x 900 resolution showcases movies and games in stunning clarity
1 year, 2 months ago
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KandiO
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San Diego
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answer 5
Mine doesn't have one either. I don't think it does. They advertised it as having one but if you look at Hp's support page, they don't say if it does.
1 year, 2 months ago
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andr3i
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Union City, CA
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does it have a backlit keyboard ? my one does not work???

1 year, 2 months ago
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tanu
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newyork
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Mine does not have the backlit keyboard either, def would've liked that.
1 year ago
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jppf24
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New Haven,CT
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answer 2
No it doesn't. They advertise as such but NOT.
1 year, 1 month ago
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mtbarbee
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Charlotte
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answer 3
No it does not. bestbuy.com made a mistake.
1 year, 2 months ago
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dma4
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Sparks, NV
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answer 4
This specific PC does not feature a backlit keyboard.

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1 year, 2 months ago
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how long does the battery last?

1 year, 1 month ago
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Joe
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CA
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So far battery life on this computer is very good. Coming from my previous computer which only lasted maybe an hour and a half tops, this one far surpasses that.
1 year ago
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jppf24
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New Haven,CT
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Under heavy use a few hours! I haven't quite timed it but I would say I'm close! Thats with brightness set a little below half and performance all the way up. I'm sure if you turn on saver modes you'll get more!
1 year, 1 month ago
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On average, 6-cell Lithium-Ion batteries will last approximately two to three hours on a single charge. Unfortunately, exact battery run time and life span information is not available. Various factors, such as the temperature of the battery, the applications running on the notebook, any attached devices, the brightness of the display, and the notebook power management settings all determine the run time and life span of your battery. Also, the performance and charge times of Lithium-ion batteries decrease over time. There are suggested ways to help increase the run time and life span of your battery:

- Reduce the brightness of the screen to the minimum readable level
- Remove peripherals (External hard drives, CD-ROMs, Zip drives, PC cards, and other peripheral devices) when not in use; these devices can draw power from your battery even when they are not in active use
- Reduce the speed of your processor
- Turn off the Wireless On-Off button when it is not in use (If your notebook has one)
1 year, 1 month ago
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How much hdd space does this laptop have??

also can I get a directx 9.0 video card for this?
1 year, 1 month ago
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The description plainly says 750GB HDD. As far as DX 9, I am sure you can, it runs windows 8.
1 year, 1 month ago
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razorback86
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Wichita, KS
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Hard Drive has 750GB you can take off at least 1 to 3 GB for the software that is already installed on this computer. If you want the laptop to have the directx video card installed on the computer I recommend that you call best buy and speak to someone at the Geek Squad they are always there to help you. It will depend on the whether the mother board and if the processors has enough memory to handle the different video card.
1 year, 1 month ago
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kyucker
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Moncks Corner, SC
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750 GB total space, around 700 GB available to use.

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1 year, 1 month ago
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Is this computer good for having a lot of music and downloading games and music?

I'm huge on music and I always have a ton of songs in my itunes and I recently lost all my music so I need to redownload it all so I want to have a good quiality computer for that, and also for games like the sims.
1 year, 1 month ago
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Ohheyemm
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La Plume PA
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I think it would be a fine computer for downloading and playing your music BUT the HDD of 750GB is questionable depending on the amount of songs you have. If nothing else buy an external HDD if more space is needed.
 
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1 year, 1 month ago
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razorback86
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Wichita, KS
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Yes it is. I use acid Pro and sound forge with numerous plugins
1 year, 1 month ago
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I am unable to guarantee the amount of music you can load onto a 750GB hard drive, it would depend on the file type and the amount of space the song would take. If you see the hard drive getting full you can always connect an external USB hard drive.

This PC will play any games that have system requirements equal to or less than the specifications of this PC. I recommend contacting the software manufacturer of any games you intend to use in order to determine the system requirements for their software.
1 year, 1 month ago
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Does this laptop support msata solid state drives?

Can I install msata ssd drive in this laptop and use together with the hdd already installed?
 
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1 year, 2 months ago
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Yes it does
1 year, 1 month ago
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pcrawfo
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answer 2
This computer already has a SATA (5400rpm) hard drive. The type of memory Ram is a DDR3 SDRAM. To get more information just call Best Buy and speak to someone in the Geek Squad. They always are happy to assist customers with their questions.
1 year, 1 month ago
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kyucker
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Moncks Corner, SC
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Can this laptop play modern games??

example- SKYRIM???
1 year, 1 month ago
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I am not a gamer. This computer(Laptop)comes with AMD Radeon HD 8550G Graphics Adapter. The video memory has up to 2158MB. This laptop has Web Camera and Skype so you can communicate with others over the web when playing such games. However I would recommend that you update the DDR3 SDRAM from the 4GB to the 8GB RAM if you are doing serious games with intense graphics.
1 year, 1 month ago
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kyucker
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Moncks Corner, SC
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It might be able to play games like Skyrim on low settings. For PC gaming you'll want to look for a build with a dedicated video card.
1 year, 1 month ago
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How can I get this item with 8GB ram?

I need this item with 8GB RAM, so how can I have it?
Buying this item and 1 4GB RAM and put in by myself?
Or Bestbuy can sell it for me with increased price?
1 year, 2 months ago
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Binh
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Brooklyn Center, MN
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Listed under specifications this is expandable to 8GB Memory. So when you come in to Best Buy you can have the Geek Squad install the extra 4 GB of Ram. If you are going to order this from the internet then you will need to bring you Laptop into the Geek Squad at Best Buy to have this installed. I am positive that this will cost you extra money to have the memory expanded to the 8GB. It will be worth it.
1 year, 1 month ago
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kyucker
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Moncks Corner, SC
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You could consider contacting a Geek Squad team near you to have them install the RAM for you. You will need to have this done after you have received the laptop, however, and you will need to have the RAM you would like installed with you as well.
1 year, 2 months ago
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usb ports??

Does my usb 2.0 cords and stuff work with the 3.0 usb ports?
1 year, 2 months ago
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randyhvac
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winder, ga.
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Your USB Cords will work on either 2.0 or the 3.0. The only difference is that the 3.0 USB Ports are faster than the 2.O USB Ports.
1 year, 1 month ago
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kyucker
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Moncks Corner, SC
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answer 2
USB 2.0 cords are compatible with USB 3.0 ports. However, the speed of the connection will run at the lower speed.
1 year, 2 months ago
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