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Which hp model is better: the HP Dv2715nr or the Dv6707us?

by jmelvin587-22178060872426696084248750655315 / February 5, 2008 1:27 PM PST

I am trying to decide between two reasonably priced HP laptop models to use for school, wireless internet, and an online business. I am also wondering which store's Accidental Damage Plan is better, Best Buy's or Circuit City?

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Do Not buy HP laptop at all - Run for your life!!
by bkay2 / February 6, 2008 2:14 AM PST

I purchased an HP DV9000 serices 1 year ago as my first HP compute. The experience as been a nightmare of incorrect information, mistakes, no service, poor service. It has been the worst customer experience of my entire life. Never, ever buy HP Every point of contact has been a frustrating experience of misinformation and no help. You will waste vast amounts of your time and energy and they have no interest in providing correct information or help. Choose another computer company - HP is a nightmare!!

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by armani007 / February 7, 2008 4:35 AM PST

I haven't yet bought an HP notebook before, but I did have the HP Compaq Presario that lasted me throughout my undergrad. I had purchased the system from Best Buy, and it was a good experience, but it was not trouble-free.

I am also looking to buy DV2715nr as I feel its perhaps the best notebook available around for a good value for money. From what people told me, HP has significantly improved a lot and if you want the best Warranty/Customer Service, I would say "don't" get the Extended Warranty from Best Buy or any retailer. Instead get the Extended Warranty from HP directly. Advantages are that HP would fix the product within 5 days, next-day shipping, etc. all paid for. Whereas BestBuy would take 3 weeks (sending out to some third-party company for repairs - I have had this experience with my Compaq). HP's Warranty is slightly more, but you dont have to buy it immediately. There is already a 1 YR standard manufacturer's warranty in place. And you can get the HP Extended Warranty anytime within 12 months from the date of laptop purchase.

I looked up DV6707 - it doesn't have a good processor. I have been using AMD Athlon XP since 2002 on my old Compaq, and it is pretty much outdated. I would say go in for DV2715NR. I am also looking forward to buying 2715 in a day or so, after nearly a month of research. I plan to buy from Best Buy and after 6 months or so, get the extended warranty from HP.

And when you mention you need it for an online business - be prepared for battery draining out fast. Because it is VISTA and it takes in more power, HP notebooks have an average battery life of 2 hours. Read the reviews on BestBuy and everyone has said Battery is the only problem. But you could always get a 12-cell battery in the future. Also, Dell Vostro 1400 Notebook has an amazing 5 hour battery life (Dell notebooks are on sale this week too on Either ways, I would highly recommend HP DV2715NR.

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I wouldn't get an hp!
by MelaHartwig / March 4, 2008 8:07 PM PST

Don't do it!!! Please heed my warning! I purchased the dv2715nr system on 2-4-08 and had to return it on 2-8-08 because the keyboard died. Exchanged it for the exact same model and guess what... last night the same thing happened. Now, best buy is refusing to exchange or refund the money because it's been longer than 14 days! HP is crap! I've been researching and others are having problems with the wifi and ac adapter too! Please don't do it! Wish I would have known all this a month ago!

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