HP has been changing up their consumer laptop lineup recently. Previously they offered HDX systems as their top of the line desktop replacements and left the dv7 to be a more budget oriented option. They have since dropped the HDX products and introduced the Envy series to take over the high end but it does not have a 17-inch model. In order to fill the gap between these two, they have updated their dv7 with Intel's latest processor. Does this new Pavilion laptop fill that desktop replacement void? Find out in my review of the HP Pavilion dv7-3180us laptop.