HP Pavilion dv7t series

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  • More power when you need it and increased energy efficiency when you don't
  • Intel Turbo Boost Technology3, which automatically speeds up the system when it needs extra performance
  • Multitasking with Intel HT Technology, which lets each processor core work on two tasks at once4
  • High frequency and large cache size for even more responsiveness

  • A stylish, dark umber (or optional steel gray) metallic finish
  • A 17.3" diagonal high-definition§§ Brightview LED display (upgradeable to high definition 1080p)
  • An island-style keyboard with numeric keypad
  • Premium Beats audio with quad speakers and triple bass subwoofer for virtual surround sound
  • An optional Blu-ray ROM drive or Blu-ray burner1 for viewing and creating high-res movies
  • An HP TrueVision HD webcam for easy video chatting
  • 2nd generation Intel Core i3 (upgradeable to core i5) processor technology
  • Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit§§§
  • Fast, easy, trusted Web browsing with Windows Internet Explorer5
  • Great discrete graphics options with GDDR5 ultra-fast memory
  • Personal and on-line content on your big screen by wirelessly connecting your laptop to your TV via Intel wireless display and Netgear Push2TV adapter (not included)
  • A standard 6-cell Lithium-Ion battery (up to 4.75 hours††)

User's Review:
This computer desperately needs a BIOS update.It will attempt to boot from ANY usb device attched to it, and the BIOS has 2 issues:
1) It's not smart enough to discriminate between bootable and not-bootable devices (like a bluetooth adapter)
2) there is no BIOS option to disable usb boot.

This results in a computer that fails to boot when almost ANY usb device is plugged in, be it a flashdrive , bluetooth adapter, or wireless mouse dongle.
Per HP's online support, the only solution to this is to unplug the USB devices before rebooting. They also reported that the internal bluetooth adapter (available per the confiiguration pages of this website for this computer) is unavailable.
I have several older laptops (1 each HP, Toshiba, and Compaq) that will boot with this same USB bluetooth adapter attached, but somehow this brand new computer lacks the basic ability to NOTattempt to boot from a non-bootable device. One giant step backwards for HP-kind!