HP Pavilion dv3 Series

HP Pavilion dv3-4050ecProcessor: AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM-84, Intel Core 2 Duo T6500, Intel Core 2 Duo T6600, Intel Core i3 350M, Intel Core i5 430M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4550, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5450, ATI Radeon HD 3200, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, NVIDIA GeForce G 105M
Display: 13.3 inch
Weight: 2kg, 2.1kg, 2.2kg, 2.3kg, 2.38kg
Price: 650, 750, 799, 800, 900 euro
Average Score: 70.67% - average
Average of 6 scores (from 8 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 75%, features: 68%, display: 69%
mobility: 74%, workmanship: 84%, ergonomy: 68%, emissions: 67%

 

HP Pavilion dv3

Specifications

HP Pavilion dv3Notebook: HP Pavilion dv3
Processor: AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM-84
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon HD 3200
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2kg
Price: 650 euro
Links: HP homepage
 Pavilion dv3 (Series)

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

HP Pavilion dv3 (4001xx, Intel Core i7-820QM)
Source: Hardware Zone English
When we last saw the HP Pavilion series, they had gone from shiny, metallic plastic, to still shiny metallic plastic, but with nice HP Imprint patterns on the notebook. Featuring the latest in graphics technology and Quad Core support, the HP Pavilion dv3 is a power packed notebook PC that allows you to enjoy the latest entertainment features in a lightweight, mobile form factor.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/19/2010
Rating: performance: 80% mobility: 80%
70% HP Pavilion dv3
Source: Mobility.bg BU→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/16/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
HP Pavilion dv3 with multitouch Screen resolution
Source: Mobility.bg BU→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/15/2009
Rating: display: 90% mobility: 80%

 

HP Pavilion dv3-2150us

Specifications

HP Pavilion dv3-2150usNotebook: HP Pavilion dv3-2150us
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6500
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Price: 750 euro
Links: HP homepage
 Pavilion dv3 (Series)

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% HP Pavilion dv3-2150us
Source: PC Mag English
Shrink the system and bulk up the battery: It's not rocket science, but it's a winning recipe for portable PC design. HP does it with the Pavilion dv3-2150us ($849.98 list), which reduces the company's desktop-replacement media-center platform—complete with infrared remote control—to a 5-pound, 13.3-inch form factor and adds a long-lasting 9-cell battery. It's not as slim and elegant as our Editors' Choice Acer Aspire 3935 (6504) or Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch, but it works, and it's reasonably priced to boot. A compact laptop with a big battery, the HP Pavilion dv3-2150us is an appealing alternative to its big-screen multimedia centers.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/10/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

HP Pavilion dv3-2230ea

Specifications

HP Pavilion dv3-2230eaNotebook: HP Pavilion dv3-2230ea
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6600
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce G 105M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: HP homepage
 Pavilion dv3 (Series)

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

60% HP Pavilion dv3-2230ea review
Source: Electricpig English
The words “acquired taste” were seemingly invented for the HP Pavilion dv3-2230ea. Loading it up with a swirly design that has the distinct look of flowers isn’t going to be everyones idea of a lush laptop. But aside from the rather off kilter looks, how does this touchscreen machine hold up? Read our HP Pavilion dv3-2230ea review now and find out. An average laptop given the edge by a touch panel.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/02/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

HP Pavilion dv3-2390eg

Specifications

HP Pavilion dv3-2390egNotebook: HP Pavilion dv3-2390eg
Processor: Intel Core i5 430M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4550 512 MB
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.38kg
Price: 799 euro
Links: HP homepage
 Pavilion dv3 (Series)

Average Score: 82% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

78% Review HP Pavilion dv3-2390eg Notebook | Notebookcheck
Touching allowed. The Touch notebook can’t decide if it’s for entertainment or technology enthusiasts. An ATI Hybrid Graphics, strong Core i5, 7200 rpm HDD are all oriented toward performance. The hand input function rounds out the whole package.
82% Test HP Pavilion dv3-2390eg Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/05/2010
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 84% display: 78% mobility: 82% workmanship: 84% ergonomy: 82% emissions: 79%

 

HP Pavilion dv3-2310er

Specifications

HP Pavilion dv3-2310erNotebook: HP Pavilion dv3-2310er
Processor: Intel Core i3 350M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4550
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.1kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: HP homepage
 Pavilion dv3 (Series)

Average Score: 64% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

64% Обзор сенсорного субноутбука HР Pavilion dv3-2310er
Source: Retera RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/14/2010
Rating: Total score: 64% performance: 59% display: 37% mobility: 39% emissions: 71%

 

HP Pavilion dv3-4050ec

Specifications

HP Pavilion dv3-4050ecNotebook: HP Pavilion dv3-4050ec
Processor: Intel Core i3 350M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5450
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.1kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: HP homepage
 Pavilion dv3 (Series)

 

HP Pavilion dv3-4050ec
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/05/2010
Rating: price: 80% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 40% emissions: 40%

 

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Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

ATI Radeon HD 3200: Onboard (shared Memory) graphics chip (on RS780M chipset) based on the HD 2400 graphics core. It also features the UVD video engine to decode HD videos. Beware: Under Windows XP the HD 3200 may have no 2D accelleration because of a driver problem.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD: Onboard (shared Memory) GPU built in the GM45, GE45 and GS45 chipset (Montevina). Because of two more shaders and a higher core clock, much faster than the old GMA X3100. Still not advisable for gamers (DirectX 10 games not playable or only with very low settings). The integrated video processor is able to help decode HD videos (AVC/VC-2/MPEG2) , e.g., for a fluent Blu-Ray playback with slow CPUs.

NVIDIA GeForce G 105M: Higher clocked 9300M GS and therefore a bit faster. Still manufactured in 65nm. Supports Hybrid-SLI with HybridPower and GeForceBoost (in conjunction with the right Nvidia chipset).

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4550: The HD 4550 is a faster clocked HD 4530 and therefore entry level graphics card. It was substituted by the HD 5430 with the same clock rates.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5450: Entry level DirectX 11 graphics card with a similar clock speed (and performance) as the HD 4570 but at a lower power consumption.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


AMD Turion X2 Ultra: The AMD Turion X2 Ultra is part of the Puma platform and a mixture of the old K9 core (form the Turion 64 X2) and some parts of the K10 architecture (memorycontroller, hypertransport, crossbar switch from the Phenom). Because of the increased L2 cache ("Ultra" CPUs) and the improved memory controller, the performance increased a bit. Still a similar clocked Core 2 Duo is noticably faster.

ZM-84:

Mixture out of two K8 based cores and K10 uncores (e.g. memory controller). Offers improved power saving functions compared to older Turion CPUs but still not as good and fast as a Core 2 Duo. The ZM-84 is similar to the ZM-85 but features a slower clocked HT link.

Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).

The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.

T6500:

Entry level Penryn based dual-core CPU with a small 2MB level 2 cache and FSB800. Similar to the T6570 but without VT-x.

T6600: Entry level Core 2 Duo dual core processor with a small 2MB level 2 cache and without virtualization functions.

Intel Core i5:

430M:

The Core i5-430M is a middle class dual core CPU that features only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-640M) and clocks between 2.26-2.53 GHz (Turbo Mode). Furthermore, VT-d, trusted Execution and AES features are missing in the 430M. Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (Intel HD Graphics with 500-733 MHz) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

Intel Core i3:

350M:

The Core i3-350M is technically a Core i5-430M without the Turbo Boost overlocking feature. Therefore, it always clocks with max. 2.26 GHz (of course Speedstep is included). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.


13.3: This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Netbooks, UMPC and some subnotebooks have tinier displays. Nevertheless, the majority of standard laptops has a higher format. The advantage of a small display is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2 kg:

These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 12 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

2.38 kg:

This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


70.67%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices with the same GPU

» HP Pavilion dv3-4050ss
Core i3 350M, 13.1", 2.2 kg
» HP Pavilion dm4-1070ef
Core i5 430M, 14.0", 2 kg
» HP TouchSmart tm2-2050er
Pentium U5400, 12.1", 1.9 kg
» HP Pavilion dm4-1063cl
Core i5 430M, 15.6", 2 kg
» Acer Aspire 5740G-436G50MN
Core i5 430M, 15.6", 2.8 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Toshiba Satellite Click 2 Pro P30W-BST2N22
HD Graphics 4400, Core i7 4510U
» Asus Transformer Book Flip TP300LA-DW063H
HD Graphics 4400, Core i3 4030U
» Toshiba Satellite L30W-B-10D
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Pentium N3530
» Toshiba Satellite L30W-BST2N23
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Pentium N3530
» Toshiba Satellite Click 2
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Pentium N3530
» Ibuypower Battalion 101 W230SS
GeForce GTX 860M, Core i7 4700MQ
» HP Pavilion x360 13z Touch
Radeon R5 (Kaveri), A-Series A8-6410
» Cyberpower Xplorer X3-9100
GeForce GTX 860M, Core i7 4710HQ
» Acer Aspire S3-392G-54206G50tws
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U
» Asus Transformer Book T300LA 90NB02W1-M01450
HD Graphics 4400, Core i7 4500U
» Eurocom M4
GeForce GTX 860M, Core i7 4940MX
» HP Split 13-m100er x2
HD Graphics 4200, Core i3 4010Y
» Asus Transformer Book T300LA-C4001H
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U
» Dell Latitude 3340 i5
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U
» Asus VivoBook S301LA-C1073H
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U
» Schenker XMG P304
GeForce GTX 860M, Core i7 4810MQ
» Acer Aspire S3-392G
GeForce GT 735M, Core i5 4200U
» HP Spectre 13t-h200 x2
HD Graphics 4200, Core i5 4202Y
» HP Spectre 13-h211nr x2
HD Graphics 4200, Core i5 4202Y
» Toshiba Satellite Click W35Dt-A3300
Radeon HD 8180, A-Series A4-1200
» Asus Transformer Book T300LA-C4002H
HD Graphics 4400, Core i3 4010U
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-08-20 (Update: 2012-05-26)