HP Pavilion dv3

Specifications

HP Pavilion dv3Notebook: HP Pavilion dv3 (Pavilion dv3 Series)
Processor: AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM-84
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon HD 3200
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2kg
Price: 650 euro
Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 80%, features: - %, display: 90% mobility: 80%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the HP Pavilion dv3

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%

Foreign Reviews

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%

Comment

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.

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

» 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.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


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.


HP: The Hewlett-Packard Company, founded 1935, commonly referred to as HP, is a technology corporation headquartered in California, United States. HP specializes in developing and manufacturing computing, storage, and networking hardware, software and services. Major product lines include personal computing devices, enterprise servers, related storage devices, as well as a diverse range of printers and other imaging products. Other product lines, including electronic test equipment and systems, medical electronic equipment, solid state components and instrumentation for chemical analysis. HP posted US $91.7 billion in annual revenue in 2006, making it the world's largest technology vendor in terms of sales. In 2007 the revenue was $104 billion, making HP the first IT company in history to report revenues exceeding $100 billion. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

HP reviews


70%: 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 from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

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» Lenovo ThinkPad Edge NUE6WGE
Turion Neo X2 L625
» HP Pavilion dm3-1130us
Athlon Neo X2 L335
» Toshiba Satellite T135D-S1324
Turion Neo X2 L625
» HP Pavilion dm3-1030us
Athlon Neo X2 L335
» HP Pavilion dm3z
Athlon Neo MV-40

Devices with the same GPU

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» Asus X5DC-SX025V
Celeron 220, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» MSI Wind U230-040
Athlon Neo X2 L335, 12.1", 1.5 kg
» HP Pavilion tx2500z
Turion X2 Ultra ZM-86, 12.1", 2.1 kg
» Acer Ferrari One 200-1799
Athlon 64 X2 TK-42, 11.6", 1.5 kg
» Acer Ferrari One 200-312G25n
Athlon X2 L310, 11.6", 1.5 kg
» Toshiba A505D-S6968
Turion X2 Ultra ZM-84, 16.0", 2.9 kg
» Toshiba Satellite T115D
Athlon Neo MV-40, 11.6", 1.6 kg
» Acer Ferrari 200-314G25i
Athlon X2 L310, 11.6", 1.5 kg
» Asus Eee PC 1201T
Athlon Neo MV-40, 12.1", 1.45 kg
» Acer Aspire 5532-5535
Athlon 64 TF-20, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» MSI X430
Athlon Neo MV-40, 14.0", 1.6 kg
» Lenovo Thinkpad X100e - 2876-27G
Athlon Neo MV-40, 11.6", 1.47 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad X100e
Athlon Neo MV-40, 11.6", 1.4 kg
» Packard Bell EasyNote LJ61-RB-010
Turion X2 RM-72, 17.3", 3.4 kg
» Fujitsu LifeBook P3010
Athlon Neo MV-40, 11.6", 1.8 kg
» MSI Wind12 U230
Athlon Neo MV-40, 12.1", 1.3 kg
» Asus K51AC-SX038V
Athlon X2 QL-65, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» Acer Aspire 5517-1643
Athlon 64 X2 TK-42, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Acer Ferrari One 200-314G50n
Athlon X2 L310, 11.6", 1.48 kg
» Gateway NV5207u
Athlon X2 QL-65, 15.6", 3.1 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-04-26 (Update: 2012-05-26)