HP Pavilion HDX
Average of 8 scores (from 13 reviews)
Reviews for the HP Pavilion HDX
Overall the Penryn and Nvidia updates to the HP Pavilion HDX make this notebook an even better entertainment solution than it was last year. Given the impressive feature set and performance of this notebook it's amazing that the system is as thin and light as it is. Sure, you might develop a hernia while lifting this giant notebook onto your lap, but it's worth it. The "wow factor" of the 20.1" high-definition screen, Altec Lansing speakers and media center remote are enough to make the HDX the centerpiece of your entertainment system. Add the 64-bit version of Vista, a full 4GB of RAM and excellent Nvidia graphics and this system is a can't miss. Bottom line, if you can justify the price and the size, the HDX is still the best desktop replacement and home entertainment notebook on the market today.
Display gut, Leistung gut, Verarbeitung exzellent, Mobilität zufriedenstellend, Preis mangelhaft
User Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/10/2008
Rating: price: 50% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 95%
Hewlett-Packard hasn't bothered to change the name of its 20-inch laptop with this new update, but a handful of new features and options make it worth a fresh look. Pushing the physical boundaries of the laptop form, the massive HP Pavilion HDX is still clearly more at home resting on a desk than sitting in your lap. The updated HP Pavilion HDX is still a glorious example of conspicuous consumption and adds a few improvements, notably the latest in laptop graphics and a screen that can display full 1080p.
8.2 von 10, Display gut, Leistung gut, Mobilität gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/18/2008
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80%
Source: Laptop Mag
The HP Pavilion HDX Entertainment Notebook PC is without a doubt a premium multimedia machine and is an excellent platform for showcasing Penryn’s power. Although we would have liked to see the inclusion of a three-year warranty, this top-of-the-line desktop replacement has enough oomph to satisfy all of your productivity and entertainment needs for years to come.
4.5 von 5, Leistung exzellent, Display hervorragend
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/03/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 95% display: 95%
HP recently introduced their flagship laptop, the HP Pavilion HDX “Dragon”. The laptop is within their consumer Pavilion line and carries over certain design cues recently seen in that line, such as the laser-etched laptop lid, touch buttons and dimpled touchpad. The HDX uses a custom design scheme and I do not think it is possible to get the laptop in other colours or designs. HP have been pretty active in their marketing for the HDX, which is suprising as this is a laptop that will appeal to a small niche market. They have been advertising heavily in the London Underground and on TV. I do like “The Computer Personal Again” slogans they have been using. Unlike the American market, HP do not allow you to customize the laptop here in the UK. There are two pre-configured models, naturally one higher end and one lower end. The higher end Screen: 13.3-inch screen WXGA (1280 x 800) with XBRITE-ECO (glossy finish).
Display gut, Verarbeitung herausragend, Leistung gut, Ausstattung gut, Preis/Leistung zufriedenstellend, Mobilität mangelhaft
User Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/24/2007
Rating: price: 70% performance: 80% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 50% workmanship: 95%
The HP Pavilion HDX Entertainment Series notebook – to give it its full name – is the sort of computer that's designed to appeal very much to home users, as an all-round entertainer. It's nicknamed the Dragon, and at first glance it is easy to see why: it’s monstrous. The main reason it's so large is the monitor, a 20.1in widescreen model. The bulk of the device means it's not the type of notebook that can be carried anywhere further than from a bedroom to a living room, say. This makes it more of a replacement for a desktop computer than a travellers' notebook. The screen is very clear and sharp, and it sits above a well spread keyboard area, giving plenty of room for manoeuvre. This not only includes standard keys and a numeric keypad but also a removable remote control that can be used to control the media functions of the notebook.
(von 5): 4, Dispplay gut, Mobilität mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/20/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% display: 80% mobility: 50%
Source: IT Reviews
The HP Pavilion HDX is a monstrous computer. It's freakishly big - the Robert Barone of notebooks - when compared to other portable computers. Thankfully, its huge size is equaled by its stunning looks and beautiful, logical and remarkably intuitive design. At the time of this writing, the HDX uses an Intel Core 2 Duo processor - the T7700 - running at 2.4GHz (like the 15" MacBook Pro). There's a healthy 4MB L2 cache backing up the processor. The HDX also has an 800MHz bus and supports up to 4GB of DDR2 RAM. Our test model had a 2GB complement of memory. The HDX uses the ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT graphics card with 256MB dedicated DDR2 memory, and is able to utilize upwards of 2GB dedicated & shared video memory. It's hard to imagine using 2GB of video memory, but the HDX will gladly oblige.
8 von 10, Display ausgezeichnet, Ausstattung sehr gut
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/17/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% features: 90% display: 95%
Source: Digital Trends
The HP Pavilion HDX is a monstrous computer. It's freakishly big - the Robert Barone of notebooks - when compared to other portable computers. Thankfully, its huge size is equaled by its stunning looks and beautiful, logical and remarkably intuitive design. At the time of this writing, the HDX uses an Intel Core 2 Duo processor - the T7700 - running at 2.4GHz (like the 15" MacBook Pro). There's a healthy 4MB L2 cache backing up the processor. The HDX also has an 800MHz bus and supports up to 4GB of DDR2 RAM. Our test model had a 2GB complement of memory. The HDX uses the ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT graphics card with 256MB dedicated DDR2 memory, and is able to utilize upwards of 2GB dedicated & shared video memory. It's hard to imagine using 2GB of video memory, but the HDX will gladly oblige. Need lots of storage space on your monster notebook? The HDX is sold with up to 400GB storage with two (yes, two) SATA drives.
8 von 10, Display ausgezeichnet, Ausstattung exzellent
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/17/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% features: 95% display: 95%
Source: Laptop Logic
The 20.1” HP HDX is something out of a hi-tech thriller. If anyone’s ever read Digital Fortress by Dan Brown (of The DaVinci Code fame), this is the supercomputer they must’ve used to crack the codes. From the “Dragon” namesake decal on the lid to the extended keyboard below, everything about this notebook screams “greater purpose.” With a price tag approaching five large, it better live up to its looks. We’ll find out. If you're one of the few seriously considering buying this notebook, then price isn't a deterrent. It boasts some of the most powerful specs on the market today, and does it in a package that's both pleasing to look at as well as to touch. It is mobile, in a manner of speaking, which puts it one step ahead of a desktop. The video and audio come together in a way that makes you understand why this notebook is so damn heavy and expensive.
Preis/Leistung zufriedenstellend, Leistung sehr gut, Mobilität schlecht
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/30/2007
Rating: price: 70% performance: 90% mobility: 40%
Pushing the physical boundaries of the laptop form, the massive HP Pavilion HDX is clearly more at home resting on a desk than sitting in your lap. Weighing an amazing 15.5 pounds and boasting a desktop-size 20-inch LCD, the HDX starts at $2,999--but our test unit was configured closer to $4,700, with high-end extras such as an HD DVD drive and Intel's flagship Core 2 Extreme mobile processor. While it makes an excellent all-in-one entertainment system for the den, dorm room, or CEO's office, the screen doesn't display full 1080p resolution (which you'll want for HD DVDs) and the expensive Intel Core 2 Extreme X7800 CPU--while impressive--isn't worth the $725 upgrade. A more realistic configuration can make the HDX a worthwhile option if you want to combine home theater, gaming, and computing into one big yet somewhat portable package. You'll still need at least $3,000 to sit at the HDX's table, however, making it more of an intriguing tech showcase than something we expect to pass spousal purchase approval.
(von 10): 8.1, Leistung 8, Ausstattung 8, Mobilität 4, Preis/Leistung schlecht
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/02/2007
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 40% performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 40%
The eagerly awaited HP Pavilion HDX (code named "The Dragon") is a 20.1" widescreen entertainment notebook that uses the Intel Santa Rosa platform. Equipped with an available dedicated ATI HD2600 XT graphics card, HD DVD optical drive, integrated HDTV tuner, and integrated web-camera, this massive beast redefines the term "notebook." The following is a quick first take on a pre-production HP Pavilion HDX.
The HDX shares several design elements with the rest of the HP Pavilion line, but more than size and weight separate the HDX from its siblings. First, HP has improved their glossy black and silver "Imprint" finish with a new high-impact version called "Dragon." While we didn't test the high-impact finish by dropping it repeatedly in our office, I can say the finish looks quite durable ... though fingerprints show up quickly on the glossy finish. Overall our first impressions of the overwhelmingly huge HP Pavilion HDX are overwhelmingly positive.
User Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/25/2007
Source: PC Advisor
Gamers have a new best friend in the HP Pavilion HDX Entertainment Series Notebook PC - available in the UK from September 07. Superfast, with great sound and a huge 20.1in screen, the HP Pavilion HDX is a good, fairly portable entertainment system. Digital editors, artists, and multimedia enthusiasts will like this all-in-one, too. Just be ready to dig deep for it: HP's 'approximate street price' for the HP Pavilion HDX is £1,400. The HP Pavilion HDX we looked at came maxed out with the 64bit version of Windows Vista Ultimate. It had Intel's best mobile chip, the 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo T7700, and 4GB of RAM. All that horsepower helped the HP Pavilion HDX earn a WorldBench 6 Beta 2 score of 86 and generate a frame rate of 109 in our Far Cry gaming tests. The HP Pavilion HDX's two-hour, 22-minute battery life is quite poor for an ordinary notebook but remarkably good for a huge (7kg) desktop-replacement model. The HP Pavilion HDX is impressively crafted.
(von 5): 4, Preis/Leistung 3.5, Ausstattung 4.5, Verarbeitung 4.5
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/25/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% features: 90% workmanship: 90%
Source: PC World
Stylish, high-end desktop replacement is huge and heavy, but its fast performance makes it a great gaming machine. Gamers have a new best friend in the HP Pavilion HDX Entertainment Series Notebook PC. Superfast, with great sound and a huge 20.1-inch screen, it's a good, fairly portable entertainment system. Digital editors, artists, and multimedia enthusiasts will like this all-in-one, too. Just be ready to dig deep for it: Our test unit cost $3000. The machine we looked at came maxed out with the 64-bit version of Windows Vista Ultimate; Intel's best mobile chip, the 2.4-GHz Core 2 Duo T7700; and 4GB of RAM. All of that horsepower helped the HDX earn a WorldBench 6 Beta 2 score of 86 and generate a frame rate of 109 in our Far Cry gaming tests. The HDX's 2-hour, 22-minute battery life is quite poor for an ordinary notebook but remarkably good for a massive (15.5-pound) desktop-replacement model.
(von 100): 84, Leistung 96, Ausstattung 80, Mobilität mangelhaft, Preis/Leistung sehr teuer
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/11/2007
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 30% performance: 96% features: 80% mobility: 50%
Source: e-media - 22/07
Comparison, , Very Short, Date: 11/30/2007
Rating: performance: 50% display: 80%
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600 XT: The 2600 XT is a higher clocked HD 2600/2700 with Avivo HD video functions. The performance lies a bit over the 9500M GS middle class graphics card. Modern DirectX 10 games are playable but not with highest details.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
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.
T7700: Fastest Merom based Core 2 Duo with 35 Watt. The later Penryn Core 2 Duo are a bit faster at the same clock speed.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This is a very large display size for laptops on a desk without mobile use.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
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 %
82.13%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
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