HP Pavilion HDX18


HP Pavilion HDX18Notebook: HP Pavilion HDX18 (Pavilion HDX Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8600
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
Display: 18.0 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 4.5kg
Price: 1500 euro
Average Score: 82.18% - good
Average of 17 scores (from 20 reviews)
price: 60%, performance: 75%, features: 85%, display: 71% mobility: 66%, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the HP Pavilion HDX18

80% HP HDX18 x18-1070ee Premium Notebook PC
Source: ITP English
The HP HDX18 Premium Notebook PC is designed to give its owner ‘premium entertainment and performance'. At a cost of US $ it certainly commands a premium price but is it any good? A heavy-duty desktop replacement that does most things right. A high-end GPU and a slightly more responsive trackpad would make it a perfect desktop replacement machine.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/04/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 20% performance: 80% features: 80%
67% HP HDX X18-1201EA
Source: PC Pro English
Netbooks and ultraportables might gain most of the headlines these days, but for use around the home we'd far rather be using a machine with a larger screen and more power. HP's latest HDX entertainment laptop would seem to fit the bill. A take-it or leave-it chassis, but good performance and plenty of features for your money
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/08/2009
Rating: Total score: 67%
87% HP HDX X18 review
Source: CNet English
With a fast processor, Blu-ray drive and 18-inch 1080p screen, the HP HDX X18's spec sheet reads like a wishlist of the components you'd want in any entertainment laptop. But the configuration reviewed here, the HDX X18-1005EA, priced at around £1,200, isn't exactly wallet-friendly. Is it worth the considerably outlay? The HP HDX X18's design won't appeal to everyone, and the asking price is steep, but there's no denying that the X18 is hugely powerful and offers pretty much everything you could want from an entertainment laptop.
87, Preis 40, Leistung 80
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/24/2009
Rating: Total score: 87% price: 40% performance: 80%
80% HP HDX18 notebook
Source: English
As far as mid- to high-end entertainment computers go, the HDX18 (and by extension the smaller HDX16) is worth keeping an eye on. The use of a 16:9 display along with included Blu-ray makes it a great system for watching television and movies. Throw in a remote controller, better-than-expected sound, and a setup powerful enough to playback 1080p video and you have yourself a very nice media machine. On-board Firewire, eSATA, and a TV tuner all help complete the experience. The touch-sensitive area isn’t perfect, the system is overly glossy, and it has too many LED lights running, but overall the HP HDX18 is one of the better entertainment notebooks available today.
80, Display 50
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/10/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% display: 50%
90% HP HDX18-1005ea 18.4in Notebook
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Earlier this year we looked at the HP HDX16-1005ea and went away very impressed. It was the first 16:9 aspect ratio notebook we'd seen from HP, but the company was able to distil all the things we expect in a multimedia notebook into one cohesive, classy and reasonably priced machine. Now we're looking at the HDX16's larger sibling, the HDX18 - an 18.4in machine with an identical focus on multimedia, albeit in a much larger frame. If you're after a desktop replacement with all the trimmings but don't want to pay the earth, the HP HDX18-1005ea should definitely be on your list. It has all the features a multimedia machine should have, looks the part and makes for an excellent day-to-day family PC.
von 10: 9, Preis 9, Leistung 8, Ausstattung 9
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/03/2009
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 80% features: 90%
80% HP HDX18-1020us 18.4-inch Entertainment Desktop Replacement Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
HP's HDX lineup of computers are designed for entertainment uses and the HDX18-1020us is a very strong example of how a laptop can be a portable media platform. While it may not one of the fastest laptops on the market, it is very well desinged for high definition video playback thanks to the Blu-ray drive, high resolution LCD panel and dedicated graphics. The inclusion of a new class of 500GB hard drives also provides it with lots of space for media files. Of course, consumers will need to be willing to carry around a larger laptop due to its screen size.
4 von 5
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/10/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% HP HDX18 review
Source: PC Advisor English

A terrific mediacentric desktop-replacement laptop, our only quibbles with the HP HDX18 revolve around its shiny screen, battery life and less than perfect audio. But these are minor issues, and the HP HDX18 is a hit where it counts - although at £1,199 inc VAT, it will hit you in the wallet, too.

4 von 5, Preis mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/27/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 50%
85% HP HDX 18
Source: PC World English
What kind of price can you put on this kind of entertainment PC? Quite a bit, actually. Our machine, as configured, will run you upwards of $2300. If that's a little too rich for your blood, scale back features, and you can get a baseline model for about $1400. Or you can hang in and wait to learn more about what's happening with Toshiba and Alienware's latest media machines (hint: expect some cool stuff happening for the holiday timeframe).
85, Leistung 77, Ausstattung 88
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/24/2008
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 77% features: 88%
80% FIRST REVIEW: HP HDX 18: now this is how desktop replacements should be done
Source: APC Mag English
Although it’s going to put a fairly decent dent in your wallet, the HP HDX-X18-1013TX is a really nice computer. Not only is it a great high-definition media centre, but it’s portable and will double as a light gaming system or home-office computer. A big double thumbs up.
(von 10): 8, Preis 7, Ergonomie 9, Leistung 8, Mobilität sehr schlecht
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/21/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 80% mobility: 30% ergonomy: 90%
80% HP HDX18
Source: Computer Shopper English
HP’s newest HDX is all about design, with ease of use as a close second. While the original dual-hinged Pavilion HDX Entertainment Notebook PC was by all accounts innovative, it wasn’t exactly mobile, and its audience was limited to those who lusted after bragging rights more than true portability and functionality. HP's HDX18 packs all the functionality of its 20.1-inch predecessor into a more mobile platform.
8 von 10, Mobilität sehr gut, Leistung schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/02/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 40% mobility: 90%
HP HDX 18t Review
Source: English
Overall, the HP HDX 18t delivers solid overall performance and a great set of features for a reasonable value. If you're in the market for a desktop replacement notebook with a massive screen, powerful processor, and solid graphics hardware for 1080p video playback and gaming then the HDX 18 makes a compelling choice. That said, the highly "reflective" nature of the HDX 18 will probably be frustrating for quite a few users unless they're working in a dark environment. Likewise, hardcore gamers are likely to find the Nvidia GeForce 9600M GT video card a little too limiting for the newest and most popular video games. In any case, the HP HDX 18 still offers a great overall package, including some really impressive built-in speakers, that will meet or exceed the expectations of most consumers.
Display zufriedenstellend, Leistung zufriedenstellend
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/22/2008
Rating: performance: 70% display: 70%
78% HP HDX18
Source: CNet English
For several months after they became a buzzed-about topic, the only 18-inch laptop we had actually seen in person was Acer's inventive Aspire 8920. Now we're seeing a mini-flood of them, with new models arriving from HP, Sony, and Toshiba. HP already makes some of the best multimedia laptops, and trading up to a true 16:9 18-inch display makes for an impressive semiportable home theater in the form of the HP HDX18.
(von 10): 7.8, Leistung 7, Ausstattung 8, Display gut, Mobilität mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/19/2008
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 70% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 50%
80% HP HDX 18
Source: Laptop Mag English
The HP HDX 18 trumps our Editors’ Choice–winning Acer Aspire 8920G in nearly every category: graphics, wireless, battery life, and overall performance, and the HDX 18 even costs $450 less. However, the 8920G offers better viewing angles and a more-robust speaker system, even if its CineDash controls can be confusing to some. If you can live with its minor flaws, the HDX 18 is the better value.
4 von 5, Display zufriedenstellend, Leistung sehr gut, Mobilität gut
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/19/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 90% display: 70% mobility: 80%
90% HP Pavilion HDX 18
Source: PC Mag English
A 20-inch laptop might sound like the ultimate media hub, and for a while, the HP Pavilion HDX-9000 (Dragon) received numerous accolades for being most extraordinary, biggest in the world, and straight out of "Ripley's Believe or Not." Unfortunately, it was too big and costly to really take off. The 18.4-inch screen will stop you in your tracks, and you'll soon realize that everything—not just the screen—screams high-end multimedia laptop.
4.5 von 5, Display gut, Preis schlecht
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/16/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 40% display: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Source: c't - 24/09 German
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/01/2009
Rating: performance: 80% display: 80%
HP HDX 18-1110eg
Source: Gamestar German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/06/2009
Rating: price: 60% performance: 73% features: 100% display: 90%
73% Mehr als ‚All-in-One‘
Source: mobile Zeit - 4/09 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 73% price: 90%
82% Notebook
Source: Gamestar - 8/09 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 60%
95% Schick statt klobig
Source: PC Praxis - 1/09 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 95% price: 70% performance: 80%
90% HP Pavilion HDX18-1080
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/17/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 70% performance: 70% features: 70% display: 50% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%


NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT: Successor of the 8600M GT and because of the smaller 65nm production process the card is higher clocked (and therefore faster) with the same current consumption.Furthermore, it features an improved video processor (VP3) and HybridPower to save current (in conjunction with the 9100M G).

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

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

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.


Fast but still not overpriced dual core CPU. For most games and multimedia applications sufficient and due to the 25W TDP even for smaller notebooks useable.

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

18.0": 18 inch display size is a rare and very big size for desktop-replacement laptops. Laptops with 18 inch displays did not exist before 2008. The DTR-laptops can't be carried easily, need much energy but on the other side texts can be read easily and high resolutions are no problem. DTR mainly are intended for stationary usage on desks, where the weight and the energy need are unimportant.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

4.5 kg: This laptop is heavy. Especially desktop replacements with 19 inch display fit in this class of weight. This class is too heavy, even for 17 inch DTR.

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

82.18%: 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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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-10- 7 (Update: 2012-05-26)