HP Pavilion dm3-1002


HP Pavilion dm3-1002Notebook: HP Pavilion dm3-1002 (Pavilion dm3 Series)
Processor: Intel Pentium Dual Core SU4100
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.3kg
Price: 400 euro
Average Score: 79.67% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 75%, performance: 73%, features: 90%, display: - % mobility: 70%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the HP Pavilion dm3-1002

HP's Pavilion dm3, a budget laptop of rare pedigree
Source: PC Authority English
Its slightly porky weight of 1.9kg means that, combined with the below-average battery life, it isn't the most accomplished road warrior. But that's not enough to dent the HP Pavilion dm3's appeal: its great looks, good build, and nice touches such as the external DVD writer, make it a fantastic all-round ultraportable.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/03/2010
Rating: price: 67% performance: 83% features: 100% mobility: 50%
83% HP Pavilion dm3
Source: PC Pro English
HP's Envy laptops are objects of great beauty, but at more than £1,000 apiece they're out of reach for most people. If you're feeling a bit short, though, there's no need to settle for an ugly duckling. HP's Pavilion dm3 pulls of the same trick, but for much less cash. Beautiful build combines with stunning good looks in a budget laptop of rare pedigree.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 83% performance: 67% features: 100%
78% HP Pavilion dm3-1002
Source: CNet English
If there's a burgeoning trend in laptops these days, it's not just inexpensive, low-voltage 12-inch ultraportables, but also 13-inch (and larger) notebooks dropping their optical drives and going ultralow-voltage as well. With a rock-solid feel and a whopping 7-plus hours of battery life, the HP Pavilion dm3-1002 is a professional-looking thin-and-light, but depending on what you put in it, it could cost you.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/08/2009
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 70% features: 70% mobility: 90%

Foreign Reviews

78% Laptop Pavilion dm3 dùng mạng 3G
Source: Sohoa VN Express VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/23/2010
Rating: Total score: 78%


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.

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.

Intel Pentium Dual Core: The return of the name Pentium, though it is a Yonah core. In fact, it is a double Core processor with a very good relation of performance to current consumption.

SU4100: Entry-level dual core processor for slim and light subnotebooks. Due to the Pentium name, the CPU may have less power saving features than Core 2 Duo processors.» 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.

2.3 kg: These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 13 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

79.67%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-12-31 (Update: 2012-05-26)