HP Pavilion dm3-1020ea


HP Pavilion dm3-1020eaNotebook: HP Pavilion dm3-1020ea (Pavilion dm3 Series)
Processor: AMD Athlon Neo X2 L335
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon HD 3200
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2kg
Price: 700 euro
Average Score: 78% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: 90%, performance: 80%, features: 80%, display: - % mobility: 80%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the HP Pavilion dm3-1020ea

84% HP Pavilion dm3-1020ea review
Source: CNet English
Priced at around £550, the 13.3-inch Pavilion dm3-1020ea is HP's latest affordable ultra-portable laptop. The company has decided to use AMD's Athlon Neo X2 L335 processor instead of one of Intel's ultra-low-voltage chips, so we were interested to see how the machine would perform both in terms of speed and battery life. Despite its relatively low price tag, the HP Pavilion dm3-1020ea still manages to effortlessly combine slick looks and great performance with impressive battery life. As a result, it's easy to recommend to those after a stylish ultra-portable laptop.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/22/2010
Rating: Total score: 84%
70% HP Pavilion dm3-1020EA review
Source: Techradar English
An impressively portable laptop with a stylish design and stunning 13.3" screen. Despite some very minor flaws, the Pavilion dm3-1020EA is nevertheless a stunningly designed, highly usable and eminently portable machine. While its lack of an integrated ODD is unfortunate, this is still a great mobile device and one that is very easy to recommend.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/10/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% HP Pavilion dm3-1020ea - 13.3in Laptop Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Were it not for the somewhat sluggish network connectivity, we'd probably award the Pavilion dm3-1020ea a 9/10. All the same, it still gets a Recommended Award thanks to outstanding design, decent performance and a keyboard whose quality belies the affordable asking price. Anyone in need of a flexible, portable laptop will find the dm3 an excellent servant.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/16/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 80%


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.

L335: Entry level dual core processor for small and thin subnotebooks. Based on the old K10 / K8 mixture produced in 65nm and compareable with a 1.2-1.3 GHz Core 2 Duo (performance wise).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

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

2 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.

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HP reviews

78%: 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, 2010-03-18 (Update: 2012-05-26)