HP Pavilion dm4-2070us
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Reviews for the HP Pavilion dm4-2070us
Source: PC Mag
Aside from its battery life, the HP Pavilion dm4-2070us is an acceptable, workable choice for a low-end mainstream laptop in practically every way. If you want to fine-tune your shopping, the less-expensive Asus U46E-BAL5 will give you more polish; if you feel you need even more flexibility away from a power outlet, the Samsung QX411-W01 costs a bit more but is a better way to go. But if you're looking for a general-purpose blend of functionality, the dm4-2070us can provide it—along with a nice extra dash of shiny visual flair.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/13/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Student Buying Guide
Students should take a close look at the HP dm4x laptop as an option for use as an important academic tool. It’s got everything you need for your academic computing needs and then some nice extras. First of all the design is very appealing so fashion conscious students will approve. It’s not just a pretty face though, the dm4x is built with sturdy metal materials and beneath the hood the second generation Intel Core i5 processor will provide more than enough power to tackle multi-tasking, frequent application switching and smooth video playback. An option for dedicated graphics with 1GB of memory can make the dm4x a good choice for engineering students as well. Most importantly for students this laptop is very portable, weighing in at 4.3lbs, and the battery life of about 6 hours on a standard battery is enough to last through a few lectures without being plugged in. If you need more battery life there are battery upgrade options, something you don’t get with other laptops such as the Apple MacBook Pro. Finally, the price in the mid $700’s is a very good one for what you get with the dm4x. Getting the most features and best quality for a laptop you hope will last you four years of college is a tough buying decision, the HP Pavilion dm4x passes the test for meeting student needs in a laptop and providing quality with value so it should certainly be on your shortlist of laptops to consider with this important buying decision.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/26/2011
Intel HD Graphics 3000: Integrated graphics card in the Intel Sandy Bridge processors (Core ix-2xxx). The HD 3000 is the faster (internally GT2 called) version with 12 Execution Units (EUs).
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. The CPU is clocked at 2.3 GHz (Turbo Boost 2.6-2.9 GHz) and the GPU at 650 (1200 MHz Turbo).
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70%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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