HP Pavilion dv2900 Series

HP Pavilion dv2988egProcessor: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-60, Intel Core 2 Duo T5550, Intel Core 2 Duo T9300
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, NVIDIA GeForce 7150M, NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS
Display: 14.1 inch
Weight: 2.4kg, 2.5kg
Price: 600, 700, 800 euro
Average Score: 68.33% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 67%, features: 70%, display: 30%
mobility: 53%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: 50%, emissions: - %

 

HP Pavilion dv2915nr

Specifications

HP Pavilion dv2915nrNotebook: HP Pavilion dv2915nr
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T5550
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100
Display: 14.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: HP homepage
 Pavilion dv2900 (Series)

Average Score: 66% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

66% HP Pavilion dv2915nr
Source: CNet English
Designed for multimedia users, HP's Pavilion laptops have always combined eye-catching looks with such entertainment-oriented features as touch-sensitive media controls and dual headphone jacks. Those features trickle down into even the smallest Pavilions, including the 14.1-inch dv2915nr. At 5.5 pounds, the dv2915nr is well sized for students who want a screen that's big enough for multitasking but small enough for frequent trips across campus. The HP Pavilion dv2915nr is an attractive and affordable 14.1-inch laptop that will serve your needs through four years of study. The disappointing battery life gives us pause, however, on this otherwise well-rounded laptop.
6.6 von 10, Leistung gut, Mobilität mäßig
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/10/2008
Rating: Total score: 66% performance: 80% mobility: 60%

 

HP Pavilion dv2945se

Specifications

HP Pavilion dv2945seNotebook: HP Pavilion dv2945se
Processor: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-60
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 7150M
Display: 14.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: HP homepage
 Pavilion dv2900 (Series)

Average Score: 59% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

59% HP Pavilion dv2945se
Source: CNet English
HP's 14-inch HP Pavilion dv2945se looks like it should cost more than $899, thanks to a cool subtle pattern on the keyboard tray and lid (the "se" in the name stand for special edition). We've seen the same upscale look recently in the very similar HP dv2700t Special Edition. For about $900, we'd be tempted to look elsewhere for an Intel Core 2 Duo CPU, rather than the underperforming AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-60 found here. The 14-inch HP Pavilion dv2700t Special Edition looks like a much more expensive laptop, but you can also find a more powerful 14-inch laptop with better battery life for less money.
5.9 von 10, Leistung schlecht, Mobilität mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/24/2008
Rating: Total score: 59% performance: 40% mobility: 50%

 

HP Pavilion dv2988eg

Specifications

HP Pavilion dv2988egNotebook: HP Pavilion dv2988eg
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T9300
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS
Display: 14.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: HP homepage
 Pavilion dv2900 (Series)

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% HP Pavillion dv2988eg
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/16/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 70% display: 30% mobility: 50% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 50%

 

Comment

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 %

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These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on a Mobile Intel 965GM chipset. It is the successor of GMA 950 and features a fully programmable pipeline (supports Aero Glass fully and DirectX 10 with newest drivers). The peformance of the X3100 is clearly better than the GMA 950, still demanding modern games won't run fluently.

NVIDIA GeForce 7150M: This is an integrated (shared memory) graphic card for laptops with AMD processors (socket S1), inserted upon nForce 630M. The difference to 7000M is that 7150M offers HD-video decoding for MPEG2, H.264 in 720p.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS: NVidia GeForce 8400M GS is the DirectX 10 capable successor of the GeForce Go 7400 for laptops and technologically a slower 8400M GT video card (because of the smaller 64 Bit memory bus).

 

» 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.

T5550:

Slow clocked dual core processor based on the Merom-2M core without virtualization functions.

T9300:

The T9300 is a fast middle class dual core CPU for laptops and similar to the T9400 but with a lower FSB.

AMD Turion 64 X2: AMD Turion 64 X2 is intended to be positioned against the Intel Core Duo was presented in 17. May 2006. The current consumption is not higher than with Centrino-Duo-notebooks (TL-45 with ATI Xpress and Mobility Radeon X300). This means, that approximative the same battery runtime and fan functions can be expected (with this chipset). However, the performance was 20% below the T2300 (1.66 GHz) due to the lower L2 Cache (Core Duo has 2048 Kbyte shared L2 Cache). Nevertheless, the performance is sufficient.

TL-60: First in 90nm, later in 65nm produced dual-core processor based on the K8 core. Compareable performance to a 1.8 GHz Core Duo CPU with 1MB Level 2 Cache (Celeron Dual Core e.g.).


14.1: 14 inch display size is a mixture between the small formats of subnotebooks and the 15 inch standard display. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.

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


2.4 kg:

This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

2.5 kg:


68.33%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

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

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HP Pavilion dv2900 Serie
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-08- 9 (Update: 2012-05-26)