HP Pavilion dv2988eg

Specifications

HP Pavilion dv2988egNotebook: HP Pavilion dv2988eg (Pavilion dv2900 Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T9300
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS
Display: 14.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 800 euro
Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 80%, features: 70%, display: 30% mobility: 50%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: 50%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the HP Pavilion dv2988eg

Foreign 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

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).

 

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 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.


T9300:

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

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


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.


2.5 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.


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


80%: 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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» Dell Inspiron 1420
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» HP Pavilion dv3000
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» MSI Megabook EX700
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» HP Pavilion dv6750ea
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» Sony Vaio VGN-SZ791N
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» Samsung R700-A003UK
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» Sony Vaio VGN-SZ61WN
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» HP Pavilion dv6500z
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» HP Pavilion dv6450eg
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» HP Pavilion dv6599eg
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» Dell XPS M1330
Core 2 Duo T7300, 13.3", 1.8 kg
» Dell Inspiron 1520
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» HP Pavilion dv6598eg
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» Samsung R70 Aura
Core 2 Duo T7100, 15.4", 2.7 kg

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» Lenovo ThinkPad L420
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-04-26 (Update: 2012-05-26)