HP Pavilion dv3-2055ea
SpecificationsNotebook: HP Pavilion dv3-2055ea (Pavilion dv3 Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6400
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce G 105M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 900 euro
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the HP Pavilion dv3-2055ea
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If you're after portability and power then the 13in form factor has long been the best option. There have been numerous excellent examples in this arena over the last year or two, including the now discontinued Dell XPS M1330, the outstanding Sony VAIO Z Series and the latest iteration of the machine that arguably popularised the format, the Apple Macbook. This 13.3in machine delivers on many levels. It's packed full of useful features, particularly that capacious 500GB hard drive, while the design is attractive - if a little showy. This is backed up by decent raw performance and excellent battery life. It's not quite the perfect bargain, but for £750 you couldn't ask for a great deal more.
90, Preis 90, Leistung 80, Ausstattung 90
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/18/2009
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 80% features: 90%
HP has been cutting something of a dash with its laptops for quite a while now, and the 13.3-inch Pavilion dv3-2055ea certainly continues the trend. Slim, light and with ports a plenty, HP's Pavilion dv3-2055ea is a very well-specified laptop for the money. It could be quieter and its 3D graphics performance needs to be stronger to live up to the 'entertainment' epithet, but it's still a capable all-rounder with a few features that set it apart from the competition.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/02/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: PC Actual ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 85%
NVIDIA GeForce G 105M: Higher clocked 9300M GS and therefore a bit faster. Still manufactured in 65nm. Supports Hybrid-SLI with HybridPower and GeForceBoost (in conjunction with the right Nvidia chipset).
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
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.
T6400: Entry level dual core processor based on the Penryn core with only 2 MB level 2 cache and a low clock speed.» 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.
Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.
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 %
81%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.