HP Pavilion dv3 Series

HP Pavilion dv3-4050ssProcessor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6400, Intel Core 2 Duo T6600, Intel Core i3 350M, Intel Core i5 480M, Intel Pentium Dual Core T4200, Intel Pentium Dual Core T4300
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6370M, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5450, NVIDIA GeForce G 105M
Display: 13.1 inch, 13.3 inch
Weight: 2.1kg, 2.2kg, 2.3kg, 2.36kg
Price: 800, 850, 899, 900 euro
Average Score: 73.08% - average
Average of 12 scores (from 12 reviews)
price: 82%, performance: 79%, features: 91%, display: 80%
mobility: 50%, workmanship: 82%, ergonomy: 64%, emissions: 79%

 

HP Pavilion dv3-2055ea

Specifications

HP Pavilion dv3-2055eaNotebook: HP Pavilion dv3-2055ea
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6400
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce G 105M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: HP homepage

Average Score: 81% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

90% HP Pavilion dv3-2055ea - 13.3in Laptop Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
  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%
70% HP Pavilion dv3-2055ea review
Source: CNet English
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.
70
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/02/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
83% HP Pavilion dv3, equilibrado y potente
Source: PC Actual Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 85%

 

HP Pavilion dv3-2050ea

Specifications

HP Pavilion dv3-2050eaNotebook: HP Pavilion dv3-2050ea
Processor: Intel Pentium Dual Core T4200
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce G 105M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: HP homepage

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

 

80% HP Pavilion dv3-2050ea - 13.3in Laptop Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
 

Recently we took our first look at the HP Pavilion dv3 range in the shape of the dv3-2055ea. We went away very impressed, particularly due to the excellent battery life, massive 500GB hard drive and generous features on offer given the £750 price. Now we're looking at its slightly cheaper cousin, the dv3-2050ea. At £699.99 online it's only £50 cheaper, so the question is whether it's £50 worth saving, or £50 worth spending. Just like its more expensive cousin, the HP Pavilion dv3-2050ea is a very accomplished and well featured laptop. Performance is good, without being mind blowing, while battery life is excellent. However, it doesn't quite represent enough of a discount over its stable mate or enough extra value over the Samsung Q320 to earn an award.


80, Preis 80, Leistung 80, Ausstattung 80
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/24/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80%

 

HP Pavilion dv3-2210eg

Specifications

HP Pavilion dv3-2210egNotebook: HP Pavilion dv3-2210eg
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6600
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce G 105M 512 MB
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.36kg
Price: 899 euro
Links: HP homepage

Average Score: 62.33% - poor
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

81% Review HP dv3-2210eg Notebook | Notebookcheck
A Touch of Flower Power. Hewlett Packard has been on a trip through past decades since a few years in view of its notebook design. Especially floral wallpaper patterns and the gleaming chrome cars of the 60's seem to appeal to HP designers. But the little Pavilion dv3 comes along in swinging patterns, a chrome look and even with a touchscreen. If the performance rates are up-to-date or if they're rather retro, you'll find out in this review.
56% HP Pavilion dv3-2210eg im Test
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/21/2009
Rating: Total score: 56% price: 70% performance: 77% features: 100% mobility: 15% ergonomy: 47%
81% Test HP dv3-2210eg Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/13/2009
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 84% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 83% emissions: 79%
50% HP Pavilion dv3-2210eg
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/21/2009
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 70% performance: 77% features: 100% mobility: 15% ergonomy: 47%

 

HP Pavilion dv3-2299eo

Specifications

HP Pavilion dv3-2299eoNotebook: HP Pavilion dv3-2299eo
Processor: Intel Pentium Dual Core T4300
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce G 105M
Display: 13.3 inch, , 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.1kg
Price: 850 euro
Links: HP homepage

Average Score: 50% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

50% HP Pavilion DV3-2299eo
Source: Komputer for alle DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/11/2010
Rating: Total score: 50%

 

HP Pavilion dv3-4048TX

Specifications

HP Pavilion dv3-4048TXNotebook: HP Pavilion dv3-4048TX
Processor: Intel Core i3 350M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5450
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.1kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: HP homepage

 

13寸DX11娱乐本 i3芯惠普dv3详细评测
Source: IT.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/17/2010

 

HP Pavilion dv3-4305se

Specifications

HP Pavilion dv3-4305seNotebook: HP Pavilion dv3-4305se
Processor: Intel Core i5 480M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6370M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.1kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: HP homepage
 Pavilion dv3-4305se (Model)

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

 

80% HP Pavilion dv3 4305se Review
Source: T Break English
Ultimately the HP Pavilion dv3 represents a very nice and powerful laptop in a very small package, enough to easily do office work and play the occasional games, but don’t forget the power cord.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/20/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

HP Pavilion dv3-4050ss

Specifications

HP Pavilion dv3-4050ssNotebook: HP Pavilion dv3-4050ss
Processor: Intel Core i3 350M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5450
Display: 13.1 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: HP homepage

Average Score: 78% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

78% HP Pavilion dv3-4050ss, apto para todos los bolsillos
Source: PC Actual Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/27/2011
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 90%
78% HP Pavilion dv3-4050ss, apto para todos los bolsillos
Source: PC Actual Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/27/2011
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 90%

 

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

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).

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5450: Entry level DirectX 11 graphics card with a similar clock speed (and performance) as the HD 4570 but at a lower power consumption.

AMD Radeon HD 6370M: Renamed old HD 5470 with 80 shader processors and DirectX11 support.

» 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.

T6400: Entry level dual core processor based on the Penryn core with only 2 MB level 2 cache and a low clock speed.

T6600: Entry level Core 2 Duo dual core processor with a small 2MB level 2 cache and without virtualization functions.

Intel Pentium Dual Core: The return of the name Pentium, though it is a Yonah core. In fact, it is a double Core processor with a very good relation of performance to current consumption.

T4200:

Entry class dual core CPU with 1 MB level 2 cache and no virtualization technology. Compared to the Core 2 Duo line, some power saving mechanism are deactivated. 

T4300:

Entry - middle class dual core CPU with 1 MB level 2 cache and no virtualization technology. Compared to the Core 2 Duo line, some power saving mechanism are deactivated. 

Intel Core i3:

350M:

The Core i3-350M is technically a Core i5-430M without the Turbo Boost overlocking feature. Therefore, it always clocks with max. 2.26 GHz (of course Speedstep is included). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

Intel Core i5:

480M: The Core i5-480M has only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-620M) and clocks between 2.66-2.9 GHz (Turbo Mode). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.


13.1: This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Netbooks, UMPC and some subnotebooks have tinier displays. Nevertheless, the majority of standard laptops has a higher format. The advantage of a small display is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.

13.3: This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Netbooks, UMPC and some subnotebooks have tinier displays. Nevertheless, the majority of standard laptops has a higher format. The advantage of a small display is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.

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


2.1 kg:

These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 13 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

2.36 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.


73.08%: 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.

Devices with the same GPU

» HP CQ32-107TX
Core i3 350M, 13.3", 2.1 kg
» HP Pavilion dv3-4048TX
Core i3 350M, 13.3", 2.1 kg
» HP Pavilion dm4-1070ef
Core i5 430M, 14.0", 2 kg
» HP Pavilion dv3-4050ec
Core i3 350M, 13.3", 2.1 kg
» HP TouchSmart tm2-2050er
Pentium U5400, 12.1", 1.9 kg
» HP Pavilion dm4-1063cl
Core i5 430M, 15.6", 2 kg
» Acer Aspire 5740G-436G50MN
Core i5 430M, 15.6", 2.8 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Sony Vaio VGN-Z598U
GeForce 9300M GS, Core 2 Duo P9500

Devices from the same Manufacturer

» HP Envy 4-1120SW
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3317U, 14.0", 1.8 kg
» HP ProBook 640-F1Q08ES
HD Graphics 4600, Core i7 4702MQ, 14.0", 2 kg
» HP Pavilion 15-J6Z61EA
GeForce 840M, Core i7 4510U, 15.6", 2.35 kg
» HP Chromebook 11-2081no
Mali-T604 MP4, Exynos 5250 Dual, 11.6", 1.2 kg
» HP Envy 15-u001ng x360
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4210U, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» HP Elitebook Revolve 810 G1
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3437U, 11.6", 1.4 kg
» HP Split 13-m200er x2
HD Graphics 4200, Core i3 4020Y, 13.3", 1.1 kg
» HP Spectre 13-3010ea
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U, 13.3", 1.5 kg
» HP ZBook 17-F0V57EA
Quadro K3100M, Core i7 4700MQ, 17.3", 3.5 kg
» HP Split 13-m100er x2
HD Graphics 4200, Core i3 4010Y, 13.3", 2.2 kg
» HP Chromebook 14-Q000Er
HD Graphics (Haswell), Celeron 2955U, 14.0", 1.9 kg
» HP Pavilion 11-n008tu x360
HD Graphics (Haswell), Celeron N2820, 11.6", 1.4 kg
» HP Pavilion 14-q030sg
HD Graphics (Haswell), Celeron 2955U, 14.0", 1.9 kg
» HP Pro X2 410 G1
HD Graphics 4200, Core i5 4202Y, 11.6", 1.596 kg
» HP Pavilion 11-n000ed
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Pentium N3520, 11.6", 1.4 kg
» HP 250 G1
Radeon HD 7450M, Core i3 3110M, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab
Vivante GC1000+ Dual-Core, PXA1088, 6", 0.16 kg
» HP 15-d090nr
HD Graphics 4000, Core i3 3110M, 15.6", 2.2 kg
» HP Pavilion 11-N000eo X360
HD Graphics (Haswell), Celeron N2820, 11.6", 1.4 kg
» HP Envy 17-J004ER
GeForce GT 750M, Core i7 4702MQ, 17.3", 2.9 kg
» HP EliteBook 820 G1-F1R78AW
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4300U, 12.5", 1.5 kg
Current Prices

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$48.40 500GB 2.5" Sata Hard Drive Disk Hdd for HP Pavilion DV1701XX DV2637ES DV2899EG DV3-2055EA DV4-1247TX DV5-1213AX DV5-1225TX DV5-2008CA DV6-2127TX DV6319EA DV6545EG DV6702US DV6937CL DV6950LA DV7-3080ED DV7-4003XX DV7-4080US TX1250EO TX2030EE

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-07-23 (Update: 2012-05-26)