HP Pavilion dv3z

Specifications

HP Pavilion dv3zNotebook: HP Pavilion dv3z (Pavilion dv3z Series)
Processor: AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM-84
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon HD 3200
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2kg
Price: 600 euro
Average Score: 74.88% - average
Average of 8 scores (from 8 reviews)
price: 78%, performance: 63%, features: 80%, display: 80% mobility: 80%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the HP Pavilion dv3z

70% HP Pavilion dv3 review
Source: PC Advisor English
The HP Pavilion dv3 is a bit of an odd bird when it comes to an up-or-down recommendation. The performance is lacklustre on paper, but we didn't have any major holdups in everyday use. We didn't like the touchpad, which kept trying to second-guess our moves. Tweak that touch sensitivity enough - or just be extra careful while highlighting - and it shouldn't be a big a burden. But why should you have to wonder if it will be a burden in the first place? The HP Pavilion dv3 gets enough right to make it worth considering, but we'd recommend you go to the shop and lay hands on it yourself. Alternatively, keep your eye out for the HP Pavilion dv2, the cheaper brother. It's good for the basics and is pretty flexible for most everyday needs.
70, Leistung 60
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/14/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 60%
73% HP Pavilion dv3z Entertainment PC - 2.3 GHz, 80GB Solid State HD, 2GB RAM
Source: CNet English
An inexpensive 13-inch laptop will always get our attention, and HP's Pavilion dv3z fits the bill starting at less than $700; it is also highly customizable (our configuration was $893). We're fond of saying that 13-inch laptops are the smallest we could fathom working on for a full day, and the biggest we'd be willing to carry around on a regular basis--the popularity of Apple's 13-inch MacBook line points to this. The 13-inch HP Pavilion dv3z offers a reasonable trade-off, choosing battery life and value over performance and weigh
73, Leistung 60, Ausstattung 80, Mobilität 80
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/14/2009
Rating: Total score: 73% price: 60% features: 80% mobility: 80%
73% HP Pavilion dv3z
Source: CNet English
An inexpensive 13-inch laptop will always get our attention, and HP's Pavilion dv3z fits the bill starting at less than $700; it is also highly customizable (our configuration was $893). We're fond of saying that 13-inch laptops are the smallest we could fathom working on for a full day, and the biggest we'd be willing to carry around on a regular basis--the popularity of Apple's 13-inch MacBook line points to this. The 13-inch HP Pavilion dv3z offers a reasonable trade-off, choosing battery life and value over performance and weight.
73, Leistung 60, Ausstattung 80, Mobilität 80
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/14/2009
Rating: Total score: 73% performance: 60% features: 80% mobility: 80%
82% HP Pavilion DV3
Source: PC World English
The dv3 is a bit of an odd bird for me when it comes to an up-or-down recommendation. The performance is lackluster on paper, but I didn't have any major holdups in everyday use. What really got on my nerves was its touchpad, which kept trying to second-guess my moves. Tweak that touch sensitivity enough--or just be extra careful while highlighting--and it shouldn't be a big a burden. But why should you have to wonder if it will be a burden in the first place? The dv3 gets enough right to make it worth considering, but I'd recommend you go to the store and lay hands on it yourself. Otherwise, the heavier, but way more powerful, Gateway UC7807u could do you right. Alternatively, keep your eye out for the Pavilion dv2, the cheaper brother that I'm digging right now. It's good for the basics and is pretty flexible for most everyday needs.

82, Leistung 70, Ausstattung 79
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/10/2009
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 70% features: 79%
80% HP Pavilion dv3 13.3-inch Ultraportable Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
HP's Pavilion dv3 has a very different look from their other Pavilion laptops thanks to its bronze color. Some may enjoy it but I find the color a bit distracting. In terms of performance, it is decent as a general purpose laptop in a small package with a relatively low overall cost. The AMD processor does put it slightly at a disadvantage compared to the Intel Core 2 processors but it does well for its cost. Direct order version of the laptop are also very highly customizable.
80, Preis 80, Leistung 70
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/26/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 70%
81% HP Pavilion dv3z
Source: Computer Shopper English

If you’re looking for an easily portable machine that won’t give your eyes and fingers cramps, a 13.3-inch notebook can deliver the right balance of portability and usability. The HP Pavilion dv3z ($987.99) is the latest entry in the category and, for the price, arguably the best. It delivers a full-size keyboard, a bright LED-backlit screen, and the multimedia creature comforts we’ve grown accustomed to in the Pavilion line in a 4.3-pound package. Sleek looks and plenty of features make the affordable HP Pavilion dv3z a standout in the 13.3-inch set.


81, Preis 90, Mobilität 80, Ergonomie 80
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/18/2009
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 90% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 80%
70% HP Pavilion dv3z
Source: PC Mag English
Affordable and lightweight laptops are few and far between: You'd have to settle for either a netbook or a desktop replacement laptop in order to spend less than $1,000. I'd like to see more systems that don't skimp on screen real estate yet are still relatively light, in the range of 4 to 5 pounds. The HP Pavilion dv3z ($980 direct), a 13-inch lightweight beauty, easily meets these criteria while keeping prices in the three-digit range. The only catch is that you'll have to settle for AMD parts, which, unfortunately, aren't as fast as their Intel counterparts. If your workloads are as light as this system, however, performance shouldn't matter. The HP Pavilion dv3z's build quality is as eye-pleasing as it is portable, but performance can be an issue if your workload isn't light.
70, Preis 80, Leistung 40, Mobilität 80, Verarbeitung 80
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/16/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 40% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
70% HP Pavilion dv3z
Source: Laptop Mag English

The HP Pavilion dv3z has a lot going for it: a svelte design (even with the nine-cell battery); good looks; a bright, LED-backlit display; loud speakers, and good performance—with the exception of the sluggish hard drive. Although heavier, the $799 Gateway UC Series delivers decent performance and better battery life in an attractive package. However, if you prefer a slimmer and lighter design to longer endurance, the dv3z is the better choice.


70, Leistung 80, Display 80, Mobilität 80
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/11/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80%

Comment

ATI Radeon HD 3200: Onboard (shared Memory) graphics chip (on RS780M chipset) based on the HD 2400 graphics core. It also features the UVD video engine to decode HD videos. Beware: Under Windows XP the HD 3200 may have no 2D accelleration because of a driver problem.

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.


AMD Turion X2 Ultra: The AMD Turion X2 Ultra is part of the Puma platform and a mixture of the old K9 core (form the Turion 64 X2) and some parts of the K10 architecture (memorycontroller, hypertransport, crossbar switch from the Phenom). Because of the increased L2 cache ("Ultra" CPUs) and the improved memory controller, the performance increased a bit. Still a similar clocked Core 2 Duo is noticably faster.


ZM-84:

Mixture out of two K8 based cores and K10 uncores (e.g. memory controller). Offers improved power saving functions compared to older Turion CPUs but still not as good and fast as a Core 2 Duo. The ZM-84 is similar to the ZM-85 but features a slower clocked HT link.

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


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 kg: These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 12 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


74.88%: 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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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-04- 7 (Update: 2012-05-26)