HP Pavilion dv4-2153cl

Specifications

HP Pavilion dv4-2153clNotebook: HP Pavilion dv4-2153cl (Pavilion dv4 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i3 330M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 14.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 600 euro
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Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

Reviews for the HP Pavilion dv4-2153cl

70% HP Pavilion dv4-2153cl
Source: PC Mag English
When I reviewed the HP Pavilion dv4-1540us I was impressed with its performance, stylish design, and generous port selection, but lamented the absence of a high resolution display and discrete graphics. This time around the HP Pavilion dv4-2153cl ($749.99), available at Costco, offers the latest Intel Core i3 "Arrandale" processor and sports a slightly different look than the dv4-1540us. The HP Pavilion dv4-2153cl is an affordable 14-inch multimedia notebook that uses the latest processor technology to deliver strong productivity performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/19/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%

Foreign Reviews

70% HP Pavilion dv4-2153cl
Source: Jambitz Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/21/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD: Onboard (shared Memory) GPU built in the GM45, GE45 and GS45 chipset (Montevina). Because of two more shaders and a higher core clock, much faster than the old GMA X3100. Still not advisable for gamers (DirectX 10 games not playable or only with very low settings). The integrated video processor is able to help decode HD videos (AVC/VC-2/MPEG2) , e.g., for a fluent Blu-Ray playback with slow CPUs.

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.


330M:

The Core i3-330M is a slower clocked 350M and therefore also lacks the Turbo Boost feature and clocks with max. 2.13 GHz. Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD 3150) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

» 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.


2.4 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.


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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70%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-02-17 (Update: 2012-05-26)