HP Pavilion dv4t SeriesProcessor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8600, Intel Core i5 2410M, Intel Core i5 3210M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6750M, NVIDIA GeForce 9200M GS, NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
Display: 14.0 inch, 14.1 inch
Weight: 2.2kg, 2.6kg
Price: 800, 900, 1000 euro
Average of 2 scores (from 5 reviews)
mobility: 40%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: 40%
HP Pavilion dv4t
SpecificationsNotebook: HP Pavilion dv4t
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8600
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 9200M GS
Display: 14.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Price: 900 euro
Links: HP homepage Pavilion dv4t (Series)
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
Source: Laptop Mag
This beautiful budget notebook provides good performance for the price. The performance of our $599 configuration of the HP Pavilion dv4t won’t blow you away. But the casual user, who wants a basic machine with satisfying sound, adequate performance, and plenty of style, will find much to like here. Others might find it worthwhile to spend an extra $20 for the Lenovo IdeaPad Y450, which has a higher-resolution display, nearly an additional hour of battery life, and a lighter chassis. All in all, the dv4t notched slightly better scores on some of our benchmark tests, making this HP a solid system for those on a budget.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/29/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
The HP Pavilion dv4t works well as a media hub for a home theater, as well as a mobile workhorse for lugging to school or traveling. Port selection is fantastic, and with the native docking station connection you can attach even more devices. The “SmartBay” removable storage expansion drive worked well when you wanted more storage instead of an optical drive. While the price on our configuration was quite high because of a few key components like the top-tier processor, a more modest configuration would result in a much more affordable notebook. Overall, you get lots of bang for your buck in a durable chassis that should easily hold up for a number of years.
Display zufriedenstellend, Leistung gut, Preis sehr schlecht
User Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/16/2008
Rating: price: 30% performance: 80% display: 70%
Source: Student Buying Guide
The design of the dv4t and very good price to performance ratio are what really have me sold on this notebook and liking it. It’s not the lightest 14″ laptop out there and battery life could be better, I also found heat build up was a bit problematic with the dedicated graphics. If you got integrated graphics and a slower processor I’m sure the heat and battery life issues would not be such a problem, so keep that in mind, even though there will always be an inner voice urging you to trick your laptop out with the highest possible configuration.
8 von 10, Preis sehr gut, Verarbeitung sehr gut, Emissionen schlecht, Mobilität schlecht
User Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/07/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% mobility: 40% workmanship: 90% emissions: 40%
HP Pavilion dv4-3112tx
SpecificationsNotebook: HP Pavilion dv4-3112tx
Processor: Intel Core i5 2410M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6750M
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Price: 800 euro
Links: HP homepage Pavilion dv4t (Series) Pavilion dv4-3112tx (Model)
Source: The Hikaku JA→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/12/2011
HP Pavilion dv4t-5100
SpecificationsNotebook: HP Pavilion dv4t-5100
Processor: Intel Core i5 3210M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Price: 1000 euro
Links: HP homepage Pavilion dv4t (Series) Pavilion dv4t-5100 (Model)
Source: Student Buying Guide
If you’re looking for a back to school laptop that’s both portable and has the flexibility to be configured as a gaming laptop the dv4t-5100 could definitely fit the bill. It has a unique design with some interesting color options, good audio quality, excellent battery life and a nice selection of ports. The only real downsides are the fact the screen cannot be upgraded to anything better than 1366 x 768 resolution and the keyboard backlight option is missing from this model, it’s strange that in last years 2011 dv4 model there were such options. The price is also a big part of what to consider here, the starting price with the HP student discount is $536.99, a pretty outstanding deal for a high quality laptop. Though the ENVY 4t we reviewed is thinner and lighter than this dv4t model, it underperforms with its undervolted processor and has a sealed non-replaceable battery which is somewhat annoying.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/30/2012
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 %
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
NVIDIA GeForce 9200M GS: Slower clocked 9300M GS and therefore a little bit slower. Supports PureVideo HD (VP3)and Hybrid-SLI (HybridPower and GeForceBoost).
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
AMD Radeon HD 6750M:
Essentially a renamed Radeon HD 6650M but with faster GDDR5 memory.
With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M: A mid-range GPU and the fastest GeForce GT as part of the 600M series
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.
Fast but still not overpriced dual core CPU. For most games and multimedia applications sufficient and due to the 25W TDP even for smaller notebooks useable.
Intel Core i5:
Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. The CPU is clocked at 2.3 GHz (Turbo Boost 2.6-2.9 GHz) and the GPU at 650 (1200 MHz Turbo).
3210M: Fast Ivy-Bridge-based dual-core, includes HD 4000 GPU, core clock 2.5 - 3.1 GHz
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Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
75%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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