HP Pavilion dv4t


HP Pavilion dv4tNotebook: HP Pavilion dv4t (Pavilion dv4t Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8600
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 9200M GS
Display: 14.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 900 euro
Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: 60%, performance: 80%, features: - %, display: 70% mobility: 40%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: 40%

Reviews for the HP Pavilion dv4t

70% HP Pavilion dv4t
Source: Laptop Mag English
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%
HP Pavilion dv4t Review
Source: English
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%
80% HP Pavilion dv4t Review
Source: Student Buying Guide English
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%


NVIDIA GeForce 9200M GS: Slower clocked 9300M GS and therefore a little bit slower. Supports PureVideo HD (VP3)and Hybrid-SLI (HybridPower and GeForceBoost).

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.

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.

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


This display size represents a treshold between the small sizes of subnotebooks and ultrabooks and the standard-sizes of office- and multimedia laptops on the other hand. Laptops with that size are somewhat rare, nowadays.

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

2.6 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.

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

75%: 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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GeForce 9200M GS, Core 2 Duo P8600, 1.9 kg

Devices with the same GPU

Samsung R610
GeForce 9200M GS, Core 2 Duo T6400, 16", 2.744 kg
HP Compaq Presario CQ60-115eg
GeForce 9200M GS, Pentium Dual Core T3200, 15.6", 3.1 kg
Samsung R610-64G
GeForce 9200M GS, Core 2 Duo T5800, 16.0", 2.8 kg
Samsung E152-Aura T5750 Dajuan
GeForce 9200M GS, Core 2 Duo T5750, 15.4", 2.7 kg

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-10-29 (Update: 2012-05-26)