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HP Pavilion dv8 Series

HP Pavilion dv8-1190eeProcessor: Intel Core i7 620M, Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850, NVIDIA GeForce GT 230M
Display: 17.3 inch, 18.4 inch
Weight: 3.5kg, 4kg, 4.1kg
Price: 1500, 1800 euro
Average Score: 82.5% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 8 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 82%, features: 80%, display: 71%
mobility: 59%, workmanship: 65%, ergonomy: 75%, emissions: 30%

 

HP Pavilion dv8

Specifications

HP Pavilion dv8Notebook: HP Pavilion dv8
Processor: Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 230M
Display: 18.4 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 4.1kg
Price: 1500 euro
Links: HP homepage
 Pavilion dv8 (Series)

Average Score: 85% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

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Source: c't - 4/10 German
Comparison, , Very Long, Date: 02/01/2010
Rating: performance: 80% features: 90% display: 75% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 30%
90% HP Pavilion dv8-1050eg
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/10/2009
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 70% display: 50% mobility: 50% workmanship: 40% ergonomy: 70%
80% Recensione HP Pavilion Dv8-1000
Source: PC Self Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/20/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 90% mobility: 75% workmanship: 90%
Le Pavilion dv8 se dote de la haute-définition
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/16/2009
Rating: performance: 80% display: 80%
HP Pavilion dv8 – "павильон" развлечений
Source: Zoom RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/23/2009
Rating: display: 80%

 

HP Pavilion dv8-1250ea

Specifications

HP Pavilion dv8-1250eaNotebook: HP Pavilion dv8-1250ea
Processor: Intel Core i7 620M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 230M
Display: 18.4 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 4kg
Price: 1500 euro
Links: HP homepage
 Pavilion dv8 (Series)

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

 

80% HP Pavilion dv8-1250ea review
Source: Techradar English
If you're seeking a high-powered, bigscreen media centre for enjoying games, music and HD movies with the whole family, the Pavilion dv8-1250ea has a lot to offer. While it can't quite match the power of the Sony and Toshiba Satellite A660-18N, this is still a stunning Core i7-powered laptop and one we like a lot.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/18/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

HP Pavilion dv8-1250er

Specifications

HP Pavilion dv8-1250erNotebook: HP Pavilion dv8-1250er
Processor: Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 3.5kg
Price: 1800 euro
Links: HP homepage
 Pavilion dv8 (Series)

 

Обзор Hewlett-Packard Pavilion dv8-1250er: самый мощный ноутбук
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/27/2010
Rating: performance: 80% mobility: 40%

 

HP Pavilion dv8-1190ee

Specifications

HP Pavilion dv8-1190eeNotebook: HP Pavilion dv8-1190ee
Processor: Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 230M
Display: 18.4 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 4.1kg
Price: 1800 euro
Links: HP homepage
 Pavilion dv8 (Series)

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

 

80% HP Pavilion dv8-1190ee
Source: ITP English
The HP Pavillion can handle games pretty well and has much better specs than most other desktop replacements, but it is expensive.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/04/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80%

 

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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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Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 230M: The GeForce GT 230M features 48 shader cores as the 9700M GTS but only a 64 bit memory bus. Because of the 40nm process the power consumption is in the region of the GT 130M.

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850:

The HD 5850 is a slower clocked HD 5870 and is reliant on fast GDDR5 memory to perform in the high-end segment. It is based on the Desktop HD 5770 chip but with a lower clock speed.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

720QM: The Core i7-720QM is the slowes Core i7 Quad Core in 2009 and clocks between 1.6 and 2.8 GHz (due to the Turbo Mode). Therefore, it combines the advantages of a slow quad core CPU with a fast single core one. Compared to the faster Core i7 mobile CPUs, the 720QM only features 6MB L3 Cache.

620M:

The Core i7-620M is the fastest Dual-Core CPU for laptops (at the time of introduction in Q1 2010). The 620M clocks betwenn 2.66 and 3.33 GHz due to the Turbo Mode and because of Hyperthreading, 4 threads are executed simultaneously. In the package, Intel also included a second die with an integrated GPU (GMA HD) and a memory controller. Therefore, the TDP of 35 Watt of the whole package is still quite good.


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


3.5 kg:

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

4.1 kg:


82.5%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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HP Pavilion dv8-1250ea
GeForce GT 230M, Core i7 620M

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-12-24 (Update: 2012-05-26)