HP Pavilion dv8

Specifications

HP Pavilion dv8Notebook: HP Pavilion dv8 (Pavilion dv8 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 230M
Display: 18.4 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 4.1kg
Price: 1500 euro
Average Score: 85% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 83%, features: 80%, display: 71% mobility: 65%, workmanship: 65%, ergonomy: 75%, emissions: 30%

Reviews for the HP Pavilion dv8

Foreign Reviews

Power-Notebooks
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%

Comment

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.

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

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


18.4": 18 inch display size is a rare and very big size for desktop-replacement laptops. Laptops with 18 inch displays did not exist before 2008. The DTR-laptops can't be carried easily, need much energy but on the other side texts can be read easily and high resolutions are no problem. DTR mainly are intended for stationary usage on desks, where the weight and the energy need are unimportant.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


4.1 kg: This laptop is heavy below average, compared with the average of notebooks. Therefore especially desktop replacements fit in 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


85%: 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.

Notebooks from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» HP Pavilion dv8-1250ea
Core i7 620M
» Toshiba Satellite P500-12E
Core 2 Duo P8700
» Toshiba Satellite P500-12D
Core 2 Duo P7450

Notebooks with the same GPU

» Sony Vaio VPCCW1LFX/B
Core 2 Duo P8700, 14.0", 2.4 kg
» HP Pavilion dv7-3165ef
Core i7 720QM, 17.3", 3.5 kg
» HP Pavilion dv6-2130eg
Core i5 430M, 15.6", 3.1 kg
» HP Pavilion dv6-2190US
Core i7 720QM, 15.6", 2.9 kg
» HP Pavilion dv7-3170eg
Core i5 520M, 17.3", 3.6 kg
» Toshiba Satellite A500-17X
Core 2 Duo P7450, 16.0", 2.8 kg
» HP Pavilion dv7-3180us
Core i7 720QM, 17.3", 3.6 kg
» HP Pavilion dv7-3085dx
Core i7 720QM, 17.3", 3.6 kg
» HP Pavilion dv6-2090eg
Core i7 720QM, 15.6", 2.9 kg
» Toshiba Satellite A505-S6999
Core 2 Duo P7450, 16.0", 3.3 kg
» HP Pavilion dv7-3080us
Core i7 720QM, 17.3", 3.4 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-CW1S1E
Core 2 Duo P7450, 14.0", 2.29 kg

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» Asus K95VJ-YZ011
GeForce GT 635M, Core i5 3210M
» Asus K95VM-YZ001V
GeForce 610M, Core i7 3610QM
» Asus A95VM-YZ030V
GeForce GT 630M, Core i7 3610QM
» Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G-9630
GeForce GT 555M, Core i7 2670QM
» Asus K93SM-YZ085V
GeForce GT 630M, Core i7 2670QM
» Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G
GeForce GT 555M, Core i7 2630QM
» Asus K93SV-YZ094V
GeForce GT 540M, Core i7 2630QM
» Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G-9600
GeForce GT 555M, Core i7 2630QM
» Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G-2631687Wnkk
GeForce GT 555M, Core i7 2630QM
» Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G-2634G1TBnkk
GeForce GT 555M, Core i7 2630QM
» Acer Aspire 8950G-9839
Radeon HD 6850M, Core i7 2630QM
» Toshiba Satellite P500-1JD
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 480M
» Acer Aspire 8950G-263161.5TWnss
Radeon HD 6850M, Core i7 2630QM
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-10-20 (Update: 2012-05-26)