HP Pavilion dv9088ea


HP Pavilion dv9088eaNotebook: HP Pavilion dv9088ea
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T5600
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 128 MB
Display: 17.1 inch, 16:10, 1440x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 3.6kg
Price: euro
Average Score: 94.33% - very good
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: 90%, performance: 90%, features: 90%, display: 100% mobility: - %, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 95%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the HP Pavilion dv9088ea

83% HP Pavilion dv9088ea
Source: PC Pro English
When HP makes a media centre notebook, it goes all out. This Pavilion not only features a widescreen 17in TFT, Windows Media Center, a TV tuner and a remote control, but twin hard disks too. It's all driven by a 1.83GHz Core 2 Duo, which requires such minimal cooling that it only becomes audible when gaming or at the peak of our application benchmarks, in which the dv9088ea scored 1.16. A good-looking, ergonomically excellent laptop with a wealth of multimedia capabilities for home users.
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5 von 6, Ausstattung sehr gut, Ergonomie exzellent
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/10/2006
Rating: Total score: 83% features: 90% ergonomy: 95%
100,% hp pavilion dv9088ea review
Source: Reviewcentre English
I have been looking for reviews of this machine for weeks, and aside from those on Dabs, there is no clear information. I was hoping PCPro or someone would have reviewed it, but alas, it must have passed them by. I took the plunge, and I am not disappointed. I would concur with the comments of the previous reviewer on all aspects, but I have not tested the battery, and I use a wireless mouse, so I haven’t had the same negative issues. I will try to only add stuff here that wasn’t mentioned.
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(von 10): 10, Preis/Leistung 10, Display 10, Ergonomie 10, Akkulaufzeit 5
User Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/01/2006
Rating: Total score: 100,% price: 100% display: 100% ergonomy: 100%
100,% Hewlett Packard Pavilion dv9088 PC Laptop Review
Source: English
In short, just a great laptop for what you pay for. When compared to other laptops of the same cost, it outperforms all the others. In the way of games: I have been playing company of heroes and dawn of war on high settings, and it seems to lap it up. Neverwinter nights 2 has been playing on high settings. Half life 2 and Dark M of might and magic have settings maxed out. The only down side would be the 2-3 hr battery life (less if your playing games or DVDs) All in all, a great option for both an entertainment games laptop and a mobile desktop replacement.
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(von 5): 4, Preis/Leistung 4.5, Ergonomie 4.5, Verarbeitung 4
User Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/26/2006
Rating: Total score: 100,% price: 80% performance: 90% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 90%


NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600: The NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 is a middle class video card of the 7000 series and suited for games of the year 2006. The performance is very similar to ATI X1600 / X1700. Compared to the desktop 7600 it is clearly slower.

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.


Slow clocked dual core processor based on the Merom core featuring virtualization functions VT-x.

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

17.1": Meanwhile the 17 inch display size is a more frequently offered standard format for desktop-replacements. 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.

3.6 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

94.33%: Indeed, this rating is very goodl There do not exist many notebook models, which are rated better.

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

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

» Toshiba Satellite P200-10T
Core 2 Duo T5500
» Toshiba Satellite P200-144
Core 2 Duo T7200
» HP Pavilion dv9341eu
Turion 64 X2 TL-56
» Sony Vaio VGN-AR11S
Core Duo T2500
» HP Pavilion dv9074cl
Turion 64 X2 TL-56
» HP Pavilion dv9033cl
Core Duo T2300
» Toshiba Satellite P200
Core 2 Duo T5500
» HP Pavilion dv9398ea
Core 2 Duo T7300
» HP Pavilion dv9000
Core 2 Duo T7400
» HP Pavilion dv9274eu
Turion 64 X2 TL-56
» HP Pavilion dv9000z
Turion 64 X2 TL-64
» Toshiba Satellite Pro P100
Core 2 Duo T7200
» Sony Vaio VGN-AR31S
Core 2 Duo T7200
» Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Xa1526
Turion 64 X2 TL-60
» Sony Vaio VGN-AR21S
Core 2 Duo T7200
» Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Xi1526
Core 2 Duo T5500
» Sony Vaio VGN-AR11M
Core Duo T2400
» HP Pavilion dv9000t
Core 2 Duo T7400

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Toshiba Qosmio G30-145
Core Duo T2600, 4.8 kg
» Toshiba Qosmio G30-10E
Core 2 Duo T7400, 4.6 kg
» Toshiba Qosmio G35-AV650
Core Duo T2500, 4.7 kg
» Toshiba Qosmio G35-AV660
Core 2 Duo T7200, 4.7 kg
» Samsung M55 Pro
Core 2 Duo T7200, 3 kg
» MSI Megabook L735
Turion 64 X2 TL-52, 3.1 kg
» Toshiba Qosmio G30-205
Core 2 Duo T7200, 4.8 kg
» MSI Megabook L745
Core 2 Duo T7200, 3.1 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-01-15)