HP Pavilion dv9500t


HP Pavilion dv9500tNotebook: HP Pavilion dv9500t
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T7300
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT 256 MB
Display: 17.1 inch, 16:10, 1440x900 pixels
Weight: 4kg
Price: euro
Average Score: 82.25% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 60%, performance: 67%, features: 88%, display: 63% mobility: 80%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the HP Pavilion dv9500t

90% HP Pavilion dv9500t
Source: PC Mag English
Handing the HP Pavilion dv9000t (Vista) an Editors' Choice six months ago wasn't a difficult decision. It boasted some of the finer things a Media Center laptop can offer, including a gorgeous 17-inch screen, an HD DVD drive, optimized playback software, and a list of A/V features that made your current desktop look prehistoric. The HP Pavilion dv9500t ($1,949 direct) picks up where the dv9000t left off: It delivers the best HD experience for the price, and it's been rejuvenated with a new set of Intel components to keep up with the latest performance trends. On the strength of these two factors, it earns (and retains for the dv9000 series) the Editors' Choice for the Media Center category. The design and form factor of the dv9000 series has been solid since its inception over a year ago. Its 8.2-pound chassis makes it one of the lightest 17-inch laptops in the business, matching the Sony VAIO VGN-AR590E.

4.5 von 5, Preis/Leistung gut, Display mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/10/2007
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% display: 50%
80% HP Pavilion dv9500t
Source: PC World English
Equipped with a stylish 17-inch screen, this is the ultimate multimedia notebook. or people who like designer notebooks, HP has produced another sure winner in the Pavilion dv9500t. This desktop replacement offers the same stylish swirl case pattern, dropped hinges, and piano-black lid as its predecessor, the dv9000t, but with several important improvements, including Intel's latest Santa Rosa mobile processor. With a 2.2-GHz Core 2 Duo T7500 and 2GB of 667-MHz DDR2 SDRAM, the Pavilion dv9500t earned a very good WorldBench 6 Beta 2 score of 73--the same score earned by Fujitsu's LifeBook E8410 with only 1GB of RAM. The Pavilion's average frame rate of 62 frames per second in our graphics tests was average for a desktop replacement but below the marks posted by some gaming notebooks. It should handle productivity tasks, disc burning, and DVD playing with aplomb. And battery life is not bad for the notebook's size, at 3.3 hours.
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(von 100): 80, Leistung 82, Ausstattung 85, Preis/Leistung sehr teuer
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/08/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 30% performance: 82% features: 85%
80% HP Pavilion dv9500t
Source: Laptop Mag English
A high-quality desktop replacement, HP's dv9500t offers speed, versatility, and style. The HP Pavilion dv9500t is a fun and fast entertainment notebook that delivers excellent performance and multimedia features in a slick design. The system sports a beautiful (if somewhat low-resolution) 17-inch widescreen and offers plenty of space for your music, photos, and video. The included HD-DVD drive and HDMI port allow users to watch high-def movies on the display itself or on a big-screen TV. Priced at $2,074, the dv9500t is a smart choice for home users looking for a powerful but reasonably priced desktop replacement that will turn heads (view photo gallery). An update to the dv9000 series, the dv9500t sets itself apart with the refreshed Centrino Duo mobile platform (codenamed Santa Rosa) and other welcome upgrades, such as the addition of a fingerprint reader and a VGA webcam.
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4 von 5, Leistung mangelhaft, Display mäßig
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/20/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 50% display: 60%
79% HP Pavilion dv9500t
Source: CNet English
The good: The HP Pavilion dv9500t laptop has a beautiful design; a bright, crisp display; a thorough set of AV controls, ports, and connections; long battery life; a touch pad on/off button; and a fingerprint reader. The bad: HD DVD drive not available on initial configurations; media controls provide audible feedback when pressed. The bottom line: The HP Pavilion dv9500t is a great choice for home users who don't want to spend a fortune on a large entertainment notebook.
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(von 10): 7.9, Leistung 7, Ausstattung 9, Display gut, Mobilität gut, Preis/Leistung zufriedenstellend
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/09/2007
Rating: Total score: 79% price: 70% performance: 70% features: 90% display: 80% mobility: 80%


NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT: The NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT is the DirectX 10 capable successor of the GeForce Go 7600 GT GPU for laptops. Depending on the used graphic memory and the clock speed,  the performance is between the 7600 GT and 7900 GS video card.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics 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.

T7300: Mid-range (at the time of annoucement) dual core processor based on the Merom core. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

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

4 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 %

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82.25%: 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.

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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-01-16)