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HP Pavilion dv9600 Series

HP Pavilion dv9694egProcessor: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-60, Intel Core 2 Duo T7500
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS, NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS
Display: 17.1 inch
Weight: 3.6kg
Price: 1000, 1200 euro
Average Score: 76% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: 85%, performance: 60%, features: 95%, display: - %
mobility: - %, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

 

HP Pavilion dv9655ea

Specifications

HP Pavilion dv9655eaNotebook: HP Pavilion dv9655ea
Processor: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-60
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS
Display: 17.1 inch, 16:10, 1440x900 pixels
Weight: 3.6kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: HP homepage
 Pavilion dv9655ea (Model)

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% HP Pavilion dv9655ea laptop Review
Source: Pocket Lint English
If you’re on a budget and looking for a media centre for watching and recording media, the HP Pavilion dv9655ea is a great compromise. The screen is god, the storage excellent and the right features all in place.
However, if you’re looking to edit video and generally run high-end tasks, you’ll find it frustrating as we simply didn’t find it powerful enough. With a TV tuner, remote control and big screen this is a great media centre machine but we found it could run slow at times.
7 von 10, Preis/Leistung sehr gut, Leistung schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/07/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 90% performance: 40%

 

HP Pavilion dv9694eg

Specifications

HP Pavilion dv9694egNotebook: HP Pavilion dv9694eg
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T7500
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS
Display: 17.1 inch, 16:10, 1440x900 pixels
Weight: 3.6kg
Price: 1200 euro
Links: HP homepage
 Pavilion dv9694eg (Model)

Average Score: 82% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

82% HP Pavillion dv9694eg
Source: Magnus.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 95%

 

Comment

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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Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS: NVidia GeForce 8400M GS is the DirectX 10 capable successor of the GeForce Go 7400 for laptops and technologically a slower 8400M GT video card (because of the smaller 64 Bit memory bus).

 

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS: NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS is the DirectX 10 capable successor of the GeForce Go 7600 / 7700 for laptops and technically a higher clocked 8400M GT. The performance is slightly above the 7600 / 7700 and, therefore, it can represent DirectX9 games fluently. For DirectX 10 effects, the power of the card is not sufficient.

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


AMD Turion 64 X2: AMD Turion 64 X2 is intended to be positioned against the Intel Core Duo was presented in 17. May 2006. The current consumption is not higher than with Centrino-Duo-notebooks (TL-45 with ATI Xpress and Mobility Radeon X300). This means, that approximative the same battery runtime and fan functions can be expected (with this chipset). However, the performance was 20% below the T2300 (1.66 GHz) due to the lower L2 Cache (Core Duo has 2048 Kbyte shared L2 Cache). Nevertheless, the performance is sufficient.

TL-60: First in 90nm, later in 65nm produced dual-core processor based on the K8 core. Compareable performance to a 1.8 GHz Core Duo CPU with 1MB Level 2 Cache (Celeron Dual Core e.g.).

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.

T7500:

The Core 2 Duo T7500 is a Merom based Core 2 Duo with 4MB Level 2 Cache. It is positioned in the middle class (in 2009) and performs on par with a modern P7550 or Turion II Ultra M640/M660.


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.

3.6 kg:


76%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-08-11 (Update: 2012-05-26)