HP Pavilion dm4-3090se
Average of 6 scores (from 7 reviews)
Reviews for the HP Pavilion dm4-3090se
Stylish Beats Audio. The 14-inch Pavilion dm4 Beats Edition is the most stylish Beats Audio notebook to date.. but how does it perform in a market that is increasingly favoring similarly-priced Ultrabooks?
The HP Pavilion dm4 Beats Edition delivers great sound and performance with an elegant design. Despite the keyboard issues and integrated graphics performance the HP Pavilion dm4 Beats edition offers a lot of value. The HP software extras and great price combine to offer a wonderful package.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/24/2012
HP is ever keen to talk up its Dr. Dre Beats Audio sound systems, so it comes as no surprise that the company has now named a notebook after its Beats Audio credentials. For a mid-ranger, the HP dm4 notebook packs in some good features – it’s stylish, capable, has good battery life, and offers excellent audio. Hard to beat for $900.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/08/2012
If you're in the market for a 14-inch multimedia notebook, we urge you to consider the HP Pavilion dm4 Beats Edition. Marketed by HP as the ultimate audio noteook, it really was able to deliver exceptional audio quality - even using typical tiny earbuds. The dm4 isn't just about the audio, though ... our review unit was also able to deliver good performance at this price point. It can definitely compete against all of the other mid-range 14-inch multimedia notebooks in that regard without breaking your wallet.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/09/2012
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 80% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 70%
Source: Computer Shopper
As with any notebook, you'll want to make sure it's protected. Out of the box, this model comes with a limited one-year parts-and-labor warranty. You also get one year of toll-free 24/7 tech support, plus unlimited support via e-mail and HP's knowledge bases and forums.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/02/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Techreview Source
For speedy performance and a sleek design the HP Pavilion dm4-3090se Beats Edition is the laptop to look at. It has a fast Intel Core i5 CPU, a 14-inch high-resolution display, a hybrid hard drive and it doesn't break the bank either. You know the audio quality will be great since it comes with Beats audio.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/21/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
For a high-end midsize Windows laptop, HP's Envy line (starting at $1,049) is probably the first place you should look. The only real knock against this chic-looking 14-inch multimedia laptop is its plastic body; other than that, this is a great midrange laptop with a unique, eye-catching design.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/14/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Laptop Mag
As with the Envy 14, HP took a great consumer notebook in the Pavilion dm4 and gave it a slick finish. Additionally, HP made some noticeable improvements under the hood, including a faster processor and hybrid hard drive. Those who want more powerful graphics should look to the $999 Dell XPS 14z, which also has pretty good audio to boot. More budget-conscious shoppers should consider the regular $649 dm4, which also boasts Beats Audio minus the snazzy design. Overall, though, the HP Pavilion dm4 Beats Edition is a solid choice for consumers searching for a stylish and highly portable multimedia notebook.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/10/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
CommentIntel HD Graphics 3000: Integrated graphics card in the Intel Sandy Bridge processors (Core ix-2xxx). The HD 3000 is the faster (internally GT2 called) version with 12 Execution Units (EUs).
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
2450M: Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. The CPU is clocked at 2.5 GHz (Turbo Boost 2.8-3.1 GHz) and the GPU at 650 (1300 MHz Turbo).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
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.
This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 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.
Up to 2015, the company was named Hewlett Packard Company. After a split, the computer range was renamed to HP Inc.
In the laptop segment, HP was the world's largest manufacturer from 2014 to 2016 with a market share of 20-21% from 2014 to 2016, but they only exceed Lenovo by a small margin as of recently. HP is not present in the smartphone sector (as of 2016).
75.5%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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