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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: 17.10 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%

 

HP Pavilion dv9655ea

Specifications

HP Pavilion dv9655eaNotebook: HP Pavilion dv9655ea
Processor: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-60
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS
Display: 17.10 inch, 16:10, 1440 x 900 pixels
Weight: 3.6kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: HP homepage
 Pavilion dv9655ea (Model)

Pricecompare

Average Score: 70% - average

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

Reviews

70% HP Pavilion dv9655ea laptop Review
Source: Pocket Lint English Archive.org version
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: 17.10 inch, 16:10, 1440 x 900 pixels
Weight: 3.6kg
Price: 1200 euro
Links: HP homepage
 Pavilion dv9694eg (Model)

Pricecompare

Average Score: 82% - good

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

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

 

Comment

HP: Founded in 1939, the US company is a major server and printer manufacturer and one of the leading IT companies in the world. Until 2015, the company was called Hewlett-Packard Company. After a split, the computer division was renamed HP Inc.

In 2023, HP had an approximate market share of 22% of global PC sales, making it number 2 after Lenovo.


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).

 

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.

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


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


3.6 kg:

A laptop with this weight is comparatively heavy and less designed for mobility than for use at the desk. Therefore, the devices tend to shine less with battery life than with a large screen and higher performance.

3.6 kg:


76%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.

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

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