HP Pavilion dv9600 SeriesProcessor: 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
Price: 1000, 1200 euro
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
HP Pavilion dv9655ea
SpecificationsNotebook: 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
Price: 1000 euro
Links: HP homepage Pavilion dv9655ea (Model)
Source: Pocket Lint 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
SpecificationsNotebook: 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
Price: 1200 euro
Links: HP homepage Pavilion dv9694eg (Model)
Source: Magnus.de 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%
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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).
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.
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.
In former years, this weight was representative for laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal. Nowadays, 17 inch laptops weigh less than that.
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.