Pros

  • Decent all-around performer
  • Good battery life

Cons

  • Big battery makes it a bit clunky
  • Slightly narrow touchpad

At A Glance

Bigger, better, faster, more: This notebook expands upon HP's all-purpose Pavilion dv3 while undercutting the price.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.hp.com

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core 2 Duo T6500
Processor speed 2100.0 MHz
Display
Display size 14.1 inches
Resolution 1280 x 800 pixels
Graphics
Graphics Type Integrated
Primary Graphics Chipset Intel PM45 Express Chipset
General Information
UPC Code 884962331231
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces Infrared
Ethernet Type 10/100 Mbps
Memory
Memory size 4000.0 MB
Memory type DDR2 SDRAM
Memory speed 800.0 MHz
Storage Media
Memory stick Memory Stick
SD card Yes

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 75.0
WorldBench 6 Rating Fair
Battery
Battery Life 6:08:07 AM   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 502.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 414.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 275.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 502.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 570.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 738.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 273.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 700.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 239.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 10.09   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 8.48   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 8.63   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 7.01   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Normal, 800 by 600 5.33   Frames per second (higher is better)
Performance
World Bench 5 Multitasking 602.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0