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HP Pavilion dv4

HP Pavilion dv4
alaScore 87

954 reviews

Oct, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 954 reviews of HP Pavilion dv4. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People really like the reliability and size. The design and usability are also appreciated.

price, usability, design, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the HP Pavilion dv4 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of HP Pavilion dv4 from The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Desktops on Reviewers are impressed by the design. The usability also gets good feedback, but there are mixed comments on the size and price.

usability, design

95% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: LEICKE Universal Dual SATA 2nd Hard Drive Caddy Bay Adapter for Universal Drive Bays in Notebooks (Height: 12.7 mm) e.g. HP Pavilion DV4 DV5 DV6 DV7,

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for HP Pavilion dv4


alaTest has collected and analyzed 569 user reviews of HP Pavilion dv4 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and size. The design and usability also get good opinions.

price, usability, design, size, reliability

77% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Pavilion DV4-1000 DV5-1000 DV7z 384019 Ac Power AdapterHP Pavilion DV4-1227US 14.1-Inch Laptop - Espresso BlackHP Pavilion DV4-1547SB 14.1-Inch Black Laptop - Up to 4.25 Hours of Battery Life (Windows 7 Professional)

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Charles P. Jefferies (

HP Pavilion dv4t Review: Sub-$500 Winner?


The HP Pavilion dv4t notebook brings satisfactory performance and a good keyboard to the table for a street price of less than $500. What could be improved with this no-frills laptop? We take a look

Good keyboard ; Solid performance ; Overall good value

Glossy plastic galore ; Poor speakers ; Loud touchpad buttons

The Pavilion dv4t can be custom configured with a backlit keyboard, a larger 9-cell battery, a faster processor as well as more RAM and hard drive space; doing so will push the price over the $500 mark

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (

HP Pavilion dv4-2045dx review: HP Pavilion dv4-2045dx


Editors' note: This review is part of our 2009 Retail Laptop and Desktop Holiday Roundup , which covers specific fixed configurations of popular systems found in retail stores.

Nice design with good port assortment; excellent performance for the money.

Below average battery life; no Bluetooth.

As long as you're not looking for extremely long battery life, the HP Pavilion dv4-2045dx is a well-rounded mainstream budget laptop with above average looks and performance.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Darren Gladstone (

HP Pavilion dv4-1465dx


Editor's Note: This laptop is a special fixed-configuration model offered only at the Best Buy retail chain.

Decent all-around performer ; Good battery life

Big battery makes it a bit clunky ; Slightly narrow touchpad

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

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: John R. Delaney (

HP Pavilion dv4-1430us (Staples)


With its sleek white and silver finish and generous selection of multimedia features, you'd never peg the HP dv4-1430us ($749.99 list) as a budget notebook. This attractive 14-inch notebook offers copious amounts of memory and storage, HDMI and eSATA...

Affordable. Generous storage and memory. Stylish design. Great feature set

Low-res screen. Integrated graphics

The HP Pavilion dv4 1403us is a striking 14-inch notebook with an equally attractive price. You get a nice selection of multimedia features with this model, as well as solid productivity and multimedia performance.

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: Jeffrey L. Wilson (

HP Pavilion dv4t - Review of the HP Pavilion dv4t


Attractive design, Good productivity performance, High-quality Altec Lansing speakers, Responsive touch controls, Fast Wi-Fi throughput

Touchpad has too much friction, Relatively short battery life, Somewhat thick design

Twin Altec Lansing speakers provided very loud, room-filling sound when watching DVDs and listening to music. While streaming tunes from Slacker, songs with strong bass lines (such as Brick's "Dusic") packed a satisfying amount of thump.

May, 2009

Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (

HP Pavilion dv4-1275mx review: HP Pavilion dv4-1275mx


Editors' note : This review is part of our latest Retail Laptop Roundup , covering specific configurations of popular laptops that can be found in retail stores.

Attractive design; touch-sensitive media controls; long battery life.

Slow performance; extended life battery adds considerable weight, heft; cool lid pattern inexplicably adds to cost.

The attractive HP Pavilion dv4-1275mx has excellent battery life, but is more expensive than faster HP dv-series laptops, thanks to a "Special Edition" lid design.

Mar, 2009

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HP Pavilion dv4-1540us


The HP Pavilion dv4-1540us ($749.98 Staples) is proof that you don't have to sacrifice performance, features, and style, just to save a few bucks. This portable multimedia notebook not only outperforms its more expensive competitors, it comes with a...

Great performance. Stylish chassis. Lots of I/O ports

Integrated graphics. Crapware. Low-resolution screen

The HP Pavilion dv4-1540us delivers very good performance in an attractive, travel-friendly 14-inch chassis. You get a nice assortment of ports and features with this budget notebook, but a high resolution screen would put it over the top.

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HP Pavilion dv4-1543sb


I won't go so far as to call it retro, but in an age when 11- and 13-inch laptops with HD-optimized 16:9 screen aspect ratios and ever-slimmer profiles proliferate, HP's 14-inch Pavilion dv4-1543sb ($729.99 list) feels like something of a throwback—an...

Stylish design. Great keyboard. Nifty miniature remote control and multimedia suite

Integrated graphics. Could use a higher-resolution display

The HP Pavilion dv4-1543sb is a slightly chunky but not too heavy 14-inch compact with solid multimedia and productivity credentials.

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HP Pavilion dv4-2153cl


There's a two-year warranty courtesy of Costco (the system normally comes with a one-year plan). There's also Costco's Concierge Services, a free service to Costco members who purchase electronics at the store. The service gives you access to...

Solid performer. Affordable. Fast hard drive. Two-year warranty

Low res screen. Integrated graphics. Unremarkable battery life

The HP Pavilion dv4-2153cl is an affordable 14-inch multimedia notebook that uses the latest processor technology to deliver strong productivity performance.

Expert review by: Review Crew (

HP Pavilion dv4-2145dx Laptop Review


We tend to view 14-inch laptops as sitting in the sweet spot between portability and productivity. Whereas ultraportables are better for constant travelers and larger 15- and 16-inch laptops are ...

Nov, 2010

Product Specifications

Be enthralled by complete High-Definition content in its native format without the hassle of re-scaling. HD content required to view HD images. Drawing inspiration from liquid metallic industrial designs, the Espresso Black imprint pattern spins bursts of energetic impulses while the Moonlight White imprint pattern draws undulating lines across a clear space, revealing its delicate design. The built-in HP ProtectSmart technology automatically parks the heads of your hard drive, preventing the loss of your vital data, when accident happens. You can rest assured of reliable protection for your personal information and media library. Connect directly to your high definition entertainment system through the HDMI socket and treat your senses to a pure digital video and audio performance.


Convertible: No
DVD Writer:Blu-ray Combo / DVD-Writer
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader:No / Yes
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control:No / Yes
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card:No / Yes
Web Cam:No / Yes


Bluetooth:No / Yes
Card Reader:5 in 1 Card Reader / Multi Card Reader
Firewire:No / Yes
TV Output:No / Yes
WiFi Connectivity:No / Yes
Wireless LAN:No / Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
LED Backlight: No
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology:Centrino 2 / Centrino Duo
Intel Centrino Technology:Centrino 2 / Centrino Duo
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:Windows Vista Home Premium


Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel / nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GeForce 9200M GS / k.A.


Chipset Brand:Intel / Unknown
Chipset Type:45PM / Unknown
Processor:Core 2 Duo
Processor Brand:Intel
Processor Number:P7350 / P8400 / T5800