Visit our Business Solutions website >>


alaTest has collected and analyzed 350 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the sound and performance. The design and screen also get good reviews, whereas the build quality and battery get negative comments.

value for money, screen, design, performance, sound

battery, build quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP HDX16 / HDX16T is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

See all Hewlett-Packard Laptops

Review analysis

(Based on 350 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 78 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews
Showing 1 - 10 of 78 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (22)

Expert review by:

Review HP Pavilion HDX16 Notebook


Glitz and Glamour. HP promises "chic design and high end entertai

Attractive design; Extensive interface equipment; Docking option; Blu-Ray drive; 1080p Full HD Display; First-class sound system

Case susceptible to dirt and appearance of wear; Glazed, gummy surfaces of the touchpad and keys; Weak illumination of the display, partly strong reflections; Comparatively weak 3D performance; High surface temperatures possible; Short battery life...

What can be reflective on a laptop. We've obviously already become used to glare displays, now reflective touchpads are coming into fashion.

Expert review by:

HP HDX16t User Review


I am a college student traveling out of state and I needed a quality notebook to replace my desktop. I am a Computer Science Engineering major, and I enjoy playing games every so often. So I needed the laptop to be more than just a web-browsing...

High Definition at all times (true 720p with 1366x768 screen, and true 1080p with 1920x1080 screen) ; Full keyboard ; Battery life for 12-cell battery ; Discrete graphics ; Replaces desktop adequately

Media smart bar (bar above keyboard with volume control) skips a lot at random ; Weighs ~10 pounds ; Not super mobile (but that shouldn't matter with a portable desktop replacement)

I had to call customer support to make sure my rebate went through. The operator I spoke to was very pleasant and knowledgeable while offering useful support. Overall, it was a pleasant experience with customer support. I was going to get the 1-year...

Expert review by:

HDX 16


Prepare to do a double-take with HP's HDX16. The short version: It is a trimmed-down take on HP's HDX18. The HDX16 offers desktop replacement performance and features in an all-purpose notebook--and looks pretty slick in the process. Sure, its screen...

DTR features in an all-purpose package Good Speakers

Screen is a little too glossy Slightly redundant multimedia software

The question quickly becomes what you're comfortable carrying around with you. HP's HDX16 goes a long way toward bringing a good multimedia experience with you on the road, but it lacks the juice to last for the long haul (and, as a larger laptop,...


Expert review by:



This multimedia notebook boasts a beautiful 16:9 display, a head-turning design, and fast performance.

With its stunning display, Blu-ray drive, TV tuner, booming Altec Lansing speakers and 16:9 aspect ratio, the HP HDX 16 is made for people who want a powerful multimedia machine that’s still light enough to carry around once in a while. Although...

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by:



The HP HDX16t rides the line between a thin-and-light and a desktop-replacement laptop. Whichever category it falls into, you're bound to do a double take when you see it—it's a marked transformation from HP's Pavilion line. (HP is branding the HDX...

Gorgeous 16-inch widescreen. Numeric keypad. Internal TV tuner. eSATA port for storage expansion. Excellent performance scores

Could use a higher-capacity battery option

The HP HDX16t is the sexiest 16-inch media center on the market, assuming you can live with the limited battery options.

Expert review by:

HP HDX 16-1370us


The 1370 definitely lived up to its pedigree as a member of HP's HDX line of stylish multimedia, laptop computers and with its Nvidia GPU it managed to surpass its forbearers in terms of performance. For the consumer who is in the market for a...

Strong gaming performance. Widescreen. Modestly priced. Cool remote control

No Blu-ray player. HD but not 1080p. A bit heavy

The HP HDX 16 (1370us) is a slick, feature-laden multimedia laptop that does more than just play music and DVDs.

Expert review by:

HP's Pavilion HDX 16 entertainment laptop gets reviewed


First things first: LaptopMag's Pavilion HDX 16 was entirely more equipped than the basic $1,249 unit that was uncovered last night, so it makes sense that they were swooning over the (optional) 1080p display and the (optional) Blu-ray drive. ...

Expert review by:

HP Pavilion HDX 16t Review


Ah, how sweet it is when a computer is designed to be beautiful both inside and out. Such is the case with the HP HDX 16, which sports a stylish silver-streaks pattern on the lid and keyboard (including sending the streaks through the track pad) to go...

In essence, the HP HDX 16 seemed to live up to its billing as a semi-portable multimedia machine. At 7.3lbs it is somewhat heavy and with a width of 1.7” it’s not exactly compact, but the gorgeous 1920×1080 LCD is beautiful to watch Blu-ray discs on,...

Expert review by:

HP HDX 16 Notebook


The HP HDX 16 that we're looking at today is a not exactly something standard. Unlike most notebooks that offer either 15.x or 17.x inch screens, the HDX 16, as the name suggests, offers a 16″ screen. Obviously that makes it a bit bigger than your...

The HP HDX 16 that we’re looking at today is a not exactly something standard. Unlike most notebooks that offer either 15.x or 17.x inch screens, the HDX 16, as the name suggests, offers a 16″ screen. Obviously that makes it a bit bigger than your...

Expert review by:

Review: HP HDX 16


You've seen the second commercial from Microsoft's Laptop Hunters series, right? You know, the one where G-diddy picks up the HP HDX 16 over a MacBook Pro. I won't get into the PC vs Mac argument, but Giampaolo chose poorly because he didn't know what...

Product Specifications

Expanding on the elegance of the current line, the HDX series is defined by fluid, modern lines and metalized finishes with surprising innovations inside and out. High-gloss HP Imprint finish in titanium and chrome now encases all surfaces visible during normal use for greater durability, and a sleeve is included for extra protection. The HDX series Fluid Imprint features a flowing linear pattern that enhances the reflective qualities of the metallic finish. The streamlined look is enhanced with a color-matched keyboard and touchpad. And touch media controls light up and become visible only when the system is powered on further enhancing the clean appearance.

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:3MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:16in
Diagonal Size (metric):40.6cm
Max Resolution:1366 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Level:EPEAT Silver


Country Kits:United States
Model:HDX 16-1160US Entertainment/HDX X16-1140US Premium/HDX X16-1370US Premium/HDX X16-1375DX Premium/HDX16-1025NR Premium/HDX16-1040us
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP/HP Pavilion

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:1066MHz




Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Type:Fax / modem/None


Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft)/802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage


OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.26GHz/2.4GHz
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:P7550/P8400/P8600
Type:Core 2 Duo


Installed Size:4GB/6GB
Max Supported Size:8GB

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:320GB/500GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino 2
Recommended Use:Home use
Security Devices:Fingerprint reader

Video Memory

Installed Size:1024MB/512MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT/NVIDIA GeForce GT 130M