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HP Pavilion dm3

HP Pavilion dm3
alaScore 85

571 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 571 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and value for money. The performance and design are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the touchpad.

portability, design, performance, value for money, screen


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP Pavilion dm3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 571 reviews)

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Consumer review by: review summary for HP Pavilion dm3


alaTest has collected and analysed 168 user reviews of HP Pavilion dm3 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptop Computers on

portability, value for money, keyboard, performance, screen


85% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Pavilion DM3-1112SA 13.3-inch Laptop (Windows 7 Home Premium, AMD Athlon Neo X2 L335 Processor, 2 GB RAM, 250 GB HDD, Bluetooth, 6 Cell Battery)HP Pavilion dm3-1020EA, 13.3-inch Laptop (Windows 7 Home Premium, AMD Athlon Neo X2 Processor L335, 4 GB RAM, 320GB SATA HDD, Ethernet, Bluetooth, 6 CHP Pavilion DM3-1112SA 13.3-inch Notebook (Windows 7 Home Premium, AMD Athlon Neo X2 L335 Processor, 2 GB RAM, 250 GB HDD, Bluetooth, 6 Cell Battery)

Consumer review by: review summary for HP Pavilion dm3


alaTest has collected and analyzed 215 user reviews of HP Pavilion dm3 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on

performance, portability, design, value for money, screen

85% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Pavilion DM3-1030US 13.3-Inch Silver Laptop - Up to 6 Hours of Battery Life (Windows 7 Home Premium)HP Pavilion DM3-1040US 13.3-Inch Silver Laptop (Windows 7 Home Premium)HP Pavilion dm3-3010us 13.3-Inch Laptop PC - Up to 7.5 Hours of Battery Life (Black)

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HP Pavilion DM3-1005AX


The DM3-1005AX is a sexy and feature-rich ULV laptop for home and office use.


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Review HP Pavilion dm3-1010eg laptop


Pure Subnotebook Entertainment With a Graphics Boost. HP is relea

Comfortable single-keys keyboard; Range of ports; External USB-DVD-LW included in delivery; Good application performance

Glossy display; Surface of the touchpad

Small, low-cost entertainers in the 13.3-inch format. Indeed not all devices offer a range of equipment with a digital video interface in this price range. Under 1000.- Euro there's the Lenovo Thinkpad SL300, the Samsung Q320, the MSI X-Slim X340...

Editor's Choice!

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HP Pavilion dm3t (2010)


HP delivers a cool soft-touch design, snappy performance, and over five hours of battery life for a reasonable price.

HP has created an elegant and inexpensive lightweight notebook in the revamped dm3t. We love the sturdy and sleek redesign, complete with soft-touch surfaces. The comfy keyboard, loud speakers, and Core i3 power also add to this laptop's appeal. You...

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HP Pavilion dm3t Review


The Pavilion dm3 is a CULV thin and light notebook series from HP that includes both the AMD-based dm3z and Intel-based dm3t. This notebook packs a 13.3-inch screen, optional integrated WWAN, an optional matching external optical drive, and a wide...

Great build quality ; Very good thermal performance ; Excellent keyboard

Touchpad design could have been better ; Some possible driver-related glitches

The HP Pavilion dm3t is a well built thin and light notebook offering a durable metal chassis and plenty of configuration options. Sold in both Intel and AMD variants the Pavilion dm3-series has models ranging from $529.99 for a base dm3z to $974.99...

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New HP Notebook Is Hearty Helping of Fast and Cheap


Looking for a notebook that's just as affordable as it is fast? Have a gander at the dm3 from HP. Just pay no mind to the trackpad.

Slim, stylish and sturdy. Outstanding keyboard. Four USB ports (plus HDMI and an SD card slot) is a rarity in a machine this portable. Battery is graced with amazing life

Awful, awful touchpad (it’s an ongoing problem with HP Pavilion notebooks.) At 4.2 pounds, heavy for this category. Careful you don't step in the shovelware

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HP Pavilion dm3t - A Review of the HP Pavilion dm3t


Very long battery life, Stylish, slim brushed aluminum design, Comfortable keyboard, Good low-light webcam, Fairly loud speakers ; nbsp

Poor touchpad, Narrow vertical viewing angles, Bottom left side runs warm ; nbsp

Ultrathin and decked out in brushed aluminum, the HP Pavilion dm3t is one of the best looking notebooks of the year. In fact, it looks more expensive than its price tag would suggest (starting at $649, $839 as configured). And thanks to an...

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HP Pavilion dm3 (dm3t)


This sleek aluminum-clad notebook offers good performance and over 9 hours of battery life, but its touchpad slows you down.

There’s a lot to like about the HP Pavilion dm3t. It's sleek, lasts all day on a charge, and performs well. Plus, you have the choice of adding discrete graphics. Unfortunately, the imprecise touchpad on this machine slowed us down, and literally made...

Editor's Choice!

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HP Pavilion dm3t


The brightness levels and viewing angles of the dm3t's 13.3-inch screen are better than those of the Toshiba T235-S1350, but not the MacBook Air 13-inch. There's plenty of screen estate for a good spreadsheet and multi-tab Web browsing experience,...

Outstanding battery life. Big battery included. Backlit keyboard is unheard of in a $600 laptop. Lightweight. Clean design. Excellent keyboard. CoolSense keeps the laptop cool

It won't do any heavy-lifting. Clickpad isn't for everyone

The HP Pavilion dm3t is an exemplary CULV-equipped laptop, as it is lightweight and lasted over 8 hours in battery tests.

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HP Pavilion dm3-1130us


Don't let the HP Pavilion dm3-1130us ($649.98 list) fool you; despite its sleek brushed aluminum case, discrete graphics, and bright 13.3 inch display, it is still a budget notebook. Available at Staples, this slick looking ultraportable is solidly...

Attractive aluminum case. Discrete graphics. Solid keyboard

Battery life could be better. No optical drive. Stubborn mouse buttons

The HP Pavilion dm3-1130us is a sweet-looking ultraportable that offers decent performance but delivers mediocre battery life.

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HP Pavilion dm3-1030us


Two words to describe the HP Pavilion dm3-1030us ($648.98 list)? Sleek and slow. The 13-inch laptop eschews common plastic for a brushed aluminum chassis that is both lightweight and rock-solid. Unfortunately, the ultra-low-voltage AMD Athlon Neo X2...

Sleek, lightweight yet sturdy design. Lengthy battery life. Comfortable keyboard

Woeful application performance. No optical drive. Glossy touchpad doesn't provide the best feel

As a mainstream laptop, the HP Pavilion dm3-1030us cannot compete. When viewed as a tony netbook alternative, however, this brushed aluminum Pavilion becomes a bit more attractive.

Product Specifications

The mobility you want, at a price you can afford. Go up to seven hours unplugged without giving up performance or style. The thin, lightweight HP Pavilion dm3 notebook PC is packed with power inside a bold aluminum chassis.

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB/3MB/512KB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:13.3in
Diagonal Size (metric):33.8cm
Max Resolution:1366 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPEAT Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Level:EPEAT Silver


Country Kits:Latin America/United States
Model:Dm3-1030us Entertainment/Dm3-1039wm Entertainment/Dm3-1040us Entertainment/Dm3-1044nr Entertainment/Dm3-1048la Entertainment/Dm3-1140us Entertainment
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Pavilion

Input Device

Type:Touchpad / Keyboard


Color:Brushed aluminum


Type: None


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

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage


OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.3GHz/1.6GHz
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:L335/SU4100/SU7300
Type:Athlon Neo X2/Core 2 Duo/Pentium


Installed Size:3GB/4GB
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
Notebook Type:Notebook
Recommended Use:Home use

Video Memory

Installed Size:64MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Radeon HD 3200/Intel GMA 4500M/Intel GMA 4500MHD