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HP Pavilion dm3

HP Pavilion dm3
alaScore 85

580 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 580 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the screen and price are overall positive. The performance and design also get good opinions, but many are less positive about the touchpad.

portability, design, performance, price, screen

touchpad

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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Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP Pavilion dm3

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 168 user reviews of HP Pavilion dm3 from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk.

portability, price, keyboard, performance, screen

touchpad

85% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk 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)

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Amazon.com review summary for HP Pavilion dm3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 215 user reviews of HP Pavilion dm3 from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com.

performance, portability, design, price, screen

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com 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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HP Pavilion dm3

 

With a feature set that is aimed at maximising battery life and portability, the dm3-1011tu is a stylish and competent ultraportable for those constantly on the go.

Lightweight, Solid build quality, Good battery life

No optical drive, Multi-touch trackpad may take getting used to, Annoying trialware

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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 dm3 (dm3t) Review

 

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...

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

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

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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 dm3-1002

 

With a rock-solid feel and a whopping 7-plus hours of battery life, the HP Pavilion dm3-1002 is a professional-looking thin-and-light, but depending on what you put in it, it could cost you.

Tremendous battery life; solid brushed-metal construction; better-than-Netbook specs

No optical drive; ULV processor still lags behind higher-end systems; uncomfortable touch pad; some configs can be expensive

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.

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

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB/3MB/512KB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:9.1in
Height:1.2in
Weight:4.2lbs
Width:12.8in

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

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:Latin America/United States
Localization:English/Spanish
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
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

Miscellaneous

Color:Brushed aluminum

Modem

Type: None

Networking

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

Type:DVD/None

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition

Processor

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

RAM

Installed Size:3GB/4GB
Max Supported Size:8GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM/DDR3 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

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
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