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HP Pavilion dv4

alaTest has collected and analyzed 957 reviews of HP Pavilion dv4. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability and size. The design and usability are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the durability and image quality, while opinions are divided on the battery.

price, usability, design, size, reliability

portability, screen, image quality, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP Pavilion dv4 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP Pavilion dv4

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of HP Pavilion dv4 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the design and usability, but there are mixed opinions on the size and price.

usability, design

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

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Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HP Pavilion dv4

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 569 user reviews of HP Pavilion dv4 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Comments about the reliability and size are generally positive. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably.

price, usability, design, size, reliability

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

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Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Charles P. Jefferies (NotebookReview.com)

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: Joe Osborne (pcmag.com)

HP Pavilion dv4

 

This 14-inch consumer-grade laptop by HP, the Pavilion dv4, displays a 1,366 by 768 HD resolution through a BrightView LED and a 2.1 GHz Intel Core i3-2310M processor.

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May, 2011

Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

HP Pavilion dv4-2165dx review

 

Editors' note: This review is part of our , which covers specific fixed configurations of popular systems found in retail stores.

Excellent performance, components for its cost; long battery life.

Extended-life battery pack adds to weight and size; no Bluetooth.

The excellent-performing HP Pavilion dv4-2165dx has a long battery life for the money, but it'll cost you some portability.

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: John R. Delaney (pcmag.com)

HP Pavilion dv4-2153cl

 

The HP Pavilion dv4-2153cl offers Core i3 performance at a reasonable price.

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

Low res screen. Integrated graphics. Unremarkable battery life

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Jan, 2010

Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

HP Pavilion dv4-2045dx review:

 

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 (pcworld.com)

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: Matt Elliott (cnet.com)

HP Pavilion dv4-1465DX review

 

Editors' note: This review is part of our Back-to-school 2009 Retail Laptop Roundup , covering specific new configurations of popular laptops that can be found in retail stores.

Near all-day battery life; Special Edition imprint finish helps it stand out from the crowd without being garish; competitive application performance; includes small Media Center remote control.

Massive 12-cell battery is heavy and awkward; lacks 802.11n Wi-Fi; glossy touch pad is uncomfortable.

If you're the restless type, or simply away from electrical outlets for the majority of your day, you'll love the long battery life of the HP Pavilion dv4-1465dx. Be warned: such battery life requires you to tote a laptop that's roughly a pound heavier...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: John R. Delaney (pcmag.com)

HP Pavilion dv4-1430us (Staples)

 

The HP dv4-1430us packs big-ticket features into a bargain notebook.

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

Low-res screen. Integrated graphics.

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Jul, 2009

Expert review by: (laptopmag.com)

HP Pavilion dv4t

 

Stylish modern design meets solid multimedia chops in the HP Pavilion dv4t, a $599 notebook designed for entertainment seekers who want to stay productive and amused on the go. Featuring responsive touchscreen controls, MediaSmart software for fast...

May, 2009

Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

HP Pavilion dv4-1275mx review

 

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

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.

Audio

Audio system:SRS Premium
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Speakers manufacturer:Altec Lansing

Battery

Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Bronze, Silver

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display Diagonal:14.1
Display Resolution:1280 x 800
Display Surface:Gloss
LED backlight: No

Energy Management

AC adapter power:65

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.918
On-board graphics adapter family:AMD Radeon HD 3000
On-board graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 3200

Keyboard

Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:101
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad

Memory

Internal memory:4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory layout:2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
Bluetooth: No
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: Yes
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL

Other Features

Display:LCD
Graphics adapter family:ATI
Infrared data port: No

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Handheld remote control: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
DVI port: No
eSATA/USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:2
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter power:65

Processor

Processor:RM-72
Processor cache:1
Processor cache type:L2
Processor cores:2
Processor family:AMD Athlon X2 Dual-Core
Processor frequency:2.1
Processor model:RM-72

Security

Cable lock slot: Yes
Fingerprint reader: No

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows Vista Home Premium

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:250
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:250

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.45
Depth (imperial):9.45
Height (front):1.34
Height (front) (imperial):1.34
Height (rear):1.57
Height (rear) (imperial):1.57
Weight:5.09
Width:17.9
Width (imperial):17.9