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HP Pavilion DV5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 669 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the keyboard and value for money. The screen and performance are also mentioned favorably, but there are some negative opinions about the battery. Views are divided on the touchpad.

design, performance, screen, value for money, keyboard

battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP Pavilion DV5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP Pavilion DV5

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 41 user reviews of HP Pavilion DV5 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptop Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

value for money, screen, keyboard, usability, design

build quality, portability

76% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Pavilion DV5-1110EM Athlon Dual-Core X2 RM2, Blu-ray, HDMI out, 3GB RAM, 250GB Hard disk, WiFi, Webcam, Modem, eSATA, 15.4" WXGA High Definition wiHP Pavilion dv6-1299ea, 15.6 inch Laptop (AMD Turion X2 Dual-Core Mobile Processor RM-75, 4 GB RAM, 320GB SATA HDD, Gigabit Ethernet, BT, ATI MobilityHP Pavilion DV5-1112 15.4-inch Entertainment Laptop, AMD Turion X2 Ultra Dual Core Mobile, 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3450 Graphics

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Amazon.com review summary for HP Pavilion DV5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 206 user reviews of HP Pavilion DV5 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

performance, screen, design, value for money, keyboard

battery

80% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Pavilion DV5-1010US 15.4-inch Laptop (2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo P7350 Processor, 4 GB RAM, 320 GB Hard Drive, DVD Drive, Vista Premium) BlackHP Pavilion DV5-1000US 15.4-inch Laptop (2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo P7350 Processor, 4 GB RAM, 250 GB Hard Drive, DVD Drive, Vista Premium) BlackHP Pavilion dv5-2130us 14.5-Inch Laptop PC - Up to 5.45 Hours of Battery Life (Blue)

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Short Review HP Pavilion dv5-1032eg Entertainment Notebook

 

Reasonable General-Purpose Computer. The HP Pavilion dv5-1032eg m

Modern design; Good price/performance ratio; Good Connectivity

Surface of the touchpad

If do not mind this and do not want to use your laptop outdoors, you should definitely take the HP dv5 into consideration.

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HP Pavilion dv5-2035dx

 

Editors' note: This review is part of our 2010 retail laptop and desktop back-to-school roundup, covering specific fixed configurations of popular systems that can be found in retail stores.

Attractive design; 14.5-inch size offers same resolution as 15.6-inch laptops while saving a bit of size and weight; awesome keyboard; above-average audio

Touch pad with integrated mouse buttons is difficult to use; performance trails similarly priced Intel-based models; so-so battery life

The HP Pavilion dv5-2035dx is an AMD-based laptop that straddles the line between budget and mainstream laptops. We like the updated design and can tolerate the merely average performance, but the new touch pad is an exercise in frustration.

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HP Pavilion dv5-2070us

 

The system measures 1.4 by 9.25 by 13.9 inches (HWD), and features a 14.5-inch screen. Its resolution of 1,366 by 768 is technically high-definition, but it is only 720p. That's is nowhere near "true HD" resolution of 1080p but the videos I watched on...

Core i3 processor. HDMI port. Flashy design. 7200 RPM hard drive

Touchpad issues. Only 3 USB ports. No Blu-ray

Underneath its flashy paint job, the HP Pavilion dv5-2070us is a solid general-purpose laptop that doesn't excel in all categories, but at the same time doesn't disappoint in any either.

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HP Pavilion dv5-1099nr

 

So if you don't want to spend a thousand dollars or more on a good notebook, then consider the HP Pavilion dv5-1099nr Entertainment Notebook PC. Although it doesn't include some of the more impressive features of modern laptops (and the processor isn't...

Great storage- 4GB RAM (max 8GB), 320GB hard drive, super-multi optical driveStandard networking- 54K modem, gigabit Ethernet, 802.11b/g WLAN, no BluetoothBudget-friendly- an entertainment notebook with a balance of features versus priceMultimedia...

Questionable power- Intel Core 2 Duo Processor needs an upgrade

One all-around budget laptop that you should consider when shopping...

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HP Pavillion dv5-1050ee Review

 

HP Pavilion dv5 series has been on a roll lately with a huge variety of models available for the end user. The HP Pavilion dv5-1050ee is aimed at users looking for their entertainment fix on the go.

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HP Pavilion dv5-1004nr Laptop

 

If you're in the market for a laptop and affordability is the highest priority on your list, you may want to look at HP's Pavilion dv5-1004nr. The HP Pavilion dv5-1004nr is an affordable mainstream laptop currently under $1,000 that should suffice for...

Unfortunately, the 1004nr shares the same AMD Turion X2 processor. To be exact, the HP Pavilion dv5-1004nr comes equipped with a 2.1 GHz AMD Turion X2 Mobile ZM-80 processor. This is one area where this laptop is lacking, as its competitors from other...

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HP Pavilion dv5-1111ea (FV683EA) Hands On Review

 

This is a hands-on review of the HP Pavilion dv5-1111ea laptop.

It is available to buy now from Amazon.co.ukfor around £577 (at time of posting), for other regions please check your local Amazon for prices.

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HP Pavilion dv5-1050ee

 

The Pavilion dv5-1050ee is part of HP's ‘Entertainment Notebook' series and is designed for users interested in playing games, watching HD movies and using the notebook for web browsing, office work and e-mail. So, how does the HP fare?

A couple of minor issues aside, the dv5-1050ee is a well balanced notebook that does almost everything HP says it will.

Editor's Choice!

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HP Pavilion dv5-1140us Entertainment Notebook PC

 

The dv5-1140us may cost a bit more than most budget notebooks, but you get your money's worth in terms of features and design.

Lots of multimedia features; cool design; large hard drive

Short battery life; long boot time; slightly expensive

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Unboxing: HP Pavilion dv5

 

Mike has told me 1000+ times about how he almost got blinded by it, and although I agree that it could cause some disruption if the light hits it at a wrong angle the computer looks great.  This computer is great for people who don't like having...

Product Specifications

The Symantec NetBackup platform simplifies the protection of your information-driven enterprise by automating advanced technologies and standardizing operations across applications, platforms, and virtual environments. That means being able to protect completely, store efficiently, recover anywhere, and manage centrally across heterogeneous operating systems and storage hardware including tape and disk. Integrated deduplication, replication, and patent-pending virtual machine protection helps customers improve storage efficiency, infrastructure use, and recovery times. A single console offers multi-site monitoring, analytics, and reporting, which allows customers to standardize operations and risk management. SYMANTEC BUYING PROGRAMS: EXPRESS Symantec Buying Programs are designed to streamline the purchase of Symantec security and availability software as well as support and maintenance services. Aligned to a variety of business requirements, Symantec Buying Programs offer enterprise customers the ability to earn greater discounts and to effectively track and manage software licenses. The Symantec Express program is designed especially for small to mid-sized companies that need an easy way to purchase small license quantities for use within a single country - without the time-consuming negotiations and complexity of signing contracts. Small and mid-sized business customers can use this program to purchase all Symantec security and availability software products, as well as support and maintenance service options. Ordering additional licenses on a given transaction can qualify the purchase for a different pricing band, making the customer eligible for greater incentives. BASIC MAINTENANCE SERVICES Every computing environment requires reliable technical support and timely version upgrades and content updates. Symantec Basic Maintenance is an ongoing investment in Symantec software technologies and customer's business. This package is designed to help keep non-essential systems current with the latest Symantec version upgrades and content updates.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone/Stereo microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/2MB/3MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.1in/10.2in
Height:1.7in
Weight:5.7lbs/6lbs
Width:14.1in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:14.1in/15.4in
Diagonal Size (metric):35.8cm/39.1cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 800
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Header

Compatibility:PC/Unix / Mac / PC
Country Kits:Latin America/United States
Localization:English/Spanish
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard/Symantec
Model:Dv5-1000us Entertainment/Dv5-1002nr/Dv5-1002nr Entertainment/Dv5-1002us Entertainment/Dv5-1003cl Entertainment/Dv5-1003nr Entertainment/Dv5-1004nr Entertainment/Dv5-1007ca Entertainment/Dv5-1010us/Dv5-1010us Entertainment/Dv5-1015nr/Dv5-1015nr Entertainment/Dv5-1017nr Entertainment/Dv5-1022la Entertainment/Dv5-1028ca Entertainment/Dv5-1099nr Entertainment/Dv5-1113us Entertainment/Dv5-1120us Entertainment/Dv5-1125nr Entertainment/Dv5-1132us Entertainment/Dv5-1138nr Entertainment/Dv5-1140us Entertainment/Dv5-1150us Entertainment/Dv5-1159se Entertainment/Dv5-1160us Entertainment/Dv5-1233se Entertainment/Dv5-1235dx Entertainment/Dv5-1244la Entertainment/Dv5-1250us Entertainment/Dv5-1251nr Entertainment/Enterprise Disk
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Pavilion/VERITAS NetBackup

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touchpad / QuickPlay/Keyboard / QuickPlay / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touchpad

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:1066MHz/800MHz

Miscellaneous

Refurbished:Remarketed

Modem

Max Transfer Rate:54Kbps/56Kbps
Type:Fax / modem

Networking

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

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Type:DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.1GHz/2GHz
Manufacturer:AMD/Intel
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:P7350/RM-70/RM-72/T5800/T6400/T7350/ZM-80
Type:Core 2 Duo/Turion X2 mobile processor/Turion X2 Ultra mobile technology

RAM

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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /2 years warranty /New releases update

Software

Category:Networking applications
License Category:Maintenance
License Pricing:Volume
License Qty:1 front end TB
License Type:Basic Maintenance
License Validation Period:1 year
Licensing Program:Symantec Buying Programs : Express
Subcategory:Network - network backup
Version:6.5
Volume Pricing Level:Level S

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:160GB/250GB/320GB/400GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino/Intel Centrino 2/Intel Centrino Duo
Recommended Use:Home use
Security Devices:Fingerprint reader

System Requirements

Platform:Solaris x64 / Solaris SPARC / FreeBSD / OpenVMS / HP-UX / AIX / MacOS / Windows / Linux

Video Memory

Installed Size:256MB/512MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3200/ATI Radeon HD 3200/ATI Radeon HD 3450/Intel GMA 4500MHD/Intel GMA X4500/NVIDIA GeForce 9200M GS/NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT