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HP Pavilion DV5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 540 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the keyboard and value for money. The screen and performance also get good views. Many are negative about the battery. There are mixed opinions on the energy efficiency and resolution.

design, performance, screen, value for money, keyboard


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 85/100 = Very good quality.

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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 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


Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/2MB/3MB

Dimensions & Weight


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


Compatibility:PC/Unix / Mac / PC
Country Kits:Latin America/United States
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


Data Bus Speed:1066MHz/800MHz




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


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


OS Provided

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


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.1GHz/2GHz
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


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

Service & Support

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


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
Volume Pricing Level:Level S

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


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