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HP Pavilion dv8

alaTest has collected and analyzed 73 reviews of HP Pavilion dv8. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the keyboard and usability. The screen and design are also mentioned favorably, but there are some critical reviews about the energy efficiency and reliability. Comments are divided on the portability.

performance, design, screen, usability, keyboard

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP Pavilion dv8 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 user reviews of HP Pavilion dv8 from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Reviewers are impressed by the sound and usability. The design and portability also get good reviews. There are some less positive opinions about the reliability and price. Comments about the keyboard and performance are different.

screen, portability, design, usability, sound

price, reliability

64% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Pavilion dv8-1080ea Laptop (18.4-inch Display, Windows 7 Home Premium, Intel Core Processor i7-720QM, 4GB RAM, 640 GB SATA HDD, 4 Hours Battery LifHP Pavilion dv8-1080ea Laptop (18.4-inch Display, Windows 7 Home Premium, Intel Core Processor i7-720QM, 4GB RAM, 640 GB SATA HDD, 4 Hours Battery Lif

May, 2018

Expert review by : Jason Saundalkar (

HP Pavilion dv8-1190ee


The HP Pavillion can handle games pretty well and has much better specs than most other desktop replacements, but it is expensive

The HP Pavilion dv8-1190ee is a fast applications machine for a fair price. It can also handle games but isn't quite the best in the business.

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : Alex Bentley (

HP Pavilion dv8-1250ea review


A great high-powered, big-screen media centre laptop ideal for the whole family

Full HD screen ; Blu-ray drive ; Quad core CPU ; Usability


Sep, 2010

Consumer review (

AC Charger Power Adapter Supply Cord for Genuine HP Pavilion dv8 dv8t HDX9000


Bought this because I didn't want to pay the hp price. Works as it should, no complaints.

Consumer review (

great laptop with design fault


I own 2 of these units and love them both.However all these 1100 models had a design fault with the wireless dropping and the volume bar going crazy.HP should have done a recall!!!Need a good lawyer and all owners to fight this issue!!!

Powerful,Quiet,Comfortable keyboard,Fast,Quality display

Short battery life,Heavy


Jun, 2011

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HP Pavilion DV8-1250EA


First of all it is an 18.4" TFT laptop for home entertainment or gaming so no one with a right mind can’t get an 18.4’’ laptop and complain about the size!!!! Processor Intel Core i7 ( Quad-Core )• Cache 6 MB - L3 Cache RAM : 4 GB (installed) DDR3...

It is not available anymore,

Oct, 2011

Consumer review (

HP Pavilion DV8-1250EA


Superb screen resolution, good graphics performance for CAD/CAM applications

Bulky power charger, clumsy screen hinge mechanism

Nov, 2010

Consumer review (

HP Pavilion DV8-1080EA


Big screen with fantastic picture quality. Powerful processor handles lastest games such as Call of Duty: Modern warfare 2 with total ease. I've come from XP and find windows 7 very easy to use. Great sound from built-in speakers. Far better reception...

It's not cheap.

Apr, 2010

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HP Pavilion DV8-1080EA


overall quite a good product

when trying to use with earlier hp products (tv express card), there is no support or downloads to enable you use the facilities of the media centre, most disappointing

Feb, 2010

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HP Pavilion DV8-1080EA


Fast processor ans plenty of memory, big clear screen, good keyboard. Also like the the touch sensitive controls for the volume etc.

Rather heavy to be classed as a 'Laptop' it is more of a desktop replacement. Having said that I use it on my lap!

Feb, 2010

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HP Pavilion DV8-1080EA


Brilliant laptop very good screen, keyboard and processing power. very quick and very easy to use and has all the connections you would need. it is very well designed and has a good bluray player.

Because of a full size keyboard and 18.4'' screen it is quite big and a little bit heavy but that is expected with the processo,r memory and hardrives used. the battery only lasts 2 hrs.

Jan, 2010

Product Specifications


Audio system:3D Sound Blaster Pro
Built-in subwoofer: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speakers manufacturer:


Number of battery cells:4


Energy Star certified:


Color of product: / Espresso
Product type:Notebook


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:18 / 18.4
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080

Energy Management

AC adapter power:120


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1024
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GT 230 / NVIDIA GeForce GT 230M
Maximum graphics adapter memory:2.815 / 2815


Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY
Pointing device:Touchpad


Internal memory:4 / 6
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory layout:1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM


3G: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
Networking topology:Gigabit Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: Yes
Optical Drive Type: / Blu-Ray DVD Combo / DVD Super Multi DL

Other Features

Chassis type:
Energy efficiency compliance:
Graphics adapter family:NVIDIA
Infrared data port:No / Yes
Internal modem: No
TV in port: No
Wireless Technology:802.11 a/g/n / IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n / IEEE 802.11a/g/n

Packaging Data

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


TV tuner type:DVB-T

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
eSATA ports quantity:1
eSATA/USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3 / 4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter power:120


Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM55 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):12
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM55 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:774
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:296
Processor boost frequency:2.8
Processor cache:6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Clarksfield
Processor cores:4
Processor family:Intel Core i7-xxx
Processor frequency:1.6
Processor lithography:45
Processor model:i7-720QM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-700 Mobile series
Processor socket:Socket 988
Processor threads:8
System bus data transfer rate:2.5
System bus rate:2.5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel vPro Technology: Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE): Yes
Processor ARK ID:43122
Processor code:SLBLY
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Cable lock slot:Kensington / No
Fingerprint reader: Yes


Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium
Trial software:Microsoft Works & Microsoft Office Famille & Etudiant 2007 (60), Symantec Norton Internet Security 2011 (60), Norton Online Backup (30)


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:2
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 640

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11 / 11.3
Height (front):1 / 1.33
Height (rear):1.72 / 2
Weight:8.77 / 8.95 / 9
Width:17 / 17.2