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HP Pavilion dv8

alaTest has collected and analyzed 70 reviews of HP Pavilion dv8. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the portability and usability. The screen and design are also mentioned favorably, whereas the reliability and price get less positive views.

performance, design, screen, usability, portability

price, reliability

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 really like the sound and usability. The design and portability also get good views. Many are negative 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 Notebook (18.4-inch Display, Windows 7 Home Premium, Intel Core Processor i7-720QM, 4GB RAM, 640 GB SATA HDD, 4 Hours Battery LHP Pavilion dv8-1080ea Notebook (18.4-inch Display, Windows 7 Home Premium, Intel Core Processor i7-720QM, 4GB RAM, 640 GB SATA HDD, 4 Hours Battery

Oct, 2015

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

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

Consumer review by: CHRIS (

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

Consumer review by: James (

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

Jan, 2010

Product Specifications


Convertible: No
DVD Writer:Blu-ray Combo
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader:No / Yes
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control:No / Yes
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card:No / Yes
Web Cam: Yes


Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:5 in 1 Card Reader
Firewire: Yes
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED / No
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:Full HD / HD+

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Home Premium


Brand of Graphic Chip:nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GeForce GT 230M


Chipset Brand:Intel / Unknown
Chipset Type:HM55 / PM55 / Unknown
Processor:CORE I7
Processor Brand:Intel
Processor Number:I7-720QM