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HP Pavilion DV8280US

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 reviews of HP Pavilion DV8280US. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the durability and price are overall positive. The usability and performance also get good views. Some have doubts about the keyboard and portability, and views are divided on the reliability.

screen, performance, usability, price, durability

portability, keyboard

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP Pavilion DV8280US is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of HP Pavilion DV8280US from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on People really like the portability and durability. The usability and performance also get good feedback. Many are negative about the keyboard. There are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

screen, performance, usability, durability, portability


79% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Pavilion DV8280US 17" Laptop (Intel Core Duo T2400, 2048 MB RAM, 200 GB Hard Drive, LightScribe Double Layer DVD+/-RW Drive)HP Pavilion DV8230US 17" Laptop (Intel Core Duo Processor T2300 (Centrino), 1024 MB RAM, 160 GB Hard Drive, LightScribe Double Layer DVD+/-RW Drive)HP Pavilion dv8210us 17" Laptop (AMD Turion 64 Mobile Processor ML-32, 512 MB RAM, 80 GB Hard Drive, DVD+/-R/RW and CD-RW Combo Drive)

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Laptop Views (

Expert Review


Hewlett-Packard's HP Pavilion dv8216TX Laptop is based on Intel Pentium Core Due Processor and it comes with Intel PRO Wireless 3945ABG LAN Network connection, 6-in-1 media card reader and 17-inch Ultra BrightView Widescreen with High Color Gamut...

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: Sandesh M. (

HP Pavilion dv8240ca


One thing that usually holds true with computers is that more is better. More processing power? Of course! More RAM? Sure why not! How about more hard drive space? Always! Well that's just what HP did with their latest DV8000 series laptop. They took...

Aug, 2006

Consumer review by: svtben (

High-end feel without the high-end price!


Full of features at a great price point.

A bit heavy if you're looking for portability.Take thatprotein powder!

Jan, 2007

Consumer review by: bilavideo (

I'm In Love Again!


This is the shizneh. HP's Pavillion dv8230us PC Notebook is the computer for somebody who wants high performance without paying top dollar. Right now, notebooks have dipped into the $400-$500 range, if you're willing to compromise. For the low-cost ...

fast, powerful, full-featured, with a great screen

heavy, not cheap, tinny speakers

Jun, 2006

Consumer review by: mfrerkes (

What can't this thing do?


HP offers many different configurations of the HP dv8000 series. The unit I'm reviewing (dv8235nr) has two 100 GB hard drives, TV tuner, and an Nvidia GeForce Go 7400 GPU. From a performance aspect, this machine is simply amazing. Whether you want to ...

Nice, big screen...dedicated GPU... powerful performance...versatile desktop replacement

Not for those who frequently carry a laptop with them ; very big

Apr, 2006

Product Specifications

For those who want desktop replacement-caliber mobile performance and entertainment capability, the dv8000 series has arrived. It supports an additional hard drive, which can provide increased storage capacity or even work as an integrated backup solution. Optimized for mobility, its sleek design starts at 8.1 lbs. and features a 17.0" high-definition BrightView widescreen display, Intel mobile technology, and the latest WiFi connectivity.

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/2MB/512KB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:17in
Diagonal Size (metric):43.2cm
Max Resolution:1440 x 900
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes


Country Kits:Canada/United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Pavilion/HP Pavilion Media Center

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / QuickPlay / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:667MHz/800MHz




Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Type:Fax / modem


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

Optical Storage


OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition/Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition/Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.66GHz/1.83GHz/1.8GHz/2.2GHz/2GHz
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:ML-32/ML-37/ML-40/T2300/T2400
Type:Core Duo/Turion 64 mobile technology


Installed Size:1GB/2GB/512MB
Max Supported Size:2GB

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller

Type:IDE/Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:160GB/200GB/240GB/80GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino Duo
Recommended Use:Home use
Windows Vista Certification:Windows Vista Capable

Video Memory

Installed Size:128MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Radeon Xpress 200M/NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400