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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 on the whole positive. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the reliability. Many are critical about the keyboard and portability.

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 74/100 = 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 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Opinions about the portability and durability are on the whole positive. The usability and performance are also appreciated. Many are negative about the keyboard. Views are divided on 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 DV8280US 17" Laptop (Intel Core Duo T2400, 2048 MB RAM, 200 GB Hard Drive, LightScribe Double Layer DVD+/-RW Drive)

Jun, 2018

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 (

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 (

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

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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 system:Sound Blaster Pro compatible, 16-bit
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speakers manufacturer:Altec Lansing

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/2MB/512KB


Front Camera:N

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display Diagonal:17
Display Resolution:1440 x 900

Display (Projector)

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


Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.256


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

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / QuickPlay / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touchpad


Pointing device:Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:667MHz/800MHz


Internal memory:1
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2
Memory layout:2 x 0.5
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 0.5




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
Networking features:Fast Ethernet, Wireless LAN, Bluetooth
Networking speed:10/100 Mbps Base-TX
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

Other Features

Audio system:Sound Blaster Pro compatible, 16-bit
Expansion Slots:1x 6-in-1 Card reader\n1x ExpressCard/54
Infrared data port: Yes
Internal modem: Yes
Modem Speed:56
Modem Type:Data/Fax
TV in port: No

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Handheld remote control: Yes
Package dimensions (WxDxH):18.7 x 7.68 x 14.5
Package weight:13.9

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:Type II
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port: Yes
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:Y
TV out port:S-Video
USB 2.0 ports quantity:4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:FSB
Clock Speed:1.66GHz/1.83GHz/1.8GHz/2.2GHz/2GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):11
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:151
Processing die size:90
Processor cache:2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Yonah
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel® Core™ Duo
Processor frequency:1.83
Processor front side bus:667
Processor lithography:65
Processor model:T2400
Processor Number:ML-32/ML-37/ML-40/T2300/T2400
Processor operating modes:32-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core Duo T2000 series
Processor socket:Socket 478
Processor threads:2
Thermal Design Power (TDP):31
Type:Core Duo/Turion 64 mobile technology

Processor special features

Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: No
Intel 64:N
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: No
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
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 Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
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):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:27235
Processor package size:35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No


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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Operating system installed:Windows XP Home Edition


Compatible memory cards:SD, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Total Storage Capacity:160

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

Weight & Dimensions