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HP Pavilion HDX18

alaTest has collected and analyzed 375 reviews of HP Pavilion HDX18. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the size and design. The price and screen also get good feedback, but the touchpad and portability get critical views. The connectivity and battery get mixed comments.

performance, screen, price, design, size

usability, portability, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP Pavilion HDX18 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for HP Pavilion HDX18


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of HP Pavilion HDX18 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on People really like the usability. The reliability is also appreciated. Reviews are divided on the design. Many are negative about the price.

screen, reliability, usability


100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP HDX X18-1103 Premium 18.4-inch Laptop, Intel Core2 Quad Q9000, 4GB RAM, 640GB HDD, Dual Lamps Display, Blu-rayHP HDX X18-1103 Premium 18.4-inch Laptop, Intel Core2 Quad Q9000, 4GB RAM, 640GB HDD, Dual Lamps Display, Blu-ray

May, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for HP Pavilion HDX18


alaTest has collected and analyzed 295 user reviews of HP Pavilion HDX18 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Reviewers really like the size and design. The screen and price also get good comments, whereas opinions are divided on the reliability. Some have doubts about the connectivity and touchpad.

performance, price, screen, design, size

usability, portability, touchpad, connectivity

81% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Pavilion HDX18-1180US 18.4-Inch LaptopHP Pavilion HDX18-1180US 18.4-Inch Laptop

May, 2018

Expert review by : Katherine Stevenson (

HP HDX 18 Entertainment PC


HP's HDX 18 Entertainment PC is a notebook, but not in the portability sense of the word. With an 18.4-inch diagonal screen and a carry weight of 10 pounds, 9 ounces, you might occasionally move this monster from room to room, but you won't take it...

Strong CPU performance, appealing features, attractive looks

Poor gaming performance, too big and heavy for portability, pricey

Another big part of the HDX 18’s feature set is aesthetics. Touches like the stylish but subtle line pattern inlaid in the rig’s chassis, the chrome siding and touchpad, the seamless bezel around the screen, and the illuminated touch-sensitive media...

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : bdoleza (

HP HDX 18t User Review


I thought of my first personal computer as I was unboxing my new HP HDX 18 laptop. There in front of me was the sexiest computer I had ever laid eyes on since my first computer 20 years ago. (And believe me, folks, I've used a LOT of computers in that...

With dozens of computer manufacturers offering dozens of different laptop models, in every size, speed, and price point imaginable, true standout models are hard to find. Downright sexy laptops are even harder to come by. I can truthfully say, however,...

Jan, 2009

Expert review by : Darren Gladstone (

HDX 18


HP's HDX line is fairly straightforward--it courts multimedia fiends. From its double-wide demeanor (with ample room for full QWERTY keys and a keypad) to all the plugs and ports offered here, the HDX18--a fairly fashionable desktop replacement--will...

Big, beautiful 18.4-inch display Good speakers

Screen is a little too glossy Slightly redundant multimedia software

What kind of price can you put on this kind of entertainment PC? Quite a bit, actually. Our machine, as configured, will run you upwards of $2300. If that's a little too rich for your blood, scale back features, and you can get a baseline model for...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : Roger Hibbert (

Review: HP HDX 18


HP HDX 18 8/10 Learn How We Rate Wired The HP's massive screen almost requires you to watch some HD content from a Blu-ray disc...

The HP’s massive screen almost requires you to watch some HD content from a Blu-ray disc or your telly. Excellent graphical performance will please all but the most stuck-up gamers. Reasonable price, considering its teeming features

The swooshy “liquid metal” paint job probably isn’t for everyone. Volume, bass and treble controls are flaky

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Jerry Jackson (

HP HDX 18t Review


HP recently unveiled their latest additions to the "HDX" family of notebooks with the all new HDX 16 and HDX 18 multimedia notebooks. These notebooks feature large displays with a 16:9 screen ratio, impressive speakers with an integrated subwoofer, and...

Great port selection ; Nice keyboard (when the sun isn't reflecting off it) ; Great speakers ; Beautiful screen ; Overall high performance

Infinity" screen creates strong reflections in bright light ; Silver keyboard creates strong reflections in sunlight ; Sticky" touchpad surface ; Good graphics, but HP could have offered an even better option in a notebook this large

In any case, the HP HDX 18 still offers a great overall package, including some really impressive built-in speakers, that will meet or exceed the expectations of most consumers

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Dana Wollman (



This head-turning 18-incher features a full HD display, Blu-ray playback, blazing performance, and enough oomph for gaming.

Brilliant full HD display, Above-average performance, Powerful discrete graphics, Strong wireless scores, Good battery life

Poor viewing angles, Touchpad has too much friction, Gummy touch buttons

The Altec Lansing speakers, which lie above the touch panel, produced loud, theater-quality sound. It doesn't have Dolby True 5.1 Surround Sound like the 8920G; instead, it comes with Dolby Home Theater software, which simulates the surround sound...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Cisco Cheng (

HP Pavilion HDX 18


HP spares little expense on its cinematic wonder, the Pavilion HDX 18.

Sep, 2008

Editor's Choice!

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The HDX18t has a stellar list of features. Unlike Acer with the 8920G and Toshiba with the G55-Q80w, HP had enough sense to put in an internal ATSC TV tuner. After all, the big screens are the highlight of these systems, and a tuner is just another way...

Remarkable 18.4-inch screen. Superb 1080p resolution. Desirable design and chrome interior. Integrated ATSC TV tuner. Variety of connectivity ports. Centrino 2 platform. Outstanding performance numbers


The 18.4-inch screen will stop you in your tracks, and you'll soon realize that everything—not just the screen—screams high-end multimedia laptop.

Expert review by : Jason Saundalkar (

HP HDX18 x18-1070ee Premium Notebook PC


The HDX18 targets users that demand premium performance and entertainment. Is it up to the task?

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Nov, 2009


Expert review by : Dave Altavilla (

HP HDX 18t Premium Series 18" Notebook Review


Synopsis: HP's HDX 18t Premium Series Notebook is a mammoth 18" desktop replacement machine with a wealth of multimedia-targeted features and capabilities on board. With a stylish, glossy exterior, large keyboard area with touch-sensitive illuminated...

May, 2009

Product Specifications

Wrapped up in HP's Imprint pattern - "Dragon" - this sleek, powerful notebook offers a first class home theater experience, high performance computing, HP's first 18.4" display and a stylish, innovative design.


Audio system:3D SB Pro (16 bit) / 3D Sound Blaster Pro / Dolby Home Theater
Built-in subwoofer:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speakers manufacturer:Altec Lansing

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:8
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:3MB


Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Clamshell
Market positioning:Premium
Product type:Notebook

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:18.4
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD
LED backlight:Y

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:18.4in
Diagonal Size (metric):46.7cm
Max Resolution:1920 x 1080
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter power:180

Environmental Standards

EPEAT Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Level:EPEAT Silver


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512 / 1
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
Maximum graphics adapter memory:2.302 / 2.815
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1


Country Kits:United States
Model:HDX18-1020US Premium
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Pavilion

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad


Full-size keyboard:Y
Numeric keypad:Y
Pointing device:Touchpad


Internal memory:4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory layout:2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 2


Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Type:Fax / modem


Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
Networking Type:Gigabit Ethernet
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray ROM

Optical Storage


OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition

Other Features

Audio system:3D SB Pro (16 bit) / 3D Sound Blaster Pro
Driver software for optical drive:Windows Media Player, Windows Photo Gallery, DVD Play, Windows Movie Maker, Windows DVD Maker, CyberLink DVD Suite, Windows Media Center, QuickPlay for Windows, HP Total Care Advisor
Infrared data port: Yes
Internal modem: No
TV in port: No
Wireless Technology:IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n / Intel WiFi Link 5100

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Handheld remote control: Yes
Package dimensions (WxDxH):19.5 x 6.26 x 13.6
Package weight:14


TV tuner type:DVB-T

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port:N / No
eSATA ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot:Y / Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1 / 2
I/O ports:1x eSATA
Microphone in:Y / Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter power:180


64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:FSB
Clock Speed:2.26GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):7.5 / 8.5 / 9
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity:N / No
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:410
Processing die size:107
Processor:P8400 / P8600
Processor cache:3 / 6
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Penryn
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:Intel Core 2 Quad / Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:2 / 2.26 / 2.4
Processor front side bus:1066
Processor lithography:45
Processor model:P8400 / P8600 / Q9000
Processor Number:P8400
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo P8000 series
Processor socket:Socket 479 / Socket L1
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:C0 / E0
Thermal Design Power (TDP):25 / 45
Tjunction:100 / 105
Type:Core 2 Duo

Processor special features

Embedded options available:N / No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / 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:N / 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: 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:Y / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / 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:N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:35568 / 35569 / 40480
Processor code:SL3BU / SL3BV / SLGEJ
Processor package size:35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No


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


Fingerprint reader: Yes


Bundled software:Microsoft Internet Explorer\nWindows Mail\nAdobe Reader
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows Vista Home Premium
Trial software:Microsoft Works\nMicrosoft Office Home\nStudent 2007


Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, MS PRO, Memory Stick (MS), SD, xD / MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard drive 2 capacity:500
Hard Drive Capacity:500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:2
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 500

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:500GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino 2
Recommended Use:Home use

Video Memory

Installed Size:512MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT

Weight & Dimensions

Height (front):1.33
Height (rear):1.72