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HP Pavilion Ze5170

alaTest has collected and analyzed 57 reviews of HP Pavilion Ze5170. The average rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the portability and usability. The design and screen also get good feedback, but the keyboard and price get critical reviews.

performance, screen, design, usability, portability

price, keyboard

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP Pavilion Ze5170 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 66/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of HP Pavilion Ze5170 from The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on People are impressed by the resolution and usability. The battery and screen also get good feedback. There are some negative comments about the keyboard and price.

performance, screen, battery, usability, resolution

design, price, keyboard

47% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Pavilion ze5170 Laptop (2.0 GHz Pentium 4, 512MB RAM, 40GB hard drive)HP Pavilion ze5170 Laptop (2.0 GHz Pentium 4, 512MB RAM, 40GB hard drive)

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How many times will it need to go back 3, 4, 5 more



This computer has been nothing but a problem

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How many times will it need to go back? 3, 4, 5? more?



This computer has been nothing but a problem


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Nice Screen size

All that you can think of...

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My laptop


Very good system - reliable

slow start up on xp -

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happy to have a HP notebook


thin ,lightweight,great memorey,dvd a giant plus,nice screen

haven't found any yet

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Will the HP Pavillion Meet Your Needs?


light weight, large screen, easy to read, easy to use,l

can be slow at times

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tech support is the worst


pretty blue lights

bad video chip and the worst tech support ever!

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The ze5170 is an extremely useful paperweight and doorstop


That it is still under warranty

Too many problems too list in 60 characters or less

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Piece of Garbage


Looks nice

unstable, crashed often & continuously from DAY1

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System Time Problems, Display Problems, Touch Pad Problems


Technical Support Very Friendly

Technical Support Useless

Product Specifications

Enjoy the power and features of a desktop with the HP Pavilion ze5170 notebook PC with a powerful Intel processor that offers accelerated response times using a desktop PC processor. Watch DVDs, make your own CDs with the DVD+CD-RW. The ATI MOBILITY RADEON M6P-AGP 4X video graphics lets you enjoy stunning effects and play games. Experience the latest performance innovations by Corel, a home and business software industry leader, with Word Perfect 9 word processing and Quattro Pro 9 spreadsheet functionality. See it all on the 15.0" XGA-TFT display.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:512KB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:15in
Diagonal Size (metric):38.1cm
Max Resolution:1024 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: No


Country Kits:United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Pavilion

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:400MHz


Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.90/ITU V.90 / ITU V.92
Type:Fax / modem


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Type:Network adapter

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:8x
Type:CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo
Write Speed:8x

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition


Clock Speed:2GHz
Type:Pentium 4/Pentium 4-M


Installed Size:512MB
Max Supported Size:1GB
Technology:DDR SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller


Storage Floppy Drive

Type:3.5" 1.44 MB floppy / 3.5 1.44 MB floppy

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:40GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Recommended Use:Home use

Video Memory

Installed Size:32MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Mobility Radeon