Great review It would be great if they provide a better video card option. Did this solve your problem? Of course, my friend lost the Driver CDs, so I’m going to need some drivers to get it up and running properly. SVTWannabe , Apr 16, The build quality is generally good, with little keyboard flex and a screen that stays well in place. As with other built-in notebook speakers, bass quality is lacking. DDR2 memory is not capable of being installed in this machine, so you are forced to go with the more expensive and less-available DDR.
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Otherwise, sensitivity is good, and connections are reasonably reliable. Even Vista would be better more secure: This thread is locked. The screen is just amazing, and I love the looks of this thing.
The Shift, Caps Lock, Tab, Enter, and Backspace keys are large like a desktop keyboard, but the Ctrl and Alt and Spacebar keys have been shrunk to make room for the Fn laptop function key. Last edited by a moderator: An older version noteboook the driver turned out to work. Message 1 of 4. The Turion is one of AMD’s newest processors, and is both powerful and efficient.
The lowest brightness setting is about equivalent to the Toshiba Trubrite at its highest brightness. Tech support scams are an industry-wide issue where scammers attempt to trick you into paying for unnecessary technical support services. Log in or Sign up. HP advertises Ultra BrightView as achieving nearly plasma TV levels of brightness, and the difference in brightness between two and one lamp is significant.
It’s on par with my motebook for work, and I can see this thing lasting me for a good number of years. Follow the steps in the link to run older programs in compatibility mode.
As with other built-in notebook speakers, bass quality is lacking. I had no problem using the computer on my lap for extended periods of time, and the fan noise is minimal. If you’re looking for a machine for CAD, publishing, or video work LOTS of ports for external drivesI can give this machine my pavilioj recommendation.
Message 2 of 4. Nice pictures, may I know why you bought a huge 17″ that does not have a good videocard?
The hardware is the same of dvz except for the 2 hard-drives. Did you buy the laptop directly from HP. Still, because of its heft and dimensions, this is not a notebook that you will want to carry around everywhere you go. All of the paviloon are backlit with blue light except the wireless indicator, which stands alone in the hinge of the screen.
Notebooks and Desktops for Sale. It’s amazing to see the differences in equipment in this line, especially those offered between Canada and the US: It does not have the indestructible feel of the ThinkPads, but compares as well as or better than most of the mainstream notebooks on the market.
Thanks for marking this as the answer. Similar Threads – Pavilion dv Review. Most of the ports are located on either side of the machine for easy access, and are conveniently labeled on the keyboard surface facing the user.
I have the same question. Heat doesn’t seem to be a problem with this system so far, even though I’ve read that it’s a widespread issue.
If the battery is in the system while powered on, it shuts off the system after a noteobok moments. Great review It would be great if they provide a better video card option. The dv generally runs cool and quiet. This topic has been locked due to inactivity for a long period of time. Heat and Noise The dv generally runs cool and quiet.