This good looking laptop gives good performance for a good price.
Rating: 3 1/2 Stars
CPU: 2.0-GHz Intel Pentium Core Duo T4200
Operating System: Windows Vista Home Premium (32-bit)
RAM/Expandable to: 3GB/4GB
Hard Drive Size/Speed: 320GB/5,400 rpm
Optical Drive: 8x DVD +- RW
Display Size/Resolution: 14.1 inches/1280x 800
Graphics/Video Memory: Intel GMA 4500MHD/1.8GB
Ports: 2 USB 2.0, USB/eSATA, VGA, HDMI, Ethernet, IR, 2 headphones, mic, Kensington lock slot, expansion port
Card Slots: ExpressCard/54, 5-in-1 memory card reader
Size: 13.2 x 9.5 x 1.6 inches
Weight: 5.2 pounds
Warranty/Support: One year limited/24/7 toll free phone
This pretty and useful notebook provides nice performance for a nice price. Very good design meets solid multimedia chops in the HP Pavilion dv4t. Have a very nice responsive touchscreen controls. MediaSmart software, and quality Altec Lansing speakers, this $599 notebook is a very nice deal good choice.
With this slick HP Imprint 2 design is very eye catching. The model Espresso Black that is available in Moonlight White also. It measures 13.2 x 9.5 x 1.6 inches, the dv4t is thicker than the usual 14-inch notebooks. Keyboard is sturdy, with only a hint of flex. On the keyboard are sensitive touch multimedia keys that are quick.
For 3.0 x 1.4 inches, the dv4t’s touchpad is wide and nicely smooth, if a bit fast. A pair of mouse buttons provide adequate feedback.
There Will be Blood DVD looked great on the 1280 x 800-pixel resolution display head-on, but the other viewing angles smeems to be tight. The Twin Altec Lancing speakers provides very loud, the room is filled with sound when watching movies and listening to music.
The 2.0-GHz dual-core Intel Pentium t4200 CPU and 3GB of RAM that can put more up to 4GB contributes to the decent benchmark performance. Testing the CPU’s multitasking mettle, we transcoded a 5 minute and 5 second, 640 x 480 pixel resolution video file from MPEG-4 to AVI using Handbreak. This task is about 8 mins and 22 secs, and 17:11 while compressing a 4.97GB mixed media folder in the background using jzip. Both of the times were longer than the Gateway UC7807u’s marks of 7:53 and 15:11, and the 13 inch Core 2 Duo system is the same price $599 only.
The dv4t, Didn’t experience any sluggishness or choppiness using Google Earth.
For the 320gb, 5,400 rpm hdd booted Windows Vista Home Premium in 59 secs. For the LAPTOP Transfer Test, the speed is 17.1mbps was just even with the category average.
For the LAPTOP Battery Test, the dv4t can last for 3 hrs and 8 mins, this is just one hour shorter than the average thin and light systems.
So the performance of $599 configuration of the HP Pavilion dv4t will amazed you. But the a user who wants just a basic machine with a nice sound, good performance and a very stylish looking, will like this system much very much.