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HP Pavilion dm3 series

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Overall 8
8.0

HP Pavilion dm3-1020ea

CNET
19 April 2014
  • Summary: Despite its relatively low price tag, the HP Pavilion dm3-1020ea still manages to effortlessly combine slick looks and great performance with impressive battery life.
  • Cons: Optical drive isn't integrated into the laptop.
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Overall 8
8.2
Performance 8
7.8
Battery performance 8
7.8
Display 8
7.8
Weight 9
8.7
Noise 8
8.2
Gaming performance 7
7.2
Connectivity 9
8.6
Keyboard 10
9.7
Temperature 8
8.1

Review HP Pavilion dm3-1010eg laptop

Notebookcheck
26 October 2010
  • Conclusion: The test model at hand performs quite well, conforming to the demands of a small, mobile entertainer , on the whole. The switcheable graphics on demand  is good for momentarily adjusting graphics performance and battery life. All the while, no new peak values are reached when it comes to battery life with a maximum of 6.5 hours. The strongly reflective display proves to be a stumbling block to the device's mobile aspirations.
  • Pros: Comfortable single-keys keyboard, Range of ports, External USB-DVD-LW included in delivery, Good application performance, The entire concept and the conformation to the designed realm of use as a mobile entertainer.
  • Cons: Glossy display, Surface of the touchpad, It's a shame that the reflective display unnecessarily limits the mobility of the device. An internal DVD drive or an external eSATA (which is lacking) drive would offer better transfer rates.
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Overall 10
10

HP Pavilion DM3-1005AX

Tech2
27 September 2010
  • Excerpt: The HP Pavilion DM3—1005AX belongs to the ULV laptop category, which means that it is powered by an ultra-low voltage processor, has a slim design, is light in weight and hence very convenient to carry. While these traits are typical of ULV laptops, the DM3 is one of best you’ll find in this segment, mainly because it looks sexy, performs well and its build quality is simply superb.
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Overall 7
7.0

HP Pavilion dm3-1105ea

CNET
6 September 2010
  • Summary: We wish this laptop had a little more processing power for the price, but if you're looking for a machine that's versatile rather than super-powerful, the 1105ea is lightweight, comfortable and good looking
  • Cons: Not so powerful; short battery-life.
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10
Features 8
8.0
Performance 10
10

HP Pavilion DM3-1340EV

ITP.net
21 July 2010
  • Summary: Verdict: If the lack of an optical drive isn’t a deal breaker, the dm3-1340ev is a fantastic notebook to travel with. Considering its $600 asking price it is exceptional value-for-money.
  • Pros: Premium looks, aggressively priced, great disk performance, long battery life.
  • Cons: No optical drive.
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Expert Review

Techware Labs
5 December 2009
  • Summary: The DM3 definitely fills a gap between netbook and notebook and is a much needed product for consumers. While I did have some issues with the HP load of software, lack of battery life, and the heat generation under heavy use the DM3 remains one of the best ultra portable laptops I have personally used.
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Overall 6
6.0

Expert Review

ComputerShopper
15 November 2009
  • Excerpt: The dm3 has a stunning design and impressive price, but the competition is fierce (and getting fiercer) in the thin-and-light category. If style and portability trump performance, this is the perfect notebook for you.
  • Pros: Fingerprint-resistant brushed-aluminum case, Multi-touch touch pad, Quiet fans, Good Webcam performance, Inexpensive, Wide port selection
  • Cons: Subpar performance, Glossy reflective screen, Included media software is underwhelming
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Overall 7
7.0

HP Pavilion dm3 (dm3t)

LAPTOP Magazine
23 October 2009
  • Summary: There’s a lot to like about the HP Pavilion dm3t. It’s sleek, lasts all day on a charge, and performs well. Plus, you have the choice of adding discrete graphics. Unfortunately, the imprecise touchpad on this machine slowed us down, and literally made us less productive while using it. Overall, we recommend the ASUS UL30A because of its better ergonomics. But if you can live with its few flaws, there are enough things going for the dm3t to make it a worthwhile purchase.
  • Pros: divdivspan lang"EN"Very long battery lifespan, span lang"EN"Stylish slim brushed aluminum design span, span lang"EN"Comfortable keyboardspan, span lang"EN"Good low-light webcamspan, span lang"EN"Fairly loud speakersp pspan, divdiv
  • Cons: divdivspan lang"EN"Poor touchpadspan, span lang"EN"Narrow vertical viewing anglesspan, span lang"EN"Bottom left side runs warmp pspan, divdiv
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HP Pavilion DM3

Techworld
17 September 2009
  • Summary: Think about it for a second. The DM3 isn't going to cost that much more than some high-priced netbooks, such as the Samsung Go and the Lenovo S12, and they don't offer the hard-drive space (or speed), RAM, or 3D performance that this machine offers. If anything, I'm anticipating an interesting horse race between HP's DM3 (with the Athlon Neo) and HP's Mini 311 (with the nVidia Ion platform).
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Overall 7
7.0

HP Pavilion dm3-1002

CNET
12 August 2009
  • Summary: With a rock-solid feel and a whopping 7-plus hours of battery life, the HP Pavilion dm3-1002 is a professional-looking thin-and-light, but depending on what you put in it, it could cost you.
  • Cons: No optical drive; ULV processor still lags behind higher-end systems; uncomfortable touch pad; some configs can be expensive.
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