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HP Pavilion dm4 series
5.9 out of 10

HP Pavilion dm4 series

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Overall 8
8.3
Performance 9
9.1
Battery performance 8
8.3
Display 8
7.6
Weight 9
8.8
Noise 9
8.9
Gaming performance 7
6.7
Connectivity 7
7.1
Keyboard 9
9.0
Temperature 9
9.0

HP Pavilion dm4-3090se Laptop Review

Notebookcheck
13 April 2012
  • Summary: Stylish Beats Audio. The 14-inch Pavilion dm4 Beats Edition is the most stylish Beats Audio notebook to date.. but how does it perform in a market that is increasingly favoring similarly-priced Ultrabooks?
  • Pros: Stylish red and black design, Excellent CPU and HDD/SSD performance all-around, Rubber texture, Quiet fan noise and optical drive, Low temperatures when stressed, High resolution matte display, Backlit keys, The red and black theme together with the curvaceous chassis and showy backlight are goin...
  • Cons: Starting price, Plastic case, Fingerprint magnet, Shallow keys, Small touchpad, Tight port placement, Average outdoor usability, The notebook could have expanded upon its Beats Audio focus with more audio inputs and an analog volume controller. A larger touchpad would aid greatly in multi-touch f...
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Overall 8
8.3
Performance 9
9.1
Battery performance 8
8.3
Display 8
7.6
Weight 9
8.8
Noise 9
8.9
Gaming performance 7
6.7
Connectivity 7
7.1
Keyboard 9
9.0
Temperature 9
9.0

HP Pavilion dm4-3090se Laptop Review

Notebookcheck
13 April 2012
  • Summary: Stylish Beats Audio. The 14-inch Pavilion dm4 Beats Edition is the most stylish Beats Audio notebook to date.. but how does it perform in a market that is increasingly favoring similarly-priced Ultrabooks?
  • Pros: Stylish red and black design, Excellent CPU and HDD/SSD performance all-around, Rubber texture, Quiet fan noise and optical drive, Low temperatures when stressed, High resolution matte display, Backlit keys, The red and black theme together with the curvaceous chassis and showy backlight are goin...
  • Cons: Starting price, Plastic case, Fingerprint magnet, Shallow keys, Small touchpad, Tight port placement, Average outdoor usability, The notebook could have expanded upon its Beats Audio focus with more audio inputs and an analog volume controller. A larger touchpad would aid greatly in multi-touch f...
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

ComputerShopper
2 March 2012
  • Conclusion: Other than our display quibbles, there's not much else to complain about. This laptop looks great, performs well, and has a slew of ports and features, including the impressive SimplePass fingerprint-recognition system.
  • Pros: Superior sound system, Strong performance for price, bolstered by SSD cache, Striking, unique appearance, High-resolution display
  • Cons: Screen could be slightly brighter, Fingerprint-prone
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Overall 8
8.0

HP Pavilion dm4-3050US Laptop

Examiner
20 February 2012
  • Excerpt: The HP Pavilion dm4-3050US is a high performance entertainment laptop weighing about 4 pounds making it a easily portable device. The 14.0-inch diagonal HD(8) BrightView LED-backlit display (1366 x 768) provides clear high definition display for viewing HD movies and videos.
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Overall 7
7.0

HP Pavilion dm4-3090se Beats Edition Review

LAPTOP Magazine
10 February 2012
  • Excerpt: HP has given its popular Pavilion dm4 the Beats treatment, painting the entire chassis black and giving the keyboard a menacingly cool red backlight. But good looks aren't the only reason to pick up this unique laptop.
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Overall 8
8.0

HP Pavilion dm4-2180us (Office Depot)

PC Magazine
28 October 2011
  • Conclusion: As far as mainstream laptops go, the HP Pavilion dm4-2180us is a powerful one, and with a battery that lasts well over seven hours.
  • Pros: Smooth aluminum design. Intel Core i5 CPU and 6GB of RAM is a powerful combination. WiDi 2.0 wirelessly streams your PC's content to your HDTV. Over 7 hours of battery life. Fingerprint reader.
  • Cons: Lacks a discrete graphics chip.
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Overall 7
7.0

HP Pavilion dm4-2165dx

PC Magazine
19 October 2011
  • Conclusion: There's little to complain about with the HP Pavilion dm4-2165dx, but competitors offer more power for a similar price.
  • Pros: Intel Core i3 processor. Big 640GB hard drive. WiDi 2.0. Comes with basic Adobe software. Durable and attractive aluminum chassis. Battery will get you through an 8 hour workday. Fingerprint reader.
  • Cons: Can't top better-equipped competitors.
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Overall 8
8.0

HP Pavilion dm4-2180us (Staples)

PC Magazine
18 October 2011
  • Conclusion: As far as mainstream laptops go, the HP Pavilion dm4-2180us is one of the most powerful. And with a battery that lasts well over seven hours, this laptop has your back on the road.
  • Pros: Brushed aluminum design. Core i5 and 6GB of RAM is a powerful combination. WiDi 2.0 wirelessly streams your PC's content to your HDTV. Over 7 hours of battery life. Fingerprint reader.
  • Cons: Lacks a discrete graphics chip.
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Overall 8
8.0

HP Pavilion dm4t (2011) Review

LAPTOP Magazine
27 July 2011
  • Summary: Shoppers looking for a stylish, long-lasting laptop for everyday use will enjoy the HP Pavilion dm4. For $579, you get a 14-inch screen with good audio and 7 hours of battery life.
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Overall 7
7.0

HP Pavilion dm4-2070us

PC Magazine
13 July 2011
  • Conclusion: Its laid-back appearance distinguishes the HP Pavilion dm4-2070us from other midrange laptops, but in terms of processing performance and battery life this system is undistinguished.
  • Pros: Attractive brushed-metal design. Solid hardware selection. Performance in line with competing products.
  • Cons: Battery life on the low side. No USB 3.0 ports.
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