Reviews and Problems with HP Pavilion dv2500 series
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Not a bad laptop for the money
9 September 2012
Excerpt: My husband and I originally bought this laptop for him to use at work. At the time it was the best laptop for the money and Apple as not as prominent as it is now. We were happy with it at first but as we added documents and programs it began slowing down a great deal. Then it would get to the place where if you opened to many programs at once it would freeze up and we would have to use Task Manager to close programs that had frozen up.
Excerpt: I have had this HP laptop for two and a half years now and its just ok. The laptop can be a little slow sometimes, well a lot of the time. I am not sure if that is because it is older now or I didn't realize how slow it was when I first purchased it. After about a year and a half of use the screen started to go black until eventually it would not light up at all and I had to exchange the inverter to get the lights back.
Excerpt: Nice computer, great features. But plan to start saving for its replacement soon as you get it out of the box. Mine broke after 22 months. HP quotes a repair charge that approaches the cost of a new computer. I'm a technical professional who has used HP products for approximately 40 years. Based on this experience and problems I have had with other HP products, my sense is this company's grasp on durability is in serious decline from its one-time greatness.
Nice for general use - some problems with the keyboard.
9 September 2012
Excerpt: Highly serviceable, with a lot of power for a much older machine. some problems with the keyboard requiring an external keyboard, but generally good value. unable to upgrade from windows 2000 however.
Excerpt: Laptop worked great for about 12 months and as soon as warranty ended everything went downhill. Hard-drive crash, disk drive break, driver malfunctions, you name it. I use it for emails, and microsoft office. No gaming. No reason to have such difficult problems with such simple everyday use. Will not buy HP again.
Excerpt: hp pavillion notebook has great performance at a grood price.i love the dual headphone jacks so me and a friend could bot listen to music with our own heaphones i dont have to use only the left or only the right side. makes sharing awesome!!
Excerpt: I brought the HP DV2500 notebook as my replacement of my bulky desktop for college. Thinking for $600 is a great buy. The laptop comes with 2 GB of ram, 120GB of hard drive, 8X dvd burner, and a dual core Intel processor. It has a built in webcam, microphone, finger print reader, and Bluetooth. It was preinstall with Vista Home edition. The laptop freeze lots and some program crash but it the OS software to blame; it works fine after I downgrade to Window XP SP3.
Excerpt: I have had the HP Pavilion dv2500t laptop for about 1.5 years and apart from the occasional overheating, this laptop has worked wonder for me. The 2.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor is fast even by today's standard. The nVidia graphic chip is a major plus if you use a lot of applications at the same time (or open a lot of browser windows), playing games, or watching movies. I don't see a lot of dropped frames during game playing or movie.
The HP Pavilion dv2500 special edition has great features.
9 September 2012
Excerpt: The HP Pavilion dv2500 special edition is your typical lightweight laptop with more features than others provide. It comes with Windows Vista to keep your laptop more organized. Built-in webcam which is clear if you have good background lighting; the webcam is integrated with the program Cyberlink YouCam. The Pavilion dv2500 has 285 GB of local disk space (C: drive) and 12.9 GB of HP Recovery disk space (D: drive). This is a lot of space for a laptop.
Excerpt: This computer is reliable. It doesnt have the best memory or gaming capability's but for web use and creating documents it gets the job done. My husband needed a laptop for a tour over seas and it was what we could afford at the time. It lasted a year in the desert but it didn't fair well with our jack Russel terrier. She stepped on it and it broke two buttons off. Jack Russel's don't weigh very much so I was a little disappointed that it couldn't with stand her 12 lbs.