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HP Pavilion dv4 Series

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Overall 6
6.0

HP Pavilion dv4-1555dx

CNET
2 February 2011
  • Summary: As a midsize entertainment laptop, the 14-inch HP Pavilion dv4-1555dx hits some right notes, but its poor battery life sours the deal.
  • Pros: Surprisingly robust audio output; mobile broadband antenna is included.
  • Cons: Below-average battery life; on the heavy and bulky side for its size; clacky keyboard; glossy touch pad doesn't provide best feel.
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Overall 7
7.0

HP Pavilion dv4-2045dx

CNET
27 January 2011
  • Summary: As long as you're not looking for extremely long battery life, the HP Pavilion dv4-2045dx is a well-rounded mainstream budget laptop with above average looks and performance.
  • Pros: Nice design with good port assortment; excellent performance for the money.
  • Cons: Below average battery life; no Bluetooth.
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Overall 7
7.0

HP Pavilion dv4-2155dx

CNET
22 January 2011
  • Summary: A fast hard drive and a peppy processor help make HP's Pavilion dv4-2155dx a solid mainstream laptop, as long as you don't need good battery life.
  • Pros: Excellent performance and components for its cost; built-in mobile broadband support.
  • Cons: Subpar battery life; no Bluetooth.
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Overall 7
7.0

HP Pavilion dv4-2165dx

CNET
20 January 2011
  • Summary: The excellent-performing HP Pavilion dv4-2165dx has a long battery life for the money, but it'll cost you some portability.
  • Pros: Excellent performance, components for its cost; long battery life.
  • Cons: Extended-life battery pack adds to weight and size; no Bluetooth.
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Overall 6
6.0

HP Pavilion dv4-2145dx

CNET
10 January 2011
  • Summary: Given its entertainment features, relative bulk, and poor battery life, the HP Pavilion dv4-2145dx is more of a mini desktop replacement than take-everywhere midsize laptop.
  • Pros: Surprisingly robust audio output; slick design; sturdy construction; competent budget performer; includes HDMI port.
  • Cons: Substandard battery life; heavy and bulky for its size; glossy touch pad doesn't provide best feel and is positioned poorly on the keyboard deck.
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Overall 7
7.0

HP Pavilion dv4-1465DX

CNET
20 December 2010
  • Summary: If you're the restless type, or simply away from electrical outlets for the majority of your day, you'll love the long battery life of the HP Pavilion dv4-1465dx. Be warned: such battery life requires you to tote a laptop that's roughly a pound heavier than its 14-inch competitors.
  • Pros: Near all-day battery life; Special Edition imprint finish helps it stand out from the crowd without being garish; competitive application performance; includes small Media Center remote control.
  • Cons: Massive 12-cell battery is heavy and awkward; lacks 802.11n Wi-Fi; glossy touch pad is uncomfortable.
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Overall 5
5.0

HP Pavilion dv4-1275mx

CNET
3 November 2010
  • Summary: The attractive HP Pavilion dv4-1275mx has excellent battery life, but is more expensive than faster HP dv-series laptops, thanks to a "Special Edition" lid design.
  • Pros: Attractive design; touch-sensitive media controls; long battery life.
  • Cons: Slow performance; extended life battery adds considerable weight, heft; cool lid pattern inexplicably adds to cost.
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Overall 6
6.0

HP Pavilion dv4-1155se

CNET
16 September 2010
  • Summary: This Special Edition Pavilion laptop boasts a bit of flare with some cool graphics embossed on its case, but a nearly identical Intel-based Pavilion dv4 model delivers more bang for less buck. Plus, the huge battery on the Pavilion dv4-1155se is heavy and awkward.
  • Pros: Special Edition graphics look cool and are not overbearing; touch-sensitive controls are convenient and attractive; HDMI and eSATA ports; comes with remote control.
  • Cons: Huge battery is awkward; AMD CPU offers inferior performance to Intel-based competition; glossy keyboard and touch pad don't provide the best feel; no FireWire.
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Overall 7
7.0

HP Pavilion dv4000

CNET
28 July 2010
  • Summary: Don't want an enormous desktop replacement but long for solid entertainment and computing features and performance? The affordable and well-designed HP Pavilion dv4000 delivers.
  • Pros: Attractive design; big, comfortable keyboard; decent display; good multimedia features, including a double-layer DVD burner and a remote control; plays discs and music without booting the OS.
  • Cons: No TV tuner; average battery life; mediocre gaming performance.
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Overall 7
7.0

HP Pavilion dv4000

PC World
10 January 2006
  • Excerpt: Photograph: Rick Rizner, Chris Manners It's hard to imagine a better consumer notebook than the HP Pavilion dv4000.
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