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HP Pavilion DV5 Series

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Overall 7
7.0

HP Pavilion dv5-2045dx

CNET
25 October 2010
  • Summary: The HP Pavilion dv5-2045dx is a respectable mainstream laptop, but it's only a good deal if you need Microsoft Office and antivirus software.
  • Pros: Nice looking; backlit keyboard; full Microsoft Office Home & Student 2010, Webroot AV software included.
  • Cons: Value of included software is questionable; no discrete media controls or quick-launch keys; touch pad a little jumpy.
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Overall 6
6.0

HP Pavilion dv5-2035dx

CNET
22 October 2010
  • Summary: The HP Pavilion dv5-2035dx is an AMD-based laptop that straddles the line between budget and mainstream laptops. We like the updated design and can tolerate the merely average performance, but the new touch pad is an exercise in frustration.
  • Pros: Attractive design; 14.5-inch size offers same resolution as 15.6-inch laptops while saving a bit of size and weight; awesome keyboard; above-average audio.
  • Cons: Touch pad with integrated mouse buttons is difficult to use; performance trails similarly priced Intel-based models; so-so battery life.
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Overall 7
7.0

HP Pavilion dv5-1235dx

CNET
26 September 2010
  • Summary: HP's attractive multimedia-friendly Pavilion dv5-1235dx has a great battery life, but at the cost of having one of the biggest, ugliest battery packs we've seen.
  • Pros: Attractive design skips the usual gray and black; long battery life; touch-sensitive multimedia controls.
  • Cons: Huge battery adds to weight and size.
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Overall 7
7.0

HP Pavilion dv5-1015nr

CNET
29 August 2010
  • Summary: A Blu-ray drive highlights the feature-packed HP Pavilion dv5-1015nr, while subpar battery life prevents a higher rating for this 15-inch mainstream laptop.
  • Pros: Modern design, including HP's "frameless" display option; touch-sensitive controls are convenient and attractive; decent application performance; HDMI and eSATA ports; comes with remote control.
  • Cons: Subpar battery life; glossy keyboard and touch pad don't provide the best feel; no Bluetooth.
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Overall 5
5.0

HP Pavilion dv5-1004nr

CNET
30 July 2010
  • Summary: At its current discounted price, we'd be willing to overlook the HP Pavilion dv5-1004nr's below-average performance if the battery life wasn't so bad.
  • Pros: Slick, modern design; touch-sensitive controls look cool; price is currently discounted at Best Buy; includes HDMI and eSATA ports; dual headphone jacks.
  • Cons: Terrible battery life; below average performance; glossy keyboard and touch pad don't provide the best feel; no FireWire, Bluetooth, or Draft N Wi-Fi.
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Overall 6
6.0

HP Pavilion dv5-1002nr

CNET
30 June 2010
  • Summary: The HP Pavilion dv5-1002nr's good looks, useful feature set, and current discount price may allow you to overlook its middling performance, but its dreadful battery life might be the deal breaker.
  • Pros: Slick, modern design; touch-sensitive controls look cool; price is currently discounted at Best Buy; included HDMI and eSATA ports; dual headphone jacks.
  • Cons: Terrible battery life; below-average performance; glossy keyboard and touch pad don't provide the best feel; no FireWire, Bluetooth, or Draft N Wi-Fi.
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HP dv5t Review

studentbuyingguide.com
4 January 2009
  • Excerpt: The HP Pavilion dv5t is a 15.4-inch screen laptop powered by Intel’s Core 2 Duo mobile processor.  The dv5t is currently the most popular selling HP laptop, and for good reason as you will find out in this review. A 15.4″ screen is the most popular form factor among buyers of PC laptops.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 10
10
Performance 8
8.0

HP Pavilion dv5-1050ee

ITP.net
3 January 2009
  • Summary: Verdict: A couple of minor issues aside, the dv5-1050ee is a well balanced notebook that does almost everything HP says it will.
  • Pros: Good DirectX 9 gaming performance, lots of entertainment options including Blu-ray compatibility, slick looks, HDMI output, great for application use.
  • Cons: Body retains fingerprints, trackpad doesn’t feel too great.
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Overall 8
8.0

HP Pavilion dv5-1011ea 15.4in Blu-ray Notebook

Trusted Reviews
26 May 2011
  • Summary: We take our first look at HP's new consumer notebook range with this Blu-ray equipped multimedia machine.
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Overall 8
8.0

HP Pavilion dv5046EA

Trusted Reviews
5 February 2011
  • Summary: You don't have to pay the earth for a decent notebook, but the competition is stiff in the budget sector.
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