Excerpt: I bought the HP Pavilion dv5000 laptop 8 years ago! I am currently writing this review with this laptop. Yes, it has lasted me throughout the years, and I have to praise it for its durability and longevity. Besides that though, there isn't anything spectacular about this laptop. I got it for college, and it has allowed me to do all my typing assignments along with Internet and entertainment things such as watching movies.
HP Pavilion dv5000 Laptop is my best entertianment computer
9 September 2012
Excerpt: HP pavilion DV 5000 Laptop Quick Play and a 15.4-inch widescreen display with optional Bright View technology, the dv5000 delivers rich, lush color and dazzling high-definition(2) detail, making digital entertainment more enjoyable. The HP Pavilion dv5000 Notebook PC puts the power and performance of a desktop PC in a sleek, affordable notebook perfect for home management.
The HP Pavilion DV5 Notebook PC is a good laptop to own
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I bought my HP Pavilion DV5 Notebook PC a couple years ago on Black Friday, so I got an incredible deal on it and cannot complain about the price I paid for the quality I got in return. I love the fact that it is considered an "entertainment PC." Using it for pictures, music, tv shows, and movies is great, not only for the quality but the large size of the screen as well. It also comes with a webcam built-in, which I did not find on many comparable notebooks at the time.
Excerpt: Great laptop but I have one major issue, actually two: Tech Support is pathetic and left mouse key breaks way too easy. Overall though I think it is a great laptop, just a few minor issues as I stated! If someone asked what my favorite feature is I would have to say that is has an amazing battery life and recharge time is really quick. Also, the touch sensitive volume is great.
Summary: LOOK AT THE SELLERS PERSONAL PRODUCT DETAILS, THEY ARE SELLING WEAKER COMPUTERS THEN THIS ONE HERE. MANY ARE 360GB HDD, BUT IN THE INFO IT STATES 400GB, many of these sellers are selling a different product, be careful, and make sure you get what your looking for!!!
Summary: Nice screen, keys are well spaced so if you have larger hands this is just the ticket. The built in mouse is jumpy and just a pain. Buy this computer and plan on getting a usb mouse soon thereafter...
Summary: I have owned this PC for 3 months. It is not the worse laptop, but it is not very useful for work. The keyboard is horrible. Typing requires you to type very slowly and with great force. If you try to type by touch at a decent rate (30+ words a minute), you will find that many of the letters that you typed are not registered. Additionally, for a entertainment laptop, it is difficult to open the cd/dvd door. The Sound is not that great for even a laptop.
Summary: I read some amazing reviews of this laptop. The only one I found that had anything negative to say was S.K.'s review here on Amazon. And he's absolutely right. I also returned the laptop to HP (who offered me a $70 credit to keep it, take note). There are 3 basic design issues which, for me, make this laptop unusable. 1. Keyboard. The keys themselves are a bronze color and the key symbol is black. It makes it virtually impossible to see what the keys are.
A tiny flaw drags down what is otherwise an amazing computer
11 February 2009
Summary: This is a terrific computer, but has an extremely strange flaw. The keyboard is illegible. You have to strain your eyes to see the letters and characters printed in light grey on a grey background. With all the fuss made in the description about the design and form factor, it is mind blowing that can they make such a ridiculous error in design. At first I thought, no biggie... I'll get used to it.