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alaTest has collected and analyzed 357 reviews of HP HDX16 / HDX16T. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the sound and design. The screen and price are also appreciated. There are some mixed views about the touchpad and durability. Many are negative about the battery.

performance, price, screen, design, sound


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the HP HDX16 / HDX16T is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Andy Vandervell (

HP HDX16-1005EA 16in Blu-ray Notebook


Has HP cracked the 16:9 multimedia notebook with the HDX 16? We definitely think so.

If you're after a fully-featured desktop replacement with "all the trimmings", the HP HDX 16 delivers on pretty much every level and represents superb value for money. In fact, we can't think of any reasonable reason not to buy it.

Jan, 2009

Expert review by : Stephen Patrick (

HP HDX16-1010EA notebook


HP's HDX range is the company's flagship multimedia brand, going head-to-head with established rivals such as Toshiba's Qosmio and Sony's new VAIO AW series. Up until recently, the only machine available was the 20.1-inch HDX Dragon, a desktop...

Stylish, great screen, feature-packed, semi-portable media centre

Expensive, reflective display, battery life

If you’re after a multimedia laptop but want something a little smaller than Toshiba’s Qosmio or the Sony VAIO AW, then the HDX16 is well worth a look, not least because of the style, comfort and features on offer. We were also deeply impressed by the...

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Philip Barker (

HP HDX16-1010EA review


A semi-portable multimedia laptop offering style, power and features

Nice design ; Solid performance ; Sound quality

Battery life ; Touchpad

A well specified and performing laptop with decent multimedia credentials to boot

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : Neil Mohr (

HP HDX16-1005ea review


A premium laptop from HP, doesn't mean everything is up to scratch

Beautiful 1920x1080 screen ; Solid 3D performance ; Extras abound

Mediocre battery life ; Premium priced ; It's very shiny

Aimed as a multimedia system it delivers beautifully on the screen and extras but don't expect much from the battery

Jan, 2009

Expert review by : Darren Gladstone (

HP HDX16 review


Sure, the HP HDX16's screen may be a little smaller than its predecessor the HP HDX18, and it comes with a smaller hard drive. But if anything, the HP HDX16 hits a sweet spot that its bigger brother can't match: a lower price.

HP's HDX16 goes a long way toward bringing a good multimedia experience with you on the road, but it lacks the juice to last for the long haul (and, as a larger laptop, could be a bit much to lug around). On the other hand, it packs just enough of a...

Nov, 2008

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HP HDX16-1101EA review


There's no doubt the HDX16 packs a lot into a relatively small package. As well as Blu-ray playback and games, there's a built-in digital TV tuner, making this an all-round entertainment laptop. Those looking for a cheaper alternative should consider...

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HP HDX16-1000


Mike Jennnings reviews HP's latest entertainment behemoth, the HDX16-1000, which comes complete with HD screen, Blu-ray drive and a TV tuner.

The last several months have seen a slew of laptops arrive in the PC Pro Labs with home entertainment ambitions.

Jan, 2009

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HP - HDX16-1010EA


With all the talk and media interest in netbook computers, you'd be forgiven for thinking that nobody is interested in anything with a higher spec. This is far from the case and high-end multimedia laptops can ...

This is not a cheap laptop. If you're going out to spend £1,000 on a portable computer you want it to do a wide variety of different things and the HDX16 does most of them in style: did we mention there's a TV tuner inside and a webcam in the lid?

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Techworld (

HP HDX16 review


HP's HDX16 goes a long way toward bringing a good multimedia experience with you on the road, but it lacks the juice to last for the long haul (and, as a larger laptop, could be a bit much to lug around). On the other hand, it packs just enough of a...

Nov, 2008

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HP's Pavilion HDX 16 entertainment laptop gets reviewed


First things first: LaptopMag's Pavilion HDX 16 was entirely more equipped than the basic $1,249 unit that was uncovered last night, so it makes sense that they were swooning over the (optional) 1080p display and the (optional) Blu-ray drive. ...

Product Specifications

Wrapped in a stunning Titanium design, the 16-inch HP HDX entertainment notebook PC offers a unique combination of digital lifestyle and versatile performance. Featuring a striking Titanium design "HP Imprint Finish Fluid", this 16-inch with BrightView Infinity Display HP HDX notebook PC is sure to attract attention. Enjoy a home theater experience with Blu-Ray Disc, Altec Lansing speakers with integrated sub-woofer. Incredible performance combined with unique features like powerful discrete graphics make it easy to share, communicate and interact. Protect your digital lifestyle with local backup with the eSATA connector, free-fall disk protection the built-in fingerprint reader.


Audio system:3D Sound Blaster Pro / SB (16-bit)
Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speakers manufacturer:

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Number of battery cells:6
Technology:Lithium Ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:3MB


Front Camera: No

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:40.6 / 41
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Matt

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:16in
Diagonal Size (metric):40.6cm
Max Resolution:1920 x 1080
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Level:EPEAT Silver


Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512 / 1024 / 512
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT / NVIDIA GeForce GT 130M
Maximum graphics adapter memory:2.302 / 2.815 / 2302 / 2315


Country Kits:United Kingdom
Model:HDX X16-1101EA Premium/HDX X16-1310EA Premium/HDX16-1005EA Premium
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP/HP Pavilion

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / QuickPlay / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touchpad


Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone


Internal Memory:4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 2


Type: None

Multimedia Functionality

TV Tuner Type:Digital TV


3G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
Networking type:10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Drive

LightScribe: Yes
Optical Drive Type:

Optical Storage


OS Provided

Edition:Windows Vista Home Premium
Family:Windows Vista
Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition

Other features

Audio system:3D Sound Blaster Pro / SB (16-bit)
Chassis Type:
Infrared data port:No / Yes
Internal modem: No
TV in port: No
Wireless Technology:IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n / IEEE 802.11a/g/n / Intel 802.11 a/g/n / Wi-Fi

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Handheld remote control:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Handheld remote control: / Yes
Package dimensions (WxDxH):442 x 350 x 136
Package weight:5 / 5.1


TV tuner type:DVB-T

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
eSATA ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1 / 2
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter power:90


64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:FSB
Clock Speed:2.26GHz/2.4GHz/2GHz
Conflict Free processor: No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):7.5 / 8.5 / 9
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:410
Processing Die size:107
Processor cache:3
Processor cache level:L2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Penryn
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core 2 Duo / Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:2 / 2.13 / 2.26 / 2.4
Processor front side bus:1066
Processor lithography:45
Processor Model:P7350 / P7450 / P8400 / P8600
Processor Number:P7350/P8400/P8600
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo P7000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo P8000 series
Processor Socket:Socket 478 / Socket 479
Processor technology:Intel Centrino 2
Processor threads:2
Stepping:C0 / M0 / R1
Thermal Design Power (TDP):25
Tjunction:105 / 90
Type:Core 2 Duo

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64: Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Processor ARK ID:35569 / 36734
Processor code:SL3BU / SL3BV / SLGE3
Processor package size:35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No


Installed Size:4GB
Max Supported Size:8GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM


Cable lock slot:Kensington
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader: Yes

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Bundled software:-50 - 1300 / Microsoft Internet Explorer\nWindows Mail\nAdobe Reader
Operating system installed:Windows Vista Home Premium
Trial software:Microsoft Works\nMicrosoft Office Home\nStudent 2007


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards: / MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / MMC, SD
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
HDD interface:Serial ATA
HDD Speed:5400 / 7200
Storage Media:HDD
Total HDDs capacity:320
Total Storage Capacity:320 / 500

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:320GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino 2
Recommended Use:Home use
Security Devices:Fingerprint reader

Video Memory

Installed Size:1GB/512MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT/NVIDIA GeForce GT 130M

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:25.5 / 33.5 / 34
Height (front):3 / 3.32
Height (rear):4 / 4.32
Weight:3 / 3.2 / 3.35
Width:37.9 / 38