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HP Pavilion DM3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 450 reviews of HP Pavilion DM3. 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. Opinions about the usability and price are overall positive. The design and performance are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the touchpad. There are some mixed reviews about the sound.

portability, performance, design, price, usability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the HP Pavilion DM3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 121 user reviews of HP Pavilion DM3 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Reviews about the size and price are on the whole positive. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive views about the touchpad and reliability, while views are divided on the image quality.

portability, performance, usability, price, size

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83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Pavilion DM3-1112SA 13.3-inch Laptop (Windows 7 Home Premium, AMD Athlon Neo X2 L335 Processor, 2 GB RAM, 250 GB HDD, Bluetooth, 6 Cell Battery)HP Pavilion DM3-1112SA 13.3-inch Laptop (Windows 7 Home Premium, AMD Athlon Neo X2 L335 Processor, 2 GB RAM, 250 GB HDD, Bluetooth, 6 Cell Battery)

Mar, 2019

Consumer review ( review summary for HP Pavilion DM3


alaTest has collected and analyzed 125 user reviews of HP Pavilion DM3 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Reviewers are impressed by the usability and price. The design and portability also get good feedback, whereas many are negative about the size.

performance, portability, design, price, usability


80% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Pavilion DM3-1030US 13.3-Inch Silver Laptop - Up to 6 Hours of Battery Life (Windows 7 Home Premium)HP Pavilion DM3-1030US 13.3-Inch Silver Laptop - Up to 6 Hours of Battery Life (Windows 7 Home Premium)

Mar, 2019


Expert review by : Andy Vandervell (

HP Pavilion dm3-1020ea - 13.3in Laptop


HP delivers a smart AMD-based ultra-portable laptop that ticks all the right boxes.

Were it not for the somewhat sluggish network connectivity, we'd probably award the Pavilion dm3-1020ea a 9/10. All the same, it still gets a Recommended Award thanks to outstanding design, decent performance and a keyboard whose quality belies the...

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : Andy Vandervell (

HP Pavilion dm3, Envy 13 & 15 Hands-on - TrustedReviews


We take a look at the Intel CULV-based Pavilion dm3 and the company's MacBook-aping Envy machines.

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Alex Bentley (

HP Pavilion dm3-1020EA review


An impressively portable laptop with a stylish design and stunning 13.3' screen

Excellent screen ; Strong battery life ; Good build quality

No ODD ; Performance could be better ; 3D performance

Although this laptop is not the fastest in the world, the build quality, fantastic screen and good mobility will suit those looking for a machine to use on the go

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Tom Morgan (

HP Pavilion DM3-2040ea review


The DM3's good-looking exterior can't make up for average performance and poor usability.

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : Paul Monckton (

HP Pavilion dm3-1105ea review


The HP Pavilion dm3-1105ea laptop is undeniably cute, with its 13.3in screen allowing HP to specify a smaller and lighter chassis. It also has an attractive brushed-aluminium finish and a shiny metal trim.

HP’s Pavilion dm3-1105ea is built for a life on the road, with highly portable dimensions and decent battery life. Its processor is underpowered, but its excellent build and generous RAM and storage provisions go a long way to justifying this laptop's...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Jayesh Shinde (

HP Pavilion dm3-1035tx review


The first thing you notice of the HP Pavilion dm3-1035tx is its rich design. Its screen lid is of fingerprint-resistant brushed aluminum that feels elegant and premium when touched. This effect extends to the Pavilion dm3's palmrest and the area...

The HP Pavilion dm3-1035tx from a budget-conscious buyer's radar. Sure it has a clunky touchpad, but if you want a thin, stylish, good looking laptop, with very good performance and you can't afford a full-fledged multimedia laptop, the ultraportable...

Feb, 2010

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HP Pavilion dm3 review


Beautiful build combines with stunning good looks in a budget laptop of rare pedigree.

There's no doubt the Pavilion dm3's battery life could be better, but at this price it just isn't enough to dent the HP Pavilion dm3's appeal. Its great looks, good build and sheer panache make it a fantastic all-round ultraportable.

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Techworld (

HP Pavilion DM3


Think about it for a second. The DM3 isn't going to cost that much more than some high-priced netbooks, such as the Samsung Go and the Lenovo S12, and they don't offer the hard-drive space (or speed), RAM, or 3D performance that this machine offers. If...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (

HP Pavilion dm3-101tu (VV707PA) notebook


A reasonably lightweight, long-lasting and speedy 13in laptop

Four USB 2.0 ports, well built, long battery life, Core 2 Duo CPU

Too much unnecessary preinstalled software, touchpad is sometimes 'sticky', awkwardly located power button, no Bluetooth

The HP Pavilion dm3-101tu (VV707PA) is an inexpensive notebook, yet it packs plenty of CPU speed and battery life, and has good connectivity options. We think it would suit students looking for something light, long-lasting and comfortable to type on,...

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (

HP Pavilion dv7 review: HP Pavilion dv7


There's a lot to like about the HP Pavilion dv7-6b55dx. It's not that it's an extraordinary laptop or anything, and maybe I'm just too used to seeing ugly, cheap-looking Windows laptops at its price, but the dv7 looks and feels much better than its...

The HP Pavilion dv7-6b55dx is a nice-looking big-screen laptop with long battery life and very good performance for the money.

The dv7's screen is low-resolution for its size and its integrated graphics drag down the performance some.

If you're looking for a lot of screen real estate and enough power for work and play, the HP Pavilion dv7-6b55dx is a good place to start.

Nov, 2011

Product Specifications

The mobility you want, at a price you can afford. The thin, lightweight HP Pavilion dm3 Notebook PC is packed with power inside a bold aluminum chassis. The HP Pavilion dm3 Notebook PC does it all! Watch videos on the HD screen, take movies and music with you on the generous HDD and stay in touch via WLAN and built in webcam and microphones.


Audio system:3D Sound Blaster Pro / Dolby / Dolby Advanced Audio / HD / HD Audio / SRS / SRS Premium Sound / SRS PS
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speakers manufacturer:Altec Lansing

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Battery capacity (Watt hours):62
Battery life (max):7
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6
Technology:Lithium Ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/512KB


Front Camera:Y / Yes


Energy Star certified:No / Y / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Silver


Colour of product:Aluminium / Black / Black, Silver / Grey / Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium
Product colour:Aluminium / Black / Black, Silver / Grey / Silver
Product Type:Notebook

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:33.8
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
HD type:HD / No
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Touchscreen:N / No

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:13.3in
Diagonal Size (metric):33.8cm
Max Resolution:1366 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes


Discrete graphics adapter:No / Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.5 / 0.512
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobility Radeon HD 4225 / AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5430 / AMD Mobilty Radeon HD 4330 / AMD Radeon HD 3200 / AMD Radeon HD 4225 / AMD Radeon HD 5430 / Intel 4500M / Intel GMA 4500MHD / No / NVIDIA GeForce G105M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.781 / 0.958 / 1.292 / 1.534 / 1.695 / 1.757 / 1.79 / 1.982 / 2.046 / 2.173 / 2.234 / 2.287 / 2.781
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2
On-board graphics adapter:No / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:166
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):500
On-board graphics adapter family:AMD Radeon HD 3000 / Intel GMA / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter memory:0.125
On-board graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 3200 / Intel GMA 4500MHD / Intel HD Graphics / No

Hard drive

Hard disk controller:SATA Hard Disk Drive
Hard disk drive partition:up to 12 GB partition for system recovery
Hard disk drive protection:with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection


Model:Dm3-1100sa Entertainment/Dm3-1101sa Entertainment/Dm3-1105ea Entertainment
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Pavilion

Input Device

Type:Touchpad / Keyboard


Full-size keyboard:Y / Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard type:Full size chicklet keyboard
Numeric keypad:N / No
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone
Windows keys: Yes


Internal Memory:2 / 3 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 2 x 1 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM


Colour:Brushed aluminum


Type: None


3G:N / No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X) / 10/100Base-T(X)
Data Link Protocol:IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Bluetooth / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11n
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000 / 100
Networking features:10/100Base-T Ethernet / Ethernet, Fast Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Fast LAN, WLAN / Gigabit Ethernet / LAN Ethernet 10/100BASE-T
Networking standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u
Networking type:10/100BASE-T Ethernet LAN / Integrated 10/100 LAN
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:Bluetooth / 802.11b/g/n

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Drive

LightScribe:No / Y / Yes
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW / DVD±RW / N / No

Optical Storage


OS Provided

Edition:Windows 7 Home Premium
Family:Windows 7
Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition

Other features

Audio system:3D Sound Blaster Pro / Dolby Advanced Audio / HD / SRS / SRS Premium Sound
Battery Type:6-cell Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery
Chassis Type:Frodo 1.0
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3U, IEEE 802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):326 x 230 x 24.8 / 326 x 230 x 31.3
Display:LCD / LED
Driver software for optical drive:HP MediaSmart Suite, HP Total Care Setup, HP Total Care Advisor, HP ProtectSmart, Cyberlink DVD Suite; Windows Media center, Windows Mail; HP Games Console with hours of free game play, Norton Online Backup (30-day trial)
Ethernet interface type:Fast / Gigabit
Graphics adapter family:AMD / ATI / Intel / nVidia
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem:No / Yes
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power requirements:100 - 240V
Power supply type:65W AC / AC
TV in port: No
Video RAM:Up to 1695 MB Total Available Graphics Memory
Volume Control:Digital
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wireless option type:Bluetooth
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g / 802.11 b/g WLAN / 802.11 b/g/n / IEEE 802.11a/g/n / IEEE 802.11b/g / IEEE 802.11b/g/n / Wi-Fi

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual:Y / Yes
Package depth:345
Package dimensions (WxDxH):455 x 109 x 345 / 455 x 110 x 345
Package height:110
Package weight:4.17
Package width:455
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y


TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
DC-in jack:No / Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No
DVI port:N / No
eSATA/USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1 / 2
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
I/O ports:4 USB 2.0, 1 HDMI, 1 VGA port, 1 RJ45 ethernet connector, 1 headphone-out, 1 mic-in, 1 extended battery connector
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:No / Y / Yes
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 3 / 4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1 / 2 / 4
Volume Control:Digital


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:65
Power auto-sensing: Yes


64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:DMI / FSB
Clock Speed:1.2GHz/1.6GHz
Conflict Free processor:N / No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):8.5 / 9
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity:N / No / Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):12.8
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:800
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:AMD M780G / AMD RS880M / Intel GS45 Express
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382 / 410
PCI Express configurations:1x16
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing Die size:107 / 81
Processor cache:0.5 / 0.512 / 1 / 2 / 3 / 512 / 6
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Arrandale / Penryn
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:AMD Athlon / AMD Athlon II / AMD Athlon II Neo / AMD Athlon Neo / Intel Core 2 Duo / Intel® Celeron® / Intel® Core™2 Duo / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:1.2 / 1.3 / 1.6 / 1.7 / 2.26 / 2.4
Processor front side bus:1066 / 800
Processor lithography:32 / 45
Processor Manufacturer:AMD / Intel
Processor Model:K125 / K325 / L335 / MV-40 / SP9300 / SU2300 / SU4100 / SU7300 / U5400
Processor Number:L335/L625/SU2300
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron Processor SU2000 series for Mobile / Intel Core 2 Duo SP9000 series / Intel Pentium U5000 series for Mobile
Processor Socket:BGA1288 / BGA956
Processor technology:Intel Centrino 2
Processor threads:2
Stepping:K0 / R0
System bus rate:2 / 2.5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):10 / 18 / 25
Tjunction:100 / 105
Type:Athlon Neo X2/Celeron/Turion Neo X2 mobile processor

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:No / Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching:N / No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:N / No / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:N / No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:N / No / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection 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:N / No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):N / No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / No / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): No
Intel® Insider™:N / No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:N / No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / No
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE): Yes
Processor ARK ID:36691 / 42779 / 42791 / 43568 / 49156 / SU4100 / U5400
Processor code:SLBUH / SLGS4 / SLGS6 / SLGSB / SLGYV
Processor package size:22 / 34
Supported instruction sets:SSE4
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:No / Y / Yes


Installed Size:3GB/4GB
Max Supported Size:8GB


Cable lock slot:Kensington / N / No
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection type:BIOS / Power on

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Bundled software:Microsoft Internet Explorer; Windows Live Messenger, Adobe Reader, Adobe Flash Player; HP MediaSmart Suite, HP Total Care Setup, HP Total Care Advisor, HP ProtectSmart, Cyberlink DVD Suite; Windows Media center, Windows Mail / Microsoft Internet Explorer;\nWindows Live Messenger, Adobe Reader, Adobe FlashPlayer, Suite HP MediaSmart, HP QuickWeb, HP Setup, HP Advisor, HP Support Assistant, HP ProtectSmart, Cyberlink DVD Suite, Windows Media Center / Microsoft® Internet Explorer; Windows® Live Messenger, Adobe® Reader, Adobe® Flash Player / Symantec Norton Internet Security 2009\nHP MediaSmart\nCyberlink DVD Suite\nAdobe Acrobat Reader\nHP Games Powered by Wild Tangent\nMicrosoft Works\nMicrosoft Office 2007 Home & Student Edition\nHP Set Up\nMicrosoft Internet Explorer / Symantec Norton Internet Security 2010\nHP Support Assistant\nHP PC Recovery\nHP Advisor\nHP ProtectSmart\nMicrosoft Works\nMicrosoft Office 2007 Home & Student\nMicrosoft Silverlight\nSun Java\nCorel PaintShop Pro Photo X2\nCorel Video Studio X2\nHP MediaSmart\nHP Webcam\nWindows Live\nCyberlink DVD Suite\nAdobe Reader\nAdobe Flash\nHP Set Up\nHP Quick Web\nWindows Live Messenger\nWindows Live Mail\nWindows Live Writer\nSkype\nMSN Toolbar
Drivers included:Y / Yes
Operating System Architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium
Software productivity:Microsoft Works and Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 60-Day Trial Version
Trial software:Microsoft Office 2007 Pro Ready, Muvee Reveal / Symantec Norton Internet Security 2009;\nNorton Online Backup / Symantec Norton Internet Security 2009\nMicrosoft Works & Microsoft Office Home & Student 2007 / Symantec Norton Internet Security 2009\nNorton Online Backup


Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MS PRO, SD, SDHC, xD / MMC, MS PRO, Memory Stick (MS), SD, xD / MMC, MS PRO, SD / MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / MMC, SD, xD
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Storage Media:HDD
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/500GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Recommended Use:Home use


Video card features:Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Radeon HD 3200/Intel GMA 4500MHD

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:23 / 23.2 / 230 / 32.6
Depth (imperial):23.2
Height :31.8
Height (front):2.24 / 2.4 / 2.43 / 2.48 / 3.1
Height (front) (imperial):2.24
Height (rear):2.4 / 3.1 / 3.13 / 3.18 / 3.2
Height (rear) (imperial):3.2
Weight:1.8 / 1.89 / 1.91
Width:23 / 32.2 / 32.6 / 326
Width (imperial):32.6