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HP Pavilion DV5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 585 reviews of HP Pavilion DV5. 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. People are impressed by the price and screen. The usability and design are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the touchpad. Some have doubts about the battery and reliability.

performance, design, usability, screen, price

reliability, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the HP Pavilion DV5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP Pavilion DV5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 user reviews of HP Pavilion DV5 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the screen and usability. The size and price also get good reviews. Many are critical about the energy efficiency and durability. Reviews about the image quality and reliability are different.

performance, price, size, usability, screen

portability, durability, energy

74% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Pavilion DV5-1110EM Athlon Dual-Core X2 RM2, Blu-ray, HDMI out, 3GB RAM, 250GB Hard disk, WiFi, Webcam, Modem, eSATA, 15.4" WXGA High Definition wiHP Pavilion DV5-1110EM Athlon Dual-Core X2 RM2, Blu-ray, HDMI out, 3GB RAM, 250GB Hard disk, WiFi, Webcam, Modem, eSATA, 15.4" WXGA High Definition wi

Jan, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HP Pavilion DV5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 141 user reviews of HP Pavilion DV5 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the portability and screen. The design and usability also get good opinions, whereas the battery and reliability get negative opinions.

performance, usability, design, screen, portability

reliability, battery

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Pavilion DV5-1010US 15.4-inch Laptop (2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo P7350 Processor, 4 GB RAM, 320 GB Hard Drive, DVD Drive, Vista Premium) BlackHP Pavilion DV5-1010US 15.4-inch Laptop (2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo P7350 Processor, 4 GB RAM, 320 GB Hard Drive, DVD Drive, Vista Premium) Black

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : Andy Vandervell (trustedreviews.com)

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

 

We take our first look at HP's new consumer notebook range with this Blu-ray equipped multimedia machine.

Build quality is pretty solid, too. There was no evidence of creaking panels or unwanted flex and though glossy finishes predictably pick up fingerprints fairly easily, a cleaning cloth is provided and only real carelessness should result in any...

May, 2011

Expert review by : Philip Barker (techradar.com)

HP Pavilion dv5-1110em review

 

A stylish multimedia laptop, but everyday performance could be stronger

Blu-ray reader ; Decent graphics card ; Attractive design

Sticky touchpad ; Low res screen

With a Blu-ray drive and decent graphics performance, this laptop offers great value for money. The only shame is that the screen isn't Full HD

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Tech Staff (techradar.com)

HP Pavilion dv5-1011ea review

 

A compact and shiny media centre that offers Blu-ray at a great price

Blu-ray drive ; Decent performance ; Impressive build quality ; Nice price

Only 1280 x 800 native resolution ; Poor battery life

One of the better laptops at this price point, its Blu-ray drive and impressive spec combine to make this a great machine

Nov, 2008

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

HP dv5-1000ea review

 

HP's dv5-1000ea is a smaller version of the dv7-1000ea that won a Best Buy award two months ago.

Feb, 2009

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

HP Pavilion dv5-1000ea review

 

The dv5-1000ea is a good all-rounder, and looks great too. However, the Inspiron is £116 cheaper, and most people won't notice the performance deficit. Factor in the higher-resolution screen, and the 1525 is better value.

Expert review by (channelpro.co.uk)

HP Pavilion dv5-1000ea

 

It's big, shiny and bold; Matt Sparkes has a play with HP's latest budget entertainment laptop to find out if it's up to the job.

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : David Ramli (goodgearguide.com.au)

HP Pavilion dv5-1108AX_01

 

A Ferrari body with a Datsun engine.

Looks great, wide variety of expansion ports, e-SATA port, HDMI port, good keyboard

Slow CPU performance, heavier than average, lower battery life than average

Although this device offers a wide variety of expansion options and features a modern and alluring design, the ineffective CPU is a major deterrent.

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : David Ramli (goodgearguide.com.au)

HP Pavilion dv5 - 1108AX_01

 

Looks great, wide variety of expansion ports, e-SATA port, HDMI port, good keyboard

Slow CPU performance, heavier than average, lower battery life than average

Although this device offers a wide variety of expansion options and features a modern and alluring design, the ineffective CPU is a major deterrent.

Nov, 2008

Expert review by (goodgearguide.com.au)

HP Pavilion dv5-1009TX

 
Sep, 2008

Expert review by : David Ramli (goodgearguide.com.au)

HP Pavilion DV5-1010TX_01

 

Powerful, feature-packed and very shiny

Built-in TV tuner, Blu-ray player, HDMI port, eSATA port, good screen, good processor

Heavy, divisive design, low battery life, heat

If you don’t mind your laptop attracting more attention than you, the HP DV5-1010TX_01 is a fast but heavy unit that comes with a built-in TV tuner and Blu-ray player for a reasonable price.

Aug, 2008

Product Specifications

The Symantec NetBackup platform simplifies the protection of your information-driven enterprise by automating advanced technologies and standardizing operations across applications, platforms, and virtual environments. That means being able to protect completely, store efficiently, recover anywhere, and manage centrally across heterogeneous operating systems and storage hardware including tape and disk. Integrated deduplication, replication, and patent-pending virtual machine protection helps customers improve storage efficiency, infrastructure use, and recovery times. A single console offers multi-site monitoring, analytics, and reporting, which allows customers to standardize operations and risk management. SYMANTEC BUYING PROGRAMS: EXPRESS Symantec Buying Programs are designed to streamline the purchase of Symantec security and availability software as well as support and maintenance services. Aligned to a variety of business requirements, Symantec Buying Programs offer enterprise customers the ability to earn greater discounts and to effectively track and manage software licenses. The Symantec Express program is designed especially for small to mid-sized companies that need an easy way to purchase small license quantities for use within a single country - without the time-consuming negotiations and complexity of signing contracts. Small and mid-sized business customers can use this program to purchase all Symantec security and availability software products, as well as support and maintenance service options. Ordering additional licenses on a given transaction can qualify the purchase for a different pricing band, making the customer eligible for greater incentives. BASIC MAINTENANCE SERVICES Every computing environment requires reliable technical support and timely version upgrades and content updates. Symantec Basic Maintenance is an ongoing investment in Symantec software technologies and customer's business. This package is designed to help keep non-essential systems current with the latest Symantec version upgrades and content updates.

Audio

Audio system:3D Sound Blaster Pro
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:1 / 2
Speakers manufacturer: / Altec Lansing

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6
Technology:Lithium Ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/2MB/3MB

Camera

Front Camera:No / Y

Design

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

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:25.9cm
Height:4.2cm
Weight:2.7kg
Width:35.7cm

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
Display diagonal:39 / 39.1 / 43
Display Resolution:1280 x 800 / 1366 x 768 / 1440 x 900
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:HD
LED Backlight:No / Y
Touchscreen:N / No

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:15.4in
Diagonal Size (metric):39.1cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 800
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512 / 256 / 512
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobility Radeon HD 3450 / NVIDIA GeForce 9200M GS / NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GS / NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.789 / 1.791 / 1022 / 1276 / 1533 / 1535 / 1789 / 1791
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
On-board graphics adapter:N
On-board graphics adapter model:No / Not available

Header

Compatibility:PC/Unix / Mac / PC
Country Kits:United Kingdom
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard/Symantec
Model:Dv5-1000ea Entertainment/Dv5-1008ea Entertainment/Dv5-1011ea Entertainment/Dv5-1020ea Entertainment/Dv5-1111ea Entertainment/Dv5-1112ea Entertainment/Dv5-1130ea Entertainment/Dv5-1211ea Entertainment/Dv5-1213ea Entertainment/Enterprise Disk
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Pavilion/VERITAS NetBackup

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / QuickPlay / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touchpad

Keyboard

Keyboard number of keys:101
Numeric keypad:N / Yes
Pointing device: / Touchpad

Memory

Internal Memory:2 / 3 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):8
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 1 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Modem

Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Type:Fax / modem

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N
Antenna type:1x1
Bluetooth:No / Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Bluetooth / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
Networking type:10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11g
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft)/802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth/802.11b/g/802.11b/g / Bluetooth

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Drive

LightScribe: / Y / Yes
Optical Drive Type: / DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL

Optical Storage

Type:DVD

OS Provided

Edition:Windows Vista Business/Windows Vista Home Premium
Family:Windows Vista
Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Business/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium

Other features

Audio system:3D Sound Blaster Pro
Chassis Type:
Display:LCD
Infrared data port:No / Yes
Internal modem: No
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Wireless Technology:802.11b/g WLAN / IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n / IEEE 802.11a/g/n / IEEE 802.11b/g / Intel WiFi Link 5100

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Handheld remote control:Y
Manual:Y
Quick start guide:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Handheld remote control: / Y / Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: Yes
TV tuner type:DVB-T

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:No / Y / Yes
DVI port:N / No
eSATA ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot:Y / Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1 / 2
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:Y / Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
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

Power

AC adapter power:90

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:FSB
Clock Speed:2.1GHz/2.2GHz/2GHz
Conflict Free processor:N / No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10 / 12 / 13 / 8.5 / 9
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity:N / No
Manufacturer:AMD/Intel
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:291 / 410
Processing Die size:107 / 143
Processor cache:1 / 2 / 3
Processor cache level:L2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Merom / Penryn
Processor Cores:2
Processor family: / AMD Athlon / Intel Core 2 Duo / Intel Pentium / Intel Pentium Mobile / Intel® Core™2 Duo / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:2 / 2.1 / 2.16 / 2.26 / 2.4
Processor front side bus:1066 / 667 / 800
Processor lithography:45 / 65
Processor Model:P7350 / P8400 / P8600 / QL-62 / QL-64 / RM-70 / RM-72 / T3200 / T3400 / T5800 / T6400
Processor Number:P7350/QL-64/RM-72/ZM-82/ZM-84
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo P7000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo P8000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T5000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T6000 series
Processor Socket:Socket 478 / Socket 479 / Socket P
Processor threads:2
Stepping:C0 / M0 / R0 / R1
Thermal Design Power (TDP):25 / 35
Tjunction:100 / 105 / 85
Type:Athlon X2/Core 2 Duo/Turion X2 mobile processor/Turion X2 Ultra mobile technology

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
Embedded options available:N / No / Y
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching:N / No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:N / No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:N / No
Intel FDI Technology:N / No
Intel Flex Memory Access:N / 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:N / No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):N / Y / 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
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Insider™:N
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:N
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
Processor ARK ID:35568 / 35569 / 35583 / 37160 / T6400
Processor code:SL3BV / SLAVG / SLB3P / SLB6E / SLGE3 / SLGJ4
Processor package size:35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:N / No

RAM

Installed Size:2GB/3GB/4GB
Max Supported Size:8GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / No / Y
Cable lock slot type:Kensington

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /New releases update

Software

Bundled software:145 x 85 x 715 / 520 x 134 x 386 / CT-90345 / Harmen Wind
Category:Networking applications
Drivers included: Yes
Licence Category:Maintenance
Licence Validation Period:1 year
License Pricing:Volume
License Qty:1 front end TB
License Type:Basic Maintenance
Licensing Program:Symantec Buying Programs : Express
Operating System Architecture:32-bit
Operating system installed: / Windows Vista Home Premium
Subcategory:Network - network backup
Trial software:Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007
Version:6.5
Volume Pricing Level:Level S

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards: / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / MMC, MS PRO, Memory Stick (MS), SD, xD / MMC, SD
Hard Drive Capacity:160 / 250 / 320
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Storage Media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:160 / 250 / 320

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:160GB/250GB/320GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino 2
Recommended Use:Home use

System Requirements

Platform:MacOS / Windows / Linux / AIX / HP-UX / OpenVMS / FreeBSD / Solaris SPARC / Solaris x64

Video Memory

Installed Size:256MB/512MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3450/NVIDIA GeForce 9200M GS/NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:25.9 / 259 / 26 / 28
Height :4 / 41.9
Height (front):3 / 3.49
Height (rear):4 / 4.19
Weight:2.65 / 3 / 4.65
Width:35.7 / 357 / 36 / 40