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HP Pavilion HDX

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 reviews of HP Pavilion HDX. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and sound. The design and performance also get good comments. Many are critical about the usability and price.

screen, performance, design, sound, image quality

portability, size, battery, price, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the HP Pavilion HDX is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

HP Pavilion HDX9095EA Entertainment Notebook


HP does something a little out of the ordinary with this 20.1in desktop replacement. Is it the perfect solution, or is it too clever by half?

Feb, 2011

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HP Pavilion HDX Dragon review


With its name alone promising a raging inferno of power, the Dragon caused quite a stir here at Stuff Towers. But will the youngest sibling in the Pavilion family puff out furious fire-breathing power, or will it prove as hot as an English summer?

Upscale to HD with the Dragon – a truly stunning multimedia laptop, boasting a fiery array of features. This beast may be a bit heavy to use as a laptop, but if you’ve got the cash, this ‘moveable’ media centre is an awesome addition to your home

Aug, 2007

Expert review by : Christopher Null (

Review: HP Pavilion HDX Dragon


Mega-large, barely portable computers continue to trickle onto the market. I mean, you just can't call yourself a real computer company unless you have at...

Bright, vibrant screen. Games are blazing fast with finely tuned detail; you’ll be dodging the blood splatters. 4GB of RAM, dual hard drives, and 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo CPU probably make your desktop look scrawny in comparison. Snazzy touch-sensitive...

Not quite out of beta yet: Takes four minutes to boot and couldn’t complete our PCMark benchmark. Just 66 glorious minutes of battery life

Aug, 2007

Expert review by : Carla Thornton (

HP Pavilion HDX


Far from being a mere desktop replacement, the HP Pavilion HDX notebook is a multimedia powerhouse with a sleek design and a gorgeous 20.1-inch screen that will bring videos and games vividly to life. This update to the HDX line bumps up the processor...

Nicely designed

Very heavy

Stylish, high-end desktop replacement is huge and heavy, but its fast performance makes it a great gaming machine.

Jul, 2007

Expert review by : Jerry Jackson (

HP Pavilion HDX Review (Penryn and Nvidia Update)


Last year's release of the HP Pavilion HDX (code named "The Dragon") marked the arrival of the most massive notebook we've ever seen. The update to the HDX is a 20.1" widescreen entertainment notebook hat uses the Intel Penryn processors and dedicated...

This thing is HUGE ; Amazing display ; Excellent speakers ; Solid graphics performance ; Fast overall performance ; Excellent build quality ; Surprisingly adequate battery life

This thing is HUGE ; Not easy to transport (integrated handle would be nice) ; A little expensive

Bottom line, if you can justify the price and the size, the HDX is still the best desktop replacement and home entertainment notebook on the market today

Mar, 2008

Expert review by : Jerry Jackson (

HP Pavilion HDX First Look Review


The eagerly awaited HP Pavilion HDX (code named "The Dragon") is a 20.1" widescreen entertainment notebook that uses the Intel Santa Rosa platform. Equipped with an available dedicated ATI HD2600 XT graphics card, HD DVD optical drive, integrated HDTV...

Bottom line, if you can justify the price the HDX is the best desktop replacement and home entertainment notebook on the market today

Jul, 2007

Expert review by : Craig Simms (

HP Pavilion HDX - 'Dragon'


With a 20-inch widescreen, HD DVD drive and HDTV tuner, HP's Pavilion HDX has supersized the desktop replacement into a fire-breathing, multimedia beast.

Huge screen. Great speakers. HD DVD drive. Fast processor. 7.1 external sound. HDMI port.

Incredibly heavy. Monitor hinge can be clumsy. No monitor clasp to hold it to the base. Blu-ray option not available. Squishy mouse buttons. Battery guzzler.

HP's Pavilion HDX is quite possibly the best "because we can" item that we've seen in a while -- but for those who don't mind dabbling on the luxury side, it's a must buy item.

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Vincent Chang (

Preview - HP Pavilion HDX Entertainment Notebook


HP's largest ever notebook, the Pavilion HDX Entertainment notebook with a 20.1-inch widescreen display has landed in our labs with a resounding thud that only 7kg of sleek metal and plastic will have. Find out more about this giant notebook in our...

Jun, 2007

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HP Pavilion HDX - 'Dragon'


All thought this computer has a large screen and keyboard, when it was brought for me it was called a lap top

big screen, nice and large keyboard


Jan, 2011

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HP Pavilion HDX - 'Dragon'


YES. This laptop seems to be what I have always been looking for- a giant screen with an ultra-fast processor and great memory. The design is... different, but in a good way. I like the dual-hinge idea. One thing I found odd was the lack of a lock...

Great screen resolution and size ; Behemoth processing capabilities ; Sleek & Cool ; Awesome features such as a remote and fingerprint scanner ; Subwoofer built in to the bottom ; Fantastic sound quality- hell, it's got a subwoofer ; Good operating...

Size and weight ; Price (This one's the kicker) ; Battery life is miniscule (though you can't epect much with a computer of this size and operating specs) ; Lack of a monitor clasp may make buyers a bit nervous ; Blu-Ray -or the lack thereof- might be...

Mar, 2009