Notebook Solutions , Apr 13, As I have the same system but with much better upgrades and it performs in games very well You can get a battery for almost anything: As a desktop replacement, this one rocks! Power and volume buttons reside above the keyboard, as well as buttons for launching the included HP QuickPlay software, a wireless switch, and a button for Windows Calculator. An older version of the driver turned out to work.

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Nice pictures, may I know why you bought a huge 17″ that does not have a good videocard? Still, because of its heft and dimensions, this is not a notebook that you will want to carry around everywhere you go. Message 4 of 4.

As a desktop replacement, this one rocks! The ML being reviewed uses 35 watts of power, compared to the forthcoming MT series of Turions that will use 25 watts. Conclusion The HP dv is a respectable budget desktop replacement notebook that provides good power and a pleasantly large screen in a well-built package that is not too heavy to carry around or to use on your lap.

In pure number crunching, the pavikion. It does not have the indestructible feel of the ThinkPads, but compares as well as or better than most of the mainstream notebooks on the market.


If the battery is in the system while powered on, it shuts off the system after a few moments. Locking mechanism, modem jack, battery, and vent view large image Front view: I had no problem using the computer on my lap for extended periods of time, and the fan noise is minimal.

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I have the same question. The optical drive produces substantial noise for a few seconds as it begins spinning, but makes little noise while watching DVDs. The one thing I’m not a fan about is the ports on the side. Status indicator lights and Altec Lansing speaker view large image Top view view large image Bottom view view large image Screen Three types of screens are offered with the dv In some ways, HP seemed to have wanted people to buy a docking station.

HP Canada’s website continually shows this model as being out-of-stock. It’s on par with my laptop for work, and I can see this thing lasting me for a good number of years. Didn’t find what you were looking for?

Three types of screens are offered with the dv This is the output of CPU-Z: Heat and Noise The dv generally runs cool and quiet. Heat doesn’t seem to be a problem with this system so far, even though I’ve read that it’s a widespread issue.


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Huniken Oct 23, Hard to find but there is actually a Windows XP driver page still out there for that model and a Vista driver page with drivers that could be used on Windows 7. KhiamalApr 13, The width and length is large enough that carrying it around generally pavilipn purchase of an extra-large notebook case, but at least it is relatively thin for a desktop replacement.

The hardware is the same of dvz except for the 2 hard-drives. Similar Threads – Pavilion dv Review. It is based on the Athlon 64 and is capable of running bit applications and thus should remain useful as the industry transitions from bit to bit, and pzvilion manages power nearly as efficiently as the Intel’s mobile processors. Bottom view view large image. np

All forum topics Previous Topic Next Topic. Or dont you play games and such? If you have a question, please create a new topic by clicking here. In general, the brightness of the Ultra BrightView screen is quite impressive.