There is a switch at the top of the keyboard to turn off wireless and conserve power. Someone looking for an ultraportable or for a very durable machine should look elsewhere. Heat and Noise When the dv fan comes on, it comes on at full speed. Pop a memory card into this slot from your digital camera and Windows asks if you want to see a slide show…. The drives on this machine are also fairly quiet.

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HP Pavilion DV Review (pics, specs)

For a blend of portability and gaming, I configured an HP Pavilion dv as follows. Few other notebooks are as loud and clear. Information and links in this thread may no longer be available or relevant. As already mentioned, this computer performs incredibly well for my daily tasks. The little ridges provide great control when scrolling; I can scroll line-by-line, at top speed, or somewhere in between. Let me summarize the major points: Images and videos really pop with the BrightView option.

See what I’m trying to say? Similar help and support threads. Someone looking for an ultraportable or for a very durable machine should look elsewhere.


I assume that is for QuickPlay feature. HP dv right side view view larger image The back of the notebook is port-free, graohics most is taken up by the battery and what remains is used for a vent.

Page 1 of 2. I used the computer for quite a while before writing this review to make sure that I had some real-life performance to report instead of just some benchmarks. The white labels for the ports and the bright blue arrow keys and function key guide look a little Playskool to me. Is the graphics card broken? The keyboard has very little flex and the keyboard travel is good.

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There is no flex, and the key travel is just about the right distance for me. I tried unistalling and reinstalling the drivers to no avail. This xv4000 wraps around to the bottom of the machine on the right side, adding to the clean lines of the computer.

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Along the front, we have the two speakers and the power, charge, and HD access lights. Antiquated ideas of ergonomics seem to prevail in notebook design today, and most notebooks seem to have at least some forward tilt. Changing these defaults frees up some system resources. The fit and finish seems first rate.


This computer is good for the notebook gamer on a budget or for a student who wants good gaming performance while still retaining some of the portability that notebooks were designed for in the first place. I am not sure why it took so long. Message 1 of 1. Welcome to graphixs forums Willdo. The siren song of Sager tempted me. You can hear some little ticking sounds if you are in a db4000 room. Wireless I accidentally ordered the Broadcom HP dv left side view view larger image.

I added the fifteen dollar remote for watching DVDs on the road. All forum topics Previous Topic Next Topic.