HP Pavilion [Laptop Preview]

Manufacturers: Hewlett-Packard

Class: Pavilion

Model: dm3t

Price: Rs.50,000 approx

Buy online: HomeShopping.pk (Rs. 72,990 with variant processor)

Specs Overview:

  • Operating System: Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-380UM 1.33Ghz
  • RAM: 3 GB DDR3
  • Hard Drive: 320 GB @ 7200 RPM
  • Graphics Card: Intel Integrated HD card
  • Battery: 6 cell Lithium-Ion, 7.5 hours max
  • Display: 13.3” LED Display
  • DVD-ROM: None
  • Webcam: HP TrueVision Webcam with MIC
  • Wireless: Wireless Network Card 802.11b/g/n
  • Bluetooth: None

Thin n Light:

The system offers a very compact design in terms of thickness. Compared to most laptops, this one comes in a sleek design. A width of just 1” is very impressive.

This feature along with a screen size of 13.3” contributes to the decrease in weight of the system. It weights nearly 3.98” lbs, which is pretty impressive particularly for an HP system since they are usually known to be bulky.

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Audio Software Flaws:

The audio software of the this HP laptop is very irritating. Any program that requires full screen operation has to be minimized to change volume levels.

Although the volume controls are integrated on the top of the keyboard, but touching them minimizes the (full-screened) program and then the change takes place.

This is especially very irritating when a heavy program or a game is running and it gets minimized each time the volume controls are touched.

For some this is a problem, for others, this isn’t even a flaw.

Screen Movement:

The screen of the laptop can not be tilted beyond a certain angle. After movement of about 30 degrees or so, the screen can not tilt backwards any further. This is annoying some times if you have to sit on a level higher than the placing position of the system.

Although the LED screen would still let you see the screen properly but it will loose the brightness and definition to some extent.

Not the gamers’ choice:

Unfortunately HP does not offer any choice to upgrade the graphics card of this HP Pavilion laptop. No other card can be used in with the laptop except the one already mentioned in the specs.

This certainly comes as a disappointment because most companies would let the users customize the laptop if they agree to pay more but in this case even that option is not available.

So if you are a fan of gaming, this is certainly not your system.

Good battery Timing:

The battery time of this system is particularly impressive. With light browsing and using the machine in power saver mode, it is possible to get a battery time of about 5.5 hours.

With more usage the time will get reduced to about 2 hours. The time that the company claims can usually be achieved when you switch on the laptop and do nothing, and this is generally not the case.

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Nice Design:

Compared to some of its other competitors, HP is still doing a good job as far as the design of a system is concerned. The laptop body is made of metal, not plastic and its interior gives a rich metallic look. The metal used this time is of better quality as it does not get finger prints over it self and is also more gripping than the ones used in previous pavilions.

Official Rating: 4.4/5

Underline: A cheap and good system for any daily life task, but not the gamers’ choice.