HP Pavilion dv4, dv5 and dv7, notebooks with screens for all tastes


HP has introduced three new additions to its family of portable Pavilion : dv4 , dv5 and dv7 . All follow the same classic design, with the flat black outer casing and the metallic gray interior , and seek to be distinguished by three different screen sizes ( 14, 15 and 17 inches ), each with different technical characteristics that seek to orient the needs of various types of user.

For example, the 17 inches of the HP Pavilion dv7 are intended to view HD video with a maximum resolution of 1440 x 900 pixels . Therefore, it integrates a Blu-ray disc reader for movies released in the new image and sound standards, and an HDMI output so as not to lose quality if we prefer to connect it to a slim TV. In line with other computers such as the recent Acer Aspite 5530 , but with a little more screen diagonal. For sound, we have built-in stereo speakers signed by Altec Lansing .

Hp Pavililion dv5

Uses a processor AMD Turion X2 Dual-Core RM-70 2 GHz , has 4 gigabytes of RAM to go sobrados in Windows Vista and uses a graphics card ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3450 with 256 Megabytes of memory for video only . It carries 320 Gigabytes of hard disk and, like almost all notebooks today, it has a built-in webcam and microphone for video conferences, as well as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth in the part of wireless connections.

In the physical connections, and apart from the aforementioned HDMI , it includes four USB ports , a VGA , a FireWire and a memory card reader . With its 3.46 kilos of weight and dimensions of 396 x 285 x 45 mm , it is not a laptop designed for us to take it out a lot from home (except if we have little appreciation for our back). It is more oriented as a home computer and that , unlike the desktop computer, we can change location by moving everything quickly and in one piece . As with the HP Pavilion HD9000 , but with less screen and, consequently, less weight.

The HP Pavilion dv5 opts for the screen size that is most widely used in notebooks today: 15.4 inches (1280 x 800 pixels) . In this case, the optical drive is a simple DVD reader-writer , but the HDMI port is maintained, as well as the rest of the connections and most of the characteristics of the dv7. In this case, yes, the combination of Intel and Nvidia has been chosen for the processor and graphics , instead of the AMD-ATI “marriage” that equips the 17-inch model.


This model comes in two different configurations. Both have an Nvidia GeForce 9200M GS graphics card with 256 Megabytes of video memory, but are distinguished by the processor model, the RAM and the capacity of the hard disk. The most advanced ( dv5-1070 ) uses Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 at 2.26 GHz, 4 gigabytes of RAM and 320 hard disk ; the dv5-1030 goes down a bit with Core 2 Duo P7350 at 2GHz, 3 gigs of RAM and 250 of hard disk . In both cases we are talking about a weight of 2.65 kilos and dimensions of 415 x 160 x 34.5 mm , measures a little more portable.

Lastly, we have the HP Pavilion dv4 , designed for those looking for a little more comfort to transport, because by carrying a 14.1-inch screen (1280 x 800 pixels) , it reduces its weight to 2.35 kilos and its dimensions up to 334 x 240 x 34 mm (in any case, not quite an ultralight ). For the rest, its technical characteristics coincide with those of the HP Pavilion dv5-1070, except for the number of USB ports , which are only three on this laptop.

Three different models, of different sizes and intended for different audiences, all equipped with a remote control to control the reproduction of music, video and photos. They will be available from July 15 , with prices ranging between 800 and 1,200 euros .