Three types of screens are offered with the dv So I had wiped the drives of this laptop that my friend gave me, and since it had the Windows XP sticker on it, I’d figured it’d be best to install Windows XP on it again. By using this site, you accept the Terms of Use and Rules of Participation. 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. The image below compares the dv Ultra Brightview screen to a Toshiba M35 with Trubrite, with both computers plugged in and displays set at full brightness. 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. Key feel is very nice, not quite as tactile as Thinkpads but responsive and there is very little flex in the keyboard.

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Heat and Noise The dv generally runs cool and quiet. Left side view of ports: It is definitely better than the speakers included in Thinkpads, and definitely worse than a cheap three-piece external speaker set. Notebooks and Desktops for Sale. I have the same question. You may have to update the sound drivers. The dv generally runs cool and quiet. All of the buttons are backlit with blue light except the wireless indicator, which stands alone in the hinge of the screen.


Tech support scams are an industry-wide issue where scammers attempt to trick you into paying for unnecessary technical support services. Tell us about your notrbook with our site. HP Canada’s website continually shows this model as being out-of-stock.

HP advertises Ultra BrightView as achieving nearly plasma TV levels of brightness, and the difference in brightness between two and one lamp is significant. Other than that, this thing is amazing.

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I have the same question 6. As I have the same system but with much better upgrades and it performs in games very well Similar Threads – Oc dv Review. Of course, my friend lost the Driver CDs, so I’m going to need some drivers to get it up and running properly.

HP Pavilion dv8000 Review (pics, specs)

Do you already have an account? The lowest brightness setting is about equivalent to the Toshiba Trubrite at its highest brightness. I’m going to noteboom see if I can find a new battery which I doubt I’ll find. The drivers for this particular model are not listed for Window 7.

As with other built-in notebook speakers, bass quality is lacking. Sledgehammer70Apr 14, The build quality ddv8000 generally good, with little keyboard flex and a screen that stays well in place.

Sound The Altec Lansing speakers built into the front of the computer provide good sound for a notebook. Even Vista would be better more secure: Azeez N Replied on February 17, Even with the lowest screen option, most users will be very happy.


Your name or email address: Your notebook is not compatible with Windows 7 so you may have to download the drivers for Windows Vista from the manufacturer’s website and install it in Compatibility mode. The dv is a thinner and lighter replacement for HP’s previous inch widescreen zd, and like the rest of the dv- family, comes in a two-tone, light gray and black color scheme.

HP Pavilion dv Specs – CNET

So I had wiped the drives of this pavklion that my friend gave me, and since it had the Windows XP sticker on it, I’d figured it’d be best to install Windows XP on it again.

The width and length is large enough that carrying it around generally requires pvailion of an extra-large notebook case, but at least it is relatively thin for a desktop replacement. There appears to be another model number on the sticker: The Ultra Brightview screen is significantly brighter.