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HP Pavilion dv3 (4001xx, Intel Core i7-820QM) review

HP Pavilion dv3 (Intel Core i7-820QM) - Silver With Envy

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Launch SRP S$2199

Overall rating 8.5/10
Design:
9
Features:
8.5
Performance:
8.5
Value:
8
Mobility:
8
THE GOOD
Sleek and sexy design
Decent performance
THE BAD
Short battery life


Green with Envy? Nay, Silver!

Green with Envy? Nay, Silver!

When we last saw the HP Pavilion series, they had gone from shiny, metallic plastic, to still shiny metallic plastic, but with nice HP Imprint patterns on the notebook. The newest refresh however, bumps things up with yet more tweaks to the overall design, borrowing from HP’s Envy line and doing away with the previous plastic metallic looks. The overall result is one that’s very good looking and easy on the eyes, as the HP Pavilion dv3 shows.

However, we do like to point out that the dv3 does look like a notebook from Apple, thanks to its new brushed metal finish and rounded curves. That said, the notebook has enough personality that it doesn’t look like a clone. For one, it comes with HP’s Imprint technology which gives the notebook a beautiful exterior. Inside, there are yet more changes, which we’ll find out more on the next page. For now, let’s take a quick look at the exterior: