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HP Pavilion DV4-1220US 14.1-Inch Laptop (2.0 GHz AMD Turion X2 RM-72 Processor, 4 GB RAM, 250 GB Hard Drive, DVD Drive, Vista Premium)

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  • 4GB DDR2 RAM
  • 250GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
  • 17.3-Inch Screen, ATI Radeon HD 3200
  • Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit
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Model: DV4-1220US
Expand all Collapse all Technical Details
Screen Size14.1 inches
Screen Resolution1280 x 800
Max Screen Resolution1280 x 800 pixels
Processor2.1 GHz AMD Turion 64 X2
Hard Drive250 GB SATA
Graphics CoprocessorATI Radeon HD 3200
Chipset BrandATI
Card DescriptionRadeon HD 3200
Graphics Card Ram Size1918 MB
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 2
Brand NameHP
Item model numberDV4-1220US
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows Vista Home Premium
Item Weight5.1 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H13.15 x 9.45 x 1.34 inches
Color Bronze, Silver
Processor BrandAMD
Processor Count2
Computer Memory TypeDDR2 SDRAM
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
Hard Drive Rotational Speed5400 RPM
Optical Drive TypeDVD Super Multi DL
Audio-out Ports (#)2
Battery TypeLithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Power SourceAC
Voltage240 volts
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #37,646 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight9 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableJanuary 4, 2009
Warranty & Support
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Product Description

Model: DV4-1220US

Product Description

Expanding on the sophisticated elegance of the current line, the new DV4-1220US is defined by fluid, modern lines and metalized finishes with surprising innovations inside and out. The DV4-1220US Intersects Imprint features an argyle-like pattern for subtle contrast to the liquid appearance of the metallic finish. And touch media controls light up and become visible only when the system is powered on further enhancing the clean appearance. Providing more choices than ever, HP MediaSmart enables access to DVDs, videos, photos, music, games, Internet TV, and streamed or recorded TV, with an optional TV Tuner at the touch of a button. Built-in demos show you how to add music to your slide shows or videos with drag-and-drop functionality, and much more. An HDMI port enables you to watch films on an HD TV. Muvee Reveal makes creating films complete with effects and transitions a snap. Extras include dual headphone jacks and an HP Mobile Remote Control. For those who want digital entertainment features and the latest mobile technologies in a stunning design that travels well, the HP Pavilion DV4-1220US Entertainment Notebook PC delivers. Its elegant Intersect Imprint finish helps protect your system while on the go. The DV4-1220US ships with Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit, AMD Turion X2 RM-72 Dual-Core Dual-Core Processor, ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics RS780M with up to 1918MB total graphics memory, 4096MB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm), 250GB (5400RPM) Hard Drive (SATA), LightScribe SuperMulti 8X DVD±R/RW with Double Layer Support, Wireless LAN 802.11a/b/g/n WLAN. Dimensions: 13.15 (W) x 9.45 (D) x 1.34 (min H) approx., weight: 5.10 lbs. approx.


Offering an eye-catching modern look, the entertainment-focused HP Pavilion dv4-1220us notebook PC makes it easy to enjoy your favorite music and videos while on the go, as well as keep you productive with a speedy dual-core processor and 64-bit Windows Home Vista Premium operating system. The 14.1-inch high-definition BrightView display looks good even in direct sunlight, and you'll enjoy movies or music in seconds with the external DVD or music buttons to launch HP QuickPlay (which bypasses the boot process). Control playback settings from up to 10 feet away with the included HP remote, then store it conveniently in the Express card slot. Turn your next instant message into a live video chat with the integrated webcam and omni-directional microphone. Optimized for low-light environments, it's great for capturing short videos to share on your favorite social networking site.

It offers dual-core productivity from its 2.1 GHz AMD Turion X2 RM-72 processor. HP's ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection locks your 250 GB hard drive into place when it senses abrupt motion to help prevent data loss. The built-in eSATA/USB combo port enables fast backup to an external hard drive. Other features include 4 GB of installed RAM (8 GB maximum), ATI Radeon HD 3200 graphics with up to 1918 MB of available memory, dual-layer Lightscribe DVD±RW drive (which also burns CDs), ExpressCard 54 slot, quad-mode Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n), and 5-in-1 memory card reader.

High Style
Expanding on the sophisticated elegance of HP's notebook design from the past few years, the new DV series is defined by fluid, modern lines and metalized finishes. The HP Intersect Imprint finish in bronze and chrome encases all surfaces visible during normal use for greater durability. And the Intersect Imprint features an argyle-like pattern for subtle contrast to the liquid appearance of the metallic finish. The streamlined look is enhanced with a color-matched keyboard and touchpad. And touch media controls light up and become visible only when the system is powered on further enhancing the clean appearance.

Spec Check
  • 14.1-inch LCD screen
  • 2.1 GHz AMD Turion X2 RM-72 processor
  • 250 GB hard drive
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB maximum)
  • Dual-layer Lightscribe DVD±R drive
  • Quad-mode Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n) li>ATI Radeon HD 3200 graphics (up to 1982 MB total)
  • Windows Vista Home Premium (64-bit, SP1)
  • Weighs 5.1 pounds

The Basics

  • Processor: The 2.1 GHz AMD Turion X2 RM-72 processor offers a dual-core architecture, which delivers additional computing resources to help expand your PC's capabilities by providing higher throughput and simultaneous computing--increasing your performance by up to 80 percent. You'll be able to perform multiple tasks such as digital rendering and gaming all while running virus scan or other background tasks seamlessly thanks to the innovative Direct Connect Architecture. And it's designed to handle simultaneous 32- and 64-bit computing with no degradation in performance. You'll enjoy long battery life thanks to the AMD PowerNow! power management technology, which delivers performance on demand and can extend system battery life up to 65 percent. And the AMD Digital Media XPress technology delivers stellar multimedia performance and playback on digital entertainment such as games, streaming video and audio, DVDs, and music.

    It has a 1 MB L2 cache, and this processor can deliver up to 4.0 GT/sec. (An L2, or secondary, cache temporarily stores data; and a larger L2 cache can help speed up your system's performance.)

  • Hard Drive: The generous 250 GB Serial ATA hard drive (5400 RPM) provides more than enough capacity for storing a large audio and video library, as well as extra space required for video editing. This SATA hard drive also quickens the pace with a higher speed transfer of data--akin to Firewire and USB 2.0.

    You'll enjoy enhanced hard drive protection with HP's Protectsmart, which includes a 3D accelerometer that safeguards your data by parking your hard drive if your notebook detects any range of motion, such as being knocked off your desk, falling or taking abuse.

  • Memory: The 4 GB of installed RAM helps boost the amount of available video RAM that's shared with this notebook's video card. This notebook has an amazing 8 GB maximum RAM capacity (4 x 2 GB). To receive the faster data transfer benefits of the dual-channel DDR2 RAM, any RAM additions require memory modules of same capacity and clockspeed.

  • DVD/CD Drive: This multiformat DVD/CD drive is compatible with writing both DVD+ and DVD- disc formats as well as dual-layer (DL) DVD+/-R discs, which can store up to 8.5 GB of data. It features 4x DVD-R DL Write Once, 2.4x DVD+R DL Write Once, 8x DVD+R, 4x DVD+RW, 8x DVD-R, 4x DVD-RW, 16x DVD-ROM, 40x CD-R, 24x CD-RW, and 40x CD-ROM speeds.

    This LightScribe DVD±RW drive lets you laser-etch silkscreen quality text and images on to CDs and DVDs . Your software, PC and discs work together for a no-hassle way to burn just the labels you want. After you burn content, just flip the disc over, reinsert and burn your label--anything from a simple title to a full-disc work of art.

  • Keyboard & Mouse: This notebook has a 101-key keyboard and a touchpad with on/off button and dedicated vertical/horizontal Scroll Up/Down pad. It also includes two quick-launch buttons (HP QuickPlay Music and DVD).
Screen, Video & Audio
You'll enjoy razor-sharp graphics and widescreen movies with the 14.1-inch WXGA high-definition screen, which has a widescreen resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels--perfect for watching DVD movies the way they were meant to be seen. Video is powered by the ATI Radeon HD 3200 with RS780M chipset, which features 64 MB of DDR2 sideport memory and up to 1918 MB total graphics memory (as allocated by the operating system). The AMD 780 Chipset series lets you connect to a wide range of the latest HD panels by supporting numerous display technologies. Take advantage of ATI SurroundView to support up to four monitors. It also offers support for Microsoft DirectX 10, providing compatibility with today's most advanced and graphic-intensive games and applications.

The Altec Lansing speakers provide exceptional sound, and it also includes SRS Premium Sound. You'll be able to privately share enjoyment of multimedia with a friend via the dual headphone jacks.

Networking, Connectivity & Expansion
Be ready for the next platform in wireless connectivity with the integrated quad-mode Wi-Fi chip. Based on the draft 802.11n Wi-Fi specification, it offers up to five times the performance and twice the wireless range as existing 802.11g wireless. It's also backward compatible with 802.11b/g networks (commonly found in home routers and Wi-Fi hotspots) as well as 802.11a networks (which has a higher throughput, but more limited range--great for closed office environments).

It also includes a next-generation ExpressCard 34 card slot (replacing the PCMCIA slot), which lets you take advantage of thinner, faster, and lighter expansion cards for even more advanced wireless, networking, storage, and security features. It comes with the following external connectors:

  • 3 USB 2.0 ports for connecting a wide range of peripherals--from digital cameras to MP3 players (with 1 eSATA + USB 2.0 combo port)
  • 1 HDMI output (for connecting to a compatible HDTV or home theater receiver for uncompressed digital audio and video via a single cable)
  • Analog video output: 1 VGA
  • 1 ExpressCard/54 slot (also supports ExpressCard/34)
  • 2 headphone jacks
  • 1 microphone jack
  • 1 Expansion Port 3 connector (for use with the HP xb3000 Expansion Base or the HP Notebook QuickDock)
  • 1 IR receiver
  • 5-in-1 memory card reader (Secure Digital, MultiMedia, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, xD Picture Card)
  • 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet networking
  • 56K modem (V.90)

Operating System
The 64-bit version of Windows Vista Home Premium (with SP1) is the operating system for users with advanced computer needs, and it includes all of the Windows Media Center capabilities for turning your PC into an all-in-one home entertainment center for watching DVD movies and accessing your digital audio library. You can also use Windows Media Center to record and watch your favorite TV shows (even HDTV) and to access new kinds of online entertainment content. Computers that include Windows Vista Home Premium and an auxiliary Windows SideShow display will also allow you to access key data even when your computer is off. It is also easier than ever to share files between other PCs in your household and to manage your laptop computer settings to more securely connect via Wi-Fi.

Every edition of Windows Vista provides the essential tools and technologies to help protect you whether you are browsing the Internet, connecting to a wireless network, or just reading e-mail. All editions of Windows Vista include new tools that can warn you of impending hardware failures long before you have lost any important personal data. And, all Windows Vista editions include parental control features that allow you to manage and monitor your family's use of games, the Internet, instant messaging, and other activities.

Preloaded Software
  • HP MediaSmart Software Suite: Your one-stop multimedia and entertainment center to create photo slideshows, share personal videos, listen to your favorite music playlists and watch DVD movies.
  • muvee autoProducer Basic: Automatically create professional looking home videos and burn to DVD.
  • Cyberlink DVD Suite Deluxe: Automatically fix and edit videos and create CDs and DVDs. Edit, burn and archive data to discs.
  • Microsoft Works 9: Includes a word processor, spreadsheet, database and calendar.
  • Microsoft Office Home and Student Edition 2007 (60-day trial version).
  • Adobe Reader 8: Read and print PDF files.
  • Norton Internet Security 2009 protects your PC and your identity when you email, bank and shop online; 60 days of protection updates included.

Dimensions & Weight
This notebook measures 13.15 x 9.45 x 1.57 inches (WxHxD) and weighs 5.1 pounds.

It's powered by a 6-cell rechargeable lithium-ion battery, which has a battery life of up to 2 hours (depending on usage).

What's in the Box
This package contains the HP Pavilion dv4-1220us notebook PC, rechargeable lithium-ion battery, AC adapter, IR remote control, and operating instructions. It is backed by a limited warranty for parts and labor for one year from date of purchase as well as technical telephone assistance for one year. Software is also covered for 30 days from date of purchase.

Reduce your impact on the environment with this Energy Star-certified system and HP's innovative take-back options, including trade-in, recycling and donation.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

The size is fantastic and screen is beautiful.
Nu Mantra
Update: this particular model has a serious issue with heat.
S. Melvin
HP is the worst service experience I have ever had.
Jeff S. Connell

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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Nu Mantra on February 4, 2009
Model: DV4-1280US
This is my first laptop and I think I made a great choice. Firstly, I bought it directly from hp.com and with the rebates I had, saved two hundred dollars. Secondly, I got free 2 day shipping and it arrived on time.

The first thing I like about it is that the color is not the cheap gold look you see in the picture. I love the keyboards on HPs Entertainment and Special Edition notebooks. They do not feel cramped. There have been many cmplaints about the glare of the keyboards on this and the black and chrome models. So far, I have had no problems with the glare. Yes, I agree with the other reviewer, that the keys are hard to see in the dark. I would assume that would be the case for any laptop unless it is backlighted and this is not. It is light (wtihtout the battery), the speakers generate nice sound, it finds wireless networks instantly, and I actually like Vista. Just a note, read up on accessing the hidden administrator account if you are new to Vista. It has some serious security that will keep you from making even the most basic adjustments, including removing the bloatware.
HP has done a wonderful job in including set up tutorials and online registration processes. The size is fantastic and screen is beautiful. I have not attached any peripherals up to it yet, so I cannot really comment on that.

The battery life is short.. maybe an hour and a half even when it in the recommended power save mode. It has a lighted HP emblem on the back of the cover that uses resources. HP could have added the backlighted keyboard instead! The verdict is still out on there telephone tech service! I have had better experience with there chat support.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Sachin M. Agrawal on January 23, 2009
Model: DV4-1280US
Performance is good, lookwise it is good and come with good features but only problem is with keyboard color...you can't see lables/alphabets on keyboard clearly (because of bronze color) specially during night time...I am good in keyboard typing so it's fine for me ..if you are not good in typing and can't type without looking into keyboard then little bit you need to strugle in finding keys in keyboard.
This laptop worth it for $700....good value for money and go for it if you are comfortable with keyboard
I am unable to edit my rating ...I will rate this laptop for 4 out of 5
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21 of 26 people found the following review helpful By D. Shah on February 24, 2009
Model: DV4-1280US
keyboard is dark gray with black letters; virtually impossible to read except under direct bright light. I had to return the laptop.
Flawed product design; HP must redesign keybord.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Danny K on June 7, 2009
Model: DV4-1220US
I've had this laptop for two days, got a great deal from a local electronics store. My previous laptop was a Asus 1000, but the 10 inch screen on the Asus was getting to me. I really wanted the HP 13.3 inch screen model but could not find a good deal. So going with the 14inch was my choice. If you are experienced with windows, you will be able to remove all the crap that HP gives you with this machine. Newegg has many Hi Tech users and 62% give this 5 stars.

1. Much much faster than my old Asus netbook (I'm learning Vista)

2. I like the removable DVD drive to reduce weigh.

3. The lighted controls for volume and more are a nice touch, very easy to operate. (previously I would have to click on the screen and find the volume)

4. I like the mouse pad and scroll bar. Plenty of finger space.

5. HDMI output with a remote control!! I've tested the remote and it worked great. I also tested the HDMI output to my LCD TV and the picture was the best I have seen yet from a computer. (Previously I hooked my Asus to my LCD screen but had to rely on the computer sound, picture and sound blow the Asus away)

6. Great Wireless N!! Much better range than my old Asus. (Many HP laptop models have a better rating on Amazon but they don't have wireless N. This one does. With a wireless N router you can double your speed if you have a good internet connection. Moving large files in your home network etc. (I walked this to the other side of my house and still had a great connection!)

7. Sound is clear and much louder than my old laptop. Very nice!

8. Screen is clean and bright.


1. Battery. I get two hours. (on my old machine I got 5 hrs. I'll solve this by purchasing an extra battery)

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Beth on May 14, 2009
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This would be a nice little laptop but the contrast between the key color and the letters on the keys is not nearly enough to see what keys you are using. None of my people could use this laptop, even the touch-typers because they still needed to be able to see what the function keys do.(The function keys seem to be different on every laptop.) I have returned this as it is unusable as shipped and you can't tell by the picture how hard it is to see the keys.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By S. Hobal on July 21, 2009
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I love HP. My LCD is from HP, my printer is from HP, etc. Something I'm not, though, is biased. Even though I prefer to buy HP products, I know a bad deal when I see one. And this, my friends, is a good deal.

First of all, don't expect the computer to run like a desktop. Laptop components are steered more towards energy efficiency then performance. I'm not saying the machine is slow, just not as fast as a desktop with similar "qualities". That said, on to the review:

The design of this laptop is slick. Not too crazy, not too lamey, but right... in... the middle. Bronze definitely does not get enough credit.

I love the screen on this thing. It's the perfect size (at least for me); not too big [and heavy], and not too small. Also (and when compared to other laptops), it's pretty bright. If you're not used to using wide screen displays, the screen configuration will feel weird at first, but you'll get over it soon.

I can see a lot of people having trouble with the keyboard. While it's quite clear in a well illuminated area, Without a significant light source, it becomes hard to read. I kid you not, you will be squirming and bending over tying to get in an angle where you can see the keys.

The machine comes with a built in camera and microphone, which is quite nice; the camera especially has higher quality then most webcams you can buy in stores, and HP software makes it fun and easy to add some effects to photos, though you're going to want a more powerful image processor for greater versatility and options.

The control it brings is nifty, but since the laptop does not come with a T.V. Tuner, you'll find little use for it aside from watching movies and listening to music.
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