|Screen Size||14.1 inches|
|Screen Resolution||1280 x 800 pixels|
|Processor||2.13 GHz Intel Core i3|
|RAM||4 GB DDR3-SDRAM|
|Hard Drive||500 GB mechanical_hard_drive|
|Graphics Coprocessor||Intel HD Graphics|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||2|
HP Pavilion DV4-2161NR 14.1-Inch Laptop (Digital Plaid)
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- Intel Core i3-330M Processor (2.13 GHz, 3 MB L3 Cache)
- 4 GB DDR3 System Memory (2 DIMM) (expandable to 8 GB)
- 500GB (7200RPM) Hard Drive (SATA), LightScribe SuperMulti 8X DVD±R/RW with Double Layer Support
- 14.1" Diagonal WXGA HD HP BrightView Widescreen Display (1280 x 800), Intel HD Graphics
- Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, * Up to 4.25 Hours of Battery Life
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- Excellent design
- 4GB Ram, enough for most tasks
- 500GB hard drive, for me that's enough for now
- Small size and little weight (even lighter when DVD is removed, which is an excellent feature in itself)
- Windows 7 (better than Vista, we'll see about XP)
- EXCELLENT PRICE
- Battery life is about 2 hours, bound to decrease within 6 months, not on par with most other laptops this size.
- Touchpad really has a mind of its own on ocassion.
- Glossy design is beautiful, but it's also a fingerprint magnet
- Opening it is a cumbersome task, not really bad, but a little.
- Windows 7 "64bit" - Some old programs I use refuse to work in such environment.
All in all a solid laptop, with excellent features (and minor inconveniences), but please, HP, this is my third HP laptop and the batteries have never been your forte. (yet I keep buying HP) DO SOMETHING!
UPDATE: The battery won't last for more than an hour and a half, so I took two stars off my review for this major inconvenience. Sorry to say this, but I no longer recommend this purchase.
I also love how its 14" monitor, so I can take it anywhere and fit it into any bag. It has a very sleek and glossy exterior. A little bit of work to keep clean, but that's no reason not to buy a computer. The speakers are great for a laptop. I was actually surprised how clear sounds and music was. As with most HP laptops, you get the lightscribe burner, which is great, but it also comes with a disc replacement thing so if you don't care to use a disc drive, you can remove it and save some weight. But really it doesn't weigh that much.
The only downfall I have with this computer is the slightly low battery life. I think a little bit of that might be my fault cause I just plugged in and played rather than letting the battery charge fully first before I started playing with it.
Great laptop for the price.
Windows 7 works well. Most things are in different places than XP but it's easy to find them.
This system has a basic graphics card. The Windows Experience numbers warn that the Aero interface will be sluggish sometimes, and I definitely feel that's true.
The hard drive impressively large, although not all the 500GB is usable. It is split up into three partitions. One is the system restore partition (since Windows install discs are not included), and one is the quickstart partition (a fast starting non-Windows environment that lets you surf the web and browse your media collection), so the hard drive really has only around 320 mb free when you get it. That's lots for your pictures, videos, music, etc. It's also quite speedy.
4GB RAM standard, which should be more than enough, except that about 1.5 GB are used for the integrated graphics so you only have around 2.5 GB for programs. In the future, when RAM prices come down, I'll be upgrading to 8GB of RAM.
The only ads on the machine are trials of Norton Internet Security 2010 1-User, and Microsoft Office Standard 2007 FULL VERSION, prominent links to HP's accessories store (buy from Amazon instead), an ad for an online backup service, and an icon for one of Amazon's competitors (a Bay Area auction site). Not bad.
I have no problems with overheating here. The touch panel for adjusting volume is very very useful.
Some reviewers have mentioned overheating, and I was apprehensive about this -- and after buying I was constantly monitoring the temp to see if a return was in my immediate future. But really it's not so bad, better than my last Sony, and I do believe that having the i3 processor (still blazing fast, mind you) minimizes this problem in this configuration. But if heat is your number one concern, sacrifice more computing power and go for one of the new super-mobile types with the dainty processors. They will stay cooler of course.
Overall, I am extremely pleased with this purchase and would recommend this HP laptop to my friends, family, and to all of you!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I was scammed when I bought this laptop. I returned it and bought a Mac :)Published 18 months ago by Christov
HP Pavillion DV4 14 inch laptop works well, arrived well, shipping condecion Good.Published 19 months ago by jerry
The item (product) was the same as the description of it. Please review other customers comments to have more info.Published on December 10, 2012 by Carlos F
I bought this laptop on 18/05/10, as of today 02/09/12 it still works pretty decently and has not had a lot of the normal issues you would expect a 2 year laptop to have (namely... Read morePublished on September 2, 2012 by Chris G.
I enjoyed this laptop while I had it, but the motherboard started to go after less than 2 years. I am not sure I got much bang for my bucK!Published on March 23, 2012 by mt gal
Purchased less than a year ago and I already had to replace battery. Mousepad has a mind of its own. Makes a reallt funny noise sometimes when I turn it on. I hate this computer. Read morePublished on January 14, 2012 by Diana Nunes
As the others have said, the battery life isn't all that great. lucky for me, where i am when i use it most of teh time allows me to keep it plugged into the power pack. Read morePublished on August 22, 2011 by S. Blackmon
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