Our HP Pavilion dv4t-4000 review unit is configured as follows:
- 14-inch glossy 720p display (1366×768 resolution)
- Intel Core i3-2130M dual-core processor (2.1GHz, 3MB cache, 35W TDP)
- Integrated Intel HD graphics
- 4GB DDR3-1333 RAM (1x 4GB; supports up to 8GB – 2x 4GB)
- 500GB 5400RPM Seagate hard drive (ST9500325AS)
- Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1030 wireless network adapter
- Internal Bluetooth wireless
- Integrated HD webcam
- DVD burner (hp DVDRAM GT31L)
- 1-year limited warranty
- 6-cell li-ion battery (10.8V, 55Wh)
- Weight: 4.88 lbs.
- Dimensions: 13.35 x 9.28 x 1.22~1.48 inches
- Price: $549.99
Our HP dv4t sports appropriate specifications for a budget notebook. Its second generation Intel Core i3 dual-core processor and 4GB of RAM make short work of everyday tasks such as Internet surfing and even occasional photo editing in Adobe Photoshop CS5. This notebook is not capable of playing the latest 3D games such as Call of Duty because it only has integrated Intel graphics.
The Pavilion dv4t can be custom configured with a backlit keyboard, a larger 9-cell battery, a faster processor as well as more RAM and hard drive space; doing so will push the price over the $500 mark.
Performance and Benchmarks
wPrime processor comparison results (lower scores mean better performance):
PCMark Vantage measures overall system performance (higher scores mean better performance):
PCMark 7 is a newer benchmark which measures overall system performance (higher scores mean better performance):
3DMark06 measures overall graphics performance for gaming (higher scores mean better performance):