22 Mar, 2010
HP Pavilion DV5 Review And Disassembly
If you are gaming enthusiast, also like HP brand, you can give priority to HP Pavilion DV5 series notebooks, the main features of this model is 15.4 inch screen, 9600GT graphics card. Although HP Pavilion DV5 not suitable for being carried out, replacement of desktop products is also good.
From the appearance point of view, the design style of HP Pavilion DV5 is similar to DV4, just larger. You can find some subtle differences for closing look, such as the external screen protective layer, more one USB interface and so on.
HP Pavilion DV5 is 35.8×25.9cm, and its most thickness is 4.5cm.
If you need to travel with notebook, HP Pavilion DV5 will help you exercise, because it weight 2.9kg body only, and more than 3.5kg if coupled with the power adapter and mouse.
As a larger size of the consumer notebook, HP dv5 natural uses the plastic material shell, but it’s roof and palmrest surfaces are covered with HP Imprint printing coating, so it looks relatively stylish, also with a good anti-wear capacity.
It uses the screen opening and closing of the buckle-free manner, in order to support a heavy 15.4-inch screen, and its shaft damping is relatively tight, opened the other hand when you need to press the base to live. As a result of the sinking axle, the largest screen opening and closing angle is 140 °. HP Pavilion DV5 built-in camera.
We note that there is a transparent screen outside of dv5-screen can be precious protective effects, which play a role in extending the life of the screen.
HP dv5 LCD panels sourced from LG Philips, the same as CQ4 series. HP Pavilion DV5 still use the Altec Lansing branded speakers, putting-effects among similar products.
HP Pavilion DV5 keyboard has a group of touch-sensitive shortcut function keys except power button, and they can not be seen in the shutdown state, they will be issued the weak light in the boot.
This design is a relatively stylish, also has two drawbacks. First, off state, when a user accidentally hit the left side of the QuickPlay button, the system would immediately start and enter the multi-media center, which may give users an unnecessary trouble.
Another disadvantage of touch-screen is it will issuing the light when we watch movies in all black room which would interfere or diverting attention.
Keyboard details: keycap is large, rebound is sensitive
Smooth touch pad and disable key
HP Pavilion DV5 keyboard feel pretty good, keycap large (especially the four arrow keys), rebound sensitive, but the key to a short-range slightly biased. Its Ctrl key on the left of Fn key, suit with the majority usage. In addition, its touchpad is in the center and equips with the corresponding key to avoid misuse, taking into account the user’s actual situation.
As a 15-inch notebook, HP Pavilion DV5 side of space is relatively abundant, a total of four USB port (one is E-SATA), to meet the needs of most users, so the layout of the two is also reasonable.
In addition, HP Pavilion DV5 also has VGA, HDMI, card reader and Express Card these common interfaces. It is worth mentioning is that it’s headphone port is located in the fuselage front-right position, provides two, so you can access to two pairs of headphones at the same time.
There are two USB and power interface on the right side.
Observe the back of HP Pavilion DV5, we cansee it has two-way out the draft, but the location is too low down, and may effect the cooling effect. In addition, there are some wind holes in memory, hard drives and wireless cards.
Memory expansion slot and PCI-E slot.
The single standard 2GB DDR2-800 memory.
HP Pavilion DV5 is also a range of products, I think HP Pavilion DV5-1106TX is more cost-effective. This is a Centrino 2 laptop, which uses a Core 2 Duo P8400 processor (2.33GHz), PM45 chipset and 5100AGN wireless card, in addition to There GeForce 9600M GT graphics card, 2GB memory and 320GB hard drive, and DVD optical record machine engraving.
P8400 is a Centrino 2 mainstream processor based on 45-nanometer technology, and it has a 2.26GHz clock speed, 3MB 2 cache and 1066MHz front-side bus, is enough to use with 9600M GT graphics card.
HP Pavilion DV5 has a balanced hardware configuration, overall performance can make you feel satisfactory and also can meet the use of next 3 to 5 years, such as multi-tasking office, high-definition movie playback, graphic design and so on.
We can see this 9600M GT graphics card has 32 stream processors by GPU-Z detection, 512 MB memory capacity and 128 bit memory interface, and 500MHz core frequency.
It is somewhat regrettable that it still uses DDR2 memory which the equivalent frequency of only 800MHz, and compared to the 9600M GT graphics those equipped with GDDR3 memory performance reduced by about 20%.
We test HP Pavilion DV5 performance by Need for Speed 12. We will set the resolution of 1280×720, open the all special effects to highest, and open the 2X antialiasing.
Need for Speed 12: transferred all to the highest quality.
A simple scenario, the average number of frames: 27 frames / sec.
HP Pavilion DV5 can run Need for Speed 12 smoothly under 1280×720. People who has a high require for fluency can appropriately lower part of special effects which consume resources, such as the World Shadows. We recommend that you open at least 2X antialiasing, otherwise the game screen will look very very bad.
The following is cooling test. We test at room temperature 26 ℃ environment, so that HP Pavilion DV5 loop running 3DMark06, and by means of infrared detection to study the location of maximum temperature of the nine surface after two hours.
Test results are rather disappointed, HP Pavilion DV5 a positive maximum temperature reached 42 ℃, play the game will feel more hot; at the bottom of body the maximum temperature has been close to 50 ℃, we recommend that you elevate the bottom of a number of books, or equipping with a cooling base.
HP Pavilion DV5 comes with standard six-cell lithium battery, which is 4400mAh. We find that HP Pavilion DV5 can continue to run 2 hours and 29 minutes under medium and low load condition through BatteryMark. As a high-end single remarkable notebook, such a result is also essential that people can accept it.
HP Pavilion DV5 at the expense of a certain degree of portability, but finally equips with the 9600M GT this high-end graphics card should have been part of the game enthusiasts of all ages.
Advantages: excellent game performance, with fingerprint recognition, two headphone jacks
Disadvantages: left palmrest heat a little big , easy to leave fingerprints in roof
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