HP DV5-1211 reviews and prices: 15.4" Laptop computer

25 customer reviews
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+ This laptop has no outstanding positive points. - It scores very poorly on battery life.

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8.4 out of 10 based on 25 reviews.
HP DV5-1211 with Intel Core 2 Duo T5800 2 GHz Dual Core Processor, 3GB of Memory and 320GB Storage on Windows Vista Home Premium. DVD drive See full product description
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Confirmed purchaser Music, gaming or video fan

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Its good and easy to understand
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 31 Jan 2010

Confirmed purchaser General home user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
it gets very hot underneath so burns your legs
battery life isnt brilliant
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 3.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 31 Aug 2009

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Performance, design and functions, good price.
Bad points:
No S-Video outlet, quite warm when working.
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 7.0
Size and weight 7.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 26 Jul 2009

Marcos , London or Canterbury

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
I like the design and specifications. A good laptop I would admit. The look is sleek and the weight a bit great.
Bad points:
The fan is too noisy. Please try and make the fan less noisy.
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 5.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 24 Jul 2009

Confirmed purchaser

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
nice looking.. has everything i need
Bad points:
gets a little hot.. watch out for those air vents..
battery life a bit naff
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 4.0
Design 7.0
Size and weight 7.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 24 Jul 2009

Dan, Doncaster General home user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Great performance
Bad points:
Battery life
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 5.0
Design 7.0
Size and weight 6.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 12 Jul 2009

Tom, uk

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Fast, plenty of disk space, not too large or small
Bad points:
only OS option was windows vista, fan is a bit loud and running rather often
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 6.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 04 Aug 2009

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 15.4
Screen Resolution (pixels) 1280 x 720 (WXGA)
Operating system Windows Vista Home Premium
RAM (Gigabytes) 3
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 320
Number of cores Dual
Processor brand Intel
Processor series Core 2 Duo
Processor number T5800
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 2
Number of USB ports 4
Connections Wireless
Built-in disc drive DVD drive
Built-in disc drive CD-ROM drive
Weight (kg) 2.65
Graphics card brand nVidia
Graphics card model number GeForce 9600MGT
Remote control Yes
Release date 2008-11-05

Also known as: HEWLETPACK DV5-1211

Laptop Buyers Guide  

Manufacturer's Description

With a striking, liquid metallic industrial design on the outside and powerful entertainment capabilities on the inside, this 15.4-inch notebook is the perfect partner for fun, communication and productivity

Features
• Featuring genuine Windows Vista® Home Basic or genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium for superior digital entertainment and advanced features
• Featuring a new innovative liquid metallic industrial design with smooth, elegant thin lines, this 15.4-inch notebook PC is designed to captivate
• QuickPlay software puts all forms of entertainment just a click away – from HD video to digital photos, music and karaoke fun. Striking a ideal balance between mobility, size and visual performance, this 15.4-inch notebook offers total entertainment
• High-definition graphics, built-in TV tuner (select models), remote control, home theatre-like audio and HDMI video, deliver uncompromising entertainment
• An integrated low-light webcam, dual digital microphones and broadband are ideal for social networking and communications
• Password management capabilities and built-in fingerprint reader, available on selected models, make it fast and simple to work in a secure environment. HP ProtectSmart protects your hard drive


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