CES 2009: HP Pavilion dv3 – 13.3″ Entertainment Notebook PC

HP Pavilion dv3 Specifications

Display: 13.3″ TN (Twisted Nematic) Wide TFT LCD with LED Backlight
Aspect Ratio: 16:10
Pixel Format: 1280 x 800
Webcam: Yes
GPU: ATI Radeon HD 3200
CPU: 2GHz Athlon X2 QL-62 to 2.4GHz AMD Turion Ultra X2 ZM-86
RAM: Up to 8GB DDR2
HDD: 160/250/320/400GB 5400RPM HD, Optional SSD
Connectivity: 5-in-1 Media Card Reader, WiFi (ABGN), Bluetooth, Gigabit Ethernet, ExpressCard, USB 2.0, VGA, HDMI, eSATA/USB Combo, Mic-In, Speaker-Out
Optical: Slot-loading SuperMulti DVD player
Other: Magnesium Chassis, Fingerprint Reader (optional)
Battery: 6/9-cell Lithium Ion
Dimensions: 12.2 x 9.1 x 1.3″
Weight: 4.35lbs
Price: Starting MSRP US$799


HP‘s Pavilion dv3 is an entertainment-oriented notebook PC sporting a 13.3″ LED backlit LCD. HP calls the LCD a “LED BrightView backlit display”. The 13.3″ LCD features a more traditional 16:10 aspect ratio and a 1280 x 800 pixel format. Graphics is powered by ATI’s Radeon HD 3200 series GPU. There are plenty of ports including an ExpressCard slot, HDMI connection and a media card reader. HP has done its homework on the connections: the HDMI port should come in very handy when you want to connect the dv3 to a LCD TV. But if you were thinking of watching 16:9 HD content on the dv3 itself, I’m afraid you’ll need to deal with either black bars or a full screen but with slightly lower quality. The external design is standard HP: very nice. I’m not too hot on the bronze color but I’m sure there will be other standard colors available.

Source: HP via Engadget

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