Product Reviews (8)
My best buy ever !!!
Strengths: Everything....Display,OS,Screen,RAM,HDD,Blu-Ray Disc,TV Tuner Card,Webcam,Keyboard,Grapics Card, Speakers
Weakness: Battery and weight (obviously with so many features these have to be compromised a bit though)
I have done a thorough research on laptops and verified all models...be it Lenovo, Compaq, Apple, Dell, Asus, Acer, Fujitsu, Sony, Gateway, Toshiba...but this model had the best features:price ratio...more so as I got this one from eCOM electronics for as low as $1220 in mid June'08.
If you are looking for high-end complete entertaiment no one comes close to this at this price....unmatched quality ..truly speaking.....The display is truly the state-of-the art as also the performance of video card which allows you to play very high end (though mostly vista oriented if OS is Vista) games like Crysis,Farcry, Doom3. The fps is awesome though you can't expect XBox/PlayStation3/Nintendo Wii like graphics...but it is the best for any PC...........
Bluray disc feature blows you away with its ability t play blu ray discs effortlessly and with great video quality.
4GB ram, which is as of now the highest in market for any PC makes you do multi-tasking like anything...copying in HDD, Burning discs and playing games at the same time..effortlessly and with smooth-as-a-whistle like performance....
TV tuner card simply is the icing/cherry in the cake.......TV quality and recording simply blows you away...definite replacement for a HD TV..though the screen is way smaller than that of a HD TV...
Speakers give you great sound though EAX is not enabled...its DOLBY DIGITAL for crying out loud...
Typing in this keyboard is so easy and keys are so ergonomically placed that you will hate to go back to any desktop...FYI...numpad ia also available...so transition from desktop to Laptop is no problem at all....even things get better with the webcam for cideo chatting with far away friends/family....
In one word it is too hard for me to summarize my experience..I can simply say...SPEECHLESS...AWESOME...Please get your hands on this piece of art...vis-a-vis technology..I gonna bet you going to like..infact love..every bit of it
By Deb4u007 - Jul 31, 2008
HP Pavilion dv9830us Entertainment Notebook
Strengths: The comprehensive features of the HP Pavilion dv9830us Entertainment Notebook is astounding. The screen size is amazing when viewing Blueray DVDs, watching HD T.V. and in general use of the laptop.
Weakness: 1. The weight of the laptop. It is pretty heavy. 2. Getting used to Vista Operating System
The PCs features of a 17-inch WXGA High-Definition BrightView Widescreen Display is great. The 320GB hard drive capacity is substantial. The built in web cam is handy. Outstanding DVD playback is fantastic and you have the Blu-Ray player capability as well. Random access memory is as good as it gets with 4GB DDR2 memory. The NTSC/ATSC TV tuner is a good additional feature along with a remote and headphones. This is good for what I like as an entertainment computer.
By SARABE2008 - May 11, 2008
was my best buy untill it died
Strengths: all except for Vista 64
Weakness: Problem with power jacks causes loss of all power. est cost to repair $600.
You name it, blue ray dvd, TV hook up and ability to feed my DTV. Fantastic dispay clarity. Would still keep it if I could find a way to feed power via the battery connection. It waS A REFURB but extensive reviews of problem comments it just happens. Rough handling is a smoke screen. Hp has a latent design defect but will not fix it. If you buy suggest getting all the warrenty offered. Mine lasted 6 mos.
By wdhmd2009 - Jun 19, 2009
HP Pavilion dv9830us Entertainment Notebook Pc!
I won a HP Pavilion dv9830us Entertainment Notebook Pc! at the HP Technology Forum & Expo 2008. This is the BEST laptop in town. Keep up the EXCELLENT WORK! It has everything, but the kitchen sink.
By Derick on HP - Jul 16, 2008
Lotsa bang for the buck
My son got this for his birthday from his grandmother and I am really impressed. Always been leary of laptops as there is a trade-off in performance for size. This machine has a lot of muscle all the while running Vista Home Premium (64 bit version I might add) plus other apps and associated "Bloat-ware" that comes on a new PC. Graphics are great, lots of nice features. The only reason I gave it 4 stars on performance is that they could have put a 7200 rpm drive in it instead of the 5400 for just a little more $ which woulsd have made this thing scream. After we got it going my son looked at me and told me I can have his desktop computer as he won't be needing it any more.
By ArgusP on HP - Jul 11, 2008
I jsut wanted to say by far this is one of the best laptops on the market its loaded it has everything from gaming, movies, networking, video editing, you could even watch tv in hd i think it's a bag for the buck if you buy this system you are definately getting your money worth and them some.
By levi on HP - Jun 13, 2008
this laptop is totally awsome. i ocasionally have problems with it once in a great while, but i always do with any computer i use...i strongly recomend this laptop over any other.
By cjthespy on HP - Jun 3, 2008
Wow that's Fast
So my wife wanted a new laptop after seeing her friend with the HP Pavilion dv9830us Entertainment Notebook PC, so we went looking. Now being in the IT field for 14years I’m VERY skeptical of Out of the Box Computers, But this Blew me away. Huge screen with amazing clarity, Blazing speed even with all the extra software and Vista and Norton and ECT... This thing is a Cadillac, big comfy and powerful. The only down side is now I want one.
By Tonedog666 on HP - May 21, 2008