HP dv4-1125nr review: HP dv4-1125nr

We're starting to notice a trend: HP's Pavilion laptops do not deliver great battery life. Like previous dv5 laptops and the older 14-inch dv2945se, the Pavilion dv4 turned in a very pedestrian score, lasting only 2 hours 14 minutes. That's far short of the 3 hours or more you can get from competing models. The Satellite A305 used a large nine-cell battery, which allowed it to run for more than 4 hours, but the Sony Vaio NS140E used a standard six-cell battery like this Pavilion dv4 and ran for 1 hour, 23 minutes longer.

HP backs the Pavilion dv4-1125nr with an industry-standard, one-year warranty. Toll-free telephone support is available 24-7 during your warranty period, and the HP support Web site includes real-time chat with a technical support representative. If you want to troubleshoot problems yourself, you can search through the site's thorough FAQ database.

Multimedia multitasking test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Multimedia multitasking test  
HP Pavilion dv4-1125nr
974 
HP G60-125NR
1,501 

Adobe Photoshop CS3 image-processing test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
HP Pavilion dv4-1125nr
175 
HP G60-125NR
277 

Apple iTunes encoding test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
HP Pavilion dv4-1125nr
216 
HP G60-125NR
224 

Video playback battery drain test (in minutes)
(Longer bars indicate better performance)
HP Pavilion dv4-1125nr
134 
HP G60-125NR
118 

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System configurations:

HP G60-125NR
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1; 2.0GHz AMD Turion Dual-Core RM-70; 3,072MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 256MB Nvidia GeForce 8200M G; 250GB Western Digital 5,400rpm.

HP Pavilion dv4-1125nr
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 (64-bit); 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T5800; 4,096MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 128MB Mobile Intel 965GM; 250GB Western Digital 5,400rpm.

Sony Vaio VGN-NS140E/W
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1; 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T5800; 3,072MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 128MB Mobile Intel 4500MHD; 250GB Seagate 5,400rpm.

Toshiba Satellite A305-S6872
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1; 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T5800; 3,072MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 128MB Mobile Intel 4500MHD; 250GB Fujitsu 5,400rpm.

Toshiba Satellite L355D-S7825
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1; 2.0GHz AMD Turion Dual-Core TL-60; 3,072MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 128MB ATI Radeon X1250; 250GB Fujitsu 5,400rpm.

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