HP Pavilion dm4-1065dx review: HP Pavilion dm4-1065dx

Annual power consumption cost
Asus UL80J-BBK5
$4.52 
Gateway ID49C07u
$4.68 
Dell Studio s1558-5691MSL
$4.74 
Asus K50IJ-BNC5
$4.81 
HP Pavilion dv5-2045dx
$4.85 
Sony Vaio VPCEA24FM/W
$5.26 
Dell Inspiron i14R-2265MRB
$5.63 
Toshiba Satellite A665-S6050
$6.14 
HP Pavilion dm4-1065dx
$6.15 
Samsung Q430-11
$6.49 
HP Pavilion dv6-3055dx
$6.70 

The HP Pavilion dm4-1065dx ran for 4 hours and 8 minutes on our video playback battery drain test, using the included 6-cell battery. That's excellent for a 14-inch laptop, especially as we've seen some disappointing battery performances from midsize laptops lately. For back-to-school consideration, the long battery life is especially appreciated. The dm4-1065dx had one of the longest battery lives among its mainstream retail competitors in this season's roundup.

HP includes an industry-standard, one-year, mail-in, parts-and-labor warranty with the system. Support is accessible through a 24-7 toll-free phone line, an online knowledge base, and driver downloads. Retail outlets also offer extended warranties to laptop buyers at the point of purchase, but we generally don't recommend them.

Multimedia multitasking test
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Samsung Q430-11
684 
Dell Inspiron i14R-2265MRB
715 
HP Pavilion dm4-1065dx
722 
HP Pavilion dv5-2045dx
773 
Toshiba Satellite A665-S6050
790 
Dell Studio s1558-5691MSL
790 
Sony Vaio VPCEA24FM/W
796 
Gateway ID49C07u
797 
HP Pavilion dv6-3055dx
810 
Asus K50IJ-BNC5
957 
Asus UL80J-BBK5
1122 

Adobe Photoshop CS3 image-processing test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Samsung Q430-11
109 
Dell Inspiron i14R-2265MRB
113 
HP Pavilion dm4-1065dx
116 
Toshiba Satellite A665-S6050
129 
HP Pavilion dv5-2045dx
129 
Sony Vaio VPCEA24FM/W
129 
Dell Studio s1558-5691MSL
131 
Gateway ID49C07u
134 
Asus K50IJ-BNC5
148 
HP Pavilion dv6-3055dx
156 
Asus UL80J-BBK5
185 

Apple iTunes encoding test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Samsung Q430-11
143 
Dell Inspiron i14R-2265MRB
148 
HP Pavilion dm4-1065dx
154 
HP Pavilion dv5-2045dx
169 
Toshiba Satellite A665-S6050
172 
Gateway ID49C07u
173 
Sony Vaio VPCEA24FM/W
173 
Dell Studio s1558-5691MSL
174 
Asus K50IJ-BNC5
186 
HP Pavilion dv6-3055dx
246 
Asus UL80J-BBK5
249 

Video playback battery drain test (in minutes)
(Longer bars indicate better performance)
Toshiba Satellite A665-S6050
272 
HP Pavilion dm4-1065dx
248 
Sony Vaio VPCEA24FM/W
229 
HP Pavilion dv5-2045dx
222 
Asus K50IJ-BNC5
211 
Samsung Q430-11
188 
Dell Inspiron i14R-2265MRB
181 
Dell Studio s1558-5691MSL
178 
Gateway ID49C07u
176 
Asus UL80J-BBK5
164 
HP Pavilion dv6-3055dx
150 

HP Pavilion dm4-1065dx
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit); 2.26GHz Intel Core i5 M430; 4096MB DDR3 SDRAM 1066MHz; 64MB (Dedicated)/1696MB (Total) Intel GMA HD; 500GB Toshiba 7200rpm

Dell Studio s1558-5691MSL
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit); 2.27GHz Intel Core i3 M350; 4096MB DDR3 SDRAM 1333MHz; 64MB (Dedicated)/1696MB (Total) Intel GMA HD; 500GB Seagate 7200rpm

Samsung Q430-11
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit); 2.4GHz Intel Core i5 M450; 4096MB DDR3 SDRAM 1066MHz; 512MB Nvidia GeForce 310M; 500GB Samsung 5400rpm

HP Pavilion dv5-2045dx
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit); 2.27GHz Intel Core i3 M350; 4096MB DDR3 SDRAM 1333MHz; 64MB (Dedicated)/1696MB (Total) Intel GMA HD; 500GB Toshiba 7200rpm

Asus UL80J-BBK5
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit); 1.2GHz Intel Core i3-330M ULV; 4096MB DDR3 SDRAM 800MHz; 1GB Nvidia GeForce 310M + 1696MB (Total) Intel GMA HD; 500GB Seagate 5400rpm

HP Pavilion dv6-3055dx
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit); 2.0GHz AMD Phenom II N930; 6GB DDR3 SDRAM 1333MHz; 384MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250; 640GB Toshiba 5400rpm

Sony Vaio VPCEA24FM/W
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit); 2.27GHz Intel Core i3 M350; 4096MB DDR3 SDRAM 1333MHz; 128MB (Dedicated)/1751MB (Total) Intel GMA HD; 500GB Seagate 5400rpm

Dell Inspiron i14R-2265MRB
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit); 2.4GHz Intel Core i5 M450; 4096MB DDR3 SDRAM 1333MHz; 64MB (Dedicated)/1696MB (Total) Intel GMA HD; 500GB Seagate 5400rpm

Gateway ID49C07u
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit); 2.27GHz Intel Core i3 M350; 4096MB DDR3 SDRAM 1333MHz; 128MB (Dedicated)/1755MB (Total) Intel GMA HD; 500GB Western Digital 5400rpm

Asus K50IJ-BNC5
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit); 2.3GHz Intel Pentium Dual-Core T4500; 4096MB DDR3 SDRAM 667MHz; 64MB (Dedicated)/1696MB (Total) Mobile Intel GMA 4500MHD; 500GB Western Digital 5400rpm

Toshiba Satellite A665-S6050
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit); 2.27GHz Intel Core i3 M350; 4096MB DDR3 SDRAM 1066MHz; 64MB (Dedicated)/1696MB (Total) Intel GMA HD; 500GB Seagate 7200rpm

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