HP Pavilion dv3510nr review: HP Pavilion dv3510nr

Battery life is probably the chief tenet of Best Buy's Blue Label laptops, and the Pavilion dv3510nr didn't disappoint. Using a standard 6-cell battery, it ran for 3 hours, 31 minutes on CNET Labs' video playback battery drain test. That's 77 minutes longer than the Pavilion dv4-1125nr lasted, and it uses a 6-cell battery, too. Why the discrepancy? Because the Pavilion dv3510nr's battery is rated at 55 watt hours (Whr) to the dv4-1125nr's 47Whr. Also, the dv3510nr has a more energy-efficient LED-backlit screen. Together, the superior screen technology and the higher Whr rating on its battery helped the dv3510nr run longer.

Customers also told Best Buy that they want better service in this day of the one-year standard parts-and-labor warranty. So, Best Buy ups the ante to two years and throws in 30 days of Geek Squad service.

Multimedia multitasking test (in seconds)
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Adobe Photoshop CS3 image-processing test (in seconds)
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Apple iTunes encoding test (in seconds)
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Unreal Tournament 3 (in fps)
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1280x800, 0X AA, 0X AF  
Asus X83VM-X1
42.2 
HP Pavilion dv3510nr
17.6 
Asus X83VB-X1
17.4 

Video playback battery drain test
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Video playback battery drain test (in minutes)  

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System configurations:

Asus X83VM-X1
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 (64-bit); 2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo P8400; 4,096MB DDR2 SDRAM 800MHz; 1GB Nvidia GeForce 9600M GS; 320GB Seagate 5,400rpm

Asus X83VB-X1
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 (64-bit); 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T5800; 4,096MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 512MB Nvidia GeForce 9300M GS; 250GB Seagate 5,400rpm

HP Pavilion dv3510nr
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 (64-bit); 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo P7350; 4,096MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 512MB Nvidia GeForce 9600M GS; 320GB Toshiba 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; Mobile Intel GMA 4500MHD ; 250GB Western Digital 5,400rpm.


Windows Vista Home Premium (64-bit); 2.53GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T9400; 4096MB DDR2 SDRAM 800MHz; 512MB Nvidia GeForce 9600M GT; 320GB Hitachi 7,200rpm


Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 (64-bit); 2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo P8400; 4,096MB DDR2 SDRAM 800MHz; Mobile Intel 4500MHD; 320GB Toshiba 5,400rpm

Toshiba Satellite E105-S1402
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 (64-bit); 2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo P8400; 4,096MB DDR2 SDRAM 800MHz; Mobile Intel 4500MHD; 320GB Toshiba 5,400rpm

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    HP Pavilion dv3510nr

    Part Number: FR994UA#ABA Released: Sep 28, 2008

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    Quick Specifications See All

    • Release date Sep 28, 2008
    • Resolution 1280 x 800 ( WXGA )
    • Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition
    • Installed Size 4 GB
    • Color Bronze/chrome
    • Weight 4.6 lbs
    • Optical Drive DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM
    • Graphics Processor NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS - 512 MB
    • CPU Intel Core 2 Duo P7350 / 2 GHz
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