I just got my DV3T. I noticed that the cooling pad I currently have will not work with this laptop since it sucks air from under the laptop, while the DV3T sucks the air from under the laptop and blows it out the side.
So are there any cooling pads that work well with the DV3T? Ones that blow air from the bottom to the top?
i already have the dv2 an i really like it so far. battery life could be a lot better but eh. not that big of a deal. i ordered the dv3t today for some more power and integrated optical drive. my question is do i really need it?
i use my computer for
itunes aim internet word
i know with all those up the dv3t will outperform this one but buy how much? is it really worth all the work to be trading it back in and paying some more money? i really like the sleekness of the dv2. lastly how much will a clean install help the dv2?
I was pretty much set on the xps m1330, but after hearing about some issues with the GPU in the long run, I've been looking at the HP DV3T, but I can't find any professional reviews on it. At Notebookreview there's a lengthy discussion, but that's about it.
I'm pretty much ready to order the HP DV3T notebook, but one thing that confuses me is the processor. I want a very fast processor, so initially i was going to get the Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo Processor T9550 (2.66 GHz). However, i did some research and i found that the P series processors are more efficient than the older T series, thus using less power and have a faster FSB. The next fastest P series processor you can get with the DV3T is the Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo Processor P8700 (2.53GHz). I went on Intel's website, and if I read correctly, the P8700 and the T9550 are both 45nm, and have the same FSB (1066Mhz). However, the P8700 has 3mb L2 cache, and the T9550 has 6mb L2 cache.
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Basically what im asking is what processor is the better one? Money isn't a factor, so I just want the better processor. All these numbers are confusing me, and i dont know what exactly i should be getting here.
i just purchased a Bronze DV4-1220us from Micro Center for 584.99
I currently has the AMD Turion X2 Dual core RM-72
And the ATI Radeon 3200 Installed
The Problem is when i play wow on my laptop the top left corner gets really hot and the fan blows forever even after the game is closed
My question is should I return this model and order the DV3 or DV4 on the hp Website with the GeForce 105M card will the laptop run cooler a bit and is the upgrade worth the extra 300 dollars for my order.
I've been looking for a laptop for college for months now. I've been set on many different systems (sager np7350 then scared from reseller issues, m1330 then not because of heat/mobo issues ive read about), but now I'm looking hard at the dv3t. What do you guys think about it because I can't find really any info on it.
Can i use a SATAII SSD? (the hp site says it uses sataI)
Any heat issues?
Battery life? (getting integrated graphics)
What exactly is the infinity screen and is it worth getting?
here are the specs:
Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 1 (64-bit) Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo Processor P8600 (2.4 GHz) 3GB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm) OCZ Vertex 60gb SSD Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHDedit 13.3" diagonal WXGA High-Definition HP LED BrightView Widescreen Display (1280 x 800) LightScribe SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-RW with Double Layer Support NetworkingWireless-G Cardedit Full Size Backlit Keyboard Primary battery50% OFF!! One 6 Cell and One 9 Cell Lithium Ion Batteriesedit OS and recovery mediaSystem Recovery DVD with Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium (64-bit
Im looking to get myself a smaller laptop to take around with me. I have at home a g50v right now and love it but itís just too big to take with me everywhere. I like both of these laptops but canít decide which one I like better. I see some were saying that they had a 30% coupon for the dv3t which would make it the same price or less as the dv2z.
These are two of the laptops I am looking at and I just wanted some opinions from people that own them or know about them.
What I would be getting for the two is pretty much the same thing.
Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 1 (64-bit) Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo Processor P8600 (2.4 GHz, 3 MB L2 Cache, 1066MHz FSB) FREE Upgrade to 4GB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm) from 2GB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm) FREE Upgrade to 320GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection 512MB NVIDIA GeForce G 105M...........
I have received my dv3t in black today, and it comes preinstalled with Vista. I have a copy of Windows XP Pro and would like to reformat it to this. Is there a way to do this and ensure all drivers can work?
For those who want to see the guides I am looking at, here they are (also found on posts #2 and #4):
Information and drivers + thorough support from HP forum:[url]
A guide to help in the process (an easier reading, read posts 2 and 3):[url]
I had 3 specific laptops that I was looking at buying: HP Dv3t, Sony Viao SR, and the Dell XPS 1340. I ended up choosing the HP over the other two for several reasons. My priorities were, upgraded battery, bluray, P series processor, and nothing larger than 13.3inches. The dell has no bluray (I want the bluray for my HDTV use, not laptop use) so it really came down to the Sony and the HP.
HP Dv3t Pros: Price Bluray 9 cell battery ($30)
HP Dv3 Cons: Video card
Sony Viao SR Pros: Bluray..........................
Is it possible to add this feature (safely) after purchase? I'm not optimistic but I thought it would be worth asking, it's the one feature I think I would have changed when I ordered (had it for a little while, don't want to go through the return process [even if they would let me at this point] just for this).
when I use my HP Bluetooth mouse the right palm area of the laptop gets really hot. Has anyone else experienced this? Is is normal? That area does not seem to get hot when using the trackpad, just the BT mouse.
I think I'm going to switch to a non-bluetooth wireless mouse.
I just installed windows 7 RC on my dv3t today, and it is such a new enhanced experience! I love the more sleek, smooth, and faster OS already. I have installed many necessary drivers to run W7, did updates, and organized all tools (Advanced System Care, Smart Defrag, etc.) It's a real champ. There are some things on HP's side I need to address to make the 100% of my W7 experience fulfilled.
1. Where is the GeForce 105M driver for W7 64bit? I looked on NVidia's site, and tried 6 different drivers, for Vista and W7 64bit, and the audio is the only part that was installed. This interferes with the native resolution, and I am having to use 1280 x 720.
2. Brightness setting is not visible anywhere in control panel, and the FN keys to alternate brightness (F7 and F8) do not work. The screen remains at full brightness. How can I fix this?
3. The fingerprint reader does not seem to work. In Vista, I had Digital Persona, but cannot seem to find a way to render it useful on W7. Maybe I am looking in the wrong places?
I just got an HP DV3T to replace a Dell Studio 1555 laptop. I liked the Studio 1555 but I wanted a smaller size laptop and the HD 1080p screen, while beautiful, made text a real chore to read.
I received the DV3T a couple days ago and wanted to share my initial impressions for anyone else considering this laptop as there don't seem to be many on this forum who have it. I use my laptops for word processing, light photo editing, watching Hulu etc and general websurfing.
Things I like about the HP DV3T:
Size: It's perfect. Not too small yet small enough to be portable and lighter than a 15 inch laptop. Build quality: It's very sturdy and does not feel fragile at all. I would describe the build quality as excellent. It does have a shiny finish however which is a real fingerprint magnet. I like the design (I have the black model) although the silver circles on it make it look like it was designed by Target.....
Looking at the HP site these days, the dv3t gives you free 320GB HDD, Included LED display (at 1280x800), and long battery life.
The dv4t has only a free 250GB, extra $60 for LED, less battery life, and costs nearly the same (Infact, only $20 less for the same specs asthe dv3t).
Why SHOULDNT I get the dv3t? I'm in the market for a small, light PC with 512MB Discreet graphics and something around 2.2-2.4GHZ Intel. Seems like dv3t is the no brainer. Considering smaller computers tend to be more expensive it surprises me that HP offer more free upgrades on the dv3t than on the dv4t.
I got the HP DV3T and was looking to see what options existed for upgrading the optical drive to support blu-ray but as of yet I have been unable to find what models of the slimline blu-ray drives are actually compatible with this laptop. Would anyone have any idea where I could find this information or better yet personal experience/knowledge of what will and will not work?
I've had my HP dv3t since mid June 2009 and had no real problems with overheating until recently. I've noticed that the fans have been kicking in when watching videos and sometimes to the extent that it shuts off my computer instantly. I'm not sure why watching videos overheats my system. Maybe it's the specs?
Friend got a couple weeks old dv3t with P7350 and Intel graphics. Even though it has SRS feature, still sound totally sucks. I cant beleive how quite the speakers are. Even at full volume, you have to be pretty close to notebook in order to listen clearly, unlike my dv6700t, which fills the room with not high quality, but decent enough sound - both volume and quality wise. and it get so hot while playing a little game on it, that the side grill almost gave me burn today. What do you guys with dv3t feel about sound and heat issues? Do you find it weak too, or my friend's dv3t has something wrong in it?
I purchased a 13" HP Dv3t-2000 Moonlight White laptop back in May 2009. I got this particular model before HP released the backlit keyboard option in their slightly newer DV3t's. I also upgraded from Windows Vista Home Premium 64 bit to Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit in October 2009.
Anyways, ever since I got my laptop I've had an audio issue. Whenever I turn my volume up to 100%, and I play music or a youtube video through my built in speakers, the audio output gets crackly. I can feel the audio vibrating through my laptop. I have to turn my volume down to around 64% to eliminate only a part of the crackling.
This crackling issue doesn't happen when I listen to audio through headphones or earbuds. But I would like to have clear audio output through my built in speakers.
ON A SIDE NOTE: My brother got a 13" HP Dv3t Espresso Black about a month after mine, and his has a backlit keyboard. When he turns his volume to the max, and plays something through his built in speakers, there is NO CRACKLING whatsoever!
I went to his Speaker settings and found that he has the IDT High Definition Audio Codec installed. I checked mine and it just says Default speakers. That raised a red flag - the fact that I didn't have this IDT codec could be my problem..........
Received dv3t CTO couple of days ago from HP. I am not even done clean installing on the notebook, and when I opened the HP total care advisor today, it was showing battery condition as poor. I ran the battery check tool, and it shows battery color as Red, battery health indicator as "Replace" and a message that says "The battery check has detected a failure. The battery may be covered by your HP warranty." I contacted HP chat and rep said they are sending me a new battery. I dont install HP total care advisor after clean install ever, so in a way I am glad this software detected the battery problem before I clean installed the system and wiped out this software, and I got battery replacement. Makes me wonder if this software should be installed after clean install. If I want to install it after clean, where do I download it from?
I checked out the service manual, to read up on disassembly. Thinking about opening my notebook up and removing the heat pads and replacing them with copper shims to reduce heat. that is, unless someone can find a way to downclock the GPU for cooling purposes... But I'd like to get it cooler so the fan won't have to run all the time.
The DV5T is one of two notebooks that I'm considering and I have a question related to the heat while gaming. Many have recommended a cooling pad, and many also suggest simply raising the notebook .5-1" in the back. With the natural lift of the 12 cell battery, would the cooling pad still be necessary for long gaming runs? I don't want to pay the extra $20 for the 12 cell only for minimal cooling gains and still needing to buy a cooling pad. Or is it cooling pads are highly recommending for all laptops when gaming?
I wanted to upgrade my wireless NIC but upon power up, error 105 appears - network device not supported ¬† The original one I have is the broadcom wifi + bluetooth combo card, and I am intending to use an Intel card with 802.11ac capability and also has bluetooth onboard. Its also 2x2 so original the antenna connectors snap right in ¬† I am on the latest firmware F15 ¬† Is there any way I can install this other NIC ??
I bought a dv3t-2000 two months ago and recently i installed windows 7 and i just realize that is not possible to change the brightness on the screen, is always the same. I have tried changing the power plans, I've upgraded the BIOS, but so far is not working.