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HP Pavilion DV5-2132DX Laptop Review

February 8th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Computer giant HP once again surprised its fans through another advanced features enabled budget laptop as HP Pavilion DV5-2132. This laptop is just priced at $450 and equipped with powerful and dynamic features as a bundle. Definitely this machine is a surprise for everyone at that affordable price. This machine powered through Intel Pentium P6100, which is a dual-core processor and clocked at 2.0GHz. This laptop comes with almost every feature that current popular laptops equipped with and there are few more surprises too. Those are 4G WiMax mobile broadband technologies, HDMI output, VGA port and some more. This laptop got one integrated Intel HD Graphics card. Perhaps people might take a back step from looking at this processor, but this is a dual-core processor and we are here with explaining you more about this processor below:

Intel Pentium P6100:

This Intel Pentium P6100 that powers HP Pavilion DV5-2132DX is an entry level processor for notebooks. This processor is clocked at 2.0 GHz. The Pentium P6100 has an architecture similar to that of the core i3 processors but it lacks AES instructions and hyperthreading. This processor also supports the Speedstep and for this it lost other power saving feature.

This P6100 performance is far better than its predecessor Celeron P4600. Its faster system bus is the major reason for this improved performance with P6100. Its increased Level 3 Cache ( 3MB) is added advantage for this processor performance. Remember that there is no VT-X for this processor.

This processor gained integrated memory controller and Intel HD Graphics graphics card through its Arrandale architecture. Its low clock rate will let this processor to perform at low. The lack of Hyperthredaing and TurboBoost is another disadvantage for the performance of this processor.

HP Pavilion DV5-2132DX Pros:

• Inexpensive notebook and suitable for all.
• It has HDMI and VGA port.
• It is equipped with 4G WiMax broadband capabilities, in case you need them
• It has HP Truvision webcam.
• It has decent battery backup facility.

HP Pavilion DV5-2132DX Cons:

• No Bluetooth.
• Not suitable for gaming especially latest games.



This laptop is powered through Intel Pentium P6100 that is clocked at 2.0GHz. It has 3MB capacity L3 Cache too.

System Memory:

The system memory of this laptop is 3GB DDR3 RAM and this RAM can be increased up to 8GB successfully.

Hard drive:

The hard drive of this laptop is 320GB capacity Serial ATA drive that spins at 7200 rpm.


This laptop comes with one integrated Intel HD graphics which has 64MB-1696MB dynamically allocated shared graphics memory.


This laptop screen size is 14.5-inches with 1366 x 768 pixels resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio. The display type is HP Brightview LED display and this can support 720p content too.

Optical drive:

This laptop comes with a LightScribe SuperMulti 8X drive which can Read and Write CDs and DVDs with double-layer support.


It has an integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN adapter for wired internet connectivity. Also, there is a 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi adapter for wireless connectivity.


This laptop equipped with an embedded 4G WiMax mobile broadband adapter keeping in mind the current trends and interests for the 4G network.

Additional Ports:

It has three numbers of USB 2.0 ports, one HDMI Output port, one VGA port, one headphone jack, one microphone jack and one 5-in-1 integrated digital Media Reader.


This laptop comes with a HP Truvision webcam that is very well integrated with a digital microphone for video chats over the internet.


This laptop is arranged with Dolby Advanced Audio through Altec Lansing speakers.

Input Devices:

This laptop is arranged with ON/OFF enabled touchpad with good responsiveness. There is one full size keyboard to satiate easy typing needs of a user.

Operating system:

This laptop is supplied with Genuine Microsoft Windows 7Home Premium 64-bit Edition. Also, there are few software packages to avail as Symantec Norton Internet security 2011 (60-days trial pack), HP Protect Smart Hard Drive Protection, Adobe Reader, Adobe Flash, Microsoft Office 2010, Windows Live Messenger and Windows Live Mail.

Sizes and weight:

Width: 13.89-inches.
Depth: 9.25-inches.
Height: 1.22-inches.
Weight: 5.19 lbs.


This laptop comes with a 6-cell Lithium-ion battery which offers 4-hours battery life for the notebook.

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