There is almost no flex to the screen. Both notebooks are nearly identical in size, although the dvt is slightly thinner toward the front of the notebook and the rounded edges make the HP feel much more compact than the boxy Dell. Although there was some minimal warmth coming from the hard drive left palm rest the most significant heat came from the memory slots in the middle on the notebook on the underside of the dvt. I would be more than happy to help! With the screen brightness set to about half, wireless on, and Vista power settings set to maximize battery life, the dvt powered down in just above 3 hours 3 hours and 2 minutes.

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In any case, the scores are still quite good. Download and run the Vista video driver installation software from HP. Furthermore, the Nvidia adapter is not a standard one, so downloading a driver from Nvidia does not work, i.

HP Pavilion dvt Review

I also had a problem with no sound after upgrading. The heat coming from the RAM was enough to make the notebook uncomfortable on the lap after about two hours.

Select “Browse my computer for driver software”, and ho browse to the folder where the driver is located, “C: Using the same settings the cell battery provided 5 hours and 41 minutes of battery life.


This topic has been locked due to inactivity for a long period of time. Do you know where I can get the video driver?

HP Pavilion Dv2500 Special Edition Laptop 320gb

Nothing here but hinges and a heat vent. By using the same external casing customers get an attractive notebook and HP saves on production costs. As proof of the durability of the finish all we needed was the included cleaning cloth to wipe the notebook clean.

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Windows 10 will probably tell you the software may not have loaded correctly, but ignore the error and click through as if it worked. Unlike many other I would be more than happy to help! The touchpad buttons have deep feedback and produce quiet, cushioned clicks. HP is unique among affordable notebook manufacturers in that they currently offer rv2500 bit and bit versions of Microsoft Windows Vista. With Intel Core 2 Duo Santa Rosa processors, available LightScribe optical drive, available nVidia dedicated graphics, and a stylish yet tough design, the dvt might just help HP keep its place as one of the leading notebook manufacturers.

The fan remained on most of the time when the notebook was plugged in and turned on frequently while the notebook was on battery power. The keys have excellent cushion and response and were quiet during use. Restart your computer and the Vista video driver will be loaded. It will take a minute or two to install, and the screen may flash or go blank during installation.


Here you can see access to memory slots, bp heat vents, and the battery. The touchpad is nice and large and features a durable and responsive surface that is also covered in the HP Imprint Finish. All forum topics Previous Topic Next Topic. Even the entry-level 1. Welcome to the HP Support Forums!

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Right click on it and select “Update Driver Software The dvt is visually identical to its predecessor the dvt, and with good reason. To install the Vista driver, open control panel and start “Device Manager”.

HP Pavilion dv2500t Review

In a matter of seconds the dvt looked as good as new. Instructions can be found here:.

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