HP Pavilion is a line of consumer-oriented laptop and desktop computers produced by HP Inc. Introduced in 1995, HP has used the name for both desktops and laptops in its home and home office product range. The Pavilion mainly competes against computers such as Acer's Aspire, Dell's Inspiron and XPS, Lenovo's IdeaPad, Samsung's Sens, and Toshiba's Satellite.

HP Pavilion
DeveloperHewlett-Packard (1995–2015) HP Inc. (2015–present)
ManufacturerHP Inc.
TypeLaptop, desktop computer
Release date1995; 29 years ago (1995)
Operating systemWindows
CPUAMD APU, AMD Ryzen, AMD Athlon 64/X2/II,
Intel Core i3/i5/i7
GraphicsAMD Radeon, NVIDIA GeForce, Intel Iris
Marketing targetConsumer/Home purpose
RelatedHP Envy

When Hewlett-Packard merged with Compaq in 2002, it took over Compaq's existing naming rights agreement, and so sold both HP- and Compaq-branded machines, until 2013.

History edit

HP Pavilion 4450 (1999) Intel Celeron 366 MHz
HP Pavilion 8750 (2000/2001)
HP Pavilion a367c (2003)

In 1995, HP introduced the Pavilion PC, an IBM-compatible computer of the desktop type, which marked the company's introduction into the home-computing market. Dave Packard published The HP Way, a book that chronicled the rise of Hewlett-Packard and gave consumers insight into its business practices, culture, and management style. HP also produced a low-cost, high-speed infrared transceiver that allowed wireless data exchange in a range of portable computing applications; these included telephones, computers, printers, cash registers, automatic teller machines, and digital cameras.[1]

The first HP Pavilion PC edit

The HP Pavilion 5030, released in 1995 as the first computer in the HP Pavilion line, was technically HP's second multimedia PC designed specifically for the home market. The first was called the HP Multimedia PC; model numbers were 6100, 6140S, and 6170S. The Pavilion went on to become a popular model. Specifications included a quad-speed CD-ROM drive, Altec Lansing speakers, software for online service access, and came shipped with Windows 95. This entry-level model featured a 75 MHz Intel Pentium processor, 8 MB RAM, and an 850 MB hard drive.[2]

Desktops edit

HP offers about 30 customizable desktops; of these, 5 are standard HP Pavilion, 4 are Slimline, 6 are High Performance Edition (HPE), 5 are "Phoenix" HPE Gaming editions*, 5 are Touchsmart, and 5 are All-In-One.

Current desktop models edit

  • HP Pavilion: p7m, p7z, p7t, p7xt, p7qe
  • HP Pavilion Slimline: s5m, s5t, s5z, s5xt
  • HP Pavilion HPE (High Performance Edition): h8m, h8t, h8z, h8xt, h8qe, h8se
  • HP Pavilion HPE (High Performance Edition) Phoenix (Gaming): h9-1100z, h9-1120t, h9-1150t, h9-1170t, h9-1135, h9-1200ex *(not customizable)
  • HP Pavilion Wave: 600t
  • HP Touchsmart PC: 310z, 610z, 610t, 610xt, 610 Quad
  • HP Omni Series (All-In-One): 100z, 100t, 200t, 200xt, 200 Quad

Past desktop models edit

(Note that this is not a complete list, but a list of more recent models.)

  • HP Pavilion: a255c, a445c, a1740n, a6560t, a6560z, a6510t, a6500z, a6460t, a6450z, a6410t, a6400z, a6250z, a6250t, a6210z, a6205t, a6200t, a6600z, a6608f, a6610t, ?6617?, a6660t, a6660z, a6700z, a6750f, p6300z, p6310t, p6350z, p6370t, p6380t, a705w,
a000 series - Panther / Jaguar
a1000 series - Mojave / Gobi
a6000 / p6000 series - Venus / Venus2
  • HP Pavilion Slimline: s3100n, s3200t, s3200z, s3400t, s3400z, s3500t, s3500z, s3600f, s3600t, s3600z, s3700f, s3700z, s3710t, s3750t, s5305z, s5310t, s5350z, s5370t, s5380t, s5730f, s7350n
  • HP Pavilion Media Center: a1330n, a1410n, a1600n, m7580n(XP Only), m8300, m8100y, m8200n, t000,
  • HP Pavilion Elite/HPE: m9350f, m9300t, m9300z, m9200t, m9200z, m9000t, m9000z, d5000z, d5000t, d5100t, m9400t, m9400z, d5200t, e9300z, HPE 110t, HPE 150t, HPE 170t, HPE 180t, HPE 190t
  • HP Pavilion Ultimate: d4999t, d4999z
  • HP Touchsmart: iq770t, iq772t, IQ504t, IQ506t, IQ804t, 300z, 600t, 600xt, 600 Quad
  • HP Pavilion All In One/Omni: 23SE, MS220z, 200t

Model number suffixes edit

The suffix on the model number, if present, indicates special information such as processor or country. The following chart describes each suffix.

  • t: Intel processor
  • z: AMD processor
  • sb: Small Business Series
  • se: Special Edition
  • qe: Quad Edition
  • y: CTO – Configure To Order

Two-letter country codes such as

  • us: United States
  • ca: Canada
  • br: Brazil
  • la: Latin America
  • ap: Asian Pacific
  • au/ax/tu/tx: Asia/Australia
  • ea/ec/ee/eo/(e plus a letter): Eastern & Western Europe
  • sa/sc/se/so/(s plus a letter): Eastern & Western Europe
  • na/nc/ne/no/(n plus a letter): Eastern & Western Europe
  • qr: Russia


Overheating problems edit

The HP Pavilion Slimline desktops are housed in small form factor cases. They can become very hot because of their small size.[3]

Notebooks edit

HP Pavilion 15 cs series (cs3095nr, 2019)
HP Pavilion dv series (dv2500se, 2007)
HP Pavilion zv series (zv6115EA, 2004)

The HP Pavilion laptops are customizable in the US only. A variety of different models with different setups are available in other countries. Up until 2013, HP was producing some models of the Pavilion with Compaq Presario branding.

Previous notebook models edit

  • 20.1 inch: HDX9000
  • 18.4 inch: HDX18t / dv8t
  • 17.0 inch: dv7 / g70t / dv9000 / dv8000 / zd8000 / zd7000
  • 16.0 inch: HP G60-445DX
  • 15.6 inch: Compaq Presario (CQ60 / CQ62z), dv6t / dv6z / dv6zae (Artist Edition 2) / G60t
  • 15.4 inch: dv5 / dv6000 / dv5000 / dv4000 / zv6000 / zv5000 / zx5000 / ze5000 / ze4000 / zt3000
  • 15.0 inch: ze2000 / ze1000 / zt1000 / ze5170
  • 14.3 inch: dv1658
  • 14.1 inch: dv4z / dv2000 series / dv1000 series
  • 13.3 inch: dv3t / dv3z / dv3500t
  • 12.1 inch: dv2z; Tablet PC: tx series / TouchSmart tx2z
  • 17.3 inch: ENVY 17 3D / ENVY 17 / dv7t / G72t / g7
  • 15.6 inch: HDX16t / G62t / G62m / g6 / m6 / 15-p077tx / 15-p001tx / 15-ck069tx 15-p005x / 15-p073tx / 15-p045tx / 15-p085tx / 15-r022tx / 15-r014tx / 15-r022tx / 15-d103tx / 15-p207tx / 15-p209tx / 15-p210tx / 15-p029tx / 15-p028tx / 15-p027tx / 15-f233wm / 15-n096sa / 15-ab165us
  • 14.5 inch: ENVY 14
  • 14.1 inch: dv4tse / dv4t
  • 14.0 inch: dm4t / dm4x / G4t
  • 13.3 inch: dm3t / Voodoo Envy 133
  • 12.1 inch: tm2t
  • 11.6 inch: dm1z
  • 10.1 inch: HP Pavilion x2 Detachable (1280 x 800 touchscreen)

The HP Pavilion x2 is a long-running family of devices; there are dozens of variants, across many generations of Intel processors.

HP Mini edit

Model number suffixes edit

The two or three letter suffix on the model number indicates special information like country or language (dv----xx). The following chart describes each suffix.

  • t: Intel processor
  • z: AMD processor
  • ae: Artist Edition ("Artist Edition" imprint)
  • bw: Broadband Wireless series
  • sb: Small Business series
  • se: Special Edition ("Intensity" dv4tse, "Renewal" dv5tse; "Special Edition" imprint)
  • qe: Quad Edition (special quad-core processor, e.g. dv7tqe-6100 CTO with Intel i7)

The following suffixes corresponds to the region where the notebook is sold.

  • us: United States
  • ca: Canada
  • la: Latin America
  • br: Brazil
  • ea / ee / [e + other letter]: Europe / Middle East
  • eo / so / no: Scandinavia
  • ec / sc / nc: Czech Republic and Slovakia
  • au / ax: Asia / Australia - AMD processor (AU = AMD + UMA graphics; AX = AMD + discrete graphics)
  • tu / tx: Asia / Australia - Intel processor (TU = Intel + UMA; TX = Intel + discrete)
  • ap: Asia Pacific

Other suffixes include nr, cl, and wm.

The HP Pavilion HDX is only sold with Intel processors, but does not end with the suffix "t"; it has no suffix.

The HP Pavilion TX tablet PC series was sold with AMD processors only, but they still ended with the suffix "z".

HP Imprint edit

The HP Imprint notebook finish is a high-gloss developed in cooperation with Nissha Printing Co. (Japan). This was used for the following models:

HP Imprint
  • Wave: dv9000 / dv6000 / dv2000 / tx1000
  • Digi Code: Compaq Presario v3000
  • Trace: Compaq Presario v6700TX
  • Radiance: dv9700 / dv9500 / dv6700 / dv6500 / dv2700 / dv2500
  • Influx: dv6700tse / dv6500tse / dv2842se
  • Dragon: HDX9000
  • Verve: dv2700tse
  • Echo: tx2000z / tx2500z
  • Thrive: dv6800tse
  • Artist Edition: dv2800tae / dv2890nr / dv2990nr
HP Imprint 2
  • Meshy: dv7 / dv6 / dv5 / dv4 / dv3000
  • Unity: Compaq Presario CQ20
  • Glossy Black Finish: Compaq Presario (CQ70 / CQ50 / CQ40)
  • Fluid: HDX18t / HDX16t
  • Intensity: dv4tse
  • Renewal: dv5tse
  • Intersect: dv7 / dv5 / dv4 / dv3500 / dv3
  • Swirl: HP Mini 1000 (Mi / XP / Mobile Broadband Wireless)
  • Peony: HP Mini 1000 (Vivienne Tam)
  • Reaction: HP TouchSmart tx2z
  • Moonlight: dv7 / dv4 / dv2z / dv6
  • Espresso: dv7 / dv4 / dv2z / dv6

Notebook artwork competitions edit

HP held a contest in conjunction with MTV to help design a special edition HP notebook case artwork. The contest went from September 5, 2007, to October 17, 2007, and over 8,500 designs from 112 countries were submitted. "Asian Odyssey" by João Oliveira of Porto, Portugal, was chosen as the winner of the competition and featured on the HP dv2800tae Series Notebook.[4][5] In another competition, "Engine Room," a design by Hisako Sakihama, from Japan was chosen to appear on a HP notebook.[6]

Specialized features edit

HP developed Linux-based software which could be booted quickly (in ~12 seconds) to play music or DVDs called QuickPlay for the dv series of notebooks. QuickPlay also incorporated multimedia features, such as pause playback from the included remote control, within Windows. Later versions that shipped with Vista did not have the boot option but retained the multimedia features.[7]

QuickPlay software has been discontinued by HP, being replaced with HP MediaSmart Software that was installed on all HP desktops and notebooks from 2009 onward.

Overheating issues edit

Many notebook owners experience hardware failure in various Pavilion models due to overheating. The first symptom is usually a disappearing Wi-Fi, followed by failure of the graphics system and booting problems. HP does acknowledge this as a "hardware issue with certain HP Pavilion dv2000/dv6000/dv9000" notebooks, which is eligible for free repair.[8] Other users recommend a resoldering of the Nvidia GPU on the motherboard due to the overheating causing the solder on the built-in GPU to liquify.

In 2009, HP had to recall over 70,000 batteries that were defective as a result of overheating.[9]

References edit

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  2. ^ "HP Pavilion 5030, 1995". hp.com. Retrieved 2007-03-21.
  3. ^ Lorch, J.R.; Smith, A.J. (June 1998). "Software strategies for portable computer energy management". IEEE Personal Communications. 5 (3): 60–73. doi:10.1109/98.683740. ISSN 1070-9916. S2CID 3240421.
  4. ^ "Take Action. Make Art". www.mtv-tama.com. Archived from the original on 2007-10-11. Retrieved 2008-07-23.
  5. ^ "HP, MTV Announce Winner of "Take Action. Make Art." Global Notebook PC Design Competition". hp.com. Archived from the original on 2008-05-11. Retrieved 2008-07-23.
  6. ^ "HP, AMD and MTV Announce Winner of "Engine Room" Notebook Design Contest". hp.com. Archived from the original on 2009-01-18. Retrieved 2009-02-07.
  7. ^ "HP Notebook PCs - Installing and Updating QuickPlay/DVD Play 3.x". hp.com. Archived from the original on 2011-07-12.
  8. ^ "HP Limited Warranty Service Enhancement". Archived from the original on 2009-02-21. Retrieved 2010-06-03.
  9. ^ Ogg, Erica (2009-05-14). "HP laptop batteries recalled for overheating". CNET. Archived from the original on 2012-03-01.

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