HP Pavilion dm4-3170se 14-Inch Laptop (Black) Review

It’s always a pleasure to get to review an excellent laptop, and the HP Pavilion dm4-3170se is definitely in that category. With its’ beautiful external appearance and extreme portability it can be easy to overlook the fact that it has some truly wonderful internal components. These include, among others, the Intel i5 processor, 6 GB of RAM and a 500 GB hard drive.

So not only will you be carrying around this very stylish machine, you will also be able to easily multitask and accomplish the demanding computer tasks that your everyday usage requires.


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Pros of this laptop:

  • Intel i5 processor
  • 6 GB of RAM
  • 500 GB hard drive
  • Only 4.3 lbs.
  • Up to 7.5 hours of battery life
  • Beats audio
  • Hard drive acceleration (SSD) cache – programs start up very fast
  • HDMI port to connect the laptop to the TV
  • Red backlit keyboard


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Cons of the computer:

  • Not great for heavy gaming
  • The external appearance might not appeal to everyone
  • No full numeric keypad
  • No blu-ray player

This is a terrific looking laptop that also delivers in the performance area. You can easily multitask all of the important business applications that you need to run throughout the day, while still having the excellent display, sound and performance to watch videos and listen to music in your spare time at night. And if you do not want to store all of your music, pictures and video on the 500 GB hard drive, you can easily stream them through the laptop using the 802.11 b/g/n WiFi.

While the look of the laptop might turn off some people that would really appreciate the components that the laptop has to offer, those that like the way it looks will be rewarded with a laptop that has taken strides to make the user’s experience as good as possible. The HP CoolSense technology will keep the palm rest and keyboard cool during heavy use and the HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection will help to keep data safe in the event of accidental drops and bumps.

This laptop has more features than just about any other computer you will find in this price range. It has a higher screen resolution (1600×900) than most of its’ competitors, and the backlit keyboard is an amazing addition that you will really enjoy if you have never had one before.

Visit the HP Pavilion dm4-3170se product page to learn more.

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