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HP Pavilion
HP Pavilion (2016).svg
DeveloperHewlett-Packard (HP Inc.)
ManufacturerHP Inc.
TypeLaptop, desktop computer
Release date1995; 27 years ago (1995)
Operating systemWindows
Intel Core i3/i5/i7
GraphicsAMD Radeon, NVIDIA GeForce, INTEL IRIS
Marketing targetConsumer / Home purpose
Related articlesHP Envy

HP Pavilion is a line of consumer-oriented laptop and desktop computers produced by HP Inc. It was introduced in 1995 by erstwhile Hewlett-Packard. The name is applied to both desktops and laptops for the 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.

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.


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 which 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 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. Pavilion went on to become a popular model. Its specifications included a quad-speed CD-ROM drive, Altec Lansing speakers, software for online service access and Microsoft Windows 95. This entry-level model featured a 75 MHz Intel Pentium processor, 8 MB RAM and an 850 MB hard drive.[2]


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
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


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]


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

These are customizable in the US only. A variety of different models with different setups are available in other countries. Until 2013's HP was producing the some model of Pavilion with Compaq Presario branding.

Current notebook models[edit]

HP Pavilion x360[edit]

HP Pavilion x360
Also known asPavilion x360
Type2-in-1 PC
Release date2014
Operating systemWindows 8.1
Windows 10
CPUIntel Celeron
Intel Pentium
Display29.5 cm (11.6")
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics
SoundTwo Beats Audio speakers
InputHeadphone jack
RJ-45 Ethernet port
HDMI port
2 USB 3.0 ports
1 USB 2.0 port
microSD card
SD/SDXC card
Mass1.58 kg

HP Pavilion 13 x360[edit]

HP Pavilion 13 x360
Also known asPavilion 13 x360
Type2-in-1 PC
Release date2014
Operating systemWindows 8.1
Windows 10
CPUIntel Core i3
Intel Core i5
AMD A8-6410
Display33.8 cm (13.3")
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 4400
SoundTwo Beats Audio speakers
InputHeadphone jack
RJ-45 Ethernet port
HDMI port
2 USB 3.0 ports
1 USB 2.0 port
microSD card
SD/SDXC card
Dimensions33.32 x 22.87 x 2.24 cm
Mass1.95 kg

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
  • 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: Scandinavia
  • ec / sc: 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 ( 12s ) 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 will be replaced with HP MediaSmart Software that will be installed on all HP Desktops and Notebooks from 2009 onwards.

Overheating issue[edit]

Many notebook owners experience hardware failure in various Pavilion models due to overheating. The first symptom is usually a disappearing Wi-Fi. Later 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]


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