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HP Pavilion Notebook DV9385ea Intel Core2 Duo T5600 2048MB RAM 240GB 17" HD Widescreen DVD RW TV Tuner + Remote Bluetooth Webcam Vista Home Premium

RRP £1,099.00 £579.99 Ex VAT £681.49 Inc VAT

Over £1000 at other places.

Description: HP Pavilion dv9300 is an ultra-stylish notebook PC series powerful enough to take on the most demanding of challenges. A 17-ich widescreen display and leading edge mobile processors make this notebook an entertainment powerhouse.

Specifications: General Recommended UseHome use Platform TechnologyIntel Centrino Duo System TypeNotebook Built-in DevicesStereo speakers, wireless LAN aerial, Bluetooth aerial Width39.6 cm Depth28.5 cm Height4.2 cm Weight3.6 kg LocalisationEnglish / United Kingdom Processor ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo T5600 / 1.83 GHz Multi-Core TechnologyDual-Core 64-bit ComputingYes Cache Memory TypeL2 Cache Installed Size2 MB RAM Installed Size2 GB / 2 GB (max) TechnologyDDR II SDRAM Form FactorSO DIMM 200-pin Configuration Features2 x 1 GB Storage Controller TypeSerial ATA Serial ATA InterfaceSerial ATA-150 Storage Hard Drive120 GB - Serial ATA-150 - 5400 rpm Hard Drive (2nd)120 GB - 5400 rpm Optical Storage TypeDVD±RW (+R double layer) / DVD-RAM Disc Labeling TechnologyLightScribe Technology Card Reader Type5 in 1 card reader Supported Flash Memory CardsSD Memory Card, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, MultiMediaCard, xD-Picture Card Display Display Type17" TFT active matrix Max Resolution1440 x 900 ( WXGA+ ) Widescreen DisplayYes FeaturesBrightView Video Graphics Processor / VendorNVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 - PCI Express Video Memory256 MB Audio Audio OutputSound card Compliant StandardsSound Blaster Pro FeaturesAltec Lansing speakers Audio InputStereo microphone Notebook Camera Camera TypeIntegrated Input Device(s) TypeKeyboard, touchpad, QuickPlay Telecom ModemFax / modem Max Transfer Rate56 Kbps Networking NetworkingNetwork adapter Wireless LAN SupportedYes Wireless NICIntel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Data Link ProtocolEthernet, Fast Ethernet, Bluetooth, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g Compliant StandardsIEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g Expansion / Connectivity Expansion Slots Total (Free)2 ( 0 ) x memory - SO DIMM 200-pin

* 1 ( 1 ) x ExpressCard/54 Interfaces1 x display / video - VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) * 4 x Hi-Speed USB - 4 PIN USB Type A

* 1 x modem - phone line - RJ-11 * 1 x network - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX - RJ-45 * 1 x display / video - S-video output

* 1 x microphone - input - mini-phone 3.5mm * 1 x audio - SPDIF output/headphones * 1 x docking / port replicator

* 1 x IEEE 1394 (FireWire) * 1 x remote control - infrared * 1 x headphones - output - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm * Display / video - HDMI Miscellaneous
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#1
Don't forget 3% quidco!
#2
[email protected] widescreen, every monitor I have ever had since I got my first computer in 2001 has had a HD screen.
#3
HenvY
[email protected] widescreen, every monitor I have ever had since I got my first computer in 2001 has had a HD screen.


Its to fool the less informed people 8)
#4
Display Type 17" TFT active matrix
Max Resolution 1440 x 900 ( WXGA+ )
Processor Intel Core 2 Duo T5600 / 1.83 GHz / 667 MHz FSB
Hard Drive120 GB - Serial ATA-150 - 5400 rpm
Graphics Processor / NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 256MB - PCI Express

What’s the big deal? This is last generation technology and not even close to top end. The price has just been reduced to clear old stock but still doesn’t seem especially cheap! Warmish.
#5
What is the '+ Remote Bluetooth Webcam'?
#6
It is discontinued but still a good machine for the price I think. The nearest current model would be this:

[url]www.laskys.com/pcs_and_laptops/laptops_and_pdas/laptops/hp_pavilion_dv9655.html[/url]



They both have pros and cons when compared i.e. hd size, L2 cache, cam. I was looking at the DV9655 till I spotted this.

Im unsure now. A new machine is a new machine to me, they're only current for so long anyway.

Which is the better machine regardless?
#7
Agharta
Display Type 17" TFT active matrix
Max Resolution 1440 x 900 ( WXGA+ )
Processor Intel Core 2 Duo T5600 / 1.83 GHz / 667 MHz FSB
Hard Drive120 GB - Serial ATA-150 - 5400 rpm
Graphics Processor / NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 256MB - PCI Express

What’s the big deal? This is last generation technology and not even close to top end. The price has just been reduced to clear old stock but still doesn’t seem especially cheap! Warmish.


My thoughts exactly!

BadBoyTC
What is the '+ Remote Bluetooth Webcam'?

comes with a remote control
Bluetooth enabled
has a webcam

It funny that they put it all together, makes it seem like something cool lol :giggle:
#8
luwpergwin
It is discontinued but still a good machine for the price I think. The nearest current model would be this:

[url]www.laskys.com/pcs_and_laptops/laptops_and_pdas/laptops/hp_pavilion_dv9655.html[/url]



They both have pros and cons when compared i.e. hd size, L2 cache, cam. I was looking at the DV9655 till I spotted this.

Im unsure now. A new machine is a new machine to me, they're only current for so long anyway.

Which is the better machine regardless?


I have been looking for a replacement for my current Laptop for a while and this is an excellent spec for the price.

Might not be up to the minute spec but isn't far off, and I do not think that you will find anything better (with a 17") for this price.

I would say that this is better than the machine that you have quoted (DV9655) in every way except the HD capacity.
#9
This is a very good deal. It's not amazing but it's still definitely worth considering if you want a 17" entertainment laptop. It may be behind on certain specs like the graphics card and processor but it makes up in other areas. It has both a HDMI output and SPDIF digital output. So you can connect it to your flatscreen and to a home cinema amp. Not something that you can do with the next best 17" laptop deals around which are the Dell Vostro 1700's. Plus it seemingly has a fingerprint scanner (bio security) if the review of Ciao are to believed. Add to that the remote control, bluetooth and webcam and you've got a lot of features. It apparently looks very good to. Not that that counts for much but hey.

I'd quite like a HDMI output but it's not a powerful enoug machine to make me replace my two month old Vostro 1700 even though I could get the same on ebay for the Vostro as I paid for it.
#10
my wife has had this laptop for 4 months now. She uses it to play Warcraft on and she absolutely loves it. The screen is simply superb, I have used a lot of laptops and thi model has a superb bright screen and it plays dvds very well. Also the Altec lansing speaker bar across the top of the keyboard produces some of the best sounds i heard out of laptop, it actually has bass!!
At this price it is a storming bargain. It is a tad heavy for a 17in lappie but it is very good quality.

Rob H
#11
what graphics chip does laskys lap top have does not say just the make nvidea this one has 7600 not the bast but pretty good for laptop as a lot hav much lower spec graphics ie 6150 or 7300 hopeless for games
#12
The nvidia 7600 has dedicated ram in this laptop, my wife gets 70-80fps with this laptop on World of Warcraft and that is with Anti-aliasing truned on and all effects switched on. Rob H
#13
pcworks
my wife has had this laptop for 4 months now. She uses it to play Warcraft on and she absolutely loves it. The screen is simply superb, I have used a lot of laptops and thi model has a superb bright screen and it plays dvds very well. Also the Altec lansing speaker bar across the top of the keyboard produces some of the best sounds i heard out of laptop, it actually has bass!!
At this price it is a storming bargain. It is a tad heavy for a 17in lappie but it is very good quality.

Rob H


Rob, thanks for the useful info. Are you able to say how long the battery lasts under normal, non-intensive use please, i.e. not when hammering it with gaming but maybe web surfing, email, MS office, etc?

Thanks,
Andy
#14
Also of note, is that all of the reviews of this exact model, and specifiction noted on other sites, plus the ones for sale on EBay, all list the GFX Card as 512MB RAM, not 256.

So hopefully Microdrict have made and error, and it will be interesting to see when mine arrives Monday.

Also, I ordered this yesterday Morning and the price dropped by about £10.00 by the evening, doh.
#15
ajp558
Rob, thanks for the useful info. Are you able to say how long the battery lasts under normal, non-intensive use please, i.e. not when hammering it with gaming but maybe web surfing, email, MS office, etc?

Thanks,
Andy


I have the older HP 17" Laptop (ZD8000 series) and TBH the battery life is pretty useless, however, these are more for Desktop replacements, rather than Laptops, although portable if you want them to be.

Mine just sits on my desk, which means less clutter and wires. Althoguh occasionally can take it out and about, but as said they are quite heavy.
#16
I am considering it as a replacement for an old heavy 15" Acer where the battery is kaput and will cost about £100 to replace. This weighs a little less and has such a high spec - 17" wide-screen, huge hard disks, graphics, webcam, bluetooth, hdmi, remote control, etc, etc that it is so much more tempting than buying a new battery.

If I could get a couple of hours life out of the HP's battery to watch a movie, and if it doesn't sound too noisey (the fans on the Acer are on the go all the time and makes annoying wooshes every minute or so despite cleaning any dust out) then I am seriously tempted as a present for my wife. I dumped the Acer on the wife and got myself a 14" Dell which is lightweight and with a terrific 7 hour battery life (with brightness turned down). She hates the Acer now so I am tempted to go for the HP for Xmas but know she'd prefer some jewellery, clothes, etc but that kind of purchasing is not a strong point of mine :)
#17
ajp558
Rob, thanks for the useful info. Are you able to say how long the battery lasts under normal, non-intensive use please, i.e. not when hammering it with gaming but maybe web surfing, email, MS office, etc?

Thanks,
Andy


just surfing and office use you can get just over 2 hours, intense gaming on battery with lots of wifi and hard drive accessing will drop battery life down 1.5hours.

I am off to work now but i will post some pictures of the laptop and remote etc later when I get back home after 6pm.

Rob H
#18
Thanks for the info Rob & KPGrimmy. 2 hours battery with all that spec is do-able. Can anyone say whethr it is quiet in terms of fan noise as well please?
banned#19
Don't think this is a hot deal, but not a cold one either - room temperature..
#20
hello everyone,

just wondering if someone could share their experience with HP for the warranty service. Do they come and pickup or you have to go over them?

I am currently considering Dell, HP or Toshiba. Any recommendations?

2 years ago, I was having bad experience with HP. They've been fixing the same, same problem for more than twice. I gave up at the end.

Do they improved now or not?

Many thanks :)
#21
ajp558
Thanks for the info Rob & KPGrimmy. 2 hours battery with all that spec is do-able. Can anyone say whethr it is quiet in terms of fan noise as well please?


Quiet as a mouse.

I decided to go for this one. I currently have the DV9574 which is very similar. I paid £900 6 weeks ago and if I had seen the DV9385 then for £680 I would have snapped it up. This ones for my brother.

Oozes quality
looks good in standby
Quick as a flash

Don't know about battery life as its never left my desk. You'll be hard pushed to get a 17" laptop of this quality at that price imo.
#22
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v605/pcworks/laptop1.jpg

A gorgeous looking laptop that is very functional, and the HDMI output is great for outputing DVDs etc. At this price and the 2x hard drives makes this vey good value for money.

Rob H
#23
So far I have seen this model listed with 128mb graphics, 256mb graphics and 512mb graphics....anyone know which is actually correct?
Stonking deal IMHO if it is 512mb graphics!...if not... just a great deal!!..gave it a HOT vote.
#24
The graphics card has 256mb of ram but it can also access another 256mb of system ram if it needs to. It is the geforce go 7600 version and it works very well.

Rob H
#25
Thanks for the pic Rob. HDMI output is a great idea. Does it also send the sound to the TV or do you have also connect the headphone/line-out socket with another cable to get the sound also coming from the TV?

Can anyone come up with any negatives (other than weight, which is still lighter than my old 15" Acer)?

Every other site including HP state that graphics is 512Mb.

Also, whats the DVB-T TV tuner like?
#26
ajp558
Thanks for the pic Rob. HDMI output is a great idea. Does it also send the sound to the TV or do you have also connect the headphone/line-out socket with another cable to get the sound also coming from the TV?

Can anyone come up with any negatives (other than weight, which is still lighter than my old 15" Acer)?

Every other site including HP state that graphics is 512Mb.

Also, whats the DVB-T TV tuner like?


HDMI usually includes audio as well, so see no reason why it would not on a Laptop.

I should receive mine Monday, so will be able to confirm GFX memory then, but really hope it is 512MB as per HP site. But either way, top Laptop for the money.
#27
The tv tuner works well with a good external aerial, the small 10cm aerial they send you will not be strong enough to tune channels in with. Always tune with your standard house aerial first and save the channels, then try and get the channels with the portable aerial.

Rob H
#28
pcworks
The graphics card has 256mb of ram but it can also access another 256mb of system ram if it needs to. It is the geforce go 7600 version and it works very well.

Rob H


Thanks for that, my missus doesn't want to buy a laptop until after Xmas, but this really does look a cracking deal....putting my best wheedling head on...:roll:
#29
Agent_Silver
So far I have seen this model listed with 128mb graphics, 256mb graphics and 512mb graphics....anyone know which is actually correct?
Stonking deal IMHO if it is 512mb graphics!...if not... just a great deal!!..gave it a HOT vote.


Nowadays, the amount of graphics memory is becoming more irrelevant to the actual performance of a graphics card.

I mean you could give a graphics card as much memory as you want, but chances it wouldnt be able to handle or process it properly so it wouldnt make a difference to the actual performance.

:thumbsup:
#30
seems alot of money for that spec! ok if you are obsessed by the 17 inch screen..but the rest of it is nothing special. And if SIZE is so important why not plug it into something else? Its like everyone wants a portable dvd player with a HUGE screen...doesnt that defeat the object of 'portable', and you can plug it into any size screen anyway!!!
#31
EricOlthwaite
seems alot of money for that spec! ok if you are obsessed by the 17 inch screen..but the rest of it is nothing special. And if SIZE is so important why not plug it into something else? Its like everyone wants a portable dvd player with a HUGE screen...doesnt that defeat the object of 'portable', and you can plug it into any size screen anyway!!!


Some of us use them as desk top replacements, it has been an ongoing discussion in my house, because for the money I can get much more from a Tower PC, however, aesthetically with only a power cable to run to it a laptop keeps my wife happy. Which also means I don't want a second screen, because this will negate the point of it being a desktop replacement.
Having done my homework, this is a good deal, however, unless I am wrong the card isn't DX10 capable, therefore, still saving for a 17" Inspiron with core2duo 2ghz, 8600 GT 256mb graphics and 1920x1200 screen, 320GB Hard Disk with free upgrade to Ruby Red & 2.0mp webcam £878 less 10% = £791, £110 more I know, but £90 is the upgraded screen, and to be fair no HDMI output, however for me that isn't important.
#32
pcworks
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v605/pcworks/laptop1.jpg

A gorgeous looking laptop that is very functional, and the HDMI output is great for outputing DVDs etc. At this price and the 2x hard drives makes this vey good value for money.

Rob H

Hi can you tell me has it got a fingerprint reader
#33
No it doesn't have a fingerprint reader as standard.

Rob H
#34
pcworks
No it doesn't have a fingerprint reader as standard.

Rob H

OK thanks i was looking at paying £600 for a new laptop but i think i will go fo this one .
#35
jtlbi
OK thanks i was looking at paying £600 for a new laptop but i think i will go fo this one .


You will not be disappointed with this beast, it is a superb media laptop tha\t can happily game as well. The wife absolutely loves hers.

Rob H
#36
Just to throw my two penneth in, I've had this model for 2 months now, it's a cracking bit of kit, the built in card readers, hdmi output, webcam, tv tuner etc are lovely extra touches to a great looking and performing machine, not to mention the 120GB twin hard drives, meaning all your music etc can be stored on a different drive to your system files, and also future proofs it slightly more before you have to resort to external storage...
#37
Mine arrived today and they are indeed 512MB GFX.

Sticker on the box confirms this. I'm well happy.
#38
Hi i order mine last week on the 6th dec, how long before you got yours, it is now the 11th dec .

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