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Before anybody starts yes its over £800 for a laptop. But for you guys that want a desktop but not the desk and never take the laptop out you swanky apartment overlooking the river. Then this maybe for you!

Description
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium 32-bit
Intel® Centrino® Duo processor technology
Intel® Core 2 Duo processor T7500
4096 MB (2 x 2048 MB)
500 GB (2 x 250 GB) SATA Hard Disk Drive 5400 rpm
20.1 WSXGA+ High-Definition HP Ultra Brightview Widescreen Display
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600 XT
Up to 2047MB Total Available Graphics Memory
IEEE 1394 FireWire® Interface
HD DVD ROM with SuperMulti DVD±R/RW Double Layer
Bluetooth® wireless networking
Intel® PRO/Wireless 4965AGN Network Connection
TV Tuner DVB-T, (DVB-T service not available in Ireland) Dockable remote
HP Pavilion WebCam with stereo Integrated Microphones
5-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader for Secure Digital cards, MultiMedia cards, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, or xD Picture cards
Integrated finger print reader



Specifications
General System TypeNotebook Platform TechnologyHP Pavilion Processor ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo T7500 / 2.2 GHz Multi-Core TechnologyDual-Core Cache Memory Installed SizeL2 Cache - 4 MB RAM Installed Size4GB TechnologySO-DIMM DDR2 Storage Hard Drive250 GB Hard Drive (2nd)250 GB Optical Storage TypeHD DVD ROM with Super Multi DVD±R/RW Double Layer Card Reader Type5 in 1 card reader Display Display Type20.1" Max Resolution1680 x 1050 Widescreen DisplayYes Video Graphics Processor / VendorATi Radeon HD 2600XT Max Allocated RAM Size2047 MB Audio Compliant StandardsSound Blaster Pro Notebook Camera Camera TypeIntegrated Networking NetworkingNetwork adapter - Ethernet, Fast Ethernet - integrated Wireless LAN SupportedYes Data Link ProtocolEthernet, Fast Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, Bluetooth Operating System / Software OS ProvidedMicrosoft Windows Vista Home Premium
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#1
At 7.1kg it's too heavy to carry out of your swanky apartment.
Good spec and probably a good replacement for a desktop
#2
I have one of these. It's a great machine, especially if you want to play the latest games.

Good price.

Hot

:pirate: CJ :pirate:
#3
I just do not get why there is 4GB ram and 32-bit Windows
#4
My system is quite a bit more powerful in every respect. Weighs aound 3kg less at 4.1kg. Also, a lot more portable. Of course, more money than this though.
#5
Blanco;2926885
My system is quite a bit more powerful in every respect. Weighs aound 3kg less at 4.1kg. Also, a lot more portable. Of course, more money than this though.

You forgot to mention that your screen will most probably be considerably smaller and your speakers much poorer?

:pirate: CJ :pirate:
#6
7777777
I just do not get why there is 4GB ram and 32-bit Windows


That's easy, 32 bit windws can page 4Gb and as the onboard graphics has no dedicated RAM all of this will be used.
#7
7777777
I just do not get why there is 4GB ram and 32-bit Windows


Because HP (and Dell for that matter) CBA to find or fund "polished" 64bit drivers for their machines!


It's ridiculous - I received Vista Ultimate 32-bit with my 4GB XPS1530 ... I went through loads of channels to try to get it "upgraded" to 64bit but nothing surfaced because they tell you they don't do it or support it or anything! If I hadn't had bought the laptop at such a bargain price I'd have been fuming.


Managed to get the 64-bit myself, then wiped the entire hard disk (including the silly media player thing they had installed.) Instant speed boost (mainly because there's no more Dell pap on there and no more horrible Norton trials.) Some kindly fellow posted the list of 64-bit drivers for the Dell here: http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=255232 There's probably a similar compilation for the HP somewhere :)
#8
What?

Vista will see 4 GB of RAM MINUS space reserved for PCI stuff etc. It's not dependant on the amount of RAM on the graphics card etc (common myth). As such, this PC will see between 2.75 and 3.5 GB.

Vista 32 on this PC = Fail.
#9
No . The BIOS will researve a chunk of memory "upto 2 Gb" for video RAM and windows will page the rest. Nothing will be wasted.
#10
cutthroat_jake
You forgot to mention that your screen will most probably be considerably smaller and your speakers much poorer?

:pirate: CJ :pirate:


Good points.

Screen is 17.1" and speakers are built-in Harman Kardon stereo speaker system with 2 x bass reflex speakers, 2 x tweeter speakers and 1 x subwoofer with Dolby Home Theater.
#11
Jakg
What?

Vista will see 4 GB of RAM MINUS space reserved for PCI stuff etc. It's not dependant on the amount of RAM on the graphics card etc (common myth). As such, this PC will see between 2.75 and 3.5 GB.

Vista 32 on this PC = Fail.


After SP1 it shows up as 4gb of ram. Here is a screen cap of my system

http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/6596/4gbramhb1.th.jpg
#12
If I had a swanky apartment, I would prefer an imac.
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#15
Argh, thats so annoying. When I finally not decided to order the HP HDX, and get a HP DV7-1000 instead you're making me reconsider getting it again. Good deal tho.

Won't be getting it though, because I had my heart set on the HDX 9250ea model which they discontinued. It had far better specs.
#16
Why are they still selling this with HD DVD? It must be harming certain pc manufacturers who are refusing to embrace blu-ray. It kind of negates a few reasons to buy this because at that price I would want it to be an all in one entertainment machine that can link with my plasma.

I would just wait for the rumoured Dell Studio XPS.
#17
Abbadon;2927051
No . The BIOS will researve a chunk of memory "upto 2 Gb" for video RAM and windows will page the rest. Nothing will be wasted.


It will.

It wastes about 0.5Gb on my Dell desktop. Not all graphics adapters can use all the "spare" memory, in fact it seems most can't :-(
However, seeing as memory is so cheap, why would you not have 4Gb in, and get 3.5 total to use, rather than 3, the difference in price is only coppers, so will be a minimal part of the cost of the whole package. If you do use a 64 bit OS later (such as when the drivers become available!) then all the better.

My concern is to warn ANYONE thinking of using this sort of thing as a desktop replacement, (You would need a packhorse to use it as a Laptop!) I did a similar thing a couple of years ago, as I was faced weith it being on display all the time, and it was one of the biggest wastes of money I have ever made! The laptop couldn't take the hammer of constant use, the display packed in, being a laptop it ran much hotter than a desktop, so the fan even made more noise - quietness was one reason for having it in the first place!

Binned :-(
After cannibalising!

I have a nice quiet Dell quad core now, cost about half what the laptop had cost then - it is MUCH quieter, looks no worse, after all LCD screens are small and tidy now & the laptop ended up with USB disk, hub and other stuff hanging off it looking untidy anyway!
#18
Check out this Lugables "I mean laptops" specs. It can and will reserve upto 2Gb.

Besides which, you can force 32bit Vista to address more than 4Gb of RAM but its not really worth it as Vista gets very inefficient at paging ram over about 3.5Gb.

That said, I agree with a couple of the posters here, if you don’t want to move it get a desktop, if you want a pretty all in one get a mac.

Or for this money you could build a media pc and stick a 37” TV next to it.
#19
AlistairS
After SP1 it shows up as 4gb of ram. Here is a screen cap of my system

http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/6596/4gbramhb1.th.jpg
Vista SP1 SHOWS 4GB but doesn't use it all.
#20
Bmachy;2927704
Argh, thats so annoying. When I finally not decided to order the HP HDX, and get a HP DV7-1000 instead you're making me reconsider getting it again. Good deal tho.

Won't be getting it though, because I had my heart set on the HDX 9250ea model which they discontinued. It had far better specs.


Yes, I have the 9250EA with the better spec.

Incidentally, for all of you who think that this isn't portable, I take this all of the world with me without too much effort.

:pirate: CJ :pirate:

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