Tuesday, May 06, 2008

New laptop

HP Pavilion DV9730US Entertainment Laptop

Processor: AMD Turion 64 X2 2.20GHz (I am so an AMD fan)
Bus speed: 1600MHz
Level 2 cache: 2 x 512KB

Memory: 3GB (expandable to 4GB) 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM (PC2-5300)

Hard drive: 250GB 5400RPM

Optical drive: Burns DVDs

Screen size (diagonal): 17" Widescreen (Maximum screen resolution 1440 x 900)
Video memory: 1071MB (shared)
Video card: NVIDIA GeForce 7150M
Altec Lansing sound

Express card: Yes
S-video out: Yes
Media card slot: Yes
VGA: Yes
USB 2.0: 4
Firewire: 1
Infrared port: Yes
Dial-up modem: Included
Ethernet: Yes
Wireless: 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth: No (so I had to purchase a Kensington USB bluetooth adapter)
Built-in webcam: Yes

OS: Windows® Vista Home Premium w/ SP1

Height 1.7 inches
Width 15.2 inches
Depth 11.2 inches
Weight 7.7 lbs

Bought a simple wireless optical mouse to go with it.
Couldn't get away from the Vista on-slaught.
Because it's an entertainment oriented system it comes with simple HP headphones and a remote control for the media centre.

Bought a travel sleeve for it and a stylish knapsack.
P.S. My wife got an HP Pavilion dv6871us 15.4" Widescreen Entertainment Laptop
• Intel Core 2 Duo T5550
• 320GB hard drive
• Built-in wireless 802.11agn
• 3GB of DDR2 memory
• Burns DVDs and CDs
• Built-in webcam

Better Video, Harmon Kardon speakers, light weight, 15.4" viewable screen, Intel processor, better wireless mouse, same sleeve, laptop purse, otherwise same specs as above.

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