The Hewlett-Packard Pavilion dv2500t is on the verge of cutting-edge notebook technology at the moment. It's one of the most popular laptops since the inception of the Santa Rosa platform, being the evident successor to the well-received Hewlett-Packard Pavilion dv2500t. I've been holding out to buy a Santa Rosa notebook for the new Nvidia GPUs that support DirectX 10 because integrated graphics just don't cut it.
The Hewlett-Packard Pavilion dv2500t as customized:
Genuine Windows Vista Home Basic (32-bit)
Intel Core 2 Duo T7300 (2.0GHz/4MB L2Cache)
14.1" WXGA BrightView Widescreen (1280x800)
$50 off upgrade from 1GB (2 Dimm) to 2GB (2 Dimm)!
319MB NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS
HP Imprint (Radiance) + Fingerprint Reader +Webcam
Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
120GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
Super Multi 8X DVD+/-R/RW w/Double Layer Support
HP Expresscard TV Tuner for Windows Vista Notebook
12-Cell Lithium Ion Battery
Build and Design
The Hewlett-Packard Pavilion dv2500t is by far, the slickest piece of technology that I have seen in awhile. The glossy black finish matches the lacquer of even the finest grand pianos. The new Radiance imprint keeps in tone with the chic ness of the notebook. This is truly luxury on a budget. Aside from the fabulous design, the build isn't so great, but that's expected from a consumer notebook. The casing is made out of plastic which feels quite sturdy. There is a slight flex in the screen when being twisted, but it doesn't feel like it's any weaker then a magnesium-alloy notebook. The most annoying thing about the notebook is that it does collect fingerprints on the lid, but they can only be seen in the right lighting so it's not that much of a big deal. It's also very easy to clean up, so unless you're meticulously clean this shouldn't be a problem for you.
The Hewlett-Packard Pavilion dv2500t monitor is capped at 1280 x 800 which is a drag if you prefer higher resolutions, but I feel that anything bigger on a 14.1 inch would strain the eyes too much. I love the glossy Bright view Screen though. Even with the lighting turned to the lowest setting, it still is a pleasure to view. From watching DVDs, to gaming, or even browsing the internet, the Bright view really does make everything more enjoyable due to its easiness on the eyes
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