Dell Inspiron 1525

Dell Inspiron 1525 is a 15.4" screen mainstream multimedia notebook that competes head-on with the likes of the HP dv6700t and Sony VAIO FZ. Dell has introduced Dell Inspiron 1525 as a thinner and lighter alternative to the previous Inspiron 1520. Dell has always been known for its direct to order model and ability to configure to your hearts delight, and now they've taken that a step further by giving you the ability to customize the color of your notebook from a selection of ten designs.
Dell Inspiron 1525Dell Inspiron 1525 is the follow-on to the popular Dell Inspiron 1525 notebook. The Inspiron 1525 is actually less powerful than the Dell Inspiron 1525 because it does not offer a dedicated graphics card. Instead Dell has taken the approach that buyers should look to the Dell XPS M1530 notebook for those that want dedicated graphics, while the Dell Inspiron 1525 is a reasonably priced multimedia laptop that suits the average user that does not get into gaming or other high performance demanding tasks. Dell Inspiron 1525 comes with the Intel Core 2 Duo processor platform dubbed Santa Rosa.



Dell Inspiron 1525 System as Reviewed

The specs for the Inspiron 1525 as reviewed are the following:

* Screen: 15.4-inch WXGA (1280 x 800) CCFL TrueLife (glossy) screen
* Processor: 2.0GHz Core 2 Duo T7250
* Memory: 2GB DDR2-667 SDRAM (up to 4GB DDR2 SDRAM available)
* HD: 80GB 7200 RPM SATA HDD
* Optical Drive: 8x Dual-layer DVD±RW drive
* Graphics: Intel Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator X3100
* Wireless: Dell Wireless 1390 802.11g Mini Card
* Colors: Jet Black
* Media Card: 8-in-1 flash memory reader
* Input and Output Ports: 4 USB 2.0, HDMI, VGA, IEEE 1394a, RJ11, RJ45, 2 headphone, 1 microphone, 1 ExpressCard 54mm slot, 3 mini-card slots, consumer IR, S-Video
* OS: Windows Vista Home Premium
* Dimensions: 1.00" - 1.48" (height) x 14.05" (width) x 10.08" (depth)
* Weight: 6.0lbs with 6-cell battery







Dell Inspiron 1525 Laptop Computer

Dell Inspiron 1525 Laptop Computer


Dell Inspiron 1525 Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T5550 (1.83GHz/667Mhz FSB/2MB cache) 3GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 at 667MHz Blossom Pattern Glossy, widescreen 15.4 inch display (1280x800) Size: 320GB SATA Hard Drive (5400RPM) CD / DVD Writer (DVD+/-RW Drive) Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100 High Definition Audio 2.0 Integrated 10/100 Network Card















Dell Inspiron 1525 Weigh in

One thing I like to always do with any new gadget I get is take it to the scales and see how much it weighs:
Notebook Actual Weight
Dell Inspiron 1525 (15.4" screen, 6-cell battery) 6.03 lbs
Dell Inspiron 1520 (15.4" screen, 9-cell battery) 7.4lbs
HP Pavilion dv6500t (15.4” screen, 6-cell battery) 6.10lbs
Sony VAIO FZ (15.4” screen, 6-cell battery) 5.62lbs

With the 6-cell battery you can see the Inspiron 1526 is quite reasonable in terms of weight, it's much lighter than the Inspiron 1520 predecessor and lighter than the competing HP dv6500t. The Inspiron 1525 would actually be quite reasonable to carry around in a backpack for a while, though 6lbs would begin to hurt your shoulder if you'll be walking for more than a mile.

Dell Inspiron 1525 Size-Up

Another interesting metric I like to look at is the dimensions of the notebook compared to similar notebooks.
Notebook Dimensions
Dell Inspiron 1525 (15.4" screen) 14.05" (W) 1.00" - 1.48" (H) x 10.08" (D)
HP Pavilion dv6500t (15.4” screen) 14.05" (W) x 1” - 1.69" (H) x 10.12" (D)
Dell Inspiron 1520 (15.4” screen) 14.12 (W) x 1.47 - 1.65” (H) x 10.59” (D)
Sony VAIO FE (15.4” screen) 14.41” (W) x 1.02” -1.39” (H) x 10.81” (D)
Sony VAIO FZ (15.4” screen) 14"(W) x 0.98-1.4"(H) x 10.02"(D)

At its thinnest point the Inspiron 1525 is an 1" thin, which is really good for a 15.4" screen notebook. Indeed, it's almost a full half-inch slimmer than the previous Inspiron 1520.

Dell Inspiron 1525 Looks

The Inspiron 1525 allows for customization of color for the lid. This is a nice option, although I sometimes find that too much choice leads to indecision in the configuration process and you always second guess if another color might have been better after you finally decide on one. I went for the black color simply because I was looking for a plain looking notebook.

Dell Inspiron 1525 is a 15.4" screen mainstream multimedia notebook that competes head-on with the likes of the HP dv6700t and Sony VAIO FZ. Dell has introduced the Inspiron 1525 as a thinner and lighter alternative to the previous Inspiron 1520. Dell has always been known for its direct to order model and ability to configure to your hearts delight, and now they've taken that a step further by giving you the ability to customize the color of your notebook from a selection of ten designs.

Dell Inspiron 1525 is the follow-on to the popular Inspiron 1520 notebook. The Inspiron 1525 is actually less powerful than the Inspiron 1520 because it does not offer a dedicated graphics card. Instead Dell has taken the approach that buyers should look to the Dell XPS M1530 notebook for those that want dedicated graphics, while the Inspiron 1525 is a reasonably priced multimedia laptop that suits the average user that does not get into gaming or other high performance demanding tasks. Dell Inspiron 1525 comes with the Intel Core 2 Duo processor platform dubbed Santa Rosa.

Dell Inspiron 1525 Conclusion

Dell Inspiron 1525 is definitely a solid notebook. It won't win any awards for peformance since it doesn't offer the fastest processor or dedicated graphics. It is good for those that want a quality computer that performs well on office tasks and multimedia, but don't want to spend a whole lot of money. I really like the fact the Inspiron 1525 is relative light and thin for a 15.4" screen notebook. It has most of the port options you could want too. The lid design offerings are nice, though the actualy look and shape of the notebook is pretty sterile and nothing as cool as the XPS M1530. Overall the Inspiron 1525 is a good buy, will get the job done, but won't win any design or performance awards.

Cheers

* Nice personalization option with lid color selection
* Very good pricing, starting at $699
* Very cool running
* Good port selection
* Nice and light for a 15.4" notebook and slimmer than average notebooks of this size
* Very good wireless connectivity options
* Good price

Jeers

* They added color to the outside, but the design is still kind of bland on the inside
* Not much in the way of different screen options
* No dedicated graphics meaning no good 3D performance
* No Blu-Ray drive offering at the current time


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HP Pavilion dv6700t

HP Pavilion dv6700t replaces the dv6500t as HP's newest 15.4" consumer notebook offering cutting edge design and performance in a mobile package. With Intel Core 2 Duo processors, available LightScribe optical drive, available nVidia dedicated graphics, and a stylish yet tough design, HP Pavilion dv6700t might still be one of the best 15-inch notebooks on the market. Let's take a closer look.


Our review unit of the HP Pavilion dv6700t (dv6780se) has the following specifications:

* Windows Vista Home Premium (32-bit)
* Intel Core 2 Duo processor T5450 (1.66GHz, 2MB L2 Cache, 667MHz FSB)
* 15.4" WXGA High-Definition HP BrightView Widescreen Display (1280 x 800)
* 3GB DDR2 System Memory
* NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS (256MB dedicated memory)
* HP Imprint (Clay) Finish + Webcam + Microphone
* Integrated Altec Lansing stereo speakers
* Intel PRO/Wireless 4965AGN Network Connection
* 250GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
* LightScribe SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-RW with Double Layer Support
* 12-Cell Lithium Ion Battery
* Dimensions (with 12-cell battery, including feet): 14.1" (L) x 10.1" (W) x 0.75" (min H)/2.0" (max H)
* Weight: 6 lb 10 oz (6.625 lb)
* 65W AC adapter

HP Pavilion dv6700t is visually identical to its predecessor the dv6500t, which was virtually identical to HP Pavilion dv6700t and with good reason. The design of the dv6000t has been very successful for HP and it is still arguably one of the best designs on the market. By using the same external casing customers get an attractive notebook and HP saves on production costs. As the old saying goes, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it."

HP's glossy "Imprint Finish" on the lid and palm rests remains one of the key design features of HP Pavilion dv6700t. HP's "Imprint Finish" isn't just paint, it's actually a complex process that starts with the molding of the plastics. The swirling design and glossy coat on the HP Imprint Finish is actually "inside" the plastic it isn't just a top layer that scratches off.

Our dv6780se features the "Clay" Imprint Finish which looks like a combination of copper and silver. The copper lid is genuinely unique and gives this special edition notebook a steampunk appearance (almost as if it's something straight out of the video game Bioshock). I have to confess that I wasn't a fan of the "Clay" Imprint Finish at first glance: there's just something about the copper lid and silver palmrests that left me feeling unsettled. That said, after using the dv6780se for about an hour I found that the finish grew on me. At this point I'd have to say the dv6780se has one of the best Imprint Finishes we've seen on an HP notebook.

Conclusion

HP Pavilion dv6700t is an impressive notebook for 2008, despite the fact that the basic shape hasn't changed at all since HP Pavilion dv6700t. The combination of performance, stylish design, extremely durable construction/finish, and a wide array of media controls makes HP Pavilion dv6700t one of the best notebook choices for average consumers among 15.4" systems.

After close comparison to Dell's new Inspiron 1525 the only thing Dell really offers over this HP notebook is an extra USB port and a slightly lower starting price. That said, the dv6700t is still the better choice since it offers the option of dedicated graphics (as seen in the dv6780se).

Bottom line, although the overall design hasn't changed in two years the HP Pavilion dv6700t delivers modern day performance and plenty of multimedia extras with style and an affordable price tag. Overall HP Pavilion dv6700t is one of the best notebooks available for everyday consumers, and the dv6780se available at Best Buy is perhaps that nicest looking version of the notebook yet.

Pros

* Your choice of Core 2 Duo processors
* Solid dedicated graphics option for occasional gamers
* Still one of the best designs on the market (see below)
* Excellent build quality
* Great keyboard and touchpad
* Responsive media buttons and nice remote

Cons

* Glossy Imprint finish is a magnet for fingerprints
* Only three USB ports with dedicated graphics option
* Overall design is starting to look dated after two years
* Did HP really need to put eight stickers on the palm rests?


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Lenovo ThinkPad X300

Lenovo is going to release the ThinkPad X300 ultraportable notebook with a 13.3-inch LED backlight display and Intel’s Centrino “Santa Rosa” mobile platform, Gizmodo reports.

The 2.5-pound Lenovo ThinkPad X300 comes with an Intel Core 2 Duo Low Voltage processor at 2GHz, the GMA X3100 integrated graphics, a 64GB solid state drive, and an ultra-thin DVD burner. The ultraportable’s display provides a resolution of 1440×900 pixels.

The X300 has a built-in 802.11n wireless module, a Gigabit Ethernet connection, broadband wireless and WiMax support, as well as Ultra-WideBand (UWB) technology. For video conferencing there is an integrated web camera.

Regarding security, there are a fingerprint reader, the Trusted Platform Module 1.2, and an option to disable ports.

Ports and slots in this notebook include three USBs, an ExpressCard slot, and a VGA adapter. Lenovo’s ThinkPad X300 features a new keyboard with a wide touchpad and TrackPoint.

According to leaked specifications, the laptop provides a battery life of four hours and runs Windows Vista or Windows XP Professional operating system.

Currently, there is no information on the X300’s pricing and availability.


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Fujitsu LifeBook P1620

Fujitsu has announced this week the LifeBook P1620 small and light Tablet PC, featuring an 8.9-inch touch screen display, Intel’s Centrino technology, and Fujitsu Portshutter data leak prevention software.

The Fujitsu LifeBook P1620 comes with the Intel Core 2 Duo Ultra Low Voltage U7600 dual core processor at 1.2GHz, which is an upgrade from the single core U1400 ULV CPU in the previous P1610 model. However, the P1620 still uses the older Centrino “Napa” mobile platform with the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 integrated GPU. The LifeBook P1620 supports up to 2GB of system memory, and comes with up to 100GB standard hard drive or a 32GB solid state drive. This convertible notebook does not have a built-in optical drive.

The Tablet PC’s touch-sensitive 8.9″ widescreen display uses resistive digitizer and a bi-directional hinge, and provides a resolution of 1280-by-768 pixels. Fujitsu says it has enhanced the display, which is now “brighter, has a higher contrast ratio, and offers better viewing angles in all four directions”.

Regarding communications, there are choices of Intel or Atheros 802.11a/b/g wireless module, an optional Bluetooth, a Gigabit Ethernet LAN connection, and a 56k modem.

Along with Portshutter software, designed to help prevent confidential information from being copied to removable devices, security features of the Fujitsu LifeBook P1620 include the Embedded Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2, a fingerprint reader, the Computrace BIOS Persistence Module, and a security lock slot.

This convertible laptop provides PC Card and SD Card slots, two USB ports, and a VGA output.

The LifeBook P1620 weighs approximately 2.2 pounds with a 3-cell battery, and comes with the Windows Vista Business, Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005, or XP Professional.

The P1620 configurations start at $1,749 and are available through the Fujitsu’s online store.


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Gateway P-6831FX

Gateway P-6831FX, the company’s new 17-inch gaming laptop which features the Nvidia GeForce 8800M GTS video card, is now available for purchase.

Customers can order the P-6831FX for $1,349.99 through Best Buy. This notebook, which is a part of the new P-Series FX Edition line, features the Intel Core 2 Duo T5450 processor at 1.67GHz, 3GB of DDR2 system memory, a 250GB hard drive, and a DVD burner. The GeForce 8800M GTS high end GPU in the Gateway P-6831FX has 512MB of discrete GDDR3 video memory and manages a 17″ 1280-by-800 display.

The P-6831FX also includes a built-in 1.3-megapixel web camera, the Intel Wireless Wi-Fi Link 4965 802.11a/g/n network connection, a Bluetooth module, Gigabit Ethernet LAN, and a 56k modem.

Regarding ports and slots, there are an HDMI output, an eSATA port, three USBs, an ExpressCard slot, a 5-in-1 media card reader, and a FireWire connector.

This 8.3-pound gaming notebook has the FX premium design with “aircraft-grade aluminum case and high-impact composite finish”.

The Gateway P-6831FX runs Windows Vista Home Premium operating system.

Gateway earlier announced its other P-Series FX laptops will be available later this month through the PC maker’s direct channels.


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MacBook Air ultraportable

Apple today unveiled the MacBook Air ultraportable, the world’s thinnest notebook, at the MacWorld Expo in San Francisco.

“The MacBook Air measures an unprecedented 0.16-inches at its thinnest point, while its maximum height of 0.76-inches is less than the thinnest point on competing notebooks,” the company’s press release says.

Along with a “spacious trackpad with multi-touch gesture support so users can pinch, rotate and swipe”, the Apple’s ultraportable has a 13.3-inch (1280×800) LED-backlit widescreen glossy display, a full-size backlit keyboard, an aluminum enclosure, and a built-in iSight video camera for video conferencing. The MacBook Air is powered by a 1.6 GHz or 1.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 4MB L2 cache, and includes as standard features 2GB of memory, an 80GB 1.8-inch hard drive or an optional 64GB solid state drive, 802.11n wireless network support, Bluetooth 2.1 technology, the Intel GMA X3100 integrated graphics, a micro-DVI port, and a single USB port. Ethernet LAN port and modem connection are provided via external USB adapters.

The MacBook Air, which weighs 3 pounds, has no built-in optical drive. Instead, users can buy an external DVD burner, called the MacBook Air SuperDrive, for $99. The SuperDrive is powered by MacBook Air’s USB port, eliminating the need to carry a separate power adapter.

According to product specifications, the notebook’s battery provides up to 5 hours of run time with Wi-Fi turned on. Update: The Macbook Air’s battery is not user replaceable. If the battery’s ability to hold an electrical charge has diminished, it can be repaired (replaced) “out-of-warranty” by Apple for $129. The repair process normally takes 5 business days.

The new MacBook comes with Mac OS X Leopard operating system and will be shipping in two weeks through the Apple Store, Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers for a suggested retail price of $1,799.

The MacBook Air $1,799 configuration includes:

- 13.3-inch LED-backlit glossy widescreen display with 1280×800 resolution;
- 1.6 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 4MB L2 cache;
- 800 MHz front-side bus;
- 2GB of 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM;
- 80GB hard disk drive with Sudden Motion Sensor;
- Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100;
- Micro-DVI port (includes Micro-DVI to VGA and Micro-DVI to DVI Adapters);
- built-in iSight video camera;
- built-in AirPort Extreme 802.11n wireless networking and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR;
- one USB 2.0 port;
- one headphone port;
- multi-touch TrackPad with support for advanced multi-touch gestures including tap, scroll, pinch, rotate and swipe; and
- 45 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter.

Build-to-order options and accessories include the ability to upgrade to a 1.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor; 64GB solid state drive, MacBook Air SuperDrive, Apple USB Ethernet Adapter, Apple USB Modem, Apple MagSafe Airline Adapter, Apple Remote and the AppleCare Protection Plan. Additional build-to-order options also include pre-installed copies of iWork ‘08, Logic Express 8, Final Cut Express 4 and Aperture 1.5.


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Lenovo ThinkPad X61

Lenovo ThinkPad X61 ultraportable notebooks with the new 45-nanometer Intel Core 2 Duo processor, codenamed “Penryn“, will be available starting next month, according to an announcement from Lenovo.

The refreshed Thinkpad X61 12-inch laptops will be available with the Core 2 Duo “Penryn” T8100 at 2.1GHz and T8300 at 2.4GHz, both with 3MB of L2 cache.

Select retailers already offer the “Penryn”-based X61 sub-notebooks. At MacMall, the preconfigured X61 with the T8100 processor, 1GB of system memory, and a 120GB hard drive is priced at $1,549.99, while the same laptop with the T8300, 1GB of RAM, and a 160GB HDD costs $1,609.99.







Lenovo ThinkPad X61 Notebook - Intel Core 2 Duo T7300 2GHz - 12.1 XGA - 1GB DDR2 SDRAM - 80GB - Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi - Windows Vista Business - Black

Lenovo ThinkPad X61 Notebook - Intel Core 2 Duo T7300 2GHz - 12.1 XGA - 1GB DDR2 SDRAM - 80GB - Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi - Windows Vista Business - Black


ThinkPad X61 Notebook is designed for extremely mobile users who spend most of their time working away from the office. This small and light notebook is optimised for portability and long battery life.















The Lenovo ThinkPad X61 systems feature a 12.1″ display with 1024 x 768 resolution, the Intel GMA X3100 integrated graphics, support for 802.11a/b/g/draft n wireless networking, and Gigabit Ethernet LAN connection. In select models, there are a wireless broadband module, Bluetooth, and a fingerprint reader. These laptops have three USB ports, a PC Card slot, Secure Digital card slot, Firewire, and a VGA output. An optical drive is available via the separately sold ThinkPad X6 UltraBase docking station.

Regarding operating systems, there are Windows Vista and Windows XP Professional choices.

Currently, it is not known if and when the PC maker is going to release the Tablet PC version of the ThinkPad X61 notebook with the 45nm Core 2 Duo chip.


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Fujitsu LifeBook P8010

Fujitsu Computer Systems has introduced this week the LifeBook P8010 ultraportable laptop featuring a 12.1-inch LED backlight display, 6.5 hours of battery life, and an Intel Core 2 Duo processor.

“The LifeBook P8010 notebook’s unique design and LED-based display enables Fujitsu to deliver the larger screen in a sub three-pound system that has almost the same footprint as its predecessor, the LifeBook P7230 notebook with a 10.6-inch display,” Fujitsu’s press release says.

The P8010 sub-notebook features the Intel PRO/Wireless Network Connection, a Gigabit Ethernet LAN, and an integrated V.90 modem. This small laptop has a built-in DVD burner and provides a web camera option, three USB ports, and an SD card slot. The ultraportable incorporates the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) microchip, a fingerprint reader, and an optionally built-in web camera.

The Fujitsu LifeBook P8010 has a glossy black cover and a spill-resistant keyboard.


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Asus Showcases Penryn-Based Laptops

Asus showcases the company’s first notebooks based on the Intel Core 2 Duo “Penryn” processor at the ongoing 2008 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

The Intel “Penryn” CPUs, produced using new 45-nanometer technology, can be found in the Asus Lamborghini Mini VX3 ultraportable, the Asus Lamborghini VX2Sn, Asus M51Sr, and F8p notebooks, and in the G70 and G1Sn gaming laptops.

It’s interesting that one of the displayed laptops - the Asus VX2Sn - features an upcoming video card from Nvidia - the GeForce 9500M.

At CES, the PC maker also showcases its first semi-rugged notebook and the R50 UMPC device.

Availability dates for the introduced mobile computers are currently unknown.


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Toshiba Qosmio G45-AV690

The Toshiba Qosmio G45-AV690, the world’s first notebook to feature an HD DVD-R/RW drive, is now available for purchase.

This optical drive in the Toshiba Qosmio G45-AV690 entertainment laptop can play HD DVD movies and burn, erase, and re-burn data. The notebook features a 17-inch widescreen 1920×1200 display supporting 1080p content, an HDMI port, which can send 1080p high definition video to a HDTV along with 5.1 digital audio, and the NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT 512MB video card.

This mobile multimedia system is based on the Intel “Santa Rosa Refresh” notebook platform with the Core 2 Duo T9300 45-nanometer “Penryn” processor at 2.5GHz. The Qosmio G45-AV690 comes with 3GB of system memory, expandable to 4GB, and two hard drives for 320GB of storage capacity.

The latest Qosmio comes with an external HDTV tuner and a remote controller, and features four built-in Harman Kardon speakers with one subwoofer, enabling Dolby Home Theater surround sound. There are also an embedded web camera, microphone, and a fingerprint reader.

The Qosmio G45-AV690 has the Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965 AGN (802.11a/g/n) connection, a Bluetooth module, Ethernet LAN, and a 56K modem, as well as PC Card and ExpressCard slots, five USB ports, a 5-in-1 media card reader, and a Firewire port. Along with an HDMI, the notebook provides VGA and S-Video outputs.

The Toshiba Qosmio G45-AV690’s weight starts at 10.6 pounds. It runs Windows Vista Ultimate operating system.


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HP Pavilion dv6780se

Best Buy now offers the HP Pavilion dv6780se Special Edition notebook PC, showcased at the ongoing 2008 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

The 15.4-inch dv6780se, which is a part of the dv6700t laptop series, features the “Thrive” design, a special edition of the HP Imprint high-gloss finish.

The offered configuration is priced at $1,249.99 and includes the Intel Core 2 Duo mobile T5450 processor, the NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS 256MB dedicated video card, 3GB of DDR2 memory, a 250GB hard drive, and a DVD burner.

There are also the Intel PRO/Wireless 4965AGN network connection, Ethernet LAN and 56K modem, as well as a built-in web camera, three USB ports, an ExpressCard slot, HDMI, VGA, and S-Video outputs, a 5-in-1 media card reader and a Firewire port.

The HP Pavilion dv6780se, which ships with an extended battery, weighs 6.8 pounds and runs Windows Vista Home Premium operating system.


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HP Pavilion tx2000z Tablet PC

The recently announced HP Pavilion tx2000z series Tablet PC is now available for purchase through the Hewlett-Packard’s website.

The Pavilion tx2000z, which is a successor of the tx1000z convertible notebook, features a 12.1-inch widescreen 1280-by-800 display with integrated touch-screen functionality. An included pen for input is battery-less and can be used for erasing of text and drawings.

The Tablet PC is powered by the AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-62 processor at 2.1GHz or the TL-64 at 2.2GHz, depending on customers choice. The system has the NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150 integrated graphics and supports up to 4GB of DDR2 memory. The tx2000z ships with up to 250GB hard drive and a built-in DVD burner.

Regarding communications, there are an 802.11b/g or 802.11a/b/g/n wireless LAN module, an optional Bluetooth, a Verizon Wireless V740 ExpressCard option for EVDO broadband wireless connectivity, as well as Ethernet LAN and 56K modem connections.

This Tablet PC also features integrated web camera and fingerprint reader options, and built-in Altec Lansing stereo speakers.

The HP Pavilion tx2000z has three USB ports, an ExpressCard slot, a 5-in-1 digital media card reader, a remote control receiver, and VGA and S-Video outputs.

The latest convertible notebook from Helwett-Packard weighs 4.26 pounds and has a new finish design called Echo.

HP Pavilion tx2000z series start at $1,299.99.


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