HP Pavilion HDX Review: Emperor Notebook

HP Pavilion HDX
A lot of notebook manufacturer calls them self as multimedia notebook, but nothing do it as extreme as HP Pavilion HDX.

Notebook concept as reliable multimedia device is not a something new, but what done by HP with Pavilion HDX can be said unique and revolutionary. Not Only its 20,1 inches screen size, but also because it fascinating design of two unique axis. First axis functions to open notebook cover, while the second axis to setting screen declivity. This is non something new, because we have seen the same thing in Dialogue Flybook VM. But Flybook VM only have 12,1 inches screen size, thus HP success do the same thing in 20,1 inches screen must be appreciated.

Moreover, Pavilion HDX also extravagances the user with lot of facility which you hard to find in other notebook. Its optical device already uses HD DVD-ROM, so you can enjoys high definition video directly in this notebook. But need to be noted that the optical device only reads HD-DVD disc, not like HD-DVD Writer applied by Toshiba Qosmio G40.

To support high definition multimedia, Pavilion HDX equipped with speaker from Altec Lansing. Not half the battle, there is four speaker plus subwoofer with Triple Bass Reflex technology to produced home theater sound quality. In left side of keyboard is available a remote controller so that you can enjoys high class entertainment from your balmy sofa.

Pavilion HDX surprises are not only in multimedia side, but also at its base function as a notebook. One of its proofs can be seen by the existence of SATA external port which residing in notebook left side. This port functioned for high-speed data traffic, much higher compared to USB 2.0 or FireWire. Pavilion HDX applied high class component, starts from Intel Core 2 Duo T7500 (2,2 GHZ) processor, 2 GB DDR2 memory, and Ati Mobility 2600XT (256 MB) graphic card. Which more special is it two harddisk (@ 160GB) and combined becomes RAID 0 (striping) to increase the speed.

But something else which we get from our test are even it have large size battery, this notebook have a short life time. Though having 7200mAh capacities, the battery only hold out for more or less one hour to play HD video which we applies as test tool. Moreover, its weight reaching 6,9 kgs, this notebook of course not for be brought to travels.

Upper review actually has not explains clearly all Pavilion HDX facilities, because there are still have fingerprint scanner, HDMI, and also touch button which we have not referred.

HP Pavilion HDX is most sophisticated notebook you can get in this time. But you maybe had known that this notebook price is not cheap. With it $2999 price, only a few people can buy it.

HP Pavilion HDX Review
Price Range: $2999
- Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T7500 (2,2 GHz, 4MB cache, FSB 800Mhz)
- RAM: 2GB, DDR2
- Chipset: Intel GM965
- Graphic Card: ATI Mobility Radeon 2600XT, 256MB
- Harddisk: 2x160 GB, 5400rom
- Optical Drive: HD DVD ROM
- Screen: 20,1 inches, 1680x1050 pixel
- Soundcard: HD-Audio, SigmaTel STAC 9217D
- Dimension: 47,5 x 5,8 cm
- Weight: 6,94 kg
- Battery: 7200 mAh
- Operation System: Windows Vista Ultimate
- Feature: WiFi, Bluetooth, card reader, USB (3 port), 1,3MP webcam, Express Card, HDMI, eSATA, Expansion Port, Remote Control

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Comments on "HP Pavilion HDX Review: Emperor Notebook"


Blogger Andreya said ... (4 nëntor 2008 në 2:38 e paradites) : 

Hi Nice Blog .This laptop battery hp is compatible, and portable. Its easy to place into the laptop, and runs while you are on the go. It will last a long time, and also charges your battery. Its durability and power make it a great asset to your computer. It is also lightweight, and has light indicators on the side to inform you of how much it is charged.


Blogger kite2009 said ... (21 maj 2009 në 7:39 e pasdites) : 

DO NOT BUY this laptop!!!

The sound card won't work on 64bit vista. The system freezes up as soon as I touched the volume bar. No sound come out from the external device connected to the Line-In port. I have the same one and paid about $2000 and extended warranty but HP won't be able to help to fix the issue. I have been on the phone with their techs for more than 8 hours on the cell phone between two days but the issue has not been fixed. I am still under the first year (bought it about 8 months ago) factory warranty and also have three more extended warranty. Can I still be able to return it? Advise me. Thanks!


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