HP Pavilion HDX16 Series Laptop Review!

HP has just launched HDX16 and HDX18 series laptops.  The HDX16 comes with a 16″ display and lots of power-packed features.  The only bad part about HPs is that they come with Vista Premium, which most people will uninstall anyways.  Other than that, it looks like a pretty good buy but make sure get HP warranty, I have two 17″ laptops sitting on my desk that just “died” one day.

I couldn’t find anything about the HDX18 as the press release went out yesterday but here’s the summary and specs for the HP Pavilion HDX16:

Operating system
The main control program of your system. See Productivity Software category for Office applications.

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Choices:
Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 1 (64-bit)
Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 1 (32-bit)
Upgrade to Genuine Windows Vista Ultimate with Service Pack 1 (64-bit)

Processor
A faster processor supports more efficient operations and applications performance

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Choices:
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo Processor P7350 (2.0GHz)
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo Processor P8400 (2.26 GHz)
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo Processor P8600 (2.4 GHz)
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo Processor T9400 (2.53 GHz)
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo Processor T9600 (2.80GHz)

Display
The window to applications, the Internet and more

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Choices:
16″ diagonal High Definition HP Ultra Brightview Infinity Display (1366×768)
16″ diagonal High Definition HP Ultra Brightview Infinity Display (1920x1080p)

Memory
Use more programs at once and make them run faster with more memory

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Choices:
2GB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm)
3GB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm)
4GB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm)

Graphics card
Bring your favorite applications and games to life

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Choices:
512MB NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT

Hard drive
Store your applications, data, digital music and digital photos on your hard disk drive

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Choices:
250GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
320GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection

Personalization
Choose the way you would like your HP PC to look.

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Choices:
[For BrightView Infinity Display] Webcam + Fingerprint Reader

Keyboard
Stylish design that can meet the needs of your personal and professional lifestyle.

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Choices:
HP Color Matching Keyboard

Networking
PC includes a network port for broadband Internet connectivity. Internet access sold separately

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Choices:
Intel(R) WiFi Link 5100AGN
Intel(R) WiFi Link 5100AGN and Bluetooth(TM)

Broadband wireless
Browse the internet and get email on the Verizon Wireless broadband network, now in more locations.

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Choices:
Verizon Wireless V740 ExpressCard (Service Activation Required)

Accessories
Get the most from your new system with high-quality, tested and approved accessories

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Choices:
Mobile Stereo Earbud Headphones (1 pair)
Mobile Stereo Earbud Headphones (2 pair)

TV & entertainment experience
Includes online Program Guide. Review the TV schedule, record a single episode or an entire series.

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Choices:
No TV Tuner w/remote control
HP Integrated HDTV Hybrid Tuner

Primary battery
The right battery can keep you and your Notebook PC working longer

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Choices:
6 Cell Lithium Ion Battery

Productivity software
Get the tools you need to save time and improve your productivity

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Choices:
Microsoft(R) Works 9.0
$50 OFF Microsoft(R) Office Home and Student 2007!!
Microsoft(R) Office Basic 2007
$30 OFF Microsoft(R) Office Small Business 2007!!
Microsoft(R) Office Professional 2007

Security software
Stay protected from the latest online threats when connecting to the Web.

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Choices:
Norton Internet Security(TM) 2008 – 15 Month Subscription
Norton 360(TM) – 15 Months
Norton Internet Security(TM) 2008 – 2 Year Subscription
Norton Internet Security(TM) 2008 – 3 Year Subscription

Theft protection
Protect your notebook from theft with Computrace LoJack Software.

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Choices:
$10 OFF Computrace LoJack for Notebooks, One Year
Computrace LoJack for Notebooks, Two Years
Computrace LoJack for Notebooks, Three Years
Computrace LoJack for Notebooks, Four Years

Premium photography software
Software that helps you make the most of your digital cameras and brings your pictures to life!

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Choices:
Roxio PhotoSuite 9 Deluxe
Adobe(R) PhotoShop(R) Elements 6.0
Corel(R) Painter(TM) Essentials 4
Corel(R) Paint Shop Pro(R) Photo X2 + Corel(R) MediaOne(TM) Plus

Finance & accounting software
Track your income and expenses with a financial software package for your home or business

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Choices:
Quicken Deluxe 2008
QuickBooks Pro 2008

Premium CD/DVD burner software
Feature-filled upgrades from the basic software included with your system

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Choices:
muvee autoProducer Premium
Cyberlink DVD Suite Premium
Adobe Premiere Elements 4

Back-up & media management
Protect your valuable files. Synch up with mobile devices and convert media.

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Choices:
MigoMobile TUNES (+ Picts)
ArcSoft Media Converter 2.5
MigoMobile MEDIA – Premier
Roxio Backup MyPC(TM)

Dimensions 14.9 (W) x 10.0″ (D) x 1.31 (min H)/1.70(max H) – with Dual Lamp
Weight 7.37lbs
Weight varies by configuration
Total memory slots 2 DIMM
Maximum memory expansion 4GB
PCI expansion Expansion port 3 connector
AC adapter 90W
Front-side bus (processor dependent) Up to 1066MHz
Expansion slots ExpressCard/54 Slot (also supports ExpressCard/34)
I/O ports 4 Universal Serial Bus, 1 IEEE 1394 Firewire Port, 1 Consumer IR (Remote Receiver)HDMI 1.3 connector, Microphone in, integrated stereo microphone, eSATA port, HDMI external port, RJ-45 (LAN), VGA
Speakers Altec Lansing (4 panel mounted and 1 sub-woofer)
Software – full versions HP PhotoSmart Essentials, Muvee AutoProducer Premium 6.x, Adobe Reader 8.x, Microsoft Works 9.0, Microsoft Windows Media Player 11, HP Games Powered by Wild Tangent, Serif Web Plus 10.x, The Sims Life Stories Laptop edition, SlingPlayer from from Slingbox, QuickPlay, Cyberlink DVD Suite, Slingbox Flash Tour (Desktop icon only)
Software – introductory versions Symantec Norton Internet Security 2008 (includes 60 days of complimentary live updates; subscription required to continue receiving updates)
Trial Internet service Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 Edition 60-day trial
Basic warranty
  • One year of hardware parts and labor coverage
  • One year of award-winning, toll-free, 24 x 7 support
  • 30-Days Free Software Support (Free 1 year Software Support with Product Registration) from date of purchaseLimited software technical support is available only for software preinstalled on the computer by HP/Compaq.
  • Safety from viruses, spam, spyware, and other on-line threats with the preinstalled security software
  • Peace of mind with the one-year limited hardware and software warranty
  • Help 24 x 7 toll free or online: our North America call center provides one year of HP Priority Service and Support exclusively for HDX customers
  • The option of additional coverage: an extended service plan with Accidental Damage Protection and House Call
  • E-mail response in as little time as an hour
ENERGY STAR Qualified Not applicable

Press Release:

HP HDX16 Notebook PC. This thin, sleek and mobile mid-sized HDX notebook boasts a unique color and a beautiful liquid metallic design. It delivers entertainment in high-def2 16:9 with a 16-inch diagonal widescreen display and high-def2 audio/video with 720p or 1080p resolution. Choose a BrightView Infinity display or an optional Ultra BrightView display for a cinematic boost. Combines a built-in TV Tuner3 and Blu-ray™4 disk capabilities with full size IMR backlit keyboard5 and more.

via hp

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One Response to HP Pavilion HDX16 Series Laptop Review!

  1. devilgodspeed says:

    There’s no doubt that HP has the best laptop designs but the big question is its durability specially its motherboard. Time and again i would encounter bad reviews about HP products. I just hope they have done something to improve its durability so i can get one for myself.

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