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*HP Pavilion zd8000 Series

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HP Pavillion zd8000!

Overall Assessment/Reviews ...Very Positive to Raving

The general concensus seems to agree with the PC Mag blurb: "The HP Pavilion zd8000 is a terrific multimedia notebook..."

This is one of the very best multimedia powerhouses, a good desktop replacement computer and an acceptable gaming pc. It features a Windows XP Media Center 2005, PCI Express graphics and an ExpressCard slot - all new technologies.

Power comes from a Intel Pentium 4 540 (3.20GHz) processor coupled with 1MB L2 Cache, 800MHz FSB and a good 128MB DDR ATi Mobility Radeon X600 video card. Maximum Memory is 2 GB.

Storage on this HP notebook computer is very respectable at 100GB but you might have to sacrifice some rotational speed.

Display is a very crisp high-definition BrightView widescreen (1440 x 900) LCD.

All the standard connections are present including: 10/100 Ethernet, 802.11b/g Wireless, Four USB2, Two FireWire, One Type II PC Card Slot, and 6-in-1 Media Reader.

This is not a lightweight notebook - try sitting with this baby in your lap for a couple of hours and you're find out why. Coming in at 9.6 pounds (12.2 lbs. with AC adapter) the zd8000 is not suitable for business travelling.

One of the first entries in the 'multimedia mobile or moveable desktop' notebooks. Moving away from just being a computer - to more of a working multimedia entertainment center.

What's next?

A 32" display on a laptop? - Don't laugh, it probably already in the works!

Size: 15.7" Width x 10.9" Height x 1.9" Depth

Cons: Some have noted short battery life and noisy fans.

Pros: Excellent sound (Harman Kardon speakers), great visuals (17-inch BrightView screen), and powerful computer ( Intel® Pentium® 4, Processor 540, 3.2GHz).

Conclusion: Powerful MultiMedia Package (TV, stereo, digital recorder, and computer) you can take from room to room in your home.

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