Pros

  • Thoughtful design; great performance

Cons

  • Bulky and heavy

At A Glance

This well-priced and very portable Media Center notebook benefits from thoughtful design plus very good performance.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.hp.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number ES186AV1159
Inventory Number 24882
Processor
Processor type Turion 64 ML-40
Processor speed 2200.0 MHz
Display
Display size 15.4 inches
Resolution 1280 x 800 pixels
Vertical Resolution 800
External Monitor Interface Integrated
Graphics
Graphics Type Integrated
Primary Graphics Chipset ATI Radeon Xpress 200M
Storage
Drive size 120.0 GB
Floppy Drive No
Other storage
  • Express Card Slot
  • SmartMedia
  • xD-Picture Card
  • SD Card
  • Memory Stick
Battery
Battery Type Lithium ion
Vendor Rated Battery life 558.0 hours
Standard Number of Batteries 1.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • A/V (Composite)
  • Audio - Headphone Out (1/8" Mini)
  • Audio - Microphone In (1/8" Mini)
  • FireWire Port
  • Mini PCI Port
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus Port (x3)
  • Video - S-Video
Microphone input Yes
Ethernet Type 10/100 Mbps
Headphone Jack Yes
Firewire 1
Composite Video Ports Yes
Wireless connection 802.11 a/b/g
Bluetooth Yes
Slots
  • Express Card Slot
  • SmartMedia
  • xD-Picture Card
  • SD Card
  • Memory Stick
PC Card Slots 1
Memory
Memory size 1024.0 MB
Memory type DDR-SDRAM (DDRRAM)
Memory speed 333.0 MHz
Dimensions
Width 14.1 inches
Depth 10.4 inches
Height 2.2 inches
Weight with Accessories 8.3 pounds
Weight 8.3 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Storage Media
XD picture card 1
Smart media Yes
Memory stick Memory Stick
SD card Yes
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
Included Software Microsoft Works 8
Other Features
Docking Station Port Yes
Devices Phone Cord
Input devices Touchpad
Hardware List
  • Notebook
  • battery
Pointing Device Touchpad
Other Hardware
  • remote control
  • remote sensor
  • HP ExpressCard Analog TV Tuner

Performance

Battery
Battery Life (Office Applications) 5:58   (hh:mm)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 58.43   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament, 1024 by 768, 16-Bit 100.52   Frames per second (higher is better)
Return to Castle Wolfenstein, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 42.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Return to Castle Wolfenstein, 1024 by 768, 16-Bit 51.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 22.31   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 9.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 708.0
Performance
World Bench 5 Rating Good
World Bench 5 Score 86.0
ACD Systems ACDSee 689.0
Ahead Nero 777.0
Windows Media Encoder 416.0
WinZip 448.0
Adobe Premiere 499.0
Musicmatch Jukebox 508.0
Discreet 3ds Max OpenGL 610.0
Roxio VideoWave 352.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0
Mozilla 392.0
Adobe Photoshop 370.0
Discreet 3ds Max DirectX 343.0
Microsoft Office XP 559.0