Pros

  • Option for second hard drive
  • Good entertainment features

Cons

  • Occassionally awkward right Shift key

At A Glance

Equipped with a stylish 17-inch screen and an HD DVD drive, this is a terrific multimedia notebook.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.hp.com

The Specs

Pricing
Inventory Number 30268
Processor
Processor type Intel Core 2 Duo T7500
Processor speed 2200.0 MHz
Display
Display size 17.0 inches
Resolution 1440 x 900 pixels
External Monitor Interface Integrated
Vertical Resolution 900
Graphics
Graphics Type Integrated
Primary Graphics Chipset nVidia GeForce 8600M GS
Storage
Drive size 400.0 GB
Floppy Drive No
Other storage
  • Express Card Slot
  • xD-Picture Card
  • SD Card
  • Memory Stick
Battery
Battery Type Lithium ion
Standard Number of Batteries 1.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0
Ports and Connections
Firewire 1
Available Interfaces
  • Audio - Headphone Out (1/8" Mini)
  • Audio - Microphone In (1/8" Mini)
  • FireWire Port
  • Infrared
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus Port (x3)
  • Video - S-Video
Ethernet Type 10/100/1000 Mbps
Microphone input Yes
Headphone Jack Yes
Wireless connection 802.11 n
Bluetooth Yes
Slots
  • Express Card Slot
  • xD-Picture Card
  • SD Card
  • Memory Stick
Memory
Memory size 2048.0 MB
Memory type DDR2 SDRAM
Memory speed 667.0 MHz
Dimensions
Width 15.5 inches
Depth 11.2 inches
Height 1.8 inches
Weight 9.6 pounds
Weight with Accessories 9.6 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Storage Media
SD card Yes
XD picture card 1
Memory stick Memory Stick
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate (64 bit)
Included Software Microsoft Works 8.0
Other Features
Docking Station Port Yes
Devices Power Cord
Input devices Touchpad
Other Hardware
  • Wireless mouse
  • HP ExpressCard TV Tuner, Media Buddy remote, remote receiver & transceiver, TV tuner antenna, RF coaxial cable adapter, composite A/V & S-video cable adaptor, Media Center remote
Hardware List
  • Notebook
  • battery
Pointing Device Touchpad

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 73.0
WorldBench 6 Rating Good
Battery
Battery Life 3:21:19 AM   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 334.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 405.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 499.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 525.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 406.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 772.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 272.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 1447.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 274.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 82.81   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 62.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Performance
World Bench 5 Multitasking 426.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0