Pros

  • Big, beautiful 18.4-inch display
  • Good speakers

Cons

  • Screen is a little too glossy
  • Slightly redundant multimedia software

At A Glance

As a desktop replacement, it not only performs well, it makes your actual desktop look snazzier.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.hp.com

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core 2 Duo T9600
Processor speed 2800.0 MHz
Display
Display size 18.4 inches
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
External Monitor Interface Discrete
Vertical Resolution 1080
Graphics
Graphics Type Discrete
Primary Graphics Chipset Nvidia GeForce 9600M GT
Storage
Drive size 640.0 GB
Floppy Drive No
Other storage
  • Express Card Slot
  • SmartMedia
  • xD-Picture Card
  • SD Card
  • Memory Stick
General Information
UPC Code 884420403616
Battery
Battery Type Lithium ion
Standard Number of Batteries 1.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0
Ports and Connections
Headphone Jack Yes
Available Interfaces Infrared
Microphone input Yes
Firewire 1
Ethernet Type 10/100 Mbps
Wireless connection 802.11 n
Bluetooth Yes
Slots
  • Express Card Slot
  • SmartMedia
  • xD-Picture Card
  • SD Card
  • Memory Stick
PC Card Slots 1
Memory
Memory size 4000.0 MB
Memory type DDR2 SDRAM
Memory speed 667.0 MHz
Dimensions
Width 17.1 inches
Depth 11.3 inches
Height 1.9 inches
Weight 10.6 pounds
Weight with Accessories 10.6 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Storage Media
Memory stick Memory Stick
Smart media Yes
SD card Yes
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (32 bit)
Other Features
Docking Station Port Yes
Input devices Touchpad
Pointing Device Touchpad
Other Hardware
  • HDMI port
  • remote control
  • eSATA port
  • TV tuner

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 102.0
WorldBench 6 Rating Good
Battery
Battery Life 2:42:25 AM   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 268.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 336.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 211.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 353.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 331.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 555.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 209.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 524.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 219.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 62.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 55.16   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1680 by 1050 43.22   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 57.72   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 48.74   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1680 by 1050 37.69   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, High, 1680 by 1050 17.23   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, High, 1024 by 768 36.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, High, 800 by 600 48.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Normal, 1680 by 1050 17.87   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Normal, 1024 by 768 37.67   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Normal, 800 by 600 49.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 165.04   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 110.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Performance
World Bench 5 Multitasking 354.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0