Question by sam: what do you think of HP Pavilion dv2617us 14.1″ Widescreen Notebook Computer With Intel® Centrino® Duo Mobile
The HP Pavilion dv2617us notebook is designed for portable digital entertainment and powerful performance. It features Centrino Duo mobile technology, with the powerful Intel Core 2 Duo processor and multiformat Wi-Fi capability. Its 14.1″ widescreen BrightView WXGA display offers the same resolution as a 15.4″ screen, but in a more portable format that weighs just 5.5 lbs. In addition, there’s a huge 2.0GB memory, roomy 160GB hard drive, memory card reader and more.
The SuperMulti 8x DVD drive lets you burn and play CDs and DVDs, including CD-R/RW, DVD±R/RW, DVD-RAM and DVD+R Double Layer, with a capacity of 8.5GB per disc.
HP QuickPlay lets you play music CDs and movie DVDs within seconds after power turn-on, without booting the operating system.
The 5-in-1 memory card reader lets you efficiently transfer photos and other files to the notebook from these card formats: Secure Digital (SD), MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro and xD-Picture Card.
The Pavilion dv2617us notebook offers:
14.1″-diagonal widescreen WXGA (1280 x 800) BrightView LCD screen
Intel Centrino Duo mobile technology
Intel Core 2 Duo processor T5250 operating at 1.50GHz
2MB L2 cache
Up to 667MHz frontside bus
2.0GB of DDR2 SDRAM (2 x 1.0GB), upgradable to 4.0GB
160GB 5400-rpm Serial ATA (SATA) hard drive
SuperMulti DVD drive with Double Layer support (reads/writes DVD±R/RW, DVD-RAM, DVD+R Double Layer, CD-R/RW)
ExpressCard/54 slot: also supports ExpressCard/34
Intel Pro/Wireless 3945ABG (802.11a/b/g) wireless LAN
10/100Base-T Ethernet LAN (RJ-45)
56K V.90 modem
3 USB 2.0 ports
1 FireWire (IEEE 1394) port
1 S-video out port
1 notebook expansion port 3
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100 with up to 384MB shared memory
Altec Lansing audio with stereo speakers
2 headphone output jacks, 1 microphone input jack
HP mobile remote control
Stereo earbud headphones (1 pair)
6-cell lithium-ion battery; 65W AC adapter
Dimensions: 1 9/16″H x 13 1/8″W x 9 5/16″D
Weight: 5.5 lb
Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium operating system comes installed, providing enhanced security and productivity, and new ways to organize, find and share information. Other software included:
Microsoft Works (word processor, spreadsheet, database and calendar)
HP Photosmart Premier
Muvee autoProducer DVD Edition with Burning
Roxio Digital Media Plus
Adobe Acrobat Reader
Norton Internet Security 2007 (trial, with 60 days of free updates)
i will use it for watching movies , graphics, and internet . is the speed fast or slowly and is the voice card good ?
Answer by Terry M
This particular hp is a nice little consumer-end (home use only) machine, but it is part of the hp consumer line as in non-business machine. It’s a known fact that hp puts more quality and durability in their business line of notebooks. Stay clear of their pavillion line unless you don’t mind owning a machine that is destined to be problematic during its life. The Lenovo 3000 Y410 line is similar with a faster chip (T5450) and more durable all round. This particular lenovo has both a loud hard drive and loud DVD RW, but those two “con’s” aside, you’re getting a much better notebook in the long run with the Lenovo than with the HP.
By the way, they should have put a much better vid card inside this hp. It truly is a mismatch for the rest of the system not to mention terrible for gaming, video editing and the like, but should be ok for basic multitasking.
Also for the next few weeks you’ll find it difficult to find info on this newer hp pavillion 2000 series machine. Hold off on your purchase if you can. Otherwise go for it if you know this is truly what you want and feel confidently informed.
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