The HP Pavilion HDX entertainment laptop PC, featuring a 20.1-inch display, Intel “Santa Rosa” platform, Intel Core 2 Duo or Core 2 Extreme processor, ATI Mobility Radeon X2600 XT graphics, HD DVD drive, HDMI output and a dockable Media Center remote control, is now available for purchase.
HP Pavilion HDX, the Hewlett-Packardâ€™s biggest consumer notebook to date, supports 1680 x 1050 resolution and high-definition 1080p quality on its 20.1″ Ultra BrightView widescreen display. A dual hinge lets you tilt the screen and move it forward or backward for better comfort. The graphics is powered by the DirectX 10-compatible ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600 XT with 512MB of dedicated video memory, while the sound is managed by Altec Lansing speakers (4 Panel Mounted and 1 Sub-Wolfer). The HDX supports up to 7.1 external speaker configurations and features the integrated HP HDTV Hybrid NTSC/ATSC TV Tuner.
This laptop incorporates Intel Centrino Duo processor technology. The PC maker currently offers and a choice of Intel Core 2 Duo T7500 and T7700 CPUs at 2.2GHz and 2.4GHz respectively, or the latest Core 2 Extreme X7800 at 2.6GHz. The X7800 option ads $725 to notebook’s price when compared to the same configuration with the T7500. HP Pavilion HDX supports up to 4GB of main DDR2 memory and comes with up to 320GB of storage capacity, achieved by using two hard drives. There is also an option of HD DVD ROM with DVD burning capabilities, instead of the default DVD writer with Lightscribe technology.
Regarding networking and connectivity, it has an integrated Gigabit Ethernet LAN, Intel PRO 4965AGN (with 802.11n draft) wireless connection and a Bluetooth, but there is no standard data/fax modem included.
HP’s HDX has four USB ports, HDMI, VGA and S-Video outputs, Firewire and eSATA ports, ExpressCard slot, a 5-in-1 media card reader, and a fingerprint reader. In addition, there is a built-in web camera.
The computer’s remote controller docks to the left of a full-size keyboard with integrated numeric keypad.
HP Pavilion HDX, which has an exclusive new “Dragon” Imprint finish, weighs approximately 15.5lbs and ships with Windows Vista preinstalled.
Hewlett-Packard’s HDX Series notebook starts at $2,999.
This article was initially published on 05/09/2007, and updated on 07/26/2007.