very solidly built. the back cover is dark & looks very classy. The finish is good & i don;t think it would be easily scratched unless we give it a good effort. the built is solid & everything fits together very well..no gaps or bent lcds like the ibm t series. & no latch! you just flip it open & flip it close cool!
the processor is ok i guess but the harddrive really clows it down. It is a 4200rpm drive & i am thinking i might upgrade it to a 5400rpm drive 100gb but we'll see what happens
upgraded my ram from 512 to 1024...this laptop uses some sort of a mini ram....although it is not mini on prices..... it coted me gbp119 for a 512mb module....damm that ex
quite nice but sadly not the x-black generation 2 screen which is brighter then the first generation
& whoohoo!!!! it comes with a 64mb 9700 radeon chip! yeah!
slow burn speeds & doesn;tdo double layer but better than hanging around with an external burner))
this uses the intel 200bg card & it's pickup is quite good actually. much better in fact than the a series which has pretty poor reception. I did try a trick & just changed it to an atheros shipset. The diference is remarkable! the speed of the downloads & uploads has incresed quie dramatically....i'm just happy there is enough space to squeeze in the atheros chip. the a series didn;t & i had the atheros sitting on the shelf for too long a time
quite decent speakers i'm surprised since the form of the notebook is quite small.. quite loud as well wihout loss of tones at high volumes. low on the bass though so some speakers might be in good order.....although with the builtin bluetooth i might just get the hp bluetooth headset & sit down to some wireless music
a significant feature missing on the american counterpart which is quite essential for my work so i am glad to have it. photoes to follow