ok, i'll try to write a review, but if i leave out anything just let me know and i'll do my best to post it.
First off, i'll tell you why i bought this laptop. this is my second laptop, my first was an alienware area-51m. it doesn't have good battery life, it's heavy, it's loud. i'm in my second year of college, and i realized that i needed something that i could take to class with me. the alienware just wasnt' fit to go to class, so i decided i wanted to sell it and get a more mobile laptop.
So i found a computer shop that bought computers, and i took my alienware there. while i was in that town i went to circuit city with my friend that was looking for a really cheap computer. i saw this hp that looked different from any other hp i had seen. after looking at it for awhile and reading what it had in it, i was hooked.
here are the specs:
intel pentium M processor 725 1.6 ghz, 2mb l2 cache, 400mhs FSB
14" high definition widescreen display
hp quickplay system
hp mobile remote control
dual headphone jacks
6-in-1 media card reader
3 usb jacks
i firewire jack
intergrated extreme graphics
the performance so far with it has been great. i installed all of my stuff on it pretty quickly. it seems very fast so far. it burned a full dvd in just over 15 minutes with nero 6. it seems just as fast as my desktop which has 1gb of ram. so i am very pleased with it so far.
i have had one problem though. i left it on overnight last night and when i woke up i pressed the button to bring it out of standbye. when i went to click my user name it just cut off. that was scary. it does get a little warm, but compared to the alienware it seems like nothing.
i had a little bit of trouble getting the wireless to work today in class, but i finally got it to work with very little problems. i had to repair the connection twice, but after that it worked great.
it seems that the 6-cell battery will last about 3 hours. i'm thinking about maybe getting a 12-cell battery.
the screen is great. i can't believe it's high-definition. i've watched one dvd on it and i could tell a pretty big difference from other screens that i've seen. i'm very pleased with it.
i'm sure the dual headphones will come in handy on trips. the speakers on this laptop sound pretty good. they are louder than i expected, which is good.
sorry if this is a bad review, let me know if i left anything out or whatever.
so far i highly recommend this laptop to anyone who needs mobility but also wants to use it for entertainment as well. this laptop looks great too. even though it's widescreen it's still pretty small and compact, which is what i wanted.