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Need Help on the Following Laptop Configuration

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March 24, 2009 11:02:34 AM

Hi All,
Please provide me your suggestions on the following HP Laptop DV5-1203tx.

The configuration of this model is as follows:
Specifications
Model
• HP Pavilion dv5-1203AX
• HP Imprint2– Intersect Pattern

Microprocessor
• AMD Turion X2 Dual-Core Mobile Processor RM-72 (2.1 GHz)
• AMD PowerNow! Technology
• HyperTransport Technology
• Up to 3600 MHz FSB Speed

Cache Memory
• 1 MB Integrated L2 advanced transfer cache

Chipset
• AMD M770 Chipset

Memory
• 4 GB PC2-6400 DDR2 (800 MHz)
• 2 SODIMM Slots (Expandable to 8** GB with discard)

Hard Drive
• 250 GB Serial ATA
• 150 MB/sec @ 5400 RPM
• HP ProtectSmart HDD Protection

8X SuperMulti Drive with DL
• LightScribe Technology
• DVD+RW/+R Writer
• DVD : 8X + write; 4X + re-write; 8X DVD read
• DVD+R DL : 4X read; 2.4X write
• CD : 24X write; 16X re-write; 24X read max speed
• DVD-RAM : 5X read and write

Video Graphics
• ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3450
• 512 MB Dedicated Graphics
• Up to 2302 MB TAG* memory (as allocated by Vista)
• Supports DirectX 10.1

BrightView Display
• 15.4” Widescreen Colour TFT
• Diagonal Size – 15.4” (39.1 cm)
• 1280 x 800 WXGA
• 16:10 Aspect Ratio
• BrightView Screen
Audio / Speakers
• Altec Lansing Stereo Speakers
• High Definition Audio

Magical Chrome
Interactive Backlit Media Controls
• MediaSmart button
• Player controls
• Volume control strip
• Mute button

Communication
• Integrated 10/100/1000 LAN
• High Speed 56K Modem

5-In-1 Digital Media Reader
• Secure Digital, Multi-media card, Memory stick, Memory stick pro and xD picture card

Wireless PAN / LAN
• Integrated Bluetooth 2.0 HP Module
• Integrated Wireless LAN 802.11b/g

Next Generation - ExpressCard
• ExpressCard/54 slot

Interface
• One HDMI v1.3 with HDCP Key
• eSATA (3 Gb/sec) / USB 2.0 combo Port
• Three USB 2.0 Ports
• One IEEE 1394a Port (4 pins)
• Two Stereo Headphone Jacks
• One Microphone In (Stereo)
• One RJ-11 - Modem
• One RJ-45 - NIC
• One DC Power In
• One VGA Out
• Expansion port 3 – Docking Port
• Kensington Lock Slot

Pointing Device & Keyboard
• Touch Pad with Two way Scroll Zone
• 86 Keys layout; 12 Function Keys
• Fingerprint Reader

Webcam and Microphones
• VGA Web Camera with Low-light Technology
• Digital Dual Array microphones

Software
Operating System
• Vista Home Basic – SP1 (32-bit)

Additional Software
• Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.x

Digital Entertainment / Imaging
• Cyberlink DVD Suite
• HP MediaSmart
HP MediaSmart DVD
HP MediaSmart Music
HP MediaSmart Photo
HP MediaSmart Webcam
• Muvee Reveal
• HP Games (Shareware)
• Digital Persona Fingerprint Reader

Security and Maintenance
• 3D Drive Guard HDD Protection
• Norton Internet Security 2009 (Includes 60 days of Live updates)
• Norton Anti-Virus (Includes 60 days of Live updates)

Recovery Kit
• Recovery Disc Creator

Help and Support Centre
• HP Software Update

Accessories and Battery
• HP Mobile ExpressCard Remote Control
• 6 Cell Lithium Ion

Dimensions – (H x W x D)
• 1.37 / 1.64 x 14.05 x 10.21 inches
• Note: Height varies depending upon where on the notebook the measurement is made
• Weight – 2.67 Kgs / 5.9 lbs

HP Imprint2 – Intersect Pattern


Please do help me out as I am a student and don't want to fall in to any thing that's not good.

Thanks a lot.

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March 24, 2009 7:08:34 PM

Doesn't sound like a bad computer
all my information is based off research I've done myself, but it sounds good. I'd personally go for a slightly fasterr processor, but that can sometimes mean boosting the price a hundred or 2.

the graphics card is so so. I don't know what you're planning to use it for, but you wont be able to run the latest games on it. if you google search the graphics card, select the websight 'notebookcheck,' they have really nice tables showing the preformance and comparisons.

In order to take full advantage of the 4 gigs of memory though you will need Vista 64 bit edition. It should be offered for that laptop, it would be weird if it's not. with Vista 32 bit i believe the computer only uses up to 2 gigs of the ram memory.

But all-in-all it's not bad. You'll probably be able to use if fluently for everything but gaming, unless you're planning on playing low-end games
!