HP Pavilion HDX18t
Reviews for the HP Pavilion HDX18t
Source: Hardware Zone
Having had our fun with all four units, we're hard pressed to actually come up with a clear winner. It's obvious that all four units have a different take on what an 18.4-inch desktop replacement should be and have their own strengths, but it's also obvious they all agree that size is key here. The Acer Aspire Gemstone Blue 8930G here comes out tops in our books for its value and performance, but we didn't quite like its fingerprint magnet surface and glossy screen. The HP HDX18t Premium comes across as classy as all HP units have evolved to be, though the slightly lower specs reflect in our performance benchmarks.
von 5: Leistung 4, Ausstattung 4, Preis 4
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/09/2008
Rating: price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80%
With dozens of computer manufacturers offering dozens of different laptop models, in every size, speed, and price point imaginable, true standout models are hard to find. Downright sexy laptops are even harder to come by. I can truthfully say, however, that the HP HDX 18 is one such machine—and at a very attractive price to boot. It gives you everything you’d ever want from a desktop computer—great performance for games and applications alike, plenty of Windows desktop space, good sound, and enough input and output ports for true versatility—yet gives you the convenience and portability of a laptop at the same time. If you aren’t put off by the HDX 18’s considerable size—which in this writer’s opinion enhances the user experience rather than detracting from it—then this laptop may be for you. And all for around $2,200.
Preis gut, Leistung sehr gut, Mobilität zufriedenstellend
User Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/14/2008
Rating: price: 80% performance: 90% mobility: 70%
NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT: Successor of the 8600M GT and because of the smaller 65nm production process the card is higher clocked (and therefore faster) with the same current consumption.Furthermore, it features an improved video processor (VP3) and HybridPower to save current (in conjunction with the 9100M G).
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).
The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.
Fast but still not overpriced dual core CPU. For most games and multimedia applications sufficient and due to the 25W TDP even for smaller notebooks useable.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This is a very large display size for laptops on a desk without mobile use.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
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