We now know that HP notebook designers lack the enthusiasm for gaming (or perhaps they couldn't figure out a way to cool down high-end GPUs without frying HP's reputation). Anyway,
PCMag has a review of the HP Pavilion dv4000, which isn't
a totally new notebook to those who followed the market. The interesting thing with the review unit is the dedicated ATI Mobility X700 128MB (without the lame Hyper-memory technology). That's
a big leap from the integrated graphics. Also encouraging is that the X700 rivals the performance of the same GPU on a $2,100
Acer Ferrari 4000.
Additionally, you get both ExpressCard 34/54 and PCMCIA Type II slot; such combination is a novelty. There are four USB 2.0 ports, which is one more than what you see on similar 15.4" lappy. The dv4000 comes with a remote too. All these carry a price tag of $1,449. Compare prices for HP Pavilion DV4000 notebooks.
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