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HP Pavilion Dv4-1211ea Entertainment

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HP Pavilion dv4-1211ea Entertainment - Core 2 Duo P7450 / 2 GHz - Centrino 2 - RAM 3 GB - HDD 320 GB - DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM - GF 9200M GS - Gigabit Ethernet - WLAN : 802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) - Vista Home Premium - 14.1" Widescreen TFT 1280 x 800 ( WXGA ) BrightView - camera

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      02.01.2011 20:20
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      A great mixture of multi-tasking and media.

      Prelude
      This is a computer you can't do without. I've been on it for over a week now and it has this amazing ability for multi-tasking without slowing the machine down is incredible. I'm sitting at my bud's shop and talking on Yahoo as I'm working with other programs. It has such sensational power that it's made specially for the person who can be into graphics or even architecture blue printing to editing movies or synthesizing their own beats in either rap or techno music.

      Operating System
      The big difference I like with Windows 7 Professional is that if you have programs from other computers that were set-up with Windows XP, you can run them in Windows XP mode with this software. If you have a Domain you can easily connect with the network that you're trying to establish with and it remains secure. The best thing is you recover your data with a automatic back-up if you bump it or softly drop it. Like I said you can be listening to tunes or hearing the news and writing a review or doing homework from school. Swapping in and out of programs is easy if your on Microsoft Works the need to go to Quickbooks, there is no wait time waiting for the program to come back to you. Another sweet thing is working on Internet Explorer it's a lot faster surfing pages and different sites without that wait time. There is a fraction or two if you have Norton 360, cause they like to have their nose into everything you do.

      SOFTWARE SECURITY AND SUPPORT
      Symantec Norton Internet Security 2010 60-day Trial
      HP Support Assistant
      HP PC Recovery
      HP Advisor
      HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection


      PRODUCTIVITY AND FINANCE
      Microsoft Works
      Microsoft Office 2007 Home & Student 60-day Trial
      Microsoft Silverlight
      Sun Java
      Adobe Reader
      Adobe Flash

      Specifications
      When you're in a need for speed like I am always, it's very good to get what you want. This particular laptop comes with a Intel Core i5-430M processor 2.26GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 2.53 GHz. Another essential now in the media age of computers is having enough Memory or exceeding it. This machine has 4GB DDR3 System Memory (2x2048MB) expandable to 8GB which helps you with your gaming or downloading music. It brings no static or view freeze to watching like the news or picking a "play" movie from Netflix. The unbelievable 500 gb Sata hard drive @ 72,000 rpm's can store up to 82,000 photos. My question to you is, who has 82,000 photos to put on a computer. Whatever happen to scrapbooks. God I'm getting old. The fingerprint password identification was a terrific idea so just slide your index finger on there and it recognizes you so you can start work. The 101 keyboard is very easy to type with, no added pressure to your fingers or above your wrists after long periods of time typing.

      Other Essentials
      This HP Pavilion dv4 are carrying fantastic web cams on them lately. This webcam is supported by 640x480 pixels that bring out such clarity and crispness, all I can say is very sharp images. With the supported programs like CyberLink you can make movies, still photos and even YouTube videos if need be. Other goodie stuff on this laptop is the 10/100 Base-T network interface Ethernet LAN lets you glide around the Internet like your para-sailing. The built-in wireless 802.11b/g/n WLAN gets you online faster and easier with support systems that lets you roam around your home or office. Case point I can be at the library and get anywhere from 1 to 2 bars, or i can be at the shop and almost getting 3 to 4 bars out of Petey's router at speeds from 28 to 40mbps. Main reason straight feed from his wireless router to the laptop. It's just depends where you are at. There are 3 USB 2.0 for all those extra gizmos that you want to use. With 2 headphone jacks that also can be used with a old set of Dell USB port speakers for true gaming sounds. Also 1 HDMI port.

      MULTIMEDIA
      eBay
      HP MediaSmart
      HP Webcam
      Pandora Internet Radio
      Windows Live Photo Gallery
      Cyberlink DVD Suite
      HP Games Powered by Wild Tangent
      HP Music Store powered by Rhapsody
      Netflix
      Hulu

      INTERNET SOLUTIONS
      HP Set Up
      HP Quick Web
      Windows Live Messenger}
      Windows Live Mail } Windows Live Essentials}
      Windows Live Writer }
      Skype
      MSN Toolbar
      Microsoft Portal
      Accellor Broadband Aggregator in HP Setup

      The screen is a 14.1 Inch Diagonal WXGA HD HP BrightView Widescreen Display 1280 x 800 that carries a extra sharp image for those HD movies you want to watch and again, no picture freeze with this glossy laptop has. The LightScribe SuperMulti 8X DVD±R/RW with Double Layer Support can let you burn, edit movies. Just have to make sure you have the right DVD disc's for it. I have not used the remote control yet because I need to get the feel of the machine first. The adapter is 65 watts and the battery in the laptop is a 6 cell Lithium-Ion Battery. Battery life without gaming or movies is about 4 -6 hours on a dimmer screen. I seen it starting to slow up after four hours. The Touch Pad with On/Off button and dedicated vertical scroll Up/Down pad, I really can't say I like it and that I use a USB external mouse to do my navigation for me. The 5-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader for secure digital cards, multi-media cards, memory stick, memory stick pro, or xD picture cards for security or to have fun with.

      Overall
      It's like being in the express lane at the supermarket, everything is much faster even loaded up with programs. With me using an external mouse is easier for me. There's nothing wrong with the touch pad, I have two left thumbs. I found Windows 7 intriguing for the most part. But you can see that Windows Professional is more adaptable for the business man while Home Premium is basically for media and gaming.

      Warranty and Support
      1-Year limited hardware warranty with toll free support
      1-Year free hardware technical support
      30-days free limited software support with 1-Year from day of purchase.


      Optional Accessories
      HP xb4 Media Docking Station
      HP Notebook QuickDock
      HP 6-cell Li-Ion Battery
      HP 90W AC Adapter
      HP 90W Auto/Air/AC Adapter

      Thanks for reading !!

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  • Product Details

    With a striking, liquid metallic industrial design on the outside and powerful entertainment capabilities on the inside, this lightweight 14.1-inch notebook is the perfect partner for fun, communication and productivity on the go.