HP has released a new 15.4″ multimedia notebook that is essentially the same as the existing dv4000 notebook they offer, but instead of an Intel processor it uses a choice AMD Turion 64-bit processors or AMD Sempron processors.
The choice of processors with the dv5000z will be the following:
- AMD Sempron 3000+ (1.8GHz)
- AMD Sempron 3300+ (2.0GHz)
- AMD Turion 64 ML-32 (1.8GHz)
- AMD Turion 64 ML-34 (1.8GHz)
- AMD Turion 64 ML-37 (2.0GHz)
- AMD Turion 64 ML-40 (2.2GHz)
The screen for the dv5000z will be a WXGA screen with the option of BrightView (glossy screen). The graphics card will be a low-end ATI Radeon XPRESS 200M with the option of 32MB or 128MB. Hard Drive speeds ranging from 40GB to 120GB can be selected, with the fastest option being a 5400RPM 80GB hard drive. The dv5000z will also come with the option of Microsoft Windows Media Center Edition. Using an Express Card TV tuner ($179.99 option) you can watch and record live TV to your laptop using the Windows MCE operating system.
Below are the basic specs for the dv5000z:
- AMD Turion or Sempron processor (options listed above)
- 40GB – 120GB HardDrive
- 6-in-1 media card reader
- ExpressCard Slot (No PCMCIA slot)
- 15.4″ WXGA (BrightView option)
- built-in 802.11b/g wireless
- 3 USB 2.0 ports, 1 Expansion port 2 connector, 1 ExpressCard/54 slot (also supports ExpressCard/34), 1 Consumer IR (remote receiver), S-video TV-out port, RJ-45 port, RJ-11 port, Microphone port, headphone port, VGA monitor port, Security lock
- Weight 6.6lbs
- Dimensions: 10.4 l x 14.1 w x 1.38(min) in. /1.77″(max) h
- 6-cell or 12-cell Lithium Ion battery
The HP dv5000z is currently available at HPShopping.com with a price starting at about $724.