HP has released its answer to the Toshiba Qosmio and Averatec 6200 series notebook, introducing the HP Pavilion dv1000 with the ability to play DVDs and Music without ever booting up the operating system. The dv1000 is available from HPShopping.com now.
The dv1000 appears to have some really nice design touches. All of the notebook’s ports–including FireWire and S-Video–as well as a five-in-one media card reader and the DVD-ROM/CD-RW combo drive are located along the sides of the notebook (instead of the back) for easier access. Small icons placed along the edge of the keyboard identify each of the ports to make it easy to find which one you are looking for.
HP Pavilion dv1000 Top View
The dv1000 weighs in at 5.5 pounds on its own and with the AC adapter it comes to 6.4 pounds. The dv1000 offers a choice of the Pentium M 725 or 735 processors (1.6 GHz or 1.7 GHz respectively). The screen is a 14.0″ WXGA widescreen format (1280 x 768), this format will offer good viewing for DVDs. Memory configuration choices range from 256MB of RAM to 1.0GB of RAM and you can order up to an 80GB hard drive, all hard drives are 4200 RPM in speed. Prices for the dv1000 start at $1,149.00.
HP dv1000 Front View
HP Pavilion dv1000 Specs
Processor: Intel Pentium M 725 (1.6GHz) / Intel Pentium M 735 (1.7GHz)
Hard Drive: 40GB 4200RPM / 60GB 4200 RPM / 80 GB 4200 RPM
Graphics Card: Intel Extreme Graphics
Screen: 14″ Widescreen, WXGA resolution (1280 x 768)
Ports: FireWire, 3 USB 2.0 ports, PCMCIA Type II, 6 Card Reader, S-Video Out, Headphones, Microphone, Monitor, Expansion slot, Phone-line, Ethernet
Operating System: Windows XP Home / Windows XP Pro
Optical Drive: 8x DVD / DVD & CD-RW Combo
Memory: 256MB/512MB/1.0GB expandable up to 2.0GB
Weight: 5.26 pounds