Friday, November 28, 2008

HP dv7-1130us 17-incher for $750 (after $50 MIR)

We continue our laptop deals marathon with an "entertainment" laptop, the HP Pavilion dv7-1130us (FS126UA). This is offered by J&R World for $750, after a $50 mail-in rebate.

While people buy huge screen TVs, how can a 17" screen be entertainment? Well, the answer is simple: How many of your travel with your 50" HDTV? QED? Need I explain more? :)

Okay, silliness aside, this 17" widescreen Pavilion offers a little bit of everything, from the AMD Turion X2 RM-70 (2GHz) processor, to a nice 4GB of memory (maximum eight), 250GB disk, and the ATI Radeon HD3200 graphics system. Needless to say, we find the usual assortment of features, such as dvd burner, webcam, wireless, and the 64-bit Vista Premium. More bits is better, or more bits is more opportunities to blue-screen? :-)

Speaking of entertainment, the 17" display is of the WXGA+ variety (1440 x 900 resolution). Okay, so now you know why the price is low(er) than competitors :-)

Other features include an ExpressCard slot, card-reader, hdmi, and things like that. This is not a featherweight netbook as you can suspect, so it's no surprise that it weights seven and a half pounds.

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