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Hp Pavilion Dv5000 Laptop

Reviewing: Hewlett Packard Pavilion Dv5000  |  Rating:
By 1gshock on
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This is my fourth HP computer and second laptop. I chose it for its reasonable price and great list of features - there's a lot of bang for the buck. This laptop has an AMD Turion 64 processor which is Windows Vista capable, and in most cases provides more than enough juice to allow me to complete regular tasks with ease and in a timely manner. There is an adequate amount of RAM as I rarely freeze up and normal computing is done with above average speed. As a student, I essentially keep music, images, some videos and school work on my hard drive and there is more than enough space for me on this one.

The bright view display has very good graphics (ATI Radeon Xpress 200M) and I like the fact that it has high definition technology. The crystal clear LCD display even dims when you are on battery power, so that you can continue working with ease without draining the battery. As far as the battery goes, it has always lasted a long time (about 3 hours of continuous use) and has not significantly decreased in the year and a half I have owned it.

Wireless networking has been a breeze, and the layout of the keyboard is very user-friendly. Software selection is fair with some free notable applications, but it is lacking a Microsoft Office Suite. Three other things I love about the computer: it has a wireless remote for controling music and video and volume, and LightScribe technology for CD and DVD burning which allows you to inscribe labels as you burn the discs. Finally, I enjoy the quick play features that allow you to watch DVDs without booting up and thus, draining your battery.

The only downsides of the computer are that there is significantly more visible wear and tear to the touchpad than there was on my old HP laptop which I owned for about three times as long as I have owned this one. Also, it crashed three times while I was in Italy (though this could be attributed to the network I was on, as several of my friends with different machines also crashed multiple times) though the user-created recovery discs allowed me to format without losing any important data. I recommend this computer.