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Hp Pavilion Ze2000

Reviewing: Hewlett Packard Pavilion Ze2000  |  Rating:
By kenthebear on
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First things first: This is not a laptop for videogaming or anything that requires any hard work for the CPU/GPU. Not at all. It will run Half-Life 2 and anything from around that time, but it'll look like crap. So, not for games, and because of the shoddy CPU, not great for anything CPU intensive either.

However, it's an excellent laptop for basic working/word processing or just for casual web browsing/communications over msn, etc, especially for the cheap price. It's pretty light, as well, it can be carried around easily. The CPU isn't amazing, but it'll do quite a lot of casual stuff. A 40GB HDD will store quite a lot of stuff, and you can always plug in an external HDD if needed. The native resolution is 1024x768 which isn't amazing, but again, is good enough for casual work. However, where the laptop really comes into its own in added features. It has WiFi, naturally, and damn good wifi at that. It has ports for a lot of stuff, ethernet ports, firewire, etc, etc. It even comes with a card reader for most memory cards, including SD cards, XD cards, and Memory Sticks. It comes with 3 USB ports, which isn't very many, and one of them will be permanetly taken up by your mouse (the touchpad is awful). It even comes with a DVD-RW rewriter drive, so you can watch and pirate DVDs on the move (of course, you shouldn't pirate DVDs. it's bad.). The battery is pretty bad too, lasting less than 3 hours of solid DVD watching.

All in all, for £399, it isn't actually bad. Just don't expect anything amazing, but then again, you shouldn't for any laptop of that price. Just plug in a good mouse and have an electrical socket nearby.

Specifications:

Intel Pentium M Processor 1.6GHz

512MB RAM

Intel 82852/55 Graphics Controller 64mb (DX7)