By Andy Vandervell
Reviewed: 11 Sep 2008
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i would be interested to know how this laptop (and graphics card) will perform against devil may cry 4 - my new favourite game :Di've used this before, and i thought the keyboard was horribly slippery and the touch pad offered a lot of resistance, making it a little tough to use. however the price is very tempting, when compared to the acer equivalent
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I've checked out their website for the dv5-1000 line....all 1280x800Are HP allergic to the idea of offering things like WXGA+ or higher resolutions with WLED backlit screens? I know it's just a personal thing but 1280 x 800 is just a lil bit too chunky on a 15.4" screen....
I know what you mean, though unfortunately the mainstream argument against can easily surmised by anyone who has complained they can't read the text. Mainly, though, it's a cost issue and if you're like HP and sell off-the-shelf then opting for something that adds a significant cost is tricky thing to do, especially if it prices them out of the market. Moreover, I'd argue that though such things are undoubtedly desirable, they're not necessarily demanded for in large enough quantities to make it viable.FYI, mind, we've got the Dell Studio 15 in at the moment and of course it does offer such options. It's on the continuing advantages it has.
The really frustrating bit is that unlike the US, we, in the UK, have no option to customise HP laptops. In the US you can customise the dv5t with WSXGA+.
@Andy - re the Studio 15 - this has an option for a 1440 x 900 WLED screen, but the 'premium' XPS M1530 doesn't have this option - though it does in the US and has for some months. This has been on Dell's Ideastorm for some time, Dell won't comment on if/when it'll be an option - so it's bizarre that they're offering the option on the cheaper range laptop! The M1530 was looking like my number 1 choice till I found out the UK isn't being offered the better LED screen - call me picky, but if I got one, I'd always be looking at it and feeling short-changed!You're right though - for "Joe Average" these sorts of things don't matter. But for tech-snobs and geeks - it's a big issue!
Andy, the official HP site says that the weight of the dv5-1011ea is 2.65kgs. Is that correct (as you mention that it is 2.95kgs)? The other thing is have HP discontinued this notebook already not even two months after its launch (Amazon, Play.com and dabs say that this is the case). That would be sad as it looks a great laptop...
Are you sure? It's still on HP's website....http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/uk/en/...As for the weigh, HP only quotes a "starting weight" that's without certain components. It is 2.95, I weighed it. :)
just a point, do the laptop graphics use gddr2 or the faster gddr3 memory?
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