HP Pavilion HDX9320EA review

£1369
Price when reviewed

And the machine is reassuringly well specified elsewhere. A more-than-ample 4GB of RAM sits alongside a 2.5GHz Core 2 Duo and two 250GB hard disks. In our 2D tests it excelled, reaching an admirable 1.36, zipping past our A-listed enthusiast laptop, the Dell XPS M1730, which reached only 1.06. This means that office applications load and run wonderfully quickly, and Vista runs perfectly smoothly.

As a stylish, semi-portable alternative to a Desktop PC, the HDX9320EA has few peers. Its good looks are matched by fine performance in both standard applications and games, and all for an impressively reasonable price.

Those looking for a desktop replacement that can browse the web, edit office documents and play back TV, media and games in 20in luxury and in a package which will fold away discreetly, will find the HP HDX9320EA to be the perfect choice.

Warranty

Warranty 1yr collect and return

Physical specifications

Dimensions 474 x 357 x 65mm (WDH)
Weight 7.000kg
Travelling weight 8.2kg

Processor and memory

Processor Intel Core 2 Duo T9300
Motherboard chipset Intel PM965
RAM capacity 4.00GB
Memory type DDR2
SODIMM sockets free 0
SODIMM sockets total 2

Screen and video

Screen size 20.1in
Resolution screen horizontal 1,680
Resolution screen vertical 1,050
Resolution 1680 x 1050
Graphics chipset Nvidia GeForce 8800M GTS
Graphics card RAM 512MB
VGA (D-SUB) outputs 1
HDMI outputs 1
S-Video outputs 1
DVI-I outputs 0
DVI-D outputs 0
DisplayPort outputs 0

Drives

Capacity 500GB
Hard disk usable capacity 452GB
Spindle speed 5,400RPM
Internal disk interface SATA/300
Hard disk Western Digital WD3200BEVS
Optical disc technology Blu-ray reader
Optical drive Optiarc BC-5500A
Battery capacity 7,600mAh
Replacement battery price ex VAT £104
Replacement battery price inc VAT £120

Networking

Wired adapter speed 1,000Mbits/sec
802.11a support yes
802.11b support yes
802.11g support yes
802.11 draft-n support yes
Integrated 3G adapter no

Other Features

Wireless hardware on/off switch no
Wireless key-combination switch yes
Modem no
USB ports (downstream) 4
FireWire ports 1
eSATA ports 1
PS/2 mouse port no
9-pin serial ports 0
Parallel ports 0
3.5mm audio jacks 2
SD card reader yes
Memory Stick reader yes
MMC (multimedia card) reader no
Smart Media reader no
Compact Flash reader no
xD-card reader yes
Pointing device type Touchpad
Audio chipset SigmaTel HD Audio
Speaker location Screen, base
Hardware volume control? no
Integrated microphone? yes
Integrated webcam? yes
Fingerprint reader yes

Battery and performance tests

Battery life, light use 3hr 6min
Battery life, heavy use 1hr 43min
Overall application benchmark score 1.36
3D performance (crysis) low settings 86fps
3D performance setting Low

Operating system and software

Operating system Windows Vista Home Premium
OS family Windows Vista
Recovery method Recovery Partition
Software supplied AIM 6.1, CyberLink YouCam, muvee autoProducer 6.1, The Sims LifeStories

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