Probably you've never used a powerful laptop. If you are looking for is a unrestrained power without being tied to a desk, you need to buy this device. In this document I will review all its details, in particular focusing on the experience of a user advanced on this device
Unpacking, specifications, and accessories
First all I must admit I surprised by this "portable". Starting with a "Welcome" the beginning of the experience is pretty good. All very tidy and packed carefully, without exaggerating or protections in sizes. Although the air from the package is certainly not as in an Apple product, it is close enough.
The device I have in my hands has the following characteristics:
HDX18 x 18-1099ux
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.26 GHz
Screen 18. 4″ (1080 p)
Two 250GB hard drives
4 GB RAM
Blu-ray ROM with SuperMulti DVD dual burner layer
Windows Vista Ultimate (64-bit)
The appliance is grotesque. It is quite heavy and little transportable. In principle it is the experience of a desktop that can be conveyed, not something portable.
Even to find a suitcase will have problems.
In this section I have not much to say other than what you probably know. Notebooks are full of applications and many of them useless, traditionally prefer to format my computers so detailing software is somewhat irrelevant.
Apart from that, it comes with Windows Vista Ultimate version of 64-bit and some entertaining programmes for the webcam and others.
Details of the hardware
There is not much to say about the hardware. This team is the best in the line of HP and is expected of first class equipment.
Something that struck me is the existence of a subwoofer on the underside of the laptop.
Another interesting thing is its connector for an antenna TV (adapters included):
Among other things, we have a less important aspect for traditional, but quite remarkable end user for advanced users is access to all serviceable parts from the back:
Memory ram, card wireless/bluetooth modules, both hard drives, TV card, and even the battery backup of the CMOS/BIOS Setup are not further away than one or two screws to be replaced.
This is very important, particularly for my personal experience trying to expand the memory of my Acer Aspire One netbook (which as you will see in the video that I recorded, is unnecessarily complex):
There are some small details in the production overshadow the perfect characteristics, the clearest was the metal union of the sides:
The first portable computer I see that he gets one score of five on the evaluation of Windows experience indexIt almost seems that we used my application of the article to modify this value by:
Switching on and off
Times of power-equipment with its original configuration can be seen with arrest and accurately in the video on the revision of the equipment available below.
Hibernation and suspension
As well as times of power-equipment, the process of hibernating and suspension with its original configuration can be appreciated with arrest and accurately in the video on the revision of the equipment available below.
Hibernation and suspension are extremely important processes today for a laptop computer. I for years with my old Compaq equipment enjoyed the Hibernate in XP, with 1 GB of ram this process is quite fast, however with the passing of time with computers with more memory, my traditional habit begins to suffer.
Hibernation must necessarily copy all ram memory to the main disk hiberfil.sys file. Select the memory blocks used effectively probably would add further delays to the process or even to apply compressions at the same.
That's why a team with enough RAM memory, say 4 GB, we are talking about several minutes a process shutdown to the Hibernate and 4 GB disk less than constant.
In this case becomes more evident the need for the kind of hybrid suspension or any mechanism of hibernation to flash memory. Without possibilities of this, a rule recommended would suspend the equipment under normal situations and Hibernate in the case of some major event.
While the battery included in the package was 8-cell high capacity, portable fails to last two hours and a half.
Actually its time ranges between two hours and two hours fifteen minutes in my tests under normal use (without using the Windows power-saving options). It is strange that a battery reaches so consumed as fast, but the truth is that seeing the power of the device adapter is easy to predict the reason:
It is tremendous. Almost we could use as props for a new Ghostbusters film, trapping the spectra with him. It is not deliberately giant, but that consumption 120W, the need to dissipate the heat is an important factor.
Review in video
Review in video will not be available until the next future. (I try to prepare all revisions of products together to make them more "standard")
Designer? Composer? BUSCO help 🙂
In general, HP products, like me however this particular to please me, you impressed me. If in the future I need to have a portable workstation I think without a doubt this is the better choice, naturally as a laptop everyday can be somewhat tiring, its size and its weight only make it transportable but not really "portable".