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17" Laptop from HP?

     
1:30 pm on Mar 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Would you buy it? For $1733.98 here is what you would get:

HP Pavilion zd8000 customizable Notebook PC

- Microsoft(R) Windows(R) XP Professional with SP2
- Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 520 w/HT Technology, 2.8GHz
- 17.0" WSXGA+ BrightView Wide Viewing (1680x1050)
- 512MB DDR2 SDRAM, 400MHz (2x256MB)
- 40 GB 4200 RPM Hard Drive
- FREE upgrade DVD+/-RW/R CD-RW Combo w/Double Layer
- 128MB ATI Mobility Radeon(TM) X600
- Integrated 56K Modem + 10/100 Ethernet LAN
- 12 Cell Lithium Ion Battery
- Microsoft(R) Works/Money
- hpshopping in-box envelope
- HP xb2000 Notebook Expansion Base Docking Station w/keyboard & mouse.
- BelkinŽ 7-outlet 6' (1.8 m) Surge Protector
Free shipping/one year warranty

Well? What do you all think? TIA

1:56 pm on Mar 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

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No - I got a fujitsu siemens widescreen 15,4 which is a perfect laptop and when you look at the screen its asa if you looks on a 17 inch screen, it just dont fill up all that space. my also have all the feauteres you mentioned, the only minus is the batt. on lasts 1,5-2 hours, but mostly I use it with cable.
3:18 pm on Mar 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

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webmstr, I've got a 17 HP notebook (zd7310). Picked it up 4 months ago for $1549 at CompUSA.

I love the machine especially the brightview, it's awesome. That docking station costs $267 to buy seperately from the HP Catalog.

The one your looking at comes with XP Professional with SP2. Mine came with XP Home so I had to install IIS Emulator and the Cassini Web Server to run .net and asp pages. You won't have to jump through those hoops with XP pro.