HP HDX18: 18″ Notebook PC

HP HDX18 Specifications

Display: 18″ TFT LCD
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Pixel Format: 1920 x 1080
GPU: 512MB NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT
CPU: 2.26GHz Core 2 Duo P8400
RAM: 4GB DDR2
HDD: 500GB (250GB 5400RPM x2)
Optical: Blu-ray / DVD±RW DL
Connectivity: WiFi, Bluetooth, Ethernet, HDMI, VGA, FireWire (4-pin)
Availability: Late September 2008
Price: MSRP US$1549

HP HDX18: 18

An 18″ notebook PC will be very big. I have a 17″ and its considered a monster. So the HDX18, the latest from HP, would be considered a beast. The 18″ TFT LCD is a special kind though. Instead of the usual 16:10 aspect ratio with a pixel format of 1920 x 1200, the HDX18 has the 16:9 kind. And with that you get a bit less pixels at 1920 x 1080. But if you are viewing HD content, you wouldn’t have to deal with black bars, so that’s cool. As far as I know, the only HD content that comes in at 16:9 aspect ratio is via TV, so you’ll need to get a way to get all those 16:9 HD content into your HDX18 or you’ve just got dinged 120 horizontal lines. Have I mentioned that I dislike, to a very large degree, having to type off-center? Well, that’s what I’ll have to do if I had a HDX18. But for some of you who like to have a numeric keypad, the HDX18 won’t disappoint. With the CPU, GPU, RAM and HDD combination, the HDX18 looks to be a multimedia powerhouse, though I would have thought HP would have crammed a faster CPU. But with a price starting at just $1549, you’re still getting quite a bit.

Source: engadget

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