MTV and HP's Pavillion dv2800t Artists Edition: looks terrible, sounds great

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This notebook is completely hideous, but then it isn’t made for the likes of me. The HP Pavillion dv2800t Artists Edition is not only one hell of a mouthful but also the only MTV/HP fusion computer in existence.

It was designed as part of a competition to come up with a laptop created by young people for young people, and the young person whose design made it to the production line was 20-year-old Joao Oliveira from Portugal. Well done you.

It starts at US$999 but justifiably so with a 1.83 GHz dual core processor, 2GB of RAM, a 14.1-inch hi-def widescreen and a hefty 128MB NVIDIA GeForce graphics card all as standard. There are free upgrades to 160GB of hard drive space and you can even bag yourself a 8X DVD+/-RW LightScribe which until recently supported HD-DVD but the less said about that the better.

What’s more, the spec includes an HDMI port, which means that you can send all your media to even the most advanced plasmas and HD screens in complete high-definition glory. I sense a download coming on.

There could be more USB slots with just the two on offer but there is Firewire port as well and it’s a minor gripe when you talking about a machine that you can pretty much brush your teeth with.

Best of all though, it comes with integrated Altec Lansing stereo speakers or two sets of headphones so you and your mate wont disturb people around you. I don’t know, you kids and your rock ‘n roll music.

HP (via Shiny Shiny)

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Daniel Sung