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    1. Averatec AV3250HX-01 12.1" Notebook
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    5. Averatec AV6240-EH1 15.4" Notebook
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    6. Creative Labs 51000000AA278 Speakers
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    7. Averatec AV3270-EE1 12.1" Notebook
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    8. Lexar Media 128MB SMARTMEDIA DIGITAL
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    9. Compaq Presario R4025US 15.4"
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    10. Averatec AV3500T60-01 Tablet PC
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    20. Averatec AV3220H1-01 Amd Athlon

    1. Averatec AV3250HX-01 12.1" Notebook PC (AMD Athlon XP-M 2200+, 512 MB RAM, 80 GB Hard Drive, DVD+/-RW/CD-RW Drive)
    by AVERATEC
    list price: $1,099.99
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    Asin: B000658NMG
    Catlog: Personal Computer
    Manufacturer: AVERATEC
    Sales Rank: 102
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    2. Averatec AV3250H1-01 12.1" Notebook PC (AMD Athlon XP-M 2200+,512 MB RAM, 60 GB Hard Drive, DVD/CD-RW Drive)
    by AVERATEC
    list price: $1,029.99
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    Asin: B00065IH0O
    Catlog: Personal Computer
    Manufacturer: AVERATEC
    Sales Rank: 98
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    3. AveratecAV3250PX-01 12.1" Notebook PC (Athlon XP-M 2200+, 512MB RAM, 80 GB Hard Drive, Dual DVD+/-RW Drive)
    by AVERATEC
    list price: $1,199.99
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    Asin: B00065IH2C
    Catlog: Personal Computer
    Manufacturer: AVERATEC
    Sales Rank: 39
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    4. Averatec AV3225HS-01 Notebook PC (AMD Athlon XP-M 2000+,512 MB RAM, 40 GB Hard drive, 802.11g, DVD+CD-RW combo)
    by AVERATEC
    list price: $1,099.99
    our price: $1,049.99
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    Asin: B00021BYZC
    Catlog: Personal Computer
    Manufacturer: AVERATEC
    Sales Rank: 57
    Average Customer Review: 3.73 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    Get your motor running and ready for the road with the highly mobile Averatec AV3225HS-01 notebook PC. This tiny laptop weighs just over 4 pounds and runs on a mobile AMD Athlon XP-M 2000+ processor with battery-saving features. It also features a 12.1-inch screen, combo DVD-ROM/CD-RW drive, 40 GB hard drive, 512 MB of installed RAM, and integrated 54g (802.11b) wireless connectivity. For a step up in price, the Averatec AV3255P1-01 features Windows XP Professional.

    The Basics

    • Hard Drive: The 40 GB IDE hard drive is on the small side compared to other notebooks. However, it does offer a decent enough capacity for storing documents and productivity software for road warriors--but not enough for much multimedia storage.
    • Processor: The AMD Athlon XP-M 2000+ processor is a moderately fast processor that delivers similar performance to a 2.0 GHz Mobile Intel Pentium 4 processor. The "M" stands for mobile, and its PowerNow power-saving features will help extend battery life. It also offers a 266 MHz processor system bus and a 640 KB high-performance processor cache.
    • Memory: The 512 MB of built-in memory (DDR SDRAM) is adequate for power users, but not overpowering. It has two memory slots in total, with a maximum memory expansion up to 512 MB (2 x 256 MB), which is rather small in comparison to other notebooks.
    • CD/DVD Drive: It comes equipped with a combo DVD/CD-RW drive, which enables you to play DVD-ROM discs and DVD movies as well as burn data and record music to CD discs. The CD-RW drive has 24x write, 10x rewrite, and 24x read speeds. The DVD-ROM has an 8x playback speed.
    • Keyboard & Mouse: This notebook is outfitted with a standard keyboard (19mm pitch) and large Synaptics TouchPad with graphics tablet mode.
    Sound and Graphics
    This notebook features integrated audio and video/graphics cards. The S3 UniChrome video controller is an affordable 128-bit graphics engine with internal AGP 8X and 32 MB of shared video RAM that delivers adequate DVD playback and and video streaming. It features a 12.1-inch display. It also has an sound card that's integrated into the main board, and offers built-in stereo speakers.

    Connectivity and Expansion Slots
    This AV3225HS-01 model has an integrated 802.11g (or 54g) wireless LAN, which is quickly becoming the most popular wireless standard and is compatible with 802.11b connections as well. The notebook is fitted with a dual 54g antenna, and it can achieve speeds 5 times faster than 802.11b and offers improved reach and added security. You get a standard range of external connections, including:

    • 3 USB 2.0 ports for connecting a wide range of peripherals--from digital cameras to MP3 players
    • 1 VGA monitor port
    • 1 PCMCIA (or PC Card) slot (Type II)
    • 1 headphone jack and 1 microphone jack
    It also has an integrated 56K modem (V.90) and an RJ-45 LAN network port (for a 10/100 Ethernet connection to networks and DSL/cable modems).

    Preloaded System and Software
    This AV3225HS-01 notebook comes with the Windows XP Home Edition operating system, and it features Microsoft Works (for working with word processing and spreadsheet documents). It also is loaded with applications for playing DVDs, burning CDs, and protecting your system from viruses (titles are not noted by Averatec

    Dimensions and Weight
    Measuring 1.2 x 10.9 x 9.6 inches (H x W x D) and weighing just 4.2 pounds, the AV3220H1-01 is an amazingly compact and lightweight notebook that road warriors will barely notice as they shuttle from plane to taxi to hotel.

    Power
    The included "smart" rechargeable lithium-ion battery offers over 3 hours of battery life (depending on usage).

    What's in the Box
    This package contains the Averatec AV3225HS-01 notebook PC, rechargeable li-ion battery, AC power adapter, and printed operating instructions. The notebook PC is backed by a 1-year limited warranty; the battery is backed by a 6-month warranty. ... Read more

    Reviews (15)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Impressed with Averatec
    First and foremost, I too was hesitant about buying this laptop given it's mixed ratings. I'm pretty tech savy, so I do my research and I make sure I'm getting a good product before I buy ANY PC. So after reading reviews, I took the plunge, and I myself became a skeptic; the one I took home from a local store had a keyboard that was messed up, typing two characters for each key (talk about weird typing).

    However, since buying mine about a month ago, I've been pleased with it's results. I've given serious thought to this review, and will try and point out all the good, and the bad. In a nutshell, you really need to think about WHAT you want to do with your labtop PC before you buy this computer. First let's look at the basics.

    First, if you're looking for long battery life, this isn't the one for you. In fact, if battery life is very important to you, just spend the extra cash for one with Intel's Centrino Mobile Technology (you can't beat them for battery power). Averatec's PC will give you about 2.5 hours of battery life on this model (why they say 3 is beyond me). For most people doing typing, spreadsheet work, scanning, etc that's going to be enough. You could always buy a second battery too (they aren't THAT much.) It makes a good PC for Office, Library, Class, Home, etc work. If you're looking to run DVD's all the time, or constantly stay on the Wireless network, then you're not going to get good battery life. It's the ideal PC for a student in my opinion for class; especially given it's small size. The wireless network is also great, and it's easy to cut on and off (button right on the top)... so you can save battery life easily.

    The next factor is Size. This labtop is one of the best money can buy for it's size and weight. That's one of the main reasons I looked at it, and purchased it. Sony's smaller labtops cost an arm and a leg, and just aren't worth it. If you need a small, compact PC, Averatec is for you. It's a powerful little PC with a lot built in... again, just consider how much battery life you need. I use mine mostly for work at the University and Documentation stuff. I also will use it for business when I travel for photo's, etc. So to me, this is ideal.

    Next thing, like others have said, the keyboard may take some getting used to. But it's a trade for the small size, so I can't complain. It hasn't been a huge annoyance for me; nothing as bad as some make it sound anyway. My main complaint was the same as another reviewer; that the Control key (Ctrl) has been replaced with the Function key and is now situated to the right of this Function key. It can be annoying at times. Other than that, no problems honestly.

    Another thing is how the PC can heat up. While I don't personally care how much it heats up, if you do, then you might want to avoid the PC. I've been surprised how heated it gets. Again, if you're using this thing on a desk, no problem. If it's sitting in your lab, just use a book; otherwise avoid the PC... it can get rather warm.

    The last thing that I can think about is the Speakers and Sound. This is NOT a PC for good sound quality, it just sounds flat. Again, if you're using this for an Office/Classroom PC, that's not an issue.

    One thing I love about Averatec's PC is the three USB ports on the front side on the right. While the location is a bit weird, it's great having them for flash cards, scanner, a mouse, etc.

    The PC can also support great monitor resolution... another perk if you're using it in an Office setting with a larger monitor.

    Another downside is the fact it lacks a normal Printer cable connection. Most printers use USB now anyway, but it still would be nice to have it at times.

    I'll close out with one last thing. Performance wise I'm very impressed. I really pushed my labtop hard to see how much I could get it to run at the same time, and it did very well. I used heavy photo programs, Macromedia Flash, GIS software, etc all at once to test it; not bad if I may say so myself, and I'm very picky about speed. It was one of the reasons I was hesitant to buy it, but AMD has impressed me again here. I also loved the wireless network feature... it's great and I can go anywhere in my house now and surf the net, access files on my desktop PC's, etc. It's great! A lot of University's are building these wireless networks into their campuses now, which makes it even better for the student.

    Finally, here's two tips I'd offer:

    Calibrate the Battery. You can find the manual for this PC on Averatec's website, or in the "My Documents" folder of your labtop. It takes a loooong time to calibrate, but it's a good way to keep your battery alive longer.

    Speaking of calibration, make sure you also calibrate the fan. It's easy to do, just follow the manual as before and it'll help keep the fan quite more.

    Overall, I love this PC. I wouldn't trade it back for another one and have no regrets on buying it. It's not perfect by any means, but for the price, size, weight, and performance, you really cannot beat it. It had PC Mags Editor's Choice award for a reason. I too have found it impressive.

    If you buy it locally, get the extended warranty. It's always smart to do this with a PC. I did, and I think it'll be worth it if something goes wrong.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Very Pleased
    I've had it for about a week now and I'm very pleased. It's small and light and best of all, half the price of a Sony! I've seen both good and bad reviews for this item so I was hesitant to buy one. The construction seems good and it feels nice and solid. The keyboard layout is a little odd, but I'll get used to it. I wish they could remove those stupid "Windows" keys and make the space bar a bit wider. I plugged it into a desktop monitor and was surprised to see it supported up to 1600 x 1200 resolution... and that was just in 32MB video mode.

    Pros:
    - The price.
    - Small and light, a notebook that is actually the size of a notebook!
    - Performance, no complaints here! 512MB RAM, 40GB HD, 64MB video, and fast enough for anything I'm likely to do with it.
    - DVD+CD-RW combo.

    Cons:
    - The USB ports could be in a better spot. It makes using a mouse difficult at times.
    - The battery life isn't is good as I'd hoped.
    - A little on the noise side.
    - The speakers aren't very loud, especially with DVDs.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Finally a light, inexpensive laptop
    I was tired of lugging heavy laptops around; to work, on trips. I didn't wnat to pay $2000+ for a 512 MB laptop. The IBM is light but expensive and you don't even get an optical drive. This laptop has a DVD/CD-burner built-in. This Averatec has been a value purchase. I took it with me to Macedonia on a Northwest Medical Team mission and was able to download digital pictures and recordings then select and burn mini-cds to give to our hosts.

    The battery does not last 3 1/2 hours; more like a little over 2. It's a small negative when you literally save $1000.

    4-0 out of 5 stars It works great for me!
    I think that this is the best notebook for the money. If you are looking for the basics...this is it! I was a little afraid of the name brand, but it's been great! It's fast and it works great for me! The built in wireless LAN is fantastic. My only gripe is that the battery does not last 3+ hours like it says on the label. I find that it lasts on average of 2 hrs and 45 mins at best. It has to be good...my daughter snags it whenever she can...we are pretty tough critics. Save your money and buy this one.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The only one I carry now!
    I bought this machine to replace my Toshiba with something a little lighter as I also carry an iBook (need Unix for work) This gem has eclipsed the iBook as well as I have it dual booting Debian linux and windows XP. The battery life is a bit short (2 hours) but more batteries are reasonable.

    The keyboard is well designed, something hard to find on a low-cost small machine.

    I've owned 20 notebooks and this is my second favorite (after my old Libretto). For less than $1,000 it is the best value around and even without considering the low price it is a great machine! ... Read more


    5. Averatec AV6240-EH1 15.4" Notebook PC (Mobile AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Processor, 512 MB RAM, 80 GB Hard Drive, DVD+/-RW Drive)
    list price: $1,199.99
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    Asin: B0006H42WO
    Catlog: Personal Computer
    Manufacturer: AVERATEC
    Sales Rank: 137
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    Product Description

    Averatec (AV6240-EH1) Athlon 64 2700+ - RAM 512 MB - ... Read more


    6. Creative Labs 51000000AA278 Speakers Sound Blaster SBS270
    by Creative Labs
    list price: $29.99
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    Asin: B00006L3CM
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Creative Labs
    Sales Rank: 3827
    Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • Front panel power, volume and tone controls
    • Built-in headphone
    • Built-in Microphone
    • Magnetically shielded speakers

    Reviews (5)

    4-0 out of 5 stars These speakers are well made for certain areas
    I purchased these speaker at walmart for 20$ they sound decent depending on what you want you want to use them for. There not made to be loud although they can sound fairly loud when playing music or dvds, or even games. When you turn the speakers up all the way they tend to make a type of rattling sound/buzzing sound. So if your wanting loud speakers dont buy these. Although they do sound good for instant messgaing music,things that dont require alot of bass or really high pitch. But these speakers are worht the 20$ for your tipical computer uses.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Can't play loudly
    The speakers have a rating of 5 watts RMS, not ten as stated above. The sound is decent only at the lowest of levels - at least on my computer. They can't play loudly without considerable distortion.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Sounds good, but buzzes at high volumes
    The speakers are pretty decent for the money.
    I just picked them up because I just wanted a cheap pair to hold me over for a little while. The sound quality is decent. Not a lot of bass obviously, but decent.
    However, if you turn the volume up more than halfway, you start hearing a constant buzzing sound which gets louder as you increase volume. A bit annoying.

    But again, fo the money they aren't terrible.

    5-0 out of 5 stars This Speakers ROCK for u $$$
    This speakers really does worth u money, even only 10 watts yeah it rock so good, can get pretty lound even for my laptop) So good sound for dvd and mp3 sound, buy it, perfect for laptop users !

    5-0 out of 5 stars amazing little speakers
    This is the second set of these speakers I have purchased. These ones are going to be a gift. I've searched around for travel speakers and these guys are the best buy around: for under $20 you get 10 watts of power, adjustable bass and treble that actually works, and a very decent amount of sound. If you're looking for speakers that stay at home, the JBL Creatures are another good buy at about $83. ... Read more


    7. Averatec AV3270-EE1 12.1" Notebook PC (Mobile AMD Sempron 2800+ Processor, 512 MB RAM, 60 GB Hard Drive, DVD+/-RW Drive)
    list price: $999.99
    our price: $957.99
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    Asin: B000815IJO
    Catlog: Personal Computer
    Manufacturer: AVERATEC
    Sales Rank: 37
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    Averatec (AV3270-EE1) Mobile AMD Sempron 2800+ 60GB ... Read more

    Reviews (5)

    4-0 out of 5 stars 5 stars for the price, 4 overall
    Great notebook! I had been hesitant given varied posted experience with Averatec, but this thing is solid.I get about 3 hours battery life with wireless on, so the AMD Sempron processor does a great job with power management.Speed is no problem for general use such as web browsing, Word, Excel, etc.Case is magnesium alloy, solid and nice looking.Wireless range is excellent with built in 802.11b/g NIC.Overall, very happy.

    4-0 out of 5 stars no 60 gb hard drive!!,no recoverydiscs !!
    this is my second averatec,after the 3150.
    screen brightness is improved,built in wireless is fine.
    but be warned ,although it is advertised as 60 gb hard disk,
    it only has a lousy 43 available.the rest is on an invisible
    and unremovable hard drive partition,where the recovery software resides.this takes up almost a THIRD of valuable diskspace.and CANNOT be changed. There is also NO
    recovery disk,and you cannot make one,because you cannot access the hidden partition.

    i think this sucks.as i ,like many of you like my machine lean and mean!and want to make a clean install every couple of months
    so be warned.
    the rest works fine.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Works well--as expected
    I just purchased this not too long ago, so this is an interim report.It seems like a great machine for the budget buyer, though--which is how it is advertised.PC Mag gives it a "very good" rating and made it an editor's choice, and that was one of the things that helped me make my decision.Case doesn't seem to scratch...but these are laptops, and they're going move and get some wear and tear.The wireless worked immediately...it even picked up a signal my neighbor didn't intend for me to pick up.Dial-up connectivity was a snap, too.The DVD player works well, so does the music... it's not $2000 sound, but you're buying a laptop that's less than $1K.It beats the sound on my 1997 HP clone by miles.Works smoothly, shifts from program to program and no problems.Have not tried to burn a CD or DVD but have worked with everything else.I even like the "updated" version of Works, which is not a program I ever preferred to Word before (as a writer). My major point of contention is the screen quality, but I can play with that.Just haven't yet, because I've been spending too much time working, surfing the Net, and watching movies.

    4-0 out of 5 stars I think it is fine
    Have it 1 week. Looks and feels well made. Battery life 2.5 hrs.
    Good value. No problems

    2-0 out of 5 stars Not Worth The Money
    I hoped for a lot more from this laptop. It looks decent on paper but it's a very poor performing machine. It is so fragile I am afraid to pick it up. It performs all the basics like surfing and basic apps but can't run too many processes at the same time. The video and audio quality are poor. It came with no recovery disks or instructions. I can't get a decent wireless signal no matter how close I get. The plastic case scratches easily. Maybe for $500 I would give it 3 stars. I am returning it before the 2 week trial period expires. ... Read more


    8. Lexar Media 128MB SMARTMEDIA DIGITAL FILM ( SM128-231 )
    by Lexar Media, Inc.

    our price: $44.99
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    Asin: B00005OMXW
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Lexar Media, Inc.
    Sales Rank: 5434
    Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    SmartMedia digital film allows you to record your high-resolution digital images in a safe, convenient, durable, and easy-to-use format. It's available in an array of capacities to complement your shooting requirements. SmartMedia works in various devices, including your MP3 audio recorder. Fast-and-easy downloads via SmartMedia readers (which read SmartMedia only) or universal readers (which read SmartMedia, CompactFlash, PC Card, and other formats) let you transfer files to your PC or Macintosh, sparing your camera's battery life.

    The Digital Film Compliance seal assures you that your Lexar Media film is 100 percent compatible with your SmartMedia digital film camera. Moreover, this product is backed by a five-year limited customer-satisfaction warranty. ... Read more

    Reviews (1)

    4-0 out of 5 stars 128 megs, quite enough
    This media card was just the thing I was looking for. I have a Rio One mp3 player with only 32 megs onboard and with this media card I expanded it to 160 megs, that's about 160 minutes of near cd quality music. So, I'm very satisfied with it. ... Read more


    9. Compaq Presario R4025US 15.4" Notebook PC (AMD Athlon 64 3200+, 1 GB RAM, 80 GB Hard Drive, DVD/CD-RW Drive)
    list price: $1,600.00
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    Asin: B0008F6T2K
    Catlog: Personal Computer
    Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard Office
    Sales Rank: 45
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    Take your productivity to the next level wherever you roam with the Compaq Presario R4025US notebook PC. With a powerful AMD Athlon 64-bit processor and large 15.4-inch screen, you'll be able to effortlessly multitask. It also features a strong ATI Radeon Xpress video/graphics card with 128 MB of dedicated video RAM--great for multimedia presentations. It has a Firewire port for connecting an iPod and video camcorders, dual-layer DVD-/+RW drive (which also burns CDs)--wlhich can burn up to 8.5 GB of data to compatible DVDs--and a multi-format memory card reader. The R4010US also offers a large 80 GB hard drive, 1 GBof installed RAM, and 54g wireless connectivity with 125 HSM/SpeedBooster support.

    The Basics

    • Hard Drive: The 80 GB hard drive (4200 RPM) is a bit above average in size for notebook PCs, providing more than enough capacity for storing documents, digital media files, and productivity software.
    • Processor: AMD's Athlon 64 3200+ processor is built for tomorrow's 64-bit applications, which will require a processor with significant power. This 2.0 GHz processor offers a system bus with speeds up to 2000 MHz and 512 KB L2 cache. (An L2, or secondary, cache temporarily stores data; and a larger L2 cache can help speed up your system's performance.) It includes such AMD features as HyperTransport Technology (which increases the communication between integrated circuits) and Cool'n'Quiet Technology that conserves power while also keeping the notebook's decibels to a minimum.
    • Memory: The 1 GB of built-in memory (2 x 512 MB, DDR SDRAM) is well suited to today's demanding multimedia and business productivity software, and it features a faster than average speed (333 MHz). It has two memory slots in total, with a maximum memory expansion up to 2 GB (2 x 1024 MB).
    • CD/DVD Drive: Offering the latest in DVD writing technology, the V2220US multiformat DVD/CD drive is compatible with both DVD+ and DVD- disc formats as well as dual-layer DVD+R discs, which can store up to 8.5 GB of data.
    • Keyboard & Mouse: This notebook has a 101-key keyboard and a touchpad with on/off button and dedicated vertical/horizontal Scroll Up/Down pad.
    Screen, Graphcs and Sound
    The high-definition 15.4-inch WXGA BrightView widescreen display--with 1280 x 800-pixel resolution--has 18 percent more screen information than a 15-inch XGA, providing visibility of two applications side by side for greater productivity and multi-tasking. The BrightView feature provides a 20 percent brighter screen for better definition and 33 percent wider viewing angle for more accurate, off-center viewing when sharing files files. Video and graphics are powered by the ATI Radeon Xpress 200M, which provides 128 MB of dedicated video memory. It also has HP Premium audio and internal stereo speakers.

    Connectivity and Expansion Slots
    The R4025US has an integrated 54g wireless LAN that's fully compatible with 802.11b/g wireless networks. The 125 HSM/SpeedBooster support will enable it to be ready for tomorrow's 125 Mbps wireless LANs. It also includes a next-generation ExpressCard 54/34 card slot, which lets you take advantage of thinner, faster, and lighter expansion cards for even more advanced wireless, networking, storage, and security features. You get a very good offering of connectivity options, which does include super-fast USB 2.0 and Firewire:

    • 4 USB 2.0 ports for connecting a wide range of peripherals--from digital cameras to MP3 players
    • 1 FireWire (also known as IEEE 1394 or i.Link) port for connecting digital video camcorders and other peripherals
    • 1 VGA monitor port
    • 1 S-Video port for connecting to a TV
    • 1 PCMCIA (or PC Card) slot (Type I/II, 32-bit)
    • 1 headphone jack and 1 microphone jack
    • 1 Expansion Port 2 connector
    • 6-in-1 Digital Media Reader for Secure Digital cards, MultiMedia cards, Memory Sticks, Memory Stick Pro, SmartMedia, and XD Picture Cards
    It also has an integrated 56K modem (V.90) and an RJ-45 LAN network port (for a 10/100 Ethernet connection to networks and DSL/cable modems).

    Preloaded System and Software
    This system comes with the Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 operating system with Advanced Security Technologies, which helps to reduce unwanted downloads and pop-ups while surfing the Web. It also comes preloaded with Microsoft Works (for working with word processing and spreadsheet documents), Norton AntiVirus 2005 (with 60 days of complimentary updates), Microsoft Money 2005, MSN Encarta Plus, Sonic RecordNow, Apple iTunes, Adobe Photoshop Album Starter Edition, Intervideo WinDVD, and MuVee Autoproducer.

    Dimensions and Weight
    This notebook measures 14.25 x 11.2 x 1.88 inches and weighs 7.85 pounds.

    Power
    It's powered by a 8-cell rechargeable lithium-ion battery, which has a battery life of up to 3 hours (depending on usage).

    What's in the Box
    This package contains the Compaq R4025US notebook PC, rechargeable lithium-ion battery, AC adapter, and operating instructions. It is backed by a one-year limiited hardware warranty, 1-year technical phone support, and 30-day free software support. ... Read more


    10. Averatec AV3500T60-01 Tablet PC (AMD Athlon XP-M 2200+, 512 MB RAM, 60 GB Hard Drive, DVD/CD-RW Drive)
    by AVERATEC
    list price: $1,399.99
    our price: $1,227.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0002XGJKU
    Catlog: Personal Computer
    Manufacturer: AVERATEC
    Sales Rank: 12
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    Averatec's uniquely designed, ultraportable AV3500T60 tablet PC delivers advanced handwriting and speech recognition technologies and a powerful computing platform at an affordable price. This 4.5-pound tablet PC is powered by the low-voltage AMD Athlon XP-M 2200+ processor, which helps conserve battery power for more productivity on the road. It also features a 60 GB hard drive, 512 MB of installed RAM, integated 54g wireless networking, and a CD-RW/DVD-ROM combo drive. It also offers a 12.1-inch display and TV-out connection.

    The Basics

    • Hard Drive: The 60 GB hard drive is an average size for notebook PCs--and better than average for tablet PCs. It offers enough capacity for storing documents, digital media files, and productivity software for road warriors.
    • Processor: AMD's Athlon XP-M 2200+ is powerful enough to ably run demanding business and multimedia applications. And with AMD's low-voltage PowerNow technology, you'll experience extended battery life for more productivity when out and about. It features a 640 KB L2 cache.
    • Memory: The 512 MB of built-in memory (2 x 256 MB, 333 MHz, DDR SDRAM) is a good start for power users. It has two memory slots in total, with a maximum memory expansion up to 1 GB (2 x 512 MB).
    • CD/DVD Drive: The combo CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive can write and read CDs at 24x and rewrite at 10x speeds. It can read DVDs at 8x.
    • Keyboard & Mouse: The AV3500T60 features an 85-key keyboard that offers the functionality of a full-sized 101-key keyboard and a two-button touchpad pointing device.
    Sound and Graphics
    The 12.1-inch XGA TFT pressure sensitive 32-bit display offers a video resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels. The screen can be rotated while attached to the keyboard for presentations, or twisted 180 degrees and folded flat against the keyboard for full tablet mode. Three tablet buttons provide special functions to rotate the screen, launch the Main-Menu, and execute custom defined functions. It also features an integrated audio card that's Sound Blaster compatible and two built-in stereo speakers.

    Connectivity and Expansion Slots
    The AV3500T60 has an integrated wireless LAN that's compatible with 802.11b and the faster 802.11g networks. You get a limited offering of external connectivity options:

    • 4 USB 2.0 ports for connecting a wide range of peripherals--from digital cameras to MP3 players
    • 1 VGA monitor port
    • 1 S-Video out
    • 1 PCMCIA (or PC Card) slot (Type II, 32-bit)
    • 1 headphone jack and 1 microphone jack
    It also has an integrated 56K modem (V.90) and an RJ-45 LAN network port (for a 10/100 Gigabit Ethernet connection to networks and DSL/cable modems).

    Preloaded System and Software
    This system comes with the Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 operating system, and it also features the following preloaded applications: Microsoft Office OneNote 2003, PowerDVD, Norton AntiVirus 2004, and Roxio Easy CD Creator 6.0.

    Dimensions and Weight
    This tablet PC measures 11.6 x 9.8 x 1.57 inches and (WxDxH) and weighs just 4.5 pounds.

    Power
    The rechargeable lithium-ion battery has an average battery life of 3 hours.

    What's in the Box
    This package contains the AV3500T60-01 tablet PC, rechargeable lithium-ion battery, AC adapter, and operating instructions. It is backed by a one-year limiited hardware warranty and 6 months warranty for the battery. ... Read more


    11. HP Pavilion zv6010us 15.4" Notebook PC (AMD Athlon 64 3500+, 512 MB RAM, 100 GB Hard Drive, DVD/CD-RW Drive)
    list price: $1,687.00
    our price: Too low to display
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0008DJLQI
    Catlog: Personal Computer
    Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard Office
    Sales Rank: 20
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    Keep productive on the road,--but don't forget to have fun--with the HP Pavilion ZV6010US, which features a large 15.4-inch display and built-in 54g wireless connectivity. The dual layer DVD-/+RW drive makes it easy to burn presentations to disc as well as back up critical files to double-layer DVD discs (with 8.5 GB of storage). It's also handy for watching movies as you fly the friendly skies to your next appointment. This notebook also features a spacious 100 GB hard drive, 512 MB of installed RAM, 1.6 GHz Intel Pentium M processor, multi-format memory card reader, and the memory efficient, fast AMD Athlon 64 3500+ processor.

    The Basics

    • Hard Drive: The 100 GB hard drive (4200 RPM) is above average in size, and is befitting of such an entertainment-centric laptop. You'll be able to store a hefty digital audio library.
    • Processor: AMD's Athlon 64 3500+ processor is built for tomorrow's 64-bit applications, which will require a processor with significant power. This 2.2 GHz processor offers a system bus with speeds up to a blazing 2200 MHz and 512 KB L2 cache. (An L2, or secondary, cache temporarily stores data; and a larger L2 cache can help speed up your system's performance.) It includes such AMD features as HyperTransport Technology (which increases the communication between integrated circuits) and Cool'n'Quiet Technology that conserves power while also keeping the PC nicely quiet.
    • Memory: The 512 MB of built-in memory (2 x 256 MB, DDR SDRAM, 266 MHz) is a good start for power users. It has two memory slots in total, with a maximum memory expansion up to 2 GB (2 x 1024 MB).
    • CD/DVD Drive: Offering the latest in DVD writing technology, the ZV6010US multiformat DVD/CD drive is compatible with both DVD+ and DVD- disc formats as well as dual-layer DVD+R discs, which can store up to 8.5 GB of data.
    • Keyboard & Mouse: This notebook has a 101-key keyboard and a touchpad with on/off button and dedicated vertical/horizontal Scroll Up/Down pad.
    Screen, Graphcs and Sound
    The high-definition 15.4-inch WXGA BrightView widescreen display--with 1280 x 800-pixel resolution--has 18 percent more screen information than a 15-inch XGA, providing visibility of two applications side by side for greater productivity and multi-tasking. The BrightView feature provides a 20 percent brighter screen for better definition and 33 percent wider viewing angle for more accurate, off-center viewing when sharing files files. Video and graphics are powered by the ATI Radeon Xpress 200M, which provides 128 MB of dedicated video memory. It also has HP Premium audio and internal stereo speakers.

    Connectivity and Expansion Slots
    The ZV6010US has an integrated 54g wireless LAN that's fully compatible with 802.11b/g wireless networks. The 125 HSM/SpeedBooster support will enable it to be ready for tomorrow's 125 Mbps wireless LANs. You get a good offering of connectivity options, including super-fast USB 2.0 and Firewire:

    • 4 USB 2.0 ports for connecting a wide range of peripherals--from digital cameras to MP3 players
    • 1 FireWire (also known as IEEE 1394 or i.Link) port for connecting digital video camcorders and other peripherals
    • 1 VGA monitor port
    • 1 S-Video out
    • 1 IR (infrared) port
    • 1 Expansion Port 2 connector
    • 1 PCMCIA (or PC Card) slot (Type I/II, 32-bit)
    • 6-in-1 memory card reader (compatible with Secure Digital, MultiMedia, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, SmartMedia, and XD Picture Cards)
    • 1 headphone jack and 1 microphone jack
    It also has an integrated 56K modem (V.90) and an RJ-45 LAN network port (for a 10/100 Ethernet connection to networks and DSL/cable modems).

    Preloaded System and Software
    This system comes with the Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 operating system with Advanced Security Technologies, which helps to reduce unwanted downloads and pop-ups while surfing the Web. It also comes preloaded with Microsoft Works (for working with word processing and spreadsheet documents), Norton Internet Security 2005 (with 60 days of complimentary updates), Microsoft Money 2005, Sonic RecordNow, Apple iTunes, Adobe Photoshop Album Starter Edition, Intervideo WinDVD, Intervideo Home Theater, MuVee Autoproducer, and MSN Encarta Plus.

    The included HP Image Zone Plus photo and imaging software makes it easy to organize, edit, share, print, protect, and store your photos and video clips. Organize and find your photos easily by timeline, keywords, and/or location using the unique photo-globe mapping tool. Remove red eye and fix other common problems. Share your photos quickly via e-mails that include thumbnails with links to the full-sized images--without downloading time-consuming attachments.

    Dimensions and Weight
    This notebook measures 14.25 x 11.2 x 1.88 inches and weighs 8 pounds.

    Power
    It's powered by a 8-cell rechargeable lithium-ion battery, which has a battery life of up to 3 hours (depending on usage).

    What's in the Box
    This package contains the ZV6010US notebook PC, rechargeable lithium-ion battery, AC adapter, and operating instructions. It is backed by a one-year limiited hardware warranty and 30-day free software support. ... Read more


    12. HP Pavilion a810n Desktop PC (AMD Athlon XP 3300+ Processor, 512 MB RAM, 160 GB Hard Drive, Dbl Layer 16X DVD+/-RW/CR-RW Drive, CD-ROM Drive)
    by Hewlett Packard Office
    list price: $870.00
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0006VHV64
    Catlog: Personal Computer
    Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard Office
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    13. Averatec AV6210HX60-01 Notebook PC (AMD Athlon XP-M 2400+, 512 MB RAM, 60 GB Hard Drive, DVD+CD-RW Drive)
    by AVERATEC
    list price: $1,349.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0002XGJKK
    Catlog: Personal Computer
    Manufacturer: AVERATEC
    Sales Rank: 108
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    Multimedia just got mobile with the AV6210HX60-01 notebook PC, featuring a large 15.4-inch screen with a 1280 x 800-pixel resolution--great for watching DVDs. The 2.4 GHz Athlon XP-M 2400+ features AMD's battery-saving PowerNow technology, enabling you to watch up to three DVDs on a single battery charge. It also features a 60 GB hard drive, 512 MB of installed RAM, 54g wi-fi connectivity, and a DVD-ROM drive for playing DVD movies.

    The Basics

    • Hard Drive: The 60 GB hard drive is an average size for notebook PCs, offering enough capacity for storing documents, digital media files, and productivity software for road warriors.
    • Processor: AMD's 2.4 GHz Athlon XP-M 2400+ processor is powerful enough to handle multimedia applications and immersive PC games as well as run demanding business productivity applications. And with AMD's low-voltage PowerNow technology, you'll experience extended battery life for more productivity when out and about. It features a 640 KB L2 cache.
    • Memory: The 512 MB of built-in memory (2 x 256 MB, 333 MHz, DDR SDRAM) is a good start for power users. It has two memory slots in total, with a maximum memory expansion up to 2 GB (2 x 1024 MB). We recommend upgrading to take advantage of this notebook's multimedia capabilities.
    • CD/DVD Drive: The CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive can play DVD movies and burn music and data to CDs.
    • Keyboard & Mouse: The AV6210HX60-01 features an 85-key keyboard that offers the functionality of a full-sized 101-key keyboard and a two-button touchpad pointing device.
    Sound and Graphics
    The AV6210HX60-01 has an integrated video/graphics card (Intel M741 chipset) with 64 MB of shared video RAM. The 15.4-inch TFT active matrix screen has a native 1280 x 800-pixel resolution. It also includes an integrated audio card that's compatible with Sound Blaster Pro audio and internal stereo speakers.

    Connectivity and Expansion Slots
    The AV6210HX60-01 has an integrated wireless LAN that's compatible with 802.11b and the faster 802.11g networks. You get a limited offering of external connectivity options:

    • 4 USB 2.0 ports for connecting a wide range of peripherals--from digital cameras to MP3 players
    • 1 VGA monitor port
    • 1 S-Video out
    • 1 PCMCIA (or PC Card) slot (Type II, 32-bit)
    • 1 headphone jack and 1 microphone jack
    It also has an integrated 56K modem (V.90) and an RJ-45 LAN network port (for a 10/100 Gigabit Ethernet connection to networks and DSL/cable modems).

    Preloaded System and Software
    This notebook comes with the Windows XP Home Edition, and it features Microsoft Works 7.0 (for working with word processing and spreadsheet documents) and PowerDVD.

    Dimensions and Weight
    Measuring 14 x 10 x 1.2 inches and weighing 6.2 pounds, the AV6210HX60-01 offers easily portable multimedia.

    Power
    The rechargeable lithium-ion battery has an average battery life of 3 hours.

    What's in the Box
    This package contains the AV6210HX60-01 notebook PC, rechargeable lithium-ion battery, AC adapter, and operating instructions. It is backed by a one-year limiited hardware warranty and 6 months warranty for the battery. ... Read more


    14. Compaq Presario SR1320NX Desktop PC (Sempron 3100+, 512 MB RAM, 80 GB Hard Drive, DVD/CD-RW Drive)
    list price: $710.00
    our price: $549.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00073J0FG
    Catlog: Personal Computer
    Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard Office
    Sales Rank: 208
    Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    Whether you're e-mailing family and friends, balancing your online checkbook, or listening to your digital music collection, Compaq's SR1320NX offers a versatile, strong base for your home computing needs. Focusing on affordability, the SR1320NX has room to grow with the ability to add up to 2 GB of RAM and a wide variety of peripherals via its seven USB 2.0 ports. It's also ready for your multimedia needs, with a dual layer DVD/CD burner and a multiformat memory card reader that's compatible with today's most popular digital camera formats. Other features include an 80 GB hard drive, 512 MB of installed RAM, and a 1.8 GHz AMD Sempron 3100+ processor.

    The Basics

    • Hard Drive: Offering more than enough room for everyday computing needs and a decent-sized multimedia library, the 80 GB hard drive (7200 RPM) is average compared to other desktop PCs in this range. You can boost your storage space by adding optional external hard drives via the USB 2.0 or Firewire ports.
    • Processor: A lower-end cousin to AMD's XP processor line, the 1.8 GHz AMD Sempron 3100+ found in this desktop is compatible in speed with Intel's 2.9 GHz Celeron processor. It's speedy enough for everyday computing needs and running office productivity software, but won't be quite enough for higher-end video editing or 3D gaming. It also features a 1600 MHz front-side bus (FSB) and a 256 KB L2 cache. (An L2, or secondary, cache temporarily stores data; and a larger L2 cache can help speed up your system's performance.)
    • Memory: The 512 MB of installed RAM (PC2700) is adequate for running office productivity and audio software, but you'll want to take advantage of the roomy 2 GB of total RAM capacity (2 x 1 GB)for such multimedia needs as video editing and immersive 3D gaming.
    • CD/DVD Drive: Offering the latest in DVD writing technology, the SR1320NX multiformat DVD/CD drive is compatible with both DVD+ and DVD- disc formats as well as dual-layer DVD+R discs, which can store up to 8.5 GB of data. It features16x DVD+R, 8x DVD-R, 4x DVD+/-RW, 2.4x DVD+R DL, 16x DVD-ROM, 40x CDR, 24x CDRW, and 40x CD-ROM ROM speeds.
    • Keyboard & Mouse: This desktop PC comes with the Compaq Productivity keyboard and scroller mouse, both of which connect to the PS/2 ports on the back of the machine.
    Graphics and Sound
    The SR1320NX features audio and video cards that are integrated into the computer's main board. The sound card uses the AC'97 (Audio Codec '97) standard (configurable to 6 channels of audio). The video/graphics card has up to 64 MB of shared video memory. It is suitable for good range of gaming graphics and multimedia video playback, but might not stack up for ultra-realistic 3-D PC games.

    Connectivity and Expansion Slots
    For expansion, the SR1320NX has two 5.25-inch external bays (one available), one external 3.5-inch bay (one available) and one internal 3.5-inch bay (occupied), three PCI slots (two available), and one AGP slot (available). It comes with a built-in floppy drive and the following external connectors:

    • 7 USB 2.0 ports (3 in front, 4 in rear) for connecting a wide range of peripherals--from digital cameras to MP3 players
    • 1 FireWire (also known as IEEE 1394 or i.Link) port for connecting digital video camcorders and other peripherals
    • 1 parallel port for connecting older printers and scanners
    • 1 serial port for older peripherals such as early PDAs
    • 2 PS/2 ports for connecting keyboards and mice
    • 1 VGA monitor port
    • 1 microphone, 1 headphone
    • 1 line-out, and 1 line-in jack
    • 9-in-1 media card reader on the front, compatible with CompactFlash (Type I and II), MicroDrive, SmartMedia, Memory Stick/Memory Stick Pro, MultiMedia Card, Secure Digital, and XD Picture Card
    It also has an integrated 56K modem (V.90) and an RJ-45 LAN network port (for a 10/100 Ethernet connection to networks and DSL/cable modems).

    Preloaded System and Software
    This system comes with the Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 operating system with Advanced Security Technologies, which helps to reduce unwanted downloads and pop-ups while surfing the Web. It also comes preloaded with Microsoft Works (for working with word processing and spreadsheet documents), Symantec Norton Antivirus 2005 (with 60 days of LiveUpdate),Norton Personal Firewall 2004 (60-day security update subscription), Encarta Encyclopedia 2005, Adobe Photoshop Album, Quicken New User Edition 2005, Microsoft Money 2005, RecordNow, WinDVD Player, WinDVD Creator 2.5, iTunes, PC Doctor, and SpySubtract.

    Dimensions and Weight
    This desktop PC measures 15.35 x 7.17 x 16.54 inches (HxWxD) and weighs 30 pounds.

    What's in the Box
    This package contains the Compaq Presario SR1320NX desktop PC, power cable, keyboard, and mouse. It is backed by a limited warranty for parts and labor for one year from date of purchase as well as technical telephone assistance for one year. ... Read more

    Reviews (1)

    2-0 out of 5 stars ok for playing music, games not a high power pc at all
    I bought this pc to replace an e machines t 3085 that had a damaged motherboard. at first it seemed to be better and i have owned earlier compaqs that i loved. I have since repaired the t3085 and have them running side by side( I broke it to begin with not the fault of the manufacturer.) there is no comparison!!!
    the e machines is faster smoother and has no problem burning discs, playing games, and in short doing all of the tasks that you would expect to be able to do.
    the compaq features a faster burner but it will fail to burn
    a dvd -r 1/3rd of the time while the emachines has yet to fail
    once in the same time frame.

    prices are similar and compaq does not seem to be the same quality name they once were. i would not buy one again! ... Read more


    15. HP Pavilion zv6005us 15.4" Notebook PC (AMD Athlon 64 3200+ CPU, 512 MB RAM, 80 GB Hard Drive, Double Layer DVD±R/RW and CD-RW Combo Drive)
    list price: $1,437.00
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00091UIKC
    Catlog: Personal Computer
    Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard Office
    Sales Rank: 15
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    Amazon Product Description

    The Basics
    An excellent example of the rapidly improving price vs. performance ratio of notebook computers, the new HP Pavilion zv6005us 15.4" Notebook PC is a surprisingly affordable yet nicely equipped package that's geared for the future. The system differs from many similarly priced notebooks for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is its comparatively powerful 3D graphics card. But that's not the only unexpected perk. The Pavilion zv6005us also features a 64-bit processor, double layer DVD support, state-of-the-art connectivity, and wireless communication. It's a bit heavier and bulkier than some of today's ultra-portable models and therefore isn't the best choice for anyone who needs to carry their notebook with them wherever they go, but the Pavilion zv6005us is otherwise a very capable machine that delivers superb bang for the buck.

    Processor
    At the heart of any computer lies the CPU (or processor), a massive collection of miniature transistors that governs the speed and power of the entire unit. Some of today's notebooks are equipped with high-end CPU's on par with those found in top-of-the-line desktop PCs, while others are quick enough only for basic duties such as word processing, email and the like. The Pavilion zv6005us is quite distinctive in that it features a 64-bit processor, the AMD Athlon 64 3200+. What will a 64-bit CPU do for you that a far more typical 32-bit CPU won't? Not that much if you're using 32-bit applications (the vast majority of today's software). But, the truth of the matter is that computers are simply unable to run much faster or generate better graphics than we're currently experiencing as long as they remain within the venerable 32-bit architecture. A 64-bit CPU, then, assures you of some degree of compatibility with the brave new 64-bit world that 's purportedly just around the corner.

    That said, the AMD Athlon 64 3200+ is also quite adequate for 32-bit applications. AMD processors work a bit differently than Intel processors, so the fact that this particular chip is rated at "just" 2 GHz while some of Intel's notebook Pentium chips are rated at 3 GHz or more, means very little. Suffice to say this CPU is fast enough for all common notebook tasks. Moreover, it features AMD's Cool'N'Quiet technology to reduce noise and heat and increase battery longevity.

    Memory
    Computers typically store information on their hard drive, but they keep frequently and recently accessed data in Random Access Memory (RAM) for faster retrieval. More RAM means more efficient computing, superior multitasking and less strain on your hard drive. The Pavilion zv6005us incorporates 512 megabytes of RAM, a satisfactory amount for this level of notebook and certainly enough to permit satisfactory multitasking. Moreover, the unit supports memory upgrades to a whopping two gigabytes -- more than you'll ever need.

    Video
    CPU's are usually so busy doing basic calculations that they need help translating visual output, particularly 3D graphics, to the viewing screen. This is the duty of the graphics card (or graphics controller). A graphics controller with "dedicated" built-in video memory is preferable to one with "shared" video memory wherein the graphics controller borrows a portion of the all-important main system memory. The ATI Radeon Xpress 200M IGP installed inside the Pavilion zv6005us is a solid notebook 3D graphics card, featuring 128 MB of dedicated memory. Though the unit won't satisfy hardcore gamers who absolutely must see their games with the best possible detail and at the highest possible resolutions, it's far ahead of most notebooks in this respect and should be quite agreeable to those who often deal with 3D graphics and games.

    Display
    Featuring a DVD-friendly widescreen format and supporting crystal clear 1280 by 768 resolution, the system's 15.4-inch display is slightly larger than average.

    Hard Disk
    The Pavilion zv6005us features an 80 GB hard disk. This is a generous amount of storage space for a notebook in this price range and easily enough for a broad range of applications and also a library of space-gobbling music and/or multimedia files.

    Optical Drive
    An optical drive is essential in today's computing environment. A "CD-ROM" drive allows you to install CD-based applications and play music CDs. A "CD-RW" drive adds CD "burning", so you can also backup your important files to long-lasting discs and create personalized music CDs. With a DVD-ROM drive you can watch DVD movies. And with a DVD-RW drive, you can "write" home movies to durable discs and archive files to DVD (DVDs boast more than seven times the storage capacity of a CD). Most drives support several of these operations. This system boasts a versatile Double Layer DVD±R/RW and CD-RW Combo Drive that not only handles all of the above but also supports new double layer DVDs (twice the capacity of standard DVDs).

    Audio
    The Pavilion zv6005us offers microphone-in and headphone-out jacks and two integrated speakers.

    Keyboard and Controls
    You'll control your notebook via a 101 key-compatible keyboard, a Touch Pad with an on/off button and dedicated vertical scroll up/down pad, and several one-touch hotkeys.

    Connectivity and Expansion
    The Pavilion zv6005us is well connected. The unit features a 56K modem for low-speed dial-up Internet and email access, a 10/100BASE-T Ethernet port for high-speed wired network and Internet, and 802.11b/g wireless technology for cord-free communication. Other key amenities include four high-speed USB 2.0 ports for plug and play devices such as external drives and digital cameras, an IEEE 1394 FireWire port (commonly used for quick data uploads from digital camcorders), an S-Video TV-out and a 6-in-1 card reader for reading and transferring files to and from popular memory cards.

    Operating System and Software
    HP will pre-install a copy of Microsoft's Windows Home Edition operating system and an assortment of applications that includes Microsoft's Money financial suite, Microsoft's Works productivity pack, and HP's own Image Zone photo and video software.

    Dimensions and Weight
    Many of today's most powerful notebooks are also the largest, weighing ten or twelve lbs or more and too cumbersome for extensive, continuous traveling. These are often referred to as "desktop replacements". On the other extreme are "thin and lights" or "ultra-portables", super-miniaturized units that typically aren't as powerful as their larger brethren but weigh as little as two or three lbs. and will often fit comfortably inside a large purse. At 8 lbs and 14.25 by 11.18 by 1.9, the Pavilion zv6005us is a bit larger than today's norm.

    Power
    The Pavilion zv6005us sports an 8-cell Lithium-Ion battery. ... Read more


    16. HP Pavilion zv5430us 15.4" Notebook PC (AMD Athlon 64 Processor 3200+ (PowerNow), 512 MB RAM, 80 GB Hard Drive, DVD+/-RW/CD-RW Drive)
    by Hewlett Packard Office
    list price: $1,750.00
    our price: Too low to display
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0006ZM7G4
    Catlog: Personal Computer
    Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard Office
    Sales Rank: 132
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    The mid-line HP Pavillion zv5430us is a great desktop replacement, adding mobility to its powerful multimedia and home office computing features. The large 15.4-inch screen is perfect for watching DVD movies, and the Nvidia GeForce 4 440 Go video/graphics card keeps 3D gaming smooth. You can also burn your own CDs and DVDs with the multifomat DVD+/-RW and CD-RW combo drive. The zv5430us features a strong, 64-bit AMD Athlon 3200+ processor, 60 GB hard drive, 512 MB of installed RAM, 54g wireless connectivity, and a multiformat memory card reader for easy access to pictures captured on your digital camera.

    The Basics

    • Hard Drive: The 80 GB hard drive (4200 RPM) is one of the larger sizes you'll find in a notebook, and it's befitting of such an entertainment-centric PC. It offers more than enough capacity for storing documents and productivity software for road warriors. You'll also be able to store a good-sized digital audio library.
    • Processor: AMD's Athlon 64 3200+ processor is built for tomorrow's 64-bit applications, which will require a processor with significant power. This 2.0 GHz 3400+ processor offers a system bus with speeds up to a blazing 1600 MHz and 1 MB L2 cache. (An L2, or secondary, cache temporarily stores data; and a larger L2 cache can help speed up your system's performance.) It includes such AMD features as HyperTransport Technology (which increases the communication between integrated circuits) and Cool'n'Quiet Technology that conserves power while also keeping the PC nicely quiet.
    • Memory: The 512 MB of built-in memory (2 x 256 MB, DDR SDRAM) is a good start for power users, and it offers a faster than average RAM speed (333 MHz). It has two memory slots in total, with a maximum memory expansion up to 1280 MB (1 x 1024 MB, 1 x 256 MB), which is a smaller maximum than other entertainment-centric laptops.
    • CD/DVD Drive: The combo DVD+/-RW and CD-RW drive is compatible with a wide variety disc formats, including DVD+, DVD-, VCD, and SVCD discs. For DVD-RW discs, it has a 1x write/rewrite speed, while for DVD+RW discs it has a 2x write/rewrite speed (DVDs are read at 5x). For CDs, it has a 16x write/10x rewrite/40x read speed.
    • Keyboard & Mouse: This notebook has a standard 101-key keyboard and two-button touchpad with on/off button and dedictated vertical scroll up/down pad.
    Screen, Graphcs and Sound
    Nividia's GeForce 4 440 Go video/graphics card delivers high-resolution antialiasing and amazing detail, and it features 64 MB of dedicated DDR video RAM. The 15.4-inch WXGA high-definition BrightView widescreen display has a 1280 x 800-pixel resolution. You'll get TV-quality images, even in direct sunlight. The integrated audio card offers 16-bit Sound Blaster Pro-compatible audio through the internal Harman/Kardon speakers.

    Connectivity and Expansion Slots
    The zv5430us has an integrated 54g wireless LAN that's compatible with 802.11b and 802.11g networks. You get a good offering of connectivity options, including both USB 2.0 and Firewire:

    • 3 USB 2.0 ports for connecting a wide range of peripherals--from digital cameras to MP3 players
    • 1 FireWire (also known as IEEE 1394 or i.Link) port for connecting digital video camcorders and other peripherals
    • 1 VGA monitor port
    • 1 S-Video out
    • 1 PCMCIA (or PC Card) slot (Type I/II, 32-bit)
    • 1 parallel port
    • 1 headphone jack
    • 1 microphone jack
    • Multiformat memory card reader, compatible with Secure Digital (SD), MultiMedia (MMC), Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, SmartMedia, and XD cards
    It also has an integrated 56K modem (V.90) and an RJ-45 LAN network port (for a 10/100 Gigabit Ethernet connection to networks and DSL/cable modems).

    Preloaded System and Software
    This system comes with the Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 operating system with Advanced Security Technologies, which helps to reduce unwanted downloads and pop-ups while surfing the Web. It also comes preloaded with Microsoft Works (for working with word processing and spreadsheet documents), Symantec Norton Antivirus 2005 (with 60 days of LiveUpdate), Adobe Acrobat Reader, Sonic RecordNow, InterVideo WinDVD, InterVideo Home Theater, Apple iTunes and Apple iTunes Music Store, Adobe PhotoShop Album STE, Muvee autoProducer, Microsoft Money, MSN Encarta Plus, and Microsoft Office Student and Teacher Edition (60 Day Trial Version).

    The included HP Image Zone Plus photo and imaging software makes it easy to organize, edit, share, print, protect, and store your photos and video clips. Organize and find your photos easily by timeline, keywords, and/or location using the unique photo-globe mapping tool. Remove red eye and fix other common problems. Share your photos quickly via e-mails that include thumbnails with links to the full-sized images--without downloading time-consuming attachments.

    Dimensions and Weight
    Best used as a replacement for your desktop PC, the zv5410us weighs 7.9 pounds. It measures 11.18 x 14.25 x 1.8 inches (LxWxH).

    Power
    This notebook is powered by a 8-cell rechargeable lithium-ion battery, which offers an average of 2 hours of battery life (dependent upon computing conditions).

    What's in the Box
    This package contains the zv5430us notebook PC, rechargeable lithium-ion battery, AC adapter, and operating instructions. It is backed by a one-year limiited hardware warranty and 30-day free software support. ... Read more


    17. Averatec AV5500-EA1 15" Notebook PC (AMD Sempron 2600+ Mobile Processor, 256 MB RAM, 40 GB Hard Drive, DVD/CD-RW Drive)
    by AVERATEC
    list price: $899.99
    our price: $829.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0006H5I3Q
    Catlog: Personal Computer
    Manufacturer: AVERATEC
    Sales Rank: 2
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    Averatec's AV5500-EA1 offers the power of a desktop without all the bulk, and is a great choice for a portable notebook for the home or for a small businessperson on the go. It features a vivid, bright 15-inch screen--great for watching videos or number-crunching spreadsheets--and a DVD-ROM/CD-RW combo drive. Other features include a battery-saving AMD Sempron 2600+ processor, 40 GB hard drive, multi-format memory card reader, Firewire port for connecting your digital camcorder, and a TV-out connection for hooking up to your TV.

    The Basics

    • Hard Drive: The 40 GB IDE hard drive is on the small side compared to other notebooks. However, it does offer a decent enough capacity for storing documents and productivity software for road warriors--but not enough for much multimedia storage.
    • Processor: The 1.83 GHz AMD Sempron 2600+ processor is good for everyday computing tasks for home and small business users. And with AMD's low-voltage PowerNow technology, you'll experience extended battery life for more productivity when out and about.
    • Memory: The AV5500-EA1 is very affordable due to low amount of installed RAM--just 256 MB, which just isn't enough to fully wrangle today's memory-hungry office producivity suites. You can expand this notebook up to 1 GB of memory
    • CD/DVD Drive: The combo CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive can write and read CDs at 24x and rewrite at 10x speeds. It can read DVDs at 8x.
    • Keyboard & Mouse: This notebook features an 86-key keyboard that offers the functionality of a full-sized 101-key keyboard and a two-button touchpad pointing device.
    Sound and Graphics
    This AV5500-EA1 has an SiS Integrated Ultra256 video/graphics card with 64 MB of shared video RAM, which offers relatively strong 3D graphics rendering. The 15-inch TFT active matrix screen has a native 1024 x 768 resolution and can drive a 2048 x 1536-pixel external monitor. It also includes an integrated audio card and internal stereo speakers.

    Connectivity and Expansion Slots
    Keep yourself connected with the integrated wireless LAN that's compatible with 802.11b and the faster 802.11g networks. You get a good offering of external connectivity options:

    • 3 USB 2.0 ports for connecting a wide range of peripherals--from digital cameras to MP3 players
    • 1 Firewire (also known as IEEE 1394 or i.Link) port for connecting digital video camcorders and other peripherals
    • 1 VGA monitor port
    • 1 S-Video out
    • 4-in-1 memory card reader (MMC, SD, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro
    • 1 PCMCIA (or PC Card) slot (Type II, 32-bit)
    • 1 headphone jack and 1 microphone jack
    It also has an integrated 56K modem (V.90) and an RJ-45 LAN network port (for a 10/100 Gigabit Ethernet connection to networks and DSL/cable modems). "\

    Preloaded System and Software
    This notebook comes with the Windows XP Home Edition, and it features Microsoft Works 7.0 (for working with word processing and spreadsheet documents) and PowerDVD.

    Dimensions and Weight
    Measuring 13.1 x 10.7 x 1.4 inches and weighing 6.8 pounds, the AV5500-EA1 offers easily portable multimedia.

    Power
    The 6-cell rechargeable lithium-ion battery has an average battery life of 3 hours.

    What's in the Box
    This package contains the AV5500-EA1 notebook PC, rechargeable lithium-ion battery, AC adapter, and operating instructions. It is backed by a one-year limiited hardware warranty and 6 months warranty for the battery. ... Read more


    18. HP Pavilion zv5320us Notebook PC (AMD Athlon XP 3000+, 512 MB RAM, 80 GB Hard Drive, DVD/CD-RW Drive)
    by Hewlett Packard Office
    list price: $1,437.00
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00062OZT4
    Catlog: Personal Computer
    Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard Office
    Sales Rank: 60
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    Take your digital entertainment with you in the sleek and stylish HP Pavilion zv5320us notebook. Powered by a 1.6 GHz Mobile AMD Athlon XP-M 3000+ processor and featuring a 60 GB hard drive and 512 MB of RAM, it's more than capable for digital media enthusiasts and road warriors alike. It also features a DVD-ROM/CD-RW combo drive, widescreen 15.4-inch display, and a good collection of pre-loaded software--including HP's Image Zone software, Apple iTunes, and Microsoft Media Player.

    The Basics

    • Hard Drive: A 60 GB IDE hard drive (4200 RPM) has ample room to store your digital photos, audio, and video files, and handle all your day-to-day applications.
    • Processor: The 1.60 GHz Athlon processor is powered by QuantiSpeed architecture and PowerNow! technology, which allows notebook computers to run the most demanding applications and extends battery life. It has a relatively small 256 KB L2 cache.
    • Memory: The 512 MB of built-in memory (2 x 256 MB, 266 MHz, DDR SDRAM) is a good start for power users. It has two memory slots in total, with a maximum memory expansion up to 1 GB (2 x 512 MB).
    • CD/DVD Drive: The combo CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive can write and read CDs at 24x and rewrite at 10x speeds. It can read DVDs at 16x.
    • Keyboard & Mouse: This notebook has a standard 85-key keyboard and electro-static two-button touchpad.
    Sound and Graphics
    The ze4910us has a widescreen 15.4-inch TFT high-definition WXGA display with a native resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. The Nvidia GeForce 420 Go video graphics card offers good 3D performance and the ability to drive an external monito and the notebook's native display simultaneously. It also features 16-bit Sound Blaster Pro-compatible audio and internal Harman Kardon speakers.

    Connectivity and Expansion Slots
    This ze4910us model has an integrated 802.11g wireless LAN (which is compatible with the more widespread 802.11b and offers faster data transmission rates). You get a basic offering of connectivity options, which does include super-fast USB 2.0:

    • 3 USB 2.0 ports for connecting a wide range of peripherals--from digital cameras to MP3 players
    • 1 VGA monitor port
    • 1 PCMCIA (or PC Card) slot (Type I/II, 32-bit)
    • 1 headphone jack and 1 microphone jack
    It also has an integrated 56K modem (V.90) and an RJ-45 LAN network port (for a 10/100 Ethernet connection to networks and DSL/cable modems). It also has a hot-swappable bay for adding an optional optical drive or second battery.

    Preloaded System and Software
    This system comes with the Windows XP Home Edition operating system, and it also features Microsoft Works (for working with word processing and spreadsheet documents). Other preloaded software includes Microsoft Money, Norton Antivirus 2004 (with 60-day LiveUpdate subscription), Adobe Acrobat Reader, Encarta Plus, HP Image Zone Plus, InterVideo WinDVD Creator and Home Theater, Muvee autoProducer, Sonic RecordNow, and Apple iTunes.

    The included HP Image Zone Plus photo and imaging software makes it easy to organize, edit, share, print, protect, and store your photos and video clips. Organize and find your photos easily by timeline, keywords, and/or location using the unique photo-globe mapping tool. Remove red eye and fix other common problems. Share your photos quickly via e-mails that include thumbnails with links to the full-sized images--without downloading time-consuming attachments.

    Dimensions and Weight
    At just 8.1 pounds, the zv5320us notebook is a larger than other mobile-oriented notebooks. It measures 14.3 x 11.6 x 1.8 inches (L x W x H).

    Power
    It's powered by a 6-cell rechargeable lithium-ion battery, which provides an average of battery life of around 2 hours (depending on usage).

    What's in the Box
    This package contains the HP Pavilion zv5320us notebook PC, rechargeable lithium-ion battery, AC adapter, and operating instructions. It is backed by a one-year limiited hardware warranty. ... Read more


    19. Averatec AV3270-EH1 12.1" Notebook PC (Mobile AMD Sempron 2800+ Processor, 512 MB RAM, 80 GB Hard Drive, DVD+/-RW Drive)
    list price: $1,059.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B000815ILC
    Catlog: Personal Computer
    Manufacturer: AVERATEC
    Sales Rank: 205
    Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    Averatec (AV3270-EH1) AMD SEM/2800+ 512MB 80GB DVD ... Read more

    Reviews (2)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Absolutely a WONDERFUL computer.
    I couldn't be happier with my new Averatec AV3270 EH1.Hard Drive is huge at 80 mg, if I need more I will just move the hidden partition to a DVD that I burned on the included DVD burner.The Batteries have run for 3.5 hours before giving up with no problems whatsoever.The monitor is great and the 4.5 lbs makes this my best purchase ever.Beats my 15.1" Toshiba all to heck.The sempron is just as fast to me as the Toshibas P4 and runs MUCH COOLER.I have had no problems with my Wireless Connections and it is running great.SOund is mediocre, but what do you expect.Keyboard is tight, but again, what do you expect?

    (...)

    1-0 out of 5 stars Here today,gone tomorrow
    Got the laptop on Thu.Turned it on Friday,CPU fan failed in a few hours,called tech support,their suggestion;return it to amazon!packed it up Friday, got return authorization and took it to the UPS Store on Saturday.I'm 69 and still haven't learned;"YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR"Ordered an HP DV1000 from HP today.GVC ... Read more


    20. Averatec AV3220H1-01 Amd Athlon XP-M 2000+/256MB
    by AVERATEC
    list price: $999.99
    our price: $829.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00021RGK4
    Catlog: Personal Computer
    Manufacturer: AVERATEC
    Sales Rank: 20
    Average Customer Review: 4.17 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    Get your motor running and ready for the road with the highly mobile Averatec AV3220H1-01 notebook PC. This tiny laptop weighs just over 4 pounds and runs on a mobile AMD Athlon XP-M 2000+ processor with battery-saving features. It also features a 12.1-inch screen, combo DVD-ROM/CD-RW drive, 40 GB hard drive, 256 MB of installed RAM, and integrated 54g (802.11b) wireless connectivity. For a step up in price, the Averatec AV3225HS-01 features 512 MB of installed RAM.

    The Basics

    • Hard Drive: The 40 GB IDE hard drive is on the small side compared to other notebooks. However, it does offer a decent enough capacity for storing documents and productivity software for road warriors--but not enough for much multimedia storage.
    • Processor: The AMD Athlon XP-M 2000+ processor is a moderately fast processor that delivers similar performance to a 2.0 GHz Mobile Intel Pentium 4 processor. The "M" stands for mobile, and its PowerNow power-saving features will help extend battery life. It also offers a 266 MHz processor system bus and a 640 KB high-performance processor cache.
    • Memory: This notebook has 256 MB of pre-installed memory (DDR SDRAM), which is calling out for more power right out of the gate. It has two memory slots in total, with a maximum memory expansion up to 512 MB (2 x 256 MB), which is rather small in comparison to other notebooks.
    • CD/DVD Drive: It comes equipped with a combo DVD/CD-RW drive, which enables you to play DVD-ROM discs and DVD movies as well as burn data and record music to CD discs. The CD-RW drive has 24x write, 10x rewrite, and 24x read speeds. The DVD-ROM has an 8x playback speed.
    • Keyboard & Mouse: This notebook is outfitted with a standard keyboard (19mm pitch) and large Synaptics TouchPad with graphics tablet mode.
    Sound and Graphics
    This notebook features integrated audio and video/graphics cards. The S3 UniChrome video controller is an affordable 128-bit graphics engine with internal AGP 8X and 32 MB of shared video RAM that delivers adequate DVD playback and and video streaming. It features a 12.1-inch display. It also has an sound card that's integrated into the main board, and offers built-in stereo speakers.

    Connectivity and Expansion Slots
    This AV3220H1-01 model has an integrated 802.11g (or 54g) wireless LAN, which is quickly becoming the most popular wireless standard and is compatible with 802.11b connections as well. The notebook is fitted with a dual 54g antenna, and it can achieve speeds 5 times faster than 802.11b and offers improved reach and added security. You get a standard range of external connections, including:

    • 3 USB 2.0 ports for connecting a wide range of peripherals--from digital cameras to MP3 players
    • 1 VGA monitor port
    • 1 PCMCIA (or PC Card) slot (Type II)
    • 1 headphone jack and 1 microphone jack
    It also has an integrated 56K modem (V.90) and an RJ-45 LAN network port (for a 10/100 Ethernet connection to networks and DSL/cable modems).

    Preloaded System and Software
    This AV3220H1-01 notebook comes with the Windows XP Home Edition operating system, and it features Microsoft Works (for working with word processing and spreadsheet documents). It also is loaded with applications for playing DVDs, burning CDs, and protecting your system from viruses (titles are not noted by Averatec

    Dimensions and Weight
    Measuring 1.2 x 10.9 x 9.6 inches (H x W x D) and weighing just 4.2 pounds, the AV3220H1-01 is an amazingly compact and lightweight notebook that road warriors will barely notice as they shuttle from plane to taxi to hotel.

    Power
    The included "smart" rechargeable lithium-ion battery offers over 3 hours of battery life (depending on usage).

    What's in the Box
    This package contains the Averatec AV3220H1-01 notebook PC, rechargeable li-ion battery, AC power adapter, and printed operating instructions. The notebook PC is backed by a 1-year limited warranty; the battery is backed by a 6-month warranty. ... Read more

    Reviews (6)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Value
    I've had this laptop for a little over a month. I thought the 256 mb of ram was more than adequate, but bought another stick of 512 and sold the 256 anyway. I honestly didn't see a big improvement in my day to day programs, but there might be benefits to getting the 3225 or 3255.

    I've used my laptop at simple lan parties, playing CS and UT and it works pretty decently, playable.

    When on battery, I typically leave my power settings to Max battery, and can usually manage just under 3 hours, I think if I turned off the wireless, I'd be able to hit the 3 hour mark. Max Battery usually leaves the computer running at about 400 mhz, but that's been more than enough for my typical web browsing.

    My sister has a Dell and for the price, I don't think I ended up too badly, it feels like the Averatec is very solidly built, but maybe because it's only a month old.

    The wireless works very well also, my friend has a Dell D400, very nice and small, but more expensive. At some places, I could connect to wireless accesspoints he couldn't even see.

    One night, we got our new accesspoint, one with WPA and I couldn't get it to work with the Broadcom software. I called around 4:00 am local (eastern) and got a personal customer service person to answer my question immediatly.

    One gripe I had was the LCD. It seems somewhat washed out, especially next to a desktop LCD. It's also difficult to read at an angle (compared to other laptops I've seen), but that wasn't a problem at all, since I'm really the only one that needs to see it.

    Overall, the laptop had been great, especially for the price paid. 3 USB ports, no unnecessary Parallel, Serial or PS2 ports.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Modest but mighty midget
    Strengths:
    Amazing value for money without compromising on features. Built in wifi, CDRW, DVD, compact and light all in a beautiful Sony-like case

    Weaknesses:
    Could do with more memory as standard and longer battery life - about 3 hours real world.

    Summary:
    I didn't want a desktop replacement; I wanted a small, wireless laptop to use around the house which was powerful enough to do a little image editing on vacation and could be used as a portable DVD player when I was occasionally marooned in a hotel room. I would have liked the Sony 10" sub-notebook but my pocketbook didn't stretch that far. (...)

    At this bargain price, I was expecting to be disappointed with build quality and design but it compares favorably with the alloy cased Sonys. Compared to my old laptop, the Averatec weighs half as much and is much more compact; that said, the keyboard and screen are both still very usable. The 12" screen is just big enough when I'm away from my desktop. When I want to do some serious work I go back to my 21", color balanced CRT and desktop.

    The AMD processor seems to have enough horses to get things done and I've even played some of my older PC games on the machine, though it's modest graphics capabilities would probably struggle with the latest releases. The design sensibly omits com, midi, mouse, keyboard and printer ports in favor of 3 USB2 ports. If this were a desktop replacement this would be a disappointment but in an ultra-portable it makes sense.

    Battery life is reasonable but not astounding. A nice feature of the design is that it incorporates a switch to turn off the wireless transceiver on the fly when you want to save power. Another nice feature is that it is not only the machine that is scaled down but it's power brick too allowing you to travel much lighter.

    Overall I highly recommend this machine especially if you are lusting after a sub-notebook or ultra-portable but don't want to pay the usual premium for a diminutive laptop. All my geek friends who I have shown this PC to can't believe how much machine you get for your money in such a neat package.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing Slim Laptop for Amazing Price
    Averatec (formally known as Sotec) surely knows how to enter "slim notebook" market. - the price ^^ this laptop is a excellet buy for it's price tag. similar slim note book for Sony or Fujisu cost almost double.

    After did some research, i'vd decided to try this laptop.(i had Dell Inspiron before). It has been about 2 months, and here are Pros and Cons.

    Pros.
    1. Price - cant find any cheaper one with this price tag.
    2. Portability- Previous dell was okay but this one is only 4.3Lb. Here is a laptop that you can lift with one hand ^^
    3. Performance - With AMD 2000 Mobile processor with Power Saving Mode. -- not bad for games, internet, also for some video editing
    4. Adjustable Video Memory - at CMOs, you can set you video memory vary from 8 - 64Mb. It is kind of cool .
    5. Wireless Lan - I've been using it for a while, and the reception is excellent .Also it is Wireless G (which is much faster than Wireless B)
    6. Look for Rebates ( I purchased mine at Bestbuy with $200 Rebate, overall cost was $750, not bad huh?)
    okay Here is some Cons

    1. Keyboard- this is my most dislike about this laptop . It has been improved from previous one 3150 seris but still don't like the touchy feeling when i type my report.

    2. Battery Life - Avertatec claims it last up to 3 hours but i think it is more like 2 house or less. But it is still good compare to other laptops.

    3. Here comes the tricky part - the Power Setting for AMD process is rather wieird.
    Here is my recommandation for Power Setting
    * When you use your laptop with AC power, set it to "Laptop/notebook"
    * When you use your laptop without AC power set it to "Desktop/office" mode
    (find this from Power Option in Control Pannel in Windows)
    By doing this you can save battery life by minimizing CPU voltage use and FAN use.

    I tried other setting and it uses battery faster. (talking about battery it cost only $99 to purchase extra one - other brand clost alomost double the price)

    Here is my conclusion.
    I would recommand this notebook for anyone who is interested to purchase "slim Laptop".

    Ah one more thing, their Customer Service is "Quick" when you call them they pick up less than 3 mins.
    However, here is what i found after talking to several of them, most of them don't have enough knowledge to help you out, even the simplest knowedge.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Best laptop for the price
    I always wanted a thin n slim laptop but Ive never seen one which fits my budget. But now, here it is.. After doing a lot of research I bought this laptop. Averatec rocks. It is so COOL. Its been more than a month and I never had a single problem. Here are some pros and cons:

    Pros:
    - slim, lightweight and cool looking
    - nice keyboard layout (better than 3150)
    - touchpad has vertical and horizontal scroll option
    - quiet
    - 3 usb ports
    - lan, modem, wireless
    - 802.11g broadcom with very good reception
    - linux runs very well on this hardware.
    - cheap
    - every1 at school just cant take their eyes off this laptop

    Cons:
    - max ram is 512 mb. (amazon description says it has 2 ram slots but it has only one)
    - low battery life. mine runs for 2.5-3 hrs on continuous use. (you can always buy an extra battery for less than a 100$)

    If youre looking for a slim notebook, I would strongly recommend this laptop unless you wanna get ripped by sony and intel. Go for averatec and go for AMD.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Laptop for the Price!
    After dealing with Dell for many years, I decided to take a chance on the Averatec AV3220H1. I have to say I'm really surprised at this little laptop. It's fast, built very well, and has had no problems so far. The built-in wireless, 12" screen, and 40-gig hard drive were all perfect for an ultra-compact laptop. It's also very fast. It's NOT a gaming laptop, but it is a great little workhorse. The price makes it an exceptional bargain. Note that the reviewer below doesn't even have the model being reviewed here. That's a totally useless review. I'd say, give this model a chance. Try it out from a place like Staples. It you aren't happy, just return it. If you DO like it, get an extended warranty. The total is still WAY cheaper than a Dell or other big name brand. ... Read more


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