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GeekBrief.TV #284

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The TX 2000

Whoa, there, Mr. Packard! HP has just launched two new laptops, the HP Pavilion tx2000 mdash; a $1,299 convertable tablet — and the Pavilion HDX series of notebooks the Blu Ray playback and 20-inch ultrabright display (about $1,999).

The tx2000 is aimed at students and artists who need handwriting recognition and a nice touchscreen while the HDX is a monster gamer/meda player:

For an unrivaled home theater experience in a portable and affordable solution, the HP Pavilion HDX series Entertainment Notebook PC offers 512 MB NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTS video graphics and the latest Intel® CoreT 2 Extreme(2) and Intel® CoreT 2 Duo processor technology,(3) giving it desktop-caliber performance. Now with Blu-ray and HD DVD support,(4) the HDX series plays high-definition DVD or Blu-ray movies on the world’s first 20.1-inch diagonal WUXGA XHD Ultra Brightview display. HDX Integrated Audio provides a best-in-class audio experience with four discrete Altec Lansing speakers and the integrated HP Triple Bass Reflex Subwoofer.

HP QuickPlay software makes it easy for consumers to use their HDX series PC to view photos, as a television to access live or recorded TV, or as a karaoke machine to entertain friends and family. People can also watch, pause, rewind and record live TV with the integrated HP Digital + Analog Hybrid TV Tuner.(5) Other features in the HDX series PC include a mobile full-function remote control, dual hard disk drives for more storage and an eSata port for high-speed data transfer.

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The PCs include the family-oriented HP Pavilion Slimline s3330f PC with TV tuner and HD-DVD/Blu Ray as well as a GeForce 8500 and HDMI out (under $1,000 (!!)) and the HP Pavilion Elite m9100 with 4GB memory, Intel Quad Core, and up to 1TB of storage. For photo buffs there’s the HP Pavilion a6330f with 500GB of storage and a front panel memory card reader. Finally there’s a HP Pavilion Media Center m8330f PC with an AMD Phenom 9500.

Whew. To round things out there are the w2408h and w2207h with VGA and HDMI connections. The w2408h is 24-inches and the w2207h is 22-inches.

. The HP Pavilion Slimline s3330f PC starts at $949.
. The HP Pavilion Elite m9100 series PC starts at $1,159.
. The HP Pavilion Media Center m8330f PC starts at $959.
. The HP Pavilion a6330f PC starts at $649.
. The HP w2408h Monitor starts at $499.
. The HP w2207h Monitor starts at $349.

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