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Thursday, July 24, 2008

HP Pavilion HDX Entertainment Notebook Reviewed

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Articles & Resources" @ 04:26 PM

http://www.bostonpocketpc.com/Revie...The+Dragon.aspx

Only my slightly crazy friend Stephen Hughes would try something like this: taking the HP HDX9200 (a.k.a. THe Dragon) to a local coffee shop and set it up to do some work. It was certainly an attention getter, that's for sure! This is the most detailed review of this product that I've seen, so if you're thinking about purchasing this laptop, give it a good read. In my own time with it, I found it to be an extremely powerful and fast machine, and the screen was nothing short of glorious. You're paying more for the integration of all that hardware than you would if you bought a desktop and a screen that size, so this type of computer is really aimed at someone who needs a top-end computer and the ability to move it from place to place: wedding photographers, video editors, live recordings, etc. Or, really, if you're someone who has money to burn and likes busting out the biggest and baddest mobile computer at at LAN party - this thing has your name written all over it.

The price has come down a bit since we did the 31 Days of the Dragon giveaway, and you can get the basic configuration for $1399 USD with a respectable 2.1 Ghz CPU, 2 GB RAM, and two 120 GB hard drives - but that configuration lacks the 1920 x 1200 screen. The fully-loaded, take no prisoners configuration will run you about $4000 USD - but what a laptop!


Saturday, May 17, 2008

31 Days of the Dragon: And The Winner Is...

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Events" @ 10:15 PM

http://www.31daysofthedragon.com



I'm thrilled to announce that the winner of the HDX9200 is a YouTube user named XiledSoldier. Although I picked him randomly, I wanted to share his response since it sounds like he'll put the HDX9200 to good use:

"How will the Dragon rock your world?: Well, my current computer is crap. So anything would pretty much rock my world. I want to get into graphic design as a career and what a better way to jump start that than to have a nice powerful laptop to use. I'm a gamer as well and this will let me play games at much better quality than my current rig."

As a recap, he won an HDX9200 notebook PC worth about $5000 if purchased at retail. The laptop features an Intel Core 2 Extreme X9000 CPU (2.8 Ghz), 500 GB of storage (2 x 250 GB hard drives), 4 GB of RAM, integrated HDTV tuner, fingerprint reader, nVidia GeForce 8800M GS with 512 MB of RAM, a 20.1 inch WUXGA screen (1080p, 1920 x 1200), and lots more. The software bundle includes Microsoft Office 2007, Corel PaintShop Pro X2, Corel Painter Essentials, Corel Ulead Video Studio Plus 11.5, and Symantec Norton Internet Security. For the gamers in us the winners will receive Viva Piñata, Microsoft Flight Sim, Microsoft Flight Sim Expansion Pack, and Gears of War. Since that Blu-ray drive is no fun without movies, the winner will also receive Pirates of the Caribbean - The Curse of the Black Pearl, Pirates of the Caribbean - Dead Man's Chest, and Pirates of the Caribbean - At World's End.

All this, if purchased at retail, would cost around $5500 - and XiledSoldier wins it all, courtesy of HP. I want to thank HP for this incredible contest - it was an amazing amount of fun to give away such a huge prize. Big thanks to Buzzcorps for helping to coordinate everything. At the time I did the drawing, there were 1162 comments posted to my video, 673 comments posted to the discussion thread, and I gained over 1000 new subscribers to the Thoughts Media YouTube Channel.

Thanks again to everyone for participating, and I hope you'll continue to come back to this site for all your digital home news and reviews. And remember, there are still a lot of Dragons to be given away, so be sure to check out all the other sites that are a part of this giveaway.


Our 31 Days of the Dragon Contest Closes Tonight

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Events" @ 12:54 PM

http://www.digitalhomethoughts.com/...5500-value.html

Just a quick reminder: our HP Dragon giveaway ends today. Tonight at 10 PM mountain time (GMT -7) I'll be shutting down the entries and picking the winner. So if for some odd reason you haven't yet entered your name to win this $5500 retail-value laptop and software bundle, today is your last chance to do it.


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