March 2008 Archives
Striking a not-so-surprising resemblance to the DV2000 series, the all-new HP dv3000 packs in the latest Intel 2.5 GHz T9300 Penryn Core 2 Duo processor with a more-than-enough 2GB RAM serving. You also get a 160 GB hard disk storage, a dual-layer DVD burner, 256 MB NVidia GeForce Go 8400M graphics, finger-print scanner for security, remote control, HDMI-out, USB and a not-so-common eSATA port all packaged in a very portable 13.3-inch sized laptop. A VGA webcam also comes standard though we’re a bit surprised that with most companies already going the megapixel route, HP decided to stick to VGA. Connectivity is provided via Bluetooth, Wi-Fi (a,b,g,n), LAN port and a built-in modem.
The good news is that this model is definitely headed to the Asian market with a suggested retail price of $ 1399.00. The bad news is it’s due a full month away in May (unless of course they decide otherwise). Probably not as thin and small as the other much-talked-about lappies out in the market, but this one is definitely filled with multimedia treats that's packed to the brim.
So yeah, the new Macbook Pro does have a multi-touch pad, but what else can we expect from it?
So the verdict: if you’re looking into purchasing your very first Macbook Pro or want one that has a multi-touch pad, then without a doubt this is the one for you; but if you already own of the more recent and powerful Core 2 Duo units, you won’t missed out on much with this latest release.