Video chat with family and friends with this laptop that features a TrueVision webcam with an integrated digital microphone. The 640GB hard drive provides fast read/write times and ample storage space for data files, music, videos, photos and more.
VISION Premium Technology by AMD
For every detail to jump right off the screen when you're viewing high-definition movies and videos, playing games, converting MP3 tracks or video chatting online.
Mobile AMD Phenom II triple-core processor N850*
For efficient speed.
4GB DDR3 memory
For multitasking power, expandable to 8GB.
Blu-ray Disc-enabled DVD�RW/CD-RW drive
With read and write support for next-generation Blu-ray Disc (BD-ROM); double-layer support using compatible DVD+R DL and DVD-R DL media.
Also supports LightScribe direct-disc labels using compatible LightScribe media.
17.3" LED high-definition display
With BrightView technology and 1600 x 900 resolution delivers intense detail and clarity.
640GB Serial ATA hard drive (5400 rpm)
For fast read/write times. ProtectSmart senses if the laptop is being dropped and automatically locks the hard drive to prevent damage.
Built-in fingerprint reader
Protects sensitive information.
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250 graphics
With 128MB display cache memory and up to 2045MB total graphics memory. HDMI output for flexible connectivity options.
Built-in TrueVision webcam with digital microphone
Lets you video chat with friends and family.
5-in-1 digital media reader
Supports Secure Digital, MultiMediaCard, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO and xD-Picture Card formats.
3 high-speed USB 2.0 ports
For fast digital video, audio and data transfer. One eSATA/USB combo port.
Built-in wireless LAN (802.11b/g/n)
For connection to the Internet on the go.
Built-in 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN
With RJ-45 connector for a wired Web connection.
Weighs 8.2 lbs. and measures just 1.5" thin
For portable power. Integrated numeric keypad offers easy number entry.
Long battery life
Of up to 4 hours and 30 minutes to give you more time away from an outlet.
Brushed aluminum finish
With stream design in argento for a stylish appearance.
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64-bit operating system preinstalled
Provides a stable platform for word processing, Web navigation, gaming, media storage and more.
Software package included
With Adobe Reader, HP MediaSmart and more. Microsoft Office Home and Student Edition 2010 also included (product key card required for activation; not included).
ENERGY STAR qualified
Designed to use less energy and meets strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy.
AMD, AMD Arrow logo, AMD Athlon, QuantiSpeed, AMD PowerNow! and combinations thereof are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
*This model number indicates relative software performance among this AMD processor family.
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Shopping for a digital camera involves a lot of choices because the selection is so large. In order to make your shopping trip a little easier, there are some things you can consider beforehand to narrow down your search a bit. These tips for buying a digital camera may come in handy this holiday season.
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It used to be that a megapixel rating told you most of what you needed to know about a camera. Times have changed, however, and the number isn't as important as it used to be. That's because most new cameras have 5 megapixels or more, so you won't find yourself upset at the size and quality of your photos unless you have a specific purpose in mind. At levels much higher than 5 you might find yourself wishing for a lower megapixel rating as the pictures will take up a lot of space on your hard drive.
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This is especially true depending on what you want to use the camera for, but any camera purchase may necessitate the purchase of accessories as well. For example, a camera may not come with a memory card, which is essential to store more than a few photos. Spare batteries and a case are two other accessories many people find important. But, depending on your use, you may also want a tripod, external flash, and other accoutrements.
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Before you shop, go online and check out some user reviews. It make some time so sort the wheat from the chaff, but it will give you a good idea of any serious problems should they exist. Reading reviews can really help you to narrow down your list once you've identified several potential cameras.
5. Test the camera
When you have a list of possibilities in mind, got to the store and ask to try them out. It's important to hold the camera and take a few shots with it. Some cameras may be too bulky and may simply feel uncomfortable to you. Weight and size can really play an important part in how happy you are with the product.
6. Find your price
Once you have the camera in mind, it's up to you to find a good price on it. With enough searching, you can generally find a discount on any make or model, you just have to be patient.