This laptop features a double-layer DVD±RW/CD-RW drive with LightScribe technology for creating customized CDs and DVDs with high-quality labels. Built-in wireless LAN allows you to connect to the Internet without wires.
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.
AMD Turion II dual-core processor P540*
Features a 2MB L2 cache and 2.4GHz processor speed.
4GB DDR3 memory
For multitasking power, expandable to 8GB.
Multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW drive with double-layer support
Records up to 8.5GB of data or 4 hours of video using compatible DVD+R DL or DVD-R DL media; also supports LightScribe direct-disc labels using compatible LightScribe media.
14.5" LED high-definition display
With BrightView technology and 1366 x 768 resolution showcases movies and games in stunning clarity.
500GB Serial ATA hard drive (5400 rpm)
Offers spacious storage and fast read/write times. HP ProtectSmart hard drive protection keeps your data safe.
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250 graphics
Feature 128MB display cache and up to 2045MB total video memory for lush images. HDMI output for connection to an HDTV.
Built-in TrueVision webcam with digital microphone
Makes it easy to video chat with and send video mail to family and friends.
5-in-1 digital media reader
Supports Secure Digital, MultiMediaCard, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO and xD-Picture Card formats.
2 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)
Connect to the Internet on the go.
Built-in 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN with RJ-45 connector
For quick and easy wired Web connection.
Weighs 5.2 lbs. and measures just 1.4" thin
For easy portability.
Long battery life
Of up to 5 hours to give you more time away from an outlet.
HP Imprint finish
With link design in midnight blue for a stylish look.
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64-bit operating system preinstalled
Provides a stable computing platform.
Software package included
With Adobe Reader and more. 60-day trial version of Microsoft Office and Microsoft Office Starter 2010 also included (product key card required for activation; sold separately).
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 Turion, AMD PowerNow!, HyperTransport and combinations thereof are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
*Model number indicates relative mobility and performance among this AMD processor class.
**AMD's Enhanced Virus Protection provides additional protection against buffer overflow viruses. AMD and its partners strongly recommend you continue to use third-party anti-virus software as part of your total security solution.
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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.
3. The camera might not be the only necessity
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.