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With laptop prices plunging, you'd expect a lot from a multimedia media machine that costs a grand, right? Well, HP has certainly jemmied a lot of tech into its new HDX, including a Blu-ray drive, a TV tuner and a 16in, 1080p full HD screen. HP HDX16-1010EA laptop HP's HDX16-1000: Big spec, big price tag The HDX16-1000 …

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Well worth the grand...

...since SWMBO will actually let you have it in first place, unlike most other "oh, you bought *another* computer" notebooks around. A mere two hundred pounds is a moderate surcharge for this.

One might even be allowed to place it on the living room table...

...the black one, please

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I was expecting something better...

That notebook looks exactly like HP's dv7 which comes with a 17" screen, blu-ray, HDMI, 4GB ram, 320GB HDD...sounds pretty much the same spec, and is a fair bit cheaper. Why release basically the same model for a higher price?

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Shiny display?

A shiny display? For me that's a completely no-go. No matter what else it has to offer. I wanna see my data, not myself.

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the hdd

Are there better options for the HDD? for £1000, i would expect something significantly better than a 5400 RPM HDD, which is woefully underpowered for this kind of rig, any probably why the reviewer said that vista didnt feel 'snappy'.

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Current Games?

"These Futuremark simulations work the system harder than current games, and we saw frame rates in the region of 60f/s in World of Warcraft, for example."

World of Warcrack is over 4 YEARS old, it's not current and it's graphics engine is about advanced as Quake 2. Try something like CrysisWarhead for a current game or Stalker Clear sky and this thing will crawl very very badly. For that price I would expect much much better 3D support.

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