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HP Pavilion HDX18

alaTest has collected and analyzed 286 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the keyboard and design. The performance and screen are also appreciated, but many are negative about the touchpad and build quality.

value for money, screen, performance, design, keyboard

portability, build quality, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP Pavilion HDX18 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP Pavilion HDX18

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 1 user review of HP Pavilion HDX18 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptop Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

design, screen, reliability

value for money

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: HP HDX X18-1103 Premium 18.4-inch Laptop, Intel Core2 Quad Q9000, 4GB RAM, 640GB HDD, Dual Lamps Display, Blu-ray

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Amazon.com review summary for HP Pavilion HDX18

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 220 user reviews of HP Pavilion HDX18 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

value for money, performance, screen, design, sound

build quality

77% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Pavilion HDX18-1180US 18.4-Inch LaptopHP Pavilion HDX18-1180US 18.4-Inch LaptopHP Pavilion HDX18-1020US 18.4-Inch Laptop (2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 Processor, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB Hard Drive, Blu-ray Drive, Vista Premium)

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HP HDX 18 Entertainment PC

 

HP's HDX 18 Entertainment PC is a notebook, but not in the portability sense of the word. With an 18.4-inch diagonal screen and a carry weight of 10 pounds, 9 ounces, you might occasionally move this monster from room to room, but you won't take it...

Strong CPU performance, appealing features, attractive looks

Poor gaming performance, too big and heavy for portability, pricey

Another big part of the HDX 18’s feature set is aesthetics. Touches like the stylish but subtle line pattern inlaid in the rig’s chassis, the chrome siding and touchpad, the seamless bezel around the screen, and the illuminated touch-sensitive media...

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HP HDX 18t User Review

 

I thought of my first personal computer as I was unboxing my new HP HDX 18 laptop. There in front of me was the sexiest computer I had ever laid eyes on since my first computer 20 years ago. (And believe me, folks, I've used a LOT of computers in that...

With dozens of computer manufacturers offering dozens of different laptop models, in every size, speed, and price point imaginable, true standout models are hard to find. Downright sexy laptops are even harder to come by. I can truthfully say, however,...

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HDX 18

 

HP's HDX line is fairly straightforward--it courts multimedia fiends. From its double-wide demeanor (with ample room for full QWERTY keys and a keypad) to all the plugs and ports offered here, the HDX18--a fairly fashionable desktop replacement--will...

Big, beautiful 18.4-inch display Good speakers

Screen is a little too glossy Slightly redundant multimedia software

What kind of price can you put on this kind of entertainment PC? Quite a bit, actually. Our machine, as configured, will run you upwards of $2300. If that's a little too rich for your blood, scale back features, and you can get a baseline model for...

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Stunning Screen, Fast Processor Mark This Desktop Sub

 

Gateway P-7811FX $1,628 A loaded feature set and modest cost make this workstation a contender for work and play. Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch $2,799

The HP's massive screen almost requires you to watch some HD content from a Blu-ray disc or your telly. Excellent graphical performance will please all but the most stuck-up gamers. Reasonable price, considering its teeming features

The swooshy “liquid metal” paint job probably isn't for everyone. Volume, bass and treble controls are flaky

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HP HDX 18t Review

 

HP recently unveiled their latest additions to the "HDX" family of notebooks with the all new HDX 16 and HDX 18 multimedia notebooks. These notebooks feature large displays with a 16:9 screen ratio, impressive speakers with an integrated subwoofer, and...

Great port selection ; Nice keyboard (when the sun isn't reflecting off it) ; Great speakers ; Beautiful screen ; Overall high performance

Infinity" screen creates strong reflections in bright light ; Silver keyboard creates strong reflections in sunlight ; Sticky" touchpad surface ; Good graphics, but HP could have offered an even better option in a notebook this large

In any case, the HP HDX 18 still offers a great overall package, including some really impressive built-in speakers, that will meet or exceed the expectations of most consumers

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HP HDX 18

 

This head-turning 18-incher features a full HD display, Blu-ray playback, blazing performance, and enough oomph for gaming.

Brilliant full HD display, Above-average performance, Powerful discrete graphics, Strong wireless scores, Good battery life

Poor viewing angles, Touchpad has too much friction, Gummy touch buttons

The Altec Lansing speakers, which lie above the touch panel, produced loud, theater-quality sound. It doesn't have Dolby True 5.1 Surround Sound like the 8920G; instead, it comes with Dolby Home Theater software, which simulates the surround sound...

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HP Pavilion HDX 18

 

HP spares little expense on its cinematic wonder, the Pavilion HDX 18.

Editor's Choice!

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HP HDX18t

 

The HDX18t has a stellar list of features. Unlike Acer with the 8920G and Toshiba with the G55-Q80w, HP had enough sense to put in an internal ATSC TV tuner. After all, the big screens are the highlight of these systems, and a tuner is just another way...

Remarkable 18.4-inch screen. Superb 1080p resolution. Desirable design and chrome interior. Integrated ATSC TV tuner. Variety of connectivity ports. Centrino 2 platform. Outstanding performance numbers

Pricey

The 18.4-inch screen will stop you in your tracks, and you'll soon realize that everything—not just the screen—screams high-end multimedia laptop.

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HP HDX18 x18-1070ee Premium Notebook PC

 

The HDX18 targets users that demand premium performance and entertainment. Is it up to the task?

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HP HDX 18t Premium Series 18" Notebook Review

 

Synopsis: HP's HDX 18t Premium Series Notebook is a mammoth 18" desktop replacement machine with a wealth of multimedia-targeted features and capabilities on board. With a stylish, glossy exterior, large keyboard area with touch-sensitive illuminated...

Product Specifications

Wrapped up in HP's Imprint pattern - "Dragon" - this sleek, powerful notebook offers a first class home theater experience, high performance computing, HP's first 18.4" display and a stylish, innovative design.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:3MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:11.3in
Height:1.7in
Weight:8.8lbs
Width:17.2in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:18.4in
Diagonal Size (metric):46.7cm
Max Resolution:1920 x 1080
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

EPEAT Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Level:EPEAT Silver

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:United States
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
Model:HDX18-1020US Premium
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Pavilion

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad

Modem

Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Type:Fax / modem

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Type:DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.26GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:P8400
Type:Core 2 Duo

RAM

Installed Size:4GB
Max Supported Size:8GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:500GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino 2
Recommended Use:Home use

Video Memory

Installed Size:512MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
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