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HP Pavilion HDX949NR 20-inch Laptop (2.10 GHz Intel Centrino Core 2 Duo T8100 Processor, 4 GB RAM, 320 GB Hard Drive, Blu Ray Drive, Vista Premium) B

alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the keyboard and design are generally positive. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are mixed comments on the reliability and energy efficiency. Some have doubts about the portability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP Pavilion HDX949NR 20-inch Laptop (2.10 GHz Intel Centrino Core 2 Duo T8100 Processor, 4 GB RAM, 320 GB Hard Drive, Blu Ray Drive, Vista Premium) B is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of HP Pavilion HDX949NR 20-inch Laptop (2.10 GHz Intel Centrino Core 2 Duo T8100 Processor, 4 GB RAM, 320 GB Hard Drive, Blu Ray Drive, Vista Premium) B from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on

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This summary is based on the products: HP Pavilion HDX949NR 20-inch Laptop (2.10 GHz Intel Centrino Core 2 Duo T8100 Processor, 4 GB RAM, 320 GB Hard Drive, Blu Ray Drive, Vista Premium) BHP Pavilion HDX949NR 20-inch Laptop (2.10 GHz Intel Centrino Core 2 Duo T8100 Processor, 4 GB RAM, 320 GB Hard Drive, Blu Ray Drive, Vista Premium) Bl

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Battery strong as DEATH ITSELF, lol....


It's a shame that none will ever read this VERY late review of a product that Newegg hasn't stocked in over 2 years:) And yet, I was compelled to leave it.... What an AMAZING piece of work from an otherwise generally mediocre pc maker.... If you find...

I just wanted to talk about my amazing battery life! I have owned this for over 2.5 years, and the battery, which was already ridiculously strong on a size vs. size ratio, has maintained a charge so consistent that I still get over TWO FULL HOURS of...

Phhbbbbbbbbttttttttt........ Naaaah

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HP HDX9494NR - excellent product


Uninstalled most of the 3rd party "extras". HP support site lets you download the tech manuals for this monster.

Fast, clean and quite. I'm not a heavey gamer but the few I do play run nicely on this box. HP has done a fantastic job including just about everything you could need from the start. Vista 64 was not the headache I expected it to be in regards to...

Cannot find a backpack style case with all the handy extra pockets to carry it around with when I do go mobile


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HP Pavilion HDX9494NR


I will be ordering again from NEWEGG. Thanks guys for you low prices and technical help.

So far no problems. This machine is awesome and huge. I love it, it's like nothing I have ever seen. For the price you pay to NEWEGG you can not go wrong. You gotta get one so you can see for yourself


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Awesome Machine


It's big, I knew it was big, but that couldn't prepare me for the size when I received it. If you want a portable, don't get it, if you want a powerhouse, this is for you.

Screen size and resolution, graphics, blu-ray, full keyboard, so simple, everything works together, it has replaced my desktop for all work. Runs COD 4 and Crysis at 1050 with no lag. As a soldier having the HD tuner integrated saves me on plugs and...

processor could be faster, and I had to upgrade quickplay to run blu-ray profile 1.1

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28" Pavilon Laptop


This is not a game machine, but for normal work and home computing. I'd have to say aces. To heap insult to injury, this thing is extremely quiet, just not my normal pc/win experience. If u want a Mac like PC, this is the hummer. Smooth as melted butter!

Big machine, I use it as a desktop, 28 lbs is maneuverable but in comparison to what? Beautiful screen, nice sw setup, and fast enough for normal family use. No problems with software setup, which is not my normal windows experience. Kudos to HP, very...

Back breaker if your going to haul it around, and I do mean haul. This thing was so problem free that I spent hours looking for ghosts of past experience if you can call that a negative

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Flawless! Gorgeous!


Besides the delivery issue Newegg was great and I owe a SPECIAL THANKS to Melanie in Newegg's Customer Care; she helped me a lot going the extra mile to help me with a problem I had (5 eggs for her!!!). If you are thinking about buying this laptop,...

I grabbed the last one on this stock!! LOL This laptop is amazing... the screen is so bright, the quality of image is impeccable, it's just unbelievable. It also looks really futuristic and the fingerprint reader makes it even more so. Great to watch...

None really. The only little thing, and mind you it's not really a Con, is that the keyboard is a bit 'clacky'. If you're used to flat smooth silent keyboards you will feel the difference, but I don't find it necessarily bad ; One big concern is that...

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Even with the problems, I'm still giving this computer 5 stars because it really is that good! If you're trying to decide on whether to buy it, stop thinking and just do it. Once you turn this thing on, you will not regret it.

This computer is fast! I bought it to replace my slow out of date desktop and the difference is night and day! I'm playing Microsoft FSX with all setting on max and I'm still getting great frame rates. Battlefield 2 plays like a movie on max settings...

There was 1 stuck pixel when I got it, which to me is no big deal. The only other problem is the battery won't charge at all. So I'm sending it back for an exchange. Excellent customer service

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Amazing !!!!!!


Buy it, Such a great deal

Everything, great screen, fast, and does everyhting you could need it to. Very high-end feeling

The keyboard is slightly cramped, but way better when compared to most laptops. there actually isnt as much bloatware as other people have been saying as well

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For these many options for this price and for it to be portable, you need to buy it immediatley!! This is a system that will last a long time with plenty of power behind it.

This laptop is amazing!! Just bought it and got it today and booted without a problem!! The resolution is mind blowing and with the 20" screen, you have a brand new flat screen TV in your house. The Blu Ray works flawlessly and is amazing. The 4gb is...

The weight and size!! this thing is huge. Came in a big box and you are practically carrying a flat screen around. With the exception of that there is no other con!! this system is amazing

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Buying an equivalent computer from HP or otherwise would cost anywhere from $2200-2500. With the money I'm saving, I'll be upgrading the following: CPU-->T9600, HHD-->200GB 7200RPM, OS-->Vista Ultimate. With those upgrades, this thing should...

PRICE!!! Stunning screen, Blue Ray Drive works great. TV tuner and recording live tv obsoletes any need for DVR. Graphics card has handled everything I've thrown at it. Connects to TV's nicely through the HDMI port

Weight. Wasn't thrilled about the positioning of the USB ports, but with so much hardware in this thing, what do you expect. 5400 RPM HDD makes the 4GB RAM not as fast as it should be. Replacing the CPU voids the warranty with HP.....lame

Product Specifications

Wrapped up in HP's unique Imprint pattern - "Dragon" - this sleek, powerful notebook offers a first-class home theater experience, high-performance computing and HP's first 20.1-inch display.

Audio Input

Type:Stereo microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:3MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:20.1in
Diagonal Size (metric):51.1cm
Max Resolution:1680 x 1050
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes


Country Kits:United States
Model:HDX9494NR Entertainment
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Pavilion

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / QuickPlay / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:800MHz




Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Type:Fax / modem

Multimedia Functionality

TV Tuner Type:Digital and analog TV


Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Bluetooth / Ethernet / Fast 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


OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.1GHz
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:T8100
Type:Core 2 Duo


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

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:320GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino
Recommended Use:Home use
Security Devices:Fingerprint reader

Video Memory

Installed Size:512MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTS