This is an owners thread only. Posts should be limited to discussions among those who have already purchased a notebook. This shouldn't be a place to post "Should I buy this?" and "What configuration should I get?" questions.
Just wondering why we do not have one, I placed an order on the 29th of november. They shipped my notebook out yesterday..
Just thought it would be nice to have an owners lounge, something to read on my free time!
FREE Upgrade to Genuine Windows XP Media Center!!
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo processor T7200 (2.0 GHz)
Display 14.1" WXGA BrightView Widescreen (1280x800)
Graphics Card 128MB NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) Go 7200
Personalization HP Imprint Finish + Microphone + Webcam
Memory 512MB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm)
Hard Drive 100GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
Primary CD/DVD Drive Super Multi 8X DVD+/-R/RW w/Double Layer Support
Networking Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network w/Bluetooth
TV & Entertainment Experience No TV Tuner w/remote control
Primary Battery 6 Cell Lithium Ion Battery
Productivity Software Microsoft(R) Works/Money
Accessories HP Mobile Remote Control
How do you all like yours so far? I cant wait to get mine!
Last edited by joystik; 11th December 2006 at 02:03 AM.
Reason: added some rules
Looks like you put together a nice one. The one thing you're probably going to find yourself doing is searching for a 12-cell battery on eBay once you get your laptop. The battery life on the 6-cell is pretty poor and it's good to have a 12-cell as a back up. You can get a brand new OEM HP 12-cell for ~$120 there. I ordered my 3rd DV2000T one day ahead of yours, and should have it at my door tomorrow or tuesday. It had been a combination of bad luck, poor HP service performance, and some questionable build quality that has had me go through 2 of these laptops already. However, after the first one and again after the second one, I had the choice of going with a different notebook, but each time I looked at the competition again and the pavilion was so much better in my eyes I just had to give them another shot. It's a nice computer, I just wish HP would take some of their consumer's comments to heart and maybe come up with a version 2, it would be pretty easy to perfect the notebook from what they're starting with.
#1 (core duo 1.73, 1gb): ordered a week before the Vista upgrade program was announced, came with a SEC screen that was not happy with.
#2 (core duo 1.73, 2gb): one of the 3 battery latches was broken out of the box, causing the battery to wiggle around excessively. Had a nice AUO screen, and I noticed I could not get my computer to come close to using 50% of the RAM. Sent back to service to take care of the latch issue, changed repair time from 3-5 days to over 2 weeks, I requested they mail it back to be unrepaired, which they did several days later, not taking any time to properly pack my mint condition laptop and causing it to become scratched up on the return trip. Returned on day 20 of the 21 day return policy for a refund.
#3 (core 2 duo 1.83, 1GB) Ordered this one from costco because of the close call with HP's return policy last time. Hopefully 3rd times the charm for me.
Hmm, thanks for the reply...hmm... he requested a qds and acutually got it? I should have ordered over the phone too then.. Ill just wait to see what i have.. its a bad SEC ill return it for sure.
4cdFed. 2 hours of battery life does sound pretty bad.. but i usually run my laptops plugged in... so i probablly wont need the extra 12 cell. Hope you get a good one this time, let us know how it goes.
LOL you are so lucky, if you were one day laate.. you would have been stuck with it.
I didn't request a specific manufacturer, but when I ordered my 2nd computer over the phone, I told the guy that if they send me another SEC it's coming right back to them immediately, and he said "we'll see what we can do then." Costco's price was a hair more compared to hpshopping.com with my APP discount... until I added on the 2 year extended express repair, which was like half off what HP wanted for it.
any of you have the touch pad issue? I have been reading reviews all over the net, and seems like there are a good amount of defected touchpads.. so sad to hear, the dv2000t has a buncha problems.
The synaptic software included with the Dv2000 gives you infinite control over how the touchpad operates, even allowing you to counteract environmental factors. A lot of peoples complaints can be resolved by adjusting the settings here. The majority of the complaints about the touchpad are in regards to the glossy material it is made out of, which honestly you get used to after a while.
I just wanted to toss my hat into the ring as a proud new owner of a dv2000t notebook and to just say how much I love this laptop! It's actually an early Christmas present from my grandparents. What's interesting is that I previously owned a zv5000 series HP notebook and loved it at the time I had it, but when I saw how light and more feature-rich this notebook was, I decided to sell my zv5000 notebook and get this dv2000t. I just got mine 2 days ago from Sam's Club after shopping around for the best price. I went to Best Buy, Circuit City, CompUSA to check and actually found different model variants. Circuit City had the dv2120us model ($1049) with the AMD Turion 64 X2 processor, CompUSA had the dv2050us ($1099), which I believe had the Intel Centrino Duo processor, and the one I got from Sam's Club, the dv2174cl, was by far an absolute steal for only $838!! It was not stripped down, it was actually very feature rich, here are the specs:
HP Pavilion Entertainment Notebook PC, Model dv2174cl
AMD Turion 64 X2 Mobile Technology 1.6 GHz processor
Integrated 1.3 MP Webcam w/ intergrated microphones
14.1" WXGA High-Definition BrightView Widescreen display (1280x800)
120 GB hard drive
1 GB DDR SDRAM
nVidia GeForce Go 6150 graphics card (128 MB shared memory)
LightScribe Super Multi 8X DVD+RW w/ Double Layer Support
802.11 b/g WLAN
5-in-1 Digital Media Reader
ExpressCard/54 PC Card Slot
3 USB ports
6 cell LiIon battery
Weight 5.3 lbs
Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
Windows Vista Premium Ready
All that for $838!!!!! You can't go wrong with that!! So far, I love this notebook, no problems whatsoever, although the touchpad is a little slick at first, but I think I've gotten used to it. The overall outside of the notebook is very nice, but very prone to fingerprints, thank God for the terry cloth they included with it Overall, the small size, lightweight and abundant features were a major selling point for me and I'm glad to be a part of the dv2000t owners family :P
Ah, sounds great man, thanks for sharing your experiences. I cant wait for mine, i will get it in a few days hopefully. 838, is really cheap, expecially with the 120gb hd..lightscribe and all that.
I really love the design of the notebook, the size and weight too. I've owned a 17", 15.4", and a 12.1". The 12.1" gets too small at times, and the other two are just too heavy to carry around daily. The price on the dv2000t/z is unbeatable too. I think its one of the best looking 14.1" around, atleast for the money.
By the way what screen mfg did you get and how do you like it?