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    Default Re: HP Pavilion dv5z Review

    Any word on the Crossfire?

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    Default Re: HP Pavilion dv5z Review

    Quote Originally Posted by adwilk1231 View Post
    Any word on the Crossfire?
    No. I'm thinking if HP had intended to support it, then they would have marketed the laptop as being capable of such.
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    Default Re: HP Pavilion dv5z Review

    Quote Originally Posted by sr.agent.riot View Post
    I purchased this laptop from HP, CTO. It did have an active Firewire port.
    Where is the port? Looking at the photos in this review, there's none on the chassis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by highlandsun View Post
    Where is the port? Looking at the photos in this review, there's none on the chassis.
    The one they got may have been a review sample; I don't know. What I do know is that I had firewire in my Dv5z. It was under the left wrist rest, next to the expresscard port.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sr.agent.riot View Post
    The one they got may have been a review sample; I don't know. What I do know is that I had firewire in my Dv5z. It was under the left wrist rest, next to the expresscard port.
    That's great news and I hope that other users get that feature as well. It didn't make any sense why our notebook didn't have it when the dv5t does ... and that's the same notebook just with an Intel processor and either Intel or NVIDIA graphics.

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    Default Re: HP Pavilion dv5z Review

    I just bought the notebook and so far really like it (after 3 hours of poking around :P). In the beginning I was skeptical about its design, preferring the older models, but this one quickly won me over.

    the HD3200 is definitely very good but the screen and overall feel of the notebook are just incredible.

    thanks for the review! it really helped make my decision. I haven't had a problem with the battery life (should take me to 3 hours i reckon) but maybe thats a processor thing...I'm running the Athlon. This turns out to be the only negative of my system I think. Not sure if it makes a huge difference or if it generates extra heat but I wish I'd gone with a Turion. All in all a good system and well worth the price.

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    Default Re: HP Pavilion dv5z Review

    Jerry, can you confirm through your contacts that it does indeed have a firewire port, and maybe update the review?
    Checking the specs at hp.com, it says:
    I/O ports
    4 Universal Serial Bus (4th shared with eSATA port), 1 Consumer IR (Remote Receiver),HDMI 1.3 connector, Microphone in, 1 Expansion Port 3 Connector, 1 RJ -45 (LAN), 1 VGA
    So no mention of firewire anywhere.

    Quote Originally Posted by sr.agent.riot View Post
    The one they got may have been a review sample; I don't know. What I do know is that I had firewire in my Dv5z. It was under the left wrist rest, next to the expresscard port.
    I wonder if that's the ESata port.
    EDIT: Looking at the pic on the review, that does look like a firewire port.
    Last edited by invisible; 24th July 2008 at 10:50 PM.

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    Default Re: HP Pavilion dv5z Review

    look at the review picture that has the express card spot - and then look right next to it. You can clearly see where the firewire port is supposed to be on the model, so it looks it should come with the laptop. Maybe it only comes if the laptop is upgraded to the 3450?

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    Default Re: HP Pavilion dv5z Review

    Does anyone know if DV5t with Intel Core 2 Duo has a better battery life?

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    Default Re: HP Pavilion dv5z Review

    Quote Originally Posted by Don Quixote View Post
    Does anyone know if DV5t with Intel Core 2 Duo has a better battery life?
    I just recently read a dv5t review, stating that they got well over three
    hours during their battery life tests. This is definitely better than the
    results posted on this site for the dv5z.

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