*HP HDX18 Owners Lounge*

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  1. HDX18

    HDX18 Newbie

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    Boasting 512MB Nvidia graphics cards and true 1080p widescreen displays, the new HP HDX18 is available September 2008.

    HP today unveiled two new HDX notebook PCs for multimedia enthusiasts, including the HP HDX18 and HP HDX16 (compare specs). The HP HDX18 and HP HDX16 offer entertainment functionality such as an integrated TV tuner, Altec Lansing speakers with integrated triple bass sub-woofer and Dolby Home Theater.

    Featuring a slick titanium design and widescreen 18.4" and 16" displays with BrightView Infinity, the HP HDX18 and HP HDX16 are equipped with Nvidia GeForce 9600M GT graphics cards with 512MB dedicated video memory and HP MediaSmart software. The HP HDX18 will be pre-configured with a Blu-ray disc drive, and its screen can display full HD (1080p) content. The HP HDX16 can be configured with either a 720p or 1080p display. Both notebooks have HDMI ports, as well as built-in Wi-Fi 802.11n connectivity.

    The HP HDX18 and HP HDX16 are powered by 2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 processors, 4GB DDR2 RAM and Windows Vista Home Premium. The HP HDX18 sports a 500GB hard drive (2 x 250GB 5400 RPM), while the HP HDX16 should offer a storage capacity of 320GB.

    The HP HDX18 and HP HDX16 will be available in late September 2008, starting at $1550 and $1300, respectively.

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  2. cy007

    cy007 Notebook Deity

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    What kind of video memory does HP plan to use for the HDX16 and HDX18? DDR2 or DDR3? DDR2 doesn't seem entirely practicial for the HDX gaming series, but the fact that they only mention "512MB dedicated video memory" worries me.
     
  3. NGH

    NGH Notebook Evangelist

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    Hopefully they will also have the Nvidia 9800m GTS as an option.
     
  4. vuong05

    vuong05 Notebook Evangelist

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    This notebook looks really nice
     
  5. hasham11

    hasham11 Notebook Consultant

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    Well I dont think they r using DDR3 for the 9600M GT, if they were I think the word wud hv been around, but in order to live up with the expectations of HDX users, HP will hv to come with a better GPU, 9800M GT or sumthing with DDR3
     
  6. HDX18

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    AFAIK they are using DDR3 1066 for main RAM and GDDR3 for VRAM
     
  7. rcll

    rcll Notebook Enthusiast

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    All I see that stands out is the glass covered flush screen. Now make a double hinged 20" model and I'll buy one.

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  8. TheAtreidesHawk

    TheAtreidesHawk Notebook Deity

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    So I'm thinking that the 18' maxed out will easily approach $3,000. Especially if 9800 is offered as an option.

    Love the swirly designs on the notebook?

    And rcll are those pics of this new HDX or an older model? Personally I hate that hinge....
     
  9. NGH

    NGH Notebook Evangelist

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    The post before yours has the old 20.1" HDX pictured with the large hinge--that either you loved or couldn't imagine lugging around its over 15 pound weight and physical size. Hopefully the new 18.4" HDX pictured in the first post will be configurable with higher end CPU and GPU options that helped make the original to be known as "the Dragon."
     
  10. TheAtreidesHawk

    TheAtreidesHawk Notebook Deity

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    Thanks for the info....

    Why was the first poster banned?
     
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