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HP L2000 Special Edition Notebook Image Tour

Discussion in 'Notebook News and Reviews' started by Andrew Baxter, Jun 4, 2005.

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  1. Andrew Baxter

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    HP announced the L2000 special edition notebook a couple of weeks ago.  This notebook will carry the Lance Armstrong Foundation's LiveStrong branding.  The notebook will have the AMD 64 Turion processor (Armstrong is sponsored by AMD in his cycling endeavors) and have yellow highlights.  This notebook will be available in mid-June.

    HP L2000 Image Gallery (15 images)

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    HP L2000 General Specs

    • AMD Turion 64 processor mobile technology
    • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition or Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies
    • 14.0" High-Definition widescreen with BrightView and high-resolution options
    • ATI RADEON XPRESS 200M providing up to 128MB user-configurable UMA VRAM
    • Available LightScribe-enabled DVD R/RW drive with double-layer support
    • Integrated 54g 802.11b/g WLAN with 125HSM/SpeedBooster and BroadRange support
    • 6-in-1 digital media card reader
    • Altec Lansing stereo speakers with included earbuds
    • 1.2" thin and 5.5 lbs 

    Based on these specs taken from the HP website it seems that the L2000 will be an AMD 64 version of the current dv1000 notebook.

    For each special edition L2000 notebook sold that includes the LiveStrong insignia HP will donate $50 to the LAF organization.

     
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  2. menos

    menos Notebook Evangelist NBR Reviewer

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    Well, the image gallery is nice as usuall.
    However, it looks like the Turion in the L2000 wears the black/graphite variant of the Compaq V1000's "attire" rather than the HP's brother's, doesn't it?

    Best regards,
    Przemek

    Les absents ont toujours tort...
     
  3. luxuguy

    luxuguy Notebook Guru

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    From one of the picture I can see that the high capacity battery will be supposed to stick out a bit. This is a little bit odd when putting on your lap, isn't it ? ... but overall, I like the design ... and the yellow theme of it ... can't wait for the review ...

    ... Forever is never ...
     
  4. Artwjp

    Artwjp Notebook Consultant

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    Since this (LiveStrong L2000) is a remodel of the HP (pentium-M) dv1000 with AMD Turion 64 inside, I wonder if it still can play music CD and/or DVD w/o Windows OS booted? (a small Linux-based program customized for playing optical media)

    Definitely, we can see no more remote control embedded within/under the left palm as was found in the dv1000!
     
  5. cvd6262

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    I'm pretty sure the remote control on the dv1000 fits into the PCMCIA slot when not in use. If you look at this image:
    http://www.notebookreview.com/assets/4935.jpg
    you'll see the remote icon on the slot-filler.

    So, whether or not it plays DVDs w/o booting, I don't know, but it appears to have the remote.

    -jb

    ps - The images seem to be mockups. Notice there is no AMD or WinXP stickers. So, the actualy product may vary.
     
  6. cvd6262

    cvd6262 Newbie

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    A quick compare between this pic:
    http://www.notebookreview.com/assets/4930.jpg

    and this one:
    http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom/press_kits/2004/digitalexplaunch/images/v2000.jpg

    Show that the HP L2000 is actually a revised Compaq v2000 case.

    Unfortunately, the L2000 lacks the quickplay movie and music buttons above the F4 and F5 keys that the dv1000 has. So it appears no instant DVD playback.
     
  7. Artwjp

    Artwjp Notebook Consultant

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    Hi jb,

    Thank you for the side-by-side pictures of the Compaq v2000 and the forthcoming HP L2000.

    I was mislead to think that the HP LiveStrong L2000 is an AMD Turin64-based remodel of the HP dv1000, and apparently it's not.

    So, choosing between the Compaq v2000 and the HP LiveStrong L2000 is purely based on the processors (Pentium M vs Turion 64) and the styles, but not the functionalities and pratical features light weight and sizes.

    Since the L2000 is not yet available, can anyone compare the quality and the usefulness of the Compaq v2000 and the HP dv1000? Both are of similar dimensions (14" widescreen, etc) and weight!
     
  8. cvd6262

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    I went and had a look at the local Best Buy yesterday. The v200 does not have a remote control. Of course, the guy who worte this review bought both the dv1000 and the v2000

    http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=2077&review=compaq+v2000+hp+dv1000

    From my viewing at the store, I can vouch that the dv1000's screen does solarize at less of an angle, but I don't think it would be that much of a problem.

    Also, I talked to the guy at Circuit City and he had heard about the LiveStrong edition, but didn't knwo much. CC's in-house ordering system has v2000's with Turino already (which you cannot find online, even from Compaq's site), and we put in everything the LiveStrong would have and it came to about $1200. Granted, this was from a brick and mortor store, and every other HP/Compaq lappy they had was about $200 over what you would pay on the site.

    I built a v2000 on Compaq's site with a Pentium M 1.6GHz, 512MB RAM, 60GB HDD, combo drive, wireless, and a 12 cell battery for $1,025. The Turino's supposed to be cheaper than the PM.

    -jb
     
  9. AMDemon

    AMDemon Notebook Evangelist

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    This is probably a very stupid question, but I had to ask...What's holding the notebook up:

    http://www.notebookreview.com/assets/4931.jpg

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    12cell battery
     
  10. cvd6262

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    I believe that is the optional 12-cell battery.

    Apparently the HP DV1000, which is a cousin to the Compaq v2000 upon which this model is based, has a battery that only fills two-thirds the length of the box. If this is the case on this L2000 as well, the 12-cell battery could be awkward.
     
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    Does this support dual channel? Cannot find any info on this or the v2000 supporting dual channel.
     
  12. XStylus

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    It appears that the L2000 is now available for order on HP's website.

    Also, I noticed a new upcoming model listed at a retail store I work at. The unit is a Compaq v2311us, and it is basically a v2000 series Turion. The datasheet for this new model is available on HP's website. They also list a v2312us which is more or less the same unit with a DVD burner. The v2311us will be arriving in my store on this Saturday's shipment so it'll be interesting to play with it and see what the battery life is. Here's the specs:

    MSRP: $899.99

    Turion ML-28 (1.6ghz)
    512mb of Memory (2x256mb)
    14" WXGA Brightview screen
    DVD-ROM/CD-RW Combo Drive
    60gb 4200rpm hard drive
    ATI Radeon XPress 200M
    6-in-1 digital media reader
    54g WiFi with 125HSM/Speedbooster
    Weighs 5.4 lbs.

    It's interesting to note that an identically equipped version of the L2000 would run $925 (the $25 extra is for the Brightview screen). However, this is balanced by the fact that the L2000 has a 5400rpm drive instead of a 4200rpm. This means that the $50 donation HP is giving for every sale isn't in the form of a hidden markup (unless you count the L2000's lack of rebates).

    Quite a pretty unit the L2000 is, and I'm tempted to order one. However, if there were a dv1000 Turion with the Quickplay feature I'd order one in a cold minute. I'm itching to use an hpshopping.com $25 coupon code I found too (SV2055), in addition to the student discount.
     
  13. impeachme2

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    Well, I ordered an HP L2000 today. Here is what I ordered:

    Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home

    Processor AMD Turion 64 ML-37 (2.0GHz/1MB L2 Cache)
    **upgrade from ML-28 (1.6GHz/512KB L2 Cache), $125

    Display 14.0 WXGA BrightView Widescreen (1280x768)
    **upgrade from non-brightview, $25

    Graphics Card ATI RADEON(R) XPRESS 200M w/productivity ports

    Memory 512MB DDR SDRAM (1x512MB)
    **upgrade from 2 dimms, well worth the extra $25

    Hard Drive 60 GB 5400 RPM Hard Drive

    Primary CD/DVD Drive DVD/CD-RW Combo Drive

    Networking 54g(TM) Integ. Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN & Bluetooth
    **upgrade from non bluetooh w/ 125HSM/SpeedBooster, n will replace b/g hopefully soon, so might as well have bluetooth integrated, a mere $19

    Primary Battery 12 Cell Lithium Ion Battery
    **upgrade from 6 cell, adds weight and size (12 cell shown in OPs pictures), $25

    SUBTOTAL: $1118.00
    STUDENT DISCOUNT 6%: -$67.08
    COUPON SV2055: -$25.00
    TAX IN FLORIDA: $0.00
    SHIPPING: $0.00
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    TOTAL: $1025.92

    Not too bad, this will replace my king sized R4000Z with an AMD Athlon 64 3800+. I hope I'm not sacrificing too much performance. I ordered by phone to receive the student discount (simply ask). Quick and easy process, I recommend ordering over the phone, as they don't ask for any verification of being a student, other than a school email address (which is used to send order information). I'm wondering if they would accept any email address as the school email address, but it's probably a gamble. Well, if a better deal comes around, I have 30 days to ship it back. It better run nice, specifically with x64........
     
  14. impeachme2

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    Well, what I meant was that if I kept my internal card with bluetooth, and got a PCMIA 802.11n adapter, I'll still have bluetooth. I'm not clear on the upgradeability of laptop components, specifically wireless cards. Can the be upgraded of they are internal? Also, the 2nd slot on many HP and compaqs (not the pcmia), what is that? What can it be used for?
     
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    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">Networking 54g(TM) Integ. Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN & Bluetooth
    **upgrade from non bluetooh w/ 125HSM/SpeedBooster, n will replace b/g hopefully soon, so might as well have bluetooth integrated, a mere $19
    <hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote">

    I hate to tell you this, but the Bluetooth adapter you ordered is part of the B/G WiFi card. If you replace it with an 802.11N card in the future, your Bluetooth also goes buh-bye (unless you get another card that has both N and Bluetooth). ^^;;;
     
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    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">Originally posted by impeachme2
    [br]Well, what I meant was that if I kept my internal card with bluetooth, and got a PCMIA 802.11n adapter, I'll still have bluetooth. I'm not clear on the upgradeability of laptop components, specifically wireless cards. Can the be upgraded of they are internal? Also, the 2nd slot on many HP and compaqs (not the pcmia), what is that? What can it be used for?
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    WiFi cards are internal, but can be removed as easily as a memory chip.

    I have no idea what you're referring to by "2nd slot", so I'll just have to a guess. There's a 2nd hatch under most laptops which is a MiniPCI slot. There aren't many MiniPCI devices out there except WiFi cards, so that's what they're usually used for.

     
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    The second slot is for the next generation pcmcia known as the card54 or expresscard slot. None are made in this blazing fast format yet, but this is YET another great feature to ensure your new system is future-proof.

    Concerning the integrated wireless, my best guess is that it's replaceable, too...But, I'm sure someone more knowledgable, like Miner or Brianstretch, will chime in shortly with a solid confirmation.

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    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">Originally posted by AMDemon
    [br]The second slot is for the next generation pcmcia known as the card54 or expresscard slot. None are made in this blazing fast format yet, but this is YET another great feature to ensure your new system is future-proof.
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    This is news to me. I've never heard of that kind of slot, and it's my job to be on the up and up about laptops. Does the L2000 support it?
     
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    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">Originally posted by XStylus
    [br]<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">Originally posted by AMDemon
    [br]The second slot is for the next generation pcmcia known as the card54 or expresscard slot. None are made in this blazing fast format yet, but this is YET another great feature to ensure your new system is future-proof.
    <hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote">

    This is news to me. I've never heard of that kind of slot, and it's my job to be on the up and up about laptops. Does the L2000 support it?

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    Nope, thus far the L2k will not have a slot for this.

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  20. vorgusa

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    More than likely you will not be able to upgrade the internal wireless card to wireless-n since it would probably require more antennas, I had an old dell with an internal wireless b and it would not use an internal wireless g card and those are much more similar to each other than g and n will be.
    impeachme2 when do you think you will end up getting the computer? I am curious if the 12 cell batter will be a lot bigger than the standard one.
     
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