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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. mikec

    mikec Notebook Evangelist

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    As far as battery life, the DV1000 with Intel is going to have better battery life. But for specific tasks, (ex. viewing a DVD, copying data, number crunching), it will vary.

    The optical spindle (DVD drive) takes a lot of battery; it will be interesting to compare times of viewing a movie from a DVD drive vs. an ISO image from the hard drive. Again, another test I will do.
     
  2. blksnake

    blksnake Notebook Consultant

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    Hi all,
    I'm typing this message on the new HP L2000 Livestrong special edition notebook. It just arrived at a local CompUSA.

    The picture below accurately portraits the height of the 12-cell extended battery. I compared the weight of the L2000 to a HP DV1000 notebook with the 6-cell battery installed and they felt identical. I found the raised keyboard made it easier to type as well.

    The Livestrong messaging was tastefully placed and does not distract.
    [​IMG]
     
  3. Artwjp

    Artwjp Notebook Consultant

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    Please post more of your first-hand experience with the L2000.
     
  4. rally1

    rally1 Notebook Enthusiast NBR Reviewer

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    I stopped in CUSA but the manager didn't have any to show yet (compusa.com says they have them in stock). But he added they will have a big endcap display, and the guy from AMD will be in the store Sunday to set it up.
    I just want to see it in person so I can tell if the yellow crap comes off. :cool:
     
  5. Rahul

    Rahul I joined NBR in January 2005, how time flies!

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    Battery life sure sounds disappointing with the Turion. :(
    How is the performance though compared to a Pentium M?
     
  6. Trauty86

    Trauty86 Newbie

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    This looks like it is a theme with HP. They don't
    have the Mobile Pentiums available, and they
    don't have the low-watt Turion available. This
    is even more disheartening when you consider
    the low-watt Turion runns 2 watts lower, however
    that will manifest, and it is only $30 more than
    the 35 watt chip. HP is trying to offer greater
    choice, but they still don't make available
    every part that is on the market.
     
  7. chen

    chen Notebook Deity

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    I was wondering if u buy the L2000 from CompUSA, will the notebook come with both 6 and 12 cell battery or just 12-cell cuz the thing looks better with 6-cell and i would be happy if it comes with both 6 and 12 cell.
     
  8. renoguy

    renoguy Notebook Geek

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    They have the L2000 in stock now at CompUSA.

    It's pretty much fully loaded with 1GB RAM and a 100GB hard drive. The after rebate price of $1250 is about $43 cheaper than HP's online price, but HP doesn't charge sales tax for most states and shipping is free, so it's still cheaper to buy from HP, if you don't mind waiting a couple of weeks.

    Also, the HP RAM is overpriced, and the 100GB hard drive is just 4200RPM. I'd rather have a 5400RPM 80 GB drive. So that's another reason to buy from HP and get your extra RAM from newegg.com (maybe even get a 100GB, 5400RPM drive from newegg).

    I took a look at the notebook and it's nice. The yellow lettering I could do without, but it's not too obnoxious and it looks like it wont rub off. The screen is nice and bright. It does get warm right under the touch pad, but not hot.

    It comes with just the 12 cell battery, and not a 6 cell. And I agree that I wish they would offer the MT versions of the Turion. That would probably add another 1/2 hour of battery life with a 6 celll battery. My guess is the MT is not yet being shipped by AMD, because I don't see any notebooks with it out there yet. Averatec is supposed to ship one this month, so I'm guessing HP will offer the MT versions in a month or so.

    The ML Turino is 35 Watts, the MT 25 Watts, and the Centrino Sonoma 27 Watts, so the MT should get similar battery life. The older 400MHZ FSB Centrinos were I think 21 Watts.

    So far as speed goes, I've seen several comparisions and the Centrino is most always faster than the Turion at the same clock speed (at least the 533FSB Sonoma version Centrino). But the Turion is close, and obviously it can run 64 bit applications. Does anyone know if there is any 64 bit software out there, and is Windows XP 64 bit available?
     
  9. AMDemon

    AMDemon Notebook Evangelist

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    Yet another reason not to go thru CompUSA is that you're able to get add'l discounts through HpShopping like APP or EPP, there's a couple of insignificant coupon codes floating around....AND, they'll refund any price changes for upto 30 days following delivery of your notebook.
     
  10. chen

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    :hp: For gaming performance, dv1000 or L2000
     
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