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The HDX18 is a 18" home theater laptop from HP aimed at consumers who want a transportable PC that can do it all.

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Pros

full 1080p support on a large screen

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a quality sound system to replace the usual tinny laptop speakers

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an affordable base model

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gamer-grade video card

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Cons

poor battery life

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very large and heavy

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The HDX18 is a 18" home theater laptop from HP aimed at consumers who want a transportable PC that can do it all. Released in the middle of September 2008, the HDX18 features a full 1080p resolution of 1920 x 1080, Altec Lancing speakers with an included subwoofer, a 9500M graphics card from Nvidia, support for two hard disk drives, a high end Intel processor and 4gb of DDR2 ram. With prices starting at a rather reasonable $1549, the HDX18 is a powerhouse capable of high quality gaming, watching, and creating. Weighing in at 8.9 pounds, the unit has yet to be tested for battery life - but don't expect much, even with its large 8-cell.

Features
  • Processor & RAM: (up to) Intel Core 2 Duo T9400, 4GB DDR2
  • Video: 18" 16:9 screen, 1920 x 1080, powered by the Nvidia 9500M (512MB dedicated VRAM)
  • Audio: Altec Lancing sound system incl. embedded subwoofer
  • Connectivity: Gigabit Ethernet, 56k modem, 802.11 A/B/G/N
  • Storage & Optical: 2 x 250GB (2.5" SATA), DVD R/W or BluRay
  • Expansion & Ports: 3 x USB 2.0; FireWire; eSATA/USB combo port; VGA out; HDMI out; card reader (SD, MMC, MS, MS Pro, xD)
  • Battery: 8-cell
  • Dimensions & Weight: 436 x 286 x 33.7 mm, 8.9 lbs (4,06 kg)
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