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The Pavilion dv4t is a series of 14.1" notebook computers from Hewlett Packard.

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Trendy looks

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HDMI and ESATA ports

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Powerful WiFi

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Overheats if left on a non flat/hard surface

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The Pavilion dv4t is a series of 14.1" notebook computers from Hewlett Packard.  The processors available are Intel Core 2 Duo chips, ranging from 2 to 2.8 GHz.  The display comes standard 14.1" LCD widescreen, and includes options for the Infinity model, which stretches the display glass to the edge of the computer, and the option for LED display instead of LCD.  Other options available for the display are a webcam and an fingerprint reader.  The standard graphics card is an integrated Intel GMA X4500, with the option to upgrade to to an NVIDIA GeForce 9200M with 256MB of dedicated memory.  Wi-Fi networking is included, using the 802.11b/g standard.  The Intel WiFi Link 5100AGN is an upgrade, as is Bluetooth support.  The standard operating system is Windows Vista Home Premium (32 or 64-bit), and Vista Business and Vista Ultimate are available as upgrades.  4 USB ports are available, as well as 1 IR receiver, an HDMI 1.3 connector, and VGA output.  The standard battery is a 6-cell LiOn, and a High-Capacity version is available.  The weight of an average configuration is 5.18 lbs.

In March 2009, HP silently upgraded the series - including LED backlighting as standard, a 500GB HDD, upgrading the aging 9200M GS to the 105m, and including several new options such as an enhanced 12-cell battery, Blu-ray drive, and HDTV tuner.

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  • Processor Options:  Intel Core 2 Duo Processor P7350 (2.0GHz), Intel Core 2 Duo Processor P8400 (2.26 GHz), Intel Core 2 Duo Processor P8600 (2.4 GHz), Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T9400 (2.53 GHz), Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T9600 (2.80GHz)
  • Display Options:  14.1" LCD, with optional Infinity display / LED-backlighting (updated March 2009, LED backlighting standard)
  • RAM:  1-4 GB DDR2
  • Storage:  120-320 GB 5400RPM SATA HD (updated March 2009, 500GB 5400RPM SATA HD)
  • Graphics Adapter:  Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator X4500 , 256MB NVIDIA GeForce 9200M GS (updated March 2009, 512MB NVIDIA GeForce G 105M)
  • Wi-Fi Networking:  802.11b/g, Intel WiFi Link 5100AGN, Bluetooth Support optional
  • OS:  Windows Vista Home Premium (32 or 64-bit), Vista Business (32-bit), Vista Ultimate (64-bit)
  • Battery:  6-cell LiOn, High-Capacity 6-cell LiOn available (updated March 2009, optional 12-cell battery)
  • Weight:  5.18 lbs
  • Optional Webcam, Fingerprint Reader (updated March 2009, optional Blu-ray optical dive, HDTV tuner)
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12/22/2008 04:09

This is a horrible machine. Don't think of buying it or you make sure that you have a good weeping practice. I bought HP 1131 TX in Nov-08, looking at its trendy looks, decent specifications and moreover thinking this is an HP product (so must be decent enough to go for). But the company has been fooling its customer ignoring a major design flaw in the product. The laptop has a mild current leak all over its body as soon as the power cord is plugged in and its gets okay when the power cord is removed and operated in the battery mode. I made a complaint to HP regarding the same to which they allotted me a DOA (dead over arrival) letter, and replaced my model with a new one but seems like this is a major manufacturing flaw as the problem persists in the new replaced piece also. In fact not only in the body of laptop, you may experience the same current in your other devices like Mobile/PDA if it's connected through the laptop's USB port. The current sensation vanishes as soon as the power cord is plugged out and operated in battery mode. And to add more it has a poor battery life of 2 hrs... Please be aware that this is a mild current sensation that you might ignore at the time of purchasing, but still would recommend to check it once at the dealer place itself after plugging in the power cord and touching the corners of the screen. Make sure to roll over your hand sensitively at the back side of the screen. Still, I would strongly recommend all to explore more models before investing such heavy amount on a non sense machine.. :(

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