HP Pavilion dv3t now available for $799


It kind of looks like the dv2 that Devin has for review, but it’s slightly chunkier, if only a smidge. The dv3t (wth does the ‘t’ stand for?) is now available from HP with a starting price of $799. The 13.3-inch notebook measures in at 1.25 inches thick and weighs in at 4.93 lbs and is being marketed as an entertainment notebook with its 16:9 HD (1280×800) screen.

Under the hood lies an Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0GHz proc (T6400), which can be upgraded all the way up to a 2.66GHz proc (T9550). No SSD for this bad boy so you’ll have to pick between a 320GB or 500GB HDD. There’s a 250GB HDD, but you get the 320GB drive as a free upgrade. All three are 5400RPM models. RAM up to 8GB, but you get 3GB to begin with. Graphics are handled by an Intel 4500MHD and an Nvidia GeForce G 105M with 512MB of dedicated memory.

It comes with a 6-cell battery that should last up to four hours, but you’re probably better off with the 9-cell that lasts up to seven. Per the usual, a webcam is on board as well as a combo Wireless-N mini-card with Bluetooth if that’s what you’re into. Otherwise you can opt for a Wireless-G with Bluetooth or either without Bluetooth. Optional HP Mobile Broadband cards are available from Verizon or AT&T.

Other notables include an HDMI 1.3b port and SRS Premium Sound enhanced Altec Lansing speakers. This can all be yours for around $1000 based on HP’s recommended setup, which is usually what you want anyway. Oh, it comes in “Espresso Black” or “Moonlight White.”

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