HP HDX X16-1280EA reviews and prices: 16" Laptop computer

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This laptop is a good all rounder.

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8.4 out of 10 based on 13 reviews.
HP HDX X16-1280EA with Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 2.4 GHz Dual Core Processor, 4GB of Memory and 400GB Storage on Windows Vista Home Premium. Blu-ray combo See full product description

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Mussie, London

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Beautifully designed, powerful performance and so many extras
Bad points:
Battery life, 64bit windows vista
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 5.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 29 Aug 2009

london, james

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
only one bad point other wise good in all aspects
Bad points:
windows vista
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 5.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 29 Aug 2009

Kathy,

Score 1.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
ordered it - paid for it - then was told next day it didn't exist anymore!! Now you're asking me to review something I never had and doesn't exist???
Overall rating 1.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 28 Sep 2011

Mark, South London / Mitcham Creative Design / Adobe,

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
The features on this laptop are fantastic. I mainly use it for design and web development, so I need to switch between programs quickly without any lag. This laptop does this whilst maintaining a HD resolution. The digital HD TV tuner is a nice bonus with crystal clear pictures. Some people may think the battery life on this is poor, though I think 1hr 30mins isnt that bad for a laptop of this performance and size. The keyboard keys are good quality as some of the other laptops out there have cheap quality feel to the keys. The smart remote control is very cool and works well.
Bad points:
The reflectivity on the screen is terrible. If you intend to use this laptop outside whilst in the garden its a no. The normal day sunlight makes it impossible to view. Though I did talk to HP about this and they say and quote "I understand that you are experiencing difficulties using the glossy screen on your HP laptop.

Actually all HP and Compaq notebooks offer HP’s exclusive BrightView technology. BrightView improves the contrast and clarity of your notebook display so colors are brighter and images come to life. The only downside to this technology is that under certain lighting conditions you might experience glare on your laptop. This problem is, in fact, not limited to HP's BrightView technology alone, but is equally prevalent in all the modern glossy screen technologies like Sony's Xbrite, Dell's TrueLife technology etc.

Regarding the solution to the glare related difficulties you are facing at present, the only suggestion we can make is that you try to use some anti glare laptop screen filter. The following links will help you locate a couple of companies which sell these kind of filters"

Though saying this my last laptop Sony Vaio FS285H I used to be able to work out in the garden with no problem of glare. Neverless its a great kit and definately recommend it for indoor use. Anyway who actually goes in the garden and works on the laptop :) Hope that helps prospective buyers!!
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 28 Aug 2009

Chris, London/Richmond General home user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Strong Performer - can operate several applications at once with ease - even in power save mode if there is not too much graphical work required. As powerful as many a desktop!
Nice screen
Fingerprint reader suprisingly good - never type my password anymore!
Plenty of ports and feature rich device
Bad points:
The Vista OS is not the best but that's nothing to do with the laptop hardware
The wireless is not as well integrated and seemless as the rest of it - few issues with the intel 5100 wireless chipset - would be nicer if HP made a decent wireless front end than fall back to the Windows one (which is rubbish)
Battery Life - had to purchase a 12-cell battery to get better up time off the power supply
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 5.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 7.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 6.0
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Confirmed purchase: 19 Oct 2009

Confirmed purchaser

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Great features, Nice useable keyboard with NumPad, Nice sound, well made and great display, Dedicated Graphics card, Web Cam, general spec for price is good.
Bad points:
All the crap software that HP install on their laptops(but so do dell and others) But a simple reformat or unistall puts it back to noramal and gets rid of all the resource hogging rubbish.
Overall rating 10.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 17 Aug 2009

Kenneth, Business user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Fantastic latop brimming with features: 2.4Ghz dual core, 4gb ddr3 1080p 16" screen with bluray remote control DVBT
Bad points:
1) It can get a bit toasty under full CPU / GPU load, the remote control / pcmcia slot can get very hot from the GPU: remember to wedge a book so the side corner is anyways raised.

2) the touch button lights cant be turned off and there is poor windows 7 drivers for the bass/trebble control.
Overall rating 10.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 Feb 2012

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 16
Screen Resolution (pixels) 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Operating system Windows Vista Home Premium
RAM (Gigabytes) 4
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 400
Number of cores Dual
Processor brand Intel
Processor series Core 2 Duo
Processor number P8600
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 2.4
Number of USB ports 4
Connections Wireless
Connections Bluetooth
Connections Firewire
Built-in disc drive Blu-ray combo
Card reader 5 in 1 Card Reader
Weight (kg) 3.35
Graphics card brand nVidia
Graphics card model number GeForce GT 130M
Graphics card memory (Megabytes) 1024
Type of hard drive Hard Disk Drive
Chipset brand Intel
Remote control Yes
Aspect ratio 16:9
Release date 2009-05-14
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Manufacturer's Description

Overview
Wrapped in a stunning Titanium design and featuring Microsoft Windows Vista® Home Premium or Microsoft Windows Vista® Home Basic, the powerful 16-inch HP HDX entertainment notebook PC offers a unique digital lifestyle

Features

  • Featuring genuine Windows Vista® Home Basic or genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium for superior digital entertainment and advanced features
  • Featuring a striking Titanium design “HP Imprint Finish Fluid”, this 16-inch with BrightView Infinity Display HP HDX notebook PC is sure to attract attention
  • Enjoy a home theater experience with Blu-Ray Disc, Altec Lansing® speakers with integrated sub-woofer and with Dolby Home Theater. Create and edit your own videos using HP MediaSmart software, and watch them on the vivid Full HD (1080p) display
  • Incredible performance combined with unique features like powerful discrete graphics and HP MediaSmart software make it easy to share, communicate and interact
  • Protect your digital lifestyle with local backup with the e-sata connector, free-fall disk protection with HP protectSmart and the built-in fingerprint reader

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