If 12 is too small and 14 too big, HP now has a laptop to sell you. With the Pavilion dv3500t, the company has slotted a 13-inch model into its already crowded laptop lineup. The dv3500t features a choice of four Intel Core 2 Duo processors (up to the T9400), up to 8GB of RAM, a 512MB Nvidia GeForce 9300M GS graphics card, and up to a 400GB hard drive. The 13.3-inch display features a 1280x800 resolution, and an LED-backlit display is offered for an added $100, which HP indicates will shave nearly a half pound off the system's 4.1-pound weight. Unlike most of HP's laptops, the Pavilion dv3500 does not offer a parallel AMD version (a dv3500z, say, to the Intel-based dv3500t).
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The $999 baseline configuration features a Core 2 Duo T5800 CPU, 2GB of RAM, GeForce 9300M GS graphics, and a 160GB hard drive. Look for our review of the retail $1,199 HP Pavilion dv3510nr later this month.
HP now sells 12-, 13-, 14-, 15-, 16-, 17-, and 18-inch laptops. Add the 9-inch