Exactly which new laptops will debut with Intel's Santa Rosa platform may be thein the tech world. Which is why it brings us some relief to report that at least one of the systems to be built on Santa Rosa has officially been announced.
At a morning event in Shanghai (that's evening here, thanks to the curvature of the Earth), HP revealed the Pavilion dv9500t, a follow-up to the desktop replacement
We've had a Pavilion dv9500t review unit in our Labs for a few days now and were able to run it through our suite of benchmark tests. When it came to performance, the laptop kept pace with other yet-to-be-announced Santa Rosa systems. We're most excited, though, about the Pavilion dv9500t's battery life: it lasted 2 hours, 42 minutes in our taxing DVD battery-drain tests. That's amazing for a laptop with a 17-inch screen.
We'll be posting the full review Wednesday morning, so stay tuned for the complete results.
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