HP Pavilion dv2700t Special Edition review: HP Pavilion dv2700t Special Edition

The system ran for 2 hours and 13 minutes on our DVD battery drain test, using the included six-cell battery. Our DVD battery drain test is known as being especially tough, but in anecdotal testing, we found battery life to be about the same. Apple's MacBook, by way of comparison, ran for 4.5 hours, making it a category leader.

HP includes an industry-standard one-year parts-and-labor warranty with the system. Upgrading to a three-year plan will cost an extra $199. Support is accessible through a 24-7 toll-free phone line, an online knowledge base, and driver downloads, and we've found HP's Web-based support site to be pretty good for providing easily accessible updated drivers.

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HP Pavilion dv2700t Special Edition
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1; 2.5GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T9300; 3072MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 128MB NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS; 250GB Fujitsu 5,400rpm

Toshiba Satellite M305-S4826
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1; 2.1GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T8100; 3072MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 128MB Mobile Intel 965GM Express; 250GB Toshiba 5,400rpm

Apple MacBook Core 2 Duo - 2.2GHz / 13.3 inch
OS X 10.5.1 Leopard; Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2GHz; 2,048GB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 144MB Intel GMA X3100; 160GB Fujitsu 5,400rpm

Toshiba Satellite U405-S2830
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1; 2.1GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T8100; 3072MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 358MB Mobile Intel 965GM Express; 250GB Toshiba 5,400rpm

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