HP Pavilion dv9500t review: HP Pavilion dv9500t

HP backs the Pavilion dv9500t with an industry-standard one-year warranty; the cost to extend the term to three years with express service is a reasonable $200. Toll-free telephone support is available 24-7 during your warranty period, and the HP support Web site includes one of our favorite support features: real-time chat with a tech rep. If you want to troubleshoot problems yourself, you can search through the site's thorough, FAQ database.

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System configurations:

Gateway E-475M
Windows Vista Business; 2.2GHz Intel Core Duo T7500; 2,048MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 256MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD2300; 100GB Hitachi 7,200rpm

HP Pavilion dv9000z
Windows Vista Ultimate (64-bit), AMD Turion 64 X2 Mobile TL-64 2.2GHz , 2048MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz, Nvidia Geforce Go 7600, 120GB Seagate ST912082 2AS 5,400rpm

HP Pavilion dv9500t
Windows Vista Home Premium; 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T7300; 2,048MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 256MB Nvidia GeForce 8600M GS; 120GB Western Digital Scorpio 5,400rpm / 80GB Western Digital Scorpio 5,400rpm

Intel Santa Rosa whitebook
Windows Vista Ultimate; 2.4GHz Intel Core Duo T7700; 1,024MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 256MB Mobile Intel 945GM Express; 80GB Hitachi 7,200rpm

Lenovo ThinkPad R61
Windows Vista Business; 2.2GHz Intel Core Duo T7500; 2,048MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 128MB Nvidia Quadro NVS 140M; 100GB Hitachi 7,200rpm

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    HP Pavilion dv9500t

    Part Number: RL653AV23623 Released: May 9, 2007

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    Quick Specifications See All

    • Release date May 9, 2007
    • Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium
    • Installed Size 1 GB
    • Weight 7.7 lbs
    • Optical Drive DVD±RW (+R DL) / DVD-RAM
    • Graphics Processor Intel GMA X3100
    • CPU Intel Core 2 Duo T7100 / 1.8 GHz