6
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

CNET News Video: New HP laptop with HD-DVD player

About Video Transcript

CNET News Video: New HP laptop with HD-DVD player

2:03 /

Home users who want their laptop to double as a home entertainment center will love the high-end (and high-def) features on the HP Pavilion dv9000t.

[ Music ] ^M00:00:02 >> Hi, I'm Michele Thatcher, senior associate editor for CNET.com. And this is the HP Pavilion DVD 9000D. As you can tell, this is quite a large laptop. It's HPs flagship desktop replacement. And like all the other Pavilions it's gotten this nice redesign with this slick black lid and a silver interior. Now you'll notice that for desktop replacement, this is actually pretty thin and rather light. I definitely wouldn't want to carry it around everyday, but among other desktop replacement laptops, this is among the thinnest and lightest. I would like the resolution to be a little bit finer, but I think for most home use and most movie watching its going to be just fine. There are also handy media controls above the keyboard that have the really neat glow to them so that you can control disk playback and volume. The only complaint that I have with these is that when you press them, they do make a little audible sound. So when you're watching a movie and you just want to crank up the volume, that's a little distracting. Speaking of watching movies, this is one of the first laptops we've seen that has a built in HD DVD drive. And I definitely took that for a test drive with many, many movies. And can say that the display combined with this drive makes for really great movie watching experience. Also good for watching movies with a friend, this laptop has two headphone jacks. And one of them supports SPDIF audio output. That's the computer features. This laptop, of course a desktop replacement, has an amply sized keyboard and actually also a 10 key number pad which is handy for typing in a lot of number. The touch pad is a little bit cramped for this size of a laptop, but still very useable. And it has one of our absolute favorite features which is a touchpad on off button. So if you want to use an external mouse, you can just turn off this touch pad and that way you don't displace the cursor while you're typing. Otherwise you've got pretty much every port and connection that you'll need. And there's also this built in web cam above the display for video conferencing. I'm Michele Thatcher and this is the HP Pavilion DV 9000D. ^M00:02:01 [ Music ]

New releases

Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 brings new curves to a classic brand
1:52 March 4, 2015
Join us in Geneva to take a look at the latest concept from Bentley, a luscious two-seater coupe that just might see production.
Play video
Samsung's Z1 phone runs Tizen, not Android, to achieve low price
1:58 March 4, 2015
Come take a look at the Samsung Z1, a 4-inch phone that runs Tizen software, not Android in order to make it affordable for developing...
Play video
Porsche 911 GT3 RS: The number of the beast
4:51 March 4, 2015
More power, less weight, harder dynamics. The 911's angry sibling has arrived and it's out for victory. XCAR checks out the new GT3...
Play video
Comparison shopping for baby gear
0:59 March 4, 2015
Whether you're an expectant parent, new parent or just trying to purchase a baby gift for a friend, wading through the thousands of...
Play video
The McLaren 675LT is simply devilish
1:30 March 4, 2015
The McLaren 675LT builds upon the McLaren 650 with better aerodynamics, less weight and a diabolical 666 horsepower.
Play video
Better than Touch ID? Check out Vkansee's optical fingerprint scanner
1:13 March 3, 2015
Clean or dirty, wet or dry, this highly tuned fingerprint scanner promises to outdo Apple's ho-hum tech with a far higher resoluti...
Play video
Koenigsegg Regera
1:27 March 3, 2015
Swedish supercar maker Koenigsegg rolled out the Regera at the 2015 Geneva auto show -- and it just might be the most powerful plug-in...
Play video
Nvidia Shield
2:59 March 3, 2015
The Nvidia Shield offers gamers an affordable, high-performance set-top box that combines the best of Android TV and Nvidia's own GRID...
Play video