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HP dv4-1125nrIf you can get past its poor battery life, you'll find a lot to like about the 14-inch, feature-packed HP Pavilion dv4-1125nr.
[ Music ] ^M00:00:02 >> Hi, I'm Matt Elliott, Section Editor with CNET Reviews and I'm here with the HP Pavilion dv4-1125nr. This is a retail laptop, so the big box stores a 14-inch just over 5-pounds and it cost about 800 bucks. It's actually on sale right now for a little less than that. It's a very feature packed 14-inch laptop based on the Core 2 Duo Processor. It's got 4-gigs of memory and 64-bit Vista, so for the money that delivers pretty good performance, you probably won't find a cheaper laptop that does 64-bit Vista with all of that memory. Let's take a walk around here. On this side here, we got HDMI out, so you can connect it to an HD TV. And on the top here above the keyboard is a strip of mini control keys, touch sensitive, lit up that allow you to play, pause, fast forward, rewind. One thing I don't like about this Pavilion and Pavilions in general is the glossy touch pad here. It just kind of creates a lot of drag when you're dragging a finger across it. It doesn't feel as nice as a matte finish touch pad, so that's a little bit annoying. But otherwise, very roomy keyboard, nice mouse buttons, quiet, soft and a glossy screen that makes movies look nice, but what it also does is create a lot of glare and reflection if you're just using this as a, you know basic computer in a well lit environment. So, something to look out for and check that out in the store before you buy. I'm Matt Elliott and this is the HP Pavilion dv4-1125nr. ^M00:01:20 [ Music ]