HP is hoping to catch the digital entertainment wave with its latest Pavilion notebook.

The dv1000 has a 14in widescreen display, Harman Kardon speakers, a variety of digital and peripheral inputs and a slim remote control that can be stashed in the PC Card slot.

Most importantly, it’s geared up for DVD and music playback. A click on the infrared remote launches it into QuickPlay mode (ready for action in 12-30 seconds), so you don’t have to wait for Windows to load.

The dv1000 also comes with Apple’s iTunes preinstalled.

  • HP: www.hp.co.uk
  • Approx £1,000 inc VAT