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CES: HP announces HD multimedia notebook

True 1080p resolution for £1,000 laptop

Hewlett-Packard (HP) yesterday introduced the HP Pavilion HDX - a multimedia notebook packed with high-definition features, including a screen that allows users to watch full HDTV movies.

The HP Pavilion HDX laptop, targeted at multimedia enthusiasts, has a 20.1in high-definition screen that plays back true 1080p HD television, according to HP. Users will have the option of selecting from an HD DVD or Blu-ray Disc drive to play back high-definition movies. Visit Laptop Advisor for the latest laptop news and reviews.

See also: CES: HP introduces Pavilion tx2000 tablet PC

Powered by the Core 2 Extreme or Core 2 Duo processors from Intel, the system includes a hybrid TV tuner that lets users watch high-definition or analog TV broadcasts. The tuner will also provide digital video recorder capabilities, with users able to record and pause live TV.

The system includes an Nvidia GeForce 8800M GTS graphics card with 512M bytes of video memory, HP said. It also includes has four Altec Lansing speakers with a subwoofer built in. The system will support storage of up to 500G bytes and have integrated wired and wireless networking.

The system will run on Windows Vista Home Premium or Windows Vista Ultimate. Starting at $1,999 (£1,000), the system will ship in the US this month, according to HP.

The HP Pavilion HDX laptop was announced ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show, to be held in Las Vegas between January 7 and 10, where it will be on display. For the latest from CES, keep checking PC Advisor's CES 2008 blog.


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