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Review – HP Pavilion ze2311ea

Notebooks author: admin 03.31.2006 Comments Off

As the prices are going down, notebook computers became much more interesting to wider audience. Result of such a trend is even grater offer. HP presented new Office pc based on previous generation AMD platform. This PC is not a speed champion, it will newer charm you with 3D performance, but it will confidentially provide stability and long battery time for your mobile office. HP Pavilion Ze2311ea
HP Pavilion ZE2311ea is based on previous generation AMD platform so it use AMD Mobile Sempron 3000+ with PowerNow! technology running on 1.8GHz. PowerNow! is AMD technology for power saving, which basically means that processor and memory works on lower frequency when full speed is not needed, so it consume less power and battery last longer. Built in 15” diagonal XGA TFT BrightView!! display is quite bright and clear and long working hours will not be so stressful for you eyes. Also Hp chose ATI RADEON XPRESS 200M card, which is quite enough for office use, but just forget new 3D games or some advanced 3D work. Tested PC come with 512 MB DDR SDRAM which is expandable to 1GB. Which is a good idea because build in ATI RADEON XPRESS 200M use 128MB of the RAM memory.
HP Pavilion So there is just 384 MB of memory for Windows and applications which nowadays is quite tight. Tested PC was equipped by 60GB HDD which is quite enough for this class of PCs but it’s running just on 4200 rpm which is another speed limiting spot – but also battery life extension. This PC have an satisfying 6 cell Lithium Ion battery, but it can be replaced with 12 Cell Lithium Ion Battery which provides enhanced battery life.
Backing up newer been easier because built in DVD+/-RW/R CD-RW Combo w/Double Layer support. Outside connections can be achieved by 10/100 Ethernet LAN or Integrated 56K Modem, Wi-Fi card is just an option.
Battery life HP pavilion
We tested battery life, and for this class of laptops its quite respectable score as you can see.
Hp Pavilion PCMark tests
Also PCMark test shows that built-in graphics card is the weakest spot of this PC. But overall it have respectable performance.
HP PavilionIf you chose to buy new HP Pavilion, in the box you will get Microsoft Windows XP home edition, latest version of Nero Express, also new Microsoft WORKS, lite version of Office.
Overall, in a fair price you will get full powerd PC cabable for doing all office jobs and much much more, grate TFT screen provides bright and sharp image which is no stress for you eyes. It’s not the latest AMD technology used in this PC, but its price/performance make it competitive on the market.