Before the HP giveaway starts on Aug. 14, I thought I’d do a little review of the products that are available to win. (You can learn more about the giveaway here.)
(The image to the left is the HP Pavilion dv6t notebook. Below is the HP Mini.)
Between the two products, I fell in love with the HP Mini more. But I’ll get to that later.
After using a Dell with a 17 inch screen, the HP notebook‘s 16 inch screen just didn’t seem wide enough for what I use my laptop for (watching movies). (Of course, my laptop doesn’t include a BluRay player like this baby.)
Other than that, it’s a great product. The setup was really easy. This notebook comes with Windows Vista (which has gotten a bad rep in the past, yes, but I’ve been using it for a year and I’ve not once had any issues with it).
I tend to multi-task while I tinker away on my computer and this notebook handled that fine, no matter how many applications I was running or how many windows I had open.
I think this laptop would be great for people who download a butt-load of… um… legal content because the hard-drive is a nice, big one: 500 GB (Nice.). Would likely also be swell for those hip, nerdy types who play World of Warcraft and have every Sims game and expansion pack ever made. (I love hip, nerdy types. For the record.)
Now. Onto the gem of the two, the HP Mini.
Ohmygoodgorsh, I love this thing. It’s so small (includes a 10 inch screen) but not too small- you can still web browse with ease and so light. Perfect for web browsing at the local café or checking your email on the go. It would likely be awesome if you had a wireless connection but I haven’t gotten the opportunity to try that out- yet. (Once I get to school, I am there.) But it comes with an Ethernet port, so it’s all good.
This computer will be useful for those students pursuing an online degree.
The Mini comes with Windows XP, which is totally cool. Setup was easy, but not as flashy as the Pavilion‘s. But what the Mini lacks in flashiness, it makes up for in convenience.
And with the Syncable software, you can access stuff on your Pavilion from your Mini. So that’s pretty neat, too.
And best of all, it fits nicely in your purse. (Or, if you prefer, your man purse.)
If it were legal, I think I would consider marrying the HP Mini. I kid you not.
You can also check out a review for the same two products at Student Bloggers. You can also find out more info on the Kill Jill HP Giveaway here.