HP Pavilion dv1000

More of a full media center than a PC, the HP Pavilion dv1000 has a lot to offer according to PC Magazine. The kick is that it is a notebook, not a desktop PC though. Still, one cannot ignore the fact that you can play a DVD while the PC has not been turned on.

I must admit that this is not really what I have in mind for a media enabled PC though. I like my media centers to be a little more functional and full sized. Now, if I was looking for something that I could take with me on the road, this notebook would be ideal.

Not only does the HP Pavilion dv1000 pack a multimedia machine into a sleek 5.4-pound chassis, it plays your DVD movies flawlessly on a high-gloss 14.1-inch widescreen—without booting up. And when you’re kicked-back, you can completely control your multimedia with the included wireless remote. The integrated Intel 82855 GME graphics chipset isn’t meant for games or 3D-intensive graphics, but it provides an enjoyable DVD experience, enhanced by a very good set of built-in Harman Kardon speakers. Click here to read our full review of the HP Pavilion dv1000.