HP’s Pavilion dv8000z Is Big, Heavy and Full of Features

I have a thing with HP Desktops and Compaq notebooks. But since this is a HP notebook, maybe the review below has some real merit. After all, I can’t blame HP completely for a poor product, can I?

We confess that we were initially skeptical about notebooks with 17″ TFT displays, for what you might call philosophical reasons. In most cases, these devices weigh in somewhere between 6.5 and 12 lbs (3 – 5.5 kg). Their weight means they don’t really justify being labeled as portable – rather, it makes more sense to use terms such as “transportable”–or just “luggable.” [Read the rest]