HP Pavilion dv4170us 154

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HP Pavilion dv4170us 15.4" Notebook PC
Product Description
The Basics HP?ЎҐs Pavilion dv4170us 15.4" Notebook PC represents a happy amalgam between price, performance and portability. It?ЎҐs small and comfortable, but not so small that you pay a premium for it. It?ЎҐs powerful, but nowhere near as powerful as some of today?ЎҐs priciest upscale models. And it features a host of welcome luxuries, such as wireless network/Internet/email access, a surprisingly large widescreen display, state-of-the-art DVD-burning capabilities, a massive amount of storage space, and more than enough memory for any multitasking situation. Whether you?ЎҐre a businessperson, personal user or student, and if you value useful, forward-looking features over absolute top-end speed, you?ЎҐll find the Pavilion dv4170us is a great fit.
At the heart of any computer lies the CPU (or processor), a massive collection of miniature transistors that governs the speed and power of the entire unit. Some of todays notebooks are equipped with high-end CPUs on par with those found in top-of-the-line desktop PCs, while others are quick enough only for basic duties such as word processing, email and the like. The Pavilion dv4170us is equipped with an Intel Pentium M processor, one of three components that comprise Intels efficient Centrino system (the others being a specialized Intel chipset and integrated wireless support). Centrino-equipped notebooks are generally smaller, easier on the batteries, and more versatile than their non-Centrino counterparts. Rated at a clock speed of 1.73 GHz and paired with a whopping 2 MB of Level 2 cache for extremely fast access to your most utilized information, this is a snappy processor that isn?ЎҐt on par with a high-end Pentium 4 but will easily handle all common mobile tasks without prematurely draining your battery.
Computers typically store information on their hard drive, but they also keep frequently and recently accessed data in Random Access Memory (RAM) for faster retrieval. More RAM means more efficient computing, superior multitasking and less strain on your hard drive. The Pavilion dv4170us incorporates one full gigabyte (GB) of 333 MHz RAM, an impressive allotment that?ЎҐll help boost your speed when accessing frequently used applications and during multitasking sessions. Moreover, the unit supports memory upgrades to a whopping two gigabytes?amore than youll ever need.
CPUs are usually so busy doing basic calculations that they need help translating visual output, particularly 3D graphics, to the viewing screen. This is the duty of the graphics card (or graphics controller). A graphics controller with "dedicated" built-in video memory is preferable to one with "shared" video memory wherein the graphics controller borrows a portion of the all-important main system memory. The Pavilion dv4170us features an innovative style of video controller, the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900?aa hybrid of sorts between cards that incorporate built-in memory and less capable integrated controllers. Structured much like the latter, the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900 indeed shares main memory, yet utilizes more refined components and commandeers more of the systems memory?aup to 128 MB in this case?athan the integrated cards found in less capable notebooks. Accordingly, the system wont satisfy hardcore gamers or demanding 3D graphic artists who need ultra-powerful 3D performance, yet its graphic prowess should be enough for most users.
Featuring a DVD-friendly widescreen format and supporting crystal clear 1280 by 800 resolution, the units 15.4-inch viewing screen is great for those who appreciate larger-than-average displays.
Hard Disk:
The Pavilion dv4170us features a 100 GB hard disk. This is an extremely generous amount of storage space for a notebook in this price range and easily enough for a broad range of applications and also a library of space-gobbling music and/or multimedia files.
Optical Drive:
An optical drive is essential in todays computing environment. A "CD-ROM" drive allows you to install CD-based applications and play music CDs. A "CD-RW" drive adds CD "burning", so you can also backup your important files to long-lasting discs and create personalized music CDs. With a DVD-ROM drive you can watch DVD movies. And with a DVD-RW drive, you can "write" home movies to durable discs and archive files to DVD (DVDs boast more than seven times the storage capacity of a CD). Most drives support several of these operations. This system boasts a versatile Double Layer DVD?Ё¤R/RW and CD-RW Combo Drive that not only handles all of the above but also supports new double layer DVDs (twice the capacity of standard DVDs).
The Pavilion dv4170us offers microphone-in and headphone-out jacks and two Altec Lansing-designed integrated speakers.
Keyboard and Controls:
Youll control your notebook via a 101 key-compatible keyboard, a Touch Pad with an on/off button and dedicated vertical scroll up/down pad, several one-touch hotkeys, and convenient HP QuickPlay CD and DVD buttons.
Connectivity and Expansion:
The Pavilion dv4170us is very well connected. The unit features a 56K modem for low-speed dial-up Internet and email access, a 10/100BASE-T Ethernet port for high-speed wired network and Internet, and high-speed 802.11b/g wireless technology for cord-free communication. Other key amenities include four high-speed USB 2.0 ports for plug and play devices such as external drives and digital cameras, an IEEE 1394 FireWire port (commonly used for quick data uploads from digital camcorders), a 6-in-1 card reader for reading and transferring files to and from popular memory cards, and a handy remote control. Bluetooth connectivity (for wireless communication with Bluetooth-enabled peripherals) is not offered.
Operating System and Software:
HP will pre-install a copy of Microsofts Windows XP Home Edition operating system and an assortment of applications that includes Microsofts Money financial suite, Microsofts Works productivity pack, and HPs own Image Zone photo and video software.
Dimensions and Weight:
Many of todays most powerful notebooks are also the largest, weighing ten or twelve lbs or more and too cumbersome for extensive, continuous traveling. These are often referred to as "desktop replacements". On the other extreme are "thin and lights" or "ultra-portables", super-miniaturized units that typically arent as powerful as their larger brethren but weigh as little as two or three lbs. and will often fit comfortably inside a large purse. At 8 lbs and 14.11 by 10.15 by 1.32 inches, the Pavilion dv4170us is a bit smaller than todays average.
The system sports a 6-cell Lithium-Ion battery.

Product Description
The HP Pavilion notebooks provide you with the freedom to work, play or connect from anywhere, anytime. These notebooks offer the best value for money from the industrys leader in the production of superb mobile solutions. Dont sacrifice reliability for mobility - get both. Reliable and mobile, the HP Pavilion notebooks deliver the optimal blend of performance and portability. HP Pavilion notebooks bring you the best of both worlds with fast processors and capacious hard drives - everything you need to stay productive.