updated 04:50 pm EDT, Thu October 2, 2008
HP special edition laptops
Desktop and notebook computer maker HP on Thursday launched the special editions of its dv5t and dv4t notebook PCs with the 15.4-inch Pavilion dv5t SE and 14.1-inch Pavilion dv4t SE. While identical to the regular dv4t and dv5t entertainment notebooks in terms of optional hardware specifications, the special edition notebooks feature unique body covers. The dv5t SE is covered in a ceramic white body with a leaf design around the keyboard and touchpad as well as on the outside of the lid, while the dv4t has a midnight blue color and images of crashing waves imprinted onto it.
The dv4t SE's 1280x800 14.1-inch screen displays smooth video thanks to NVIDIA's 512MB GeForce 9200M GS discrete graphics card. It comes with Intel's Core 2 Duo CPU running at 2.0GHz and 2GB of RAM memory, although it is upgradeable for free to 3GB. A 160GB SATA hard disk drive is standard fare, but HP again offers a free upgrade to a 250GB HDD.
The dv5t SE comes with the same 2.0GHz processor, though it sports a larger 15.4-inch screen with 1280x800 resolution, and offers the option of a 1680x1050 display. The standard-fare graphics processors comes via Intel's integrated GMA 4500MHD. The same 250GB HDD is offered as a no-cost option over the 160GB drive. Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit is the standard OS on either special edition notebook.
Either special edition notebook is now available for purchase via HP's online store, with the dv5t SE starting at $950 and and the dv4t SE at $1,100. [via Laptoping]
HP's dv5t on the left and dv4t SE on the right