HP Pavilion HDX

This one is just too sweet to pass up!

The mother of all multimedia machines, HP’s sleek Pavilion HDX screams “Play Me!” without taking up the whole room. We like the Dragon imprint finish, but we like the dual-hinge 20.1-inch high-definition wide screen even more. It enables entertainment seekers to position the display closer to the keyboard and tilt it for the optimal viewing angle and comfort. Touch-sensitive multimedia buttons are located above the keyboard for easy access.

So what can you watch? Pop in an HD-DVD or use the integrated Hybrid TV tuner to grab live over-the-air HDTV broadcasts or cable and satellite programming. And with up to 400GB of hard drive space, you’ll be able to record all of your favorite episodes and still have plenty of room left over.

HP crams in a ton of other features to make your three grand well spent including four Altec Lansing speakers and a subwoofer, a tiltable webcam, a fingerprint reader, and an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600 XT graphics card side of the system. This 15.5 pound multimedia monster doesn’t skimp on performance, either. With Intel’s latest Core 2 Duo processor and 4GB of RAM, the HDX offers awesome Vista performance. No other multimedia notebook combines the ultimate in design with the ultimate in performance like the HDX.

Starting at $2,999; www.hp.com

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