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Background and Identification ¶
The HP Pavilion dv4000 laptop (model number: EC681AV) was released in March 2005. It runs on the Windows XP operating system. This laptop is highly customizable, allowing access to each component to upgrade yourself. The dv4000 comes with a 6 cell battery but can be upgraded to a 12 cell battery, adding a little more weight. From the factory, this laptop is 6.5 pounds, with the 12 cell battery bringing it closer to 7 pounds. The screen is a vibrant and glossy, but can have a lot of glare in a bright room and even reflect like a mirror. The CD/DVD drive is equipped to burn discs, and is whisper quiet when readings DVDs.
This laptop utilizes the Intel Pentium M 725 at 1.6GHz.
The laptop comes with 512 MB (2x256 MB) of DDR SDRAM. There are two memory slots, supporting up to 2 GB of DDR SDRAM at 333MHz.
This laptop comes with a 60 GB hard drive (4200 rpm).
This laptop has no limitations on upgrading the hard drive, as long as it is a 2.5" drive (3.5" desktop hard drives are too large).
This laptop comes preinstalled with Windows XP and a CD/DVD drive. There is NO floppy disk drive in this laptop.
There is also NO built-in webcam on this laptop.
Built in wireless connection
1 x modem phone line connection (for a wired connection)
1 x Ethernet connection (for a wired connection)
1 x headphones output - 3.5 mm jack
1 x microphone input - 3.5 mm jack
4 x USB 2.0
15.4" (diagonal) display monitor
The onboard graphics processor is the Intel GMA 900 with 128 MB of VRAM. The maximum screen resolution is 1280x800.
1 x S-video output
1 x VGA output