HP’s New HDX18 A gaming NoteBook

Yesterday Hp unveils its Notebook HDX 18 which is toatal gaming notebook which gives you all the pleasure and features you want for ahigh performong gamng notebook.

HDX” family of notebooks with the all new HDX 16 and HDX 18 multimedia notebooks. These notebooks feature large displays with a 16:9 screen ratio, impressive speakers with an integrated subwoofer, and an innovative touch-sensitive media control panel. Its first look gives you a sample of what you can expect from the large and impressive HDX18.

The  pre-production review unit of the HP HDX 18t features the following specs:

  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T9600 (2.8GHz, 1066MHz FSB, 6MB Level 2 cache)
  • Operating system: Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit
  • Memory: 4GB 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM (800MHz)
  • Hard drive: 2 x 160GB (7200rpm)
  • Screen:18″ HD HP Ultra Brightview Infinity glossy display (1920 x 1080)
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 9600M GT with 512MB GDDR3
  • Optical drive: Blu-Ray multi-drive
  • Ethernet, VGA, HDMI, docking station port, microphone in, two audio out jacks, three USB ports, eSATA/USB, 5-in-1 card reader, ExpressCard slot, built-in TV tuner
  • Wireless: 802.11a/g/n, Bluetooth 2.0
  • Battery: 8-cell Lithium-ion battery (73W)
  • Dimensions 17.17″ x 11.26″ 1.33-1.72″ (WxDxH)
  • Weight: 8.94 lbs.


The pre-production unit comes equipped with two 160GB hard drives, but this configuration will not be offered at the time of launch. The next closest available configuration will be a similar system with two 250GB 5400rpm hard drives ($2,049.99) or two 250GB 7200rpm hard drives ($2,149.99). This desktop replacement is clearly targeted at multimedia and gaming enthusiasts who want cutting-edge features and can afford the slightly higher price tag.

Input and Output Ports

As expected with a notebook of this size, the number of ports on the HDX 18 is fairly impressive. Here’s a run down of the ports:

Three USB 2.0 ports

  • One eSATA/USB port
  • Firewire
  • Expansion Port 3 (docking station connector)
  • ExpressCard slot
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • 5-in-1 multi-card reader
  • 2 audio out
  • microphone in
  • VGA monitor out
  • HDMI out
  • Built-in TV tuner
  • Kensington lock slot



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