First Impressions of the HP Dragon

Last night I recorded an unboxing video of the HP Dragon that I will be giving away (as part of the 31 Days of the Dragon), I should have the video up in a couple of days so in the mean time I thought I would post my first IMG_0585 thoughts. The first thing you will notice is the size of the unit, having a 20 inch tilt screen makes this not a very mobile laptop in fact it is not really a laptop more of a stylish desktop replacement.  This is the kind of device you could have to replace a desktop and maybe a TV as well, the screen is beautiful, clear and bright running at a resolution of 1920 x 1200 making this a full 1080p screen. Having a built in Blu-ray drive means this will be great for watching movies on. The other thing I noticed was the great speakers, loud but not distorting. I also noticed that there are speaker ports for surround sound too. The spec of the device is impressive:

  • Intel Core 2 Extreme X900 @ 2.80 GHz
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64bit Windows Vista Ultimate Edition
  • Wifi
  • Bluetooth
  • Blu-ray drive with Lightscribe
  • NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTS
  • TV Tuner
  • Media Center Enabled Remote
  • Webcam
  • Dual Microphone array

The case also has beautiful finish too, much like some of the other HP Pavilion range with great detail on it. I have yet to test the full range of the battery but Windows estimates 2 hours 11 minutes on a full change but I can’t see this getting much use of the battery. So far I haven’t had chance to look at the installed software yet.

This makes a great Media Center machine and probably the best speced machine I have ever used, it’s no ultra-portable but it’s a fantastic home IMG_0586entertainment PC

So lookout for my unboxing video soon and as I am giving this unit away I will not be using it so if there are any specific question you want answered about the laptop leave a comment and I will have a look


Here is the Dragon with my 2710p Tablet PC and Sony UX PC



5 thoughts on “First Impressions of the HP Dragon

  1. ” … as I am giving this unit away I will not be using it […]”. So, you’re not reviewing it? Please – do use it! 🙂

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