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This review is from: HP Pavilion DV6675US 15.4-inch Entertainment Laptop (Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T7250, 4 GB RAM, 250 Hard Drive, Vista Ultimate) (Personal Computers)
Potentially a good computer if it didn't had Vista Ultimate 64-Bit! I found out most applications and more importantly my iPhone wasn't compatible with the pre-installed 64-bit version of Vista Ultimate. Recommend buying the Vista Home Premium 32-bit separately and download the drivers at the HP web site so that you can transfer your XP applications over to Vista. Tried doing a fresh reinstall with the recovery discs it came with to see if I had the option to install the 32-bit or just install the OS without the junk software but that's not possible. You're stuck with the unnecessary junk they installed for you unless you manually uninstall them or like I said buying Vista Home Premium 32-bit separately. The built-in web cam and microphone is nice and the sleek shiny casing will turn heads. The fingerprint reader is buggy. The audio jacks are awkwardly positioned up front so if you're using this as a desktop replacement and you're trying to connect external speakers it will be hard to hide the audio jack that's being plugged in. The 4GB of RAM is plenty but the hard drive is at 5400RPMS. If hard drive speed isn't a factor for you then you won't notice it. Wireless A/G/N receiver is very strong and fast. Lastly, be careful when you close the laptop. The monitor just snaps down like a spring loaded flip cellphone. Laptop will be great in the future when most applications and peripherals will adopt the 64-bit OS.
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Initial post: Oct 10, 2007 6:15:33 AM PDT
Every Vista OS can be set to either 32 or 64 bit. You're not limited to either
Posted on Oct 12, 2007 7:26:44 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Oct 13, 2007 1:56:48 PM PDT
L. Ung says:
Not when it's preinstalled at 64-Bit. I know if you have the Original Vista install CD's you can choose between the two but when it's preinstalled at 64 and the recovery CD's only limit you to 64 bit you have no option other than to buy the OS seperatly. I talked to HP support and they said that I would have to buy the OS, there is no way in the packaging that I could format and reinstall with the option of 32-Bit.
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 13, 2007 1:58:33 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 13, 2007 1:58:55 PM PDT
L. Ung says:
Oh it's Vista compatible but not 64-bit compatible. Anyways, Apple's OS X Leopard is going to be 64-Bit and comes out in 2 weeks so hopefully by then Apple will make the iPhone 64-bit compatible.
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