Special Edition graphics look cool and are not overbearing; touch-sensitive controls are convenient and attractive; HDMI and eSATA ports; comes with remote control.
Huge battery is awkward; AMD CPU offers inferior performance to Intel-based competition; glossy keyboard and touch pad don't provide the best feel; no FireWire.
This Special Edition Pavilion laptop boasts a bit of flare with some cool graphics embossed on its case, but a nearly identical Intel-based Pavilion dv4 model delivers more bang for less buck. Plus, the huge battery on the Pavilion dv4-1155se is heavy and awkward.
31-Oct-2008 02:09 PM PDT