HP Pavilion dv3510nr
Outstanding feature set includes Centrino 2 platform, backlit keyboard and media control keys, fingerprint reader, remote control, and HDMI and eSATA ports; great application performance and fair 3D performance; highly portable but still makes room for full-size keyboard; great battery life without needed bulky, extended-cell unit; LED-backlit display is crisp and bright and incredibly thin; two-year warranty.
No FireWire; glossy touchpad doesn't provide best feel.
Best Buy listened to its customers and then teamed up with HP to create the Pavilion dv3510nr, one of the big box store's first Blue Label laptops. This sleek-yet-loaded 13-inch laptop deserves a blue ribbon, too, for its all-around excellence and value.
11-Nov-2008 11:28 AM PST