HP HDX18t or other 17-18" laptop?

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Guy Scharf
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HP HDX18t or other 17-18" laptop?
Aug 20, 2009

I am considering a 17" or 18" laptop for use as a desktop replacement for three months of the year. I need to be able to effectively cull, sort, and rank photos and maybe do some Lightroom processing. I'll probably also watch some Netflix movies and use Quicken, Firefox for web browsing, and other light work.

One possibility that occurs is the HP HDX18t with a P8800 and 3 GB RAM. I'd get it with Vista and play to upgrade to Win7 immediately.

One concern is how good the keyboard is. There's not a lot of computer stores near home and I have not yet seen this model in person.

Any comments on this machine? Or other recommendations for a machine in a similar price class ($1,200 or so).


My photos: http://photos.moxis.com

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