The ‘Object of Desire’ is Finally becoming a Reality!

I’m finally acquiring my much-vaunted Object of Desire. Readers will remember me ranting about not one, but three different object of desirewell, thanks to Mr. B, who’s in the US of A now, the dream is going to become a reality! I’ve ordered the HP DV 6426US model of Notebook Computer from online retailer CircuitCity and it will be delivered soon. I shall be getting to lay my hands on it only in the first week of October though! Coz that’s when my friend will be coming over to India.


I’d mentioned the HP DV6500t in my earlier post but the one which I’m getting now is its cousin, the HP DV6426US which almost has the same features as the 6500 but costs a bit less. Moreover, the 6500t was a customizable model whilst the 6426 is a ready-to-ship model so no add-ons or changes allowed. Still, its a good enough configuration. The detailed specs are mentioned after the jump. Also, the reason for getting it from CircuitCity was because the HP Shopping site wouldn’t accept International Credit Cards! I found that really hard to believe…given today’s age of e-commerce and online shopping being so popular! Anyways, I’ve got (or will be getting soon) a pretty good enough notebook and hence there should be no reasons to gripe about! *becomes cheery self again*

HP Pavilion dv6426us Entertainment Notebook PC Specifications:

Product Name

US Product Number

2.0 GHz Intel® Centrino® Duo processor technology featuring Intel® Core ™ Duo processor T2450

Microprocessor Cache
2 MB L2 Cache

1024 MB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm)

Memory Max
Max supported 2048 MB

Video Graphics
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 (shared)

Video Memory
Up to 224 MB

Hard Drive
160 GB (5400 RPM) SATA

Multimedia Drive
LightScribe Super Multi 8X DVD±R/RW with Double Layer Support

15.4″ WXGA High-Definition BrightView Widescreen (1280 x 800)

High speed 56k modem

Network Card
Integrated 10/100BASE-T Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 connector)

Wireless Connectivity
Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection

Multimedia Features
HP Imprint Finish & HP Pavilion WebCam with Integrated Microphone

Altec Lansing

101-key compatible & 2 Quick Launch Buttons – HP Quick Play Menu and DVD

Pointing Device
Touch Pad with On/Off button and dedicated vertical scroll Up/Down pad

PC Card Slots

  • 1 ExpressCard/54 Slot (also supports ExpressCard/34)

External Ports

  • 5-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader for Secure Digital cards, MultiMedia cards, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, or xD Picture cards
  • 3 Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0
  • 2 Headphone out – 1 w/SPDIF Digital Audio & 1 stereo
  • 1 microphone-in
  • 1 VGA (15-pin)
  • 1 TV-Out (S-video)
  • 1 RJ-11 (modem)
  • 1 RJ -45 (LAN)
  • 1 notebook expansion port 3
  • 1 IEEE 1394 Firewire (4-pin)
  • 1 Consumer IR

14.05″ (L) X 10.12″ (W) X 1″ (MIN H)/1.69″ (MAX H)



  • Kensington® MicroSaver lock slot
  • Power-on password
  • Accepts 3rd party security lock devices


  • 65W AC Adapter
  • 6-Cell Lithium-Ion battery

What’s In The Box

  • Mobile Stereo Earbud Headphones (1 pair)
  • HP Mobile Remote Control

Operating System:

Genuine Windows® Vista Home Premium

Security and Support:

Symantec® Norton Internet Security 2007 (including 60 days complimentary live update)
HP Total Care Help & Support Center
PC Recovery (Softthinks Restore Solution)


HP PhotoSmart Essentials
HP Quick Play
Muvee AutoProducer Basic Edition
Roxio Creator 9 Basic

Productivity and Finance:

Microsoft ® Works
Microsoft® Office 2007 Student and Teacher Edition: 60 Day Trial Version

Internet Solutions:

AOL® Dial-Up
Microsoft® Internet Explorer
Wireless Home Network
Adobe® Acrobat Reader

Service and Support

Warranty and Support

1-Year Limited Hardware Warranty Toll Free Support (NA)
1-Year Free Hardware Technical Support
30-Days Free Software Support (Free 90-Day Software Support with Product Registration) from date of purchase

2 thoughts on “The ‘Object of Desire’ is Finally becoming a Reality!

  1. Hey! Now put some real pics of u’r own lappy man 🙂

  2. That is for another day….another post!


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