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I've specified out a new HP for a HTPC/laptop. This is my first go round with a HTPC so if this is overkill or I could get it done cheaper, please let me know.


The idea is an HD/DVR with bluray capabilities. Ability to play full high def downloaded content. Thanks in adavance.


Operating system - Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 1 (64-bit)


Processor - Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo Processor P8400 (2.26 GHz) edit


Display - 18.4" diagonal High Definition HP Ultra BrightView Infinity Display (1920x1080p) edit


Memory 4GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm) - For 1GB NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT graphics edit


Graphics card 1GB NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT edit


Hard drive 320GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard


Personalization - Webcam + Fingerprint Reader with HP Imprint Finish (Fluid)


Networking Intel Next-Gen Wireless-N Mini-card edit


Primary DVD/CD drive - Blu-Ray ROM with SuperMulti DVD+/-R/RW Double Layer edit


TV & entertainment experience - HP Integrated HDTV Hybrid Tuner

$1773


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HD size is not a concern due to large home network and multiple shared drives.


Question -


Are Laptop's kosher for HTPC's? If so, what are others using? And as I said earlier, is this overkill or can I get what I want done cheaper?
 

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well i hope you don't plan on lugging that thing around in a backpack



really any pc that can play HD is fine for a HTPC, really anything can honestly be a HTPC, as all a HTPC is, is a pc connected to a home theater system use to play back digital media.


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nah, the occasional trip but 90% of it's life will be lived next to the couch. I'm just putting the specs out there for those who know more than me to evaluate and give me a thumbs up or thumbs down. I don't see $1700 as a bad price personally but what do I know. Perhaps someone will come along and point out my folly and inform me it can be done for far less.... Thanks everyone.
 
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