HP is hooking up with their AMD peers for the new DV5000z line featuring your choice of AMD Sempron or Turion 64 processor. The 6.6-pound package offers a 15.4-inch widescreen LCD; BrightView is up to you as on option.The ATI Radeon Xpress 200M graphics card won't set the world on fire, but bear in mind the $749 price tag for the base mod. 802.11b/g is standard natch, but 802.11a can be had if you want it. Storage maxes out at 120GB, which could be tight if you go with the WMCE option. The typical standards of built-in optical drive, HP QuickPlay, 6-in-1 card reader and 6-cell batter round out the capable, but lower-end laptop.
Not to be left out from the CES announcements, the DV8000 also has some new tricks: the Windows Media Center Edition operating system is an available option, as is HP's Ultra BrightView display technology, which adds a second lamp over the standard 17-inch BrightView LCD. Gotta have more horsepower for WMCE on the DV8000? HP's got your back with an available option for a speedy-fast AMD Turion 64 processor. Is it just us or didn't we hear about that late last year? Either way, the new-ish DV8000 line starts