HP Pavilion dv3500t Announced

HP Pavilion dv3500t HP has rolled out a new 13.3″ ultraportable, the HP Pavilion dv3500t, which is HP’s first 13.3″ offering in the US. The display itself has a 16:10 ratio. It’s powered by an Intel Core 2 Duo (T5800 up to a T9400) running on Intel’s Centrino 2 platform, and weighs in at around 4.12 pounds with the 6-cell battery (there is a 4-cell available and you can drop the weight down even further weightsaver in the Smart Bay instead of an optical drive).

Should you install a 64-bit version of Windows Vista, you can bump the memory all the way up to 8GB.

The hard drive options are nice as well – you can go upto 400GB with a 5400rpm drive.

Among the features:
– NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS (512MB dedicated memory)
– Optional LED-Backlit panel
– Optional backlit keyboard
– “innovative liquid metallic design”
– Blu-Ray options
– Smart Bay

It has an HDMI 1.3 port, as well as dual headphone jacks and a mini-remote control, which if you combine the optional Blu-Ray Drive (BRD), you would have a nice little multimedia package. They’ve also included software to facillitate the multimedia functions.

It’s already listed on HP’s website under HP Pavilion Notebooks (“Mobility”) and is available for purchase, starting at $999.