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Gallery: Best Buy-designed HP and Toshiba notebooks

Best Buy collaborated with HP and Toshiba to build notebooks based on customer input. And, based on the first reviews, they did a great job.
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In a notebook, Best Buy customers say they are looking for a decent-size display in a thin and lightweight laptop, a backlit keyboard and a standard two-year warranty. And HP and Toshiba have come up with top-notch designs based on the specs - an "Editor's Choice" according to CNET.

The $1,099 Pavilion dv3510nr has a 13.3-inch LED-backlit display (1,280×800), 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo P7350, 4GB of memory, Nvidia GeForce 9300M GS graphics with 512MB, a 320GB hard drive, a DVD burner and the 64-bit version of Windows Vista Premium SP1.

Photo credits: Best Buy

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Color didn't appear to be a major consideration. The laptop is 12.6-inches by 8.9-inches. It weighs 4.9 pounds.

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DVD burner on the right. CNET's Matt Elliott writes that the "sleek-yet-loaded 13-inch laptop deserves a blue ribbon."

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Inputs on the left side. Extras include a 6-cell battery that doesn’t stick out of the case like most extended batteries.

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Inputs on the right side.

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The keyboard is backlit.

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The layout.

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The other Best Buy-designed notebook is the Toshiba Satellite E105-S140 that's powered by Intel Centrino 2 processor technology with an Intel Core 2 Duo mobile processor P8400Intel GM965 chipset, and Intel® Wireless Wi-Fi Link 5100AGN network connection.

This laptop has a 14.1" WXGA TFT-LCD widescreen display, 320GB Serial ATA hard drive (5400 rpm), and 4GB PC6400 DDR2 SDRAM memory. It retails only at Best Buy for $1,099.

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This laptop weighs Weighs 5 pounds and measures 1.2-inches thin.

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It claims 5 hours, 30 minutes of battery life.

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An overhead of the keyboard.

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The Toshiba Satellite E105-S140.

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