Media Centre For The Elite
First off the pad is what might prove to be the ultimate media centre PC–the HP Pavilion Elite m9000. It’s for the “Digital Elite”–read for those with money to throw away; it’s $3,299 (close to Rs 1,40,000) for the works, and packs in an Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600, 2 GB of RAM, a terabyte of storage and a Blu-ray / HD-DVD Combo drive. The entire package looks sweet, but you know how
glossy black surfaces beg for fingerprints–keep your cleaning cloth handy. You can enjoy your movies on the beautiful 22-inch LCD, but forget about high-end gaming–the m9000 comes with a comparatively anaemic 8600GT graphics card. Not so elite, that.