HP's Pavilion ZE2000Z

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HP Pavilion ZE2000Z
  • 1.8GHz AMD Mobile Sempron 3000+
  • ATI Radeon XPRESS 200M
  • Graphics Driver: 8.122
  • 2 x 256MB Samsung DDR PC2700
  • 4x DVD+-RW/8x DVD+-R/2.4x DVD+R DL/24x CD-RW combo
  • 60GB Seagate 4200RPM Hard Drive (ATA100)
  • 15.0" XGA display (native 1024 x 768)
  • Broadcom's 802.11b/g WiFi card
  • Realtek 10/100 Ethernet
  • 6 cell battery (10.8V, 4.0AH, 43WH)


In order to keep the list of notebooks from getting exceedingly long and turning this page into a scrolling race, we are going to archive past notebook specs in an Excel file (HTM format) which will be updated with every notebook review (click here). If you have any questions, please feel free to email us.

General Performance: The Winstones
"Real World" Application Performance

Business Winstone 2004 from Veritest uses scripts to test the performance level of a computer in business related applications:

  • Microsoft Access 2002
  • Microsoft Excel 2002
  • Microsoft FrontPage 2002
  • Microsoft Outlook 2002
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2002
  • Microsoft Project 2002
  • Microsoft Word 2002
  • Norton AntiVirus Professional Edition 2003
  • WinZip 8.1

Multimedia Content Creation Winstone 2004 from Veritest uses scripts to test the performance level of a computer in multimedia rich environments:

  • Adobe Photoshop 7.0.1
  • Adobe Premiere 6.5
  • Macromedia Director MX 9.0
  • Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 6.1
  • Microsoft Windows Media™ Encoder 9 Version
  • NewTek LightWave 3D 7.5b
  • Steinberg™ WaveLab™ 4.0f

Higher scores here indicate better performance. You can read more about Business Winstone 2004 on Veritest's FAQ page. You can also read more about Multimedia Content Creation Winstone 2004 on Veritest's FAQ page.

The performance skew of the HP ZE2000Z came in at a point that surprised us. For the most part, our HP ZE2000Z equipped with an AMD Mobile Sempron 3000+ (1.8GHz) just slightly eked ahead of the older HP ZE2000 based on the Centrino platform with a 1.5GHz Dothan Pentium-M 715A. In the grand scheme of the many Pentium-M based systems that we have tested, you can see where the system falls in line.

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