As one would expect from an 18.4" notebook, the HP Pavilion dv8 is brimming with connectivity and functionality. It features a five-in-one digital media reader, an ExpressCard slot, 802.11a/g/n support, Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth, a webcam, four USB 2.0 (one shared with an eSATA port) and one IEEE 1394, VGA and HDMI-out, TV tuner, two headphone-out, one mic-in, a remote control infrared port (with remote control), and a four-cell battery. Other extras include a full sized keyboard, as well as an integrated finger print reader and subwoofer.
The Pavilion dv8 weighs 4.06kg (just shy of 9lbs) -- certainly a heifer, but I expected worse, frankly. HP backs it with a one-year warranty, and it will arrive in UK stores on October 22 with a price of £1,300 (about $2,000). There is no word on US availability.