The go to the device manager and click to expand the Display Adapters category. The wireless card works, but there is plenty of room for improvement. Notice the quick launch buttons above the keyboard. The biggest thing to note is that if automatically installing XP or Vista drivers doesn’t work, then you can try to manually install them as you did in this example. Go to the device manager find the Other Devices category and click on the Multimedia Audio Controller needing drivers. Then click on the Details tab at the top of the Multimedia Audio Controller window.

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With normal use I get less than 3 hours of life out of the battery. After all, since money does not grow on trees, we xe4800 have to give and take when finding the right laptop for your needs. Sound and Speakers The speakers are also quite good for a laptop; the sound is crisp and clear.

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This laptop is not a thin unit and looks more like a desktop replacement really. Message 10 of These buttons come in handy and I use them all the time.


h Information and links in this thread may no longer be available or zr4800. Below you can see the integrated 56k modem on the left, followed by two PCMCIIA card slots and then the audio controls as discussed earlier. Message 5 of The touchpad works well, or at least as advertised.

I do wish that this notebook had a slightly larger screen, but for the price I paid I cannot argue. If I had to do it all over again, I would get something with a larger screen.

The mobile AMD chip speeds things up nicely for everyday items. I find it hard at times to connect on campus where I see other students surfing away.

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Each model is different regarding how you handle the drivers and on some, it won’t be possible to get W7 to work completely. You can see that this method worked for this other forum member at the link below whose notebook has the same audio chip. Glad to have been of assistance. Message 1 of As a student who has to do a lot of typing on this keyboard, such a feature is a major plus.

I have zipped up and attached the modified driver and you can download, unzip and install it by using the above method.

HP Pavilion ze4800 (PB790EA) laptop sound card drivers

But if you are looking for great laptops at zf4800 reasonable price, look to HP. But again, price as a student was the main factor for me. The biggest thing to note is that if automatically installing XP or Vista drivers doesn’t work, then you can try to manually install them as you did in this example. Message 8 of Screen I went for the inch XGA screen. I hope this review will assist those looking audi a laptop.


Make sure the Include Subfolders box is checked and see if the driver installs that way.

That folder will be located in C: Message 3 of I audoi had success on istalling the video driver. One nice feature is that on the front of the notebook, there is a little button to disable the wireless card. By using this site, you accept the Terms of Use and Rules of Participation.

Please feel free to ask me anytime about a specific model you are working on and I will be happy to help you out if I can.

HP is one of the few notebook makers that use AMD mobile chips allowing for more bang for the buck in my opinion.