HP/Compaq AMD Athlon 64 Notebooks sign now

HP is offering an AMD64 notebook called the ZV5000Z. It is a future proof notebook with its AMD64 3400+ DTR chip. Problem is they have downgraded it significantly by only offering it with a GeForce 4 440 64mb non-replicable graphics card. They even have the nerve to offer the GeForce 4 for $50 more. Otherwise you are stuck with a 420 32mb card. The GeForce 4 card came out back in 2002 and is not even DirectX 9.0 compatible! How's that for future proof?!! They market it as a gaming/high end alternative to Intel that is future proof.

Conversely, they offer an Intel gaming/high end notebook dubbed the ZD7000 series. The casing is identical besides the option for a 17 inch display. The difference is that the Intel machine has a 32bit chip at a time when things are beginning to move to the 64 bit era...with the upcoming XP64. The Intel's benefit is that it doesn't suffer from a terrible GPU that the AMD64 does. Instead it gets 3 different flavors of the GeForce FX Go. And get this...they offer the GeForce FX 5700 Go for a $50 upgrade! The AMD64 notebooks have to pay the same upgrade price for an inferior product.

This raises the question as to who is making the payoff. HP is a smart company, and it would be ludicrous to think that they didn't know what they were doing. They know that if they had a better GPU in the AMD notebook, they would sell far more. Instead they sacrifice sales for some strange reason. The only answer is that Intel must be paying HP and other companies to showcase their product in the best light possible. Do you think Intel had some say in HP's terrible GPU offering in the AMD64 notebook? I do.

Hopefully HP will get the picture that there are many angry customers and people such as I that continue to wait for an update of their notebook line to have a DirectX 9 compatible AMD64 notebook available this month. If you are just as angry as I am about this situation, let the Chairman and CEO Carly Fiorina know what you want and how you feel about this blunder. You can email Carly here:


Hewlett-Packard, this petition is demanding that the zv5000z/AMD64 notebook line be refitted with a DirectX 9.0 compatible GPU. We want to have the option to customize a notebook with a GPU that is equal or better than the offering in the ZD7000. Currently, a GeForce FX 5700 Go 128mb would suffice. Please refresh you notebooks ASAP or before schools are back in session (mid-end of August).

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Latest Signatures

  • 28 December 2015350. Jason R
  • 19 November 2015349. Paul B
    A "Future proof" notebook with a 2 year old graphics card? I think Intel has been passing a few enveploes around.
  • 14 November 2015348. Nikhil Ss
    HP should not accede to monopolistic practices by Intel. This is unacceptable behavior.
  • 22 October 2015347. Hans L
    And please make it available in Canada
  • 10 October 2015346. Brian E
    I support this petition
  • 02 October 2015345. Jack L
    I support this petition
  • 15 July 2015344. Sravan P
    ATI 9600 128mb please
  • 14 July 2015343. Xiaoge Q
    I support this petition
  • 05 July 2015342. Ron M
    anything DX9 will get my money to HP--FX,9700,Axiom,MXM in July/early August.
  • 15 June 2015341. Carl G
    I completely totally agree.
  • 27 May 2015340. Geoffrey O
    Hear! Hear! This is the only flaw in an otherwise wonderful package.
  • 08 April 2015339. Rick W
    I support this petition
  • 07 April 2015338. Brandon S
    I support this petition
  • 08 March 2015337. Kirlian Z
    Need 17"
  • 13 February 2015336. Steve R
    If it is true that the future LongHorn 64bit OS will need Dx9 or a graphic card higher than 128mb, by all means HP, please allow us to upgrade the graphic card for the AMD64bit note books.
  • 14 January 2015335. Alexei K
    Please remove NVIDIA from Athlon 64. Radeon 9700, please...
  • 08 January 2015334. Adam N
    same feeling
  • 06 January 2015333. Travis Costa
    acer and emachines look better every day
  • 05 January 2015332. Idris Gibbs
    I want to buys this notebook but the graphics card offered needs to be better. Thats is the only thing stopping me from getting this notebook
  • 11 December 2014331. Zhang Y
    it needs upgrade ASAP
  • 08 November 2014330. Ronny B
    I support this petition
  • 08 October 2014329. Jordan W
    I would defintly buy an HP if it has 128mb directx9 card
  • 03 October 2014328. L M
    Please upgrade the graphics card on your Compaq R3000Z and HP zv5000z notebooks!!!
  • 20 September 2014327. Ronald A
    I support this petition
  • 24 July 2014326. David L
    Hp/Compaq Sucks. I got a refurb Pres R3000 and came with a book that said 90 days parts a laber well it did not come with the harddrive that it says on the sticker thats on the box and so i called and thay said that they cant take my compl becaus its a CT
  • 20 July 2014325. Jeffrey Vandenb
    I support this petition
  • 26 June 2014324. Daniel Stanley
    I support this petition

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