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HP ES234AA#ABA xb3000 Notebook Expansion Base

  • Integrated Altec Lansing stereo speakers
  • 6 x USB ports
  • 1 x RJ-45 port (Ethernet, for connection to Internet or home network)
  • 1 x VGA port (for an external monitor)
  • 1 x S-video port
  • 1 x compo
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It's a challenge to get your notebook to do all you need it to. How can you fix that? Notebooks can't be modified as easily as desktops, so you need a port replicator to improve connectability. The HP xb3000 Notebook Expansion Base can expand the capabilities of a HP notebook so you'll never again be without an empty port. With its unique stand, any laptop may become a desktop! Just make sure you have an external keyboard.

Intended to be a complete notebook solution and provide a desktop environment for your notebook, the HP xb3000 Notebook Expansion Base includes a plethora of connections designed to create an all in one solution. Just slip a compatible HP notebook into the integrated stand and use it as a monitor while using the wireless mouse and keyboard.

It has an Ethernet jack, 6 USB ports and an S/PDIF (digital audio) output with integrated premium Altec Lansing speakers. The xb3000 Notebook Expansion Base is also primed for video with component video ports, a VGA port and an S-video port. Designed for a wide rangle of HP noptbooks, make sure yours is supported. A great companion to an HP notebook, the HP xb3000 Expansion Base provides excellent expandability to meet any need.

  • newegg Expand Your HP Notebook Connectivity With the HP xb3000 Notebook Expansion Base, you will never again be without an empty port with your HP notebook. The HP xb3000 Notebook Expansion Base expands your HP notebook's connectivity with up to six USB ports, Composite video, Component video, S-video and VGA ports for video connectability, an S/PDIF port for digital audio output, a consumer IR port for optional remote control as well as a RJ45 port and audio ports.
  • newegg Built-in Altec Lansing Speakers The HP xb3000 Notebook Expansion Base comes with a set of premium Altec Lansing stereo speakers delivering crisp and clear stereo sound for home theater audio experience.
  • newegg Hard Drive Expansion With the hard drive bay included in the HP xb3000 Notebook Expansion Base, install a 5.25" desktop hard drive for additional local storage capabilities.
  • newegg HP Wireless Keyboard and Optical Mouse The bundled HP full-size wireless keyboard and wireless optical mouse free you from the hassle of tangle wires. With the connectivity to both the keyboard and mouse, the universal receiver saves your USB ports and delivers easy management.
  • newegg HP Notebooks Compatible The HP xb3000 Notebook Expansion Base is designed for HP notebooks, including the HP Pavilion dv2000, dv6000, dv9000 and Presario V3000, V6000 series.

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HP
Model
ES234AA#ABA

General Spec

Compatibility
The xb3000 Notebook Expansion Base is compatible with all HP Pavilion dv2000, dv6000, dv9000, tx1000, and Compaq Presario V3000 and V6000 series notebooks. Using the included expansion base adapter*, the xb3000 is also compatible (with reduced functionality) with the following models that have Expansion Port 2: HP Pavilion ze2000, dv1000, dv4000, dv5000, dv8000; Compaq Presario M2000, V2000, V4000, V5000; and HP Special Edition L2000 series notebooks.

*NOTE: When used with a notebook that requires the expansion base adapter, the following features are not supported: VGA port (monitor must be connected directly to notebook's VGA port), power button (must use power button on notebook), stereo microphone jack (only mono is supported).
Ports Spec
Integrated Altec Lansing stereo speakers
6 x USB ports
1 x RJ-45 port (Ethernet, for connection to Internet or home network)
1 x VGA port (for an external monitor)
1 x S-video port
1 x composite video port
1 x set of component video out ports
1 x headphone jack
1 x SPDIF digital audio port
1 x stereo microphone port
1 x AC adapter power jack (supports the notebook's AC Adapter)
1 x Kensington lock slot
On-board volume controls
Infrared port (for optional remote control)

Features

Features
Use your notebook's display as your monitor; it's easy to adjust it to a comfortable height

Stay connected to peripherals, power, and the Internet through a single connection supplying six USB ports, an Ethernet port, and a power jack

Make your notebook a multimedia powerhouse with stereo sound from the integrated premium Altec Lansing speakers

Connect to your home entertainment system via a variety of audio and video out ports

Operate cable-free and work more comfortably with the full-sized wireless keyboard and wireless optical mouse

Charge your notebook battery while connected to the expansion base

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/18/2007 9:39:20 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Works well with HP Pavillion 17".
Makes a less cluttered desktop with more USB connections. Really like the wireless keyboard and mouse. Haven't installed a hard drive yet.

Cons: No phone jack so have to keep plugging in phone line.

Lip in front requires handling laptop to open and close the cover.

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  • Chris K.
  • 6/27/2007 8:04:40 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsWhat else could you want?

Pros: It turns a laptop into a desktop within a second (depending on how long it takes you to connect the expansion port cable) :)
A lot of USB ports. It is very convenient that it comes with a keyboard and a mouse - although not the best models but they do the job and are nice and solid. Great invention, especially for the price .

Cons: No DVI port, but the VGA works excellent on my 21.6" Samsung

Other Thoughts: When I connected it to the monitor, some noise interferrence appeared on the display. After connecting the monitor directly to the laptop, picture was nice and clear. I knew that cable and monitor were fine. Geek Squad told me that it had to be the VGA output on the expansion base for sure. Out of curiosity I connected the AC adapter to a different power outlet and the problem is gone!!!

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  • Jacob E.
  • 6/7/2007 7:32:19 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

4 out of 5 eggsStudents

Pros: Good Height, 1 Connection, Nice Speakers, Simple, Keeps unit a little cooler by impruving airflow

Cons: Cheap Keyboard, Buy a Saitek and a Logitech MX Revolution, keep the saitek at the dock and use the mouse allways.

Other Thoughts: It is cheaper if you are a student from the HP website. Otherwise buy here, newegg is the best.

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  • Reel P.
  • 4/4/2007 12:55:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Great

Pros: First off I bought this to use with my Hp dv9260nr laptop, which is a desktop replacement for me. You can use your laptop power cord to connect to the expansion base and once the cable is connected to the laptop , it keeps battery charged, extra usb ports builtin Altec Lansing Speakers, and it sounds excellent, plenty of extra ports usb, rca rgb, s-video and vga, ethernet and connection for the optional external hard drive.

Cons: No firewire, or media card slots but my laptop does.

Other Thoughts: Touch controls with nice blue lights for volume. headphone mute speaker, headphones and the power button.
Adjustable height and angle, makes this a great addition to the hp laptop

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