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HP Pavilion dv6-2030ec 2.2GHz M500 15.6" 1366 x 768pixels Black Notebook

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Long product name HP Pavilion dv6-2030ec 2.2GHz M500 15.6" 1366 x 768pixels Black Notebook :
The short editorial description of HP Pavilion dv6-2030ec 2.2GHz M500 15.6" 1366 x 768pixels Black Notebook

2.2GHz AMD Turion II Dual-Core Mobile M500, 4GB DDR2, 500GB SATA HDD, 39.624 cm (15.6 ") HD LED Brightview 1366 x 768, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650, DVD Super Multi DL, Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN 802.11 b/g, Bluetooth, WebCam, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

HP Pavilion dv6-2030ec 2.2GHz M500 15.6" 1366 x 768pixels Black Notebook:
The official marketing text of HP Pavilion dv6-2030ec 2.2GHz M500 15.6" 1366 x 768pixels Black Notebook as supplied by the manufacturer
With a choice of two striking HP Imprint finishes and the latest Quad Core technology, this 15.6" notebook is your mobile entertainment partner. Enjoy sophisticated elegance and the power to multitask and get the most out of your multimedia content.

Featuring Windows 7 Home Premium and/or other operating systems

A more awesome Internet
- HP PCs feature Windows Internet Explorer for a better browsing experience.
- HP recommends Internet Explorer – the world’s leading browser.

Sophisticated elegance
- With a choice of two new Imprint designs - Espresso, a glossy black finish with a discreet circular pattern, or Moonlight, a subtle pattern of cool grey flowing lines on a white background - the HP Pavilion dv6-2000 notebook PC is sure to captivate.

Total entertainment
- HP MediaSmart software puts all forms of entertainment in one place that is just a click away - from video and digital photos to music. With its 15.6" backlit LED screen, this notebook makes an ideal alternative to a desktop PC.

Portable entertainment experience
- Blu-ray, premium audio and dual headphone jacks deliver uncompromising entertainment (available on selected models).

Stay connected
- An integrated webcam and dual digital microphones are ideal for social networking and communications.

Secure user experience
- HP ProtectSmart automatically detects if a notebook has been dropped and, before the notebook hits the floor, automatically stops the hard drive from spinning, helping to prevent the loss of files and data.

The display that's good for the Earth
- Get crisp, bright images and reduce your environmental footprint. The HP dv6-2000 Notebook PC features an energy-efficient, mercury-free backlit LED display. That's good news for the planet both during and after your display's lifecycle.
Short summary description HP Pavilion dv6-2030ec 2.2GHz M500 15.6" 1366 x 768pixels Black Notebook:
This short summary of the HP Pavilion dv6-2030ec 2.2GHz M500 15.6" 1366 x 768pixels Black Notebook data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
HP Pavilion dv6-2030ec, AMD Turion II Dual Core, 2.2 GHz, 39.6 cm (15.6"), 1366 x 768 pixels, 4 GB, 500 GB
Long summary description HP Pavilion dv6-2030ec 2.2GHz M500 15.6" 1366 x 768pixels Black Notebook :

HP Pavilion dv6-2030ec. Product type: Notebook, Form factor: Clamshell. Processor family: AMD Turion II Dual Core, Processor model: M500, Processor frequency: 2.2 GHz. Display diagonal: 39.6 cm (15.6"), Display resolution: 1366 x 768 pixels. Internal memory: 4 GB, Internal memory type: DDR2-SDRAM. Total storage capacity: 500 GB, Storage media: HDD. Optical drive type: DVD Super Multi DL. Discrete graphics adapter. Operating system installed: Windows 7 Home Premium. Colour of product: Black

This is an auto-generated long summary of HP Pavilion dv6-2030ec 2.2GHz M500 15.6" 1366 x 768pixels Black Notebook based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.
Colour of product *
The colour e.g. red, blue, green, black, white.
Product type *
The sub-category of the product.
Form factor *
The shape or design of the product.
Display diagonal *
Size of the display for this product, measured diagonally, usually in inches.
39.6 cm (15.6")
Display resolution *
The number of distinct pixels in each dimension that can be displayed. It is usually quoted as width × height, with the units in pixels: for example, "1024 × 768" means the width is 1024 pixels and the height is 768 pixels. The higher the number of pixels, the sharper the image.
1366 x 768 pixels
Touchscreen *
A screen of a laptop, smartphone, etc., that responds to touch so you can control the interface using your fingers.
LED backlight
A backlight is a form of illumination used in liquid crystal displays (LCDs). One type of backlight is made by LEDs, which can be either white or RGB (red green blue). White LEDs are used most often in notebooks and desktop screens, and in virtually all mobile LCD screens. RGB LEDs for backlighting are found in high-end color proofing displays such as HP DreamColor LP2480zx monitor or selected HP EliteBook notebooks, as well as newer consumer grade displays such as Dell's Studio series laptops which have an optional RGB LED display.
Display surface
Aspect ratio
The aspect ratio is the ratio of the width of a shape to its height. For example, 4:3 is common for standard displays and 16:9 is the ratio for Widescreen TV.
Processor frequency *
The speed that the microprocessor executes each instruction or each vibration of the clock. The CPU requires a fixed number of clock ticks, or cycles, to execute each instruction. The faster the clocks rate, the faster the CPU, or the faster it can execute instructions. Clock Speeds are usually determined in MHz, 1 MHz representing 1 million cycles per second, or in GHz, 1 GHz representing 1 thousand million cycles per second. The higher the CPU speed, the better a computer will perform.
2.2 GHz
Processor family *
A family of processors is a group of processors produced by one company over a short period of time e.g. Intel Pentium processors.
AMD Turion II Dual Core
Processor model *
The model number for the processor in a computer.
Processor cores
The number of central processing units ('cores') in a processor. Some processors have 1 core, others have 2 (e.g. Intel Core Duo) or more (e.g. the Intel Xeon E7-2850 has 10 cores).
Processor threads
Processor cache
1 MB
Processor socket
Mechanical component(s) that provides mechanical and electrical connections between a microprocessor and a printed circuit board (PCB). This allows the processor to be replaced without soldering.
Socket S1
Processor cache type
Internal memory *
A computer's memory which is directly accessible to the CPU.
4 GB
Internal memory type *
The type of internal memory such as RAM, GDDR5.
Maximum internal memory *
The maximum internal memory which is available in the product.
8 GB
Memory form factor
Design of the memory e.g. 240-pin DIMM, SO-DIMM.
Memory layout (slots x size)
The slots and size of the memory for the CPU.
2 x 2 GB
Memory slots
Number and type of memory expansion slots, including connector and memory module descriptions.
Maximum internal memory (64-bit)
8 GB
Total storage capacity *
The total amount of data that can be stored on the device.
500 GB
Storage media *
Used for the storage of date e.g. HDD (hard disk drive), SSD (solid-state drive).
Card reader integrated *
The device includes a card reader e.g. a card reader in the disk bay of a computer or thin client to permit log-on using smart/pin cards.
Number of hard drives installed
The number of hard drives built into the device.
Hard drive capacity
The maximum storage capacity of the hard disk, usually measured in bytes e.g. GB.
500 GB
Hard drive interface
The way that a hard disk drive (HDD) is connected to the rest of the computer through a 'bus' such as ATA or SCSI.
Serial ATA
Hard drive speed
The rotational speed of a hard disk expressed in rotations per minute. The faster the better.
5400 RPM
Compatible memory cards
Types of memory cards which can be used with this product.
Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD
On-board graphics adapter *
Graphics hardware which is built into the motherboard or CPU, as opposed to a separate graphics adapter (video card). On-board graphics uses CPU and RAM for graphics processing.
Discrete graphics adapter *
On-board graphics adapter model *
"Graphic adapter" is the hardware that produces images on a display. "On-board" means that the graphics adapter is intergrated inside the motherboard.
Not available
Discrete graphics adapter model *
A graphics adapter (often known as a video card) generates images for a display. A discrete graphics adapter plugs into the motherboard, and usually produces much better graphics than an integrated graphics adapter. There are various models of discrete graphics adapters.
AMD Mobility Radeon HD 4650
Maximum graphics adapter memory
2.815 GB
Number of built-in speakers
Speakers manufacturer
Altec Lansing
Built-in microphone
Microphone that is found inside the product.
Optical drive
Optical drive type *
An optical drive uses laser to read optical discs such as CDs, DVDs and Blu-Ray. Some types of optical drive are: CD ROM drive, CR-RW (CD writer) drive, DVD-ROM.
DVD Super Multi DL
Optical disc recording technology, created by Hewlett-Packard (HP), that uses specially coated recordable CD and DVD media to produce laser-etched labels with text or graphics, as opposed to stick-on labels and printable discs.
Bluetooth *
Bluetooth is a low-power radio technology developed to replace the cables and wires currently used to link or connect electronic devices such as personal computers, printers, and a wide variety of handheld devices including mobile phones. Because it uses radio-wave connectivity, a Bluetooth-enabled device has a constant, established connection to whatever browser it uses. This saves the user the trouble of logging on to check for emails or news updates, for example.
3G *
Third generation of mobile telecommunications technology, 3G finds application in wireless voice telephony, mobile Internet access, fixed wireless Internet access, video calls and mobile TV.
Wi-Fi *
Popular technology that allows an electronic device to exchange data or connect to the internet wirelessly using radio waves.
Wi-Fi standards *
The type of wireless local area network (LAN). It can be ad-hoc, where units in a network communicate peer-to-peer, or Infrastructure, where units communicate with each other via an access point A LAN interconnects computers in a small area e.g. home, school or office.
Ethernet LAN *
An Ethernet LAN (Local Area Network) interface is present, for a wired conection via a cable.
Ethernet LAN data rates
The different speed levels of the Ethernet LAN connection.
10,100,1000 Mbit/s
Cabling technology
Type of cable technology performance.
Networking standards
The way in which the network is working, e.g. IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g.
IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g
Ports & interfaces
USB 2.0 ports quantity *
Number of USB 2.0 ports (connecting interfaces) in the device. USB 2.0 was released in April 2000 (now called "Hi-Speed"), adding higher maximum signaling rate of 480 Mbit/s (effective throughput up to 35 MB/s or 280 Mbit/s), USB 2.0 ports are usually black.
HDMI ports quantity *
The number of sockets (ports) for HDMI connections. HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for transferring uncompressed video data and compressed/uncompressed digital audio data from a HDMI-compliant device ("the source device") to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device. HDMI is a digital replacement for existing analog video standards.
eSATA/USB 2.0 ports quantity
The nunber of eSATA/USB 2.0 ports (connection sockets).
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity
Number of VGA (D-Sub) ports (connecting interfaces) in the device. The VGA (D-Sub) connector is a 15 pin connector between a computer and a monitor. It was first introduced in 1987 by IBM.
DVI port
Digital Visual Interface (DVI) is a video display interface to connect a video source to a display device, such as a computer monitor.
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports
Number of Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports (connecting interfaces) in the device. Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports allow a computer to connect to the ethernet.
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports
Number of IEEE 1394/FireWire ports (connecting interfaces) in the device. The IEEE 1394 interface is a serial bus interface standard for high-speed communications and isochronous real-time data transfer. It was developed in the late 1980s and early 1990s by Apple, who called it FireWire. The 1394 interface is comparable to USB though USB has more market share. Apple first included FireWire in some of its 1999 models, and most Apple computers since the year 2000 have included FireWire ports, though, as of 2013, only the 800 version (IEEE-1394b).
Headphone outputs
Number of sockets /ports where headphones are connected.
Microphone in
The socket where a microphone is connected to the device.
S/PDIF out port
S/PDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interconnect Format) is a digital audio interconnect used in consumer audio equipment over relatively short distances. The signal is transmitted over either a coaxial cable with RCA connectors or a fibre optic cable with TOSLINK connectors.
DC-in jack
The socket/plug where the DC electricity supply connects to the device.
ExpressCard slot
Port for an ExpressCard, which contain electronic circuitry and connectors to which external devices (peripherals) can be connected. The ExpressCard standard has replaced the PC Card (also known as PCMCIA) standard and has been used since 2006.
CardBus PCMCIA slot type
The type of slots for CardBus PCMCIA.
SmartCard slot
A smart card, chip card, or integrated circuit card (ICC) is any pocket-sized card with embedded integrated circuits. Smart cards can provide identification, authentication, data storage and application processing. Smart card slots can be found in various electronic devices e.g. thin clients.
Headphone connectivity
How headphones connect to a device e.g. wirelessly or via a cable and connector.
3.5 mm
Microphone connectivity
How a microphone connect to a device e.g. wirelessly or via a cable and connector.
3.5 mm
Numeric keypad *
Small, palm-sized, seventeen key section of a computer keyboard, usually on the very far right. The numeric keypad features digits 0 to 9, addition (+), subtraction (-), multiplication (*) and division (/) symbols, a decimal point (.) and Num Lock and Enter keys. Laptop keyboards often do not have a numpad, but may provide numpad input by holding a modifier key (typically labelled "Fn") and operating keys on the standard keyboard.
Pointing device
Windows keys
Operating system installed *
Type of operating system on a device e.g. IOS on Apple devices, Android for mobile devices.
Windows 7 Home Premium
Operating system architecture
The way in which the operating system of a computer/smartphone (32-bit/64-bit) is set up.
Drivers included
Processor special features
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Solutions to Help You Focus on Your Small Business\nIntel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA) helps small businesses without a managed network manage security and productivity issues. This solution helps maintain and protect PCs automatically so that you can focus on running your business.
Battery technology
The type of battery in the device, e.g. nickel–cadmium (NiCd).
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells
AC adapter power
90 W
Cable lock slot
Holes on the edge of devices through which a cable lock can be passed, so the device can be locked to a desk etc.
Operational conditions
Operating temperature (T-T)
The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely operated.
5 - 35 °C
Storage temperature (T-T)
The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely stored.
-20 - 60 °C
Operating relative humidity (H-H)
10 - 90%
Storage relative humidity (H-H)
5 - 95%
Operating altitude
-15 - 3048 m
Non-operating altitude
-15 - 12192 m
Weight & dimensions
Weight *
Weight of the product without packaging (net weight). If possible, the net weight is given including standard accessories and supplies. Please note that sometimes the manufacturer leaves out the weight of accessories and/or supplies.
2.88 kg
Width *
The measurement or extent of something from side to side.
378.5 mm
Depth *
The distance from the front to the back of something.
258 mm
Height (front)
The height of the frontside of the product.
3.4 cm
Height (rear)
Height of the backside of the product.
4.2 cm
Packaging data
Package width
The distance from one side of the packaging to the other.
450 mm
Package depth
The distance from the front to the back of the packaging.
160 mm
Package height
The distance from the top to the bottom of the packaging.
345 mm
Package weight
Weight of the packaged product.
4.72 kg
Packaging content
Handheld remote control
Component of an electronics device, most commonly a television set, DVD player and home theater systems originally used for operating the device wirelessly from a short line-of-sight distance.
Cables included
Quick start guide
Instructions, either online, as a computer program or in paper form, to allow you to set up and start using the product quickly.
AC adapter included
Warranty card
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Testseek has collected 238 expert reviews for HP Pavilion dv6-2030ec and the average expert rating is 75 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
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Verdict: A classy-looking laptop, with excellent build quality, a comfortable keyboard and respectable all-round performance. The dv6-1133ea is HPs latest laptop in its Pavilion line. Like previous models it has glossy, piano-black surfaces with ab...
HP’s Pavilion laptops are some of the best looking machines around if you’re on a budget, and the DV6 is no exception. Its textured lid, silver-effect trim and glowing touchpad bezel make it look like a much more expensive laptop, even though it only c...
Bottom line It looks great, performs well and its price is spot on; this is a superb laptop...
HP's Core i5 desktop replacement combines plenty of power with a certain panache The 15.6in Pavilion dv6 bears HP's characteristic black and chrome livery, and to be honest it looks a bit showy in a laptop of this size. The numeric keypad at the side o...
This is the third time we've reviewed the HP Pavilion dv6. This might seem excessive, but laptops evolve quickly as new technology becomes available and the HP Pavilion dv6-2113sa is one of the latest configurations now on sale. At £550 it's...
Based on a 16:9 aspect, 15.6in display, the HP Pavilion dv6 range is the latest addition to HP's mainstream laptop lineup. There's plenty of competition in this particular sector, since 15.6in is essentially the new 15.4in - i.e. the mainstream laptop siz...
Design and features Piano black is the order of the day for HPs dv6-1128tx — piano black with silver concentric circles, and a fingerprint-style design on both the lid and wrist rest. Just like Apple has been doing for years, the HP logo in the bottom...
Good Attractive design, Decent power for an affordable price...
Bad No Bluetooth, Underwhelming battery life...
Bottom line The dv6 is a gorgeous laptop for quite an affordable price. If youre looking in the 16-inch space, definitely check this one out.
In 2011, the first Sandy Bridge notebook that reached our labs was the HP Pavilion dv6 - an excellent mix in terms of affordability and power. As a multimedia machine, it does its job with nary a complaint, and it does it well. So how will this year's dv6...
Good Good build quality, Beats audio, Full HD screen...
Bad Not enough premium finishings, Some keyboard flex, No clickpad...
The 15.6in Pavilion dv6 bears HP's characteristic black and chrome livery, and to be honest it looks a bit showy in a laptop of this size. The numeric keypad at the side of the keyboard is uncomfortably squished as well. But from a technical standpoint...
Bottom line Not without its foibles, but good value for a high-performance laptop...
At first glance, the HP Pavilion dv6 would appear to be the very antithesis of the tasteful laptop. Boasting flashy looks, a glossy screen and enough chrome-effect highlights to dazzle a footballer's wife, it isn't exactly shy and retiring.Look at the...
Bottom line An excellent and keenly priced desktop replacement, as long as you can live with the extrovert design...
At first glance, the HP Pavilion dv6 would appear to be the very antithesis of the dour business laptop. Boasting flashy looks, a glossy screen and enough chrome-effect highlights to dazzle a footballer’s wife, it's not exactly shy and retiring. Look a...
Bottom line It might not earn a perfect six overall, but the DV6 is an affordable, high-quality desktop replacement that makes a great case for itself. And, when you consider that it costs just £608 exc VAT, most people will find it decidedly easy to put up with...
There's a certain HP style these days, with curved edges, large trackpads and subtle engravings on the case. That signature style is there in the Pavilion dv6, a machine designed to look good in a modern home. Combining a Core i5 processor with AMD's...
Good Well designed, high quality construction, with more than enough processing power, switchable graphics gives you a balance between power and efficiency...
Bad Speaker quality could be improved, switchable graphics requires shutting down applications, battery life is on the lower side of average...
Bottom line A good looking, powerful laptop with plenty of features. Ideal as a home PC, ready for games, video and Office...
Companies that have excelled in the laptop market over the last three years have used a simple idea, one that's been a secret in the retail industry for years and one that we're going to blow wide open in What Laptop. The secret is to offer something m...
Good Great performance, Generous RAM, Dedicated graphics...
Bad Poor build quality, Battery life, Usability...
If a sub-$1000, quad-core laptop tickles your fancy, then HP's 15in Pavilion dv6-3010-AX_01 is for you. It runs AMD's Vision Ultimate platform, which comprises an AMD Phenom II P920 CPU and an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 graphics chip, and it's great...
Good Excellent value for money, huge tuochpad, great keyboard, digital TV tuner, quad-core CPU, 4GB RAM...
Bad Screen has narrow viewing angles, large touchpad can get in the way when typing...
We recently took our first look at HP's Pavilion dv6 range with the dv6-1240ea , going away very impressed and handing out a Recommended Award. Its strength lay in its excellent all-round performance and the outstanding value it represented given the feat...
The first thing that strikes you about the HP dv6-1240ea Entertainment PC is how well finished it is. HP has once again used its imprint technology to produce a glossy and very attractive notebook – an effect that extends to the touch media controls an...
Good Very attractive finish, Powerful spec, HDMI out plus other extras...
Bad Extra software is a pain, No Blu-ray drive, Some could consider it pricey...
2014-05-30 reddit! TechBlips Facebook Stumbleupon Newsvine tweet The HP Pavilion dv6-1130sa (£489 inc. VAT) is the latest addition to HPs consumer range. With its dedicated graphics and large quantity of memory, this laptop is a real bargain for thos...
Good Great connections list, Plenty of graphics memory...
Bad Performance is merely passable...
The HP Pavilion dv6-7030tx is the high-end model in HP's dv6 range, featuring an Ivy Bridge-based Intel Core i7-3610QM CPU, 8GB of RAM and a Full HD screen. It's a laptop that's designed for home use, and especially for fun stuff, be it watching movies...
Bottom line The Pavilion dv6-7030tx is a fast Ivy Bridge-based notebook that also has an excellent, Full HD screen. It's well suited for home users who want a good computer not only to get stuff done, but also to get fun stuff done. We just wish it had a better Wi...
If we were awarding prizes for looks alone, the HP Pavilion dv6-6103sa would win hands down. It is certainly an eye-catching laptop, the brushed metal design giving the HP a look that wouldn’t be out of place in the living room, study or at work. It’s...
Bottom line You can’t argue with the specification of the HP Pavilion dv6-6103sa, though the top-notch components do put it slightly outside of the price range of this group test. That said, it is a worthy inclusion because it blends style with substance and is wo...
The dv6-6027tx is a decent multi-purpose laptop for the home. It comes with a 15.6in screen, a Blu-ray writer and specifications that are powerful enough for just about any domestic task, including gaming. We're not sold on its keyboard, its screen or...
Good Good speed Good battery life...
Bad Screen Some design aspects No TV tuner...
Bottom line HP's Pavilion dv6-6027tx is fast and suitable for pretty much any home computing task. It can be used for admin work and homework, but also for video editing and gaming. We weren't thrilled with its screen and some of HP's design choices, but overall i...
Without doubt the HP Pavillion dv6 dv6-3046sa is one of the best looking laptops around and brings a touch of class where others at this price fail. The body is a beautiful textured white, as if adorned in carbon fibre, and offset by smooth black keys...
Good Excellent build quality, Stylish chassis, Dedicated graphics...
Bad Office performance, Battery life...
The Pavilion range comprises HP's consumer machines and while the Pavilion dv6-3040sa is a stylish and largely usable machine, it unfortunately features some irritating design features and lacks the impressive performance of its Intel-powered peers. We...
Good Good build quality, Nice design, Connectivity...
Bad Mediocre performance, Usability...
Those who want their notebook PCs to play music and video while managing a burgeoning digital image collection should cast an eye at the HP Pavilion dv6-3085ea. It's an attractively slim computer with a design outline that's generally reminiscent of Ap...
Bottom line The fingerprint security seems out of place, especially since HP's own 'instant-on' operating system appears to circumvent it anyway. Given its pointlessness, the overall effect is to make the notebook more expensive than it needed to be. Even so, pla...
Product Code: WR777EA #ABU The HP Pavilion dv6 is a 15in laptop built for home entertainment. HP's Pavilion dv6 line targets mobile-PC buyers who have an interest in rich media content. The line ships in various configurations; the reviewed here is t...
Bottom line HP has delivered an impressively polished, media-smart laptop at an affordable price. The odd contrast behaviour and poor vertical viewing angles were somewhat disappointing, but the overall HP Pavilion dv6 package works well for handling rich media c...
HP is the world's most successful laptop brand and provides a range of consumer and corporate machines at varying price points. Its Pavilion dv6- 2105ea is designed for home entertainment use. Performance is stunning, thanks to Intel's cutting-edge Cor...
Good Powerful, Core i5, Widescreen, Image quality, LightScribe capable DVD rewriter, Build quality, Excellent software package included...
Bad User interface, Not very portable...
The HP Pavilion Dv6 certainly isnt something you want to lug around. While it?s fairly lightweight for its size, it is meant to be used as a desktop replacement notebook with features and style that suggest it would live comfortably in the home office...
Good Attractive design, comfortable keyboard, adequate CPUand graphics capabilites, Touchpad can be disabled.
Bad Touch controls are a little buggy.
Choosing an HP notebook isn’t an easy task, not because they are hard to find - far from it - it’s just the bewildering choice of notebooks you can find in a range. Take the recently refreshed Pavilion dv6-6b series, for example. There are currently a...
Bottom line The only thing that lets this AMD dv6 down is its all-but-casual gaming performance, although to be fair it’s not been designed for anything more demanding in this sphere. More to the point, the HP Pavilion dv6-6b06sa is a good all-rounder for home u...
AMD's Vision platform is a codename for a loosely grouped set of specifications, which at heart comprises a processor and graphics card. It initially launched last September, but has now been refreshed with a few new elements.The idea behind Vision is...
Bottom line AMD's updated processor plus graphics chip ‘Vision’ platform comes in Basic, Premium, ultimate and black – but how does the performance stack up?...
The HP Pavilion line was always been classy, and the dv6 is a beautifully designed and built laptop. The lid has a smart engraved pattern, and opens up to reveal a red metallic keyboard panel and glossy black screen bezel. A metallic strip around the e...
Bottom line The dv6 is beautifully designed, has reasonable 3D performance and generous features, but the frustrating touchpad and keyboard can't be overlooked...
HP’s DV Pavilion range isn’t a bad choice for budget models from a top name brand. We reviewed the Pavilion DV6-3085ea, which is a higher-specc’d addition to that range that can handle most multi-media apps. However, it does come loaded with HP bloa...
Good Filigree Design, Value for money for the features, Good power credentials under the bonnet...
Bad Filigree design, Terrible touchpad and touch sensitive controls, Limited viewing angle on screen...
Bottom line Not the most user-friendly laptop, but well specc'd for the price...
The HP Pavilion dv6 is a midrange model from HP. Its multimedia capabilities suit it to a range of uses, from office applications and Web browsing to watching movies and viewing your holiday snaps.Handling and DesignVisually, the HP Pavilion dv6-1225ef...
Good Design and finish, Complete connectivity, Number pad, Graphics card can handle HD...
Bad Disappointing performance, Poor battery life, Poorquality, glossy LCD panel, Glossy plastics: dustand fingerprintprone, Noisy...
HP's dv6-1240sa is an attractive laptop that looks more expensive than it is thanks to its stylish black and chrome case. As well as looking good, it feels tough and its rigid lid should protect the screen from knocks. HP has the used the space that...
Clad in HP's customary black and silver, the £600 HP Pavilion dv6-6b50sa is an affordable, feature-packed media laptop. While it obviously doesn't match up to the premium experience offered by HP's Envy range, it's got plenty to recommend it to anyone who...
Good Attractive design, Beats audio is excellent, Bright and clear picture, Fingerprint scanner, 6GB RAM...
Bad Bit chunky and heavy for a 15.6, incher, Not Full 1080p HD...
Clad in HP's customary black and silver, the £600 HP Pavilion dv6-6b50sa is an affordable, feature-packed media laptop. While it obviously doesn't match up to the premium experience offered by HP's Envy range, it's got plenty to recommend it to anyone who...
Good Attractive design, Beats audio is excellent, Bright and clear picture, Fingerprint scanner, 6GB RAM...
Bad Bit chunky and heavy for a 15.6incher, Not Full 1080p HD...
Bottom line Anyone who wants a machine predominantly for media or music usage can add an extra star to the score. Follow TechRadar Reviews on Twitter:
The most immediately striking features of the Pavilion dv6-6051ea are its audio and visual capabilities. The 15.6in, 1,366 x 768 resolution screen is bright, its LED-backlit panel producing fine clarity and reasonably wide viewing angles, and pupils were...
Bottom line Superb video and sound, but this laptop is let down by an awful keyboard and very poor battery life...
HP's dv6-6051ea is a beautifully designed laptop with a generous specification. It's powered by a fast Intel Core i5-2410M processor, which is backed up by 6GB of RAM and a 640GB hard disk. Despite its 15.6in screen, the dv6 weighs almost 3kg. This mak...
Bottom line It's lovely to look at, but for this price, the dv6 is underspecified...
At the time of writing, HP was stuck between two product lines. This means that the Pavilion dv6-6b57sa may be refreshed soon, but it should still be available from HP's site for some time. It's fairly unique in that it blends an Intel Core i3-2330M pr...
Bottom line Its smart design and metal construction makes the dv6-6b57sa look the part, but its performance is average, its screen looks faded and the Beats Audio sound system is over-processed...
Product Code: dv6-3130sa HP's 15.6in-screen Pavilion dv6-3130sa laptop has small proportions and a body weight of just 2.5kg. Chuck in strong multimedia credentials, and you have a laptop that's eminently suitable for entertainment on the move. If yo...
Bottom line The HP Pavilion dv6-3130sa entertainment laptop is relatively inexpensive and offers good value - if you're not too fussed about specs or sound quality, this is a very nice laptop indeed. Paul Monckton...
We love the metallic look of the Pavilion dv6 and found that the dual ATi graphics really help to extend battery life. Although HP has chosen a relatively slow AMD Phenom II CPU the performance is perfectly acceptable. The list of features will satisf...
At first glance, AMD's 'Llano' CPU and Intel's 'Sandy Bridge' second-generation Core i platform look like blood brothers. They combine the CPU, a GPU and a memory controller all on a single 32nm die. So how do these laptop chips stand up against each o...
Bottom line On balance, Sandy Bridge is the more desirable hardware. However, there is a sting in the tail: as I've said, the Intel laptop retails for about £629, while the AMD version only costs £500. Windows 7 rates the latter with an Experience Index of 5.9, t...
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