Conclusion: HP managed to surprise us on more than one occasion with its Envy Ultrabook 6t-1000. Of the systems we compared it to, the 6t-1000 posted the best OpenGL score in Cinebench, and then followed it up with another strong showing in PCMark 7, which measures overall system performance. It also ran longer than we thought it would in our battery benchmarks, considering the relatively large 15.6-inch display the system is wielding.
Pros: 15.6-inch display, Superb battery life, Brushed aluminum chassis is eye catching, USB 3.0 ports, 15.6-inch display, HDMI output, Price, especially after applying a coupon code
Cons: Screen resolution (1366x768) is too low for 15.6-inch display, Slow spinning hard drive, Fingerprint magnet
Conclusion: If you’re looking for a lighter than average 15” screen laptop but don’t have the $2,000 to spend on a MacBook Pro with Retina Display then the $749 Envy 6t could be a decent half priced substitute. The design is appealing, the midnight black color is professional while the red trim gives it a sporty look. The audio quality is above average for both 15” laptops and Ultrabooks and the number of ports you get is also great.
Summary: The HP Envy Sleekbook 6z-1000 is a nice-looking entry-level laptop, and it costs only Â£549. The laptop's performance and processing speed may not be up to par, but HP's premium styling and components definitely make this laptop look lust-worthy. If you're not terribly concerned with having the fastest notebook on the market, the Sleekbook is worth a look.
Conclusion: HP has positioned its AMD-powered HP Envy Sleekbook 6z-1000 as a lower-priced alternative to Intel-certified ultrabooks. Unfortunately, the axiom that "you get what you pay for" applies here. It's underpowered, has a mediocre screen, and may feel slow even when brand new.
Pros: Less expensive than ultrabooks. Good port selection. Metal construction
Cons: Sluggish performance. Loaded with bloatware. Low-resolution display. Screen door effect on display. Fingerprint magnet.
Summary: If you want a 15.6 inch ultrabook, the HP ENVY 6 provides solid value for the buck. It's sleek, light and nicely built and fast enough for the average daily tasks. However, HP could have worked on the details, as the screen, keyboard or trackpad are merely average.
Pros: slim and light for a 15.6 inch laptop, good looking and nicely put together, fast enough for daily use and multimedia, good speakers, decent battery life
Cons: The screen, keyboard and trackpad are only average, not as fast as other laptops in this class, easily catches fingerprints
Summary: Whether you're a student looking for a thin laptop with a big screen or you just want a cheap Ultrabook alternative, the $599 HP Envy Sleekbook 6z is definitely worth considering. Aside from a striking design, this sleek laptop features above-average audio and long battery life.
Conclusion: The HP Envy 6-1001TU Ultrabook is a tempting deal for general users those who want to have a laptop for home usage and mild entertainment. But it could be a must buy device, if it has been offered at a lower price tag. Last but not the least; the best alternatives of this notebook are its own siblings HP Pavilion dv6-6018TX and HP Pavilion dv6-6044TX.
HP Envy 6-1001tx review: a big, Sandy Bridge-based notebook with discrete graphics, lots of RAM and plenty of storage
Good Gear Guide.au
15 September 2012
Summary: HP's Envy 6-1001tx is an Ultrabook that's large, but it just squeezes into Intel's requirements for thickness. It's a good model to consider if you want a thin and reasonably light notebook for gaming. You get a good configuration with lots of RAM, storage and graphics power, but it doesn't have an Ivy Bridge CPU. It's a notebook that's well built and it feels good to use. It just needs a better screen and Wi-Fi adapter.
Pros: Good configuration, Well built, Good input devices