Excerpt: HP Pavilion laptops are very popular amongst multimedia and home users, be it entry-level, mainstream or high-end, there’s something for everyone. But again, the truth is that they are slightly more expensive than most ‘non-traditional’ laptop makers. However, this time around, perhaps owing to the stiff competition, HP has something that offers very good value for money, while maintaining HP’s style factor, their Pavilion DV-6 series.
Summary: The Pavilion dv6-6116tx will cost you Rs.38,897, which is not too bad for a mainstream multimedia notebook. Granted, it’s a bit underpowered, compared to the competition at the same price point, but then not many notebooks in this price bracket are built as well as the HP. If you aren’t going to be playing too many games or intensive 3D applications, then you won’t be disappointed with the dv6. Mind you, you’ll have to sacrifice USB 3.0 as well.
Excerpt: Отечественный потребитель знаком с ноутбуками компании Hewlett-Packard в основном по линейке Probook. Аппараты эти, надо сказать, вполне хороши и современны, однако внешний вид их, что называется, на любителя. А ведь у HP за океаном имеется совершенно другая линейка портативных компьютеров Pavilion, представители которой гораздо красивее и в плане начинки ничуть не хуже. Сегодня мы предлагаем познакомиться с одной из таких моделей — HP Pavilion dv6-2021er.
Conclusion: The HP Pavilion dv6 is a well-rounded and versatile mid-range laptop that looks good, performs well and is, for the most part, enjoyable to use. A basic 1,366x768 display resolution limits the laptop's potential as a productivity tool, but the large bright display, full-size keyboard and ultra-responsive trackpad make it convenient for everyday home use.
Conclusion: While I am talking about visuals, I should mention that the new DV6 looks brilliant at first sight. Pretty much the entire unit is made of plastic, but certain patterns give it a very high-end feel. Starting from the top, the DV6’s most impressive design is the dark amber, brushed metal finish top. Inside the same material continues for the palm-rest and the area surrounding the keyboard. The keyboard itself is Chiclet styled, with comfortably distanced keys.
HP Pavilion dv6z Select Edition Review with the AMD Phenom II P920 Quad-Core Processor
23 March 2011
Excerpt: The HP Pavilion dv6z Select Edition series, powered by an AMD processor, is all about packing in high performance multimedia tasks without breaking the bank....
Pros: Excellent performance when it comes to multimedia intensive tasks like HD video playback and video editing, great multitasking performance, HDMI 1.3b out for connecting to a TV, runs cool and quietly, large trackpad, great speakers, very durable design with comfortable keyboard, comes with HP’s QuickWeb instant on OS for quick access to the internet and email
Cons: Battery life is just acceptable at an average of 3 hours of use when performing multimedia intensive tasks, 15.6″ display isn’t very vibrant and looks washed out at some angles, 1366×768 display resolution is on the low side
Excerpt: HP was one of the first PC manufacturers to embrace touch interaction through their Touch Smart All-In-One desktops, and today they showed a further desire to integrate it in notebooks as well. Revamped with a new etched metal casing option similar to the HP Envy, the dv6 is clearly meant to serve as multimedia machine. The screen measures 15.6, and has the option to be to upgraded to a multi-touch display.
Conclusion: Priced at AED 4,599 (US$1,250), the dv6 is a decently priced laptop as long as you don’t intend of moving around with it. It works great on a desk but the bulky form factor and less than stellar battery life don’t make it an ideal platform for someone looking for mobility.