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...
Conclusion: For budget buyers unwilling to compromise on design, the HP Pavilion dv6-6123cl delivers sleek aluminum styling along with a long-running battery, big audio, and a generous warranty for cheap.
Pros: Brushed aluminum case. Beats Audio delivers big sound. Surprisingly capable graphics power. Long battery life. Two-year warranty.
Cons: So-so application performance. Clacky mouse buttons. Smaller hard drive than competing budget laptops.
Conclusion: The HP Pavilion dv6-6153cl gives you an Intel Core i7 processor and AMD switchable graphics for under $1,000, but you don't get features like WiMAX, Bluetooth, and Blu-ray as part of the bargain.
Pros: Uses newest Intel CPU technology. Has switchable graphics. Attractive appearance. Includes two-year warranty.
Cons: Lacks Bluetooth and WiMAX wireless, Blu-ray reader. Loaded with bloatware. So-so battery life.
Conclusion: The HP Pavilion dv6-6170us rivals some of the best desktop replacement laptops we've seen, offering quad-core performance and strong graphics for less than premium-priced laptops, but it has to trim a few of the finer features to do so.
Pros: Good looks and sturdy construction. Beats Audio. Blu-ray drive and WiDi 2.0. Long lasting battery. Intel Core i7-2630QM CPU and AMD Radeon HD 6770M video card provide outstanding performance. 750GB hard drive offers ample storage space.
Cons: Average display. Thicker and heavier than premium competitors. No backlit keyboard.
Conclusion: The HP Pavilion dv6-6113cl is a reasonably priced desktop replacement laptop with a tough exterior and plenty of storage. It's a decent performer, but there are better deals to be had in this price range.
Pros: Good performance. Durable finish. Two-year warranty. Large hard drive.