Summary: The HP DV 6 3160 purchased in 2010 died on me and I wanted a new laptop with similar features. I probably reviewed 50 laptops on Amazon over a 3 day perid before finding this one. Initially I wanted a Windows 7 machine but was unable to find one with a decent CPU and separate video GPU, comparable hard drive, memory and features as my old laptop.
Summary: I've been using it over a year now and it still runs fine. I did drop it once (it was in a sleeve in a backpack and the backpack fell about 3 feet) and there is physical damage on one corner so the metal is bent a little. The drop also damaged the mechanism which attached the cover to the DVD drive. Speaking of the DVD drive it's actually not too good (maybe it's because of the drop but i don't know).
Summary: I got this laptop four years ago, and it has given me four years of steady service. It could handle almost anything I threw at it, from word processing and web browsing to very light gaming (mostly browser-based). About two years ago, I started hosting Minecraft servers on it, and even before I upgraded the RAM to 8 Gbs, I could have the server running in the background while I was playing Minecraft.
Summary: Love the HP computer. It has a lot of features that my old dell didn't have. Like Beats audio, Smart Protect, and Cool Sense. I'm not to enamored with Windows 8. I don't even use the apps screen. I just bring up the desktop screen and work off of it.
Summary: The Pavilion dv6-6c35dx is amazingly fast. Quad core can handle about anything you can throw at it. Beat sound is outstanding. There is the 1 flaw inherit in the D6 line: horinzontal line flicker. This is caused when the display goes to sleep, but can be temporarily cured by restarting the machine. It also helps to use a screen saver and disable turning screen off. Very bright screen. Plays DVD's to your heart content.
Summary: well the freaking thing works alright i must say. it is nothing to spectacular, i mostly just use the computer for internet and writing papers. I also have ran traktor pro on here and the songs take just enough time to make you wanna... ehhh i wont say. other than that i freaking use this thing all the time. i got it pretty fast from what i can recall. it was packaged inside of 2 boxes and bubbly wrap up the butt. booted up with no problems. thumbs up to the sky baby.