Excerpt: The Pavilion dv6-3120us is a laptop released by HP. To put this review in some context, I do not personally own this laptop , but I have used my friend’s on numerous occasions and have had enough experience with it to see what I personally like about it and what I dislike. Also, I personally own an HP g4-1016dx laptop which is similar in some aspects, but I could basically summarize as being a more basic version of the model that I’m currently reviewing.
A discontinued, but fairly new, HP model at a very good price!
9 March 2014
Summary: In order to evaluate the machine's potential, it was necessary for me to wipe the hard drive and reload Windows 7 in order to remove previously installed apps and factory bloatware. That done, it seems to be a heck of a unit. I believe HP replaced the Pavilion line-up with the Envy models in 2012. Thus, in terms of bidding, the Pavilions are not nearly as competitive, as the replacement model (the Envy).
Summary: My son has been using this laptop at college for work and play for over three months now and loves it. It offers a great blend of sleek looks, quality fit and finish, and balanced CPU and graphics performance. The only nit I would pick with this laptop is that there is no docking facility from HP, otherwise I would have given it five stars.
Summary: I have used this laptop everyday since I got it over a year ago. It's a great laptop. It's not super high end, but it's not low-end. You're not going to do extensive gaming on it. Half Life 2, or minecraft, or other such games will work just fine on it. I use it as a student and feelancer. I do a lot of microsoft office work on it. I use it to run ubuntu. I use it to for my translating work. I currently run windows 8.1 on it, and it runs smoothly.
Great computer if you like Windows 8. Get Windows 7 if you can!
15 November 2013
Summary: If I had the option of rating the computer separate from the OS, I would give it 5 stars. Since I can't, it gets 4. Windows 8 has too much of a learning curve from previous versions and an operating system designed for touch screens should never have been allowed in non-touch devices. The interface for non-touch computers is truly poor and makes using the computer cumbersome. It is very non-intuitive. HOWEVER, the computer is great!
Impressed with this Laptop! HD Video editing is not bad!
CheapGeek "Do it for Cheap, Find it for Cheap..., Amazon
26 October 2013
Summary: Bought this laptop almost a year ago. I bought it for the 3rd Generation I7 Quad core processor, the larger hard drive and 6gb ddr3 Ram. I like making videos and after installing Adobe Premiere Elements 11 and trying out some HD editing, I was impressed. What would take me 20 minutes to render now takes about 4 minutes. The Beats audio came with it and I really didn't care too much about that.
Summary: I like the laptop. I like the finger print password feature. Makes it easy for me to log on without the hassle of correcting typos. The colour is fantastic. 6 GB RAM, 5.67 GB Usable. Not bad. Pretty fast at first but have slowed down a little even though I don't have much on it yet. It's easy to carry, and I absolutely LOVE the audio output from this machine, which is much better than my Toshiba. It used to stay cool at first.
Summary: I bought this laptop against my better judgment. At least that's what I thought I was doing. I was going by the last impression AMD chips left in, on my last purchase of an AMD laptop. It was dm1-z then, running an E-450 APU. I upgraded to and SSD and faster ram. The performance an boot-up vastly improved, but the poor chip couldn't even run videos on youtube and Netflix.
Excellent Laptop, but no back-lit keyboard. Seriously?!
Eaton Hubbard, Amazon
7 September 2013
Summary: This was a really good deal on a nicely powered and full-featured laptop. Intel i7; 8 GB of RAM, Windows 8, all the bells and whistles, except a back-lit keyboard. I couldn't believe that in this day and age a laptop like this would be sold without a back-lit keyboard. This is why I gave it 4 stars. I went ahead and bought it figuring I would make do.