Summary: This is a great laptop.. when it works... The dv series laptop around this era had a defect in the soldering around the video chip on the motherboard.. the solder would seperate causing the computer to 'die'. This defect was actually a manufacturer recall, but since most people never send in the warrantee information, they were never notified of the recall, which expired after one year. Now if this problem occurs, it's over $350.00 to send for repairs.
Summary: I purchased this laptop referbished and it performes excellently for me, but be cautioned when you purchase a referbished computer. Because where mine performs on a high level it does have an issue with the soundcard driver. My laptop has no sound there for it's uses are limited untill i get it repaired but that's the risk you take with any referbished product.
Summary: The new laptop has a bright screen that is easy on the eyes and the finish on the exterior is unique. Connecting to a wireless network is extremely simple, just open the connection wizard and the computer does the work for you. Playing DVD's and other media is also easy, one click on the HP Quick Play icon gets you started. Finally, the remote for the media player is a nice addition.
Excerpt: I have now owned by dv6552 laptop for 18 months. As a university student, I use it non-stop - for writing notes, browsing the web, listening to music, uploading photos etc. It has lasted really well, and despite the inevitable technological developments always going on, still seems up to date compared to newer models on the market. I love the look and feel of this laptop; it is really sleek and a lot better looking than other laptops available.
Pros: Good speakers, good sound, overall reliability, many extra features, good value for money
Excerpt: I am the proud owner of one of these hp pavilion dv6500t laptops. It has a 15.4" Brightview display and the processor is an intel centrino duo (core 2 duo). The quality of the images displayed on the screen are excellent and overall the processor is very fast (one of the fastest laptops i have ever used). It has a memory of up to 2GB RAM which is more than enough for normal use (work/leisure).
Excerpt: I bought this laptop in September 2007 after much research into what laptop was best for me. As a fan of HP products, I chose from the DV6500 range available at the time. This laptop had every spec I required for both using as a station for university assignments, as well as home use for music, film and gaming. Firstly, the design is eye-catching. I was bored of looking at the generic black or grey and thought the white anti-scratch surface was ideal.
Excerpt: I have this laptop and it was a huge mistake. I paid £599 for it and I feel robbed. Most programs don't work with vista right now, and it crashes more times than I've had hot dinners. Its VERY laggy when I try and play the most minimalistic games such as the Sims. Its slow even with 2gb of ram! Very dissapointed.
Excerpt: Ok so where do I start...The good. This laptop looks incredibly nice, it is one of the best looking laptops around I would say, the specs look really good for what you pay for it, 2gb RAM, 150gb hard drive, nVidia graphics (up to 559mb apprently), the display is amazing all in all a really nice looking laptop.
Pros: the look, 2gb ram, dual core, media designs, dvd rw, lightscribe
Cons: vista, no backwards support to XP, graphics chip, no boot disc but rather partitioned harddrive
Hp pavilion dv 6500 ottimo per cucinare, visto il riscaldamento
29 September 2011
Summary: Dotato di un'estetica molto elegante l'hp pavilion dv 6500, che per altro possiedo da ormai 3 anni anche se dopo averne comprato un'altro lo utilizzo pochissimo, ha il difetto di eccessivo surriscaldamento dovuto, a mio avviso, ad una tecnologia ancora non pronta per essere inserita in una scatola praticamente ultrapiatta ed inoltre il rumore della fentola è pari a quello di un ufficio intero, tant'è che la notte, è impossibile utilizzarlo se nella stessa stanza vi è...
Pros: estetica e funzionalità
Cons: rumoroso - surriscaldante - bateria con poca autonomia