Key specs, performance data and ratings for hp pavilion dv6 laptop specifications
HP's latest dv6 is a capable all-rounder that offers excellent value for money. It's also a good looker with a professional finish that makes it stand out from a crowded field of budget-priced laptops. Its only weakness is a keyboard that has a hard time keeping up with its large trackpad.
In its simplest form, the dv6 is a portable media centre with a 15.6-inch HD widescreen LED-backlit display that supports the WXGA native resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. The screen has a reflective CMO type panel that will be distracting in bright sunlight, and it can't quite manage the dazzling high contrast of many competing laptops.
Inside, the dv6 packs a solid core specification for the price, including a 2.5GHz Intel Core i5 2450M paired with 4GB of DDR2 RAM. The CPU can handle desktop applications with ease, and the installed AMD Radeon HD 6770M graphics chip has a reasonable level of 3D power too (see the benchmarks for more). The 500GB hard drive has a 7,200rpm spindle speed, a DVD burner supports LightScribe, and Gigabit Ethernet is supported.
A trio of audio jacks (2x headphone, 1x microphone) is joined by a mini-FireWire port and an ExpressCard slot. There's also a USB port with eSATA support and an optical drive that can take either a Blu-ray or a SuperMulti drive. It's a well-considered collection of ports for a laptop at this price point.