HP Envy dv6 Series

HP Envy dv6-7206txProcessor: AMD A-Series A10-4600M, Intel Core i7 3630QM
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 7660G, NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M, NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.4kg, 2.5kg, 2.6kg
Price: 600, 1000 euro
Average Score: 85% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: 60%, performance: 80%, features: 70%, display: - %
mobility: - %, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

 

HP Envy dv6z-7200

Specifications

HP Envy dv6z-7200Notebook: HP Envy dv6z-7200
Processor: AMD A-Series A10-4600M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 7660G
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: HP homepage
 Envy dv6z-7200 (Model)

 

HP ENVY dv6z-7200
Source: Student Buying Guide English
With the HP Academy pricing of $527.99 to start out you get an insanely good price for such a high quality laptop that has so much power. This notebook is solidly built with an aluminum chassis and rigid feel all over. The Full HD 1920 x 1080 screen is a dream, it has excellent viewing angles, color reproduction and anti-glare finish. It’s not all rainbows and butterflies though, disappointments included the cheap feeling mouse buttons, annoying glossy screen bezel and there was a lot of bloatware that needed to be removed within Windows 8. No laptop is perfect, and these are small complaints for an otherwise excellent machine. If you’re looking for a powerful laptop with a bit of mobility and don’t want to break the bank, look no further than the HP ENVY dv6z-7200.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/11/2012

 

HP Envy dv6-7214nr

Specifications

HP Envy dv6-7214nrNotebook: HP Envy dv6-7214nr
Processor: Intel Core i7 3630QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: HP homepage
 Envy dv6-7214nr (Model)

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% HP Envy dv6-7214nr 15.6-inch Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
HP's Envy laptops may lack their distinctive styles that set them apart from the companies other consumer laptops but it still offers a solid experience for those looking at an all around laptop. It features some strong performance that lets it do well in pretty much but it still isn't quite as suited for dedicated gaming as other laptops.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/04/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

HP Envy dv6-7206tx

Specifications

HP Envy dv6-7206txNotebook: HP Envy dv6-7206tx
Processor: Intel Core i7 3630QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: HP homepage
 Envy dv6-7206tx (Model)

Average Score: 90% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

90% HP Envy dv6-7206tx Review
Source: Think Digit English
HP's higher-end laptops have always been fairly competent, in terms of what they offer. The updated dv6 that we have tested here is an alternative option to the Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 and the Sony Vaio SVS151115FNB, all of which are in the same price bracket, around Rs. 65,000. The IdeaPad Z580 still remains the best performer, but the Envy dv6-7206tx matches it fairly close throughout. It lacks a Blu-ray drive that the Z580 offers, but has a better keyboard, brighter display and more personality.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/23/2013
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 60% performance: 80% features: 70% workmanship: 80%

 

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Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

AMD Radeon HD 7660G: Processor graphics card that is built into the Trinity A10 series APUs from AMD. Based on the VLIW4 architecture of the Radeon HD 6900 desktop series.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M:

Multiple models based on various chips of the Fermi generation. Specifically, the GT 630M exists in GF108/GF106/GF116 variants, but are all essentially renamed GeForce GT 540M or 555M GPUs. A 28nm GF117 variant exists as well with reduced power consumption.

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M: A mid-range GPU and the fastest GeForce GT as part of the 600M series

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


AMD A-Series:

A10-4600M: Mobile Quad-Core processor with only two FP calculation units and an integrated Radeon HD 7660G graphics card. 

Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

3630QM: An Ivy Bridge-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.4 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.4 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4000 GPU and a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.


15.6: 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.4 kg:

This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

2.6 kg:


85%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Notebooks from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Samsung 550P5C-T01US
Core i7 3610QM
» Samsung 550P5C-T01RS
Core i5 3210M
» Dell XPS 15-9375sLV
Core i5 3210M
» Dell Inspiron 15z-5523
Core i5 3317U
» Dell XPS 15-n00x1507
Core i5 3210M
» Asus N56VM-S3113V
Core i7 3610QM
» Acer Aspire V3-571G-6641
Core i3 2370M
» Acer Aspire V3-571G-6602
Core i5 2450M
» Asus X53SM-SO184V
Core i5 2450M
» HP Pavilion dv6-7030tx
Core i7 3610QM
» HP Pavilion g6-2008tx
Core i3 2350M
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-11-14 (Update: 2012-11-14)