HP Pavilion dv6-1240ea


HP Pavilion dv6-1240eaNotebook: HP Pavilion dv6-1240ea (Pavilion dv6-1000 Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6500
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4530
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.9kg
Price: 850 euro
Average Score: 81.25% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 84%, performance: 90%, features: 100%, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the HP Pavilion dv6-1240ea

83% HP Pavilion dv6-1240ea
Source: PC Pro English
At first glance, the HP Pavilion dv6 would appear to be the very antithesis of the dour business laptop. Boasting flashy looks, a glossy screen and enough chrome-effect highlights to dazzle a footballer’s wife, it's not exactly shy and retiring. Look at the reasonable asking price, though, and the fashion-conscious crowd might be willing to cut the HP a bit of slack.
It might not earn a perfect six overall, but the DV6 is an affordable, high-quality desktop replacement that makes a great case for itself. And, when you consider that it costs just £608 exc VAT, most people will find it decidedly easy to put up with those flash-Harry looks.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/07/2009
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 67% performance: 100%
90% HP Pavilion dv6-1240ea - 15.6in Laptop Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Based on a 16:9 aspect, 15.6in display, the HP Pavilion dv6 range is the latest addition to HP's mainstream laptop lineup. There's plenty of competition in this particular sector, since 15.6in is essentially the new 15.4in - i.e. the mainstream laptop size. Mediocre battery life aside, the HP Pavilion dv6-1240ea is an exceedingly accomplished laptop. Its specification is perfectly balanced and the list of features and extras (like the included remote) it offers for the money is truly astounding. If you're after a laptop that can do a bit of everything and don't want to spend the earth, we can think of little better suited to the task.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/24/2009
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 100% performance: 80% features: 100%
80% HP Pavilion dv6-1240ea review
Source: Techradar English
The first thing that strikes you about the HP dv6-1240ea Entertainment PC is how well finished it is. HP has once again used its imprint technology to produce a glossy and very attractive notebook – an effect that extends to the touch media controls and the flush ports on the side of the notebook really do look the part. Overall though, the HP is a fantastic laptop for use as an entertainment hub. It's powerful and smart, while its lack of weight means it's an ideal living room machine.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/14/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

72% HP Pavilion dv6
Source: MuyComputer Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 72%


ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4530: About 27% slower clocked Mobility Radeon 4570. Power consumption 8-12 Watt according to AMD.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

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

Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).

The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.


Entry level Penryn based dual-core CPU with a small 2MB level 2 cache and FSB800. Similar to the T6570 but without VT-x.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

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

2.9 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.

HP: The Hewlett-Packard Company, founded 1935, commonly referred to as HP, is a technology corporation headquartered in California, United States. HP specializes in developing and manufacturing computing, storage, and networking hardware, software and services. Major product lines include personal computing devices, enterprise servers, related storage devices, as well as a diverse range of printers and other imaging products. Other product lines, including electronic test equipment and systems, medical electronic equipment, solid state components and instrumentation for chemical analysis. HP posted US $91.7 billion in annual revenue in 2006, making it the world's largest technology vendor in terms of sales. In 2007 the revenue was $104 billion, making HP the first IT company in history to report revenues exceeding $100 billion. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

HP reviews

81.25%: 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.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-08-22 (Update: 2012-05-26)