HP Pavilion dv6-1000 Series

HP Pavilion dv6-1211sgProcessor: AMD Turion X2 RM-75, Intel Core 2 Duo P7450, Intel Core 2 Duo T6500, Intel Pentium Dual Core T4200
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4530, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Display: 15.6 inch, 16.0 inch
Weight: 2.3kg, 2.85kg, 2.89kg, 2.9kg, 3.2kg, 3.5kg
Price: 600, 650, 700, 800, 850 euro
Average Score: 78.31% - good
Average of 13 scores (from 12 reviews)
price: 71%, performance: 82%, features: 83%, display: 67%
mobility: 62%, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: 75%, emissions: 74%

 

HP Pavilion dv6-1199eg

Specifications

HP Pavilion dv6-1199egNotebook: HP Pavilion dv6-1199eg
Processor: AMD Turion X2 RM-75
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4530
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.89kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: HP homepage

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

80% Review HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook | Notebookcheck
Multimedia For Everybody. The dv6 series by the American manufacturer Hewlett-Packard scores with an exciting price/performance-ratio. All the series' models are positioned well below the mark of 1000 Euros, and there is variant by all means suited for gaming: the model dv6-1140eg, equipped with an ATI 4650 graphics card. Also an obligation for multimedia users: a 15.6" HD display in the 16:9 format.
80% HP Pavilion dv6-1199eg
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/31/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 82% display: 78% mobility: 72% workmanship: 86% ergonomy: 81% emissions: 77%
HP Pavilion dv6-1000 – multimedia v podání HP
Source: CDR-Hard CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/04/2009
Rating: price: 40%

 

HP Pavilion dv6-1149eg

Specifications

HP Pavilion dv6-1149egNotebook: HP Pavilion dv6-1149eg
Processor: Intel Pentium Dual Core T4200
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4530
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 3.2kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: HP homepage

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

 

80% HP Pavilion dv6-1149eg
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/09/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 60% features: 50% display: 30% mobility: 40% workmanship: 50% ergonomy: 70%

 

HP Pavilion dv6-1130sa

Specifications

HP Pavilion dv6-1130saNotebook: HP Pavilion dv6-1130sa
Processor: Intel Pentium Dual Core T4200
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4530
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 3.2kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: HP homepage
 Pavilion dv6-1130sa (Model)

Average Score: 81.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

83% HP Pavilion dv6-1130sa
Source: PC Authority English
HP's Pavilion dv6 laptop is a budget priced desktop replacement well worth considering At first glance, the HP Pavilion dv6 would appear to be the very antithesis of the tasteful laptop. Boasting flashy looks, a glossy screen and enough chrome-effect highlights to dazzle a footballer's wife, it isn't exactly shy and retiring. It might not score a perfect six overall, but the dv6 is a stylish, well-featured all-rounder. And, when you consider that it costs just $1409, it's decidedly easy to put up with those flash looks.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/07/2009
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 67% features: 83% mobility: 50%
80% HP Pavilion dv6-1130sa review
Source: Techradar English
 

HP's dv6-1130sa is a great entry-level laptop at a good price, but slightly lacking in performance. This is one of the best laptops we've seen at this price. It is feature-packed, easy to use and looks great. A faster processor would almost certainly have made this laptop a real winner.


80
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/09/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

HP Pavilion dv6-1230us

Specifications

HP Pavilion dv6-1230usNotebook: HP Pavilion dv6-1230us
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6500
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 3.5kg
Price: 650 euro
Links: HP homepage

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

60% HP Pavilion dv6-1230us
Source: PC Mag English
The HP Pavilion dv6 1230us ($799.99 list) is a tale of two laptops. On the one hand it has all the flashy exterior of the other models in HP's venerable Pavilion line of laptop computers. On the other, it is, at best, a modest laptop with just enough processing power to perform the baseline tasks required of an "entertainment" laptop. Unfortunately when compared to other multimedia laptops the 1230 comes up short. With its elegant design, the HP Pavilion dv6-1230us is a budget notebook, masquerading as one of its more powerful siblings.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/09/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

HP Pavilion dv6-1240ea

Specifications

HP Pavilion dv6-1240eaNotebook: HP Pavilion dv6-1240ea
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6500
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4530
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.9kg
Price: 850 euro
Links: HP homepage

Average Score: 81.25% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

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

 

HP Pavilion dv6-1253cl

Specifications

HP Pavilion dv6-1253clNotebook: HP Pavilion dv6-1253cl
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P7450
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650
Display: 16.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: HP homepage

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

 

80% HP Pavilion dv6 (1253cl)
Source: PC Mag English
"Just a little off the top" is good advice for a barber, but who knew it would be a good suggestion for desktop-replacement laptop shoppers? The HP Pavilion dv6 (1253cl) ($949.99 list) fits just below the dv7 series with a 16-inch rather than 17-inch-class screen and correspondingly smaller chassis. Yet it packs the same potent CPU and graphics hardware as the high-end Pavilion dv7-2170us, and goes a step further by featuring a Blu-ray player instead of a mere DVD+/-RW. The HP Pavilion dv6-1253cl, an aggressively discounted laptop, makes a compelling case for 16 inches as the mobile media center screen-size sweet spot.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/07/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

HP Pavilion dv6-1211sg

Specifications

HP Pavilion dv6-1211sgNotebook: HP Pavilion dv6-1211sg
Processor: Intel Pentium Dual Core T4200
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650 1024 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:10, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.85kg
Links: HP homepage

Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

75% Review HP Pavilion dv6-1211sg Notebook | Notebookcheck
Bread and Games. HP knows what the people want? A good graphic card combined with an acceptable processor in a case with loads of connections. Of course, this package shouldn't cost too much, 700 Euros at most. The scrooge among the customers will make a find for 660 Euros in the HP Pavilion dv6-1211eg. Are a Pentium T4200 and an ATI Mobility HD4650 just that what so many notebook buyers are looking for?
75% Test HP Pavilion dv6-1211sg Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/03/2009
Rating: Total score: 75% performance: 83% display: 75% mobility: 69% workmanship: 65% ergonomy: 72% emissions: 70%

 

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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 %

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

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

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on Mobile Intel 945GM chipset. It is a faster clocked version of the GMA 900 and supports no hardware T&L (Transform & Lightning) accelleration (which is required for some games).

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

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650: The Mobility HD 4650 is based on the Desktop 4650 architecture, but features a lower clock rate of memory and core. Depending on the core clock (450-550MHz possible) and the used memory (DDR2, DDR3, GDDR3 with 600-800 MHz possible) the mobile 4650 can show a different performance. The current consumption of the chip alone ranges from 15-25W. Features Avivo HD video features.

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


AMD Turion X2: The Turion X2 (without 64) is based on the Turion X2 Ultra, but has only 1024 MB L2 Cache and is therefore slower (performance compareable to the old Turion 64 X2). Because of new parts from the K10 architecture, the CPU should be more energy efficient.

RM-75:

Griffin based entry-level dual core processor. The cores are still based on the old K8 architecture (memory controller is newer).

Intel Pentium Dual Core: The return of the name Pentium, though it is a Yonah core. In fact, it is a double Core processor with a very good relation of performance to current consumption.

T4200:

Entry class dual core CPU with 1 MB level 2 cache and no virtualization technology. Compared to the Core 2 Duo line, some power saving mechanism are deactivated. 

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.

T6500:

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

P7450: Entry level Core 2 Duo processor with 3 MB Level 2 Cache and due to the 25 Watt TDP also suited for 13" laptops.


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.

16.0: 16 inch display-variants exist since 2008 and partially got the market share of 15 inch notebooks. 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.


2.3 kg:

These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 13 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

3.5 kg:

This laptop is heavy below average, compared with the average of notebooks. Therefore especially desktop replacements fit in this class of weight.


78.31%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

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

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

» HP Pavilion dv6-2120eg
Athlon II M320
» HP Pavilion dv6-2005AX
Turion II M500
» Mesh Computers Edge15 TT
Core 2 Duo T6500
» HP Pavilion dv6-1360us
Core 2 Duo P7450
» Acer Aspire 5940G-KAQB0
Core i7 720QM
» Cyberpower Xplorer X6-7900
Core 2 Duo T9600
» Toshiba Satellite L500-164
Core 2 Duo P8700
» Asus X5BTP
Athlon X2 QL-62
» BTO Notebooks P.Book 15C29A
Core 2 Duo T9500
» Schenker mySN MG6
Core 2 Duo T9800
» Compal KHLB2
Core 2 Duo P8600

Devices with the same GPU

» Packard Bell EasyNote LJ71
Athlon II M320, 17.3", 3.3 kg
» Sony Vaio VGNFW54M
Core 2 Duo P7450, 16.4", 3.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-FW56SR/H
Core 2 Duo P7450, 16.4", 2.9 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L555-10R
Core 2 Duo P7450, 17.3", 3.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-FW51ZF/H
Core 2 Duo T9600, 16.4", 3.2 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L555-10N
Core 2 Duo P8700, 17.3", 3.1 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L350-24U
Pentium Dual Core T4300, 17.0", 3.2 kg
» HP Pavilion dv7-2273cl
Core 2 Duo T6600, 17.3", 3.5 kg
» Toshiba Satellite A500-12W
Core 2 Duo P8700, 16.0", 3 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-FW560F/T
Core 2 Duo P7450, 16.4", 3.2 kg
» Dell Studio 1747
Core i7 720QM, 17.3", 3.38 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-NW280F
Core 2 Duo P7450, 15.5", 2.7 kg
» HP Pavilion dv7-2270us
Core 2 Quad Q9000, 17.3", 3.6 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-FW51MF
Core 2 Duo P8700, 16.4", 2.89 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-08-20 (Update: 2012-05-26)