HP Pavilion dv6500z

Specifications

HP Pavilion dv6500zNotebook: HP Pavilion dv6500z
Processor: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-60
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS 128 MB
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.8kg
Price: 650 euro
Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 80%, features: - %, display: - % mobility: 80%, workmanship: 40%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the HP Pavilion dv6500z

80% HP Pavilion dv6500z
Source: Laptop Mag English
An excellent choice for anyone seeking a multimedia notebook under $1,000. There's a lot to like about HP's Pavilion dv6500z, especially if you're a multimedia enthusiast. For just under $1,000 you get strong dual-core processing power, a better-than-average graphics solution, and a generous assortment of ports.
You can't ignore HP's discrete graphics and multimedia features and with its solid performance and stylish design, the HP Pavilion dv6500z is an excellent choice for anyone seeking a multimedia notebook for less than $1,000.
4 von 5, Preis/Leistung gut, Leistung gut, Mobilität gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/17/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 80%
HP Pavilion dv6500z Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
Affordable gaming and multimedia notebooks are nothing new to HP, and the updated dv6500z follows along with that tradition. Starting as low as $649, the AMD-based notebook offers users a notebook with outstanding features at a great starting price. One particularly useful feature included on this notebook when optioned with a dedicated graphics card is an HDMI port, giving this notebook a front and center position in any home theater. Read on to see how well this model holds up in our testing. The dv6500z has a very nice sleek design, with a beautiful glossy feel. The display cover has the durable plastic Imprint finish, which holds up quite well to minor abrasion without scratching. The body has all smooth, rounded edges, making it really comfortable in your hand while carrying it around. The screen also sports a latchless design, removing the release switch from the front of the lid.
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User Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/08/2007
Rating: workmanship: 40%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS: NVidia GeForce 8400M GS is the DirectX 10 capable successor of the GeForce Go 7400 for laptops and technologically a slower 8400M GT video card (because of the smaller 64 Bit memory bus).

 

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.


AMD Turion 64 X2: AMD Turion 64 X2 is intended to be positioned against the Intel Core Duo was presented in 17. May 2006. The current consumption is not higher than with Centrino-Duo-notebooks (TL-45 with ATI Xpress and Mobility Radeon X300). This means, that approximative the same battery runtime and fan functions can be expected (with this chipset). However, the performance was 20% below the T2300 (1.66 GHz) due to the lower L2 Cache (Core Duo has 2048 Kbyte shared L2 Cache). Nevertheless, the performance is sufficient.


TL-60: First in 90nm, later in 65nm produced dual-core processor based on the K8 core. Compareable performance to a 1.8 GHz Core Duo CPU with 1MB Level 2 Cache (Celeron Dual Core e.g.).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.4": 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. 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.


2.8 kg: This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in this class of weight.


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


80%: 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.

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» HP Pavilion dv6750ea
Core 2 Duo T5450
» HP Pavilion dv6675us
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» HP Pavilion dv6450eg
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» HP Pavilion dv6599eg
Core 2 Duo T7300
» HP Pavilion dv6598eg
Core 2 Duo T7300
» Samsung R70 Aura
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» Dell Inspiron 1520
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» HP Pavilion dv2899
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» HP Pavilion dv3000
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» MSI Megabook EX700
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» HP Pavilion dv2699
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» Sony Vaio VGN-SZ750N
Core 2 Duo T8100, 13.3", 1.8 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-SZ791N
Core 2 Duo T9300, 13.3", 1.8 kg
» Samsung R700-A003UK
Core 2 Duo T5450, 17.1", 3.2 kg
» HP Pavilion dv9655ea
Turion 64 X2 TL-60, 17.1", 3.6 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-SZ61WN
Core 2 Duo T7500, 13.3", 1.8 kg
» Dell XPS M1330
Core 2 Duo T7300, 13.3", 1.8 kg
» Dell Vostro 1400
Core 2 Duo T7100, 14.1", 2.5 kg
» Dell Inspiron 1420
Core 2 Duo T7500, 14.1", 2.5 kg

Laptops with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Medion E6239T
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» Apple MacBook Pro 15 inch 2011-10
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» Apple MacBook Pro 15 inch 2011-02 (MC721LL/A)
Radeon HD 6490M, Core i7 2635QM
» Apple Macbook Pro 15 inch 2011-02
Radeon HD 6750M, Core i7 2720QM
» LG Haier R450
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