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HP Pavilion dv6-1230us

Specifications

HP Pavilion dv6-1230us
HP Pavilion dv6-1230us (Pavilion dv6-1000 Series)
Display
15.60 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
3.5 kg ( = 123.46 oz / 7.72 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
650 Euro

 

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

Reviews for the HP Pavilion dv6-1230us

60% HP Pavilion dv6-1230us
Source: PC Mag English Archive.org version
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%

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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).

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» 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.


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.

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


15.60":

15-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.

The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.

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


3.5 kg:

A laptop with this weight is comparatively heavy and less designed for mobility than for use at the desk. Therefore, the devices tend to shine less with battery life than with a large screen and higher performance.


HP: Founded in 1939, the US company is a major server and printer manufacturer and one of the leading IT companies in the world. Until 2015, the company was called Hewlett-Packard Company. After a split, the computer division was renamed HP Inc.

In 2023, HP had an approximate market share of 22% of global PC sales, making it number 2 after Lenovo.


60%: Such a poor rating is rare. There are only a few notebooks that were rated even worse. The rating websites do not give a purchase recommendation here.


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

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2009-08-20 (Update: 2012-05-26)