HP Pavilion dv6500z
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the HP Pavilion dv6500z
Source: Laptop Mag Archive.org version
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%
Source: Notebookreview.com Archive.org version
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.
User Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/08/2007
Rating: workmanship: 40%
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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-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.
With this weight, a laptop is rather heavier than average. Devices in this range shine more with screen size and performance than with mobility.
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80%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.
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