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Testseek.com have collected 233 expert reviews of the HP Pavilion DV6 Series and the average rating is 75%. Scroll down and see all reviews for HP Pavilion DV6 Series.
Award: Good Buy July 2011
July 2011


Experts
75%
233 Reviews


Users
100%
1 Reviews
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The editors liked

  • Larger High Performance Hard Drive
  • Solid 3D Graphics Processor
  • Full Size Keyboard With Numeric Keypad
  • Wide-screen display is great for movies and productivity
  • Integrated speakers offer above-average sound.
  • Felicitous design
  • Extensive port configuration
  • Docking option
  • Low heating of the case
  • Good sound
  • Fast performance with fine screen and keyboard. Numeric keypad included
  • Albeit downsized. Blu-ray movie viewing with HDMI output and handy remote control.
  • Low price. Good design. 12-cell Lithium Ion Battery.
  • Nice keyboard that includes a numeric keypad. HDMI and eSATA ports. Price includes all-in-one printer with Wi-Fi.
  • Jumbo battery means long life. Comfortable keyboard with numeric keypad. HDMI and eSATA ports. Remote control.
  • Attractive design
  • Very good value for money ratio
  • FireWire
  • ESATA interfaces
  • Docking station available
  • Mini remote control
  • Useable graphic performance
  • Solid performer. Affordable. Discrete graphics. Lots of storage. Two year warranty.
  • Wide screen display
  • Speakers give good sound output. Plenty of RAM
  • Notebook comes with a remote control
  • Good entertainment system
  • Quad-core processor. Big
  • Fast hard drive. Two-year warranty.
  • Updated design. Well priced. Blu-ray drive.
  • Attractive new design. Long-running battery. Touchpad features matte finish and supports multi-touch gestures. Superb wireless connectivity with 802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
  • Fast Core i5 processor. Fast hard drive. Above average battery scores. Sleek
  • Metallic design. Lightweight. Blu-ray drive included. 2 year Costco warranty.
  • Large hard drive
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Attractive.
  • Surprisingly good audio playback quality
  • Integrated media features work well
  • Good performance. Stylish metal chassis. Blu-ray drive included. Two-year warranty.
  • Blu-ray player. Good price. Unique pattern design. Decent processor.
  • Inexpensive desktop replacement. Great battery life. Gorgeous display. Stylish design.
  • Big 500 GB hard drive. Decent battery life. Reasonable price.
  • Quad Core Processor Helps With Multitasking
  • Large Hard Drive
  • Solid 3D Graphics Performance
  • Design
  • Materials
  • Workmanship
  • Sound system
  • Switchable graphics
  • Nice design. Little bloatware. Solid performer.
  • Appealing design. Lots of ports
  • Connectivity features. Good battery life.
  • Good productivity performance. Latest processor technology.Durable finish. Two-year warranty.
  • Second-generation Intel Core i3 processor. Gaming capable. Fresh design and aluminum construction. Long battery-life. Beats Audio sounds great.
  • Good looks and sturdy construction. Beats Audio. Bluray drive and WiDi 2.0. Long lasting battery. Intel Core i72630QM CPU and AMD Radeon HD 6770M video card provide outstanding performance. 750GB hard drive offers ample storage space
  • Metallic Aluminum finish
  • Four speakers
  • High program performance
  • Ready for gaming
  • Fast hard disk
  • Bottom flap is screw less
  • Good performance
  • Durable finish
  • Two-year warranty
  • Blu-ray drive
  • Good graphics performance
  • Durable design
  • Very good video playback quality
  • Excellent keyboard with a great feel
  • Good looks and sturdy construction
  • Beats Audio
  • Blu-ray drive and WiDi 2
  • 0
  • Long lasting battery
  • Intel Core i7-2630QM CPU and AMD Radeon HD 6770M video card provide outstanding performance
  • 750GB hard drive offers ample storage space
  • Highend
  • Hard aluminum finish
  • Four loudspeakers
  • Gaming suitability
  • Good application performance
  • Long battery runtimes
  • Low power consumption
  • Very cool case
  • Affordable
  • Decent graphics performance
  • Relatively good battery life
  • Uses newest Intel CPU technology
  • Has switchable graphics
  • Attractive appearance
  • Includes two-year warranty
  • Sizzling application performance
  • Can handle most modern game titles
  • Great looks
  • Feels well built
  • Attractively priced.
  • Lower price
  • AMD Llano APUs offer discrete-class graphics and gaming performance
  • Big 640GB hard drive
  • USB 3
  • 0 ports offer speedy connections
  • Strong quad-core performance
  • Sleek and strong aluminum chassis
  • Beats Audio delivers outstanding sound
  • Brushed aluminum case
  • Beats Audio delivers big sound
  • Surprisingly capable graphics power
  • Long battery life
  • Strong performance
  • Sturdy and stylish aluminum chassis
  • Good CPU and GPU performance
  • Great fullsize keyboard
  • Excellent trackpad
  • Pleasant design

The editors didn't like

  • Older Core 2 Duo Processor
  • Could Use A Few More Features To Be More Entertainment Focused
  • Overpriced
  • Clacky
  • Cramped keyboard and glossy touch pad aren't the best input devices
  • No Blu-ray drive.
  • Case is susceptible to pollution
  • Unpleasant surface of keyboard and touch pad
  • Strong reflections of the display
  • Mediocre 3Dand applicationperformance
  • High level of noise
  • Even without load
  • Poor battery life undercuts the more-mobile-than-a-17-incher argument. No Bluetooth. More than its share of crapware.
  • Processor speed. Poor gaming performance.
  • Low-resolution screen and poky integrated graphics. Included printer is low-end.
  • Jumbo battery makes system a little ponderous. Mediocre screen resolution. Sluggish integrated graphics.
  • Constantly loud
  • Glossy display with average contrast
  • Coated "smeary finger" touchpad
  • Short battery life
  • Imprecise typing feel
  • Average application performance
  • Relatively low-res screen. Bloatware.
  • Glossy touchpad attracts lots of fingerprints easily
  • Keyboard is cramped
  • Expensive
  • Integrated graphics. No ExpressCard slot. So-so battery life.
  • Problems with 3D gaming. Tinny speakers. No media remote. Sensitive touchpad.
  • So-so application performance. Integrated graphics mean 3D games are out. New touchpad with integrated mouse buttons will take some getting used to.
  • Erratic click touchpad. Integrated graphics only.
  • Average performance for its high-end components
  • Short battery life for its class
  • Jumpy touch pad
  • Poorly located quick-launch buttons.
  • LCD's vertical viewing angle is extremely limited
  • Screen contrast is poor
  • Integrated graphics. Bloatware. Slow hard drive.
  • Mouse pad is jumpy. Resolution doesn't support 1080p HD.
  • Mediocre application performance. Bloatware.
  • Budget AMD Athlon II processor
  • Integrated GPU means less than great performance.
  • Below Average Battery Life
  • Poor Trackpad Design With Integrated Buttons
  • Slow Boot Times
  • Fan could be less audible
  • Processor is a bit weak in some situations
  • No Blu-ray. Finicky mousepad. Resistant clickpad.
  • Uses last-generation processor.
  • Pricey. Integrated graphics. No WiDi or WiMAX. No Blu-ray drive. Mediocre battery life.
  • No backlight on keyboard. Bloatware.
  • Average display. Thicker and heavier than premium competitors. No backlit keyboard.
  • Spongy
  • Rickety keys
  • Flaws in the case
  • Bad contrast
  • Poor viewing angles
  • Limited wireless options
  • Integrated graphics
  • Bloatware
  • Sluggish productivity performance
  • No Bluetooth
  • No broadband wireless
  • DVD drive's eject button is tiny
  • Speakers distort at high volume
  • Average display
  • Thicker and heavier than premium competitors
  • No backlit keyboard
  • Poor contrasts
  • Viewing angles
  • Crashes in games
  • Benchmarks
  • Little gaming performance
  • Cover on bottom can jam
  • Sluggish productivity and multimedia performance
  • Short on features
  • Loaded with bloatware
  • Lacks Bluetooth and WiMAX wireless
  • Blu-ray reader
  • So-so battery life
  • Quite heavy.
  • Processor can't match competing Intel chips in raw power
  • Battery life is a bit short
  • Clacky mouse buttons
  • So-so application performance
  • Smaller hard drive than competing budget laptops
  • Limited display resolution
  • Lacks USB 3.0

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  Published: 2012-03-29, Author: Shawn Sanders , review by: gadgetreview.com

  • Shawn Sanders 3.0 5.0 The HP Pavilion Dv6 is a good, responsive laptop. Its good looks will “Wow!” ...

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  Published: 2012-01-30, Author: Parm Mann , review by: HEXUS.net

  • Good CPU and GPU performance, Great fullsize keyboard, Excellent trackpad, Pleasant design,
  • Limited display resolution, Lacks USB 3.0

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  Published: 2011-10-28, review by: pcmag.com

  • Strong quad-core performance, Sleek and strong aluminum chassis, Beats Audio delivers outstanding sound, Two-year warranty,
  • Clacky mouse buttons, No backlit keyboard, No Bluetooth,
  • High style, strong performance, and big sound highlight the versatile HP Pavilion dv6-6173cl, a 15.6-inch desktop replacement that would be good for your home. ...

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  Published: 2011-10-28, review by: pcmag.com

  • Brushed aluminum case, Beats Audio delivers big sound, Surprisingly capable graphics power, Long battery life, Two-year warranty,
  • So-so application performance, Clacky mouse buttons, Smaller hard drive than competing budget laptops,
  • For budget buyers unwilling to compromise on design, the HP Pavilion dv6-6123cl delivers sleek aluminum styling along with a long-running battery, big audio, and a generous warranty for cheap. ...

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  Published: 2011-10-28, review by: pcmag.com

  • Strong performance, Long battery life, Sturdy and stylish aluminum chassis, Beats Audio delivers outstanding sound, Two-year warranty,
  • Integrated graphics, Clacky mouse buttons, No Bluetooth,
  • With a great design, strong performance, long battery life, and a two-year warranty, the HP Pavilion dv6-6163cl is about as well-rounded 15.6-inch desktop replacement as you'll find. ...

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  Published: 2011-10-18, review by: pcmag.com

  • Lower price, AMD Llano APUs offer discrete-class graphics and gaming performance, Beats Audio, Big 640GB hard drive, USB 3,0 ports offer speedy connections,
  • Processor can't match competing Intel chips in raw power, Battery life is a bit short,
  • The HP Pavilion dv6-6145dx laptop certainly offers a mixed bag, with excellent graphics performance, but lackluster processing power. Some will find it a compelling offer, while others will be turned off. ...

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  Published: 2011-08-17, review by: itp.net

  • Sizzling application performance, can handle most modern game titles, great looks, feels well built, attractively priced.
  • Quite heavy.
  • The dv6 has it all; great looks, top notch performance and a sensible price tag. ...

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  Published: 2011-08-06, review by: infoworld.com

  • Abstract:  If you're willing to lug an additional pound or three, you can get a much more capable machine that's also easier on your eyes and hands, if not always your pocketbook. Ranging from less than $1,000 to a no-compromises $3,000, these midsize sedans ge...

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  Published: 2011-08-03, review by: pcmag.com

  • Uses newest Intel CPU technology, Has switchable graphics, Attractive appearance, Includes two-year warranty,
  • Lacks Bluetooth and WiMAX wireless, Blu-ray reader, Loaded with bloatware, So-so battery life,
  • The HP Pavilion dv6-6153cl gives you an Intel Core i7 processor and AMD switchable graphics for under $1,000, but you don't get features like WiMAX, Bluetooth, and Blu-ray as part of the bargain. ...

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  Published: 2011-08-02, review by: pcmag.com

  • Affordable, Decent graphics performance, Relatively good battery life,
  • Sluggish productivity and multimedia performance, Short on features, Loaded with bloatware,
  • The HP Pavilion dv6-6110us is an AMD-based desktop replacement that delivers better-than-average graphics performance for a budget notebook. It will give you six hours of battery life, but it's light on features and the CPU can't keep up with the comp...

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