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HP Pavilion dv6500t Review: A Jam-Packed Budget Notebook

HP Pavilion dv6500t
Being the world’s number one PC maker has some perks, including the ability to design attractive, powerful laptops that sell for less than the competition. Case in point: HP and its Pavilion dv6500t, a 15.4-inch media notebook. HP supplies a dual-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and a 120GB hard drive, all for less than $1,000. Not to mention all the handy extra features that comes standard on all HP units, whether a budget system likes the dv6500t or a $2,000 model.

I’m used to reviewing HP Pavilion laptops with piano-black finishes, so it was a real treat to test the dv6500t. It gleams in glossy white, and is imprinted with a series of short parallel bars resembling the results of a DNA test.

The dv6500t’s 5.8-pound frame isn’t heavy, considering that it features a brilliant 15.4-inch screen. The system also comes standard with a 1.3- megapixel webcam and a built-in fingerprint reader. The included dual-layer DVD burner supports LightScribe, an HP technology that uses a laser instead of ink to print labels onto a DVD or CD. Other features include two headphone ports, a wireless on/off switch, touch-sensitive media keys, and a dedicated button to disable the touchpad.

The notebook is powerful, thanks to its Intel processor, but integrated graphics hold it back on 3D performance. For an extra $79, you can upgrade to a discrete graphics card that will let you play the latest 3D gaming titles. The dv6500t’s Overall score on the SYSmark 2007 Preview test edged out the competition, though video-encoding and Photoshop scores fell slightly short. Its 44-Wh battery cranked out 3 hours 13 minutes of life, but I highly recommend upgrading to the 12-cell battery for an extra $20, although it will increase the system’s weight by about half a pound.

Even in this age of terrific deals, the dv6500t is easily a top-tier budget laptop. It’s loaded with features, provides a comfortable user experience, and packs performance parts that can tackle some of today’s toughest tasks.

HP Pavilion dv6500t Review
Price Range: $899 direct
Specs: 1.67-GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T5450; 2GB DDR2 SDRAM; 120GB, 5,400-rpm hard drive; 358MB Intel Graphics Media Accelerator integrated graphics; 15.4-inch, 1,280-by-800 LCD; 5.8 pounds system weight (6.6 pounds travel weight); 44-Wh, 4.4-Ah lithium ion battery; Windows Vista Home Premium.

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Anonymous andy said ... (4 gusht 2011 në 12:43 e paradites) : 

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Anonymous kellen said ... (7 shtator 2011 në 2:46 e paradites) : 

the HP Pavilion dv5 Battery have limited battery life. This lifespan rely on its use as well as its maintenance.

 

Anonymous Innah | Ink Cartridge Brother said ... (2 janar 2014 në 5:26 e paradites) : 

This HP Pavillion notebook is a must-have especially for budget seekers like me! How can i refuse a device that serves a lot of functions at an affordable price??! Oh my, I need to own one!

 

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