HP Pavilion dv6 (Sandy Bridge) Review

By on May 8, 2011
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A decently priced desktop replacement notebook.

Good: Very powerful, Can play modern games easily, Looks stylish on the outside, Easily upgradeable ram and HDD
Bad: Gets very noisy when under full load, Monitor resolution only 1366x768, Comes pre-loaded with HP bloatware, HDD only 5400rpm
Price: AED 4,599
* The price is the Suggested Retail Price at the time of review. Please call a retailer to confirm the latest price for this product.

Operating system Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64

Processor Intel® Core™ i7-2630QM
2 GHz, 6 MB L3 cache

Chipset Intel HM65

Memory 8 GB DDR3
(2 x 4 GB)
2 user accessible
Upgradeable to 8 GB DDR3

Storage 1 TB SATA (5400 rpm)
up to 12 GB partition for system recovery
LightScribe Blu-ray ROM with SuperMulti DVD±R/RW Double
Create silkscreen-quality disc labels direct from your PC with
LightScribe: Just burn, flip, burn.

Mobile entertainment HP TrueVision HD Webcam with Integrated Digital Microphone
(VGA low-light)

Communication Integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN
802.11 b/g/n; Bluetooth wireless networking
Multi-Format Digital Media Card Reader for Secure Digital cards,
Multimedia cards

Ease of use Integrated finger print reader

Display 39,6 cm (15,6″) High-Definition LED HP BrightView Display
Display Resolution: 1366 x 768

Video AMD Radeon HD 6770M (1 GB DDR5)

Sound Beats sound system

Keyboard Full size keyboard with integrated numeric keypad
TouchPad supporting Multi-Touch gestures and On/Off button

Ports 1

Power 120W AC Power Adapter
6-cell Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery

USB 2.0
USB 3.0

Software This PC is optimized for Microsoft® Office 2010. Purchase a
Product Key Card or Disc to activate full-featured Office software
preloaded on this PC.
HP Setup
Setup Manager
HP Support Assistant
HP ProtectSmart
Windows Live Applications
HP Games Console
EasyBits Magic Desktop
HP CloudDrive (30-days trial) Microsoft Internet Explorer
Windows Live Messenger
Adobe Reader
Adobe Flash Player

Service & support Symantec Norton Internet Security 2011 (60 days live update);
Recovery partition (including possibility to recover system;
applications and drivers separately); Optional re-allocation of
recovery partition; Recovery CD/DVD creation tool; Notebook
Help & Support

Additional information P/N: LM596EA #ABV
UPC/EAN code: 886111443826

Product colour Dark Umber Metal Finish

Weight Out of package: Starting at 2.91 kg
Weight will vary by configuration

Dimensions Out of package: 37.8 x 24.68 x 3.11 cm
Dimensions will vary by configuration

Energy Efficiency ENERGY STAR® qualified ; EPEAT Silver®

Warranty 1 year, carry in, parts and labour
You can expand the warranty coverage of your product up to 3
years; for more information, check with your HP reseller.

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From auditing to editing, I now test and analyze the latest gadgets and games instead of the latest financial statements. Both jobs are equally intense and rewarding. When I'm not burning up hardware in the name of science, you'll find me nuking in DOTA 2 or engineering in TF2.

  • Agenodod

    how warm does it get ?

    • Taimoor Hafeez


      the Pavilion does get pretty hot during long gaming sessions, mostly near the top left side. For sure while playing games I wouldn’t recommend it on your lap. Otherwise during normal browsing and watching HD videos it only gets mildly warm.

  • tauseef

    hi does any one can tell me about hp dv6 sandy bridge processor i5,i7 is it a quade core processor or duall core i5,i7 processor

    • Taimoor Hafeez

      The Core i7 is 4 cores with 8 threads. The Core i5 is 4 cores with 4 threads.

    • Yoda

      Its a quad core processor. (:

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