The DV6 is the most powerful laptop I have ever owned and used.
The laptop will definitely work well for the type of computer activities that I do:
buring DVD's, programming, video converison, picture editing, etc.
Intel Core i7-720QM processor 1.60GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 2.80 GHz
Memory 4GB DDR3 System Memory (2 DIMM)
Video Graphics Nvidia GeForce GT 230M
Video Memory Up to 2815MB (1024MB dedicated )
Hard Drive 500GB (7200RPM)
Multimedia Drive LightScribe SuperMulti 8X DVD±R/RW with Double Layer Support
Display 15.6" Diagonal High-Definition LED HP BrightView Display (1366x768)
Network Card Integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN
Sound Altec Lansing with SRS Premium Sound
Keyboard 101-key compatible with full-size keyboard with integrated numeric keypad
Pointing Device Touch Pad with On/Off button and dedicated vertical scroll Up/Down pad
PC Card Slots 1 ExpressCard/54 Slot (also supports ExpressCard/34)
External Ports 5-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader for Secure Digital cards, MultiMedia cards, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, or xD Picture cards
4 Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0, 4th port shared with eSATA
2 Headphone out
1 VGA (15-pin)
eSATA + USB 2.0
1 RJ -45 (LAN)
1 notebook expansion port 3
1 IEEE 1394
1 Consumer IR (Remote Receiver)
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What's in the Box:
Laptop, battery, 120W power supply, simplified starters manual
The design uses the current HP black with gold patterns sprinkled accross the top and the wrist pad.
The Screen is a 1366x768 LCD with LED back lighting. The screen has a nice finish and is very bright. I found no dead pixels.
The keyboard is assome! Vey nice feel vey firm (no flexing) and a seperate numeric keypad. The top row contians the standard HP function key short cuts.
THere shortcuts for the Web, video selection, sleep,locking, screen brightness, and video playback controls.
The is a standard HP design.
Web cam, good audio output and quality
standard media control funtions embedded in keyboard
LEDs for the touch sound control, audio mute on/off, number lock and caps lock. LED's also for the Power on, charging, and HD access.
802.11b/g/n WLAN excellent recption
Built-in SRS premium sound. The speakers have limited bass but good treble response. Sounds output is excellent when using the external audio out ports.
Input and Output Ports
Front: external mic input and two independent headphone outputs.
Left: Firewire, (1) USB's (1) USB / eSATA, (1) HDMI, (1) Ethernet, (1) HP interface and (1) VGA port
Right: (2) USB ports
Built in webcam.
The bottom looks normal and has two acess panels: one for the HD and one for the memory.
No benchmarks to post yet.
Size and Weight
Dimensions 14.9" (L) x 10.15" (D) x 1.33" (min H)/1.61" (max H)
Weight 6.34 lbs
Heat and Noise
The Core i7 can generate some heat but the wrist pad does not get abnormally warm.
I have not yet run the laptop until the battery dies but my first impression is that the batttery will not last real long; but i did not expect that to be the case with a quad core CPU and a dedicated GPU.
Standard HP bloatware. But I particularily like the HP internet based video streaming software. The DVD buring software is adequate but i tend to use freeware apps.
I like the standard windows media center IR controller.
I love the laptop. I new i was buying a desktop replacement with a lot of power but limited battery life.