The HP dv6-6c10us (15.6-Inch Screen) Laptop is one of the latest in a line of computers (it hit Amazon stores just a month ago) designed to be carried around and propped up in your lap, so you can get a maximum of information, or do a maximum of things, on a machine that takes up a minimum amount of space. A number of features have been included, like a set of four speakers, an integrated fingerprint reader, two USB ports, video chat, and more. All of these items will be discussed in due time within the scope of this article. This laptop is, as the company has summed up on its own
website, “entertainment with a cooler design.”
Some important pros of the DV6, many of which have been discussed in previous sections, include:
- the higher level of security provided by the integrated fingerprint recognition (nobody likes snoopers)
- being able to deflect heat from the machine
- having a numeric keypad in addition to the main keyboard
- support for Bluetooth; the smartphone can be attached to the computer, to sync the two devices with each other or print wirelessly
- the presence of two USB ports and four speakers
Build and Design
This laptop is made with a brushed aluminium finish in steel grey, and has a 15.6 inch (39.62 cm) screen. The default desktop screen is blue with the words “HP Pavilion DV6” in white. The operating system is Genuine Windows(R) 7 Home Premium (64-bit); the processor, VISION A6 Technology from AMD with AMD Quad-Core A6- 3420M Accelerated with a speed of 2.4GHz/ 1.5GHz (4) and a 4 MB L2 cache. Memory is 6 GB DDR3 SDRAM (2 DIMM), with a maximum supported memory of 6 GB. The computer has a 640 GB 5400 RPM hard drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection (7). Power comes from a 65 watt AC adapter. Its shipping weight is 8.1 pounds (3.68 kg). As with any modern laptop, the connecting ports are all on the left side. The cord is magnetic and can be exerted in either direction, in accordance with the convenience of the user.
Display and Speakers
As mentioned in the previous section, the screen size is 15.6 inches (AMD Radeon HD 6520G), with the words “HP Pavilion dv6” appearing in white on a blue screen. It is a backlit LED screen. The machine also comes with four speakers, and for its audio system, it uses Beats Audio— by the company run by the famous rapper Dr Dre, that was only launched four years ago and which has collaborated with many entertainers— including Kobe Bryant, Lady Gaga, LeBron James, David Guetta, and Diddy— in selling their headphones. They have provided the audio systems for many other laptops as well. The Beat Audio people are committed to making excellent sound quality, knowing that its deterioration over the years has damaged the impact and emotion of music.
Ports and Features
The DV6 has two USB ports a great advantage since the user can transfer his files to and from the laptop much faster. There are also ports through which the four speakers. The other ports are for two headphones, a microphone, HDMI, VGA, and RJ-45. Another feature is an integrated fingerprint reader that provides additional security by limiting access to the machine to the owner and to those he himself trusts enough to allow them to use it. It also means that if the owner should lose the peripheral, he will not have to worry about being locked out of the laptop. And thieves are less likely to steal the computer if they cannot access the information stored on it.
Keyboard and Touchpad
The keyboard— like that of the standard desktop PC— has a numeric keypad, which is useful in printing the letters of many foreign alphabets (e. g. Θ = 952). Not all laptops have this feature; the MacBook, for instance, lacks it (so you have to use the “Character Map” for that purpose). The touchpad can be turned on and off by touching the Fn and space keys; it has an illuminated LED border.
Performance is among the number one factors to be considered when one is buying a new computer of any kind, and the HP DV6-6c10US definitely excels in that sphere. Its AMD Quad-Core A6- 3420M processor performs at a speed of 2.4 GHz and has a cache of 4 MB L2.
The computer requires a lithium-ion battery with a life of six hours. An HP MU06 or -09 long- life notebook battery may also be used, as an optional accessory.
Heat and Noise
As laptop users sit with the computer on their laps, they often notice that it often becomes uncomfortably hot. This problem can be solved by putting something beneath the machine; but the DV- 6 is made so heat can be automatically deflected away from it. Noise is likewise not much of a problem either.
This is for who?
The DV6 is especially good for the user who also has a Bluetooth that he can sync with it. It is also for the customer who is on a limited budget and/ or is looking to find a bargain; for this machine is being sold at Amazon for only $549.99— $100 down from its normal price! And it is for the one who values his privacy, needs to have his files transferred more quickly— or simply wants a newer, better laptop.
Why should you buy it?
You should buy HP dv6-6c10us (15.6-Inch Screen) Laptop because it is one of the best rated by Amazon customers (four and a half stars). The resolution is outstanding, and the speed and hibernation great, the integrated fingerprint reader helps you protect your privacy, you can attach your Bluetooth to it, and it is one of the best products when it comes to wireless printing. And it works so well for a product of its price! Besides, it is esthetically attractive.