4.5 star rating

HP Pavilion dv6000t Review

$1,570.00
The Verdict: With the Intel Core 2 Duo inside, the HP dv6000t gets a performance boost.

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We’re happy to see that while there’s a new chip on the inside, HP didn’t alter the design of the slick Pavilion dv6000t. The glossy piano-black finish and gray pinstriping outside (with that color scheme reversed inside) looks stunning. Even better, the dv6000 t has the features and performance to complement its good looks.
 
This six-pound notebook features a 15.4-inch widescreen LCD with a comfortable 1280 x 800-pixel native resolution. DVDs looked great on this display, and we love HP’s QuickPlay feature for launching and controlling multimedia files without booting up Windows. Viewing-angle performance was typical for this class of panel: good from side to side, but images looked washed-out when viewed from above.
 
The full-sized keyboard has an excellent feel, and we appreciate the touch-sensitive multimedia control buttons above the Function keys. Our only gripe: The glossy touchpad creates a lot of friction on your fingertip, making precise cursor control difficult.
 
Features abound, including 802.11a/b/g Wi-Fi, a 5-in-1 media card reader, two headphone jacks (ideal for sharing a DVD movie), and a built-in 1.3-megapixel webcam. In addition to the 2.16-GHz Core 2 Duo T7400 processor (the star attraction), our test configuration included 1GB of RAM, a 100GB hard drive, and a DVD-ROM/CD-RW combo drive.
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The real draw, of course, is the performance. The Core 2 Duo processor helped the dv6000t deliver the best MobileMark 2005 score we’ve ever seen from a mainstream portable (279)--a full 50 points better than the identical machine configured with the older Core Duo CPU. Battery life was a respectable 3 hours and 39 minutes.
 
So for consumers and business users looking for a fast laptop, the HP Pavilion dv6000t fits the bill. 
If you like this notebook, don’t miss the popular review of the HP Pavilion dv9000z. 
 
Read our Intel Core 2 Duo Test Drive article for more on Intel's new mobile chip.
 
 
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Technical Specifications
HP Pavilion dv6000t



The central processor unit, or CPU, is the brain of your notebook.
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CPU
2.16-GHz Core 2 Duo T7400
Operating SystemMS Windows XP Home
The amount of memory our reviewed configuration comes with.
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RAM
1GB
Amount of data your storage drive can hold.
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Hard Drive Size
100GB
Your notebook’s storage drive (hard drive or solid state drive) holds your operating system, your programs, and your data.
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Hard Drive Type
SATA Hard Drive
Your notebook display is the primary viewing device for your laptop computer.
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Display Size
15.4
The number of pxiels (wxh) displayed on your screen at once.
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Native Resolution
1280x800
An optical drive allows you to play or record to DVDs, CDs, or Blu-ray discs.
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Optical Drive
DVD-ROM/CD-RW
Wi-Fi connects you to a router or hotspot for wireless Internet access.
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Wi-Fi
802.11a/b/g
Card readers allow you to plug memory and expansion cards directly into a notebook.
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Card Slots
5-1 card reader
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