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HP Pavilion dv6-3037sb Review

August 20th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

HP recently added another model to their dv6 series that is HP Pavilion dv6-3037sb which supports small business owner. It comes with i3-350M processor and integrated Intel graphics. The dv6-3037b is not intended for hardcore gamers. The laptop comes with price tag of $750-800$; price varies from store to store. Let us start with its specification then we will discuss about its specification.

Specs of Pavilion dv6-3037sb

HP Pavilion dv6-3037sb equipped with latest Intel core i3-350M processor. The processor is dual core processor and worked at a speed of 2.26GHz has both L2 cache and L3 cache of 3MB. Core i3-350M doesn’t have Turboboost support. However, due to hyper threading technology of i3-350M it supports multitasking; the virtual core supports every physical core. Thus i3 processes with 4 cores. The processor equipped with integrated memory controller which support up to 8GB DDR3 RAM. However HP Pavilion dv6-3037sb comes with only 4GB DDR3 RAM, you can extend it up to 8 GB as per your own requirement. Due to Integrated memory controller, the communication between processor and memory speeds up

Again the package constitute of Intel GMA HD graphics which need up to 1696MB total graphics memory.  In some laptop especially those intended for powerful task they disabled the option and integrate a dedicated graphics or keep another powerful graphics with switchable option. However HP decided to keep Intel GMA HD in their HP dv6-3037sb model. There is no other graphics option.  So forget about playing powerful games.

The Screen size of Pavilion dv6-3037sb is 15.6” which is contemporary LED backlit Brightview HD display and has resolution of 1366 x 768 in 16:9 Aspect.

When storage concerned it comes with 500GB hard drive revolving with speed of 500rpm.

Operating system includes Window’s 7 home professional 64bit as the machine is made for business professional.

The connectivity features dv6 -3037sb are  4 USB 2.0 ports which include one eSATA combo port, VGA, 5 in 1 card reader, webcam, HDMI port. Network features include RJ45 and wifi -LAN 802.11b/g/n WLAN and Bluetooth

Audio- Altec Lansing speakers with advanced Dolby technology

Weight -5.5 lb

Pros of HP Pavilion dv6-3037sb

As HP mention in its product page the laptop intended for small business owner let us find out supportine features-

  • Operating system Windows 7 professional
  • HDMI to connect external monitor for presentation purpose
  • 4 USB ports, sufficient disk space 500GB
  • Bluetooth
  • The notebook comes with finger print reader.

Cons of dv6-3037b

It has no USB 3.0 support; however I am not expecting that in the notebook if we consider it from price point of view.

At $750 or $800 it is a good business computer for small business owner. However if you want to little higher specs which can work as gaming laptop then you can go with hp pavilion dv6-3050us which comes with AMD’s Phenom II quad core processor with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650  graphics having dedicated video memory.

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