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HP Pavilion DV6-3210us Notebook Review

January 9th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments


HP Pavilion DV6-3210us is a 15.6 inch screen notebook, that comes with AMD Phenom II Dual-Core Mobile N660 Processor clocked at 3.0GHz. This is a relatively high end processor and will deliver you exceptional performance for most of your home, office, as well as high end computing needs. The HP Pavilion DV6-3210us is comes with ample 4 GB installed memory and 500 GB of hard disk, which should be sufficient for most of your needs. The integrated webcam is notably decent and makes another compelling reason to by this notebook. Let us take a look at the individual components of this notebook.

Processor

AMD has been known to give good fight to Intel with its price to performance ratio. The phenom ii N660’s 3 GHz frequency makes it powerful. It has 2 MB of L2 cache. The Integrated Memory Controller makes the communication with the memory fast. The HyperTransport Bus makes fast communication with the North Bridge.

RAM and Hard Disk

The HP Pavilion DV6-3210us comes with 4 GB of hard disk that is ample for most of your needs. The Operating system, typically needs 1 GB of RAM, leaving you with close to 3 GM of RAM for applications to run. Most applications will lead much less. A large RAM ensures that multiple applications can reside on the RAM in place of hard disk, making switching between applications fast. The 500 GB of Hard disk should be more than enough for typical applications including large number of Videos.

Display
HP DV6-3210us comes with 15.6 inch screesn, that gives out decent picture. With a resolution of 1366 x 768, the screen looks crisp especially since it is LED backlit.


Battery and Battery Life

The DV6-3210us incorporates a 6-Cell 55 Watt Hour Lithium-Ion Battery, that lasts Up to 4 hours and 45 minutes according to the specifications listed by HP. The relatively long battery life with a fast processor makes it another compelling reason to buy.

Other Features

HP Pavilion DV6-3210us comes with other common features that comes with a typical notebook. Most importantly it has the integrated webcam with microphone. It does come with wired and wireless networking feature. Besides the USB, it has 5-in-1 Digital Media Reader, that you can use to check pictures that you took on a digital camera on the Digital Media Reader. The included operating system in Windows 7 Home Addition.

Staples is selling this notebook at $479.98 at the time of writing, making it one of the best notebooks available under $500. A definite Buy recommended by starredreviews.

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