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HP Pavilion DV6-3225DX Review – Core i3-350 Notebook

February 7th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

HP Pavilion DV6-3225DX laptop is another moderate performance notebook from the computer giant HP. HP this time made this notebook keeping in mind the price affordability and priced it quite reasonably. The Pavilion DV6-3225DX is powered through Intel Core i3-350M processor, a dual core processor clocked at 2.26 GHz. This processor is has decent performance with its Hyper Threading ability and its 3MB L3 Cache. Its integrated with Intel HD graphics engine that can cater well for the every entertainment need from the user successfully.

Intel Core i3-350M processor Details:

This Intel Core i3-350M processor that powers HP Pavilion DV6-3225DX is a lower-middle class Dual-Core CPU for notebooks and this processor is clocked at 2.26GHz. This processor is lacking Turbo Boost overclocking if compared with Core i5-430M processor. Also, there is no VT-d and AES too along with missing Trusted Execution functions. Each core of this processor is based on Nehalem micro-architecture. The Hyper Threading ability with this processor will enable the CPU to handle four threads at a single time.

This processor got one integrated graphics card as GMA HD along with memory controllers. Both are made in 45nm process, but on separate die. Here, it is important to learn that the CPU is made on 32nm process.

HP Pavilion DV6-3225DX Pros:

• Reasonable pricing.
• HDMI Port
• Good battery life – 5+ hours
• Light in weight.
• Huge storage space (500GB).

HP Pavilion DV6-3225DX


• Not good for gaming.
• No Bluetooth, No ExpressCard Slot.



This laptop is powered through Intel Core i3-350M processor that is clocked at 2.26GHz. It is a dual core processor with Hyper Threading ability. It has 3MB L3 Cache.

System memory:

This laptop comes with 4GB DDR3 RAM of 1066MHz and its maximum capacity is 8 GB.

Hard drive:

The hard drive of this laptop is 500GB Serial ATA drive which rotates at 5400 rpm. This hard drive is protected through HP ProtectSmart which will keep the data safe for a user.

Optical drive:

This laptop comes with a optical drive that can Read and write CDs and DVDs in multiple formats with Double-Layer support.


The screen size of this laptop is 15.6-inches with 1366 x 768 pixels resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio. The display type is HP BrightView technology and this can support 720p content too.

Graphics Engine:

This laptop comes with integrated Intel HD graphics which has 64MB-1696MB dynamically allocated shared graphics memory.


For networking needs, this laptop is equipped with 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN for wired connectivity. It has 802.11 b/g/n Wireless LAN adapters for wireless connectivity.


This laptop is arranged with a webcam along with microphone. This webcam is TruVision Webcam to offer digital quality for the user.

Additional Ports:

HP Pavilion DV6-3225DX is credited with three USB 2.0 ports, one HDMI port, one VGA port, one headphone jack, one microphone jack and one card reader slot which can suppoer SD Card, MultiMedia Card, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro and xD-Picture Card.

Additional Special Features:

This laptop is arranged with built-in fingerprint reader for security purpose, Intel Wireless Display Technology and an embedded WiMax mobile broadband modem.

Operating System:

HP Pavilion DV6-3225DX comes with Genuine Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Edition along with Adobe Reader, Adobe Flash, Microsoft SilverLight, HP Media Smart and many more.


This laptop is arranged with one 6-cell Lithium-ion battery which offers 5.25-hours battery backup for the notebook.

Sizes and Weight:

Width: 14.9-inches.
Depth: 9.7-inches.
Height: 1.4-inches.
Weight: 5.5 lbs.

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