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HP Pavilion DV6000

by D. Martin
(Chicago, IL)

I purchased my HP Pavilion DV6000 about 18 months ago for my two teenagers to share as the household homework computer. My main reason for choosing it was the fact it was on sale for under $700 at my local Best Buy.

It came configured with a AMD Turion 64, dual core processor, 2 GB DDR2 memory, 15.4″ WXGA High-Definition Widescreen, 256MB NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) Go 7200 Video, 160GB SATA Hard Drive and an 8X HP LightScribe SuperMulti 8X DVD writer. Also included were built-in Altec Lansing speakers and Windows Vista Home Premium.

This is a solid reliable laptop. Any computer that is used by teenagers has a rough life. Our 6000 was dropped a few time, coke spilled on the keyboard and an assortment of user caused software issues.

It met all the challenges and kept on ticking. Both kids are gamers and the 6000 allowed them to play all their online multi-player games at an acceptable level. They love the big bright screen for indoor use; they found the screen to be too reflective for their liking when trying to use it outside.

Dislikes they had included the fact this laptop runs hot. It can be uncomfortable to have sitting on your lap for long periods of time. They hated the built-in Altec Lansing speakers. Said they sounded “tinny” so they used external USB speakers and loved the sound quality.

So in conclusion the Pavilion DV6000 is a nice, solid laptop at a good price. It provided a good balance features which really made it very usable as a desktop replacement for my teens

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