The Bottom Line
- Strong Software Package
- LightScribe Media Support
- Lots of Trailware
- Glossy Screen Can Produce Fair Amount of Glare
- AMD Athlon 64 X2 TK-57 Dual Core Mobile Processor
- 2GB PC2-5300 DDR2 Memory
- 160GB 5400rpm SATA Hard Drive
- 8x DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Burner with LightScribe
- 15.4" WXGA (1280x800) Wide LCD Display with 1.3MP Webcam
- NVIDIA GeForce 7150M Integrated Graphics
- v.92 56Kbps Modem, 10/100 Ethernet, 802.11b/g Wireless
- Three USB 2.0, FireWire, ExpressCard/54, 5-in-1 Card Reader
- 14.1" x 10.1" x 1.6" @ 6.1 lbs.
- Vista Home Premium, MS Works, Photosmart Essentials, AutoProducer, Cyberlink DVD, Norton Internet Security
Guide Review - HP Pavilion dv6707us Budget Laptop PC
4/11/08 – The HP Pavilion dv6707us, like many other budget oriented laptops, uses the AMD Athlon 64 X2 TK-57 dual core processor. This CPU provides more than enough performance for general purpose applications. It does fall short of the more expensive Intel Core 2 Duo models for more demanding applications. It includes 2GB of DDR2 memory to allow it to run smoothly even with the Vista operating system.
Storage for the Pavilion dv6707us is pretty much standard fare for the budget market. The 160GB hard drive provides sufficient storage for applications and data. A dual layer DVD burner handles all of the playback and recording of CD and DVD media. The drive also supports burning labels directly to LightScribe compatible media.
The Pavilion dv6707us has a standard size 15.4” widescreen display that is typical of the budget market. The screen is quite bright and clear, but the glossy display might cause some glare issues that might make it difficult to use in less then perfect conditions. The integrated GeForce 7150M graphics are sufficient for desktop work but lack performance for 3D applications such as gaming.
One of the really nice things with HP's notebooks is all of the software programs that come with the system. Users will essentially have all of the programs they need for just about any task. The problem with this is that they also get lots of programs they don't need that tend to eat up system resources. Expect to take a fair amount of time to clean them off the system after the purchase.