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HP Pavilion dv6150us

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The Bottom Line

HP's Pavilion dv6150us is a suprising package that provides a lot of performance for a reasonable price as long as you don't need any dedicated 3D graphics.
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Pros

  • Two Gigabytes of Memory
  • Good Storage Capabilities
  • Relatively Low Cost

Cons

  • Integrated Graphics

Description

  • Intel Core 2 Duo T5500 Dual Core Mobile Processor
  • 2GB DDR2 Memory
  • 120GB 5400rpm SATA Hard Drive
  • DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Burner with LightScribe
  • 15.4" WXGA (1280x800) Wide Screen LCD
  • NVIDIA GeForce 6150 Integrated Graphics with 128MB Shared Memory
  • v.92 56Kbps Modem, 10/100 Ethernet and 802.11b/g Wireless
  • Three USB 2.0, FireWire, ExpressCard/54 Slot and 5-in-1 Reader
  • 14.1" x 10.1" x 1.6" @ 6.6 lbs.
  • Windows XP MCE, MS Works, Money, Sonic Digital Media, Muvee

Guide Review - HP Pavilion dv6150us

11/10/06 – Powering the HP Pavilion dv6150us is the Intel Core 2 Duo T5500 mobile processor. This is teh updated notebook processor from Intel that support 64-bit software such as the upcoming Vista. What sets the Pavilion dv6150us apart from other thin and light notebooks is the two full gigabytes of memory. This lets the notebook run smoother in memory intensive applications such as video editing.

Storage is quite strong from the Pavilion dv6150us. The system comes with a sizable 120GB hard drive that can store plenty of applications and data. While not as big as some, it is still above average for its class. In addition to this, HP provides a dual layer multiformat DVD burner to record and playback CDs and DVDs. It also supports burning labels directly to LightScribe compatible media.

Graphics is probably the one area where the Pavilion dv6150us suffers. Rather than using a dedicated graphics processor that doesn't have to use up system memory, HP has used the Intel GMA 950 integrated graphics. This is fine for most basic applications but prevents the system from 3D gaming or many features of the upcoming Windows Vista Aero interface.

On the other hand, HP does provide a very complete software package for their notebooks and the pricing of the Pavilion dv6150us make it very attractive to those needing a mobile computer.

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