The Bottom Line
- Four Gigabytes Of Memory
- Strong Software Package
- Limited 3D Graphics
- 64-Bit OS Version Still Has Some Compatibility Issues
- Intel Core 2 Duo T7250 Dual Core Mobile Processor
- 4GB PC2-5300 DDR2 Memory
- 250GB 5400rpm SATA Hard Drive
- 8x DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Burner With LightScribe
- 15.4" WXGA (1280x800) Display With 1.3MP Webcam In Bezel
- NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS Dedicated Graphics With 128MB Memory
- v.92 56Kbps Modem, 10/100 Ethernet, 802.11a/g/n Wireless, Bluetooth
- Three USB 2.0, FireWire, HDMI, ExpressCard/54, Fingerprint Scanner, 5-in-1 Card Reader
- 14.1" x 10.1" x 1.7" @ 6.2 lbs.
- Vista Home Premium, MS Works, AutoProducer DVD, Roxio Digital Media, Norton Internet Security
Guide Review - HP Pavilion dv6675us Thin And Light Laptop PC
11/8/07 – For those using memory intensive programs, the Pavilion dv6675us is definitely worth a look. While most thin and light notebooks now come equipped with 2GB of memory to let them run smoothly in Vista, HP has packed in a total of 4GB . This is above the 32-bit memory cap of Vista but they have included the Vista Ultimate 64-bit version. This brings about some other problems though as some older software and drivers still have issues with the 64-bit version. Hopefully as time goes by these will be addressed.
Beyond the memory, the system is a bit more average for this price segment. The Intel Core 2 Duo T7250 provides decent performance but nothing that really sets it out from other thin and lights. The 250GB hard drive is sizable and gives plenty of space for programs and digital media and the dual layer DVD burner handles all recording and playback of CDs and DVDs. At least the burner also includes the ability to burn labels directly to LightScibe compatible media.
One area that people might have some concern is with the graphics. While the NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS graphics processor is definitely a step up from the integrated graphics, it still lacks the performance for tasks like PC gaming. Sure, its enough for more casual 3D games, but don't expect much in terms of high resolution or textures. The 128MB of memory really limits it in these areas.
What the Pavilion dv6675us really comes down to is how you will be using the system. For those doing graphics or video work, the 4GB of memory will provide it with one of the smoother experiences available. Of course, those looking for a mobile gaming platform or requiring better software compatibility might want to check out some other options.