HP Pavilion DV6-2190US
A powerful HP laptop is rising
HP is one of those companies which offer customers great quality products. If you are in need of a new laptop, then you should consider one of theirs. The recently launched HP Pavilion DV6-2190US promises to be a very good choice for “those who want an all-in-one performance notebook with rich multimedia features.” Does this device rise up to HP lovers’ expectations? We decided to test the laptop and here is what we found.
15 inch LED BrightView Display
At first look, this new HP model will leave you speechless with its black with gold patterns sprinkled across the top and the wrist pad. The product has the following measurements: 14.9″ x 10.2″ x 1.3′; it weighs 2.85kg. These two specs make the HP DV6-2190US one of the slimmest and lightest laptops available today. On the front of the device sits a 15.6″ Diagonal High-Definition LED HP BrightView Display; when we tested the product for our review, the screen looked very good even in direct sunlight. The display comes with a resolution of 1366 x768 pixels and an 18% improvement in contrast ratio; the resolution offered us the possibility to watch DVD movies in the best of conditions. The HP BrightView technology made sure that the laptop offered great clarity for easy reading, thanks to the fact that details and colors really popped, making the display double as a mirror whenever we worked in a brightly lit environment.
500 GB Hard Drive
We liked the fact that viewing angles were great in the time spent for our review. The keyboard and numeric keypad of DV6-2190US were both superb: we had no problem typing, because both these specs felt very comfortable to the touch. Moreover, the keyboard features LED backlight for controls such as audio mute on/off, number lock, charging and many more.
If you want great memory and hard drive, you’re in luck: the device boasts the following: 4GB PC3-8500 DDR3 and 500GB 7200rpm SATA Hard Drive. The latter offered enough space for various files, apps and much more and also faster access to data, programs and so on; and, combined with the memory, office productivity is greatly improved.
Intel Core i7-720QM processor
The processor of laptop uses is an Intel Core i7-720QM processor 1.60GHz with 2.80 GHz Turbo Boost Technology. It helped us easily multitask; moreover, thanks to Intel’s dynamic clock system, we noticed that single threaded apps didn’t have to suffer. Unfortunately, such a good processor meant that the DV6-2190US ran warmer than others. The ATI Radeon HD 4650 Graphics card offers 1GB of memory; we could watch movies and play games in the best of conditions.
Windows 7 OS
As for operating system, the gadget uses Windows 7 Home Premium (the 64-bit version). In terms of connectivity and networking, the HP Pavilion DV6-2190US ships with the following: 1 VGA port, 4 USB 2.0 ports, 1 microphone in, 1 headphone out, 1 HDMI, 1 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN, eSATA, FireWire, 1 ExpressCard/54 slot and 5-in-1 card reader. There’s also 802.11b/g/n WLAN.
The laptop sports a webcam and a pair of stereo speakers; both of these offered good performance. Some of the preinstalled software: DVD burning and HP Internet based video streaming.
After the test performed for this review we can say that once again HP has proven its worth with its Pavilion DV6-2190US which is an affordable device that comes with good overall performance. The only shortcoming: short battery life.
|* Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, * Up to 3.25 Hours of Battery Life|
|* Intel Core i7-720QM processor with 1.60GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 2.80GHz|
|* 15.6″ Diagonal High-Definition LED HP BrightView Display (1366×768), Nvidia GeForce GT 230M with up to 2815MB|
|* 500GB (7200RPM) Hard Drive (SATA), LightScribe SuperMulti 8X DVD±R/RW with Double Layer Support|
|* 4GB DDR3 System Memory (2 DIMM) (expandable to 8 GB)|
|* Type: Serial ATA|
|* Size: 500 GB|
|Processor, Memory, and Motherboard|
|* Number of Processors: 4|
|* Hardware Platform: PC|
|* Processor: 1.6 GHz Intel Core i7|
|* RAM Type: SODIMM|
|* RAM: 4 GB|
|Cases and Expandability|
|* Weight: 6.34 pounds|
|* Size (LWH): 14.9 inches, 10.15 inches, 1.33 inches|