The Pavilion dv6-3013nr from HP is definitely a worthy investment among the existing laptops. The main reason behind this is the attractive price in spite of the specifications that are offered. On taking a deeper look in the features of the notebook, it has exactly the same power as that of the Satellite L645D-4036 of Toshiba. It is in fact even better for a cheaper price. The dv6-3013nr makes the entertainment to be a serious business. It targets the laptop buyers who are mainly interested in the rich media content. It has various configurations of which we will look in to the entry level version deeply.
|Dimensions||14.88 x 9.65 x 1.21 – 1.37 inches|
|Display||15.6 inches, high definition LED display with the HP Bright View technology, 1366 x 768 pixel resolution|
|Processor||AMD Phenom II Triple Core N830, 210 GHz clock speed|
|Graphics Card||ATI Mobility Radeon high definition 4250, 128 MB cache memory, 2045 MB graphics memory|
|Memory||4 GB DDR3 RAM , upgradeable to 8 GB|
|Hard Drive||320 GB SATA hard drive, 7200 RPM|
|Optical Drive||SuperMulti 8x DVD R/RW, Double Layer Support, Light Scribe Technology|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n|
|Speakers||2 x Altec Lansing speakers, Dolby Advanced Audio Technologies|
|Ports||4 USB 2.0 ports, 1 shared eSATA port, 1 S/PDIF headphone out, 1 microphone in, 1 HMI port, 1 VGA port, 1 RJ 45 Gigabit LAN port|
|Features||HP True Vision Webcam, integrated digital mic, Finger print reader, digital media card reader|
|Operating system||64 bit Windows 7 Home Premium|
|Battery||Lithium ion battery pack, 4 hours of life|
The dv6-3013nr has a stylish and fashionalble look with a brushed aluminum texture and a stream design with argento. The same glossy imprint finish that is present on the other Pavilions such as the Pavilion dv6-2150us is now replaced. The dv6-3013nr’s texture and the lid has a subtle and smudge free finish that is semi glossy. It has a boxy pattern which is similar to the one that is used on the Mini 210-1032NR of HP. The chassis’ bottom has a basic black finish and the lid hinges and the edges are made of matte silver texture. The system actually weighs around 2.5 kilograms which makes it to be the second lightest notebook of the 15 inch category. Under the lid, there is a 15.6 inch display with maximum resolution 1366 x 768 pixels. It has an anti glare coating that is glossy. It makes use of the HP’s Bright View technology. It is of the wide screen type too. it does not allow the users to watch the high definition content in the full 1080 pixel resolution.
The fully sized keyboard of the dv6-3013nr experiences some flex on it. However, this is not considered to be mushy. The keyboard is comfortable to touch and the keys are isolated. These keys are quite responsive. The touch pad buttons are also largely sized. The touch pad surface supports the multiple gestures. There no dedicated media buttons or quick launch controls on the keyboard. There is a power switch with white color backlight on the upper left corner above the keyboard.
The dv6-3013nr has the usual I/O ports around the sides of it. It has a ESB/eSATA combo port, 3 USB ports, an Ethernet socket, headphone jack, HDMI port, VGA port and microphone jack. it also ha s 5 in 1 media card reader. However, it lacks an Express Card slot.
The dv6-3013nr is the first among the notebooks to make use of the AMD Vision Premium technology. This includes the updated architecture that makes use of the DDR3 memory and provides increased speeds of Hyper Transport 3. the performance of productivity is decent enough. However this is far from the exceptional level. The battery included in the dv6-3013nr is rated to offer a life of about 3 hours and 45 minutes. This life is quite fair but it is not record shattering. It is a decent performer. It is quite light in weight and is suitable for travelers. Pros – excellent audio quality and integrated media features. Cons – poor screen contrast and limited vertical viewing angles.