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HP Pavilion DV6-1260SE 15.6-Inch Entertainment Laptop

HP Pavilion DV6-1260SE 15.6-Inch Entertainment Laptop

Now I find HP Pavilion DV6-1260SE 15.6-Inch Entertainment Laptop Yes, I think that interesting .

BuZZ from Customer Shopping

Good features and good price5
My wife and I purchased a slightly different version of this laptop for her mother and I have been very impressed with the features and build quality (there are several DV6 models but they are all built on the same chasis). It is well constructed with a metallic toned black or white plastic exterior (this model is white, we have the black). Take a good look at the shell art since it is something that may not appeal to everyone (especially this one which is the "SE" artist edition). My mother-in-law definitely appreciated having something a little more individual than the usual dull grey exterior. Despite the glossy exterior we haven't noticed much in the way of finger prints or any scratches despite the helping hands of our kids who love to "help" grandma with her computer. (Update: I've learned there are some models without art work such as the HP Pavilion DV6-1050US 16.0-Inch Laptop and the HP Pavilion DV6-1030US 16.0-Inch Laptop.)

The specs for this model are set well above what the average home owner needs today which (in my mind) future proofs it nicely. If you are on a tight budget you can get what you need for less (look at the HP Pavilion G60 line). If you have a little bit more to spend and you want some headroom to handle your computing needs for the next few years this is a great choice.

CPU - The dual core Turion is a solid notebook processor. It can handle two threads which means you can have the virus scanner running while you surf the web with no noticeable slowdown. No it's not the most aggressive notebook CPU out there but it's a solid mid-tier processor that runs cool and has a great power envelope. Outside of gaming CPUs are not the performance bottleneck in notebooks so most users should aim for a mid-tier CPU and spend their budget on things that will get them more tangible enjoyment (like a nice display and good graphics).

RAM - of RAM is combined with a 64bit OS to which should provided more than enough memory for pretty much any application you can think of outside of extremely high end gaming.

HDD - 500GB plenty is far more space than you need now but again, I like the future proofing. Some people may not like that it is 5400 RPM (vs. 7200 RPM) but the performance difference for home users is nearly zero and the reliability of 5400 RPM drives makes me prefer them in notebooks which are hard on hard disks (because they move around while in use notebook HDDs suffer far more failures than desktop drives)

Graphics - The integrated ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650 is vastly superior to the usual low-end graphics that plague notebooks. You can actually do a little gaming on this notebook which is a truly rare thing.

Display - HP has a reputation for high-end displays and this one delivers. Tuned slightly for indoor use the HP Brightview display is good enough for outdoor use though not as much as a more matte display. Indoors it is brilliant with surprisingly strong blacks (too many notebook displays are all brightness with no depth). I like that the screen provides a decent amount of vertical space without overdoing it. The difference between this and a 14" is surprising. (Note: HP recently starting mixing 15.6" and 16.0" screens in the DV6 model line. You can usually buy a very similar model with either screen size though you may have to custum order).

Sound - Surprisingly good sound for a notebook. The speakers are well positioned and deliver a good range. I've heard better but it was on a $3K notebook.

Battery - For years the retail notebook market has been plagued with cheap six cell and even four cell batteries that could barely deliver 90 minutes of real computing use. To see HP bundle a 12 cell Li-Ion battery in with this notebook is hopefully a sign the industry is recognizing that noteboo users want good battery life. With a 12 cell battery you can realistically plan to go all day without plugging in. This does add slightly to the weight but few users will notice (about 1/10 of a pound).

I don't have any serious "cons" for this computer. The "Touch Media Controls" for things like the volume (as opposed to buttons you push) are a little odd at first but we got used to them quickly and hey, they look cool when they light up.

To wrap it all up: you can always buy more features for more money but if you are looking for a laptop with some higher-end features and upscale build quality this is an excellent choice. HP spent money in the right places and has created a high-end laptop at a mid-tier price.

Great Laptop.5
I bought this laptop for the wife as a going back to school gift. So far its been a great laptop. There are two things that I don't care for too much (but not a big issue) The screen resolution is pretty low. It barely meets the minimum for Windows Vista But otherwise the resolution is ok.(720p) The other thing is the battery. I guess it has the extended battery and it sticks out of the bottom about three inches. This does add a nice little incline when sitting on a desk, but trying to find a sleeve or bag to carry it in is proving difficult because of this. Otherwise, the laptop is great. Good sound, Great battery life (extended battery) and the Graphics card is very good. It runs the Sims 3 perfectly, albeit at a low resolution, but with all the eye candy turned on in the game its still looks really good and runs very smoothly. There are plenty of ports and connections along all sides(Including HDMI) and the DvD drive is quiet and fast. I bought a bluetooth mouse for her and it connected and works will with the built in bluetooth of the laptop. The build quality is some of the best i've seen. (Better than the Alienware laptop i have)

I would recommend this laptop to others.
I have no problem rating this laptop as 5 stars.

AWESOME!5
I just received this laptop yesterday after doing extensive research. You can't touch this laptop with the same specs anywhere for this price. PLUS, this is a GREAT looking laptop - I just love it. The keyboard is like a pearly white and the graphics on the front are awesome. I am definately a person who doesn't like "cookie cutter" things - so this was right up my alley. I know that these types of graphics aren't for everyone, but I absolutely am blown away. Now for the good part! This laptop has amazing speed. It was up and running in about 15 minutes - right out of the box. I just love my new laptop and am extremely pleased!

About HP Pavilion DV6-1260SE 15.6-Inch Entertainment Laptop detail

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #284 in Personal Computers
  • Color: White
  • Brand: Hewlett-Packard
  • Model: NV139UA#ABA
  • Dimensions: 1.61" h x 10.15" w x 14.90" l, 6.47 pounds
  • CPU: AMD Turion 64 2.3 Hz
  • Memory: 4000MB DDR2 SDRAM
  • Hard Disk: 500GB
  • Processors: 2
  • Native resolution: 16
  • Display size: 16

Features

  • AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM-85 Dual-Core Mobile Processor, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650 with up to 1 GB dedicated memory
  • 4 GB DDR2 RAM (2 Dimm) (8 GB Max)
  • 500GB (5400RPM) Hard Drive (SATA), SuperMulti 8X DVD±R/RW with LightScribe and Double Layer Support
  • Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit edition with Service Pack 1
  • 15.6 inch Diagonal High Definition HP LED BrightView Display (1366x768)

HP Pavilion DV6-1260SE 15.6-Inch Entertainment Laptop Description

YOUTH DESIGN: Selected from over 20,000 designs entered in the 2008 MTV Engine Room competition, the Sea & Sky design was inspired by the scenery around the artist's home town on the island of Okinawa in Japan. Shades of pure blues and green set within wave-like lines flowing from a burst of sun-yellow at the center contrast cleanly with the white background. The oceanic effect crashes over to the palm rest and flows throughout the system desktop, wall paper, flash demo icon and program menus for a truly-integrated aesthetic experience. A white color-matched keyboard and touchpad plus touch media controls that light up and become visible only when the system is powered on further enhance the clean appearance. Packaging, plus setup and user guides, coordinate with the winning design as welll. ENTERTAINMENT EVERYWHERE: Providing more choices than ever, HP MediaSmart enables access to DVDs, videos, photos, music, Internet TV and radio at the touch of a button. Built-in demos show you how to add music to your slide shows or videos with drag-and-drop functionality ¿ and much more. An HDMI port enables you to watch films on an HD TV. Muvee Reveal makes creating films complete with effects and transitions a snap! Enjoy full-screen viewing of HD TV and movies with the 16:9 aspect ratio. Extras include dual headphone jacks and an HP Mobile Remote Control. SRS Premium Sound delivers the ultimate audio experience. What's in the box: dv6-1260se laptop, 90W AC Adapter, 12-Cell Lithium-Ion battery, Symantec Norton Internet Security 2009 with 60 days complimentary live update, Microsoft Works, Microsoft Silverlight, Adobe Flash Player, Adobe Shockwave Player, Corel Paint Shop Pro X2, Corel VideoStudio X2, Corel Painter Sketch Pad, Magix Music Maker 14, Stardock MyColors, Muvee Reveal, Cyberlink DVD Suite and Adobe Acrobat Reader


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