Pros

  • Very good video playback quality
  • Excellent keyboard with a great feel

Cons

  • DVD drive's eject button is tiny
  • Speakers distort at high volume

At A Glance

HP's dv6 is a classy-looking (though slightly bulky) laptop with a good mix of features for its price.

Manufacturer’s Description

Rockin' technologies, ridiculous power!

Meet the performance-packed entertainment center you can slip in a backpack or briefcase. The party's happening wherever you go! Includes exclusive features like Beats Audio and HP CoolSense technology - plus HP SimplePass for extra security - you won't find in any other brand. Demand more and get it. HP Pavilion dv6 Series Notebooks.

High quality entertainment? It's a natural!

Major studios have long relied on HP technology when making blockbuster movies, from Disney's Fantasia (1940) to DreamWorks Animation's Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011). No wonder your HP Pavilion dv6 notebook delivers outstanding entertainment value: it's in our DNA.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number LW217UA
Battery Information
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Maximum Battery Run Time 6.50 Hour
Interfaces/Ports
HDMI Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 4
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 2
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 2
VGA Yes
Audio Line In Yes
Audio Line Out Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 15.60 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Screen Mode HD
Screen Resolution 1366 x 768
Backlight Technology LED
Graphics Controller Manufacturer Intel
Graphics Controller Model GMA HD 3000
Graphics Memory Capacity Up to 1.65 GB
Graphics Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Graphics Memory Accessibility Shared
Wi-Di Technology Yes
Storage
Storage Size 750 GB
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA
Hard Drive RPM 5400
Optical Drive Type DVD-Writer
General Information
Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
Manufacturer Part Number LW217UA
UPC Code 886111801671
Brand Name HP
Product Name Pavilion dv6-6150us LW217UA Notebook
Marketing Information Rockin' technologies, ridiculous power!

Meet the performance-packed entertainment center you can slip in a backpack or briefcase. The party's happening wherever you go! Includes exclusive features like Beats Audio and HP CoolSense technology - plus HP SimplePass for extra security - you won't find in any other brand. Demand more and get it. HP Pavilion dv6 Series Notebooks.

High quality entertainment? It's a natural!

Major studios have long relied on HP technology when making blockbuster movies, from Disney's Fantasia (1940) to DreamWorks Animation's Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011). No wonder your HP Pavilion dv6 notebook delivers outstanding entertainment value: it's in our DNA.

Product Model dv6-6150us LW217UA
Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.hp.com
Product Line Pavilion
Product Series dv6-6100
Memory
Memory Card Supported Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, MultiMediaCard (MMC), Secure Digital (SD) Card, xD-Picture Card
Standard Memory 6 GB
Maximum Memory 16 GB
Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Number of Total Memory Slots 2
Memory Card Reader Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • Pavilion dv6-6150us LW217UA Notebook
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
  • User Guide
Network & Communication
Wireless LAN Yes
Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet
Physical Characteristics
Height 1.4"
Width 14.9"
Depth 9.7"
Weight (Approximate) 92.48 oz
Color Steel Gray
Built-in Devices
Webcam Yes
Microphone Yes
Finger Print Reader Yes
Speakers Yes
Processor & Chipset
Processor Manufacturer Intel
Processor Type Core i5
Processor Model i5-2410M
Processor Speed 2.30 GHz
Processor Core Dual-core (2 Core)
Cache 3 MB
Software
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium with SP1
Operating System Architecture 64-bit
Input Devices
Keyboard Backlight No
Pointing Device Type TouchPad
TouchPad Features Multi-touch Gesture

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 117.0
Battery
Battery Life 4:41   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 225.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 353.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 184.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 321.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 310.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 397.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 201.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 323.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 187.0   seconds (lower is better)
Power Usage
Idle power usage 17.9   Watts
Sleep power usage 0.8   Watt hours
Off power usage 0.4   Watt hours
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 106.33   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 79.96   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 77.64   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 58.36   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 800x600 26.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1024x768 20.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 800x600 52.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 42.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 800x600 30.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1024x768 24.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 800x600 70.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 53.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 277.0