The HP Pavilion DV6-7010US: A Good, Solid Performer

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Hardware issues with my Toshiba Satellite L755D-S5204 from it being dropped have spurred me to purchase a new laptop. I have found the perfect replacement in the HP Pavilion DV6-7010US. From its tough design to its Beats audio, the HP DV6-7010US turns out to be a solid performer. What follows is my review of this surprisingly cheap ($550-$649) laptop. 


Specifications:

  • Manufacturer:HP
  • Part Number:B5S11UA#ABA

General

  • System TypeNotebook
  • Recommended UseHome use
  • OS ProvidedMicrosoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition
  • Notebook typeMidsize ,Budget

Processor / Chipset

  • ProcessorAMD A8-4500M 2.1 GHz
  • Max Turbo Speed3 GHz
  • Number of CoresQuad-Core
  • CacheL2 cache - 4 MB
  • 64-bit ComputingYes

Memory

  • RAM6 GB
  • TechnologyDDR3 SDRAM
  • Form FactorSO DIMM 204-pin
  • Slots Qty2

Storage

  • Hard Drive750 GB HDD / 5400 rpm
  • InterfaceSerial ATA-300
  • Optical DriveDVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM

Display

  • Type15.6 in
  • LCD Backlight TechnologyLED backlight
  • Max Resolution1366 x 768 ( HD )
  • WidescreenYes
  • FeaturesHD BrightView

Audio & Video

  • Graphics ProcessorAMD Mobility Radeon HD 7640G
  • Total Available Graphics Memory3060 MB
  • CameraYes
  • SoundMicrophone
  • Audio FeaturesBeats Audio,
    HP Triple Bass Reflex Subwoofer

Input

  • TypeKeyboard,
    Touchpad
  • FeaturesBuilt-in numeric keyboard,
    Multi-touch touchpad

Communications

  • Wireless802.11n
  • Network InterfaceGigabit Ethernet

Battery

  • Technology6-cell Lithium ion
  • Capacity62 Wh

AC Adapter

  • Output65 Watt

Connections & Expansion

  • InterfacesLAN,
    VGA,
    2 x Headphone output,
    Microphone input,
    USB 2.0,
    3 x USB 3.0,
    HDMI
  • Memory Card ReaderCard reader ( SD Memory Card ),
    ( MultiMediaCard )

Software

  • Software IncludedHP Games Powered by WildTangent,
    HP Recovery Manager,
    HP Rara Music,
    HP Security Assistant,
    HP Power Manager,
    Snapfish PictureMover,
    Microsoft Office 2010 Starter,
    Adobe Flash Player,
    HP MyRoom,
    Ebay,
    HP SimplePass,
    Microsoft Windows DVD Maker,
    Adobe Premiere Elements 10,
    Windows Live Mesh,
    Windows Live Movie Maker,
    HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection,
    HP Support Assistant,
    Skype,
    HP Launch Box,
    Microsoft Silverlight,
    Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.0,
    Windows Live Messenger,
    Adobe Shockwave Player,
    Norton Internet Security 2012 (60 days subscription),
    Windows Live Essentials 2011,
    CyberLink YouCam DE,
    Windows Live Mail,
    Windows Live Writer,
    HP Beats Audio,
    EverNote,
    Adobe Photoshop Elements 10,
    Blio e-Reader,
    Adobe Reader,
    Microsoft Windows Media Player,
    Windows Live Photo Gallery
  • Microsoft Office PreloadedIncludes a pre-loaded image of select Microsoft Office 2010 suites. Purchase an Office 2010 Product Key Card or disc to activate preloaded software on this PC.

Miscellaneous

  • Embedded SecurityFingerprint reader
  • FeaturesHP CoolSense
  • LocalizationEnglish / United States

Dimensions & Weight

  • Width14.9 in
  • Depth9.7 in
  • Height1.3 in
  • Weight5.5 lbs

Sustainability



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Benchmarks:

CPU Blowfish
CPU Blowfish
This Machine1900 MHz4.903
Intel(R) Pentium(R) III CPU family1266MHz1263 MHz32.985
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Extreme CPU Q9300@ 2.53GHz2527 MHz13.743
4x Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2677M CPU @ 1.80GHz1801 MHz4.525
2x AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6400+1000 MHz17192359.830
Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.50GHz2492 MHz28.300
AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 960T Processor3717 MHz47.963
4x Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 430@ 2.27GHz2267 MHz5.449
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8200@ 2.66GHz2667 MHz13.133
VIA C3 Ezra997 MHz59.195
Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.53GHz2525 MHz26.921
2x AMD Athlon(tm) Dual Core Processor 4450e2308 MHz8.273
4x Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU U 680@ 1.47GHz666 MHz6.662
2x Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8335@ 2.66GHz1600 MHz6.422
4x Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU 530@ 2.93GHz2943 MHz4.655
8x Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU X5680@ 3.33GHz1596 MHz1.213
AMD C-30 Processor1200 MHz40.756
2x Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU Q 720@ 1.60GHz1596 MHz7.744
4x Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU U 640@ 1.20GHz666 MHz9.453
Genuine Intel(R) CPU U4100@ 1.30GHz1200 MHz25.776
2x Intel(R) Pentium(R) M CPU000@ 2.00GHz2000 MHz9.436
Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N270 @ 1.60GHz1595 MHz28.440
3x AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 955 Processor800 MHz4.781
2x Pentium II (Klamath)3403 MHz5.101
2x AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 10 Processor3117 MHz6.875
AMD E-350 Processor1597 MHz37.659
Mobile AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 3800+2200 MHz26.624
Intel(R) Pentium(R) DualCPUE2220@ 2.40GHz2401 MHz14.485
2x Genuine Intel(R) CPU1500@ 2.00GHz1000 MHz10.083
2x AMD Sempron(tm) Dual Core Processor 21001800 MHz13.855
PowerPC POWER5 (gr) (1654.34MHz)1654 MHz38.444
Mobile Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 1.60GHz1595 MHz35.097
4x Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2435M CPU @ 2.40GHz2401 MHz4.453
2x Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N280 @ 1.66GHz1000 MHz18.196
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P7350@ 2.00GHz1991 MHz17.954
2x AMD Turion(tm) II Ultra Dual-Core Mobile M6602700 MHz7.625
AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 975 Processor800 MHz13.463
3x AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 B35 Processor3500 MHz5.378
Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.13GHz2128 MHz38.525
3x AMD Phenom(tm) 8650 Triple-Core Processor2300 MHz6.279
8x Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU X5472@ 3.00GHz2400 MHz1.473
4x Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU U 540@ 1.20GHz1200 MHz11.031
2x Intel(R) Core(TM) Duo CPUT2600@ 2.16GHz2161 MHz8.463
3x Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 650@ 3.20GHz3192 MHz4.772
2x AMD Phenom(tm) FX-5000 Quad-Core Processor2410 MHz7.600
2x AMD Turion(tm)X2 Ultra DualCore Mobile ZM-86600 MHz8.622
2x Pentium(R) Dual-CoreCPUE6500@ 2.93GHz1600 MHz6.528
2x Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU5148@ 2.33GHz2327 MHz7.602
2x AMD Turion(tm) X2 Ultra Dual-Core Mobile ZM-82600 MHz9.880
2x Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920@ 2.67GHz2659 MHz6.566
Intel(R) Celeron(R) M CPU420@ 1.60GHz1599 MHz24.349
CPU CryptoHash
CPU CryptoHash
This Machine1900 MHz335.518
4x AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 B25 Processor800 MHz339.004
Mobile AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 3300+800 MHz56.807
2x Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G630T @ 2.30GHz1596 MHz148.392
8x Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5345@ 2.33GHz1998 MHz486.900
2x AMD Athlon(tm) 7450 Dual-Core Processor1200 MHz167.602
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 950@ 3.07GHz3061 MHz94.906
2x Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU 540@ 3.07GHz3059 MHz72.454
2x Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU D510 @ 1.66GHz1656 MHz70.628
Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 3.00GHz2970 MHz66.071
AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1055T Processor2679 MHz123.749
16x Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU X5550@ 2.67GHz1596 MHz929.138
4x Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N570 @ 1.66GHz1000 MHz105.126
Pentium II (Klamath)240 MHz36.490
AMD Phenom(tm) 9550 Quad-Core Processor2210 MHz75.267
2x AMD Turion(tm)X2 Dual Core Mobile RM-722100 MHz132.602
2x Genuine Intel(R) CPU N270 @ 1.60GHz800 MHz57.176
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P9500@ 2.53GHz2520 MHz97.293
Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU Z500 @800MHz800 MHz17.646
2x Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 3.60GHz3600 MHz170.953
2x AMD Sempron(tm) Dual Core Processor 23001000 MHz111.217
AMD Athlon(tm) XP2400+1996 MHz57.864
2x AMD Turion(tm) II N530 Dual-Core Processor1600 MHz175.356
2x Celeron(R) Dual-Core CPU T3100@ 1.90GHz1894 MHz142.038
AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 3400+1000 MHz55.277
2x AMD Turion(tm) 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-521600 MHz90.407
Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU560@ 2.13GHz2128 MHz74.828
4x AMD Phenom(tm) II N930 Quad-Core Processor800 MHz290.369
6x Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU W3670@ 3.20GHz3201 MHz619.567
AMD Athlon(tm) Prosussor1300 MHz43.610
AMD Phenom(tm) II X2 550 Processor3800 MHz106.531
2x AMD Turion(tm) X2 Ultra Dual-Core Mobile ZM-86600 MHz122.226
AMD Sempron(tm) 2800+1999 MHz59.894
3x AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 630 Processor2688 MHz286.181
4x Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 430@ 2.27GHz2267 MHz226.771
2x Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 965@ 3.20GHz3243 MHz228.273
2x AMD Turion(tm) II Ultra Dual-Core Mobile M640800 MHz163.885
2x Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2050@ 1.60GHz800 MHz104.090
3x AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 955 Processor800 MHz303.961
2x Dual Core AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 2802391 MHz162.300
AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 1441000 MHz74.230
2x Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2100 CPU @ 3.10GHz1600 MHz247.813
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 750@ 2.67GHz2516 MHz96.491
2x Genuine Intel(R) CPU U2300@ 1.20GHz1196 MHz85.210
Mobile AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 2800+1600 MHz49.297
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPUQ8200@ 2.33GHz2333 MHz79.427
VIA Nano processor U2250 (1.6GHz Capable)1596 MHz30.088
Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 Mobile CPU 1.40GHz1200 MHz19.599
AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3400+2195 MHz69.673
AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6400+3392 MHz89.114
8x Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2860QM CPU @ 2.50GHz2500 MHz530.982
CPU Fibonacci
CPU Fibonacci
This Machine1900 MHz3.908
AMD Athlon(tm) 64 FX-57 Processor2815 MHz3.147
2x Intel(R) Pentium(R)CPU E5800@ 3.20GHz3215 MHz7.255
Intel(R) Core(TM) Solo CPU U1500@ 1.33GHz1333 MHz7.959
mobile AMD Athlon (tm) 1600+927 MHz6.135
2x Dual-Core AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 12221000 MHz2.662
2x Genuine Intel(R) CPU T1400@ 1.73GHz1729 MHz6.307
AMD Athlon(tm) X2 250 Processor3022 MHz2.498
AMD Athlon(tm) XP2600+1920 MHz4.478
4x Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU X3430@ 2.40GHz1197 MHz2.803
2x Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPUQ8300@ 2.50GHz2500 MHz3.184
2x Pentium II (Klamath)3403 MHz2.424
2x Pentium(R) Dual-CoreCPUE5200@ 2.50GHz1203 MHz3.283
8x Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU X5650@ 2.67GHz1596 MHz2.002
Intel(R) Pentium(R) DualCPUE2160@ 1.80GHz1781 MHz8.289
8x Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 3.00GHz2000 MHz3.914
Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.50GHz2492 MHz6.408
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500S CPU @ 2.70GHz2700 MHz1.881
8x Quad-Core AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 2374 HE800 MHz2.834
4x Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 350@ 2.27GHz933 MHz3.536
4x Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5630@ 2.53GHz1596 MHz2.926
4x Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2410M CPU @ 2.30GHz2301 MHz2.250
Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G630T @ 2.30GHz2203 MHz2.309
VIA C7-D Processor 1800MHz1796 MHz8.077
2x Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU@ 2.40GHz2400 MHz3.331
Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 2.80GHz2793 MHz4.181
2x Mobile Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz1867 MHz4.628
4x Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 760@ 2.80GHz1200 MHz2.349
4x Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU330 @ 1.60GHz1596 MHz8.743
2x Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5800@ 2.00GHz1200 MHz5.060
Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 3.20GHz3200 MHz4.312
PowerPC Cell Broadband Engine, altivec supported (3192,00MHz)3192 MHz19.968
AMD Athlon(tm) II X3 460 Processor1400 MHz5.378
2x AMD Turion(tm) II Neo K685 Dual-Core Processor1800 MHz3.677
2x AMD Turion(tm) 64 X2 TL-58800 MHz4.214
AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5200+2671 MHz3.899
PowerPC 750GX (1000.00MHz)1000 MHz15.310
6x Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU X 980@ 3.33GHz3337 MHz2.197
Intel(R) Core(TM) Duo CPUT2350@ 1.86GHz1867 MHz5.400
2x Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T7500@ 2.20GHz800 MHz4.749
AMD Sempron(tm) SI-402000 MHz4.735
8x Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5504@ 2.00GHz1600 MHz3.683
2x AMD Athlon(tm) X2 Dual-Core QL-621999 MHz4.459
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU U7500@ 1.06GHz800 MHz9.503
AMD Turion(tm) 64 Mobile Technology MK-36800 MHz4.508
3x AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1090T Processor3173 MHz2.293
2x Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU6700@ 2.66GHz2667 MHz3.658
2x AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 248 HE2191 MHz3.102
Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU 540@ 3.07GHz3672 MHz2.749
4x Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2820QM CPU @ 2.30GHz2295 MHz1.756
4x AMD A6-3410MX APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics800 MHz3.517
CPU N-Queens
CPU N-Queens
This Machine1900 MHz14.555
AMD Athlon(tm) II Neo K125 Processor1700 MHz18.789
2x AMD Turion(tm)X2 Dual Core Mobile RM-702000 MHz19.141
8x Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5310@ 1.60GHz1600 MHz1.315
AMD Athlon(tm) X2 250 Processor3022 MHz7.349
Intel(R) Pentium(R) DCPU 2.66GHz2675 MHz13.911
2x AMD Turion Dual-Core RM-752200 MHz17.831
4x Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU @ 2.93GHz1603 MHz25.886
Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.73GHz798 MHz15.887
2x Intel(R) Core(TM) Duo CPUL2500@ 1.83GHz1833 MHz28.106
2x Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5870@ 2.00GHz800 MHz11.233
6x AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1090T Processor3200 MHz0.589
2x Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5502@ 1.87GHz1866 MHz16.305
Mobile Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 - M CPU 1.60GHz1200 MHz16.619
2x Mobile Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.46GHz1867 MHz14.868
PowerPC PPC970FX, altivec supported (1600.00MHz)1600 MHz33.835
6x AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1055T Processor1500 MHz0.638
Mobile Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 - M CPU 1.70GHz1200 MHz17.377
2x Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU T5500@ 1.66GHz1000 MHz27.775
2x AMD Athlon(tm) 64 FX-60 Dual Core Processor2613 MHz12.954
3x AMD Phenom(tm) II X3 B75 Processor3000 MHz11.519
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8600@ 3.33GHz3319 MHz6.945
Genuine Intel(R) CPU 585@ 2.16GHz2161 MHz11.457
AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2700+2163 MHz12.323
Mobile AMD Athlon 64 Processor 2800+800 MHz14.929
4x AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 10 Processor2600 MHz10.095
8x Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 3.00GHz2000 MHz0.951
Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2500@ 2.00GHz1992 MHz12.594
Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.53GHz2525 MHz13.207
2x Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 3.20GHz3190 MHz15.682
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2670QM CPU @ 2.20GHz2195 MHz9.836
VIA C7-D Processor 1800MHz1796 MHz26.036
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T9400@ 2.53GHz709 MHz12.294
Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPUE3200@ 2.40GHz2403 MHz12.733
2x Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5405@ 2.00GHz1995 MHz24.079
2x Dual-Core AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 12161000 MHz16.155
AMD A4-3300 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics2547 MHz8.864
Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 2.10GHz2100 MHz16.613
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2400 CPU @ 3.10GHz2971 MHz8.509
PowerPC PPC970, altivec supported (1800.00MHz)1800 MHz36.467
4x Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 930@ 2.80GHz2801 MHz8.447
4x Intel(R) Xeon(TM) MP CPU 2.50GHz2500 MHz18.568
4x Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 390@ 2.67GHz931 MHz8.029
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU Q 740@ 1.73GHz1729 MHz11.244
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU6400@ 2.13GHz2127 MHz11.983
Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 1.80GHz1804 MHz17.247
2x Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920@ 2.67GHz2659 MHz10.679
AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 B35 Processor800 MHz7.267
3x Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPUQ9400@ 2.66GHz2664 MHz16.768
4x AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 850 Processor800 MHz8.913
2x Intel(R) Core(TM) CPU Z520 @ 1.33GHz1330 MHz24.154
FPU FFT
FPU FFT
This Machine1900 MHz2.191
AMD Athlon(tm) II Neo K325 Dual-Core Processor800 MHz44.503
2x Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 1.70GHz1695 MHz8.475
AMD Phenom(tm) 9550 Quad-Core Processor2210 MHz9.209
Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2400@ 1.83GHz1000 MHz10.157
2x Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5405@ 2.00GHz1995 MHz6.341
2x Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU G530 @ 2.40GHz2394 MHz2.688
40x Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E7- 4850@ 2.00GHz1998 MHz2.194
6x AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1100T Processor3300 MHz1.231
2x AMD Athlon(tm) X2 Dual-Core QL-621999 MHz9.509
2x Intel(R) Pentium(R)CPU E5300@ 2.60GHz2593 MHz6.906
2x Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPUE1400@ 2.00GHz2016 MHz4.887
AMD Athlon(tm)2200+1800 MHz18.849
2x Genuine Intel(R) CPU1400@ 1.83GHz1833 MHz4.868
2x AMD E-300 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics780 MHz9.538
3x AMD A6-3500 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics800 MHz1.988
AMD A4-3300 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics2547 MHz7.052
2x Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7500@ 2.93GHz2936 MHz3.034
2x Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2400@ 1.83GHz1000 MHz5.620
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPUQ6600@ 2.40GHz2400 MHz8.632
Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.40GHz1400 MHz14.018
4x Dual Core AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 2852590 MHz3.350
2x Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5550@ 1.83GHz1829 MHz5.326
2x AMD Turion(tm) 64 X2800 MHz9.870
2x AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 250e Processor3000 MHz3.098
mobile AMDDuron(tm)499 MHz38.506
2x Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8435@ 3.06GHz3057 MHz3.622
2x Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E6750@ 2.66GHz2671 MHz383509.755
4x Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 750@ 2.67GHz3200 MHz3425548.786
2x Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5530@ 2.40GHz2400 MHz3.309
Mobile AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 4000+800 MHz14.052
Intel(R) Core(TM) Duo CPUT2250@ 1.73GHz1722 MHz10.772
Genuine Intel(R) CPU 200@ 1.50GHz1500 MHz11.467
Intel(R) Celeron(R) D CPU440@ 2.00GHz2666 MHz9.940
16x Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5630@ 2.53GHz2533 MHz1.592
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P7370@ 2.00GHz2001 MHz8.024
Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.50GHz1500 MHz14.482
Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.06GHz3058 MHz10.340
3x AMD Athlon(tm) II X3 450 Processor800 MHz1.429
4x AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1075T Processor2975 MHz1.611
4x Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU 530@ 2.93GHz2943 MHz1.496
PowerPC 7400, altivec supported (450.00MHz)450 MHz108.808
4x Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPUQ8200@ 2.33GHz2333 MHz1.781
2x Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPUU3400@ 1.07GHz1066 MHz8.430
Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2100 CPU @ 3.10GHz3091 MHz3.999
8x Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU X5670@ 2.93GHz1596 MHz1.266
12x Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU X5660@ 2.80GHz1596 MHz1.305
Intel(R) Celeron(TM) CPU1300MHz1296 MHz52.994
Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 380@ 2.53GHz2527 MHz8.917
2x Dual Core AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 1752211 MHz6.895
2x Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU3060@ 2.40GHz2400 MHz3.342
FPU Raytracing
FPU Raytracing
This Machine1900 MHz17.804
2x AMD Turion(tm) 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-581900 MHz17.677
PowerPC 7400, altivec supported (450.00MHz)450 MHz101.266
AMD Sempron(tm) 2600+1840 MHz31.608
4x AMD Phenom(tm) II N970 Quad-Core Processor2200 MHz15.717
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 QuadCPU Q9450@ 2.66GHz2666 MHz14.778
2x AMD Athlon(tm) X2 Dual-Core QL-601900 MHz17.941
4x Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3550 CPU @ 3.30GHz3301 MHz3.826
4x Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 930@ 2.80GHz2801 MHz15.194
Mobile AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3400+2194 MHz22.800
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500S CPU @ 2.70GHz2700 MHz5.048
AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 20 Processor2800 MHz8.425
4x Intel(R) XEON(TM) MP CPU 1.50GHz1495 MHz156.426
Mobile Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.66GHz2664 MHz29.966
mobile AMD Athlon(tm) XP-M 1900+1600 MHz34.176
4x AMD FX(tm)-4100 Quad-Core Processor1400 MHz13.964
2x AMD Athlon(tm) Dual Core Processor 5400B1000 MHz11.451
4x Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N550 @ 1.50GHz1000 MHz63.977
AMD Sempron(tm) Processor LE-13002300 MHz18.948
2x AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 40 Processor3169 MHz10.107
AMD Athlon(tm) II Neo K145 Processor1800 MHz25.117
4x Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU X3370@ 3.00GHz4050 MHz16.788
Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 2.66GHz2658 MHz27.831
AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 635 Processor2915 MHz20.725
Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 2.80GHz2793 MHz14.914
4x Pentium III (Katmai)500 MHz97.321
VIA Eden Processor500MHz400 MHz416.477
Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPUP6300@ 2.27GHz2261 MHz18.149
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E6850@ 3.00GHz3006 MHz11.363
3x AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 925 Processor2800 MHz11.898
2x AMD Turion(tm) 64 X2 TL-58800 MHz15.763
2x Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N435 @ 1.33GHz1000 MHz40.639
AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 1502521 MHz20.998
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Extreme CPU X9770@ 3.20GHz3125 MHz12.557
8x Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3930K CPU @ 3.20GHz1200 MHz11.589
3x AMD Phenom(tm) II X3 B75 Processor3000 MHz10.722
8x AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 61282000 MHz22.719
2x AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 TK-55800 MHz21.810
8x AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 6134800 MHz20.983
8x Quad-Core AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 23761100 MHz28.655
16x Genuine Intel(R) CPU 000@ 2.27GHz1600 MHz8.140
Mobile AMD Athlon 64 Processor 2800+800 MHz16.160
4x Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 860@ 2.80GHz1200 MHz10.017
Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU X5365@ 3.00GHz3000 MHz21.227
2x Intel(R) Core(TM) Duo CPUT2600@ 2.16GHz2161 MHz25.006
2x Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5405@ 2.00GHz1995 MHz17.808
3x AMD Phenom(tm) II X3 705e Processor800 MHz11.653
Mobile AMD Athlon(tm) XP-M 2400+1800 MHz36.592
8x Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 2.80GHz2793 MHz38.857
3x AMD Phenom(tm) II X3 710 Processor800 MHz13.499
8x Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU X5670@ 2.93GHz1596 MHz16.257

Pros:
  • processor reaches speeds up to 2.8 GHZ
  • fast 1600 MHZ DDR3 RAM
  • decent Radeon graphics
  • large 750 GB hard drive
  • tough aluminum and plastic design
  • fingerprint scanner
  • loud, solid Beats audio
Cons:
  • no Bluetooth
  • one 4 GB stick and one 2 GB stick of RAM prevents ability to run DDR
  • poor power cable design
  • the only difference between scrolling and right clicking is whether or not you place one finger on the touchpad first
  • difficult upgrades
  • UEFI
The first thing you'll probably notice about the HP DV6-7010US is that it is built out of aluminum and tough, thick plastic. This is definitely one laptop that can take a beating and keep on ticking. The second thing you may notice about the HP DV6-7010US is that the power cable sticks out by 3 inches.  This I feel is the most major design flaw of the HP DV6-7010US. When you have parts sticking out that far from the laptop, they're likely to get bumped, therefore loosening the connector from the PCB.

The HP DV6-7010US is definitely a high performer. It sports a 2.8 GHZ processor, 6 GB of 1600 MHZ DDR3 RAM, a 750 GB hard drive, USB 3.0, and AMD Radeon HD 7640G graphics that can use up to 2.98 GB of RAM. My only complaint about the hardware is that this comes with one 4 GB stick of RAM and one 2 GB stick of RAM, which prevents you from running in DDR mode unless you upgrade (which slows down the performance significantly). Fortunately RAM is cheap now days and I had no issue ordering another 4 GB stick of RAM. Getting the stick of RAM in to the laptop was another matter entirely. I don't know why HP did this, but the bottom panel of the laptop is hooked in with latches and only one screw. Getting the screw out is easy but unlatching those latches is difficult and close to impossible. In fact, I broke a latch trying to get the panel loose. 

It really upsets me that this laptop did not come with any Bluetooth. In my humble opinion, HP would have done well to downgrade the RAM from 6 GB to 4 GB and use the leftover funds to put in Bluetooth. There is no reason why a $500+ laptop should not have Bluetooth. 

The fingerprint scanner and Beats audio both make nice additions. The fingerprint scanner does an excellent job at recognizing my imprint and the Beats audio is nice and loud, which is unusual in a laptop at this price range but very pleasant to have. Additional features are HP's CoolSense technology and ProtectSmart technology. The fan keeps the laptop nice and cool. I have not dropped this laptop yet so I can't comment on the ProtectSmart technology. 

The touchpad annoys me with scrolling and right clicking. You have to put one finger down first to scroll, and both fingers down at once to right click. The problem is that when you're scrolling fast you don't tend to put one finger down before the other, so you end up right clicking instead. In Chromium and Firefox right clicking brings up a menu that if you're not careful will send you back one page after you've accidentally right clicked. This behavior is very bothersome and I wonder why putting both fingers down at the same time is not the default action for scrolling. 

Linux works great on this laptop. Be aware however that if you purchase this laptop you will need to use a distribution that sports the latest kernel, as Linux has only recently gotten support for hybrid graphics.  Distributions I recommend are Linux Mint 13+ or any Ubuntu 12.04 derivative, Sabayon 8+, and Fedora 17+. Also be aware that the fingerprint scanner won't work in Linux because fingerprint scanner support hasn't been updated in years. Besides that everything works perfectly in Linux.

The downside to this laptop on Linux is that it supports UEFI. However, if you can get a regular Windows 7 disc you can skip installing UEFI on the system.

Overall this is a pretty decent laptop. I look forward to using it as my main computing device. I give it an 8/10.

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4 comments

  1. Hi, Jonquil McDaniel. I have one question about this model. Has dv6-7010us logo backlit?

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  2. The logo on the screen cover is backlit.

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  3. hey Im looking to buy this before school starts, how heavy and big is this thing? Is it easy to pick up and close
    /open constantly, unlike the 2010 giganto toshiba laptop I have?

    also I'm a gamer, the memory stick issue, does the DDR mode really improve performance that much?

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