As part of the most recent refresh to the popular Pavilion line of notebooks HP has released the HP Pavilion dv6z, an AMD powered notebook that includes a sleek looking metal alloy lid. The new HP Pavilion dv6z includes switchable graphics with an island style keyboard and starts at $579.
HP loaned us a review unit equipped with the AMD Phenom II Quad-Core Mobile Processor P920 and decked out in a black cherry lid to see what the HP dv6z can do.
After a few days with the device you can find our first impressions of the HP dv6z in the video below.
In short, the notebook felt very durable and the keyboard was easy to use with a generous trackpad below it. In the first few days of use it is worth noting that the keyboard and mouse may take some adjustment due to the row of function keys to the left of the keyboard and the new buttons incorporated mousepad style. While the processor was able to handle video editing and some gaming we noticed a few hangs or slow downs when the using multiple Chrome windows which is something we will be looking at closer.
We’ll be posting a full review of the HP dv6z shortly with more details on this back to school notebook from HP.
HP Pavilion dv6z Specs: Starts at $579.99, as configured $799.99
- Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
- AMD Phenom (TM) II Quad-Core Mobile Processor P920 (1.6GHz, 2MB L2 Cache)
- 3GB DDR3
- 320GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
- 512MB ATI Mobility Radeon (TM) HD 5470 switchable graphics
- 15.6″ diagonal High Definition LED HP Brightview Display (1366×768)
- SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-R/RW with Double Layer Support
- HP TrueVision Webcam + Digital Microphone
- Wireless 802.11b/g/n Card
- 6 Cell Lithium Ion Battery (standard)