HP Pavilion dv6-1128tx review: HP Pavilion dv6-1128tx

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CNET Editors' Rating

4 stars Excellent
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The Good Attractive design. Decent power for an affordable price.

The Bad No Bluetooth. Underwhelming battery life.

The Bottom Line The dv6 is a gorgeous laptop for quite an affordable price. If you're looking in the 16-inch space, definitely check this one out.

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Design and features

Piano black is the order of the day for HP's dv6-1128tx — piano black with silver concentric circles, and a fingerprint-style design on both the lid and wrist rest. Just like Apple has been doing for years, the HP logo in the bottom right of the lid lights up, courtesy of the 16-inch, 1366x768 screen's backlight.

Inside the laptop itself you're greeted with a silken silver touch pad and mouse buttons, recessed to make tapping a little easier. It's the same mousepad HP has used for some time, and just like the keyboard with its included numpad, is excellent to use. A button above the pad can be pressed to disable it if you desire.

Just below the screen is a set of touch buttons for mute, volume control, media playback and turning wireless on and off.

This is surrounded by a speaker grille for the SRS capable Altec Lansing speakers included — which are about on par for the quality expected at this form factor.

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Where to Buy

HP Pavilion dv6-1128tx

Part Number: CNETHP Pavilion dv6-1128tx

Typical Price: $1,499.00

See manufacturer website for availability.