Pros Affordable (?)
Cons Unreliable system
Summary After 14 months of coddling (docking station, home unit, separate cooling fan), my laptop failed to power up. I had to spend $400 to replace the motherboard. A few weeks later, HP owns up to a BIOS problem, which would cause a power failure on the unit. I have written to ask, not for a refund, but just for the $400 I shelled out for repairs. This info is for several dv6xxxx and dv2xxx pavillion models.
Pros Nice look and feel, good CPU.
Cons Keyboard keys kind of flimsy.
HP Pavilion with NVIDIA chipset - Video portion fails prematurely
Summary Faulty components / no customer support
Warning! There are major problems with the complete line of HP Pavilion with NVIDIA chipset's.
HP knows about the problem (check out the forum on HP?s web site) but they continue to sell these pieces of junk without support.
If you have one of the HP Pavilion DO NOT install the patch NVIDIA recommends, this patch only forces the cooling fan to run continuously which delays the eventual failure of the video portion causing the laptop to become useless past warranty.
Quote?s form Class action law suit. (Line 24 & 25 of page 6)
? ?the NVIDA GPUs is not robust enough to withstand normal operation?
? ?HP Confirmed the NVIDIA GPU Defect in an Internal Investigation?
Basic response from HP when notified of the failure past warranty, enjoy your brick and thanks for the money, sorry can?t help you without a large expense on your part.
You have been warned
"Good Deal for HP"on by TVExpert
Pros Great styling and excellent screen. Many features and options. Solid performance, less glitching. Outstanding Webcam.
Cons Processing is relatively slower. Vista Aero was not equipped from the store.
Summary I bought this laptop last August (2008) and has worked excellently. I used to have a Gateway laptop with the Intel Duo, so it is slightly slower and can't multi-task on the exact same level. Overall this PC functions well with DVD and CD burning, web surfing and word processing. The Web Cam on this HP is three times better than the one on the Gateway I used to have. I also just learned to equip Vista Aero a few days ago. LOL Aero made this PC 200% better.
Pros Storage and portability.
Cons So far i have no dislikes
Summary My father in law has a earlier dv6 and its nearly twice the size. I've had no problems and if i had the money at the time I would have bought two and dumped my desktop i just bought a year ago.
Pros best performance for the price
Cons no complaints for the price
Summary great laptop for the price...for any highschool or college student looking for a laptop for a great price this is definitly the one to get if your on a budget...i got it on sale at best buy for $579