HP Pavilion dv6500 review: HP Pavilion dv6500

HP backs the Pavilion dv6500t with an industry-standard one-year warranty; upgrading to three years is a reasonable $200. Toll-free telephone support is available 24-7 during your warranty period, and the HP support Web site includes one real-time chat with a tech rep as well as an extensive FAQ and documentation section.

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Multimedia multitasking test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
HP HDX
842 
HP Pavilion DV6500t
958 

Adobe Photoshop CS2 image-processing test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
HP HDX
234 
HP Pavilion DV6500t
261 

Apple iTunes encoding test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
HP HDX
171 
HP Pavilion DV6500t
185 

DVD battery drain test (in minutes)
(Longer bars indicate better performance)
HP Pavilion DV6500t
108 
HP HDX
90 

Quake 4 performance (in fps)
(Longer bars indicate better performance)
HP HDX
59.1 
HP Pavilion DV6500t
23.8 

System configurations:


Windows Vista Business Edition; 2.2GHz Intel Core Duo T7500; 2,048MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 256MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD2300; 100GB Hitachi 7,200rpm


Windows Vista Home Premium; 2.2GHz Intel Core Duo T7500; 2048MB DDR2 SDRAM; 128MB Nvidia 8400M GS; 200GB Toshiba 4,200rpm


Windows Vista Home Premium Edition; 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T7300; 2,048MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 256MB Nvidia GeForce 8600M GS; 120GB Western Digital 5,400rpm; 80GB Western Digital 5,400rpm


Windows Vista Home Premium Edition; 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T7700; 3,072MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 256MB ATI M76-XT; 100GB Hitachi 7,200rpm

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