After a 25% price slash on the HP Pavilion dv6-6C20TX, Dick Smith is currently selling this 15.6in entertainment laptop for $823. The dv6-6C20TX features a fast 2nd gen Intel Core i7 processor, together with an AMD Radeon 7690M graphics card - one of the top mid-ranged cards that lets you play many of the modern games (even Battlefield 3 and the likes) on medium settings. The memory featured in this laptop is more than generous – 8GB of memory is typically found in laptops at a higher price range. The 640GB hard drive provides a bit more than the average amount of space for a mid-range laptop.
If you have been searching for an all-rounder under $900, this is an excellent buy. Due to the current discount, you’re essentially buying an entertainment notebook (which is basically an all-rounder with improved specs and a Blu-ray drive) for the price of an average all-rounder laptop.
See a summary of the specs below:
PROCESSOR - The laptop's engine
The dv6-6C20TX features a 2nd Gen Intel Core i7-2670QM (2.20GHz), a strong processor for an entertainment laptop because it's powerful enough to manage multiple intensive activities such as running HD videos and the Blu-ray drive and having plenty left over for all your other computing.
GRAPHICS - Control what you see displayed on the screen
It comes with a graphics card called the AMD Radeon HD 7690 with 2GB memory. The card is a fast mid-range component and will be able to handle most modern games at medium or above settings.
RAM - The memory used for computation
The dv6-6C20TX has 8GBs of memory which is a generous amount that will definitely enable the machine to perform at an elite level.
STORAGE - The long term store for data and programs.
A 640GB hard disk drive is reasonable, it is able to hold a decent amount of media content along with all your documents.
The dv6-6C20TX sports a 15.6in (1,366 x 768 resolution) screen. The resolution is average for the screen size.
The dv6-6C20TX is a full-sized laptop. Weighing 2.7kg, it is less portable than average, but it's to be expected for an entertainment notebook that doesn't make claims (and attract a price premium) for above average portability. Although it can be moved around, a decent notebook backpack should be considered. This laptop can easily replace your desktop PC.