Dick Smith continues with its 25% discounts by putting the spotlight on this 15.6in Pavilion dv6-7031TX. For only $747, the price-for-performance value of this laptop is incredible. You get the latest 3rd gen Intel Core i7 that ensures a fast performance, along with a NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M – a relatively fast mid-range graphics card that allows you to play many modern games on medium to low settings. The dv6 also features a 640GB hard drive, which is par for the course for this kind of price. Overall this is a great bargain if you are looking for a fast all-rounder with some gaming capacity, since the majority of Core i7 laptops are either above the $1000 mark, or just below it.
See a summary of the specs below:
PROCESSOR - The laptop's engine
The dv6-7031TX features a 3rd Gen Intel Core i7-3610QM (2.30GHz), a strong processor for an all-rounder 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 NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M with 2GB memory. The card is a mid-range component and will be able to handle many modern games at low to medium settings.
RAM - The memory used for computation
4GB of RAM is enough for reasonable system performance with Windows 7 Premium and for running several programs at once smoothly.
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 dv6-7031TX sports a 15.6in (1,366 x 768 resolution) screen. The resolution is average for the screen size.
The dv6-7031TX is a full-sized laptop. Weighing 2.57kg, 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.