Choosing the correct HP Pavilion model to suit your needs is a hard task, recently HP added the dv6z quad edition to its long-list of offerings, prices start at just $649.99, which is not bad considering all models feature on of AMD’s accelerated quad-core processors today we will tell you what you are getting for money.
When you buy one of the new dv6z quad edition laptops there are lots of options available, today to give you some idea of pricing we will talk about the baseline configuration which retails for $649.99 and the recommended configuration which retails for $949.99, however if money is not an issue for you it is possible to spend over $2000.
The $649.99 model usually retails for $799.99, however if you head over to HP’s site today you get an instant rebate of $150.00, we think that specs you get for your money are more than fair. This model runs Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit and features and AMD Quad-Core A6-3400M accelerated processor, AMD Radeon Discrete-Class graphics (with VGA and HDMI out), 6GB DDR3 RAM, a 640GB 5400RPM HDD, a 15.6-inch LED HP Brightview display which supports a resolution of up to 1366×768 and a 6-cell Li-Ion battery which allows for up to 5.5 hours of battery life. As you would presume you get a built-in webcam, WiFi b/g/n and Bluetooth, it also features a fingerprint reader and you get a free upgrade to a Blu-ray player which can also burn DVDs.
If the above model doesn’t cut it for you this model may interest you, this currently costs $949.98, but it usually retails for $1,119.98. You get everything mentioned above, however some of the specs are upgraded such as the AMD Quad-Core A8-3500M accelerated processor, 1GB GDDR5 Radeon HD Dual graphics, a 750GB HDD and a 2-year HP Care Pack.
To give you an idea of upgrades available the faster processor you can go for is the AMD Quad-Core A8-3530MX and you can choose up to 16GB DDR3 RAM, as for storage we were surprised to see no SSD options, however you can choose a 1TB HDD if you please. If battery life is worry there are a few options, you can either upgrade to a high capacity 6 cell battery for an additional $14 or perhaps choose a 9 cell battery instead which will cost you an additional $21, you could always get a 6 cell and a 9 cell battery for an extra $60. There are also plenty of software titles which you can purchase if you please.
You can find out more about the new HP dv6z quad edition laptops here and perhaps buy on of them, what disappoints you about the specs?
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