Hello, I’m the Little Monkey. Even though I’m only three, I’m writing a review of the HP Pavilion dv6-1299lx (dv6t) notebook. My daddy is suppose to write the dv6t laptop review, but he’s making me write the review instead. I think daddy finally realized I have all the brains in this family. That’s why I get paid the big bucks and have to support the family while dad and mom stay home and watch soap operas and eat Twinkies all day. I have to do everything around here — even change my baby brother’s stinky diapers. Oh, sorry. I’m off on a tangent. Let’s get to the review of the HP Pavilion dv6t laptop, shall we?
First thing I would like to say is: the dv6t notebook is AWESOME! It’s even better than an ice cream sundae with lots of fudge and sprinkles. The dv6t laptop comes with a super cool finger print sensor. I can log into Windows by swiping my finger across the sensor. BTW, the fingerprint sensor also works with toes. I tried it and the toe sensor works great. Now I don’t have to worry about Swiper the sneaky fox swiping my fingers to log into my HP dv6. Only kids and my dad would think of using a toe to log into a computer (I wonder if I can use my tongue). Wait, there’s more. The dv6 also comes with DigitalPersona software, which enables you to log into your online accounts by swiping your finger or toe.
The HP Pavilion dv6-1299lx laptop features a big 16″ display. I’ve never used a notebook with such a big screen before. The graphics on the high definition HP BrightView Infinity Display is stunning. The 16″ screen shows better details than my daddy’s 22″ desktop monitor. Even though I love the notebook display, I did have a problem with it. The screen is very reflective and it’s hard to see clearly in a sunny room. I had to play around with the angle of the display to reduce the glare.
The dv6t notebook features a 2.0 GHz Intel Centrino 2 Processor (Core 2 Duo Processor P7350). For you daddies and mommies who don’t know, the Intel Centrino 2 processor gives you the power to run resource intensive software (like those games with super cool graphics and sound effects) while also conserving battery life on your laptop. It’s probably overkill, but I can’t wait to play my PBS Kids and Nick Jr online games with the dv6. I wonder if the online games will run any faster? I want to check, but my daddy won’t let me play them until I’m done writing the review. Sometimes my dad can be such a poophead.
Unlike other laptops that come with only 1 gig of memory, the dv6 I tested came with 4 gigs of RAM. Having 4 gigs of memory means you can run more applications at the same time and it also means Microsoft Windows Vista will run better on your notebook. Speaking of Vista, the dv6 features the Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit operating system. To be honest, until I played with the HP laptop, I didn’t even know Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate existed. Apparently, the Ultimate edition offers extra programs and features — like BitLocker Drive Encryption, which prevents a thief like Swiper from breaking Windows Vista file and system protections or performing offline viewing of the files stored on the protected drive. BTW, you can also upgrade to Windows 7 for free when the new version of Windows comes out.
The dv6t I tested has a built-in LightScribe Blu-Ray player. I popped in a dvd and the movie looked great. The audio on the notebook is also awesome. It’s the best sounding laptop I’ve ever used. Even better is the cool mobile remote control. Now daddy can watch movies and listen to CDs from the sofa without having to get up to pause, skip, or adjust the volume. The remote control is perfect for someone like
Homer Simpson my dad.
The dv6t notebook keyboard features a full size keyboard — including a separate numeric keypad. Thank goodness. The smaller keyboards found on most laptops drive daddy crazy. According to daddy, using the triple function keys on notebook keyboards is kinda like playing the Twister game with your fingers when you’re trying to do something productive. The laptop also has a touchpad with a built-in scroll bar. I like the builtin scroll bar, but I couldn’t use the scroll bar to move up and down the programs list in the Start menu.
Other nice features of the dv6t laptop include:
- Wi-Fi (I can’t wait to hang out at Starbucks with the other gifted preschoolers)
- “Tap to click” touch pad (you can use the entire pad like a mouse button)
- ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650 (great for playing videos of me)
- 500GB hard drive (plenty of storage space for photos of me)
- Low-light webcam (hey, I’m a movie star!)
- Dual-array digital microphone (I wonder if that means daddy can record me in stereo)
- ProtectSmart hard drive protection (detects if your notebook is being dropped and locks your hard drive to help protect your data)
Also included with the notebook is HP MediaSmart webcam software, which lets you add cool effects like cube, cell, fade, and motion to your photos. Check out these web cam photos (isn’t my baby brother cute?):
The dv6 laptop comes in Espresso Black or Moonlight White. The price for the base configuration is currently $650. The notebook includes a one year warranty. I recommend the HP Pavilion dv6t notebook to moms and dads who need a high end computer. However, because of it’s 16″ screen, the dv6t can be a bit bulky if you like to be extremely mobile with your laptop (the dv6t is a lot bigger than our Barbie and Spiderman laptops).
HP Pavilion dv6-1299lx (dv6t) Specs
- 2.0 GHz Intel Centrino 2 Processor (Core 2 Duo Processor P7350)
- Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit with Service Pack 1
- 16.0″ High Definition HP BrightView Infinity Display (1366×768)
- ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650 (M96) with up to 2815MB total available graphics memory with 1024MB dedicated
- 4096MB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimms)
- 500GB (5400RPM) Hard Drive (SATA)
- LightScribe Blu-Ray ROM with SuperMulti DVD±R/RW Double Layer
- HP Webcam with integrated digital microphone
- Intel WiFi Link 5100AGN
- 6-Cell Lithium-Ion battery
- Remote Control
- 5-in-1 Digital Media Reader
- ExpressCard/54 PC Card Slot
- Fingerprint Reader
- Expansion Port 3