HP Pavilion DV6-1250US 15.6-Inch Entertainment Laptop

HP Pavilion DV6-1250US 15.6-Inch Entertainment Laptop
HP Pavilion DV6-1250US 15.6-Inch Entertainment Laptop
2.00GHz Intel® Centrino® 2 Processor Technology featuring Intel Core™2 Duo Processor P7350

Operating System:
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium 64-bit with Service Pack 1

15.6" Diagonal High-Definition HP BrightView Infinity Display

Hard Drive:
500 GB

Memory (RAM):
4 GB

Graphics Card:
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD (shared) with up to 1759MB total available graphics memory

Intel WiFi Link 5100AGN

6-cell Lithium-Ion Battery

Weight & Dimensions (w x d x h):
6.34lbs; 14.9" x 10.15" x 1.33"/1.61"

CPU - The Core 2 duo is the best performing notebook CPU on the market and the P7350 included with this computer is a upper mid-range Core2 Duo (2.0 GHz w/3MB cache and 1066 MHz Memory Bus). It can handle two threads which means you can have the virus scanner running while you surf the web with no noticeable slowdown. It's a pretty good fit for a higher end laptop CPU and it's far above what you need for typical notebook tasks and it has a enough performance head-room to keep your computer from becoming outdated anytime soon. It's a lot better than the "Pentium" branded CPUs you see in lower-end notebooks which typically run slower and have far less cache.

RAM - The 4GB of RAM is combined with a 64bit OS to which should provided more than enough memory for pretty much any application you can think of outside of extremely high end gaming.

HDD - 500GB plenty is far more space than you need now but again, I like the future proofing. Some people may not like that it is 5400 RPM drive (vs. 7200 RPM) but the performance difference for home users is nearly zero and the reliability of 5400 RPM drives makes me prefer them in notebooks which are hard on hard disks (because they move around while in use notebook HDDs suffer far more failures than desktop drives)
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