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HP Pavilion dv6-3045eo

alaTest has collected and analyzed 258 reviews of HP Pavilion dv6-3045eo. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the portability and screen. The usability and price also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the touchpad.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP Pavilion dv6-3045eo is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of HP Pavilion dv6-3045eo from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Reviewers are impressed by the screen and sound. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some critical views about the portability and reliability.

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Pavilion dv6-3259wm Refurbished Notebook PCHP Pavilion dv6-3259wm Refurbished Notebook PC

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Jerry Jackson (

HP Pavilion dv6z Review


The newest 16-inch notebook from HP promises to deliver great performance at a low price and might be very popular in 2009. The HP Pavilion dv6z features the latest AMD dual-core processors, your choice of integrated or discrete graphics, and all the...

Good value ; Excellent selection of ports ; Nice design and build quality ; Good speakers

Average battery life ; Low screen resolution for a 16-inch screen ; Heat exhaust can be extremely hot on the bottom

If you're currently shopping for a full-featured desktop replacement notebook at a reasonable price then the HP Pavilion dv6z deserves your consideration. The HP Pavilion dv6z came extremely close to winning an Editor's Choice Award because of the...

Apr, 2009

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HP Pavilion dv6z Quad Edition customizable Notebook PC


I bought this laptop so I could use it for this upcoming semester, great choice. It's wicked fast and performs really smoothly, there are a few glitches here and there that I'm rather concerned about, but my techy friend has checked it out and says...

May, 2012

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HP Pavilion dv6z Quad Edition customizable Notebook PC


Been using mine for almost 1.5 years and it has worked like a charm. Could play Skyrim, etc. and run all productivity software for science purposes.

May, 2012

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HP Pavilion dv6z Quad Edition customizable Notebook PC


The dv6 is an excellent laptop, though admittedly I got the higher-end specs such as the AMD graphics card, the 2.0 GHz cpu, and 8 Gb of RAM, as well as a 9-cell battery. The laptop has succeeded at everything I've put it to so far, such as leaving it...

May, 2012

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HP Pavilion dv6z Quad Edition customizable Notebook PC


From web browsing to Gaming it handles ever task extremely fast and smooth. This computer runs games really well and can easily run medium to high setting for most games. Great performance for the price. I recommend the AMD A8 for overall performance.

May, 2012

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HP Pavilion dv6z Quad Edition customizable Notebook PC


Do not have to wait for weather conditions. Pop up fast.

May, 2012

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HP Pavilion dv6z Quad Edition customizable Notebook PC


Thc laptop works great. and performs as expected. I would recommend this laptop

May, 2012

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HP Pavilion dv6z Quad Edition customizable Notebook PC


I only had this computer for 24 hours & I had to send the computer back b/c the wi-fi would not stay connected. I was excited to receive the computer after reviewing the features but unfortunately, I had to get rid of it. I can't comment on the other...

Apr, 2012

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HP Pavilion dv6z Quad Edition customizable Notebook PC


I originally desired an intel i5 but am totally pleased with the performance from the amd a8 quad with the configured upgrade to the 6g memory. I am probably biased by the performance when compared to the pentium (12 years old) laptop I am now using to...

Apr, 2012

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HP Pavilion dv6z Quad Edition customizable Notebook PC


Cannot complain, it is powerful and reliable. I have been a PC Tech for 20+ years and I feel that it was very simple to get up and going. Windows 7 seems to do well with the components that come with this unit... highly recommend the upgrade to the...

Apr, 2012

Product Specifications

HP Pavilion dv6z Artist Edition 2 with AMD Turion(TM) X2 Ultra Dual-Core Mobile Processor ZM-86 (2.4GHz, 2MB L2 Cache); 500GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection; 2GB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm); Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 1 (64-bit). Created to entertain and inspire you plus handle your daily PC needs, the dv6z Artist Edition 2 is the winner of the recent HP/MTV Engine Room Notebook Design Contest. This eye-catching laptop lets you create songs, edit photos and videos, sketch and draw, watch movies, do school projects, and stay connected with your friends and family1.With a 16" diagonal high-definition2 LED display, an artistic design on both the interior and exterior. and four full-version creative software titles ($350 value), it's the perfect tool to help you express yourself and get ahead. Buy now and upgrade to Windows 7 free.


Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speakers manufacturer:Altec Lansing


Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6


Energy Star certified: Yes


Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Notebook


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:220
Display Diagonal:15.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Gloss
LED backlight: Yes
Pixel Pitch:0.00992 x 0.00992
Touch screen: No

Energy Management

AC adapter power:90


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5650
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:500
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):766
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics


Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Clickpad
Windows keys: Yes


Internal memory:4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):8
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM


3G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Network standard:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:-590.6 - 480000
Operating altitude:-590.6 - 120000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 60

Optical Drive

LightScribe: Yes
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Package depth:6.3
Package weight:12.2
Package width:17.7
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
DVI port: No
eSATA/USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter power:90


Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):18
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382
PCI Express configurations:1x16
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:81
Processor boost frequency:2.66
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Arrandale
Processor cores:2
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i5
Processor frequency:2.4
Processor lithography:32
Processor model:i5-450M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-400 series
Processor socket:Socket 988
Processor threads:4
System bus data transfer rate:4.8
System bus rate:4.8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:45
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor ARK ID:49022
Processor code:SLBTZ
Processor package size:rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1/4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium
Trial software:Norton Online BackUp


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:640
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:640

Weight & Dimensions

Height (front):1.21
Height (rear):1.42