Back-to-School Laptops Lineup from HP

One of my more recent projects has been work on creating a series of videos for HP, providing education about key product features. In the first of these videos, I walk through features of their back-to-school lineup of notebook computers, including the Pavilion dv6, Pavilion dv2 and Mini 110 line. I do not currently own any of these units, although I do have a dv2 on loan from HP and love it. I spent enough time with each of the three notebooks to feel confident in recommending all three for a number of use cases as back-to-school options for college students. I have previously purchased Pavilion dv5 and HP Mini 1000 line computers and use both almost every day. Watch the video for a quick rundown of notebook features.

HP Pavilion dv6 features:

  • Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T6500
  • Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit with Service Pack 1
  • 15.6″ Diagonal HP BrightView Inifinty Display (1366×768)
  • Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD (shared) with up to 1759MB total available graphics memory
  • 4096MB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm)
  • 320GB (5400RPM) Hard Drive (SATA)
  • LightScribe SuperMulti 8X DVD±R/RW with Double Layer Support
  • HP Webcam
  • Wireless LAN 802.11a/b/g/n WLAN
  • 12-Cell Lithium-Ion battery

HP Pavilion dv2 features:

  • AMD Athlon Neo Processor for Ultrathin Notebooks MV-40
  • Windows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 1
  • 12.1″ Diagonal WXGA HP LED BrightView Widescreen
  • Display (1280 x 800)
  • ATI Mobility Radeon HD Premium Graphics 3410 with M82-SE LP with up to 1278MB total graphics memory with 512MB dedicated
  • 2048MB DDR2 System Memory (1 Dimm)
  • 250GB (5400RPM) Hard Drive (SATA)
  • External LightScribe SuperMulti 8X DVD±R/RW with Double Layer
  • Support
  • HP Webcam
  • Wireless LAN 802.11a/b/g/n WLAN
  • 6-Cell Lithium-Ion battery

HP Mini 110 features:

  • Intel Atom Processor N270
  • Genuine Windows® XP Home Edition with Service Pack 3
  • 10.1″ Diagonal SD LED Anti-glare Widescreen Display (1024 x 576)
  • Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 (shared) with up to 128MB total available
  • graphics memory
  • 1024MB DDR2 System Memory (1 Dimm)
  • 160GB (5400RPM) Hard Drive (SATA)
  • HP Webcam with integrated microphone
  • 802.11b/g WLAN
  • 3-Cell Lithium-Ion battery

Disclosure: As I pointed out, I was paid by HP for this and several other videos. Even if they hadn’t paid me, I’d feel confident in recommending these three notebooks (and most other HP notebooks) because as I’ve said in the past, HP, Apple, and Lenovo (when it was the IBM ThinkPad division) are the only three laptop brands I haven’t managed to experience hardware problems with over long periods of ownership.

By Jake

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