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Spotlight Review: HP Pavilion dv6z 15.6-inch Notebook

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Screen Size: 
10 - 12 in
Notebook Type: 
Mid-size laptops (5-7 lbs.)
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Senior Friendly Features: Lightweight [rating:3.5] Screen Size [rating:4.5] Long Bettery Life [rating:4] Battery Size [rating:5] Memory and Storage [rating:3.5] Hard Drive Space [rating:4] Keyboard Size [rating:5] Easy to Use Mouse [rating:4] High Resolution [rating:5] Thickness [rating:4.5] Price [rating:4]

Pros – This HP dv6z model has a 15.6-inch LED display and features a 2.0GHz AMD Phenom II Quad-Core processor, 3GB of RAM, and a fast 320GB/7200rpm hard drive. Also includes CD/Dual-Layer DVD burner, 802.11/b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth, Webcam and 5-in-1 media card reader. Senior-friendly features include a full-size, island/chiclet-style backlit keyboard, large trackpad with buttons built-in and a sturdy design.
Cons –
While sporting a slim design at 1.21 inches thick, is a bit on the heavy side at 5.35 pounds. The battery only lasts around 4 hours. Glossy screen finish.

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