When laptop computers first became popular, they were aimed at the business user. But computer manufacturers soon realised that there was a large market for computers that could run more than productivity software. The Hewlett-Packard HP-DV6000 is a laptop computer designed primarily for gaming, multimedia and entertainment. Though the computer is powerful enough to run business applications and use the Internet, the specifications show that multimedia applications were an important part of the design.
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The HP-DV6000z has a AMD Sempron 3200 or higher, running at 1.6 gigahertz. Other models of the DV6000 have an Intel Core Duo processor ranging in speed from 1.6GHz. to 2GHz, Intel Celeron processors ranging in speed from 1.6GHz to 1.86GHz., AMD Turion processors ranging in speed from 1.6GHz. to 2GHz and faster AMD Semperon processors that run at 1.8GHz.
The DV6000z model comes with 512 megabytes of DDR II RAM, which is expandable to a maximum of 2 gigabytes. It has 512 kilobytes of L2 cache memory.
The DV6000z has a 60GB hard drive. Other models of the DV6000 have 40GB to 200GB hard drives. The computer does not have a floppy drive, and it features support for DVD/CD RW drives.
The computer has a 15.4-inch, thin-film transistor active matrix LCD screen. The display supports resolutions up to 1,280 by 800 pixels. There is also an external monitor port on the DV6000 to bypass the built-in display.
Audio and Video
The DV6000z has an integrated sound card and integrated microphone. The computer also has an audio-in jack for an external microphone and an audio-out jack for headphones or external speakers.
The DV6000z has a 56K V.90 fax modem and a RJ-45 network jack for connection to home networks and the Internet. Some models of the computer include built-in 802.11 wireless adaptor.
The DV6000 comes with a mini-remote control. This device will control the QuickPlay application that is bundled with the machine for multimedia playback.
The computer comes with some software. This includes a trial version of Microsoft Office 2003, Microsoft Works 8.0, Norton Internet Security 2006, Microsoft Money 2006, Intuit Quicken 2006. It has multimedia applications including QuickPlay, Corel Photo Album 6.0, Sonic Digital Media Plus 7, Real Rhapsody and Corel Paint Shop Pro X.
Size and Weight
All models of the HP-DV6000 are 14.05 inches long, 10.12 inches wide and 1.57 inches high. The weight of the models varies, based on configuration, but the base weight is 2.63kg.
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