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HP Pavilion dv6

HP Pavilion dv6-3085ea 15.6in notebook

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I'm just wondering why a notebook that is so clearly intended for use as a leisure and entertainment PC should include a fingerprint reader at all. The HP Pavilion dv6-3085ea has a £200 premium over the price of the other Pavilion dv6 models: surely it can't be down to this fingerprint lark, can it?

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Longer bars are better

HP Pavilion dv6

Longer bars are better

Despite this, the most striking feature of this notebook, as far as I'm concerned, is HP QuickWeb. This is a mini HP operating system that kicks in within a few seconds of the unit being switched on, with a graphical interface that provides access to your photos, videos and music. It even lets you check your e-mail, browse the web, start an online chat or run Skype. All of this happens without having to wait for Windows 7 to launch.

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Longer bars are better

Hang on, HP QuickWeb doesn't ask me for a login. That means it circumvents my PC login AND fingerprint check in one go. Oh brilliant, I'm so glad I spent that extra £200 on security. Still, I'm rather fond of this feature. It's not exactly 'instant-on' but comes pretty damn close. Oddly enough, though, you'll have to run Windows if you want to watch a DVD.

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