15.6", Deals, dv6t & dv7t, dv6t-7000 select edition, Gaming Laptops Deals, HP

HP Pavilion dv6t-7000 15.6″ gaming laptop, Intel I5-3210M, Nvidia GT 650M 2GB GDDR5, 6GB DDR3 memory, 500GB HDD, good matte FullHD screen, Windows 7 for 780$ (630$ w/o the 1080p screen)

HP dv6t-7000, I5 version. Available from

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More HP dv6t-7000 variants
HP dv6t-7000 main specifications
CPUI5-3210M
GPUGT 650M
RAM2GB + 4GB DDR3
HDD640GB 5400RPM
Screenmatte 1080p
KeyboardOptional backlit
Weight5.66 lbs (2.67 kg)
HP dv6t-7000 review

Nice deal for the HP dv6t-7000. You get this good looking laptop for around 780$ (before tax and w/ 1080p screen) with I5-3210M and GT 650M GDDR5. The laptop weight is reasonable and its battery performance is relatively good. Also, the 1080p screen is quite good – read the review. If you are not too put back by a glossy screen, the Lenovo Y500 might be a much better option if you are looking for high performance (look below).

However, without the 1080p screen, the dv6t-7000 is probably the fastest for the price with the GT 650M GDDR5 and I5.

 

Competitors

  • Lenovo Y500 with two GT 650M, I5 and a (glossy) 1080p screen. It’s heavier, battery performance is lower and the screen is glossy, the performance for price is better and the optional ultrabay with additional GT 650M is a big plus. It is more cost effective in terms of performance / price and you can sell the extra ultrabay. However, you won’t get the matte screen of the HP.
  • Other gaming laptops between 800$ and 1000$

 

 

This laptop might get hot under full load, so I suggest that you consider a cooling pad. But actually, the other laptops too.

 

1. go directly to the dv6t model

2. Hit “Customize” and change the graphics card to the GT 650M 2GB GDDR5
3. Choose the  Intel I5-3210M cpu.
4. Take the FullHD screen option – adds about 150$ to the deal.
5. OPTIONAL: backlit keyboard (+25$) and 32GB mSSD cache drive (+50$)
6.  Use coupon code SAVE20HP to take 20$ off

 

That’s what you’ll get with a FullHD screen:

  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
  • 3rd generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3210M Processor (2.5 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 3.1 GHz)
  • NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GT 650M Graphics with 2GB GDDR 5 video memory
  • FREE Upgrade to 6GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)
  • 500GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
  • NO mSSD Hard Drive Acceleration Cache
  • No Additional Office Software
  • No additional security software
  • 6 Cell Lithium Ion Battery
  • 15.6-inch diagonal Full High Definition Anti-glare LED-backlit Display (1920 x 1080)
  • SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-R/RW with Double Layer Support
  • HP TrueVision HD Webcam
  • 802.11b/g/n WLAN
  • Standard Keyboard with numeric keypad
  • Garg
    • Garg

      Sorry, I messed-up the HTML tag; here’s the link for the Y500 at newegg: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834312438

      • http://www.gaminglaptopsjunky.com junky

        Hi!

        What newegg coupon? I’ll be happy to post this coupon!

        For the Y500 – I definitely prefers the Y500 with gaming in the mind, but some people like other options too for some reasons and for 850$ the HP dv6t-7000 still qualifies as a reasonable option. It has a matte screen and a better battery performance.

        Lenovo vs HP – well, this is more an issue of specific models, not brands and in this case it doesn’t really matter

  • blooom

    deal expired, boo.

    anything else similar around?

    • http://www.gaminglaptopsjunky.com junky

      oh sorry – didn’t see it. Yes, there is, but it is also partially back

  • Steve

    if you upgrade the 8gb of memory, add the 32 gb ssd, with HD screen, comes to (with coupon) $923 after taxes. The Lenovo Y580 from amazon is $1088 after taxes. Is it worth it to config the HP like this to save $150, how much better will the Y580 be?
    The only difference is the video card, which seem to be very similar and the processor.

    • Steve

      also, windows 8 on the lenovo.

    • http://www.gaminglaptopsjunky.com junky

      1. true, but that’s why I didn’t posted it with the 8GB and 32GB mSSD cache drive. It is cost effective for 750$ + shipping/tax. If you really want an SSD, just wait for some good deal and buy 128GB or something like that for around 70$ and install it yourself.
      8GB costs around 35$ on newegg, for a good 1600MHZ model and you can sell the 6GB for around 20$, so you shouldn’t buy 8GB through the update.

      2. Why Amazon? you can get it from J&R for less, no? (link).

      3 The I5 + GT 650M is a very good combination for gaming and if that’s why you buy this laptop then you can save these 200-250$ and get even a higher cost effective laptop, as far as gaming goes. The HP also has a matte screen vs glossy of the Y580

      • Steve

        Great, that was what was thinking, i was just getting your thoughts.

        I get free shipping with amazon since i have a prime membership. it’s 10 dollars cheaper i think with J&R but with Amazon the free two day shipping is really nice. Unless i’m missing a discount somewhere.

        • Steve

          also thanks for the response!

        • http://www.gaminglaptopsjunky.com junky

          for 10$ it’s really your choice..
          so, you want the Y580?

  • Grizz

    Is the 32GB mSSD Hard Drive Acceleration Cache worth the money? Also, what kind of benefit is the 6-cell vs 9-cell onj this rig? Thanks for keeping us updated with this deal!

    • Grizz

      Also, is this a quad or duel core machine?

      • http://www.gaminglaptopsjunky.com junky

        if you are going to buy an SSD yourself – no. If not, then yes.

        It is a dual core with 2 HT cores

        • Grizz

          $1043 with the 20% off coupon + free shipping (NB3298) Do you you think the price difference is worth it for the extra ram and the greater processor? I’m trying to “future-proof” myself as well as possible & if for an extra $250 I can get an extra year or two, it would be worth it (I also selected the 7200 hybrid HD & the 9-cell battery).

          HP ENVY dv6t-7200 Quad Edition Notebook PC

          C0L27AV

          Windows 8 64
          3rd generation Intel Core i7-3630QM Processor (2.4GHz, 6MB L3 Cache)
          NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GT 650M Graphics with 2GB GDDR 5 video memory
          8GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)
          750GB 7200 rpm Hybrid Hard Drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
          NO mSSD Hard Drive Acceleration Cache
          Microsoft Office Trial
          No additional security software
          30% off 9 cell Lithium Ion Battery
          15.6-inch diagonal Full HD Anti-glare LED-backlit Display (1920 x 1080)
          SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-R/RW with Double Layer Support
          HP TrueVision HD Webcam with integrated dual array digital microphone
          802.11b/g/n WLAN
          Backlit Keyboard

          • http://www.gaminglaptopsjunky.com junky

            no no no. If you want an I7 the Y580 is a better deal (unless you can’t use a glossy screen)
            This deal is not meant to be cost effective with the I7. I think it is better to save these 250$ and spend them 3 years in the future – won’t help to much for gaming currently

  • monkman

    Anyone find a deal as good as this one? I cant, and it appears that you can no longer get this deal for 600. I just missed this one sadly.

    • http://www.gaminglaptopsjunky.com junky

      well, what do you need?

      • monkman

        Just looking for a 650m laptop around the price this hp was at ($600).

        • http://www.gaminglaptopsjunky.com junky

          it was 600$ without the 1080p screen. Now the coupon is good for 800$+ laptops, so you can’t really get to 600$. Maybe next coupon (which might not be as good)

  • jekyl42

    Offer is still available with 1080p screen and code REDTAGPC (for laptiops $799 and up).

    • jekyl42

      Edit: available for $750 pre-tax.

      • http://www.gaminglaptopsjunky.com junky

        The REDTAGPC is new, right? didn’t see it.

        and thanks!!

      • http://www.gaminglaptopsjunky.com junky

        Also, a new coupon is good for the dv6t and dv7t quad edition – NB3298 taking 20% off, but it is less interesting

  • Matt

    Hey there, I checked this out w/o the 1080p screen and got a $699.99 price. Any idea how to get down to $600? Or is there a coupon that has expired or needs to be entered?

    • http://www.gaminglaptopsjunky.com junky

      with the NB7453 coupon it will be 700$-100$ = 600$. No?

  • Charlie

    Does 1080p screen really matter in a 15.6 inch screen? The screen is just too small.

    • http://www.gaminglaptopsjunky.com junky

      why small? things will look more sharp and clear. Also, the 1080p thing is not just about the resolution – most 1080p screen are much better than 768p screens in terms of contrast, brightness, color coverage and more.
      You can change the dv6t-7000 screen later (unlike many other laptops)

      The deal will be expired in something like 12 hours.

    • edit1754

      1366×768 resolution in a 15.6 inch display make things onscreen large, and 15.6 inch displays that have 1366×768 resolution tend to be low-grade LCD panels with very poor image quality due to low contrast. You should make a point to avoid displays like this when it is reasonable to do so, unless you require the larger text for eyesight related reasons. 15.6″ 1920×1080 displays are generally great, but the reason you need to be looking at laptops that come with 15.6″ 1920×1080 displays instead of 15.6″ 1366×768 displays isn’t just because of how good the 1920×1080 displays are, it’s also because of how bad the 1366×768 displays are.

      Generally, you should not buy the HP DV6 in any configuration that includes the stock 1366×768 display and not the upgraded 1920×1080 display, unless you have a budget of less than $700 or if you require the larger text for eyesight-related reasons. The first upgrades you should throw in are the GT 650M (if gaming) and the 1920×1080 display. If that configuration fits into your budget, then that’s the base configuration you should get. You shouldn’t prioritize any processor upgrades, memory upgrades, etc. over the display (or GPU, if gaming) upgrades, because they will not make nearly as much of a difference. The i5-3210M is not a terrible processor, 6GB of memory is not a terrible amount of memory, but a 15.6″ 1366×768 display is a terrible display. You need to be concerned with improving a display that’s pretty bad before you start becoming concerned with improving other aspects that are already pretty good. That, and memory is very cheap and easy to upgrade yourself anyway, so you shouldn’t select any of the memory upgrades on the configuration page.

      • http://www.gaminglaptopsjunky.com junky

        thanks edit!
        Many people had success in replacing the screen on the dv6t by themselves though

  • Xan

    Just ordered. Signed up for the student discount which gave 35$ off. That stacked with the normal 30$ instant discount currently on it and combined with promocode NB6123 which gives 100$ off a laptop of 799 or more. Brought the price down to 710 before tax with the back lit keyboard option included.

    • http://www.gaminglaptopsjunky.com junky

      excellent! I’ll add it!
      Do you know what is the exact rates of the student discount?

  • Die

    I don’t know if i just input the options wrong but my total came out to $811.74… or maybe the deal expired

    • http://www.gaminglaptopsjunky.com junky

      after tax and shipping or before?

      • Die

        before

        • http://www.gaminglaptopsjunky.com junky

          can you post the configuration?

          • Dieverse

            Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
            3rd generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3210M Processor (2.5 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 3.1 GHz)
            NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GT 650M Graphics with 2GB GDDR 5 video memory
            FREE Upgrade to 6GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)
            FREE Upgrade to 640GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
            32GB mSSD Hard Drive Acceleration Cache
            Microsoft(R) Office Starter: reduced-functionality Word/Excel(R) only, No PowerPoint(R)/Outlook(R)
            No additional security software
            6 Cell Lithium Ion Battery
            15.6-inch diagonal Full HD Anti-glare LED-backlit Display (1920 x 1080)
            SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-R/RW with Double Layer Support
            HP TrueVision HD Webcam
            802.11b/g/n WLAN
            Backlit Keyboard with numeric keypad
            $786.24

            • http://www.gaminglaptopsjunky.com junky

              you added the 50GB mSSD cache drive and backlit keyboard – they add to the price. Still, it is a very good price

          • Die

            my comments keep dissapearing

            • http://www.gaminglaptopsjunky.com junky

              it was marked as a “spam” for some reason – sorry

    • Die

      I’m trying to decide between
      Lenovo ideapad y400
      http://www.gaminglaptopsjunky.com/lenovo-ideapad-y400-i7-gt650m-deal/
      Or the one located on this page with the full HD screen option
      Can you help me out please?

      • http://www.gaminglaptopsjunky.com junky

        The Y400 should be slightly faster maybe and heavier I think. Battery will last shorter time.
        But the main difference is the screen. The Y400 simply has typical low quality 768p screen and the HP has a good matte 1080p screen and that’s make him a much better choice in my eyes.

    • Dieverse

      I’m trying to decide between
      Lenovo ideapad y400
      http://www.gaminglaptopsjunky.com/lenovo-ideapad-y400-i7-gt650m-deal/
      Or the one located on this page with the full HD screen option
      Can you help me out please??

      • Dieverse

        thank you junky! you’ve been a huge help for me. Love your site love what you do

  • Block3d

    How does this screen compare to the hp envy dv6 are they diffrent or the saem thing?

    • http://www.gaminglaptopsjunky.com junky

      I don’t know but I guess they are the same. Users picturing the dv6t-7000 screen and a review of the dv6t-7000 show the screen is very good.
      I don’t think you should pay extra for the “Envy”, if that’s what you mean.

  • Sayre

    Got any deals for October coming up? Really looking forward to a new laptop!

    • http://www.gaminglaptopsjunky.com junky

      did you look at the deals in the deals sections?

      • Sayre

        Should I just wait? My budget is 800 for gaming. You think I should wait a little bit, instead of buying now?

        • http://www.gaminglaptopsjunky.com junky

          This is probably the best deal for the dv6z-7000, so if you want to buy – take it. It won’t get much better in the following months.
          But the question is what do you want to do with it? specific games?

          • Sayre

            I am a gamer, I want a gaming laptop for traveling (obviously). I play mostly fps like Battlefield. We know how resource heavy Battlefield is… I can live with medium and low setting if I have to but it would be nice to splurge on higher graphics. Either way I can’t decide on a laptop!

            • http://www.gaminglaptopsjunky.com junky

              better ask it in the forums. It will be a bit uncomfortable here..
              this dv6z-7000 will give you medium settings in BF3, probably.
              If you want higher performance, you can get one of the faster 800$ laptops. Did you check the recommendations? There are GT 650M laptops there

              • Sayre

                I saw a coupon for 30% off on hp laptops. I’m going to call and see if it’s eligible. I saw your page for 1000 dollar laptops and it had the same coupon.

            • http://www.gaminglaptopsjunky.com junky

              The 30% coupon is eligible.
              You have more option other than HP, like the Compal Qal51

              • Sayre

                It’s a little Risky going with HP because of there service. But I like it, thank you for your help!

  • Ilich

    Okey, look this: HP dv6t-7000 se, 800$
    GT 650M GDDR5, 6GB DDR3, I5-3210M, 750GB HDD, backlit keyboard
    How i can buy this laptop to this price ?

  • Ilich

    Sorry sorry, i really really want this laptopt, when i can buy this laptop to the cheapest price and how ?

    • http://www.gaminglaptopsjunky.com junky

      I don’t know – I do not create the coupons..

      • Ilich

        You dont have a idea ?

        • http://www.gaminglaptopsjunky.com junky

          well, it changes every 10 days or so, so you’ll just have to wait. Usually they have at least one very good coupon in a time period of one month

  • Ilich

    How i can get this for $750 ?

  • josh

    when does this coupon expire?

    • http://www.gaminglaptopsjunky.com junky

      10:00 17/09/2012

  • poopin

    Thanks Junky! I ordered it and look forward to getting it.

    I tried the coupon code in the link and it didn’t work for me (it may work for you). So Junky offered a different one over on Reddit (http://www.reddit.com/r/SuggestALaptop/comments/zlox6/us_1516_800_for_midlevel_gaminggeneral_college/c65p2f5)(code: NB8342) and it worked.

    Thanks!

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