Review of HP DV6703TX


* Intel Core 2 Due processor T5450 (1.67 GHz)
* 15.4″” WXGA High-Definition BrightView Widescreen Display
* 160 GB (5400 RPM) Hard Drive
* 2048 MB DDR2 SDRAM (2 Dimm)
* Intel PRO/Wireless 3945a/b/g 802 11a/b/g WLAN & Bluetooth
* LightScribe Super Multi 8X DVD+-RW with Double Layer Support
* 6-Cell Lithium-Ion battery
* HP QuickPlay
* 5-in-1 Digital Media Reader
* ExpressCard/54 PC Card Slot
* HP Mobile Remote Control
* nVidia GeForce 8400M GS with 256MB DDR dedicated graphics memory
* Window Vista Home Premium (32-bit)
* Fingerprint Reader
* HP Webcam
* Expansion Port 3
* HP Pavilion WebCam with Integrated Microphones
* Carry case

External Ports

* 5-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader for Secure Digital cards, MultiMedia cards, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, or xD Picture cards
* 3 USB 2.0
* 1 HDMI
* 1 VGA port
* 1 RJ11 modem connector
* 1 RJ45 ethernet connector
* Expansion Port 3
* S-video TV out
* 2 headphones-out
* 1 mic-in
* 1 IEEE 1394
* Consumer IR
* AC adapter

Weight 2.78 kg

COST: Rs.49000 all inclusive



The notebook has a unique feature – ‘capacitive’ touch technology for accessing the audio, launch buttons, and volume controls. By just touching, tapping or swiping these backlit media launch buttons in a very similar manner as on a touch pad, user can have direct access to entertainment objects.

It also comes with HP QuickPlay 2.1 application which allows users to watch DVD movies, listen to music and browse pictures without booting up and users can easily switch between movies, music and pictures with a slick, widescreen interface in the HP QuickPlay 2.1 application or with the dedicated media buttons.

I have somehow not been able to play the DVD’s without turning on the OS. Will have to give it more try to know how exactly to do that. Touching the DVD button launches Vista and then the Quickplay starts.

The built in webcam delivers great pictures. The quality is good enough for you to not buy another webcam.


Microsoft Windows Vista Home Edition preinstalled HP Pavilion dv6703TX notebook PC comes with various software including MS Works 8.0, Acrobat Reader , Microsoft Money, HP QuickPlay Direct 2.3 , Quickplay for Windows Version 2.3, Muvee Autoproducer, Sonic Digital Media Plus 7.0, HP Games by Oberon Media, HP Photosmart Premier, Norton Antivirus and Norton Internet Security software.

First of all I uninstalled Symantec Norton Internet Security, Trial ver of Office 2007 and installed Quickheal Internet security 2008, Office 2007.


All the drivers and installation files are located in c:\swsetup. I created a copy of all the drivers/softwares there on a DVD n deleted the folder (it occupies around 3 GB space)


The display is awesome and you can really look forward to watching HD movies on this laptop. The sound quality is also quite good.


Battery life isnt much to talk about. A normal 2-3 hours battery life… With gaming, it will further come down. So if you are always on the move, go 4 a 9 cell battery.


The Pavilion’s keyboard is ample and comfortable to type on for long periods, and both touchpad and mouse buttons are entirely usable. However, I seem to be still hung on my old compaq laptop and sometimes the scroll on the touchpad causes me to accidentally misplace.


I had to shrink C:\ to create new partitions. I shrunk it to 70GB. Inspite of no new installations, I only had 40GB free space left!!! So after tweaking pagefile.sys n hiber*.sys, I freed some space. Uninstalling trial ver. of Office 2007, Norton, HP Games helped freeing more space.

So now I have
C:\- 70GB; D:\ -19.5GB ; E:\ – 25.3GB; F:\ – 23.4; G:\ – 10.5GB(HP RECOVERY PARTITION); H:\ – Lightscribe DVD Writer


Current Status – Crysis Demo Installed. Seems to be working pretty well (will post settings soon. Dunno how to go about FPS. Can some1 tell me how to calculate FPS for crysis?). With Doom3 I get around 65fps with about medium settings.

PS:The images n few paras have been sourced from other forums which cannot be mentioned here. So I am not giving away the “credits”

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