|Positive points about your laptop:
||Build and Design:-The V6000 comes in a very dark
grey color. It also really likes fingerprints. Upon starting up the
notebook you'll notice blue lights for the "feather-touch" volume
controls as well as media button (which boots up a DVD player that
only responds within Windows). There's also a blue light on the power
button and a blue ring that surrounds where the power adaptor plugs
in. Blue indicator lights for the caps lock, scroll lock, and touchpad
are right next to their appropriate buttons. There's an orange light
for the Wi-Fi on/off switch which is analog and can be toggled even
when the system is off.it's worth noting that this system and its
power supply are very light. I was surprised when I felt the weight of
the power supply. It's not much heavier than its casing. The power
supply is also very small and has the dimensions of: 1 ¾ inch wide x 1
¼ inch tall x 4 ¼ inch deep.
Display :- The NVIDIA graphics chip really struts its stuff here
because it allows you to take the default sort of washed out look of
the screen and reconfigure it to something much more appealing. I
turned up the digital vibrance and contrast a bit and decreased the
gamma a little. Brightness really didn't need much adjusting. Without
the NVIDIA chip you lose the digital vibrance feature,
unfortunately.Really saved the day here and makes this LCD better than
I had expected. I am very happy with the display .
Viewing angles on this screen aren't too bad. You
can always see what you're looking at from the sides, although the
brightness decreases as you move to extremes. Vertical viewing angles
are pretty narrow though. It takes a bit of practice to correctly
position the angle of the screen so what you're looking at has
constant color and isn't washed out or too dark.
Ports and Features:-
Front Side:-- On the front is a wireless on/off switch plus indicator
light, a microphone input, a headphone jack, and the indicator lights
for power, HDD access, and charging.
Right Side:-- On the right side of this system you'll find a USB 2.0
port, the power port, a lock slot, the DVD/CD drive, and a PCMCIA
expansion card slot.
Left Side:-- On the left side is an S-video output, VGA output,
"Expansion Port 3" connector, the phone and network connections, plus
a second USB port. The main intake vents are also located underneath
the S-video and VGA ports.
Audio:-The audio chip in this system says it's a high-definition
audio unit but I can't hear a difference compared to a regular AC'97
system.Having the audio ports on the front is nice because you'll
definitely want to use them if you listen to a lot of music. I can
hear all the instruments, feel the drums, and things sound the way
they do with a real orchestra then the speakers are good.
Performance and Benchmarks:-
a)PC Mark 2005
PC Mark 2005 is a great benchmarking tool for measuring a notebooks
overall system performance
b)3D Mark 2005
3DMark 2005 is a benchmarking tool that tests the overall graphics
performance of a PC.
Super Pi is a benchmarking program that forces the processor to
calculate the accuracty of Pi to 2 million digits.
Heat and Noise:-Heat on the V6000 congregates at the bottom edge of
the keyboard over its entire width. There is also some additional heat
towards the top left where the main cooling system and CPU is. The
system will keep your hands warm but it won't get them hot or
uncomfortable. During the benchmarks the heat never became annoying or
excessive. The system stays much cooler than my old single-fanned Sony
notebook but cannot compete with my dual-fanned XPS Gen 2 notebook.
Battery Life:-I don't have an exact time for how long the battery
lasts. However, I can say that you can comfortably watch a 3 hour
Keyboard:- The keyboard on the V6000 features keys that are flat and
have squared edges. There's no flex on my keyboard and the keys are
nicely responsive. The Ctrl and Fn keys are also in the positions I
prefer them to be (Ctrl to the left of Fn).
Touchpad:-The touchpad on this system is also large and responsive.
The scroll features seem to nearly always work. Also, the buttons on
the touchpad are really annoying because you have to press them down
so far. It takes some getting used to because they sink into the
system rather than normal
Media Controls and Indicators:- There's also a blue light on the
power button and a blue ring that surrounds where the power adaptor
plugs in. Blue indicator lights for the caps lock, scroll lock, and
touchpad are right next to their appropriate buttons. There's an
orange light for the Wi-Fi on/off switch which is analog and can be
toggled even when the system is off.