HP ENVY Sleekbook 6z

  |   by NotebookReview Staff

The HP ENVY Sleekbook 6z (also called the Sleekbook 6z-1000) is one thin and light notebook; it’s about two-thirds the height and weight of a normal 15.6-inch notebook at just 0.78 inches and 4.75 lbs. Available with either a dual-core AMD A6 processor or quad-core AMD A10 processor for between $600 and $700 at launch, this notebook is the most feature-packed laptop at this price point. A standard size 15.6-inch notebook with an Intel Core i3 processor is significantly faster (though most folks won’t need all that power) and offers better storage options; the Sleekbook 6z tops out at just 500GB.

  • 15.6-inch glossy 720p display (1366×768 resolution)
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
  • AMD Dual-Core A6-4455M processor (2.1 GHz, up to 2.6 GHz Turbo Core, 1MB L2, 17W TDP)
  • AMD Radeon HD 7500G graphics card
  • 4GB DDR3-1600 RAM (1x 4GB; 8GB max – 2x 4GB)
  • 500GB 5400RPM Hitachi hard drive (HTS545050A7E380, 7mm height)
  • 802.11n wireless LAN (Broadcom 4313GN)
  • Integrated Bluetooth
  • Integrated HD webcam
  • No internal optical drive
  • 1-year limited warranty
  • 4-cell li-ion battery
  • Weight: 4.75 lbs.
  • Dimensions: 14.72 x 9.95 x 0.78 inches

  • Pros

    • Great battery life
    • Good touchpad
    • Nice-looking design
  • Cons

    • Awful keyboard
    • Poor screen with no upgrade option at this time
    • No user upgradeability

Quick Take

Impressive battery life and a nice design make the Sleekbook 6z quite attractive, but the weak keyboard and poor upgrade options limit the value.

Read Our Full Review: HP ENVY Sleekbook 6z Review: Is Being Thin Enough?

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