"Worth Every Penny"4.5 starson by JrAdrock
Pros: Fast and reliable operation. Can disable the touch pad.
Cons: Vista has it's hiccups. Quick Play buttons are somewhat touchy.
Summary: I bought this computer for work. I am a KJ (Karaoke) and mobile DJ. I use an external 250GB USB drive that can be powered by a single USB connection on any of the USB ports on this computer. You could power up to 3 250GB USB drives on this laptop as well as using a fire wire drive, a lot of other laptops won't do that. I can run an external monitor, a three player DJ program with monitor graphics for Karaoke, run an external sound card, browse my external HDD, surf multiple tabs on the internet, change control panel functions, and more all while DJ’ing music and Karaoke without a hiccup!!!!!! Amazing! I've used more powerful desktops that can't do that. However, my DV6226us does not have a T2060 Intel processor. I noticed that my settings said I have 1.73GHZ not 1.6GHZ. I downloaded HP's processor verification utility and found that my laptop came with a T2250 processor which is a slightly better unit??? It says on the laptop it is a dv6226us as well as on the box, and all the other features are in line with the dv6226us. I purchased from CompUSA for $681 and it came with a free printer, so it was a great deal. I upgraded the ram to 1.5gb and it transformed the performance. I had an incident happen at a Karaoke show the other day. Someone spilled "some" beer on the keyboard. I turned the computer off, wiped it down, turned it upside down to drain out the liquid and blew it off. Turned it back on and never had a problem. Must be some level of protection there? All in all, I am very happy with this computer and would recommend it to anyone. I now believe that HP makes a quality product and will purchase another HP when the time comes for a new computer. BTW.... The fact that you can disable the touch pad was a factor in my purchase. Why hasn't that always been an option on all laptops. I would recommend checking on your processor for a possible surprise.