first_imgAlthough the Envy laptop line is the present bleeding edge darling from HP, it’s unlikely you’ll find a great deal on one anytime soon. And it’s just as well — if you’re looking for a mid-range laptop with plentiful upgrade options, you may want to just avoid the hype and go with the slightly older model that happens to be outfitted the latest parts.The HP Pavilion dv6 is an exceptionally affordable laptop given what it packs. $749.99 gets you a quad-core Intel Core i7 CPU, a 750GB hard drive, a free upgrade to 8GB RAM, a Blu-ray player/DVD burner upgrade, and even discrete 1GB Radeon HD 7470M graphics. And like any new HP laptop, the dv6 is outfitted with custom Beats audio, popular for having some of the best bass response of any built-in laptop speakers.But the devil is in the details with this laptop, and the real buying incentive comes with the feature-packed upgrade options. Upgrade the 15.6-inch display to full 1080p HD, then you can add another 8GB RAM making for 16GB of total memory, and take your GPU to the next level with a 2GB Radeon 7690 chipset. And although the battery power on this build is still a solid 6-cell, the 9-cell option at 30% is an enticing offer. WiDi is another added perk to this laptop, though you’ll have to invest in a $99 Neatgear Push2TV adapter to make any use of it.The $749.99 base configuration is a more than fair price for a fully outfitted system from HP.Check out this deal on LogicBuy.last_img read more