Thanks to the people at Hewlett-Packard and Intel, I am typing this on a brand new HP Pavilion dv6 with 2nd generation Intel Core i3 Processor. This is actually my second HP laptop. My first one served me very well for many years, but the technology of these newer generation computers is incomparable!

The 2nd generation Intel Core i3 Processor keeps this laptop running smoothly no matter what I’m doing, which is typically a dozen things at once. You see, the processor is the “brains” of the computer and quicker processing translates to seamless multi-tasking, faster loading, and clear videos and graphics.

My very favorite thing about this laptop is the keyboard. I don’t think I’ve ever typed on a keyboard this comfortable. The keys have a very nice texture, just the right amount of resistance and the touchpad isn’t too touchy like many other laptops I’ve tried. I’ve been using this computer for 3 days now, and not once have I accidentally activated the touchpad.

Speaking of the keyboard – Do you know how to easily type accented characters in Spanish? All you have to do is hold down the ALT key while typing a number. Here are the codes you need!

á = 160
é = 130
í = 161
ó = 162
ú = 163
ñ = 164
¿ = 168
¡ = 173

(You can print those out until you get them memorized!)

Stay tuned because next week we’ll be telling you all the great ways students can make use of the HP Pavilion dv6, and how you could win one! Not a giveaway you want to miss, so make sure you’re subscribed to receive our posts via an RSS Feed or email.

Disclosure: SpanglishBaby received an HP Pavilion dv6 for review to facilitate this post. As always, all opinions are our own.

Tracy López is a writer living outside the D.C. Metro area. Her blog,, examines cultural differences she discovers as she navigates life in a bicultural, bilingual family. She can also be reached via Twitter @Latinaish.

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