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HP G62-340us 15.6-Inch Laptop PC - Up to 4 Hours of Battery Life (Charcoal)

by HP
4.3 out of 5 stars 104 customer reviews
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  • AMD Athlon Processor 2.2GHz
  • 3GB DDR3 RAM
  • 320GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
  • 15.6-Inch Screen, ATI Radeon HD 4250
  • Windows 7 Home Premium (64-Bit)
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Product Description

Product Description

An affordable notebook can be stylish, too. The HP G62-340US Notebook PC delivers productivity, reliability and fun at a great value. Watch DVDs and view photos easily on the 15.6-inch diagonal High-Definition LED display. Browse the Web from any room and on the go using built-in Wi-Fi, plus chat face-to-face over the Internet using the integrated HP webcam. 3GB of memory help you work in multiple applications at the same time. This HP laptop looks great with the fingerprint-resistant, textured HP Imprint finish with the prism design in charcoal. The HP G62-340US Notebook PC is an all-around performer that keeps up with everything you do. Manage everyday tasks using the full-size keyboard and get fast access to email and other common applications. Burn custom labels onto CDs and DVDs using LightScribe Technology, plus store thousands of photos right on the hard drive. Just transfer photos directly from a memory card to your HP laptop. You can also enjoy online games in crisp detail using integrated Intel HD video graphics.

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Technical Details

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Summary : Screen Size, Screen Resolution, Graphics Coprocessor, Graphics Card RAM
Screen Size 15.6 inches
Screen Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels
Max Screen Resolution 1336 x 768 pixels
Processor 2.2 GHz AMD Athlon
RAM 3 GB DDR3
Hard Drive 320 GB mechanical_hard_drive
Graphics Coprocessor ATI Radeon HD 4250
Chipset Brand ATI
Card Description Radeon HD 4250
Wireless Type 802.11bgn
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
Brand Name HP
Series G series
Item model number XH066UA#ABA
Hardware Platform PC
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium (64-Bit)
Item Weight 5.5 pounds
Product Dimensions 9.7 x 14.7 x 1.4 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 9.7 x 14.72 x 1.44 inches
Color Charcoal
Processor Brand AMD Athlon
Processor Count 1
Computer Memory Type DDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA
Hard Drive Rotational Speed 5400 RPM
Optical Drive Type DVD Super Multi DL
Audio-out Ports (#) 1
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Power Source AC

Additional Information

ASIN B00400OSJ0
Customer Reviews
4.3 out of 5 stars 104 customer reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #19,504 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
#7,367 in Computers & Accessories > Laptop Accessories > Batteries
Shipping Weight 13.8 pounds
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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Date First Available September 15, 2010

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Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

You need to understand where I'm coming from - my most recent computer was running a Pentium 4 with 512MB of RAM and an 80GB hard drive. That being said this computer is a significant step up, and I think it's great. I think it's also important to know what I'm using this computer for....I work in a hospital and use this to log on to the hospital system, use Microsoft Office, and surf the internet. For these applications this computer is perfect. I've had it for about 1 month and have had no issues. It does come loaded with a bunch of HP software which can be uninstalled so that's not a problem.

The battery is listed as 4 hrs...it probably doesn't last that long - I haven't officially timed the battery life but it's probably closer to 3 hrs. The case is plastic, the cold startup time is fast <30 sec, the wake from hibernate time is close to 3 seconds, the display is clear; the keyboard is easy to type on. The only thing that took me some time to get used to is the touchpad as it does not have any defined boundaries and the buttons are a little stiff. I seemed to have gotten use to both and for me they are minor issues.

I think the computer is ideal for any student or person who has similar tasks to the mine (listed above - probably the vast majority of people). I'm not a gamer and don't intend on using this for playing high intensity video games or doing a lot of photo/video/music editing. This computer is probably not suited for that type of work.

Overall I'm very happy with the product. I think for the money (paid $420 pretax) its hard to beat.
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I'm really pleased with the purchase of this laptop. One thing to realize is that it's not the fastest or thinnest/lightest laptop out there. It's pretty much a standard laptop, with modest specs, but it does all many of the functions that a basic computer user out there is looking for.

Pros:
Nice keyboard - chicklet style, easy to type on
Touchpad response is smooth and easy to use (note: see con on touchpad below)
Good screen clarity
Speedy enough for most tasks (internet, word processing)
Wireless connection was strong, fast
Fan is quiet and unobtrusive
Doesn't get very hot when on your lap

Cons:
Case design very basic (rubberized?) and not all that attractive
Touchpad button is stiff - Hard to push
Too much HP software installed - Some of this will appeal to the novice user who may like all the toolbars, picture managers, dvd players, and software update programs installed.

At first it seemed as if the screen was a bit blurry, but then I realized it was the opening HP setup window that looked bad. It's not designed for the optimal screen resolution of the LCD panel. I don't know why HP doesn't fix this, as it's the 2nd time that I've noticed this on HP laptops. The screen looks nice in Windows 7.

I'll try and update this review a bit more once I have more time with the laptop, including battery life.

Overall, a nice machine in this price range. You can find similar specs across the board with the different manufactures of laptops, but this would be a quality choice.
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First of all this is a very good laptop for the price. Second if you buy it at the Amazon price during a holiday season you have been robbed. I bought it at Staples for $424 after rebate and the 100 dollars they knocked off when I traded in my old laptop. This was my first time using windows 7 and it works like a dream on this laptop. While not a gaming computer it is fast enough for some of the simpler online MPGs. I actually got dizzy with how well it kept up with game graphics. My only issue is I wish I could get a 500 Gb hardrive but you can always buy one later at a reasonable price. It is also a great workhorse laptop. I do freelance writing and this computer is a pleasure to work on and helps me find and organize files easily. The mouse pad is iffy and I wish they kept the left and right click mousepad buttons separate. Otherwise was one purchase I am very satisfied with. Further tip if you are a college student wanting to get the most out of windows software you should order college edition of Microsoft Office 2010 it will give you all the office software for professional at a home edition price.
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Bought this as replacement for my Dell Inspiron 600m. Loved that one but it start falling apart so traded it in for new G62.
Pros: Very good price/value ratio. Bright screen, decent keyboard. Pretty fast for regular tasks (office/web)
Web cam, card reader, HDMI.

Cons: Touch pad could be better, it is a bit stiff especially buttons. (But I am using mostly regular mouse with it anyway). Screen is to glossy in my opinion. And resolution is not very high (standard for this price range ).

Edit: Another con: A lot of "crapware" to remove from the start, no option to recover clean OS.
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Bought mine from Office Depot. Cleaned all the HP crap off and tuned things up a bit (removed aero effects and optimized for performance). Here are the Exerience index scores compared to my custom I7 overclocked/nVidia GT4600 graphics/6GB memory/4 Velociraptor in RAID 10:
ITEM CUSTOM G62
processor 7.5 5.3
memory 7.6 5.5
graphics 6.8 4.1
gaming grap. 6.8 5.2
primary HD 6.3 5.9
Pretty great for a bottom end machine! Very good screen with ample brightness. Only negative is the stiff touchpad keys but one can work around that with the Synaptics settings.
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