|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|
|Card Description||Radeon HD 4250|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||3|
HP G62-340us 15.6-Inch Laptop PC - Up to 4 Hours of Battery Life (Charcoal)
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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.
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
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.
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.
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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