HP 15.6″ Laptop AMD Athlon II P340 Processor (G62-420CA) Review

G62-420CASpeed: Features AMD Athlon II P340 2.2 GHz Dual Core Processor.  The speed is decent.

Storage: Offers ample storage capacity with a 500 GB hard drive. Hard drive speed is 5400 RPM which is normal for laptops.

Memory: 4 GB DD3 RAM.  Great for multi-tasking.  Will run Windows 7 and most applications without any slowdown.  DDR3 offers faster memory speed.

Display: 15.6″, 1366 x 768 widescreen resolution. No LED Backlit Display, will drain battery faster.

Optical Drive: Comes with LightScribe 8X DVD±R/RW With DL Support. Can make DVDs upto 8.5 GB in size. Can also add graphics on Lightscribe enabled DVDs.

Graphics: Features ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250 graphics chip built into the processor. This is not a dedicated video card. Can play ordinary games but will not play latest intense 3D games. Shared video memory.

Wireless: Features integrated 802.11 b/g/n adapter.  802.11N offers stronger signal reception. Also has an ethernet port. Bluetooth is not available on this system.

Others: Has built in webcam and microphone. Has an HDMI output for connection to HDTV. Contains 3 USB ports. Has built in memory card reader. This is useful for reading cards commonly used by digital cameras and mobile phones.

Battery: 6 Cell Lithium ion Battery. Estimated battery life is upto 4 hours.

Overall Rating: Ideal for students and home use.  Can be used for light business use. Not suitable for gamers. Look for a price range near $300 – $400.

This laptop is currently on sale in BestBuy.ca for $399.99 ($100 off) Offer expires April 7, 2011

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