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HP G42-243CL

Specifications

HP G42-243CLNotebook: HP G42-243CL (G42 Series)
Processor: AMD Turion II M520
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon HD 4250
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.2kg
Price: 600 euro
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Average Score: 61.5% - poor
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

Reviews for the HP G42-243CL

60% HP G42-243CL-B
Source: PC Mag English
With the HP G42-243CL-B, you get a relatively light, 14-inch laptop and a multi-function printer bundle at an affordable price. The 2-year Costco warranty is a plus, but there are better performing laptops out there in this price range.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/06/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%

Foreign Reviews

63% Đánh giá chi tiết laptop HP G42
Source: Voz.vn VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/16/2010
Rating: Total score: 63%

Comment

ATI Radeon HD 4250: Onboard graphics card (in the RS880M chipset) for AMD processors with Avivo HD support and technically a higher clocked HD 4200.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


M520: Entry level dual core CPU by AMD which features an integrated memory controller (400MHz DDR2) and is based (partially?) on the K10 core. The performance should be most of the times compareable to a 2.0 Celeron Dual Core / Pentium (sometimes even to a 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


14.0":

Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.2 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.


HP: The Hewlett-Packard Company, founded 1935, commonly referred to as HP, is a technology corporation headquartered in California, United States. HP specializes in developing and manufacturing computing, storage, and networking hardware, software and services. Major product lines include personal computing devices, enterprise servers, related storage devices, as well as a diverse range of printers and other imaging products. Other product lines, including electronic test equipment and systems, medical electronic equipment, solid state components and instrumentation for chemical analysis. HP posted US $91.7 billion in annual revenue in 2006, making it the world's largest technology vendor in terms of sales. In 2007 the revenue was $104 billion, making HP the first IT company in history to report revenues exceeding $100 billion. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

HP reviews


61.5%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Radeon HD 4250, Athlon II P320
Toshiba Satellite L645D-S4030
Radeon HD 4250, Turion II P520
Toshiba Satellite L645
Radeon HD 4250, Athlon II P320

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Dell Inspiron iM501R-1655MRB
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Dell Inspiron M5030
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HP Pavilion dv6-3143cl
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HP Pavilion dv6-3123cl
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Radeon HD 4250, Turion II M540, 15.6", 2.5 kg
Dell Inspiron IM5030-3413B3D
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-08-24 (Update: 2012-05-26)