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HP G42-415DX

Specifications

HP G42-415DXNotebook: HP G42-415DX (G42 Series)
Processor: AMD Athlon II P340
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon HD 4250
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.2kg
Price: 600 euro
Average Score: 50% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

Reviews for the HP G42-415DX

50% HP G42-415DX
Source: PC Mag English
Either the Gateway NV50A02u or the Dell Inspiron IM5030-874B3D would make a better cost-saving computer choice than the HP G42-415DX; and if you want something with considerably more power (and better battery life), our Editors' Choice, the Acer Aspire AS5742-6475 ($599.99 list, 4 dots), will run you only $70 more than the HP. You may have to sacrifice some design elements for the increased potential, but it might be worth it as they're about all that give the G42-415DX any discernible distinction.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/19/2011
Rating: Total score: 50%

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.


P340: Entry level dual core processor for 13"+ laptops featuring a DDR3 memory controller.» 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


50%: This average evaluation is exceptionally bad. There exist hardly any laptops, which are rated so negative.


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

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Dell Inspiron M501R-1748MRB
Radeon HD 4250, Phenom II X3 N870, 15.6", 2.6 kg
Gateway NV50A02u
Radeon HD 4250, Phenom II X3 N830, 15.6", 2.6 kg
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Radeon HD 4250, Athlon II P320, 15.6", 2.6 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-05-16 (Update: 2012-05-26)