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HP G42 Series

HP G42-415DXProcessor: AMD Athlon II P340, AMD Turion II M520, Intel Core i5 460M, Intel Core i5 520M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5430, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470, ATI Radeon HD 4250, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 14.0 inch, 14.1 inch
Weight: 2.2kg
Price: 580, 600, 750 euro
Average Score: 65.2% - average
Average of 5 scores (from 6 reviews)
: - %, performance: - %, features: - %, display: - %
mobility: - %, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

 

HP G42-243CL

Specifications

HP G42-243CLNotebook: HP G42-243CL
Processor: AMD Turion II M520
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon HD 4250
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: HP homepage

Average Score: 61.5% - poor
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

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%
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%

 

HP G42-372TX

Specifications

HP G42-372TXNotebook: HP G42-372TX
Processor: Intel Core i5 460M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
Price: 580 euro
Links: HP homepage

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% HP G42, sự lựa chọn đáng tiền
Source: Sohoa VN Express VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/09/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

HP G42-356TU

Specifications

HP G42-356TUNotebook: HP G42-356TU
Processor: Intel Core i5 520M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
Price: 750 euro
Links: HP homepage

Average Score: 83% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

83% HP G42-356TU
Source: PC World English
The HP G42-256TU is a compact, lightweight 14-inch laptop for budget-conscious buyers. It offers more RAM and hard drive space than most of its competitors, for its price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/17/2010
Rating: Total score: 83%

 

HP G42-393TX

Specifications

HP G42-393TXNotebook: HP G42-393TX
Processor: Intel Core i5 460M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5430
Display: 14.1 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: HP homepage

 

[프리뷰] 비중있는 조연 배우와 같은 표준 노트북 - HP 파빌리온 G42-393TX
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/11/2011

 

HP G42-415DX

Specifications

HP G42-415DXNotebook: HP G42-415DX
Processor: AMD Athlon II P340
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon HD 4250
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: HP homepage
 G42-415DX (Model)

Average Score: 50% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

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

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 %

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

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.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics: Onboard graphics card that is built in the new Arrandale CPUs (Core i3 / i5 / i7 Dual Cores). Depending on the model and Turbo Boost, the GMA HD is clocked between 166 and 766 MHz.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470: Entry level DirectX 11 chip with GDDR5 support but only 80 shader cores. Supports Eyefinity (up to 4 monitors) and 8-ch HD audio over HDMI. Performance on par with the old GeForce 8600M GT.

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5430: DirectX 11 chip with the codename Park LP, slowest clocked HD 5400 series chip.

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


AMD Turion II:

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).

Intel Core i5:

460M: The Core i5-460M has only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-620M) and clocks between 2.53-2.8 GHz (Turbo Mode). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

520M:

The Core i5-520M has only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-640M) and clocks between 2.4-2.93 GHz (Turbo Mode). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD 3150) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

AMD Athlon II:

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


» 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.

2.2 kg:


65.2%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

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

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Devices with the same GPU

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
Acer Aspire 5552-P322G32Mn
Radeon HD 4250, Athlon II P320, 15.6", 2.6 kg
HP Compaq Presario CQ56-100SG
Radeon HD 4250, Athlon II P320, 15.6", 2.6 kg
HP Pavilion dv6-3243cl
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Iris Graphics 540, Core i7 6560U, 15.6", 2.2 kg
HP 15-ay060nd
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6200U, 15.6", 2 kg
HP Envy 15-as006ng
Iris Graphics 540, Core i5 6260U, 15.6", 2 kg
HP Pavilion 15-ab213ng
HD Graphics (Braswell), Pentium N3700, 15.6", 2.3 kg
HP 15-ac123ng
Radeon R5 M330, Core i5 6200U, 15.6", 2.2 kg
HP 15-ac158ng
HD Graphics 5500, Core i3 5005U, 15.6", 2.2 kg
HP Envy 15-as001na
HD Graphics 520, Core i7 6500U, 15.6", 1.9 kg
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HD Graphics 520, Core i7 6600U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
HP 15-ac002ur
HD Graphics (Braswell), Celeron N3050, 15.6", 2.2 kg
HP Pavilion 15-au072sa
HD Graphics 520, Core i3 6100U, 15.6", 2.1 kg
HP 250 G5
HD Graphics 400 (Braswell), Celeron N3060, 15.6", 1.7 kg
HP Pavilion 17-g122ng
HD Graphics (Braswell), Pentium N3700, 17.3", 2.8 kg
HP Chromebook 14 G3
GeForce ULP K1 (Tegra K1 Kepler GPU), Tegra K1, 14.0", 1.7 kg
HP 15-ac121nr
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HP Chromebook 14 G4
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2940, 14.0", 1.7 kg
HP Stream 13-c110nr
HD Graphics (Braswell), Celeron N3050, 13.3", 1.6 kg
HP EliteBook 850 G3
HD Graphics 520, Core i7 6500U, 15.6", 1.88 kg
HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G3
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6300U, 14", 1.445 kg
HP 15-ac100ur
HD Graphics (Braswell), Celeron N3050, 15.6", 2.2 kg
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Radeon R7 (Carrizo), Carrizo Pro A12-8800B, 14", 1.54 kg
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HP ProBook 440 G3
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HP ProBook 430 G3 P5T00ES
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6200U, 13.3", 1.5 kg
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HP G42-415DX
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HP G42-356TU
HP G42-356TU
HP G42-372TX
HP G42-372TX
HP G42-372TX
HP G42-243CL
HP G42-243CL
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Stefan Hinum, 2010-11-27 (Update: 2012-05-26)