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%

 

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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.


14.0: 14 inch display size is a mixture between the small formats of subnotebooks and the 15 inch standard display. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.

14.1: 14 inch display size is a mixture between the small formats of subnotebooks and the 15 inch standard display. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.

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


2.2 kg:

These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 13 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

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.

Notebooks with the same GPU

» Review HP Compaq Presario CQ56 Notebook
V-Series V140, 15.6", 2.436 kg
» Review HP Compaq Presario CQ62 Notebook
Athlon II P320, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Review Asus Eee PC 1215T Netbook
Athlon II Neo K125, 12.1", 1.5 kg
» Review Asus Eee PC 1015T Netbook
V-Series V105, 10.1", 1.29 kg
» Review HP 625 Notebook
Athlon II P320, 15.6", 2.487 kg
» Review HP ProBook 6555b Notebook
Phenom II X3 N830, 15.6", 2.727 kg

Laptops with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Review Update Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 14D Convertible
Radeon HD 8210, E-Series E1-2100

Notebooks from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Toshiba Satellite L645D-S4106
Phenom II X2 N660
» HP ProBook 4425s-WZ223UT
Phenom II X4 P920
» HP G32-240US
Turion II P520
» Toshiba Satellite L645D-S4036
Phenom II X3 P820
» HP ProBook 4425s
Athlon II P320
» HP G42-243CL
Turion II M520
» Toshiba Satellite L645
Athlon II P320

Notebooks with the same GPU

» Advent Monza N2
Athlon II N330, 15.6", 2.8 kg
» HP Pavilion g7-1131sf
Athlon II P360, 17.3", 3 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 15-NVN2PUK
Athlon II P320, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» HP 625-XN839EA
V-Series V160, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L675D-7106
Phenom II X3 P860, 17.3", 3 kg
» Dell Inspiron M501R-1748MRB
Phenom II X3 N870, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Gateway NV50A02u
Phenom II X3 N830, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Acer Aspire 5552-P322G32Mn
Athlon II P320, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L655D-S5164RD
Phenom II X4 P960, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» HP ProBook 6555b-WD770EA
Phenom II X3 N850, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» HP Compaq Presario CQ56-100SG
Athlon II P320, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Asus Eee PC 1215T-MU17-SL
Athlon II Neo K125, 12.1", 1.5 kg
» HP Pavilion dv6-3243cl
Phenom II X2 N660, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» HP Pavilion dv7-4263cl
Phenom II X3 P860, 17.3", 3.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-EE3J1E/WI
Athlon II P340, 15.5", 2.7 kg
» Toshiba Satellite C660D-10W
V-Series V140, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» Packard Bell Easynote TK83-RB-005GE
Athlon II P320, 15.3", 2.7 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L675D-S7060
Turion II P540, 17.3", 3 kg
» Toshiba Satellite C660D-10P
Athlon II P340, 15.6", 2.3 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-11-27 (Update: 2012-05-26)