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HP G72 Series

HP G72-a10SAProcessor: Intel Core i3 330M, Intel Core i3 350M, Intel Pentium P6000
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5430, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 17.3 inch
Weight: 2.8kg, 3kg
Price: 500, 600, 700, 800 euro
Average Score: 70.29% - average
Average of 7 scores (from 7 reviews)
price: 74%, performance: 69%, features: 67%, display: 60%
mobility: 50%, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: 77%, emissions: 90%

 

HP G72-130EG

Specifications

HP G72-130EGNotebook: HP G72-130EG
Processor: Intel Core i3 330M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5430
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 3kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: HP homepage

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

 

70% HP G72-130EG
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/15/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 60% features: 50% display: 30% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%

 

HP G72-250us

Specifications

HP G72-250usNotebook: HP G72-250us
Processor: Intel Core i3 350M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 2.8kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: HP homepage

Average Score: 68.5% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

67% HP G72 review
Source: PC Pro English
A stylish desktop replacement laptop that looks good and plays hard; top value too.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/21/2011
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 67% performance: 67% features: 67%
70% HP G72-250us
Source: PC Mag English
The HP G72-250us ($749.98 list) costs and weighs less than most desktop replacement laptops while offering close to the same application performance as its higher-end 17.3-inch competitors. Unfortunately, the audio output is weak, which is all the more disappointing considering its intended use as an entertainment laptop. The G72-250us, sold at Staples, boasts an updated design, part of HP's latest laptop makeover. Inside, it features an Intel Core i3 processor, which serves up excellent performance for the price. There are better options for multimedia consumption, but for general home use, the HP G72-250us offers up a big screen, an attractive design, and ample performance for a fair price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/23/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

HP G72-a06SG

Specifications

HP G72-a06SGNotebook: HP G72-a06SG
Processor: Intel Core i3 350M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 3kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: HP homepage

Average Score: 85% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

85% Geht's auch 'ne Nummer größer
Source: Computerbild - 24/10 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 81% features: 83% display: 90% ergonomy: 83% emissions: 90%

 

HP G72-a10SA

Specifications

HP G72-a10SANotebook: HP G72-a10SA
Processor: Intel Pentium P6000
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 3kg
Price: 500 euro
Links: HP homepage
 G72-a10SA (Model)

Average Score: 66.67% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

70% HP G72-a10SA review
Source: Techradar English
It's a very nice little package, and one we'd be proud to own for the price. We wouldn't actually tell anyone it was so cheap, of course. No. A screen this big and defined belongs in a much more expensive machine.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/04/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% HP G72-a10SA Notebook PC
Source: Computer Active English
The HP G72-a10SA is a fair replacement for a desktop PC. The size, weight and battery life mean it's not portable, but it coped fine with playing DVDs and internet video, as well as general office and internet use. Unlike most larger laptops it's no good for gamers but otherwise it's reasonable value.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/12/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% HP G72 review
Source: Techradar English
We appreciated the G72-a10SA's strong feature set considering the low price, while the colourful display is excellent for anyone wishing to watch movies or view photos. Portability and performance are limited, however, so this is best used as a basic home office machine.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/28/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

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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Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

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

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.

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

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.

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


Intel Core i3:

330M:

The Core i3-330M is a slower clocked 350M and therefore also lacks the Turbo Boost feature and clocks with max. 2.13 GHz. 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.

350M:

The Core i3-350M is technically a Core i5-430M without the Turbo Boost overlocking feature. Therefore, it always clocks with max. 2.26 GHz (of course Speedstep is included). 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.

Intel Pentium:

P6000: The Pentium P6000 is an entry level CPU based on the Arrandale core. Compared to the Celeron P4500, the P6000 offers a bit better performance due to the faster System Bus and an increased Level 3 cache. However, VT-x is not available for the P6000.


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


2.8 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.

3 kg:


70.29%: 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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Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Pentium P6100
Asus K72F-TY016V
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Core i3 350M
HP Pavilion G7-1080ED
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Core i5 480M
HP Pavilion g7-1033cl
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Core i3 380M
MSI CR720-094XEU
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Core i3 370M
Dell Inspiron 17R-1695MRB
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Core i5 480M
HP Pavilion dv7-4283cl
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Core i5 480M
Medion Akoya E7216
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Core i3 380M
MSI CR720-P6143W7P
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Pentium P6100
Acer Aspire 7741Z-4643
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Pentium P6100

Devices with the same GPU

Toshiba Satellite C660-1JL
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Core i3 380M, 15.6", 2.3 kg

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Current Prices
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HP G72-130EG
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-07- 7 (Update: 2012-05-26)