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Review HP Pavilion g6-2200sg Notebook

Sascha Mölck (translated by Martina Osztovits), 12/19/2012

For the frugal gamer. A Pentium processor and a Radeon HD7670 GPU gives you a cheap laptop. Our review reveals whether this notebook is a good buy or not for the cost-conscious gamer.

For the original German review, see here.

A new 15.6-inch model form HP's Pavilion product line-up entered our labs. HP equipped it with an Intel Pentium B980 dual core CPU, an AMD Radeon HD 7670M GPU and 6 GB of RAM. On paper, this should result in a cheap, gaming-capable laptop. Our test reveals if this is actually the case.

We use the following competition against the HP to determine its gaming worthiness: Acer's Aspire V5-571G (Intel Core i5-3317U, Nvidia GeForce GT 620M) and Samsung's NP355V5C-S05DE (AMD A6-4400M, AMD Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics).

Case

Just like in the case of the Acer Aspire V5-571G's and the Samsung NP355V5C, the entire laptop is made of cheap plastics. However the two mentioned duo use matte surfaces while the Pavilion uses glossy ones. The color of the notebook is called Sparkling Black as the surfaces sparkle in various colors when light falls on them. Generally, the stability of the case is satisfying. It is just the keyboard and the palm rest areas (above the DVD burner) that are slightly unstable and give under pressure. While the base unit can hardly be twisted, not much effort is needed to deform the lid.

Apart from the bottom, all the surfaces are glossy
Apart from the bottom side all surfaces are glossy
The case is a magnet for fingerprints
The case is a magnet for fingerprints
A single maintenance hatch is available
A single maintenance opening is available

Connectivity

The connectivity available on the three laptops are almost identical. The computer from Samsung has one more USB port than the others. All laptops offer at least one USB-3.0 port.

The left side: VGA, HDMI, Ethernet, 2x USB 3.0, mic, headphones card reader (SD and MMC)
left side: VGA, HDMI, Ethernet, 2x USB 3.0, mic, headphones card reader (SD and MMC)
The right side: Kensington lock slot, USB 2.0, DVD burner
right side: Kensington lock slot, USB 2.0, DVD burner

Communication

Our test sample is equipped with the RT5390R WiFi module from Ralink which supports the standards 802.11 b/g/n. To our surprise, HP only use a Fast Ethernet chip from Realtek for wired networks. In 2012, we'd also expect GigaBit Ethernet in all low-cost devices and the competition from Acer and Samsung have them. As the Pavilion does not have a Bluetooth module, you will need to use a Bluetooth dongle if needed. But, it comes with a built-in web camera.

Accessories

In the shipping box, there are the usual accessories that include a quick start guide and several small booklets with safety instructions and warranty information.

Operating System and Recovery

The Pavilion g6-2200sg comes pre-installed with Windows 8 (64 Bit), but an installation DVD is not included and is pretty common in the industry. The Recovery DVDs are done via HP's recovery system, which is launched by pressing F11 at boot. Please note that the process will delete all data created and applications installed by the user.

Maintenance

The RAM, hard drive and WiFi module are hidden behind a service hatch. However, the fan is not accessible. The Pavilion has two RAM slots and supports up to 8 GB RAM and comes standard with 6 GB RAM. The hard drive can be replaced in a few steps. Attention must be paid as HP uses a hard drive which is 7 mm high while conventional hard drive are 9.5 mm thick.

Warranty

HP grants a pickup & return warranty of 12 months for the Pavilion. In case of disrepair, the notebook will be picked up at the user site and brought back afterwards. Samsung and Acer grant a 24 month warranty for their computers. But, the warranty of the g6-2200sg can be upgraded. HP offers two Care Packs. A pickup & return warranty of 3 years that costs 95 Euro and adding accidental damage protection will raise the total price to about 140 to 170 Euro. Spilling a drink over your laptop is an example for an accidental damage.

Input Devices

Keyboard

The main keys of the Chiclet keyboard are 15 x 15 mm and have a medium stroke depth and a crisp pressure point. The area above the DVD burner flexes when typing, while the rest doesn't under significant pressure. There is a small manufacturing flaw in front of the space bar. The keyboard does not sit flush with the case here. Overall, the keyboard is decent. The WiFi, Mute and Caps-Lock  keys each house a small indicator LED which is a very useful feature.

Touchpad

The Synaptics Touchpad is slightly recessed into the palm rest. Its surface of 9.6 x 4.6 cm is sufficiently big for multi-touch gestures, which can be enabled and disabled individually in the configuration menu. The surface of the touchpad textured which does not have a negative impact on the gliding traits. The touchpad can be switched on and off by double tapping the small depression in its upper left corner. Its two mouse buttons have a short stroke length, and crisp, clearly audible feedback.

A comfortable keyboard
Comfortable keyboard
The touchpad supports multi-touch gestures
The touchpad supports multi-touch gestures

Display

The Pavilion is equipped with a glossy 15.6-inch display with a native resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. HP does not offer other options. The average brightness of 189.8 cd/m² is average, but the two competitors do not perform any better.  The display of the Aspire (177.6 cd/m²) is slightly dimmer than the HP's while the Samsung's (207.4 cd/m²) is a little bit brighter.

183
cd/m²
171
cd/m²
177
cd/m²
196
cd/m²
207
cd/m²
197
cd/m²
191
cd/m²
191
cd/m²
195
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
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Maximum: 207 cd/m²
Average: 189.8 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 83 %
Center on Battery: 208 cd/m²
Black: 0.3 cd/m²
Contrast: 690:1
Pavilion g6-2200sg vs. sRGB
Pavilion g6-2200sg vs. sRGB
Pavilion g6-2200sg vs. AdobeRGB
Pavilion g6-2200sg vs. AdobeRGB

While the display is standard fare in terms of brightness, its contrast (690:1) and black value (0.3 cd/m²) are very good. Much more expensive laptops frequently do not achieve such good values. The display can neither completely cover sRGB nor AdobeRGB, but sRGB coverage is pretty good.

Low brightness and the reflective surface actually prevent outdoor usage. Thanks to the high contrast, the displayed content can definitely be recognized, but you should avoid bright areas for getting any work done.

Again, the display is only standard fare in terms of viewing angels. Any movement in the vertical direction will quickly have a negative impact on the image, while the viewing angles are better in the horizontal direction.

The Pavilion g6-2200sg outdoors
the Pavilion g6-2200sg outdoors
Viewing angles: HP Pavilion g6-2200sg
viewing angles: HP Pavilion g6-2200sg

Performance

With the Pavilion g6-220sg, Hewlett Packard deliver a multimedia notebook for frugal customers and is currently available for about 480 Euro ($630). Its performance suffices for the usual tasks and can also run 3D games smoothly. While our test model is only available in this particular configuration, HP also offers a lot of other Pavilion g6 models, some of them with AMD processors while others with Intel CPUs.

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System information HP Pavilion g6-2200sg

Processor

The Pavilion g6-2200sg is equipped with an Intel Pentium B980 processor, a dual core Sandy Bridge CPU with a clock rate of 2.4 GHz. Unfortunately the CPU does not use Intel's Turbo technology.

As the CPU constantly runs at full speed in the Cinebench tests, it performs as expected. Furthermore, the HP notebook bests Samsung's NP355V5C-S05DE (AMD A6-4400M, AMD Dual Graphics) in CPU-intensive tests because of its faster CPU. But both of them are outperformed by Acer's Aspire V5-571G (Intel Core i5-3317U, Nvidia GeForce GT 620M), which uses the fastest CPU of the three. But the Pavilion performs better than its competition in the GL tests as the combination of Pentium B980 and the HD 7670M GPU is more powerful than the CPU/GPU combinations of the others.

Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
3118
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
5027
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
5564
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
3885 Points
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
7316 Points
Cinebench R10 Shading 64Bit
5709 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
0.95 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
1.84 Points
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
34.11 fps
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Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit (sort by value)
HP Pavilion g6-2200sg
Radeon HD 7670M, B980, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E380
34.11 fps ∼28%
HP Pavilion g6-1352eg
Radeon HD 6480G + HD 7450M Dual Graphics, A4-3305M, Samsung SpinPoint M8 HN-M500MBB
17.44 fps ∼14% -49%
Samsung NP355V5C-S05DE
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics, A6-4400M, Hitachi Travelstar 5K750 HTS547575A9E384
18.4 fps ∼15% -46%
Lenovo IdeaPad N586-MA663GE
Radeon HD 7520G, A6-4400M, WDC Scorpio Blue WD7500BPVT-24HXZT3
21.04 fps ∼17% -38%
Acer Aspire V5-571G-53314G50Makk
GeForce GT 620M, 3317U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E380
27.41 fps ∼22% -20%
Acer Aspire V3-551G-10468G50Makk
Radeon HD 7660G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics, A10-4600M, Seagate Momentus 5400.6 ST9500325AS
27.61 fps ∼23% -19%
Fujitsu Lifebook AH532
GeForce GT 640M LE, 3210M, Toshiba MK7575GSX
33.86 fps ∼28% -1%
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit (sort by value)
HP Pavilion g6-2200sg
Radeon HD 7670M, B980, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E380
1.84 Points ∼10%
Samsung NP355V5C-S05DE
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics, A6-4400M, Hitachi Travelstar 5K750 HTS547575A9E384
0.98 Points ∼6% -47%
Lenovo IdeaPad N586-MA663GE
Radeon HD 7520G, A6-4400M, WDC Scorpio Blue WD7500BPVT-24HXZT3
1.13 Points ∼6% -39%
HP Pavilion g6-1352eg
Radeon HD 6480G + HD 7450M Dual Graphics, A4-3305M, Samsung SpinPoint M8 HN-M500MBB
1.16 Points ∼7% -37%
Acer Aspire V3-551G-10468G50Makk
Radeon HD 7660G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics, A10-4600M, Seagate Momentus 5400.6 ST9500325AS
2.01 Points ∼11% +9%
Acer Aspire V5-571G-53314G50Makk
GeForce GT 620M, 3317U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E380
2.38 Points ∼14% +29%
Fujitsu Lifebook AH532
GeForce GT 640M LE, 3210M, Toshiba MK7575GSX
2.89 Points ∼16% +57%

System Performance

The computer system runs smoothly without stuttering and the results of the PC Mark 7 benchmark meet our expectations. The Pavilion's performance falls between the Acer Aspire V5-571G's (Intel Core i5-3317U, Nvidia GeForce GT 620M) and the Samsung NP355V5C's (AMD A6-4400M, AMD Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M), but the results of the three laptops do not differ by much.

5.1
Windows 8 Experience Index
Processor
Calculations per second
6.3
Memory (RAM)
Memory operations per second
7.3
Graphics
Desktop performance for Windows Aero
5.1
Gaming graphics
3D business and gaming graphics
6.5
Primary hard disk
Disk data transfer rate
5.9
PC Mark
PCMark 71723 points
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PCMark 7 - Score (sort by value)
HP Pavilion g6-2200sg
Radeon HD 7670M, B980, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E380
1723 Points ∼25%
HP Pavilion g6-1352eg
Radeon HD 6480G + HD 7450M Dual Graphics, A4-3305M, Samsung SpinPoint M8 HN-M500MBB
1313 Points ∼19% -24%
Samsung NP355V5C-S05DE
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics, A6-4400M, Hitachi Travelstar 5K750 HTS547575A9E384
1600 Points ∼23% -7%
Lenovo IdeaPad N586-MA663GE
Radeon HD 7520G, A6-4400M, WDC Scorpio Blue WD7500BPVT-24HXZT3
1626 Points ∼23% -6%
Acer Aspire V5-571G-53314G50Makk
GeForce GT 620M, 3317U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E380
1858 Points ∼27% +8%
Fujitsu Lifebook AH532
GeForce GT 640M LE, 3210M, Toshiba MK7575GSX
2165 Points ∼31% +26%

Mass storage

HD Tune
HD Tune
CrystalDiskMark
CrystalDiskMark

HP equips the Pavilion with a Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 hard drive (500  GB, 5400 RPM). CrystalDiskMark reports  a read rate of 84.71 MB/s and HD Tune an average transfer rate of 80 MB/s. Both values are more than fine for a 5400 RPM hard drive compared to slower hard drives often found in cheap notebooks.

Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E380
Transfer Rate Minimum: 45.6 MB/s
Transfer Rate Maximum: 103.5 MB/s
Transfer Rate Average: 80 MB/s
Access Time: 19.9 ms
Burst Rate: 137.7 MB/s
CPU Usage: 1.1 %

Graphics Card

Two GPUs work inside the Pavilion g6-2200sg - Intel's HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge) and AMD's Radeon HD 7670M. The Intel GPU supports DirectX 10.1 and runs at a clock rate of 350 to 1150 MHz while the graphics card from AMD is mid range, runs at 300 to 600 MHz and supports DirectX 11. The two GPUs do not work together, but the one which is more appropriate for a particular task is selected.

At the end of 2012, Nvidia's graphics switch (Optimus) still works better than AMD's. We had to manually configure that the Radeon GPU should be used before running benchmarks and games. Otherwise, the system nearly always used the CPU from Intel. Especially inexperienced users could get annoyed at games stuttering.

The results of the 3D Mark benchmarks are as expected. If all 3D Mark versions are taken into account, none of the notebooks achieves a clear victory. On the contrary, their 3D-performance does not differ much. Thanks to its Radeon GPUs working together, Samsung's 15.6-incher wins the first place in 3D Mark 11. As the the impact of the CPU on the result is lowest here, the computer with the weakest CPU can score points.

3D Mark
3DMark 0512194 points
3DMark 06
 1280x1024
7536 points
3DMark Vantage4582 points
3DMark 111233 points
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3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance (sort by value)
HP Pavilion g6-2200sg
Radeon HD 7670M, B980, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E380
1233 Points ∼7%
Lenovo IdeaPad N586-MA663GE
Radeon HD 7520G, A6-4400M, WDC Scorpio Blue WD7500BPVT-24HXZT3
747 Points ∼4% -39%
HP Pavilion g6-1352eg
Radeon HD 6480G + HD 7450M Dual Graphics, A4-3305M, Samsung SpinPoint M8 HN-M500MBB
996 Points ∼6% -19%
Acer Aspire V5-571G-53314G50Makk
GeForce GT 620M, 3317U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E380
1145 Points ∼6% -7%
Fujitsu Lifebook AH532
GeForce GT 640M LE, 3210M, Toshiba MK7575GSX
1385 Points ∼8% +12%
Samsung NP355V5C-S05DE
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics, A6-4400M, Hitachi Travelstar 5K750 HTS547575A9E384
1458 Points ∼8% +18%
Acer Aspire V3-551G-10468G50Makk
Radeon HD 7660G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics, A10-4600M, Seagate Momentus 5400.6 ST9500325AS
1988 Points ∼11% +61%

Gaming Performance

The Pavilion g6-220sg is definitively gaming capable. It can even run modern computer games in medium to high graphics quality at its native resolution. The laptop cannot achieve decent frame rates in brand new and very performance demanding games like Hitman: Absolution. Although we explicitly selected the Radeon GPU, we cannot exclude that the GPU switch did not work in the Hitman benchmark. We faced a similar problem with F1 2012, which refused to start with the active Radeon GPU.

low med.high ultra
StarCraft 2 (2010) 133.848.631.118.3fps
CoD: Modern Warfare 3 (2011) 94.355.435.820.2fps
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011) 52.636.727.814.7fps
Mass Effect 3 (2012) 49.934.821.9fps
Dirt Showdown (2012) 53.629.22310.8fps
Counter-Strike: GO (2012) 98.279.364.644.9fps
Fifa 13 (2012) 136.5108.794.658.3fps
Hitman: Absolution (2012) 15.913.68.7fps

Emissions

System Noise

Fortunately the Pavilion runs quietly while idle. The noise level amounts to 31.3 to 32.6 dB here. When using the DVD drive the noise increases to 35.6 dB. Unfortunately the clacking of the hard drive is quite audible time and again.

Under full load (stress test: Prime95 and Furmark), the fan accelerates and the noise reaches 48.7 dB while the g6-2200sg works at a tolerable noise level of 38.1 dB under medium load (3DMark 06). The noise of the Aspire V5-571G and the Samsung NP355V5C-S05DE, which are only significantly quieter under full load, is on a similar level.

Noise Level

Idle 31.3 / 31.3 / 32.1 dB(A)
HDD 32.6 dB(A)
DVD 35.6 / dB(A)
Load 38.1 / 48.6 dB(A)
 
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silent
40 dB
audible
50 dB
loud
 
min: , med: , max:    Voltcraft sl-320 (15 cm distance)

Temperature

HP's Pavilion g6-2200sg during the stress test
HP's Pavilion g6-2200sg during the stress test

Regardless of the load, the surface temperatures are fine. While idle the temperature only increases to 30.1 degrees Celsius on a single area (under the touchpad). Under full load (Prime 95 and Furmark run together) the temperatures only rise moderately to 21.7 and 40.8 degrees Celsius. So, the laptop can be used on the lap in any case. Acer's Aspire V5-571G and Samsung's NP355V5C cannot compete with the HP here and develop more heat.

During our stress test (Prime 95 and Furmark run for at least an hour) CPU and GPU run at full throttle on the mains. While CPU speed is not reduced while on the battery, the GPU's clock falls to 400 MHz and the CPU temperature levels off at 80 degrees Celsius.

Max. Load
 24.9 °C33.8 °C26.2 °C 
 31.6 °C30.6 °C23 °C 
 29.2 °C22.7 °C22 °C 
Maximum: 33.8 °C
Average: 27.1 °C
24.2 °C38.2 °C40.8 °C
21.7 °C34.2 °C34.3 °C
22 °C26.5 °C25.1 °C
Maximum: 40.8 °C
Average: 29.7 °C
Power Supply (max.)  54.2 °C | Room Temperature 19.3 °C | Voltcraft IR-360

Speakers

The stereo speakers of the notebook sit above the keyboard beneath a perforated grille. "Altec Lansing" and "Dolby Advanced Audio" stickers suggest decent sound and this is not completely wrong. The speakers sound loud, but lacks bass. Speech is clearly audible and watching films is indeed possible without external solutions.

Battery Life

Power Consumption

Similar to Samsung's computer, our test device needs about 9.2 and 13.9 Watts while idle. Unsurprisingly, the Aspire V5-571G is significantly more frugal than its competitors, as it is equipped with a frugal ULV processor. Under medium (3D Mark 06) and full load (Prime95 and Furmark) the power consumption increases to 50 Watts and 69 Watts respectively. The Samsung (64.6 W and 67.1 W) is close to the Pavilion under full load. But, thanks to its frugal components, the Aspire (42.1 W and 49.5 W) performs better again.

Power Consumption

Off / Standby 0.1 / 0.3 Watt
Idle 9.2 / 13.2 / 13.9 Watt
Load 50 / 69 Watt
 
Key: min: , med: , max:         Voltcraft VC 940

Battery Life

In idle mode our test sample achieves a battery runtime of 6:03 h minutes, while the Acer already shuts down after 5:43 h and Samsung's NP355V5C-S05DE runs for 7:05 h. The maximum battery life is recorded by means of the Battery Eater Reader's test with energy saving profile, lowest display brightness and disabled WiFi-modules. Under load the notebook achieves a minimal battery life of 1:21 h, which is similar to the competitor's (Acer: 1:32 h, Samsung: 1:23 h). The Battery Eater Classic Test is used for this test with highest display brightness and enabled WiFi modules.

In our WLAN test the HP achieves a runtime of 3:48 h (Acer, Samsung: 3:15 h).  Here our looping script simulates internet surfing by automatically loading new web page with different content every 40 seconds. During this test the display brightness is set to about 150 cd/m² and the energy saving profile is active. The DVD test, run at maximum display brightness and with energy saving profile (or higher if the DVD does not play smoothly) already ends after three hours. But the competitors have even shorter runtimes in this scenario (Acer: 2:42 h, Samsung: 2:22 h).

The battery runtimes of the Pavilion and the Samsung notebooks can be easily compared to each others as their battery capacities are nearly on par (HP: 47 Wh, Samsung: 48 Wh). On contrary, the Acer is equipped with a smaller battery (37 Wh).

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
6h 03min
WiFi Surfing
3h 48min
DVD
3h 00min
Load (maximum brightness)
1h 21min

Verdict

HP's Pavilion g6-2200sg.
HP's Pavilion g6-2200sg.

The Pavilion g6-2200sg is a good deal and a decent notebook for all looking for a cheap general purpose notebook. It delivers fair system performance, which suffices for most users, works quietly under low load and comes with a contrast-rich display. Furthermore, the Pavilion is also interesting for gamers who do not like to spend 800 to 1000 Euro ( $1050 to $1300) for a fancy gaming computer. The cons of the 15.6-incher are a short warranty period of only 12 months, the lack of GigaBit Ethernet and the inconvenient graphics switch.

Acer's Aspire V5-571G is interesting for a user looking for an especially thin and cheap device. We also recommend the Aspire if maximum CPU performance is required while we suggest the Samsung NP355V5C-S05DE if a long battery life and/or a matte display are buying criteria.

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Specifications

HP Pavilion g6-2200sg
Processor
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon HD 7670M - 1024 MB, Core: 300-600 MHz, Memory: 900 MHz, 8.982.6.0, GPU switch
Memory
6144 MB 
, DDR3, Dual-Channel
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1366x768 pixel, TN LED, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel HM76 (Panther Point)
Harddisk
Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E380, 500 GB 
5400 rpm
Soundcard
Intel Panther Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: headphones, mic, Card Reader: SD, MMC,
Networking
Realtek RTL8102E Family PCI-E Fast Ethernet (10/100MBit), Ralink RT5390R 802.11b/g/n 1x1 Wi-Fi Adapter (b g n )
Optical drive
HP DVDRAM GT50N
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 36 x 376 x 244 ( = 1.42 x 14.8 x 9.61 in)
Weight
2.5 kg ( = 88.19 oz) Power Supply: 298.5 g ( = 10.53 oz)
Battery
47 Wh Lithium-Ion
Price
479 Euro
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8 64 Bit
Additional features
Webcam: Ja, Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, Norton Internet Security (60-days trial), Cyberlink Media Suite 10, Cyberlink YouCam, Microsoft Office 2010 Starter, Windows Live Essentials 11, Skype, 12 Months Warranty

 

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A number pad is available.
A number pad is available.
The key size is comfortable.
The key size is comfortable.
...and rated up to 90 watts.
...and delivers up to 90 watt.
The power adapter weighs 354.5 grams...
The power adapter weighs 354.5 gram...
...and has a capacity of 47 Wh.
...and has a capacity of 47 Wh.
The battery weighs 298.5 grams...
The battery weighs 298.5 gram...
Nice: two WiFi antennae
Nice: two WiFi antennas
The hard drive is clearly audible
The hard drive is clearly audible
Two RAM slots
two RAM slots
The maintenance cover is only held by a single screw.
The maintenance cover is only held by a single screw.
The DVD burner reads and writes all kinds of DVDs and CDs.
The DVD burners reads and writes all kinds of DVDs and CDs.
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Pro

+Contrast-rich display
+Decent gaming performance
+Decent keyboard
+Quiet in low load scenarios
+Cheap
 

Cons

-merely 12 month warranty
-merely Fast-Ethernet
-GPU-switch frequently needs manual configuration
-moderate battery runtimes

Shortcut

What we like

the contrast-rich display, the low price, the good performance

What we'd like to see

a Gigabit Ethernet port

What surprises us

HP offers decent gaming performance for little money with the Pavilion g6-220sg.

The competition

Acer Aspire V5-571G, Samsung NP355V5C-S05DE, Lenovo IdeaPad N586, Acer Aspire V3-551G, Fujitsu Lifebook AH532, Medion Akoya P6812 MD98760, Samsung 300E5A-S01

Rating

HP Pavilion g6-2200sg
12/06/2012 v3
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
78%
Keyboard
82%
Pointing Device
80%
Connectivity
66%
Weight
81%
Battery
82%
Display
77%
Games Performance
77%
Application Performance
88%
Temperature
90%
Noise
83%
Add Points
81%
Average
80%
80%
Multimedia *
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Author: Sascha Mölck, 2012-12-19 (Update: 2013-06- 6)