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HP Compaq G71-340us

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HP Compaq G71-340us
HP Compaq G71-340us
Display
17.30 inch 16:9, 1600 x 900 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
3.1 kg ( = 109.35 oz / 6.83 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
500 Euro

 

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Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

Reviews for the HP Compaq G71-340us

60% HP G71-340us
Source: PC Mag English Archive.org version
Looks can deceive this holiday season, at least when it comes to desktop replacement laptops. Like the $730 Dell Inspiron 1750 (I1750-2211MBU) and $550 Acer Aspire 7736Z-4809, the HP G71-340us ($749.98 list) looks like a multimedia monster with a stunning 17.3-HD display. The HP G71-340us packs an attractive 17.3 inch display and can handle basic day-to-day productivity tasks, but it is not the multimedia and gaming powerhouse you'd expect from a desktop replacement.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/18/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%

Foreign Reviews

60% HP G71-340us
Source: Jambitz Spanish ES→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/19/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD: Onboard (shared Memory) GPU built in the GM45, GE45 and GS45 chipset (Montevina). Because of two more shaders and a higher core clock, much faster than the old GMA X3100. Still not advisable for gamers (DirectX 10 games not playable or only with very low settings). The integrated video processor is able to help decode HD videos (AVC/VC-2/MPEG2) , e.g., for a fluent Blu-Ray playback with slow CPUs.

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.


Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).

The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.


T6600: Entry level Core 2 Duo dual core processor with a small 2MB level 2 cache and without virtualization functions.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


17.30": This display size is a standard format for desktop replacements (DTR). The DTR laptops are heavier to carry, need more power, but texts are easy to read and high resolutions are no problem. DTR are mainly intended for stationary desk use, where weight and energy hunger don't matter. In return, you enjoy the advantages of high resolutions (more details, better legibility).» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


3.1 kg:

A laptop with this weight is comparatively heavy and less designed for mobility than for use at the desk. Therefore, the devices tend to shine less with battery life than with a large screen and higher performance.


HP: Founded in 1939, the US company is a major server and printer manufacturer and one of the leading IT companies in the world. Until 2015, the company was called Hewlett-Packard Company. After a split, the computer division was renamed HP Inc.

In 2023, HP had an approximate market share of 22% of global PC sales, making it number 2 after Lenovo.


60%: Such a poor rating is rare. There are only a few notebooks that were rated even worse. The rating websites do not give a purchase recommendation here.


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

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2009-12-14 (Update: 2012-05-26)