Notebookcheck

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: 14.00 inch, 14.10 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: 14.00 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: HP homepage

Pricecompare

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%

Foreign Reviews

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: 14.00 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
Price: 580 euro
Links: HP homepage

Pricecompare

Average Score: 70% - average

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

Foreign 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: 14.00 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
Price: 750 euro
Links: HP homepage

Pricecompare

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: 14.10 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: HP homepage

Pricecompare

 

Foreign Reviews

[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: 14.00 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: HP homepage
 G42-415DX (Model)

Pricecompare

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. 

Up to 2015, the company was named Hewlett Packard Company. After a split, the computer range was renamed to HP Inc.

 

In the laptop segment, HP was the world's largest manufacturer from 2014 to 2016 with a market share of 20-21% from 2014 to 2016, but they only exceed Lenovo by a small margin as of recently. HP is not present in the smartphone sector (as of 2016).


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.

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.

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.

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.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


» 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.

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

HP EliteBook 855 G7 Laptop Review - Stylish office laptop for on the go
Vega 6, Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R5 PRO 4650U, 15.60", 1.7 kg
HP 17 in Review: Ryzen notebook for the home desk
Vega 8, Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU) R5 3500U, 17.30", 2.45 kg
HP 250 G7 in review: Scrap recycling done the HP way
GeForce MX110, Ice Lake i5-1035G1, 15.60", 1.78 kg
HP ProBook 455 G7 Laptop in Review: Faster Performance Thanks to Zen2
Vega 7, Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R7 4700U, 15.60", 1.848 kg
HP ProBook 445 G7 laptop review: Moving forward with Renoir
Vega 6, Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R5 4500U, 14.00", 1.6 kg
Office laptop HP 15s-fq1440ng in the test: hardware deceives - potential wasted
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Ice Lake i7-1065G7, 15.60", 1.592 kg

Devices with the same GPU

Dell Inspiron M501R-1748MRB
Radeon HD 4250, Phenom II X3 N870, 15.60", 2.6 kg
Gateway NV50A02u
Radeon HD 4250, Phenom II X3 N830, 15.60", 2.6 kg
Acer Aspire 5552-P322G32Mn
Radeon HD 4250, Athlon II P320, 15.60", 2.6 kg
HP Compaq Presario CQ56-100SG
Radeon HD 4250, Athlon II P320, 15.60", 2.6 kg
HP Pavilion dv6-3243cl
Radeon HD 4250, Phenom II X2 N660, 15.60", 2.4 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

HP Pavilion 15-cw1948nd
Vega 8, Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU) R5 3500U, 15.60", 1.9 kg
HP EliteBook 840 G7, i5-10210U
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i5-10210U, 14.00", 1.32 kg
HP 14-dk0033ns
Vega 8, Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU) R5 3500U, 14.00", 1.5 kg
HP ProBook 455 G7-12X20EA
Vega 6, Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R5 4500U, 15.60", 2 kg
HP 15s-eq1026ns
Vega 3, Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU) R3 3250U, 15.60", 1.7 kg
HP 14s-dq1931nd
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), Ice Lake i3-1005G1, 14.00", 1.5 kg
HP 15s-fq1168ns
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Ice Lake i7-1065G7, 15.60", 1.7 kg
HP EliteBook 840 G7, i7-10810U
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i7-10810U, 14.00", 1.23 kg
HP 17-ca1008ng
Vega 8, Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU) R5 3500U, 17.30", 2.51 kg
HP ProBook 445 G7, R7 4700U
Vega 7, Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R7 4700U, 14.00", 1.6 kg
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7, i7-10510U
Quadro P520, Comet Lake i7-10510U, 14.00", 1.41 kg
HP 15s-fq1157ns
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), Ice Lake i5-1035G1, 15.60", 1.7 kg
HP 15s-eq015ns
Vega 2, Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU) Athlon 3050U, 15.60", 1.7 kg
HP 14-dk0030ns
Vega 8, Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU) R5 3500U, 14.00", 1.5 kg
HP 14s-dk1001au
Vega 2, Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU) Athlon 3050U, 14.00", 1.5 kg
HP 15s-fq1090ns
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Ice Lake i7-1065G7, 15.60", 1.7 kg
HP 14s-dq1040ns
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), Ice Lake i3-1005G1, 14.00", 1.5 kg
HP Pro c640 Chromebook, i7-10610U
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i7-10610U, 14.00", 1.5 kg
HP 17-by3255ng
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), Ice Lake i5-1035G1, 17.30", 2.38 kg
HP 15s-eq1014ns
Vega 3, Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU) R3 3250U, 15.60", 1.7 kg
HP 14s-dk1003au
Vega 3, Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU) Athlon 3150U, 14.00", 1.5 kg
HP 14s-er0003tu
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), Ice Lake i5-1035G1, 14.00", 1.54 kg
HP 17-by3099ng
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), Ice Lake i3-1005G1, 17.30", 2.38 kg
HP 15s-eq1023ns
Vega 2, Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU) Athlon 3050U, 15.60", 1.7 kg
Current Prices
HP G42-415DX
HP G42-356TU
HP G42-356TU
HP G42-356TU
HP G42-372TX
HP G42-372TX
HP G42-372TX
HP G42-243CL
HP G42-243CL
HP G42-243CL
Please share our article, every link counts!
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > Library > HP > HP G42 Series
Stefan Hinum, 2010-11-27 (Update: 2012-05-26)