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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)

 

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

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Average Score: 61.5% - poor

Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

Reviews

60% HP G42-243CL-B
Source: PC Mag English Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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

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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 Archive.org version
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

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Average Score: 83% - good

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

Reviews

83% HP G42-356TU
Source: PC World English Archive.org version
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

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Foreign Reviews

[프리뷰] 비중있는 조연 배우와 같은 표준 노트북 - HP 파빌리온 G42-393TX
Source: Notegear KO→EN Archive.org version
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)

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Average Score: 50% - poor

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

Reviews

50% HP G42-415DX
Source: PC Mag English Archive.org version
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: 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.


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.


14.00:

14 inch display size represents a middle ground between the small subnotebook formats and the screens of the standard 15 inch laptops.

The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, provides good resolutions with usable detail sizes, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact. 

In the past, 14-inch devices were very rare, but now they are the standard for laptops after the 15-inchers. 

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


No weight comment found (one expected)!


65.2%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.

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

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Radeon HD 4250, Phenom II X3 N870, 15.60", 2.6 kg
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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
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Radeon HD 4250, Phenom II X2 N660, 15.60", 2.4 kg

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Radeon 780M, Phoenix (Zen 4, Ryzen 7040) R7 PRO 7840U, 16.00", 1.81 kg
HP EliteBook 840 G10, i7-1360P
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Raptor Lake-P i7-1360P, 14.00", 1.36 kg
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UHD Graphics 64EUs, Raptor Lake-U i3-1315U, 14.00", 2.2 kg
HP 470 G10
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HP Chromebook Plus 15at
UHD Graphics 32EUs, Alder Lake-N i3-N305, 15.60", 1.7 kg
HP Pavilion 15-eg3000ng
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HP EliteBook 640 G10
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HP Pavilion SE 14-ep0000
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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
Stefan Hinum, 2010-11-27 (Update: 2012-05-26)