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HP G70-463cl

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HP G70-463cl
HP G70-463cl
Display
17.00 inch 16:10, 1440 x 900 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
3.5 kg ( = 123.46 oz / 7.72 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
600 Euro

 

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Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

Reviews for the HP G70-463cl

80% HP G70-463cl
Source: PC Mag English Archive.org version
 

With its large 17-inch display, roomy keyboard, and good-sized hard drive, the HP G70-463cl ($719.99 list) is a true desktop replacement notebook. Performance-wise, it won't break any speed records, but it is more than capable of handling your basic productivity and multimedia tasks, and it offers an HDMI port and draft-n Wi-Fi. Available at Costco, it is a good fit for budget-conscious consumers with limited desk space. Costco's extended warranty and support policy just sweetens the pot. HP's G70-463cl is a very reasonably priced desktop replacement system offering good battery life and a relatively large hard drive, but its performance is merely average.


80
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%

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.


T6500:

Entry level Penryn based dual-core CPU with a small 2MB level 2 cache and FSB800. Similar to the T6570 but without VT-x.

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


17.00":

This range for display formats was and is a rarity. It is larger than the general standard of 15 inches, but not yet in the range of large workstations. One usually has higher screen resolutions available, but portability suffers from that.

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


3.5 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.


80%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.


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

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2009-07-21 (Update: 2012-05-26)