HP outs G62x Series 15.6-inch Budget Notebook
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Hewlett Packard’s stint at producing new and newer laptops continues with the launch of the G62x Series of 15.6-inch budget notebooks. Primarily intended for business users, the G62x series can be seen to be similar to the G62t Series which by the way has more flexibility, when it comes to hardware options, than the G62x series.
The G62x comes powered with one of the Intel Core i3 processors and has no other options available, although you can choose from Intel HD or ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 graphics. In addition to that, the budget notebook comes with options of a 250GB or 320GB HDD and 2GB or 3GB of DDR3 memory - very nice of HP to avoid the older and slower DDR2 memory module!
Also on offer is a DVD burner and stereo speakers, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Ethernet LAN, three USB ports (not sure if there is provision for USB 3.0), a 5-in-1 media card reader, and HDMI and VGA video output ports which are the standard options in any laptop now-a-days. You can also opt to include an integrated webcam with the notebook. A 15.6-inch LED-backlight display with a resolution of 1366×768 pixels does duty on the laptop and a 6-cell battery (expected to provide up to 5.5 hours of back-up) is standard. The notebook comes with the standard Charcoal Black color.
Compared to the G62t series, which has multiple processor options plus options to upgrade storage up to 640GB and a Blu-ray drive, the G62x series has limited choices under the hood. Prices for the G62x series start at $549.99 whereas you can get the G62t for a lesser $479.99.
Although in HP’s perspective, the G62t is meant for home-use only while the G62x is for business – the almost $70 difference in favor of a more versatile “consumer” laptop can prompt the serious buyer to go for the G62t.