HP G42-230US Review
You can’t ignore hp if your budget is low to medium and looking for a laptop or notebook which can perform home computing, home office computing and in off-time it become your entertainment partner. HP recently unveiled HP G42-230us, which is not for hardcore gamer but the specs it incorporates is able to perform all the general computing task, can watch movies in high definition settings and can play some of modern games in low settings. It comes with affordable price of $549+changes at newegg and $648+ changes at walmart at the time of writing the review.
Specification of HP G42-230us
Processor- HP G42-230us is low to medium budget laptop and it comes with AMD’s entry level dual core processor that is AMD Turion II Dual-Core P520 works at the speed of 2.3 GHz speed with 2MB l2 cache. It is similar to entry level dual core processors of Intel which clocked at more or less 2.0-2.3 GHz
Graphics- Talking about graphics, the new HP G42-230US comes with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250 which is onboard graphics and comes with 1917MB total graphics memory. One can play powerful games at low setting and medium resolutions. Also able to decode HD videos. ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250 supports Microsoft DirectX 10.
Display- The 14” LED backlit and HP’s own Brightview HD widescreen display comes with 1366*768 mp resolution.
HDD The G42-230us comes with 320GB SATA memory with 7,200 revolution per minutes. It is really noteworthy feature because 7,200 rpm supports gaming more over 5,400.
RAM- 4GB DDR3 memory available in two slots. However, the notebook supports up to 8GB of RAM.
OS – Windows 7 home premium 64bit.
Other features:- the HP G42-230US includes 3 USB 2.0 ports, DVD writer, single VGA and HDMI port, 5-1 one card reader-SD, MMC, MS, XD, MS pro.
Networking for wired connection it comes with 10/100BaseT Ethernet and for wireless networking it supported with 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi
The Silver laptop comes with hp’s Imprint finish which distracts fingerprints and holds a full size keyboard with touchpad. When comes to battery it comes with 6 cell lithium ion battery.
Pros of HP G42-230us
Due to HDMI port you can watch HD content in external monitors.
At affordable price you can play games as well but as mentioned above high end games can be played at low settings only.
HDD comes with 7,200 rpm
From over all specification we can conclude that HP G42-230us is worth the money. However if HP include Bluetooth to it, it become all purpose budget-priced laptop .When gaming is concerned you can’t play Crysis warhead but can play Call of Duty 4 – Modern Warfare and sim3 in low setting. (depend on other factor as well)