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HP G56-129WM Review

November 23rd, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

The HP G56-129WM is powered by 2.2GHz Intel Celeron 900 processor and comes with 15.6” display.

Processor– HP G56-129WM comes with Intel Celeron mobile 900 processor, which operates at the speed of 2.2 GHz. Though it has only one core. Most of the newer processors including core i3 come with two cores and you will find the processor performance sluggish, but still decent enough for emails, surfing, word and spreadsheets.

The Celeron mobile 900 does not has integrated memory controller which reduces. It communicates with the chipset using FSB ( Front Side Bus) that operates at the 800MHz. The FSB, in turn communicates with the Memory. However, 1MB L2 cache helps to reduce latency a bit.

For multithreaded application, the performance of the machine may not match one’s expectation.

RAM- HP G56-129WM offers 3GB DDR2 RAM. Note that memory is DDR2 type not DDR3. So their might be lag in performance if you compare it to DDR3 RAM equipped machine. As told earlier, HP G56-129WM is able to perform home computing, watching videos and photos.

Graphics– It comes with Intel GMA 4500M graphics which is for entry level laptop. You can play basic games but hard to play powerful games.

Users Feedbacks

Even with its lackluster specification, the ,HP G56-129WM has generally appreciative feedback at Walmart, where it received 20 5-stars and 12 4-stars rating out of 40 ratings. The notebook is available for $328 at the time of writing.


– Notice that the notebooks does not come with in built camera. So if this is your concern, do not buy this notebook.

Starred Reviews Recommendation – Starredreviews is generally not appreciative of this notebook. It is offered as refurbished, in huge volume at $328 at Walmart. The large return rate generally indicates user dissatisfaction. The Keyboards in HP G56-129WM are not generally pleasant to work with. If you can get this notebook for under $300, it may be ok, otherwise, we suggest that invest $75 or so and get some dual core core i3 processor. It will have much longer life before obsolescence.

Other Specifications

Operating system- The machine is based on Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit Edition

HDD-The disk space available with HP G56-129WM is 250GB which enough for storing photo video and files.

Display- the 15.6 inches display of G56-129WM laptop is LED display,

When comes to multimedia, HP G56-129WM laptop is integrated with SuperMulti double-layer DVD burner. Many laptops of similar price ranges are devoid of inbuilt DVD burner. You need to buy separate USB DVD burner

For internet connection compatibility it offers both 10/100 Ethernet and 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi.

HP G56-129WM offer 3.USB 2.0 ports, one VGA port, one RJ 45 port, 1 headphone out and 1 mic in. It seems it doesn’t have HDMI port and neither it has webcam.

The battery pack it comes with is 6 cell lithium-ion batteries

Pros of HP G56-129WM

Budget friendly

Good for home computing

In built DVD writer

Cons of HP G56-129WM

No HDMI port

Doesn’t comes with DDR2 DDR3 memory.

Thanks melody to point it out the typo. Though it was easy to make out what was meant.

Final thought

If you are looking full-size laptop at bargain price for simple home computing, then, HP G56-129 is upright performer. But you must think if you want to videochat with your friends or others then there are no options. Only you can do is to buy a USB webcam.

HP G56-129WM was on Walmart at extremely cheap price of $298 . So you are getting full fledged laptop at bargain price. The model number is XG598UA#ABA. Let us see how you will get benefited from the laptop. Let us start with its specification.

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  1. admin
    December 28th, 2010 at 15:27 | #1

    melody – thanks for pointing the typo. Hope it was easy to make it out. The correction has been made in the article.

  2. Brandy
    January 1st, 2011 at 21:20 | #2

    I bought this laptop on Black Friday as well and was not aware that the thing was refurbished! I am PO’d. As soon as I set it up and tried to use it… when I hit my number keys a symbol comes up with the numbers. I called Hp to get support and thats when I found out it was refurbished.Definately not happy!

  3. Kayli
    January 9th, 2011 at 15:40 | #3

    Yeah, same here. My webcamn won’t work worth crap. I can’t access it or anything.

  4. January 24th, 2011 at 10:19 | #4

    If you like you can post this video of my Review of this laptop here on this site.

  5. Jasmin(x
    January 30th, 2011 at 15:33 | #5

    This Laptop Is Real Nice In All But Why Would It Say In The Manual That Its Has A Webcam When It Dosent Work :// Im Getting Reall Mad Because Of This Uhhh

    May 22nd, 2011 at 10:51 | #6

    Hola, necesito saber si esta HP-G56 129WM viene con web cam

  7. May 30th, 2011 at 02:14 | #7

    Can you tell me that this dvd drive’s model? we have brand new dvd drive on our website: http://www.eshop-pc.com

  8. socouture
    November 26th, 2011 at 21:00 | #8

    so i got this laptop black friday 2010 from walmart. it was $200. it doesn’t have a camera, or hdmi out; i would say its = to a stock economy car. great for basic computing. all these ppl are griping about a $200-300 laptop, when a good one can easily cost upwards of a grand ($1000). hell, you can’t even get a decent phone for $200-$300 bucks! get real!

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