HP G56-129WM Review
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.
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.
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
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.
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.