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HP Pavilion G72-B66US Notebook Review

January 9th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

HP Pavilion G72-B66US is a 17.3″ screen size notebook powered by Intel dual Core i3-370M processor. The 4GB RAM and a spacious 500 GB Hard disk makes this notebook deserve a serious look.

The processor

The core i3-370M is a dual core processor at 2.40 GHz and outperforms the similarly clocked earlier Intel core 2 processors. The ample 3 MB Cache and the integrated memory controller contributes to its improved performance. However, the lack of the turbo boost function leads to somewhat reduced performance as compared to the Core i5 or the AMD Phenom ii processors. You should not find performancer lack in any of your home or office computing environment. But, of course, there are better processors including COre i5 and core i7.

The RAM and the Hard Disk

Pavilion G72-B66US comes with 4 GB of RAM which can be safely assumed to be more than sufficient for most of your tasks including heavy multitasking. The Operating systems takes up close to 1 GB RAM, leaving you 3GB of RAM – enough for most of your needs.

The Display

G72-B66US has widescreen display 17.3″ in size that has a resolution of 1600×900. The backlight is LED backlit, giving you brighter display. Powered by Intel HD Graphics, the HP Pavilion G72-B66US is ideal for you, if you open multiple windows simultaneously or wish to watch movie on widescreen.

Webcam and HDMI

The HP Pavilion G72-B66US comes with Webcam unlike other low cost notebooks. Besides that its distinctive feature includes the HDMI output allowing you to watch movies on a LCD TV or a projector. The two features makes this processor worth serious look.

The notebook was found to be in rebate at $499 at staples making it one of the best bargains for a large notebook under $500.

HP Pavilion G72-B66US Pros

– Available at bargain price at Staples
– 17.3″ big screen
– Intel Core i3-370M processor

HP Pavilion G72-B66US Cons

– Processor could be core i5, but then we are asking too much for under $500

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