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HP g6-1013sa 4GB Quad Core Laptop - Sonoma Red Currys £399.00

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Very powerful laptop for it's price having a quad core CPU with 500GB of HDD and 4GB of RAM making it capable in alot of everyday tasks.

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    Nad_84
    Product Name g6-1013sa
    Product Number LQ475EA
    Microprocessor 1.8 GHz AMD Phenom II Quad-Core P960
    Microprocessor Cache 2 MB L2 cache
    Memory 4 GB DDR3
    Memory Max Upgradeable to 4 GB DDR3
    Video Graphics ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250 (up to 1.87 GB)
    Display 39,6 cm (15,6") High-Definition LED HP BrightView Display (1366 x 768)
    Hard Drive 500 GB SATA (5400 rpm)
    Multimedia Drive LightScribe SuperMulti DVD±R/RW with Double Layer Support
    Network Card Integrated 10/100 BASE-T Ethernet LAN
    Wireless Connectivity Bluetooth wireless networking

    802.11 b/g/n
    Sound Altec Lansing speakers
    Keyboard Full size keyboard with home roll keys
    Pointing Device TouchPad supporting Multi-Touch gestures and On/Off button
    PC Card Slots Multi-Format Digital Media Card Reader for Secure Digital cards, Multimedia cards
    External Ports
    1 VGA
    1 headphone-out
    1 microphone-in
    3 USB 2.0
    1 RJ45
    Dimensions 37.4 x 24.5 x 3.05 cm
    Weight Starting at 2.55 kg
    Power 65W AC Power Adapter

    6-cell Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery
    What's In The Box Webcam with Integrated Digital Microphone (VGA)
    Software
    Operating System:
    Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64
    Security and Support:
    Recovery partition (including possibility to recover system

    applications and drivers separately)

    Optional re-allocation of recovery partition

    Recovery CD/DVD creation tool

    Symantec Norton Internet Security 2011 (60 days live update)

    Notebook Help & Support
    Productivity and Finance:
    This PC is optimized for Microsoft Office 2010. Purchase a Product Key Card or Disc to activate full-featured Office software preloaded on this PC.
    Internet Solutions:
    HP Setup

    Setup Manager

    HP Support Assistant

    Omnifone MusicStation

    Windows Live Applications

    HP Games Console

    EasyBits Magic Desktop

    HP CloudDrive (30-days trial)

    HP CoolSense

    Microsoft Internet Explorer
    madmanwilmot2
    It's like my 3rd post sorry. lol
    The quad core is quite powerful though and I'm not really a fan of Intel.
    TheMev
    realblender
    Your description of "very powerful laptop" is slightly contentious when compared to intel stuff. I personally would rather get an i5 for the power in everyday computing and battery life. See this G6 HP laptop for similar money £379 but with an i5-460 HP laptop from save on laptops

    Passmark Benchmarks(higher=better)
    i5 460M = 2,606
    P960 Quad = 2143

    I voted hot because I'm sure the quadcore is good for particular applications




    This laptop will **** all over the intel spec one when it comes to games though, so i vote this hot. it depends what you want. But a laptop under £400 that will play some of the older games at a good speed is good by me.
    splinters
    Tempted by this but was holding out for an i7 at a little more. Ideally would like a HP DV6 or similar. Good price hough and heat added. Seems to be plenty of stock too.
    Wait a mo, no HDMI?

    Edited By: splinters on Jul 14, 2011 17:06
    SpoonyBoy
    You can buy the same laptop at Dixons and use code HARDWARE7 for 7% discount. Plus Topcashback would bring it down around £359.

    Also available in Charcoal with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250, HDMI and 1.3mp webcam for the same price
    http://www.dixons.co.uk/gbuk/hp-g6-1014sa-4gb-quad-core-laptop-charcoal-grey-10179702-pdt.html

    I had a play around with the laptops in PCWorld the other day, the HP felt good quality for the price, especially the DM and DV series. Some of the other manufactures keyboards were awful.



    Edited By: SpoonyBoy on Jul 14, 2011 17:20: incorrect
    brilly
    TheMev
    realblender
    Your description of "very powerful laptop" is slightly contentious when compared to intel stuff. I personally would rather get an i5 for the power in everyday computing and battery life. See this G6 HP laptop for similar money £379 but with an i5-460 HP laptop from save on laptops

    Passmark Benchmarks(higher=better)
    i5 460M = 2,606
    P960 Quad = 2143

    I voted hot because I'm sure the quadcore is good for particular applications




    This laptop will **** all over the intel spec one when it comes to games though, so i vote this hot. it depends what you want. But a laptop under £400 that will play some of the older games at a good speed is good by me.

    basically irrelevant as this laptop has integrated graphics.
    colin2108
    Also thought about this one as well, but being swayed a little by Acer Aspire 5750 with i3-2310M processor which is available for around £368 online. Also could get Medion Akoya E6221 Intel Core i3-2310M Processor 4GB/500GB 15.6" Black Laptop from Sainsburys for £399, but I could use Nectar points to reduce by £47.50. Thought the i3-2310M 2nd gen. might be worth a go!

    My youngest daughter is wanting to use birthday money to buy a laptop, and although she is just 11, I wanted to get something in £300-£380 price range that would give her a bit of an all-rounder and would last for a few years.

    Anybody with any other ideas???
    madmanwilmot2
    splinters

    Wait a mo, no HDMI?


    Video interface 1 x HDMI
    1 x VGA
    Agharta
    madmanwilmot2
    quad core is quite powerful though and I'm not really a fan of Intel.

    I’m afraid you are either letting your bias distort your perception of the facts or you don’t have the facts at hand.
    In typical usage this will be slower than almost any mainstream Intel CPU going back to the Core 2 Duo days.

    realblender
    One advantage of the AMD setup is that you get much better integrated graphics compared to the Intel system.

    According to Notebookcheck this offers similar performance to the first Generation Core i series HD Graphics and the current generation Sandy Bridge integrated GPU will blow this out of the water.
    AMD will have better driver support and that’s about the only good thing to say about this particular AMD platform as the battery life is also very poor.

    The good news is that AMD have finally achieved decent battery life with their latest mobile platform.
    ieffluo
    This is not a bargain.

    Sadly when it comes to Laptops AMD are simply not competitive with Intel at the moment in terms of performance and even this quad core is significantly slower than cheaper intel laptops.

    Watch out thought, because AMD are due to release a new chipset which will offer a great alternative when looking for gaming laptops :)

    Edited By: ieffluo on Jul 15, 2011 12:16

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