HP G62-B18SA 15.6" Notebook (Intel Core i3-350M 2.26GHz, 3GB RAM, 320GB HDD, Webcam, Bluetooth, Windows Home Prem 64-bit) £399.99 @ Amazon - HotUKDeals
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#1
Please explain if voting cold.
#2
Looks a reasonably powerful, well balanced system at a keen price. Going rate elsewhere is £450-£500. Looking at hp data specs, it comes with a six cell battery and in addition to the standard 3 usb ports has HDMI out as well. The spec should handle all HD res movies etc with ease. Not being a gamer, l cant comment on its gaming potential. Have some heat.
#3
Reasonable price for the spec. The i3 Cpu and intel GMA graphics are perfectly fine for HD video; and should be easy on your battery...
#4
terrible laptop though. spec is ok, but the laptop itself gets really poor reviews, terrible to use mouse etc.
#5
It's £449 on the HP website, but comes with a 2 year warranty and you'd get (hopefully) 8% Quidco (£35.92). I've bought two other laptops from HP and both tracked and paid out via Quidco. Plus HPQUIDCO gives a further 5% off, so thats another £22.45. So, I'd go direct from the HP website as it's less than Amazon and comes with a 2 year warranty as well as free delivery.
#6
ReflexReact
terrible laptop though. spec is ok, but the laptop itself gets really poor reviews, terrible to use mouse etc.


Any chance you could link to bad reviews as I'm liking the look of this and the few I could find were pretty good.

http://experts.thelink.co.uk/2010/06/14/hp-g62-107sa-review/ - 3.5/5 Stars
Verdict
The HP G62-107SA is a great, stylish entry level laptop more suited to using at home than taking with you on your travels. It’s not the most powerful around but it does the job. A good budget laptop.
Best features
Solid build
Stylish
Great screen quality
Not so good
Not the most powerful
Weight

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2364121,00.asp - 3/5 Stars
Pros
Fast hard drive. Inexpensive. Lightweight. Speedy laptop. Good battery scores. Matte lid is smudge-resistant.
Cons
Quick-launch keys are oddly placed. Mouse buttons are too resistant. No ExpressCard slot.
Bottom Line
The HP G62-143cl is an inexpensive mainstream laptop that runs the latest parts and delivers excellent battery life.
#7
Can you provide a link to the bad reviews as I couldnt find any (good or bad). If its a bad mouse (touch pad), an external mouse would resolve this.

Edit: Thanks vulture for the reviews. Don't seem to be "terrible".


Edited By: Lewy69 on Nov 15, 2010 15:33
#8
my comments were based on reviews by other people here when dixon's were last selling. everyone was unhappy and returned, difficult to use.

besides, why spend £400 on a 3/5 laptop? the above reviews prove that @ £400 you can probably do better.
#9
Display Resolution: 1366 x 768


Grr, why do most modern laptops come with such a crappy resolution screen?
#10
I figure 3/5 is an ok score for a budget laptop, wouldn't expect 5/5 for £400.

I did a search here but couldn't find it posted before - any chance of a link? User reviews would be good as there don't appear to be many online and £400 for an i3 laptop is pretty rare.
#11
davidg_croydon
It's £449 on the HP website, but comes with a 2 year warranty and you'd get (hopefully) 8% Quidco (£35.92). I've bought two other laptops from HP and both tracked and paid out via Quidco. Plus HPQUIDCO gives a further 5% off, so thats another £22.45. So, I'd go direct from the HP website as it's less than Amazon and comes with a 2 year warranty as well as free delivery.


Quidco doesn't have discount codes on HP anymore and laptop is £499 on their website
#12
thevulture
I figure 3/5 is an ok score for a budget laptop, wouldn't expect 5/5 for £400.

I did a search here but couldn't find it posted before - any chance of a link? User reviews would be good as there don't appear to be many online and £400 for an i3 laptop is pretty rare.

Except most reviews factor in the price.

That's like saying your not going to great a 5/5 rating on a car unless you buy a million pound Bugatti.
#13
Exactly. It's an average laptop with an annoying track pad. I recommend trying it out in PC world before buying.
#14
The Bugatti would lose points on fuel economy and luggage space ;)

Point taken - would still be interested in a link to user reviews as there's only so much you can see in a shop as they have limited software running.
#15
Have had 2 HP laptops, both with well documented faults. Phoned HP to see what they would do as the faults had developed in both laptops out of warranty, didn't want to know and pretty rude about it as well. On a personal note, wouldn't buy another HP, even at half the price.
#16
JoYork
Display Resolution: 1366 x 768

Grr, why do most modern laptops come with such a crappy resolution screen?

Because its not a higher-end laptop, and its only a 15" screen - We dont all have 20:20 vision to read Icon labels in 6pt fonts :)
#17
JoYork
Display Resolution: 1366 x 768


Grr, why do most modern laptops come with such a crappy resolution screen?


It comes down to money, they have to save somewhere and the screen is usually one of the best areas to accomplish this. Most people think of the screen size and not the resolution. If you want a good screen spend the extra cash and get an Apple MacBook or a decent Sony Viao or something, but expect to pay £600+

At the end of the day you get what you pay for, for most people this is fine.
#18
mieciux
davidg_croydon
It's £449 on the HP website, but comes with a 2 year warranty and you'd get (hopefully) 8% Quidco (£35.92). I've bought two other laptops from HP and both tracked and paid out via Quidco. Plus HPQUIDCO gives a further 5% off, so thats another £22.45. So, I'd go direct from the HP website as it's less than Amazon and comes with a 2 year warranty as well as free delivery.


Ding!
Try again.

HPQUIDCO - 5% Expires: 31 Jan 2011
direct link to laptop at £449 HP Laptop

http://i671.photobucket.com/albums/vv72/davidg_croydon/hotukdeals/g62.jpg

Quidco doesn't have discount codes on HP anymore and laptop is £499 on their website
#19
Another review here.

Not bad for the money but the hardware beyond the CPU, HDD and Memory is a bit substandard.

Edited By: gunark on Nov 15, 2010 16:54
#20
ok, all the folk saying this is rubbish, can you find me a better laptop at £400 for my daughters christmas?
#21
killie99
ok, all the folk saying this is rubbish, can you find me a better laptop at £400 for my daughters christmas?


+1 needing 3/4 laptops atm around this kind of money so definately would like to know!
1 Like #22
Whether this particular deal is for you, depends on what you want the laptop to do. Every machine at the £399 price point has its weak point(s) . No machine in this category will excel at every criteria, so it usually comes down to a trade off. Having said that, this deal seems to tick more of the positive boxes than most. If you want to play crysis (or any other modern game) at decent frame rates and/or resolution then expect to pay £800 +. If you want an ace multi media centre that plays blu ray disks etc then expect to pay £600+. However, if you want a reasonably powerful, family workhorse with media centre capabilities, produced by a well known brand, at a keen price, then go for it.
#23
david_robinson94
JoYork
Display Resolution: 1366 x 768
Grr, why do most modern laptops come with such a crappy resolution screen?
It comes down to money, they have to save somewhere and the screen is usually one of the best areas to accomplish this. Most people think of the screen size and not the resolution. If you want a good screen spend the extra cash and get an Apple MacBook or a decent Sony Viao or something, but expect to pay £600+At the end of the day you get what you pay for, for most people this is fine.
Why would anyone get an Apple MacBook? Just so that it's cool? If you want something to show off to your teen friends, may be, but if you want a good computer - no, no, no.
#24
kiorhassan
david_robinson94
JoYork
Display Resolution: 1366 x 768
Grr, why do most modern laptops come with such a crappy resolution screen?
It comes down to money, they have to save somewhere and the screen is usually one of the best areas to accomplish this. Most people think of the screen size and not the resolution. If you want a good screen spend the extra cash and get an Apple MacBook or a decent Sony Viao or something, but expect to pay £600+At the end of the day you get what you pay for, for most people this is fine.

Why would anyone get an Apple MacBook? Just so that it's cool? If you want something to show off to your teen friends, may be, but if you want a good computer - no, no, no.


http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/210258/macbook_air_tops_consumer_reports_ratings.html

I think that's why.
#25
i3 350, Win 7 home premium, 320Gb HDD, 15.6" LED backlight screen, integrated webcam & mic, inbuilt Wifi & Bluetooth all sound great, but WTF is Biscotti finish & stylish prism pattern all about???

:p

Bargain! Thanks Op. Heat added!

Edited By: WantOne on Nov 15, 2010 21:11
#26
I got the G62-107SA (slightly slower CPU, less ram, smaller drive) when it was £332, and I have to say that it took a bit of getting used to, but overall I love it.
On the minus side, the borderless trackpad is generally OK but the far-too-stiff single button on it totally SUCKS. Click and drag to highlight a sentence, for example, is virtually impossible. I am always relieved to use my external mouse with this laptop, even after weeks of getting used to the trackpad. The second but much lesser minus is the row of useless multimedia keys down the left side of the keyboard, where the tab, caps lock, shift, etc. keys should be. You get used to them, but they are initially very annoying because you will keep hitting them by accident. Otherwise the keyboard action is great, and nice and quiet which is good for typing in meetings.
On the plus side, the looks are nice and sleek, the screen is excellent, and it runs very fast for office and movie type stuff (I'm not a gamer though).
Shame that HP gave a complete cretin control over the design of the trackpad button and multimedia keys. Otherwise, they built a really nice laptop. For the money, I think its still a great deal.
#27
I know it's the age old argument, but you can have a quantum leap in spec for under £575.......

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/toshiba-satellite-pro-l670-14p-core/800541/#post9835095


CJ


Edited By: cutthroat_jake on Nov 16, 2010 05:45
#28
waterbanyan
Why not buy N98 11.6 inch widescreen 1.3MP Camera with Bluetooth Notebook in a low price?
I think this notebook is beautiful, anti-radiation and has Magnalium shell. Especially the color, red, gives a kind of invisible life power.


Small Screen
1GB Ram
Slower processer
Runs XP
etc..

It's also not generally available - I assume you are just spamming for brandsdragon, whoever the hell they are.
#29
cutthroat_jake
I know it's the age old argument, but you can have a quantum leap in spec for under £575.......

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/toshiba-satellite-pro-l670-14p-core/800541/#post9835095


I'm not a gamer and I'm thinking that may be OTT for standard non-gaming use. As someone who uses Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Web, Offuicde etc.. would I need to take this step up in spec?
#30
waterbanyan
Why not buy N98 11.6 inch widescreen 1.3MP Camera with Bluetooth Notebook in a low price?I think this notebook is beautiful, anti-radiation and has Magnalium shell. Especially the color, red, gives a kind of invisible life power.

Reported as spam.
#31
topazz
waterbanyan
Why not buy N98 11.6 inch widescreen 1.3MP Camera with Bluetooth Notebook in a low price?I think this notebook is beautiful, anti-radiation and has Magnalium shell. Especially the color, red, gives a kind of invisible life power.


Reported as spam.


Reported for telling everyone one you've reported something, thus making your post spam.

Edited By: ReflexReact on Nov 16, 2010 21:49
#32
..in terms of what else is available at the money...
what about the Dell 15R for £429?
#33
Just bought this laptop direct from HP for £450 less £27 topcashback with 2 year warranty. Got to say I was **** myself after reading all the comments about the mouse tracker. Well I can reveal ............there is nothing wrong with it, it's easy to use, light and responsive.
I bought this laptop because the motherboard has packed in on my 18 month old Acer 6530g so the 2 warranty was a clincher.

So far I love it......................

Edited By: vambo on Nov 17, 2010 23:08
suspended#35
expired, £450 now.
#36
I see comments here about the weight. Is there any other 15" screen laptop lighter than this? (in the same price range).
And in fact, is it 2.2 kg in the end? In the spec they say it depends on configuration, but I only want the standard configuration, is it 2.2 kg?

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