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Get a performance boost with powerful processor and great productivity ,HP Pavilion g6 features perfect balance between design, performance, mobility and productivity. The powerful processor and discrete graphics give full PC performance and a streamlined workflow, with the social networking and multimedia features you want. Essential features for your everyday life - and so easy to manage ,Here is everything you need, in a compact, reliable, well-designed notebook.

The HP Pavilion g6 means you can surf the web, manage daily tasks, listen to music - and all at a price you can afford. Share the ultimate audio and visual experience with your friends.

Enjoy a great audio experience! The HP Pavilion g6 gives fantastic audio and visual satisfaction with Altec Lansing speakers. View movies and photos and share them with your friends, on HD BrightView display.

So easy to stay in touch
Make sure you don't lose touch! Use the integrated webcam and digital microphone to stay connected with family and friends, hop on to the web and share your photos and videos - all made easy with one-touch action keys and side-access I/O ports



37.4 x 24.5 x 3.63 cm
Starting at 2.55 kg
1 year, pick-up and return, parts and labour
Charcoal Grey
ENERGY STAR® qualified
EPEAT® Silver
Integrated 10/100 BASE-T Ethernet LAN
802.11 b/g/n
Full size with home row keys
TouchPad with on/off button and support for multitouch gestures
Multi-Format Digital Media Card Reader
AMD Radeon HD 6480G Discrete-Class (up to 2.98 GB total memory)
500 GB SATA (5400 rpm)
2 user accessible
6 GB DDR3
AMD RS880M
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64
AMD Dual-Core A4-3305M APU with Radeon HD 6480G Discrete-Class Graphics
1.9 GHz
Symantec Norton Internet Security (60 days live update)
Recovery partition (including possibility to recover system
applications and drivers separately) Optional re-allocation of recovery partition
Recovery CD/DVD creation tool
Notebook Help & Support
HP Setup Manager
HP Support Assistant
HP Recovery Manager
Cyberlink YouCam DE
Windows Live Essentials
HP Games powered by WildTangent
Adobe Reader
Adobe Flash Player
EasyBits Magic Desktop
HP Launch Box
Evernote
HP+HP Rara Music
HP Security Assistant
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norm1#1
Be warned the screen on the HP G6 series has a noticable screendoor effect, which spoils the screen. With it being LED the colours aren't that great either.
rpope#2
norm1
Be warned the screen on the HP G6 series has a noticable screendoor effect, which spoils the screen. With it being LED the colours aren't that great either.

Do you have a link for that as I can't find anything like that.

Also I find LED better than TFT for screen colours.
aabarcellos#3
Thanks we need helpful comments as looking for pc
irekpa#4
Slow processor but ok for day to day tasks like browsing, email, movies etc...
http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=AMD+A4-3305M+APU
Palwan#5
AMD GPU; I'm not touching them again.
timtom786#6
I noticed that there is a clock time issue with all HP Laptops in their Quick Web clock time as compared to the Windows clock time.

The QWeb time is 1 hour behind the regular Windows time and if you try to adjust it, it would impact the other clock time.

All new Buyers and existing HP Users need to beware and raise this issue as HP doesnt seem to realise the in-built fault in its Quick Web clock software with HP so they can get a resolution for it OR refund / compensation for same.

Wouldnt suggest buying HP laptop as Support service even if under warranty is pathetic :(

Edited By: timtom786 on Jul 30, 2012 21:53
kunykbanned#7
"pavilion" is a synonym for "avoid"
norm1#8
rpope
norm1
Be warned the screen on the HP G6 series has a noticable screendoor effect, which spoils the screen. With it being LED the colours aren't that great either.

Do you have a link for that as I can't find anything like that.

Also I find LED better than TFT for screen colours.

http://www.digitaltrends.com/laptop-reviews/hp-pavilion-g6-review/ - specifically mentions screendoor
http://www.amazon.com/review/RXGI6K519Q7UG/ref=cm_cr_pr_viewpnt#RXGI6K519Q7UG - DV6 which is a higher spec HP model, user mentions screendoor, same spec display as G6 most likely.

And I purchased a G6 recently, and I can personally vouch for the screendoor and the colours looked more washed out compared to my previous Toshiba 15.6" screen.
downwardspiral159#9
im using a dv6 and have no problems... its now over a year old, but punches way above its weight.
its got just 4gb DDR3, but with a 2.8ghz phenom its fast. and ati/amd GPU's are much more efficient than geforce. sure geforce will deliver the goods, but suck the life out of your battery. being a 'discreet-class' card, its probably not designed for running skyrim at max specs with WoW in the background, but watching hd video through the HDMI to a tv @ 1080p will be perfect.

to confirm the led screen issues, the veiwing angle really is 90 degrees +/- 15 in any direction.. anything past that and you will lose colour/contrast/brightness..
that said.. its a laptop. designed to go on ones lap. right in front of you. and it has hingesto make sure its facing the right way.
for the price its good, not amazing, but you could buy much worse for £300

Edited By: downwardspiral159 on Jul 30, 2012 22:09
thekanester#10
rpope
norm1
Be warned the screen on the HP G6 series has a noticable screendoor effect, which spoils the screen. With it being LED the colours aren't that great either.

Do you have a link for that as I can't find anything like that.

Also I find LED better than TFT for screen colours.

I think you mean CCFL. TFT refers to the type of liquid-crystal screen and LED specifies how the LCD is illuminated from the rear.
willh#11
Anyone know where I can get a decent 15.6" laptop with resolution greater than 1366*768? Everything seems to be this resolution now and I'm replacing a 1440*900 15" laptop and don't feel like downgrading on the screen res...
thekanester 1 Like #12
willh
Anyone know where I can get a decent 15.6" laptop with resolution greater than 1366*768? Everything seems to be this resolution now and I'm replacing a 1440*900 15" laptop and don't feel like downgrading on the screen res...

The new Macbook Pro might have enough pixels for you! :{

But seriously, check here for 1440x900 screens:

http://search.laptopsdirect.co.uk/nav/resolution/144000x900/type/laptops/0

and here for 1600x900:

http://search.laptopsdirect.co.uk/nav/resolution/160000x900/type/laptops/0?&isort=price

The cheaper Asus ones start at around £400, and look reasonable.

Edited By: thekanester on Jul 30, 2012 22:22
thekanester 1 Like #13
@willh

If you can afford it, the Sony centre have some decent ones for just a shade under £500. Sony often have decent quality and high res. screens for quite reasonable cash. Check here:

http://www.sony.co.uk/customise/vn-e-series
drspa44#14
timtom786
I noticed that there is a clock time issue with all HP Laptops in their Quick Web clock time as compared to the Windows clock time.

The QWeb time is 1 hour behind the regular Windows time and if you try to adjust it, it would impact the other clock time.

All new Buyers and existing HP Users need to beware and raise this issue as HP doesnt seem to realise the in-built fault in its Quick Web clock software with HP so they can get a resolution for it OR refund / compensation for same.

Wouldnt suggest buying HP laptop as Support service even if under warranty is pathetic :(

Have you tried changing the time in the BIOS?

To be honest, I haven't come across any mainstream PC manufacturer apart from Apple who have satisfactory customer service. Your only hope is the retailer nowadays!
freakstyler#15
I don’t really rate HP Stuff at all, their business class desktops are pretty good but that’s about it. In my case two HP slimline desktops circa 2009 cooked themselves quite literally and an HP laptop with the common Nvidia chipset issue also went toast. All under two years old then they failed.
willh#16
thekanester
willh
Anyone know where I can get a decent 15.6" laptop with resolution greater than 1366*768? Everything seems to be this resolution now and I'm replacing a 1440*900 15" laptop and don't feel like downgrading on the screen res...

The new Macbook Pro might have enough pixels for you! :{

But seriously, check here for 1440x900 screens:

http://search.laptopsdirect.co.uk/nav/resolution/144000x900/type/laptops/0

and here for 1600x900:

http://search.laptopsdirect.co.uk/nav/resolution/160000x900/type/laptops/0?&isort=price

The cheaper Asus ones start at around £400, and look reasonable.
New Macbook Pro has more pixels than I can shake a fabergé egg at, but unfortunately the pence-per-pixel ratio is somewhat high compared to what I'm after ;).

Thanks for the links, didn't know of that search on Laptops Direct, cheers!

thekanester
@willh

If you can afford it, the Sony centre have some decent ones for just a shade under £500. Sony often have decent quality and high res. screens for quite reasonable cash. Check here:

http://www.sony.co.uk/customise/vn-e-series

Thanks for the link, the laptop is actually for my other half and she's quite particular about keyboard and trackpad and she does seem to like the Sony offerings in this regard! I appreciate the help guys.
andrewshillito#17
I've had once of these since last October , from day one the fan has been load.....within 4 months the mouse button has broke and also it has overheating issues, currently waiting on outcome for either full refund or repair by HP.

Also when typing you can catch the mouse by accident which really is annoying when writing letters have reverted to external keyboard.

Edited By: andrewshillito on Jul 30, 2012 22:54
rudy691 3 Likes #18
buy it ;) im in the laptop motherboard reselling/reworking business. the more people that still buy hp laptops - the less worried I am of going out of job :D
norm1#19
andrewshillito

Also when typing you can catch the mouse by accident which really is annoying when writing letters have reverted to external keyboard.

lol? You either don't have a G6 or you haven't discovered what double tapping the top left of the touchpad does (switches off the touchpad).
PressPlay#20
£359.99 now :(

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