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HP G56-100SA 15.6" Laptop - Black £279 PCWorld (Collect at Store)
HP G56-100SA 15.6" Laptop - Black £279 PCWorld (Collect at Store)

HP G56-100SA 15.6" Laptop - Black £279 PCWorld (Collect at Store)

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I am considering going to pick this up for my father for fathers day, but i've had a browse on here and couldn't find this model posted, so thought I would, I thought it was good spec for the price?

Can anyone point me to better for the same money?

Processor AMD V-Series™ Processor V140
- 2.3 GHz
- 1.8 GHz HT
- 512 KB L2 cache
Operating System Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit
RAM 3 GB DDR3 RAM (1 x 1024 MB + 1 x 2048 MB)
Graphics card ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 4250 Graphics
- Up to 1405 MB total available graphics memory
Screen type LCD widescreen
Screen resolution - WXGA
- 1366 x 768
Screen size 15.6"
Screen features LED screen
HP BrightView display
Hard drive 320GB hard drive (5400 rpm)
Optical disk drive LightScribe SuperMulti DVD±R/RW with Double Layer Support
Memory card reader No
USB Yes, 3
FireWire No
Modem/Ethernet Integrated 10/100BASE-T Ethernet LAN
WiFi Yes, 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth No
Video interface VGA
Audio interface 1 headphone-out/microphone-in combo jack
TV output VGA
Extension card slot No
Sound Generic stereo sound
Webcam Yes, 1.3 megapixel
Battery - 6-cell lithium ion battery
- Up to 4 hours of battery life
Accessories included Power cord, AC adapter, battery, documentation, software
Software included Microsoft® Office Starter 2010 (includes reduced-functionality versions of Word® and Excel® only, with advertising)
Microsoft® Internet Explorer, Windows® Live Messenger, Adobe® Reader, Adobe® Flash Player
HP Setup, HP Advisor, HP Support Assistant, Omnifone MusicStation
Cyberlink DVD Suite, Cyberlink Power
DVD, Cyberlink YouCam, Windows Live™ Applications,
HP Games Console with hours of free game play
Norton Online Backup (30-day trial)
Size 37 x 374 x 246 mm (H x W x D)
Weight 2.55kg

7 Comments

AMD V140 = Terrible. Much better to spend £20 more for a dual-core laptop.

Jakg

AMD V140 = Terrible. Much better to spend £20 more for a dual-core laptop.


Agree with this. Spend a bit more and get a LOT better.

HP's will not get good reviews here.

For similar money you should get a better spec on line but too late for father's day.

Original Poster

I've looked at the dual core choices in that range and most seem to be Celeron, have less memory, smaller hard drives and poorer graphics.

I'd rather buy from somewhere I can go and pick up from store too.

Can you give me some idea on models that are better spec in that price range?

Edit to add, how about this PACKARD BELL TJ68AU065
PACKARD BELL TJ68AU065
Edited by: "beansy" 17th Jun 2011

beansy

I've looked at the dual core choices in that range and most seem to be … I've looked at the dual core choices in that range and most seem to be Celeron, have less memory, smaller hard drives and poorer graphics.I'd rather buy from somewhere I can go and pick up from store too.Can you give me some idea on models that are better spec in that price range? Edit to add, how about this PACKARD BELL TJ68AU065[url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.comet.co.uk%2Fp%2FLaptops%2Fbuy-PACKARD-BELL-TJ68AU065-RED-Laptop%2F647390]PACKARD BELL TJ68AU065[/url]

The graphics won't make a difference unless your playing games... which you wont be on a V140.

3 vs 2GB of RAM is nothing compared to single vs dual core. Plus you can always get more RAM, can't easily get a dual core.

Personally, for £20 more from a retail store, i'd get this - pcworld.co.uk/gbu…tml

2GB instead of 3GB, but you gain a Celeron T3500 (based of a Core 2 Duo), and the same sized HDD. You also lose dedicated GFX, but thats not really an issue.

Original Poster

Thanks, I saw that ebay/zavvi one earlier but it's sold out now.

Jakg I think I need to look into it all more closely, thanks for your advice.
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