HP G70-120EA L with BLu-ray player and dedicated Nvidia Geforce 9200 £469.00 @ Currys
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HP G70-120EA L with BLu-ray player and dedicated Nvidia Geforce 9200 £469.00 @ Currys

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Found 30th Dec 2009Made hot 31st Dec 2009
For HD entertainment on the move, look no further than the G70120EM Entertainment Laptop. With a top quality spec full of all the latest technologies, the G70120EM will run your programmes flawlessly.

Intel Core 2 Duo T5800 Processor
(2GHZ, 800MHz FSB, 2MB Cache)
Genuine Windows Vista(R) Home Premium
3GB Memory
160GB Hard Drive
17" Widescreen Display
Blu-ray with DVD ReWriter
Nvidia Graphics 9200 (256MB dedicated)
Wireless Enabled
Built in Webcam

This is a decent deal with Blu Ray and dedicated Graphics Card!

50 Comments

Nice spec, would have bought one of these but I have way too many PC's & laptops and can't justify another one !

Voted hot anyway.
Jav

I am not sure if the screen is full HD? If not, what is the point of having a Blue-Ray Player!!!

goldenboy21;3905154

I am not sure if the screen is full HD? If not, what is the point of … I am not sure if the screen is full HD? If not, what is the point of having a Blue-Ray Player!!!



fail at understanding HD...

as long as your screen res is set to 1024 x 768 or above, you'll have HD

en.wikipedia.org/wik…80p

"1080p can be referred to as full HD or full high definition to differentiate it from other HDTV video modes. The term usually assumes a widescreen aspect ratio of 16:9, implying a horizontal resolution of 1920 pixels. This creates a frame resolution of 1920×1080"

same laptop, except no Blu ray player (still DVD/RW) £40 cheaper
comet.co.uk/sho…1EM

I know this one has HDMI port, so you can presumably connect these to your plasma and watch through the laptop?

This doesn't operate at 1920 x 1080.. I have a model higher up than this with 'high def' screen - it is sharp and can display high def at 1440 x 900..

Definetely hot though!!!!

goldenboy21;3905154

I am not sure if the screen is full HD? If not, what is the point of … I am not sure if the screen is full HD? If not, what is the point of having a Blue-Ray Player!!!



You are right. The screen is not Full HD. But with smaller screen you wont notice any difference.
Full HD only makes a difference to larger screens of the tune 32" and above.

Nothing stopping you plugging in this laptop into a big screen and hence enjoy the 1080 full HD capabilities from the blu ray drive.

goldenboy21;3905154

I am not sure if the screen is full HD? If not, what is the point of … I am not sure if the screen is full HD? If not, what is the point of having a Blue-Ray Player!!!



If it has HDMI then connect it to your 1080p TV?

Nvidia Graphics 9200 (256MB dedicated)

However when you click on view more product info

Graphics Card Type: Intel GMA 4500MHD

Anybody know if this has 802.11n ? I think its probably worth waiting for comet fijitsu deal to be back in stock.

Nvidia Graphics 9200 (256MB dedicated)However when you click on view more … Nvidia Graphics 9200 (256MB dedicated)However when you click on view more product infoGraphics Card Type: Intel GMA 4500MHD



It is listed as having the nvidia card on the hp website so i am guessing that is typo by dsg on their websites.

Anybody know if this has 802.11n ? I think its probably worth waiting for … Anybody know if this has 802.11n ? I think its probably worth waiting for comet fijitsu deal to be back in stock.



really with a hp you have brought a hp with fujitsu you have brouht a fushitsu. Hp are quality builds fujitsu are not, yeah you might get more spec for you money but hp will generally last a lot lot longer. by the way this does not have draft n but do you in all honesty need it?

to all those people with the going on about the screen not being HD the res is 1440 x 900 so that will more than easily cope with 720p HD that a lot of broadcasters acutally broadcast in and as for 1080p well that res is simply not needed on a 17" screen

does it have ESATA ?

sajidb;3905672

does it have ESATA ?



right here are the full specs off the hp website:

Processor, operating system and memory
Processor type
Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T5800
• 2 GHz, Level 2 cache 2 MB
Operating system installed
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium with Service Pack 1 (32-bit)
Standard memory
3072 MB
Memory layout
(1 x 1024 MB + 1 x 2048 MB)
Maximum memory
Supports up to 3 GB DDR2 memory
Internal drives
Internal drives
160 GB
Hard disk controller
SATA Hard Disk Drive
Hard disk drive speed
5400 rpm
Optical drive type
Blu-Ray ROM with SuperMulti DVD±R/RW Double Layer
System features
Memory card device
5-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader for Secure Digital cards, MultiMedia cards, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, or xD Picture cards
Modem
High speed 56K modem
Network interface
Ethernet 10/100BT integrated network interface
Wireless technologies
802.11b/g WLAN
External I/O ports
3 USB 2.0, 1 HDMI connector, 1 VGA port, 1 RJ45 ethernet connector, 1 RJ11 modem connector, 1 headphones-out, 1 mic-in
Display size
17" WXGA+ High Definition BrightView Widescreen
Display resolution
1440 x 900
Graphic subsystem name
NVIDIA GeForce 9200M GE
Video RAM
Up to 1533 MB Total Available Graphics Memory with 256 MB dedicated
Webcam
Webcam with integrated microphone
Internal audio
3D Sound Blaster Pro compatible sound 16 bit integrated
Speakers and microphone
Altec Lansing® speakers
Keyboard
Full size desktop keyboard (with separate numeric keypad layout)
Pointing device
Touch Pad with On/Off button and dedicated vertical Scroll Up/Down pad, volume control, mute button
Power supply type
90 W AC Power Adapter
Battery type
6-cell Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery
Software
Software - Productivity & finance
Microsoft® Works and Microsoft® Office Home and Student 2007 60-Day Trial Version
Pre-installed software
Microsoft® Internet Explorer; Windows Mail; Adobe® Reader
Optical drive driver software
Windows Media Player ; Windows Photo Gallery ; DVD Play ; Windows Movie Maker ; Windows DVD Maker ; Cyberlink DVD Suite ; Windows Media center ; QuickPlay for Windows ; HP Total Care Advisor
Software included
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™ 2008 (60 days live update); Notebook Help & Support
Dimensions / weight / warranty
Weight
3.26 kg
Package weight
4.98 kg
Dimensions (W x D x H)
39.6 cm (L) x 28.5 cm (W) x 3.73 cm - 4.15 cm (H)
Package dimensions (W x D x H)
520 x 107 x 345 mm
Warranty
1 year, pick-up and return, parts and labour
Limited warranty coverage and exceptions
You can expand the warranty coverage of your product and protect it against accidental damage up to 3 years; for more information go to the "Options and accessories" web section on hp.com product pages.

I do not see esata listed so no

any codes?

Hi guys,
Does anyone know what is the difference between the G70120EA + the G70120EM models?
I see PC world and Curry's have differing models.
Cheers

SALE25 for more ££ off!
(at Dixons sry)

MadJen;3906190

SALE25 for more ££ off! (at Dixons sry):)


Doesn't work

Sorry - the code is for dixons...

Same lappie/same price but with free delv as well as discount!

MadJen;3906686

Sorry - the code is for dixons... Same lappie/same price but with free … Sorry - the code is for dixons... Same lappie/same price but with free delv as well as discount!


That's where I tried it! Did it work for you?

Works now. It takes 2.5% off. Thanks for that! :-D

Unless you have your eyes glued to your laptop the difference between 720p and 1080p on a 17" screen is not much. This is a pretty good deal for a big-brand 17" laptop with a blu-ray player. Hot.

Bought one a couple of days ago, havent had much of a go yet but it runs Blu ray fine and threw world of warcraft on to see how it did and at low - medium was peefectly playable.

The 9200 gs benchmarks at around 1800 on 3dmark06 looking round on the net and the ge is pretty much the same card from what i read.

no gigabit lan (10/100/1000), no 802.11n, no bleutooth, no esata and only 2hrs battery life:(

wish there was a laptop that had all the latest technologies, seems only the £1000 laptops have everything i.e bluray, hdmi, esata, 3hrs battery life+

What is the difference between 802.11n and the others?? And what is esata??

Sorry im a bit of a computer novice?

802.11n is a draft new wireless standard, MUCH faster than 802.11g. Esata is external Sata, you can connect sata harddrives in a caddy to your laptop and use it at FULL desktop harddrive speed so transferring data is VERY fast. Usb2 and firewire are far slower.

hajj_3;3917384

802.11n is a draft new wireless standard, MUCH faster than 802.11g. Esata … 802.11n is a draft new wireless standard, MUCH faster than 802.11g. Esata is external Sata, you can connect sata harddrives in a caddy to your laptop and use it at FULL desktop harddrive speed so transferring data is VERY fast. Usb2 and firewire are far slower.



If im on Virgin cable 2mb will it make a difference which im on 802.11n or g?? Or will i have to got to 10mb?

wont make any difference mate, but if you are wanting to transfer stuff from pc's wirelessly then 802.11n is alot faster but for internet under 24mb it wont make any difference.

You can get this for £444 at Dixons with code newyear25 or if you're planning to spend over £500 use newyear50 for £50 off!

sajidb;3905672

does it have ESATA ?



No - but at the same time very little people use it.

You can get this for £444 at Dixons with code newyear25 or if you're … You can get this for £444 at Dixons with code newyear25 or if you're planning to spend over £500 use newyear50 for £50 off!



Yeah I noticed this last night and was really considering it. The only difference is that the Dixons one has an integrated graphics card while this one has dedicated. Not too fussed about Blu-Ray so still holding out until a better deal comes along. And I need Viking Direct to bloody refund my money!

fret;3922506

Yeah I noticed this last night and was really considering it. The only … Yeah I noticed this last night and was really considering it. The only difference is that the Dixons one has an integrated graphics card while this one has dedicated. Not too fussed about Blu-Ray so still holding out until a better deal comes along. And I need Viking Direct to bloody refund my money!



The machine on the dixons website is the same as this one, the bit where it says it has integrated graphics is a typo as earlier in the page it satates that it has the 9200 card in it plus if you check this model on the hp website it has the dedicated card so just ignore the bit where it says it has intel integrated graphics

curofone;3922559

The machine on the dixons website is the same as this one, the bit where … The machine on the dixons website is the same as this one, the bit where it says it has integrated graphics is a typo as earlier in the page it satates that it has the 9200 card in it plus if you check this model on the hp website it has the dedicated card so just ignore the bit where it says it has intel integrated graphics



Ah well, the voucher code's expired. No real rush for a new laptop but just tired of having to constantly work with a 4 year old laptop with half a gig of RAM and 30gb hard drive! Especially when doing CAD work..

Thanks for the info though, will keep my eye on it.

fret;3922506

Yeah I noticed this last night and was really considering it. The only … Yeah I noticed this last night and was really considering it. The only difference is that the Dixons one has an integrated graphics card while this one has dedicated. Not too fussed about Blu-Ray so still holding out until a better deal comes along. And I need Viking Direct to bloody refund my money!



Me too, not bothered about the blu ray, I just want a good graphics card with 2ghz

[email protected];3922938

Me too, not bothered about the blu ray, I just want a good graphics card … Me too, not bothered about the blu ray, I just want a good graphics card with 2ghz



The graphics in this is nothing great, if you want to compare graphics card this is probably the best website notebookcheck.net/Mob…tml

Hi Guys,

Apologies for stupid questions but I am struggling to find out if this laptop will do what I want it to from the the blu ray/DVD side of things.

What I want to do is connect this laptop to my 1080p LCD TV and home cinema setup and be sure to get dolby 5.1 sound and a wiz bang blu ray HD picture either from blu ray disk or a dvd.

I have asked in curry's and pc world and the spotty Saturday kids working their looked at me as if I was from mars shrugged their shoulders :thinking: ! I am sure connecting this to the tv with HDMI and let the home cinema kit do the dolby 5.1 bit will work but would just like some confirmation before opening the box. The other option would be a cheap laptop for web stuff and a separate blu ray.

Any opinions appreciated.

Zak Dingle;4017973

Hi Guys, Apologies for stupid questions but I am struggling to find out … Hi Guys, Apologies for stupid questions but I am struggling to find out if this laptop will do what I want it to from the the blu ray/DVD side of things. What I want to do is connect this laptop to my 1080p LCD TV and home cinema setup and be sure to get dolby 5.1 sound and a wiz bang blu ray HD picture either from blu ray disk or a dvd. I have asked in curry's and pc world and the spotty Saturday kids working their looked at me as if I was from mars shrugged their shoulders :thinking: ! I am sure connecting this to the tv with HDMI and let the home cinema kit do the dolby 5.1 bit will work but would just like some confirmation before opening the box. The other option would be a cheap laptop for web stuff and a separate blu ray. Any opinions appreciated.



I am know expert on this but i do not believe that you will just be able to do what you want with just the HDMI cable, i think that you will also need to hook up the sound straight to your home cinema system and is probably best using an optical cable assuming that the laptop has an optical out (s/pdif), you can normally tell if it does as there will be a red light coming out of the headphone jack (although sometime it does not turn on until a jack is inserted into the socket), this is also assuming that your home cinema system has an optical in (most do)

Zak Dingle;4017973

Hi Guys, Apologies for stupid questions but I am struggling to find out … Hi Guys, Apologies for stupid questions but I am struggling to find out if this laptop will do what I want it to from the the blu ray/DVD side of things. What I want to do is connect this laptop to my 1080p LCD TV and home cinema setup and be sure to get dolby 5.1 sound and a wiz bang blu ray HD picture either from blu ray disk or a dvd. I have asked in curry's and pc world and the spotty Saturday kids working their looked at me as if I was from mars shrugged their shoulders :thinking: ! I am sure connecting this to the tv with HDMI and let the home cinema kit do the dolby 5.1 bit will work but would just like some confirmation before opening the box. The other option would be a cheap laptop for web stuff and a separate blu ray. Any opinions appreciated.



Hi Zak.

I think it's possible that you can output audio and video via HDMI. This is possible with my PS3 for example - it allows me to output both audio and video to our HD TV via one HDMI connection only (no need for separate audio cables).

I've had a quick look at the HP manual and it refers to connecting it to a TV and audio devices - it confirms that it's possible to a) output video via HDMI and b) output audio via HDMI. Whilst it doesn't specifically state that you can do both at the same time, I know this is possible on other HP laptops.

I should imagine that this would be using the TV's own speakers and not your surround sound system. So like curofone says (above), you might need to use a separate audio out cable in order to get the Dolby 5.1 sound (the laptop has standard headphone and mic ports but does not have optical as far as I can see).

With the video, you would definitely get the full HD 1080p (if your TV is 1080p), I assume that DVDs will be upscaled (hopefully anyway). If you want to take a look at the manual, see the link below:

h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg…pdf

Hope that helps, you could always e-mail HP I guess. Incidentally, I'm gonna get this laptop so if no-one can give you a definitive answer in the meantime, I'll post again once I've had a play with it :thumbsup:

Hi,

Are there 2 versions of this laptop? There appears to be EA and EM versions?

When looking at the info from PC world/Currys/Dixons it states that the laptop does not have a TV out?

But i thought it had an HDMI port which i would assume is a TV out?

Also will an HDMI cable send picture and sound through to the TV, or will it just send picture leaving me with no sound?

Can someone confirm?

mitchaa;4049845

Hi,Are there 2 versions of this laptop? There appears to be EA and EM … Hi,Are there 2 versions of this laptop? There appears to be EA and EM versions?When looking at the info from PC World/Currys/Dixons it states that the laptop does not have a TV out?But i thought it had an HDMI port which i would assume is a TV out?Also will an HDMI cable send picture and sound through to the TV, or will it just send picture leaving me with no sound?Can someone confirm?



Hi mitchaa, not sure if you've seen my post above re: HDMI with audio and sound. If not, I hope it helps.

There are two versions of this laptop: The 'EA' which is better as it has dedicated NVIDIA 256 MB graphics (has it's own GPU RAM so doesn't use the system's 3GB RAM, although it can do) and the 'EM' which has integrated Intel graphics (which doesn't have it's own GPU memory and shares the system's 3GB RAM).

Part of the 'EA' manual:
h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg…pdf

HP website for specs:

G70-120EA = h20180.www2.hp.com/app…om&

G70-120EM = h20180.www2.hp.com/app…om&

Make sure you get the 'EA' if you want dedicated graphics - although the Currys/Dixons/PC World website descriptions are a mish-mash.
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