HP Pavillion g6-1232sa 15.6" Laptop - Red / 4GB DDR3 / Dual-Core 1.8GHz / 500GB HDD/ 1GB Dedicated Graphics - £349 + 1.5% quidco @ PCWorld
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HP Pavillion g6-1232sa 15.6" Laptop - Red / 4GB DDR3 / Dual-Core 1.8GHz / 500GB HDD/ 1GB Dedicated Graphics - £349 + 1.5% quidco @ PCWorld

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Found 25th Nov 2011
I have been looking for a laptop with a decent graphics card for price and this seems to be a decent spec laptop for the price (Remember they are also offering a £50 voucher to spend in PC world with this purchase!), I know the processor isnt exactly great but should be decent for some games with the dedicated graphics card and DDR3 RAM.

Includes:
Windows 7 home premium
4GB DDR3 RAM
1 GB Dedicated graphics
Bluetooth
Webcam

From their site: "Offering a perfect balance between design, mobility, performance and productivity, this attractive red HP Pavilion g6-1232sa 15.6" Laptop provides great computing.

Laptop power and performance

The Pavilion g6-1232sa is powered by the 1.8GHz dual core AMD Processor E2-2000M, and boasts the brilliant Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit operating system. It has an impressive 4GB of RAM, and there's plenty of space to store your media on the 500GB hard drive, so you can take documents everywhere with you!

Sound and vision

You'll enjoy work and play on the g6-1232sa thanks to the 15.6" HD LED Brightview display, providing great viewing whether you're working on a spreadsheet or watching your favourite film. The AMD Radeon HD 6380G graphics card means that you'll get great graphics while you're using your laptop, for visual satisfaction!

This impressive laptop also delivers great sound through the integrated Altec Lansing speakers and SRS Premium Audio. You can enjoy DVDs on the Pavilion g6-1232sa's DVD writer, perfect for entertainment.

Plenty of connections

Getting online is easy thanks to this laptop's LAN and WiFi connections, so you can always get online to share photos, videos and everything else important to you! The built-in webcam means you can make the most of your wireless connectivity to stay in touch with friends and family.

Sharing data is simple with a choice between Bluetooth and USB 2.0 connections, both of which provide fast transfer speeds.

Easy and convenient computing

You'll enjoy using the touchpad that supports gestures, making using the Pavilion g6-1232sa easy to use. One-touch action keys make navigation fast and simple.

There's also plenty of time to get everything you need done with around 5 hours of battery life!

Anywhere you go, the HP Pavilion g6-1232sa 15.6" Laptop is well equipped to come with you!"

**Buy this before the end of November and get a £50 PC world voucher**

12 Comments

Decent specs all round.

Well worth the money.

Dual gpu in a laptop o_0 for £350

Original Poster

upperdecker1

Dual gpu in a laptop o_0 for £350


Bear in mind that this has a dedicated graphics card, which many of the posted i3 / i5 laptops dont have, usually they have integrated graphics which makes this more ideal for some games than those laptops, but yes the processor isnt exactly amazing.

Edited by: "Sman1" 25th Nov 2011

Sman1

Bear in mind that this has a dedicated graphics card, which many of the … Bear in mind that this has a dedicated graphics card, which many of the posted i3 / i5 laptops dont have, usually they have integrated graphics which makes this more ideal for some games than those laptops, but yes the processor isnt exactly amazing.


Dude, it scores over 2000 in the cpu benchmark and it's a dual core. That's nowhere near shabby.

Sman1

Bear in mind that this has a dedicated graphics card, which many of the … Bear in mind that this has a dedicated graphics card, which many of the posted i3 / i5 laptops dont have, usually they have integrated graphics which makes this more ideal for some games than those laptops, but yes the processor isnt exactly amazing.



I said dual GPU.... dual CPU is pretty much a given these days.

Original Poster

upperdecker1

I said dual GPU.... dual CPU is pretty much a given these days.



Ohhh I see haha

It doesn't have dedicated graphics. It's an APU and a salvage one at that with only a 160 shader unit part which is pretty poor.

GAVINLEWISHUKD

It doesn't have dedicated graphics. It's an APU and a salvage one at that … It doesn't have dedicated graphics. It's an APU and a salvage one at that with only a 160 shader unit part which is pretty poor.



MadeDixonsCry

HP state it is dedicated: … HP state it is dedicated: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=uk&lc=en&dlc=en&docname=c03017289Check it's comparison here: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/fastest-graphics-card-radeon-geforce,3067-7.html



[Edited]

This is an integrated GPU bundled on the processor core like the Intel i series. PC-Worlds specs say dual 6830g GPU and 1GB dedicated memory; as far as I can see there's no 6830g with dedicated memory made - so that about dual GPU is probably not correct.
According to notebookcheck it's a shade faster than the HD 3000 you get with Sandybridge CPUs. Passmark G3D scores show it as considerably faster.

The CPU is an E2-3000 as it says in the general details and not an E2-2000 the deal post says. Notebookcheck had to pull leaked performance figures they had for the E2-3000 model - but they rank it very lowly based on those missing figures.

You can get i3 sandybridge (which is very likely a much faster CPU) for this price and i5 for not too much more.

This might be a good buy but until there are more performance results for the E2-3000 it's hard to say...





Edited by: "wombat6025" 26th Nov 2011

Cold, Intel HD 3000 are just as good, processor in this is bad, I saw one in the currys/pcw sale for £379 with 2nd gen i5, 640gb hdd, 6gb ram etc... this is so cold.

Original Poster

wombat6025

It's a shade faster than the HD 3000 you get with Sandybridge CPUs Given … It's a shade faster than the HD 3000 you get with Sandybridge CPUs Given you can get i3 sandybridge (which is a very much faster CPU) for this price and i5 for not too much more this can't be a good buy.


Thanks for clarifying that, sometimes it can be quite hard to tell.

Sman1

Thanks for clarifying that, sometimes it can be quite hard to tell.



I actually tried looking further - Passmark shows the 6380G with a score of 350 vs say an i3-2310 with 291

The specs on PC Worlsd contradict each other; in one place it says E2-2000 processor (which I don'yt think exists) and in the spec it says E2-3000 (which definitely exists).

Given that this is a better buy than I'd thought so I've edited my last post - though by no means a gaming GPU it's a deal better than an i3 2310 HD3000.


Edited by: "wombat6025" 26th Nov 2011
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