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HP G71 series
5.5 out of 10

HP G71 series

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Reviews and Problems with HP G71 series

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Overall 6
6.0

Not Happy with this

anita, Amazon
31 August 2015
  • Summary: I have had this computer 4 years with windows 7 and have loved it. Now I can install sp1 but when I do the updates no longer work. Have tried every thing. I now think it is this computer. I never had a problem with service packs with xp.
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Overall 6
6.0

Problems but it is a workhorse

Deborah Morehouse, Amazon
29 July 2012
  • Summary: I purchased this computer almost 3 years ago. During the first year I had the battery replaced. Then in the second year I have now had to have the hard drive replaced two different times and the mother board had to be fixed as the SD card slot had stopped working.
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Overall 6
6.0

Owned it for 2 years - everything great but sound system

DaveStan, Amazon
9 March 2012
  • Summary: I've owned mine 2 years now. Everything has been great except I had to replace the battery after 1 year almost exactly (I believe the manufacturer puts a cheaper battery in it originally and you have to buy a quality one because my second has lasted well.) But the sound system is horrible.
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Overall 6
6.0

I would look for other options

test t., Newegg
1 August 2010
  • Summary: If you are trying to purchase this one, my advice is please look for other options.There are many GOOD quality laptops available for the same price
  • Pros: Wide Screen Display I can't think of any others
  • Cons: Cost - Not worth the Money Windows 7 - for some reasons it is giving troubles everyday Speakers - not up to the mark Performance - Overall performance is very slow Incompatibility - Being 64 bit OS, it is highly incompatible - had installed Firefox mozilla, but was not able to open the browser, f...
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Overall 6
6.0

HP's quality is going down hill fast

CHRISTOPHER M., Newegg
23 July 2010
  • Pros: I've had a lot of HP laptops lately in my shop. They come in waves, and you can tell they were made roughly at the same time. HP laptops have serious motherboard issues frequently. This laptop has not yet had this happen however, but I feel I should warn you ahead of time. This laptop has few not...
  • Cons: Again, the quality of HP products is SO LOW I don't carry any HP laptops anymore. The only thing HP is in my life with is laser printers, and networking products because they bought out 3com, whom I was partners with for a while, now I guess i'm an HP partner.. lovely...
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 8
8.0

HP Laptop

Walmart
20 June 2010
  • Summary: I purchased this computer in February of this year. It was a great buy and worked extremely well until about two months ago. It started overheating and shutting down at least 3 or 4 times a month. In the last week it has crashed daily up to almost four times in one day.
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 8
8.0

HP Laptop

Walmart
20 June 2010
  • Summary: I purchased this computer in February of this year. It was a great buy and worked extremely well until about two months ago. It started overheating and shutting down at least 3 or 4 times a month. In the last week it has crashed daily up to almost four times in one day.
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Overall 6
6.0

Gudenuf

R W., Newegg
10 April 2010
  • Summary: I must be missing something. Don't get me wrong, the G71 is pretty and shiny w/320 gig it has better storage. It boots up faster. I'm going to install System Mechanic and see if that helps - it is a good piece of software but don't ask for help, because there isn't any.
  • Pros: It is shiny and new. It is large and with an easy to type keyboard. Windows 7 - maybe a plus, I'm used to using XP pro and this is Widows 7 home premium version (don't waste your money on this version). XP pro is about 184.00 and it is still the standard. 64 bit OP - I am told this is a plus.
  • Cons: SLOW Network connections is very different than XP - I personally don't the new connection config - at all. The screen is 17.3 inch's diagonal but only 1/4 Inch taller than my 15.5 inch Dell Inspiron i6000. My older Dell was a special build with a single core processor and at 5 years old it will ...
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Overall 6
6.0

Only 100mb ethernet

Stephen B., Newegg
3 April 2010
  • Summary: I'll keep it, but wouldn't have bought it had I known
  • Pros: Handsome looking
  • Cons: A pretty bare bones system. No bluetooth, and I was shocked to discover that in this day and age, this thing doesn't have gigabit ethernet.
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Overall 6
6.0

Sound is terrible

robert, Amazon
16 March 2010
  • Summary: I have 1 major problem and that is the sound quality is horrible, I can barely hear the sound even at 100% volume,so unless you have really good hearing you will need headphones. I had to replace my 2 year old compaq due to it falling on the floor and busting the screen.It had much better sound and...
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