Summary: The best value for money? A quad-core processor, hybrid-crossfire graphics, 8 GB RAM, 1000 GB hard drive for just 550 Euros (~$715)? HP promises a lot of performance for very little money with the Pavilion g6-2253sg, and we reveal the weak points of this bargain notebook.
Pros: Great value for money, Generously sized hard drive, Acceptable performance, Good workmanship, Long battery life, 2x USB 3.0, The Pavilion g6 offers a lot of features for little money. In addition, HP has not only focused on large amounts of memory and the dual GPU, but also on precise input devices.
Cons: Extremely dark display, Glossy case, Only 12 months warranty, No Gigabit LAN, Micro stuttering, Clearly, a brighter display would eliminate the weakest point of the notebook and would allow users to enjoy the long battery life outside the four walls of their home.
Excerpt: The rather unfortunate part with budget laptops it that they almost always feel “budget” too. Happily though, the HP Pavilion G6 does seem to be changing the trend. A couple of things are very clear right from the moment the HP Pavilion G6 comes out of the box. First, is that it is big.
Pros: Very good system performance, for the most part, No shortage of graphics punch, Surprisingly good battery life, Feels better built than what you expect for this price
Cons: Core i3 processor will limit multitasking after a level
Excerpt: One of our favorite budget notebooks of 2011 is back, and this time HP has upgraded its Pavilion g6t with Dolby audio, a wider keyboard with built-in number pad and a faster second-generation Core i3 processor.
Summary: Good and cheap? The Pavilion g6-1352eg is particularly striking due to its attractive price. HP manufactures a 15 inch multimedia device for EUR 500 that has two graphics cards (CrossFire) in addition to a dual core CPU right away. Is the AMD hardware a match for the Intel and Nvidia competition?
Pros: Low temperature and fan noise, Low power consumption, Good battery life, Small power adapter, Low price, The buyer gets good hardware equipment for EUR 500.
Cons: Fluctuating CrossFire performance, Somewhat undefined keyboard, Intense micro-stuttering, Mediocre image quality, No USB 3.0, A better developed CrossFire technology without annoying micro-stuttering.
Excerpt: The HP Pavilion G6-1202TX is targeted at those looking for some light gaming action, whilst fulfilling other basic needs. The G6- 1202TX packs an Intel Core i3-2330M processor with 4gigs of RAM, 1gig of dedicated graphics card in the form of AMD Radeon HD 6470M, 500GB of HDD and a 15.6-inch screen.
Pros: Onboard + dedicated graphics, Good performance at affordable price, Battery Life
HP Pavilion g6 Review: Budget Notebook Without the Budget Feel
21 July 2011
Conclusion: The HP Pavilion g6 is a good budget notebook. While there aren’t a ton of standout features and extras, it also doesn’t have any major issues. Budget notebooks need to cut corners somewhere to come in at an affordable price and HP chose the right places to trim when they made the g6.