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.
Summary: Priced at $489, the HP Pavilion g6t-2000 is a low-cost notebook with plenty of features and plenty of punch for everyday tasks. While the second-generation Core i3 CPU is older, this notebook provides solid performance and has booming Dolby Advanced Audio speakers.
Conclusion: The HP g6t is a solid entry in the world of $400 budget laptops. The Intel Core i3 is a good choice of processors for those that just need a laptop for around the home or a small business with basic usage needs.
Conclusion: The HP g6z is a solid entry in the world of $400 budget laptops. Many people own multiple computers simply because everyone in a household needs access to their own computer, I can see the HP g6z as being a popular “around the house” laptop that a family can share or the kids can use as their own.
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.
Summary: For $499, the HP Pavilion g6-1c77nr is a great laptop for bargain hunters. The design has a more premium look and feel than its price tag would suggest, and we found the keyboard comfortable to use.
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.