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: HP has impressed in the past when it comes to budget notebooks, and now the company has refreshed its Pavilion line with a Windows 8 software upgrade and a 2.7-GHz AMD dual-core A6 processor. Like the Intel-powered Pavilion g6t-2000, the HP Pavilion g6z-2200 comes equipped with Dolby audio and a roomy keyboard with a full numeric keypad. Sporting an aggressive price tag of $454, is the g6z the budget notebook to get?
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. The g6t also runs cool and lets you choose from multiple color options.
Summary: At Rs 40,500, the HP Pavilion G6-2009TX offers very good value for money, as it covers all aspects of computing, and does a good job all round. It can handle heavy editing software such as Photoshop, and can easily double up as a decent entry-level gaming laptop as well. Plus, it also has good audio quality making it an ideal multimedia notebook on a budget.
Summary: The HP Pavillion g6 is a solid product, which has a good mix of performance as well as value-for-money. Most users would opt for a 14-inch or 15-inch notebook for around Rs. 35,000 but spending that little more in the case of the HP Pavilion g6 means you get a more solid graphics performance. Of course, if you’re only looking for regular browsing and the occasional HD movie playback, you could do without it.
Summary: HP's unbranded G-series laptops can be reasonable choices for bargain hunters. The latest version gets a design upgrade and keeps the price down, but is stuck with last year's CPU and graphics.
Pros: HP's low-end laptop line gets a promotion to the Pavilion brand, and a much better processor, with the new Pavilion G6-1a69us .
Cons: With a last-gen CPU, this laptop is going to feel old way before its time. The battery life is disappointing.
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. Take care of the g6t and it can serve you well for 3 – 4 years or longer as the Core i3 processor is enough to future proof you.
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.