HP G62m Review

Hewlwtt-Packard, known popularly as HP is in a tight competition with the other manufacturers in order to prove that it is the king in manufacturing notebooks. This competition not only exists in the United States but also across the globe. Two years back, the company was estimated to be the biggest seller of laptops in the world. The main credit for this success is due to the retail partners of the HP who contribute in selling the company’s laptops. The G62m is a new notebook series featuring the medium segment notebooks. By launching this series, HP is trying to aim the consumers who seek to own a notebook that would give more value to the money they pay and offer the right computing that is required for the everyday use.

Specifications

  • Operating system: 64 bit Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Processor: Intel Celeron 00 or T3300 or T350 processor
  • Graphics Card: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500M
  • Memory: 2 to 4 GB DDR3 RAM
  • Hard Drive: 250 GB hard drive of 7200 RPM or 320 GB or 500 GB hard drive of 5400 RPM
  • Display: 15.6 inches, high definition resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, HP BrightView technology
  • Optical Drive: Super Multi 8x DVD+/-R/RW, double layer support, Light Scribe technology (optional)
  • Personalization: 5 in 1 card reader or webcam and 5 in 1 card reader
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth, WLAN, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Dimensions: 14.72 x 9.70 x 1.25 to 1.44 inches
  • Weight: 5.5 pounds
  • Battery: 6 cell lithium ion, 5.5 hours life
  • Price: starts from $399.99

Design

The design of the G62m is quite modern. The notebooks in this series have a dimension of 14.72 x 9.70 x 1.25 to 1.44 inches. The thickness has a range as it depends on the configuration. The enclosure on the lid is made of a matte blue texture that minimizes the attraction of finger prints. The notebook has an optical drive, a webcam that is optional, a card reader that supports up to five different types of memory cards, Bluetooth interface, Altec Lansing speakers, HDMI port, LAN RJ-45 port, headphone jack, microphone jack, VGA port and USB ports on the sides.

Display

The notebooks in the G62m line up have a 15.6 inch LED display. The screen has a high resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels and an aspect ratio of 16:9. It makes use of the Bright View technology of HP. The display is clear and energy efficient. Its resolution makes it suitable for the playback of the high definition content.

Keyboard and Touchpad

The notebook has a black colored keyboard rim and touch pad. Even the palm rest and the keys are of the same color. The keyboard is of full size as the display is large measuring about 15.6 inches. It is streamlined and it comfortable for typing. The touch pad is also large in size and contributes to comfortable typing experience. There are one touch keys in order to quickly access the power DVD, e-mail, printer, Web and calculator.

Software

The notebooks of the G62m series include some software in them as per the configuration. They can be configured with the Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010, 15 months or 2 years or 3 years of Norton Internet Security 2011. The latter requires activation. It is preloaded with the CyberLink DVD Suite Premium 7 and Roxio BackOn Track 3 or Track 3 Deluxe. It is included with the HP Games by Wild Tangent.

Conclusion

The G62m series of notebooks are budget friendly devices that offer the everyday computing that is required by the users in a great way. It is good to perform the tasks that are related to work as well as entertainment. There are three different options to configure the processor. The display that is equipped in the notebooks offer great high definition content playback. There are various configurations to suit the different types of consumers. Overall, these notebooks offer a great value for the money that is spent.

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