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HP Pavilion G4

HP Pavilion G4 2 Core AMD E 1.4GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 AMD E 1.4GHz 4GB May 2015
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HP Has Good Laptop Reviews

Medium processor core notebook PCs manufactured by HP have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all notebook PCs (not just medium processor core notebook PCs) and found that HP also has good reviews across its entire range.

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Pavilion G4 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Pavilion G4.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP Pavilion G4 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago also have a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The HP Pavilion G4 is a two USB 2.0 port notebook PC.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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12 Reasons Against

Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

Most laptops that have been around for more than a year have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the HP Pavilion G4 which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

At only 1.4 gigahertz, the Pavilion G4 has a very slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago. The processor clock speeds of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Pavilion G4 range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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Only AMD E Processor Family

The Pavilion G4 has a better processor family than most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it. This portable PC has an AMD E processor family, whereas most comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family.

This portable PC's processor family (AMD E) is in fact the worst processor family amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Pavilion G4.

The best processor family across similar types of portable PC is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The Pavilion G4 has a quite small processor cache (only 1 megabyte) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. The processor caches of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Pavilion G4 range from 1MB to 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3.1MB.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

At only 31 watt-hours, the Pavilion G4 has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Pavilion G4. The battery capacities of laptops of a similar age and type to the Pavilion G4 range from 23Wh to 120Wh.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The Pavilion G4 is a two processor thread laptop. Most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Pavilion G4 have between two and three processor threads.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Pavilion G4 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Pavilion G4 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only Three Battery Cells

Most laptops that were released more than a year ago have between two and eight battery cells, including the Pavilion G4 which has three battery cells.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Pavilion G4 is a one USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Pavilion G4 is 690GB. At only 500 gigabytes, the HP Pavilion G4 has a quite small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released one year ago.

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5 Other reasons to consider the HP Pavilion G4

Released Over a Year Ago

HP released the Pavilion G4 over a year ago.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Pavilion G4 has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Pavilion G4.

Notebook PCs with a bigger screen size that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo Z70-80 (17.3").

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Pavilion G4 has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Pavilion G4.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo T450s (£999.68) (512GB).

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Average Internal Memory

The HP Pavilion G4 has a relatively average internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Pavilion G4.

If this notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the HP Pavilion 14-ab166us (£500.23) (6GB).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.1 kilograms, the Pavilion G4 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Pavilion G4.

Alternative notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the G4 (£329.95) (2.1kg), or the G4 (£292.30) (2.1kg) both from HP.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Bundled Software
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers m9t13eaabd, m9t13eaabz
Barcodes 00725184044830, 00889899314302, 00889899384022

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2 core AMD E 1.4GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
£ 761.16
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2 core AMD E 1.4GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
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