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HP G4 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Jul 2015
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18 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

This HP laptop received an "Editor's Choice" from both Computershopper.com and Laptopmag.com, both of which concluded that this HP portable PC was excellent.

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on eleven expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, computershopper.com, Laptopmag.com and notebookcheck.net this HP portable PC has an overall expert rating of 70%.

Reasonably Priced

A few people who reviewed the product thought it was good value for money. Expert review site Cnet.com said in their HP G4 review “If you're going to make a budget laptop, you'd better get your price right”. Cnet.com also mentioned “A $379 price that makes this easily one of the most wallet-friendly 14-inchers we've come across”. Techmagnifier.com mentioned in their review of the HP G4 “HP brand has recently launched new brand laptop HP Pavilion g4-1215x with attractive features as well as cost effective”.

Two HP G4 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was a bargain for the price. Expert website Cnet.com said “The extremely aggressively priced HP Pavilion g4-1215dx is a worthwhile laptop pick for those who want a basic, cheap computer”. Pcworld.com_techhive.com wrote in their review “If you were thinking of going undersize just because netbooks are cheap, take a look at the HP Pavilion G4 (model 1215dx) instead” yet they only rated the product 3 stars.

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Robust

Three people who purchased it reckoned that it was well made. Laptopmag.com mentioned “The HP Chromebook 11 G4 delivers a solid keyboard and good sound for a low price.” in their review of the HP G4.

HP Has Good Portable PC Reviews

We checked 3,995 owner and expert reviews for HP laptops and found that on average HP has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that HP has good ratings specifically for its medium processor cores notebook PCs.

Nice Design

A few HP G4 owners who bought this laptop wrote that it was a good design. Six years ago expert review site Computershopper.com mentioned in their HP G4 review “The $349 Pavilion g4-1215dx delivers an outstanding mix of design and performance for the money” and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100. In the same month Techmagnifier.com mentioned “The g4 series has made change in design and overall feature, so it will work good compared to previous G series” although they rated the product 2 stars.

Good Product Quality

A few HP G4 owners mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. Expert review site Laptopmag.com mentioned in their review of the HP G4 “A satisfying keyboard and solid build quality help distinguish it from the pack”. Laptopmag.com also mentioned “Solid audio quality”.

Easy to Use

One HP G4 owner wrote in their reviews that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Laptopmag.com wrote in their HP G4 review “Comfortable keyboard”.

Good Technical Features

One HP G4 reviewer who reviewed the HP G4 reckoned that it had good features.

Good Support

One person who bought the product thought it had good technical guidance.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the HP G4 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the G4. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the G4 have total storage capacitys of between 32GB and 2TB.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 1TB total storage capacity laptops currently available including because of it's better review score, the ENVY 15[pl_2663835_price], or the 15[pl_2747057_price] both from HP or the Toshiba Satellite L50-C[plb_2940571_price].

If this portable PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the Satellite L50-C[pl_3016157_price] (1TB), or the Satellite L50-C[pl_2940572_price] (2TB) both from Toshiba or the Acer Aspire E5-571[plb_2943472_price] (2TB) which also has a higher rating.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The HP G4 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it. This HP laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most comparable spec portable PCs that were released one year ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all laptops of a comparable age and spec to the G4 is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP G4 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the G4 also have a front camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative laptops with a front camera currently available including the X550CA[pl_1629595_price], or the K501LX[pl_2916014_price] both from Asus or the Toshiba Z30[plb_2918857_price] which has better reviews.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of notebook PCs that are a similar age to the G4 is 690GB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the HP G4 has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the G4.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that came out more than a year ago.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

Most notebook PCs of this spec and age have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the HP G4 which has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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14 Reasons Against

Only Two Number of SATA III Connectorss

The HP G4 is a two number of SATA III connectors portable PC. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the G4 have between two and three number of SATA III connectorss.

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Only Ten Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

The HP G4 is a ten maximum number of PCI Express lanes laptop. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the G4 have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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

The HP G4 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity portable PC.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the G4 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 100MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz. The HP G4 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency (only 200 megahertz) compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the G4.

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Only Two Total Number of SATA Connectorss

Most similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the G4 have between two and three total number of SATA connectorss, including the HP G4 which has two total number of SATA connectorss.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago have a full-size keyboard, however the HP G4 does not have a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of alternative portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard which you might also want to consider including the Aspire S7-393[pl_2906853_price], or the Aspire VN7-571G[pl_2905235_price] both from Acer or the Asus X550CA[plb_1629595_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This portable PC has an HDD storage media, which is the most commonly found storage media on notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to 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.

It may also be worth considering one of the other notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available including the X250[pl_2928646_price], or the G70-80[pl_2936588_price] both from Lenovo or the Asus X550CA[plb_1629595_price] which has better reviews.

Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth considering include the EliteBook 820 G2[pl_2897415_price] (SSD and higher rated), or the Probook 650 G1[pl_2900512_price] (SSD and higher rated) both from HP or the Fujitsu LifeBook S904[plb_2057340_price] (SSD and higher rated).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

Across all the laptops of a comparable type and age to the G4 the processor frequencys range from 0.8GHz to 3GHz. With a processor frequency of only 1.7 gigahertz, the HP G4 has a fairly slow processor frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released one year ago.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 1.7GHz processor clock speed laptops and we think because of it's better review score, the Lenovo G70-70[plb_2672242_price], the HP 15[plb_2817355_price], and the Toshiba Satellite C70-B[plb_2547997_price] is also worth considering.

Notebook PCs with a faster processor frequency that might be worth considering include the X240[pl_2939879_price] (1.9GHz), or the T450[pl_2953891_price] (1.9GHz) both from Lenovo or the DELL Inspiron 17 5748[plb_2962180_price] (1.9GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Internal Memory

Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the G4 the internal memorys range from 2GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.3GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the HP G4 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the G4.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 4GB internal memory portable PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the ThinkPad T450[pl_2773007_price], or the ThinkPad E440[pl_2776676_price] both from Lenovo or the Asus X550CA[plb_1629595_price].

If this HP notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the HP Pavilion 14-ab166us[plb_3010778_price] (6GB), the Toshiba C55[plb_2942232_price] (6GB), or the Asus X555LA[plb_2998975_price] (6GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The HP G4 does not have a touchscreen, although it is worth noting that most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the G4 also do not have a touchscreen.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other portable PCs with a touchscreen and we think the Fujitsu LifeBook S904[plb_2057340_price], the DELL Latitude 12 E7250[plb_2885454_price], or the Toshiba Z30t[plb_2918856_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The HP G4 is a one USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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Very Slow Hard Drive Speed

The HP G4 has one of the slower hard drive speeds (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The average hard drive speed of laptops of a similar age and spec to the G4 is 5,900 RPM.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the HP G4

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this medium processor cores notebook PC was released.

Average Display Diagonal

The HP G4 has a fairly average display diagonal (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the G4.

We compared all the other 15.6" laptops to this portable PC and we think the G50-80[pl_2801036_price], and the ThinkPad T550[pl_2823866_price] both from Lenovo or the Asus X550CA[plb_1629595_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this portable PC display diagonal is too small for you then you might also want to look at the DELL Inspiron 17 5758[plb_2942103_price] (17.3"), the Asus R752LB[plb_2997562_price] (17.3"), or the Lenovo Z70-80[plb_3429896_price] (17.3") which is also higher rated.

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Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The HP G4 has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.1 kilograms, the HP G4 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the G4.

There are a number of alternative 2.1kg heavy notebook PCs currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Lenovo Ideapad 100-15IBY[plb_2913580_price], the MSI PX60 2QD[plb_2901333_price], or the Acer TravelMate TMP2[plb_2421407_price].

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Specification

Design
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Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Number of SATA III Connectors
Total Number of SATA Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
Intel ME Firmware Version
Embedded Options Available
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
UART
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

2 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(17)
16 February 2012

HP Pavilion g6-1352eg The Pavilion g6-1352eg notebook can't deny that it has been designed for a low price . It starts with the 15 inch plastic case that only sports a few interfaces, a clattery...

5 December 2011

A full-size laptop at a netbook price, the $349 Pavilion g4-1215dx delivers an outstanding mix of design and performance for the money. You won't find a faster or better-equipped laptop for less...

Computershopper.com

Just say no to netbooks with this amazingly affordable, and far more usable all-purpose laptop. Images (click to enlarge) HP Pavilion G4: 14-inch Laptop, Netbook Price HP Pavilion g4 (1215dx)...

31 October 2011

If you are looking for simple or extra machine with your limited budget, HP Pavilion will be good one which has cost only $379. The g4 series has made change in design and overall feature, so it...

14 October 2011

Laptopmag.com

The HP Pavilion g4's $379 price will make your eyes pop. Available exclusively through Best Buy, the AMD A4-3300M-powered laptop doesn't have the specs of a high performer, but at this price... Read more…

7 October 2011

Budget shoppers take note: the extremely aggressively priced HP Pavilion g4-1215dx is a worthwhile laptop pick for those who want a basic, cheap computer. It's hard to find a decent laptop for...

4 October 2011

Budget shoppers take note: the extremely aggressively priced HP Pavilion g4-1215dx is a worthwhile laptop pick for those who want a basic, cheap computer. It's hard to find a decent laptop for...

10 July 2011

Operating Temperature: This is where the notebook simply amazes me. During normal usage like internet and music, the laptop remains cool all over. As the load increases on the CPU ( while gaming),...

12 June 2012

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O Pavilion G4 é indicado para quem não precisa de um computador mais potente do que um netbook, mas prefere uma tela um pouco maior;...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp m9s59, hp m9s59e, hp m9s59ea, hp m9s59eaa, hp m9s59eaab, hp m9s59eaabh, hp i34gb1tbhdw81
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