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HP G4 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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9 Reasons For

HP Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

HP is one of the superior notebook PC manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and owners, and HP also has good reviews for its medium processor core laptops.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on laptops that came out more than a year ago.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The HP G4 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most portable PCs of this type and age. Most medium processor core laptops that were released one year ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all notebook PCs of this age and type is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP G4 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the G4.

There are a number of alternative laptops with a full-size keyboard currently available that you might want to look at including the HP 250[plb_2512329_price] which has better reviews; or the Medion Akoya E6415[plb_2882074_price] which is cheaper.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard to this notebook PC and we think the Lenovo G50-80[plb_3258707_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the G4, the HP G4 has a front camera.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other notebook PCs with a front camera and we think the Medion Akoya E6415[plb_2882074_price] which is cheaper; or the HP 250[plb_2512329_price] which has better reviews are also worth considering.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other laptops with a front camera and we think the Lenovo G50-80[plb_3258707_price] is also worth considering.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The HP G4 is a two USB 2.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop 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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15 Reasons Against

Only Two SATA III Connectors

The HP G4 is a two SATA III connector notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that were launched more than a year ago have between two and three SATA III connectors.

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Only Ten PCI Express Lanes (max)

The HP G4 is a ten PCI Express lane (max) portable PC.

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

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

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Only Two SATA Connectors

Most laptops of a comparable spec and age to the G4 have between two and three SATA connectors, including the HP G4 which has two SATA connectors.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the HP G4 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the G4 is 100MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that were released 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.

We compared all the other portable PCs that have an HDD storage media to this notebook PC and we think cheaper laptops such as the Asus F551CA[plb_2112231_price] is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a laptop with a better storage medium then you might also want to consider the Fujitsu LifeBook A544[plb_2508415_price] (SSD and cheaper).

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The HP G4 has a quite slow processor clock speed (only 1.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. Across all the portable PCs that were released one year ago the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz.

If this medium processor core notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the B50-80[pl_3353250_price] (1.9GHz and cheaper), or the G50-80[pl_3347289_price] (1.9GHz and cheaper) both from Lenovo.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of only 31 watt-hours, the HP G4 has one of the smaller battery capacities amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The average battery capacity of similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago is 47Wh, and the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 120Wh.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the G4 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The HP G4 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

It is worth considering other notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the DELL Inspiron 15 5558[plb_3008314_price].

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Only Three Battery Cells

The HP G4 is a three battery cell count notebook PC.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than a year have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the HP G4 which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The hard drive capacity of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the G4 range from 5GB to 2TB. The HP G4 has a quite small hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the G4.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

Across all the portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the G4 the hard drive speeds range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM. At only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the HP G4 has a fairly slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released one year ago.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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6 Other reasons to consider the HP G4

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when HP released the G4.

Average Screen Size

The HP G4 has a relatively standard screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the G4.

We compared this laptop to all the other 15.6" portable PCs and we think cheaper laptops such as the Asus F551CA[plb_2112231_price] is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the Lenovo G70-70[plb_3375260_price] (17.3" and 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 most laptops that are a comparable age to it. Most portable PCs that were released around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the HP G4 has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the G4.

There are a number of alternative 500GB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available that you might want to consider including cheaper portable PCs such as the Asus F551CA[plb_2112231_price].

If this medium processor core notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to look at the MSI GP62 2QD[plb_2997648_price] (1TB and cheaper).

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Average Internal Memory

The HP G4 has a fairly typical internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the G4.

We compared all the other 4GB internal memory notebook PCs to this laptop and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the Asus F551CA[plb_2112231_price] is also worth considering.

If you want a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the MSI GP62 2QD[plb_2997648_price] (8GB) which is also cheaper.

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Average Weight

The HP G4 has a pretty typical weight (2.1 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that came out more than a year ago.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the ThinkPad T440[pl_2777988_price] (2.1kg), or the T440p[pl_2275315_price] (2.1kg) both from Lenovo.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Surface
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Processor Package Size
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Video Compression Format

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers p0c00u, t4m57u, i35005, i34005, i35005u, i34005u, p0c00ut, t4m57ut, hp m9s79, hp n0z91, hp p5r82, hp n1a78, hp n0z91e, hp p5r82e, hp n1a78e, hp i35005, hp m9s79e, hp n1a78ea, l8c20eaabz, hp i35005u, hp m9s79ea, hp p247738, l8c20eaabu, hp n0z91ea, hp p5r82ea
Barcodes 00000100066890, 00725184057328, 00725184057342, 00725184057564, 00725184059025, 00725184059032, 00725184059056, 00725184059070, 00725184066443, 00725184098512, 00889894071583, 00889894439871, 00889894581471
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