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

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2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB May 2015
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10 Reasons For

A Best Selling Portable PC

The G4 is one the fastest selling portable PC currently available.

HP Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

Based on 3,456 user and expert reviews, HP has good ratings for its portable PCs. HP also has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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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 a similar spec and age to it. Most similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the G4 the worst memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP G4 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the G4 also have a full-size keyboard.

It is worth considering other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the G50-80[pl_3258707_price], or the B50-80[pl_3812194_price] both from Lenovo or the HP 250 G3[plb_2887715_price].

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Has a Front Camera

The HP G4 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

There are a number of other notebook PCs which also have a front camera that you might want to look at including the G50-80[pl_3258707_price], or the B50-80[pl_3812194_price] both from Lenovo or the HP 250 G3[plb_2887715_price].

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on portable PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the G4 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports, including the HP G4 which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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15 Reasons Against

Only Ten PCI Express Lanes (max)

The HP G4 is a ten PCI Express lane (max) portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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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 notebook PC.

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Only Two SATA Connectors

Most laptops that came out around the same time as 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

Across all the portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the G4 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 100MHz to 650MHz. The HP G4 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency (only 200 megahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of laptops of this spec and age is 1.7GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 11GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 2 gigabytes, the HP G4 has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago. 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.

Alternative notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available which you might also want to consider include the Acer Aspire E5-573[plb_3007094_price] which is cheaper.

If the storage medium of this laptop is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the DELL Latitude 13 3340[plb_2751294_price] (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz. The HP G4 has a quite slow processor clock speed (only 1.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

If you want a laptop with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the Acer Aspire S3-391[plb_3007628_price] (1.9GHz), the HP Probook 430 G2[plb_2913674_price] (1.9GHz), or the Lenovo G50-80[plb_3347289_price] (1.9GHz).

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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 notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of laptops of this spec and age is 6.3GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the HP G4 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the G4.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 4GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the Lenovo ThinkPad E550[plb_2741911_price].

If this medium processor core notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Toshiba C55[plb_2942232_price] (6GB), the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2911178_price] (8GB), or the HP EliteBook 840 G2[plb_2941676_price] (8GB).

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Very Small Battery Capacity

The HP G4 has one of the smaller battery capacities (only 31 watt-hours) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The battery capacities of notebook PCs of this age and type range from 23Wh to 120Wh, and the average battery capacity is 46Wh.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year, the HP G4 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

We think you might also be interested in other portable 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 portable PC. Most of the other laptops of this type and age have between two and eight battery cells.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The HP G4 is a one USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other portable PCs of this type and age have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the G4 the hard drive capacity range from 5GB to 2TB. With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the HP G4 has a quite small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the G4.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs of this age and type.

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5 Other reasons to consider the HP G4

Released Over a Year Ago

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

Average Screen Size

The HP G4 has a pretty standard screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the G4.

We compared all the other 15.6" portable PCs to this notebook PC and we think because of it's better review score, the HP 350 G2[plb_2889567_price] is also worth considering.

If this portable PC screen size is too small for you then you might want to look at the Acer Aspire E5-772[plb_2984402_price] (17.3"), or the Lenovo Z70-80[plb_3429896_price] (17.3").

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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 core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the HP G4 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

There are a number of alternative 500GB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available which you might want to consider including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Lenovo ThinkPad E550[plb_2741911_price].

Portable PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the Toshiba L50-C[plb_2943817_price] (1TB and cheaper).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.1 kilograms, the HP G4 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the G4.

Alternative portable PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the ProBook 450[pl_2743215_price] (2.1kg), or the G4[pl_2905347_price] (2.1kg) both from HP or the Toshiba Satellite C50-B[plb_2256586_price] (2.2kg).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
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
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Memory Slots
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 Size
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
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
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 Data Rates
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
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
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® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Supported Instruction Sets
Intel ME Firmware Version
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
UART
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
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
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Video Compression Formats

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 2 January 2016 by SMOKEY1369

I just bought it to surf with , still haven't figured out the operating system yet . I didn't expect it to do much , and so far , it hasn't let me down...

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