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HP G4 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB May 2015
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8 Reasons For

Good Brand

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as 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 the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it. This HP portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The worst memory clock speeds supported by processor of all notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago 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 notebook PCs of this age and type also have a full-size keyboard.

Alternative portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available that you might also want to look at include cheaper laptops such as the Asus PU551LA[plb_2396543_price].

It is worth considering alternative laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the Lenovo G50-30[plb_2553376_price], or the Medion Akoya E6415[plb_2882074_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 were released more than a year ago.

We compared all the other notebook PCs with a front camera to this notebook PC and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the Asus P550LAV[plb_2825857_price] is also worth considering.

We compared this laptop to all the other portable PCs with a front camera and we think the Lenovo G50-30[plb_2553376_price], or the Medion Akoya E6415[plb_2882074_price] is also worth considering.

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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 comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The HP G4 is a two USB 2.0 port portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the G4 have between one and three 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 typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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11 Reasons Against

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

Most laptops of a comparable age and spec to the G4 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the HP G4 which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age 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.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available including the Acer Aspire E5-772[plb_2984402_price] which is cheaper.

If the storage medium of this medium processor core notebook PC is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Satellite Z30[plb_2717447_price] (SSD), or the HP EliteBook 820[plb_2735219_price] (SSD) which is also cheaper.

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

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Very Small Internal Memory

The internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the G4 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 fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the G4.

If this portable 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) which is also cheaper.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

The HP G4 has a fairly small battery capacity (only 31 watt-hours) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the G4. Across all the portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the G4 the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 120Wh, and the average battery capacity is 46Wh.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

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

It is worth also looking at alternative notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Asus UX301LA[plb_3012206_price]; or the HP 15[plb_2319470_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 notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the G4 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

With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the HP G4 has one of the smaller hard drive capacity amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. Across all the comparable spec 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, and the average hard drive capacity is 690GB.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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6 Other reasons to consider the HP G4

Released Over a Year Ago

This HP notebook PC has been on the market for over a year.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.2 gigahertz, the HP G4 has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 2.2GHz processor clock speed laptops and we think the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon[plb_2802546_price], the Toshiba Satellite Z30[plb_2717447_price], and the DELL Latitude 14 3450[plb_2903806_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If this HP laptop processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the Toshiba Satellite Pro A50-C[plb_2962162_price] (2.4GHz and cheaper), or the HP EliteBook 840 G2[plb_2980549_price] (2.4GHz and cheaper); or the HP ProBook 650 G1[plb_2940400_price] (2.4GHz and higher rated).

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Average Screen Size

The HP G4 has a pretty typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the G4.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 15.6" portable PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the HP 350 G2[plb_2889567_price].

If you want a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the Acer Aspire E5-772[plb_2984402_price] (17.3" and cheaper), or the Lenovo Z70-80[plb_3429896_price] (17.3" and cheaper).

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The HP G4 has a fairly average total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 500GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available including the DELL Latitude 14 3450[plb_2903806_price] which is cheaper.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Toshiba C55[plb_2942232_price] (750GB and cheaper), the Acer Aspire E5-573[plb_3009234_price] (1TB and cheaper), or the Lenovo G50-80[plb_3258707_price] (1TB and cheaper).

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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 portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the G4.

There are a number of alternative 2.1kg heavy laptops currently available that you might want to consider including cheaper portable PCs such as the HP G4[plb_2905344_price].

Alternative notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the HP ProBook 450[plb_2743215_price] (2.1kg and cheaper).

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Specification

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Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
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Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
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Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
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Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Memory Slots
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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
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
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 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
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 Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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Intel® OS Guard
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CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
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
Security
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp t6n53, hp m9s97, hp n0y97, hp n1a92, hp x0q77, hp i56200, hp m9s97e, hp n0y97e, hp i55200, hp n1a92e, intel6200, hp x0q77e, hp t6n53e, m9s89eaabd, hp n1a92ea, intel6200u, hp x0q77es, hp t6n53ea, hp p243677, hp i56200u, hp m9s97ea, hp n0y97es, m9s95eaabz, hp i55200u, hp t6n53eaa, hp p243677p, hp m9s97eaa, hp hddm9s97, hp n1a92eaa, hp x0q77esa
Barcodes 00089894439932, 00600649321803, 00725184057731, 00725184059117, 00725184070266, 00889894077462, 00889894439932, 00889894567345, 00889894567352, 00889894910721
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