HP G42-230us is the latest notebook from HP that features AMD Turion II Dual-Core P520 – an entry level decent dual core processor works at the speed of 2.3 GHz speed. The processor comes with with 2MB l2 cache. The performance of the Turion II P520 is similar to the Intel core 2 processors locked about 2.2 GHz.
HP G42-230US has been reviewed at several places with generally positive ratings.
The HP G42-230US comes with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250 an onboard graphics with 1917MB total graphics memory. It is possible to play powerful games if you keep it a at low setting and moderate resolutions. The ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250 is able to decode HD videos. The ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250 graphics does supports Microsoft DirectX 10.
The HP HP G42-230US comes with 4GB DDR3 memory installed in two slots. You can add up to 8GB of RAM.
Display is 14” LED backlit and comes with 1366*768 mp resolution. The hard disk is 320GB SATA with 7,200 revolution per minutes.
The connectivity in the the HP G42-230US include 3 USB 2.0 ports,single VGA and HDMI port, DVD writer. It also has 5-1 one card reader supporting SD, MMC, MS, XD, MS pro.
Networking for wired as wireless connection is supported with 10/100BaseT Ethernet for wired and 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi for wireless.
The notebook comes with with 6 cell lithium ion battery. The greatest benefit of this notebook is the availability of the HDMI port which lets you play movies on your favorite LCD TV or the projector. On the down side HP G42-230US does not contain bluetooth.
At the time of writing HP G42-230US is available at $616 on amazon.
According to one customer review – “At 4.85 pounds , I feel like I can carry it with me everywhere”. The light weight of the notebook is being appreciated everywhere.
You should be looking for deals on this computer and you may be lucky to get it under $600 which is a good price for this notebook.