We chose to review the HP G62-340us as it was available for $349.99 with shipping free at Office Depot at the time of writing, making it one of the few notebooks available under $350 and still having some decent performance.
This makes it much better than the $437 price at which this no
We are calling it “Decent performance” notebook because it is powered by AMD Dual core P340 processor that runs at 2.2 GHz. We generally find the budget laptop deals at that low price, generally with single core processor, like the Intel Celeron 900.
The HP G62-340us comes with 3 GB of DDR3 memory which should be decent in case you run multiple programs in parallel. The 320 GB hard disk should be ample for most purposes. More notably the notebood does come with HDMI port that you can use to watch the contents of the notebook on LCD TVs using the HDMI cable. We generally do not see HDMI is notebooks priced as low as this one. Another plus for HP G62-340us
HP G62-340us Key Features
– Display is powered by ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250 Graphics.
– Display size is 15.6″ with 1366 x 768 – backlight is lit witg LED.
– 3 USB ports and comes with wired and wireless LANs.
On the downside you may be turned off with the looks of the notebook which does not has glossy or sooth finish, giving it a cheap look. You will find it the left and right touchpad button un responsive and stiff. This is perennial problem with many HP notebooks. On the top of it HP installs many software that we think they make money from. There is short to many of these programs that clutter the space.
The bottom line is – if you wish to casually use the notebook, it may be good deal. However, you are need more powerful notebook, and you need better buttons and keyboards and good looking notebook, you may like to see some of the $400+ notebooks. There are plenty of them available