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HP G72

alaTest has collected and analyzed 690 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the value for money and performance are generally positive. The battery and keyboard also get good views, but there are some less positive comments about the connectivity and reliability.

screen, keyboard, battery, performance, value for money

portability, touchpad, reliability, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP G72 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 690 reviews)

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HP G72-250us

 

The keyboard is exceedingly comfortable, with wide, flat keys that are comfortable and quiet. A number pad sits to the right of the keyboard, but despite having plenty of room, the G72-250us does not have a row of multimedia shortcut keys above the...

Great performance for the price. Strong battery life. Attractive design. Comfortable keyboard and touchpad. Lightweight for desktop replacement

Weak audio. No eSATA port. No Blu-ray drive

The HP G72-250us impresses with its new design and performance for the price, but tinny speakers on a big desktop replacement always ruin the fun.

Consumer review by:

Pretty Happy

 

I'm not a computer expert, but an average user. I shopped around and paid about $470 for it. It is a huge improvent over my last laptop. For the cost, it is a home run, so far.

Screen and speed

I have heard it over heats, but I have not seen that for myself

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Great value, could use a few features.

 

I'll focus on the hardware aspects here. (The very first thing I did out of the box was wipe the disk clean and install a linux distribution, Ubuntu 10.10.)

Great price. Large, bright screen. Large keyboard with numeric pad. Core I3 processor and 4GB DDR3 is more than adequate for most jobs. 500GB HD

The trackpad is just horrid - get a mouse. No USB-3 or E-SATA ports. Chintzy speakers

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Great value, could use a few features.

 

I'll focus on the hardware aspects here. (The very first thing I did out of the box was wipe the disk clean and install a linux distribution, Ubuntu 10.10.) The guts of it - For an entry-level CPU the 2.4 GHz Intel Core I3 is just great, ... Expand...

Great price. Large, bright screen. Large keyboard with numeric pad. Core I3 processor and 4GB DDR3 is more than adequate for most jobs. 500GB HD

The trackpad is just horrid - get a mouse. No USB-3 or E-SATA ports. Chintzy speakers

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Powerful laptop, just missing a few things

 

Its a very powerful laptop. I threw everything i had at it and cpu usage never went over 75%, most of the time it was below 35%, i couldn't believe it. I wish it came with a few more options but then it would cost more ;)

Very powerful i3 processor, 4GB ram, spacious keyboard, big vivid screen, webcam (although i don't use it) hdmi port. 3 USB 2.0 ports. Blu-ray drive/dvd-rw combo with lightscribe. 500gb hd. wireless N

Don't like the trackpad, I also wish it had a USB 3.0 port. Speakers aren't anything to brag about. Display isn't 1080

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Not satisfied

 

I got this one as a gift from my uncle. For a month or so I was happy with this. I was satisfied with the big screen and its visual clarity. There was an electrical problem which caused the system randomly shutdown and I had to lose some of my data....

Big screen

Runs hot, random shutdown

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Amazon review summary for HP G72

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 211 user reviews of HP G72 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

screen, value for money, performance, usability, keyboard

77% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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HP G72-227WM

 

Overall, even though it just died on me, if I can't find a replacement hard drive that is cheaper than getting the actual computer again, I won't hesitate to get another one. It's one of the best computers I've own in a long time.

Relatively lightweight, good keyboard layout, ports have easy access. It's been very fast and easy to work with, and I use it every day for work. It's perfect for watching movies/TV on or split-screening documents and webpages while I'm working. I...

Every once in a while, the CPU gets a bit overtaxed, and I have to calm it down a bit. Lately, it's been running a bit hot, so I can't have it directly on my lap anymore, but that's just a minor annoyance. The hard drive did just die for no apparent...

Consumer review by:

Great value,

 

Paid $359 Best Value out there. Looks brand new! My previous notebook was a Vista DV9700 series entertainment behemoth. 17" display and weight was in the 12-20lb class. This one does everything that did but for a 17" notebook it's light and portable!!!...

Value, size, display, keyboard, wifi,ease of use

Features are sparse, Specs are budget minded. Expand-ability

Consumer review by:

Great Computer - shoddy recertification

 

Gorgeous screen, roomy keyboard, fast CPU and plenty of RAM for everyday use. I bought this for my 60-something mother and she absolutely loves it

DDR2 Ram (should have read the specs more closely, so no markdown for that) ; More importantly, the computer came with the keyboard all messed up. The 8 key was where the 9 should be and numerous keys fall off with very light use. It literally looks...

Product Specifications

Configuration

Convertible: No
DVD Writer:DVD-Writer
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader:No / Yes
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth:No / Yes
Card Reader:5 in 1 Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output:No / Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED / No
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:HD+ / WSXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Home Premium
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM
Type:Portable

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:ATI / Intel / Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):Intel ® HD GPU / INTEL HD GPU / Mobility Radeon HD 5430 / Mobility Radeon HD 5470

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel / Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:HM55 / Unknown
Processor:CORE I3 / Core™ i3 / Pentium / Pentium Dual Core
Processor Brand:Intel / Intel ®
Processor Number:I3-330M / I3-350M / P6000 / P6100
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