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HP G72

alaTest has collected and analyzed 770 reviews of HP G72. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the price and battery. The performance and keyboard also get good opinions. Some have doubts about the connectivity and touchpad. Comments about the energy efficiency and sound are different.

screen, keyboard, performance, battery, price

portability, reliability, touchpad, 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 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP G72

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 user reviews of HP G72 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the durability and usability. The screen and price also get good feedback, but the reliability and portability get critical comments.

performance, price, screen, usability, durability

portability, reliability

89% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP G72-B15SA 17.3 inch Laptop (Intel Pentium P6100 Processor, 3GB RAM, 500GB HDD, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit) - BiscottiHP G72-B15SA 17.3 inch Laptop (Intel Pentium P6100 Processor, 3GB RAM, 500GB HDD, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit) - Biscotti

Aug, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HP G72

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 user reviews of HP G72 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviews about the design and price are overall positive. The usability and screen also get good feedback. The energy efficiency and portability get mixed reviews, and some have doubts about the reliability.

performance, screen, usability, price, design

reliability

92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

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.

Expert review by: Alex Cox (techradar.com)

HP G72 review

 

It's huge, it's cheap, but is HP's low-end 17-inch laptop any good?

Huge screen ; Good resolution ; Excellent case design ; Capable internals

Not much power ; Super-heavy construction ; Invisible trackpad ; Odd keyboard layout

Business is booming at the low end of the laptop market. The PC platform has basically levelled out in terms of the functionality most of us expect. You don't need to shell out on a Macbook Pro or a high end Dell laptop such as the Latitude XT2 XFR to...

May, 2011

Expert review by: (channelpro.co.uk)

HP G72 review

 

A stylish desktop replacement laptop that looks good and plays hard; top value too

The HP G72 has much to recommend it, though. It manages to offer what few budget desktop replacements can: decent performance and a good range of features, coupled with a stylish exterior, generous screen size and surprising battery life. At £447 exc...

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Luke Sampson (alphr.com)

HP G72

 

We test a 17in desktop replacement with a surprisingly low price tag

A stylish desktop replacement laptop that looks good and plays hard; top value too

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

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...

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: Billfer (newegg.com)

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

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

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...

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: spinejam (newegg.com)

nice lappy

 

Looks new -- not a scratch on it! Runs great w/ decent battery life. 17" LED screen is sharp

none

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: Cherrilina (newegg.com)

HP G72-B54NR Refurbished Notebook Intel Pentium P6100(2.00GHz) 17.3" 4GB Memory DDR3 320GB HDD 5400rpm BD Combo Intel HD Graphics LightScribe Blu-ray

 

i like it

good

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: Diddy (newegg.com)

Hp G72-227Wm

 
Aug, 2011

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
HD type:HD+
LED Backlight:Edge LED / No
LED Technology:Edge LED
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:HD+ / WSXGA

General Features

Convertible: No
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

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.274 / 1.799 / 2.234
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel / Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:HM55 / Unknown
Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):17.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:800,1066
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Processor:CORE I3 / Core™ i3 / Pentium / Pentium Dual Core
Processor Brand:Intel / Intel ®
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Arrandale
Processor Number:I3-330M / I3-350M / P6000 / P6100
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series / Intel Pentium P6000 series for Mobile
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor package size:34 / 37.5
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