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HP G72

alaTest has collected and analyzed 788 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. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and battery. The keyboard and performance also get good feedback. Many are critical about the connectivity and touchpad. There are some mixed reviews about the energy efficiency.

screen, performance, keyboard, battery, usability

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 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for HP G72


alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 user reviews of HP G72 from 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 People are impressed by the durability and usability. The screen and price are also appreciated, whereas there are some critical reviews about the reliability and portability.

performance, price, screen, usability, durability

portability, reliability

89% of the reviews on 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

Apr, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for HP G72


alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 user reviews of HP G72 from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Views about the design and price are on the whole positive. The usability and screen also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the energy efficiency and portability. Some have doubts about the reliability.

performance, screen, usability, price, design


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

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Matthew Elliott (

HP G72-250us


We like the design and performance of the HP G72-250us, but tinny speakers on a big desktop replacement always ruin the fun.

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.

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Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Alex Cox (

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

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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

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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...

Mar, 2012

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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

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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 (

nice lappy


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


Oct, 2011

Consumer review (

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


Oct, 2011

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Hp G72-227Wm

Aug, 2011

Consumer review (

Notebook number four


Recertfied and Refurbished by HP, never again and never buy anything that you can not return for your money back or a least a different brand. Now wish I had just went to Wally World.

This is number four and it wooks, but

The fan is very noisy, I don't think it will last very long but if I send it back the next one will be even worse

Aug, 2011

Product Specifications


Audio system:Altec Lansing
Built-in Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Speakers manufacturer:Altec Lansing


Battery Capacity:47
Battery capacity (Watt hours):47
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6


Front camera:Y


Energy Star certified: / Yes


Color of product: / Black / Black, Gold / Black, Silver / Gold
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Notebook


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:17 / 17.3
Display Resolution:1600 x 900
HD type:HD+
LED backlight:Y / Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter power:65


Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:512
Discrete graphics adapter model: / AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5430 / AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5470 / Intel HD Graphics / No / Not available
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.274 / 1.696 / 1.799 / 1274 / 2234
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:500
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):667
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model: / Intel HD Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics


Full-size keyboard:Y / Yes
Numeric keypad:Y / Yes
Pointing device: / Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone
Windows keys:Y / Yes


Internal memory:3 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Memory layout:1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory slots: / 2x SO-DIMM


3G:N / No
Bluetooth:N / No / Yes
Cabling technology: / 10/100Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Networking features:Ethernet, Fast Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe:No / Y / Yes
Optical Drive Type: / DVD Super Multi DL

Other Features

Chassis type: / Sampras 1.1
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u
Energy efficiency compliance:
Graphics adapter family:AMD / Intel
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Power supply type:AC/DC
TV in port: No
Wireless Technology:IEEE 802.11b/g / Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y


TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:Y / Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter power:65 / 90


Bus type:DMI
Chipset: / Intel HM55 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):15 / 16 / 17 / 18
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM55 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382
PCI Express configurations:1x16
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:81
Processor:I3-350M / i3-370M / P6100
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Arrandale
Processor cores:2
Processor family: / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel Core i3-xxx / Intel® Pentium® / Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core
Processor frequency:2 / 2.13 / 2.26 / 2.4
Processor lithography:32
Processor model:i3-330M / I3-350M / i3-370M / P6100
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series / Intel Pentium P6000 series for Mobile
Processor socket:BGA1288 / PGA988 / Socket 988
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:C2 / K0
System bus data transfer rate:2.5
System bus rate:2.5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:105 / 90

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:45
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching:N / No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36 / Y / Yes
Processor ARK ID:43529 / 47663 / 49020 / 50175
Processor code:SLBNF / SLBPL / SLBUK / SLBUR
Processor package size:34 / 37.5
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes


Cable lock slot:Kensington / No
Password protection:Power on
Password protection type:Power on


Bundled software:Microsoft Internet Explorer, Windows Live Messenger, Adobe Reader, Adobe Flash Player
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed: / Windows 7 Home Premium
Trial software:Symantec Norton Internet Security 2011, Norton Online Backup / Symantec Norton Internet Security 2011\nNorton Online Backup


Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / MMC, MS PRO, Memory Stick (MS), SD, xD / MMC, MS PRO, Memory Stick (MS), xD / MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:320 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.6 / 11
Depth (imperial):10.6
Height (front):1 / 1.27 / 1.28
Height (front) (imperial):1.27
Height (rear):1.47 / 2
Height (rear) (imperial):1.47
Weight:6.61 / 7
Width:16 / 16.2
Width (imperial):16.2