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I bought this laptop from Tesco because I needed it for college work. It worked amazingly at first and did the job well and I had no problems with it. At first. The first-most common complaint I got was the charger dying. 5er off Amazon for a replacement. Then that one died, so sent off for another. Then the battery died and had to send off for another. All this in the first year of owning it. About half a year down the line I began getting problems with the laptop''s temperature; it would get so hot it would just shut down without warning. At first it was a rare occurance but the more I used it the more frequent it became. Eventually I had to invest in a laptop cooler (which soon broke as well) but even when I had a fully-working laptop cooler it still managed to overheat. I''ve had the Wireless, USB ports and DVD drive stop working one-by-one over a 2-week period - thankfully while still under warranty - so we had to send it off for repair. It came back completely fine, apparently the motherboard was responsible and was replaced and I had no more problems for a while. After just 18 months of ownership, the laptop died. It would switch on, and after a second turn off again and would continually do so. Because it was no longer under Warranty and branded repair shops charge a bomb to even look at it, we took it to a computer place nearby. They concluded that the motherboard had gone and as a result the laptop couldn''t POST, and it would cost as much as a new laptop to replace it. Nowadays I use it as a mousemat for my current laptop which I''ve had for 3, nearly 4 years now. That''s all this laptop seems to be good for now.
I needed a laptop for college, something I could carry around with me to the library so I decided to do a trade off with my dad. He gave me this in return for my custom built AMD desktop computer, big mistake.
As I mentioned, I wanted something to carry around with me. Personally I hate the design of this laptop, it's big and clunky and has a cheap plastic feel to it, it's definitely not a premium laptop but then again I wasn't expecting it to be seeing as it's a few years old now. A lot of the keys have rubbed off so it's lucky I'm a touch typer, the trackpad has accumulated massive wear and tear and the buttons appear lose, like I said though that's down to wear and tear and by the looks of things this laptop has been through the wars.
Don't get me wrong this laptop is OKAY for casual browsing and checking your email but don't expect much, don't even expect you're going to be able to run multiple tabs because with only 2GB ram, it's pretty sucky. The hard drive is 250gb I can't complain I'm not a storage junkie and it seems to do the job. I have thought about upgrading both the ram and the hard drive to a solid state drive but the question is, is it really worth worth it? Especially when you can now pick up an entry level laptop with double the specs for a fairly cheap price now days.
It isn't all bad though, I've ran Linux on this little thing Ubuntu to be exact and it runs nicely. Another plus I have to mention is I'm currently running Windows 8 on this laptop and although it's obviously not the best experience, it does the job however the fan kicks in almost instantly and is really irritating. Since I've had the laptop it has overheated twice and I think others have had the same problem.
So overall, would I recommend you to buy this laptop? Definitely not, it's just not worth it. Maybe 5 years ago but in this day and age? Go with something better. Would I recommend you to buy one of these ridiculously cheap off ebay and use it as a toy machine for Linux? Why not! There's loads of cool things you can do with old laptops such as creating a media centre, a digital photo frame, a home server... The possibilities are endless.
Do I use this much? Not really, only when I'm sick of sitting at my desktop and would prefer to type up some work downstairs. I think I'll be investing within a Macbook when I can finally afford one to compliment my Mac Mini.
Oh and just to add, when I received this laptop I had to order a new charger off Amazon because the original one had broken. A problem many had seemed to have also!
I hope this review helped!
Unlike the other reviews i've been pleased with my HP g6000, 3 years on and it's still trooping on and i've thrown it about some too! The charger did break after awhile but i bought another one for about £5 on ebay and it's lasted another year! It is basic and quite bulky but it does what it needs to and is reasonable fast too.
I got this laptop brand new for Christmas 2 years ago. i loved it straight away because im a bit of an internet addict.
It was easy to set up and had plenty of functions and generally worked well and was reliable and fast.
But after i few months, i noticed that the charger started to break because of the poor design. I told my father, who simply just blamed me and said that i dont look after my things (i do...i just used my laptop a lot more than he does, so obviously they wont last as long.) For months i would have to manouver the charger cable to try and get it to charge. This was exremely annoying!! Then sometimes i would hear sparks just inside the laptop where the charger would enter. The charger completely broke around 14 months after it got bought for me. I didnt take it back because the warranty had run out. I spent a lot of money on getting my chargers fixed and buying new ones, and now the charger that i have is a universal one and does charge the laptop, only if its constantly plugged in and if it would fall out the laptop would immediately turn off!!
I put up with this and just made sure that the charger never slipped out, but the initial problems lead to other complications. When the charger has been sparking inside the laptop, it burnt a hole in my motherboard...so you can imagine the trouble that caused!! All in all, i have probably spent around £200 on this laptop through repairs.
But, I will say, other than the charger problem, i love the laptop...its so easy to use and its fast. It has an impressive 2GB RAM and a graphics card geforce 7000, which enable decent multimedia use because you can watch films in wide screen format and the 15.4inch screen is big enough to use the laptop to watch films on instead of the tv. Eventhough i got a new laptop for xmas, i still have the old one and it works perfectly (as long as the charger is in!)
This laptop is perfect for everyday use such as using the internet, watching films and using microsoft office etc...but i wouldnt recommend it to advanced laptop users.
The G 6000 is a good laptop if you're looking for a basic laptop to meet your daily requirements. However, before reading further if you're looking for something cutting edge for gaming or heavy duty processing, this is NOT the laptop for you. However, if you're looking for something basic, then read on.
The processor that comes with this particular HP model is a AMD, and not an intel core processor that comes with most laptops this days. However, it fits its purpose and although it is not as high specs as what you see in the market this days, if you're doing basic word processing, watching vidoes, surfing the net, it is just right.
I have read with interest on others reviews which put this laptop in a rather poor light. I must say that this does surprise me a tad. When I bought this laptop, it was priced at par with other entry level laptops within its range. I'm afraid I'm not sure what the current UK pricing is, however, I'm pretty sure that it would be on par with what I bought it for. That being said, you get what you pay for. As such, do not expect a top of the class machine.
But if you're looking for a simple one to handle non heavy duty tasks, then this is the thing for you. Some have complained about the noise. When I was using it for my work (document editing on excel and word) I did not encounter much trouble with noise.
The screen could do better. Although for a budget laptop it was quite wide at 15.6'. The laptop itself comes with a Nvidia GeForce graphics card. So team that up with the wide screen and it can be a good experience.
Overall, I recommend this laptop to those looking for a budget option for non hardcore activities and gaming.
I've had it a few years now, no problems at all. It's worked like a dream since day one.
Sadly when I asked for a laptop for Christmas 2 years ago my mother decided to buy me a HP G6000. Worst..... Mistake..... Ever.
First, after about 6 months, my charger broke. Just as simple as that. So I shelled out a fairly large amount of money for a new one.
Around 2 months later I come home from work, to find my wireless no longer works. Another £20 on a wireless adapter.
And as of around 2 months ago it; Shuts itself down, freezes, takes about 30 minutes to turn on (it quite simply just refuses).
This is an absolute joke of a laptop, the worst bit is, after I found my first problem I scoured the internet for a fix, and it turns out that every aforementioned problem, including the freezing/shutting down/not turning on that I hadn't yet encountered, are well known and commonplace with this laptop. HP know about them too, but every single person who gets hold of them, including myself and every poster on a forum I found, have been told that HP are not aware of said problems.
Long story short, even if this is the last laptop on earth DO NOT touch it with a bargepole.
Avoid avoid avoid!
Charger stopped working after 10 months, so brought another one then two months later that stopped working this time I am out the guarantee, and since I was in france when it initially broke I couldn't send for a repair but was abroad until after the guarantee busted. Then took it for a repair was told I needed another charger... And now this latest charger has stopped working! ARGH! Its not worth buying another or repair, so need to buy another laptop after just 1 and a half years
Poor poor poor.
Avoid avoid avoid!
Dont even think about buying it! Oh no! don't even think about buying it!
I dont care if its a good deal! It WONT LAST!
DONT BUY THIS LAPTOP!
If you haven't realized by now!
DO NOT PURCHASE THIS LAPTOP EVER!
NO NO NO NO NO!
NEVER BUY THIS LAP TOP! NEVER!
This laptop worked great initially. I upgraded to the HP G6000 from a Samsung V20. Well, stupid me because while my lowly Samsung V20, which has been all round the world with me and never let me down, the HP G6000 at around 18 months old and not used that much has produced all sorts of problems.
It overheats despite having lots of 'breathing' space. It reboots itself continually for no reason. It turns itself off at random. The fan makes loud noises and sometimes cuts out. The battery doesn't hold it's charge for more than 1 1/2 hours. The Windows Updates constatntly fail probably because the system turns itself off at will! It is now very slow too. I've tried everything suggested including reformatting but having scoured the Net I find that all these problems are commonplace to the HP G6000 laptop and that no one (including HP who seem to be keeping their head down about it all) knows what to do to rectify these problems other than buy a new laptop and preferably not one from the HP G6000 range!
One thing I did notice about the inside of the laptop - although it was like breaking into Fort Knox trying to get in at the motherboard - was that all the circuits were covered with a cellophane-type covering which I wouldn't have thought was conducive to keeping everything cool! I take it the idea behind this was to keep the dust off the circuits but in fact it appears to make the dust adhere firmly to the circuits. Also it's a very tight squeeze in there - very difficult for air to flow freely around - so again not conducive to keeping things cool.
Anyway my final advice is don't waste your money buying this laptop and do as much research on-line before you buy your next laptop it could save you a bundle and also all the info on your hard drive!
I got this laptop with vista home premium for a Christmas present three years ago. since then nothing has gone wrong and nothing has broken. i use it for general use really e.g shopping online, playing games, talking to friends.
The screen is a good 15 inch wide screen, it is powered by AMD Athlon 64 x2 dual core processor and comes with a Nvidia gforce go 6100 graphics card witch is good for gaming.the performance is good and it has only froze once (when playing a DVD and had 5 other programs open. it is very reliable and is about a medium sized laptop. it light weight and portable. full charged and on energy saving mode it last up to 7 to 8 hours. fully charged and on balanced mode it will last up to 5 to 6 hours and fully charge and on performance mode it will last up to 3 to 4 may be 5 hours. To conclude this product it is lightweight, easy to move, good performance and reliability and long battery life. Money well spent.
Over the years I have used HP/Compaq desktop PCs (mainly through work) and have not really had any problems with them, so when I was looking to get a laptop for personal use I decided to get a HP G6000 from Staples about just over a year ago on my experiences with using their desktop systems.
What a mistake that was!
Since owning the laptop I have had several problems with it. The case plastics have broken in several places (I don't chuck it around or anything like that, just appears to have been from normal use!), the fan used to work at warp speed and the bottom of the laptop and touchpad was so hot it was a little more than "uncomfortable" to use (I had to strip the laptop down, remove the thermal pads HP used on the CPU and GPU, applied proper thermal grease and put it all back together again, it nows works normally with the exception that I need to replace the entire heatsink/fan assembly because the bearing has gone in the fan and sounds like a tractor on steroids).
The most annoying problem I've encountered is that the wireless works when it feels like it! After lengthy research on the Internet I have discovered that the problem is motherboard/voltage related and apparently other customers who experience the same problems have been told by HP that they need to replace the motherboard (which works out more than the price of buying this entire laptop secondhand).
I seem to have found a way to make sure the wireless always works, this involves starting the laptop runnin on battery only (don't leave it plugged in to the AC adapter). Once Windows has loaded and you can see on the laptop that the blue wireless LED is illuminated, THEN you can plug in your AC adapter. I don't know if this method works for everyone with this problem but it works for me so might be worth trying out if you own this laptop or are thinking of buying one that has this known wireless problem.
Apart from the above problems I have used it pretty much every day since I've bought it and it hasn't completely died on me (yet). The only other thing I would say is that you can't put more than 2Gb RAM in it (mine came with 2Gb RAM when I got it).
I am a bit of a girly girl when it comes to technology and don't have a clue about giga bytes or any such sort. I wanted a laptop that I could use to surf the internet, send emails, store and publish pictures. It needed to be good for downloading and storing music and also word processing. The basic stuff that I would do at home not work and I wanted it to do all this at a pretty good speed! This is what I asked for in the shop and this is exactly what I got! And it is so easy to use, I had it started up and running (on my own) in 5 minutes with minimum amount of hassle. Now this might not include much detail about the technological content of this laptop but if you want a laptop that is simple and easy to use then this is the one for you!
I bought this HP G6000 a year ago, after 6months the screen went, rendering the laptop unusable. At the time I was housebound after major foot surgeory so this couldn't of happened at a worse time as I was relying on the internet. The laptop, being under warrenty, was picked up & returned to me the next day, unopened & unreparied. It went straight back with the courier & was returned to me after abot another week, fixed.
Then six months later, the problem happened again. I was just in the warrenty still but they made collecting the laptop so difficult it was 10days before it was picked up, then they returned it to my work instead of my home. I told them that the problem recouring twice in one year on a £400 product was not good enough, that the laptop wasn't fit for purpose as I was worried it would just go again in anohter 6 months. They refused to do anything or even extend my warranty (except for 3 more months on the work carried out, which is worthless). I also spent hours on the phone to them being shoved from pillar to post. After writting a letter of complaint I had to ring for a response & was greeted with a couldn't care less attitude. Oh, and the charger has also stopped working.
I will never buy from HP again.
Buy this laptop at your peril.
After exactly one year mine has started dieing completely at random, the dvd drive needs to be replaced, it gets insanely hot and it makes a LOT of noise. Also sometimes it will just not restart - I presume because it is too hot but mine is now propped up to give it some "breathing space" and still the same problems. A friend and colleague bought the exact same laptop and is having the exact same problem. There are other problems but I am well on my way to a premium review here :)
Believe me if you buy this laptop you will regret it in twelve months time or maybe even sooner. I have worked for hewlett-packard and given the shambolic "structure" and "management" of entire organisation I am not suprised at the non-quality of this laptop. Perhaps I should have known better.
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