Product Type: Hewlett-Packard laptops
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HP Pavilion g6-113sa
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HP Pavilion g6-113sa
Advantages: Looks good, responsive touchpad, well spaced keyboard, good specifications.
Disadvantages: Overheats, dedicated on/off wi-fi key on keyboard is too easy to accidentally press.
The HP Pavillion G6, on the face of it, appears like a good deal. Resonably high specifications for a reasonably low price. However, the old saying, "you get what you pay for", holds true in the case of the G6.
Initially the G6 was a dream- good looks, good specifications and came well within my £500 budget for a laptop. When I took it to university, it worked fine and delivered upon its promised ease of computing. Around 5 months after purchasing my G6, incidentally the one on which I am writing this review, it began to internally, chronically overheat. The overheating then led to semi-frequent processor crashes, even to date if too many tabs are opened on Internet Explorer the processor fails. I must make one thing clear, I only ever use my G6 on flat, dry surfaces with enough fan clearance- I don't go plonking on my bed covering all the vents on the side and underside.
The case of overheating was not an isolated incident, coincidentally my flatmate at university has a G6 (I have the AMD Vision processor and he has the I3 processor I believe) and suffers with semi-frequent processor failures too.
The HP Pavillion G6 is, all things taken into account, a good laptop and if your on a tight budget, one of the best options around. It will be suitable for home computing, work computing, studying or whatever you fancy but if I would have heeded numerous warnings from my fellow students about the overheating problem, I would not have invested circa £500 on a G6.
Summary: Ok if you're on a budget, but worth leaving if there are better options available.
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