Product Type: Hewlett-Packard laptops
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HP Pavilion G6-1381SA
Member Name: deborahw91
HP Pavilion G6-1381SA
Advantages: Looks great, fast, easy to use
Disadvantages: Not as portable as a netbook
There were a number of things that attracted me to this laptop. Firstly, and most noticeably, its colour; it comes in a variety of colours but I have it in red, as in the picture displayed here. This drew my attention immediately and makes it stand out a little more from most of the other laptops I considered.
Size wise it's great for the purposes I wanted it for; previously I had a netbook (reviewed here: http://members.dooyoo.co.uk/laptops/dell-inspiron- mini-10/1625884/) and while it suited its purpose well for two years, the time came when I wanted something bigger and more functional. I often watch DVDs or television on my computer and that's a lot easier with the HP Pavilion's 15.6 inch screen.
It's easier to play computer games on, many of which didn't work on the netbook. I'm also surprised by how much faster it is; doubtless this is partly down to it being a new model rather than something I've owned and used almost daily for two years, but it's very impressive.
As someone who doesn't know much about the internal workings of laptops but has a fairly good grasp on how to use them, I've been very impressed with this model so far. It was a reasonable price; the original selling price was far too expensive but I bought it in the sale for around £300, which is very impressive for such a good model. It's also remarkably light considering its size and so it is potentially more portable than it may look.
Another thing that drew me to this laptop was a query I had regarding ethical problems with laptops; being aware of problems with many companies using unethically obtained minerals or slave labour to produce their products, I wanted to ensure that I didn't fuel this behaviour as far as possible. A quick look into these issues revealed that as a company, HP are one of the more trusted technology providers when it comes to ethics. For many people this may not be a priority, but it's certainly an added bonus.
A final way in which this beats my previous computer is in the much extended battery life; it lasts several hours without needing to be plugged in which is convenient.
In conclusion I would definitely recommend this as a laptop, particularly for students.
Summary: I'd highly recommend this model
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