Product Type: Hewlett-Packard laptops
Newest Review: ... LCD screen technology. It promises clearer images, vivid colours, high contrast and reduces the effects of eye fatigue. I have defiantly no... more
Good solid reliable laptop for those on a bit of a budget!!
HP Pavilion G6-1381SA
Member Name: ianb82
HP Pavilion G6-1381SA
Advantages: Stylish and functional
Disadvantages: Bright colour may put some off
I've had this laptop for nearly 2 years now, having purchased it from my local currys store somewhat impulsively!!!
I have to say it's probably the best impulse buy I've ever made. I've decided, as I know very little about computer specs and all the technical stuff, I won't bother mentioning all that stuff that I would have to look up anyway!!
What I will tell you is what I use it for and how it serves me...I basically bought it for browsing the 'net, playing my favourite game (football manager - which uses an insane amount of memory for databases etc) and for storing photo's and music. This laptop does all of the above with ease. I have something like 2000 songs and 1500 photo's stored on it, plus my game which my old desktop pc couldn't cope with as it needs so much memory, and it still runs quickly and with no issues at all.
It runs on windows 7, which I've found very easy to use, though It'll have the newer version on if you were to buy one now.
I have also grown to quite like the red casing, although I really wanted a blue one at the time, but currys only had red in stock at the time, and I'm too impatient to wait!!! It certainly looks good, HP is a brand I've used for many years and they have a reputation for reliable and durable products, and it does exactly what I bought it to do, even now almost 2 years later. It gets used pretty much every day, often for hours at a time. The battery lasts well when charged but I generally keep it plugged in anyway.
The only negative I have to share is that it seems to have recently started to get very hot on the underneath when used for a while. I can't say that I have noticed this until the last few weeks, so it can probably be put down to the amount of use it's had over time, and I suspect the fan may need replacing soon, which I imagine could cost me a few quid. My advice would be to try to keep it where air can circulate, rather than on a table which is where I often use it. Other than that it's a great value laptop for anybody.
Summary: Great value competitively priced laptop
|Ease of use:|
- Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E325 1297
- Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E320 1298
- Toshiba Satellite Pro C660-2JE
- Toshiba Satellite Pro C660-2JD
- Fujitsu Lifebook S751 proGREEN
- Sony Vaio SVF15A1Z2EB
- Apple MacBook Pro (MD102D/A)
- Lenovo ThinkPad X230 NZD78GE
- Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M5-581TG-73514G25Mass
- HP ProBook 4740s H5K54EA