Product Type: Hewlett-Packard laptops
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HP Pavilion G6-1381SA
Member Name: LucyGodfrey
HP Pavilion G6-1381SA
Advantages: great HD screen, expert speakers, lots of memory
Disadvantages: Battery loses life after a while
I brought this laptop around a year ago now, I previously had a Toshiba Satellite but it had started to give up the ghost so I thought it about time I invested in a new one. My boyfriend picked this out for me as I tend to pick things for the look of them rather than the specifications of the product. He picked this one out for me and on first appearance I loved the bright red colour. Once we purchased it I decided to have a look into what this laptop could actually do. I've read many reviews on laptops and struggled with all the computer jargon, so i'm going to try and give a detailed review on things that people look for when purchasing a new laptop. Without all the technical jibber jabber.
Display- This laptop contains a 15.6 inch widescreen. It has a LED backlight, with HD bright view. If your unaware what bright view is like I was, it is basically a high glossy, anti reflective LCD screen technology. It promises clearer images, vivid colours, high contrast and reduces the effects of eye fatigue. I have defiantly noticed a difference from my old laptop.
Battery And Battery Life- This laptop contains a 6 cell lithium ion battery, with an average battery life of 3.5 hours. I think this Is quite good but over time iv noticed my battery life diminishing. So maybe this means I need to replace it. You can buy a replacement battery for £26.90 on Amazon. This laptop comes with a 65 watt charger.
Audio And Video- Hp allocates nearly 2GB for the graphics memory (1.92). The laptop has an integrated webcam, allowing the use of Skype and such programs. You can listen to all your favourite music or watch your favourite movies with the aid of the Altec Lansing Speakers. I find the sound very loud and clear, without all the fussing id get on my old laptop if the volume was too high.
Storage- Storage was one of the first things my boyfriend looks for in a laptop, not that I store loads of stuff but its always good to know you are never going to run out. The hardrive on this laptop gives your storage of upto 500GB, which for me is great there is no way I will use all of that.
General- This laptop operates using the Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition. When researching I found that this laptop comes with all the following software included... EasyBits Magic Desktop, Adobe Flash Player, Adobe Reader, Norton Internet Security (60 days subscription), Windows Live Essentials, HP Recovery Manager, HP Support Assistant, EverNote, Microsoft Office 2010 Starter, HP Games Powered by WildTangent, HP Setup Manager, CyberLink YouCam DE, HP Launch Box, HP Security Assistant. It also comes with Microsoft Office 2010 pre-loaded but you will need an activation key once you've entered the program.
The laptop comes with 3 USB ports, earphone output, a microphone input and a slot for your HDMI cable. Iv found the HDMI port very useful, I pay for a Netflix account so using this I can watch programs and films from my laptop on my TV. There is also a port to enter your SD memory cards, which makes it very easy transferring pictures/ videos or files from other devices.
My Opinion- I'm very glad I purchased this laptop, I love the look of my laptop it has a very professional look to it. I have this in scarlet red but I do believe it comes in an array of colours. With the screen being in HD everything appears very clear and I don't need to use my glasses when on it. The speakers are of a very high quality, no muffling that iv noticed with other devices. I haven't had any problems with this laptop at all so I can only mark it with the highest 5 stars.
My aim of this review was to give everyone who doesn't have an in-depth computer knowledge an easy to understand account of this laptop. If just one person gets some help from it then I've done a good job.
Thanks for reading
Summary: All round great laptop
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