Product Focus: Laptops for the Price of an iPad


HP G42T

HP G42T

The G42T sports a dual-core 2 GHz Intel Pentium P6100 (265 MB level-2 cache per core, 3 MB shared level-3 cache) and comes equipped with a 14-inch screen (1,366 x 768) widescreen display, 320 GB internal SATA drive, and 3 GB DDR3 memory. It weighs in at 4.85 lbs.

Features
Graphics: Intel HD (optional ATI Mobility RadeonHD 5470 discrete graphics)
Networking/Wireless: 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, 10/100 LAN
Connectivity: 3 USB 2.0 ports
Display Ports: HDMI, VGA
Optical Drive: CD/DVD±R DL (optional Blu-ray player)
Card Reader: 5-in-1 media card reader (Secure Digital, MultiMediaCard, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, xD Picture Card)
Battery: 6 cell lithium ion battery, up to 5 hrs., 30 mins.
Other: Computrace LoJack for Laptops; Webcam; Energy Star
Software
Operating System: 64-bit Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium

HP G Series Laptops

HP G62M

The G62M is built around a single-core 2.2 GHz Intel Celeron 900 processor (1 MB level-2 cache, 800 MHz frontside bus) and comes configured with a 15.6" HD (1,366 x 768) widescreen display; 250 GB, 7,200 RPM internal SATA drive; and 2 GB DDR3 memory. It weighs 5.5 lbs.

Features
Graphics: Intel 4500M
Networking/Wireless: 802.11n Wi-Fi, 10/100 LAN
Connectivity: 3 USB 2.0 ports
Display Ports: HDMI, VGA
Optical Drive: CD/DVD±R DL
Card Reader: 5-in-1 media card reader (Secure Digital, MultiMediaCard, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, xD Picture Card)
Battery: 6 cell lithium ion battery, up to 3 hrs., 34 mins.
Other: Energy Star
Software
Operating System: 64-bit Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium

HP Pavillion dm1z

With a single-core 1.7 GHz AMD Athlon II Neo K125 chip with 1 MB level-2 cache, the Pavillion dm1z offers an 11.6" HD (1,366 x 768) widescreen display, 250 GB internal SATA drive, and 2 GB DDR3 memory. It weighs in at 3.24 lbs.

Features
Graphics: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4225
Networking/Wireless: 802.11n Wi-Fi, 10/100 LAN
Connectivity: 3 USB 2.0 ports
Display Ports: HDMI, VGA
Card Reader: 5-in-1 media card reader (Secure Digital, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, MultiMediaCard, xD Picture Card)
Battery: 6 cell lithium ion battery, up to 4 hrs. 34 mins.
Other: Webcam with integrated digital microphone, Energy Star
Software
Operating System: 64-bit Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium