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HP Pavilion g7-1375ea

Wednesday 14 March 2012

G-Rating

Rating of 3

The basics

The HP Pavilion g7-1375ea is a 17.3-inch laptop that comes with the WIndows 7 Home Premium operating system. It is powered by a dual-core Intel Pentium B960 processor, has a 4GB memory and a 750GB capacity hard drive. Other extras include HDMI output to share its picture with a high definition TV, and three USB ports for plugging in accessories.

The good

Despite its size, the HP Pavilion g7-1375ea doesn’t feel as heavy as it should. It weighs 3KG, which isn’t exactly featherweight, but the weight just feels evenly distributed across this large laptop. Its dual-core processor and 4GB RAM also makes light work of most tasks. It’s quick to boot up and is capable of effortlessly jumping from task to task. And unlike some laptops, the HP Pavilion g7-1375ea won’t singe your lap. It’s great at keeping itself relatively cool during extended periods of use, and makes little noise. Many of the latest games will perform well. Other more specialist gaming PCs are still a better option, but the HP Pavilion g7-1375ea still does the trick. This is where the large screen really pays off. The bright display is adept at showing off bright colours. If you own a HD TV, you can connect the two, to enjoy those games on a bigger screen. You could quite easily use the HP Pavilion g7-1375ea as a private bedroom television.

The bad

Unfortunately the HP Pavilion g7-1375ea suffers from the same problem that affects most laptops. Sound is not the best, and can be tinny at the best of times. The best bet here is to invest in a decent pair of earphones or speakers. The touchpad could also be better. It clearly works, but two finger scrolling feels unreliable. You’re better using a mouse here.

The bottom line

The HP Pavilion g7-1375ea is a great little (make that, big) laptop that offers pretty much everything one would need from a portable computer. Its performance is good, even playing games. Picture quality is spot on. Just be sure to invest in a pair of good pair of headphones.
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Anonymous

is a good laptop plays game good but if you do get game get them under the year of 2010 it plays minecraft on far no probs and is good for work

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