March 21, 2012

HP Pavilion G7-1316dx : 17.3 Inch Display, AMD Dual-Core A4-3305M APU

This HP Pavilion G7-1316dx laptop comes equipped with 17.3 inch LED-backlit high-definition widescreen display with BrightView technology and 1600 x 900 resolution; 4GB DDR3 memory which is expandable to 8 GB; 320GB hard drive with 5400 rpm - much better if it has 7200 RPM; Multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW optical disk drive; Multiformat media reader that supports Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, MultiMediaCard, Secure Digital and xD-Picture Card formats and built-in webcam with microphone.

This HP Pavilion G7-1316dx also features AMD Dual-Core A4-3305M Accelerated Processor that has 1.9 GHz base clock speed and is capable of overclocking automatically up to 2.5 GHz because of Turbo Core technology. It has an integrated graphics controller called Radeon HD 6480G that supports DirectX 11 with a maximum of 400 cores. The integrated GPU Radeon HD 6480G provides only 160 cores clocked at 593MHz.

In terms of connectivity, the HP Pavilion G7-1316dx laptop comes with 3 high-speed USB 2.0 ports – much better if it has at least USB 3.0 port; built-in high-speed wireless LAN (802.11n); built-in 10/100/1000 Mbps Fast Ethernet LAN; Bluetooth; VGA and HDMI output port. It has 6-cell lithium-ion battery that can give you up to 6 hours of battery life. It comes in HP Imprint finish in charcoal gray style. It measures 1.4" x 16.2" x 10.6” and weighs about 6.1 pounds.

This HP Pavilion G7-1316dx runs on Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64-bit operating system. It is priced at about $400.