g4-2149se & g4-2169se HP Butterfly Blossom Special Edition

g4-2149se and g4-2169se HP Butterfly Blossom Special Edition

Walmart has started promoting the HP Butterfly Blossom Special Edition laptops, aimed at ladies and those who like flower and butterfly inspired graphics.

The retailer’s exclusive 14-inch colorful notebooks with 2012 Pavilion g-series glossy plastics design and white chiclet keyboards are offered in the form of the HP g4-2149se and HP g4-2169se configurations, priced at $498 and $628, respectively. The former and cheaper comes with the AMD A6-4400M “Piledriver” CPU from this year’s lineup and a 500GB hard drive, while the latter boasts the Intel Core i5-2450M from the 2011 “Sandy Bridge” family and a larger 640GB hard drive. Both have 4GB of RAM and a DVD burner.

Let’s check out how the two chips compare in PassMark CPU and graphics benchmarks:

AMD A6-4400M with Radeon HD 7520G: 2,809 CPU, 448 graphics
Intel Core i5-2450M with Intel HD 3000: 3,592 CPU, ~420 graphics

As you can see, the Intel-based option is better in terms of raw computing, while the AMD chip is slightly faster in graphics tasks.

The pricier g4-2169se is better than the g4-2149se in terms of connectivity due to Bluetooth included, while manufacturer’s claimed battery life for both models is the same: 5,5 hours.

Overall, both the g4-2149se and g4-2169se are decent systems for day-to-day operations, while their styling is obviously a matter of taste.

Also, it’s a matter of personal decision if the faster CPU, larger HDD, and included Bluetooth justify the $140 higher price tag on the Intel-based machine.

HP Butterfly Blossom Special Edition g4-2149se & g4-2169se Specifications

  g4-2149se g4-2169se
Display 14-inch BrightView (glossy) 1366×768
Processor AMD A6-4400M dual-core 2.7-3.2GHz, 1MB cache Intel Core i5-2450M dual-core 2.5-3.1GHz, 3MB cache
Graphics AMD Radeon HD 7520G integrated Intel HD 3000 integrated
Memory 4GB DDR3, expandable to 8GB, two slots
Storage 500GB 5,400rpm HDD 640GB 5,400rpm HDD
Optical Drive DVD writer
Webcam Yes, with microphone
Audio Stereo speakers
Network Wireless N, Ethernet LAN Wireless N, Ethernet LAN, Bluetooth
Ports 2 x USB 3.0 ports, 1 x USB 2.0, HDMI, VGA, 5-in-1 media card
reader
Input Chiclet keyboard, no numeric pad, multi-touch trackpad
Battery 6-cell lithium-ion 47Wh, up to 5.5 hours
Dimensions 1.41 x 13.66 x 9.07 
Weight Unknown
OS Windows 7 Home Premium
Warranty 1-year
Price $498 $628

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Danijel is a tech blogger who founded Laptoping in 2006. His specialty are Windows-based mobile PCs, from tablets and ultraportables to full blown gaming laptops.

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