The HP Pavilion g6-2231dx is a laptop which comes bundled with an 8GB Flash drive, notebook sleeve, and Kaspersky anti-virus for a total price of $380. This price tag recommends the g6-2231dx over the g6-2320dx, because the latter has the same specifications without any bundled extras for the same amount of money.
Speaking of specs, HP’s g6-2231dx is an entry-class laptop with the AMD A6-4400M dual core processor incrporating the Radeon HD 7520G integrated graphics, 4GB of RAM, a 500GB hard drive, DVD burner, stereo speakers, webcam, HDMI, three USB ports, Bluetooth, and a six-cell battery.
These features are packed into a glossy black chassis with a chiclet-style keyboard in the center.
Overall, the laptop is good for everyday use, but we would still recommend a system with an Intel Core processor, such as the Toshiba Satellite C855-S5111 with a Core i3 chip for $380. It doesn’t come bundled with a sleeve, anti-virus, and flash drive, but these additions are pretty much cheap even if you buy them separately and the i3 is far better than the A6.
Update: This model without extras is now $400, but the newer g6-2321dx is $350 and the only difference is that it has no Bluetooth.
HP Pavilion g6-2231dx Specifications
- Display: 15.6-inch 1366×768-pixel display, glossy
- Processor: AMD A6-4400M CPU with 2 cores, 2.7GHz clock speed, and 1MB of Cache
- Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 7520G integrated GPU
- Memory: 4GB DDR3, max. 8GB
- Storage: 500GB hard drive at 5400rpm
- Optical drive: DVD writer
- Webcam: TrueVision HD
- Audio: Stereo speakers, Dolby Advanced Audio technology
- Network: 802.11n Wi-Fi, Ethernet LAN, Bluetooth
- Input: chiclet-style keyboard with numeric keypad, textured multitouch touchpad
- Ports and Slots: 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0, 1 x HDMI, 1 x VGA, multi-format card reader
- Battery: 6-cell lithium-ion
- Dimensions: 1.4″ x 14.8″ x 9.6″
- Weight: 5.5 lbs
- OS: Windows 8
- Warranty: 1-year