Update: The g6-2330dx has the same specs and a lower $400 price tag.
The HP Pavilion g6-2278dx is one of the latest g6-series 15.6-inch notebook configurations. The budget laptop, priced at $430, is made of black glossy plastics. Under the hood, it sports the AMD A8-4500M “Piledriver” quad-core processor with Radeon HD 7640 integrated graphics, 4GB of RAM, and a 640GB hard drive. The CPU is good enough for effortless completing of daily computing tasks, such as web surfing and office productivity.
The notebook has a chiclet keyboard and spacious trackpad with physical click buttons. On the right side, the laptop houses a DVD burner, USB, and power jack.
On the left, there are VGA, HDMI, Ethernet, two USBs, audio jacks, and a memory card reader.
HP Pavilion g6-2278dx Specifications
- Display: 15.6″ LED-backlit, BrightView glossy technology (1366 x 768 px)
- Processor: AMD Quad-Core A8-4500M APU, 1.9GHz CPU speed, 4MB cache
- Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 7640 integrated
- Memory: 4GB DDR3 SDRAM system memory
- Storage: 640GB HDD (5400 rpm)
- Optical drive: DVD burner
- Webcam: TrueVision HD webcam
- Audio: Dolby Advanced Audio, stereo speakers
- Network: Wireless-N, 10/100Base-T Ethernet LAN, no Bluetooth
- Input: full-size island-style keyboard with numeric pad and multitouch touchpad
- Ports and Slots: 2 USB 3.0 ports, 1 USB 2.0 port, 1 x HDMI, 1 x VGA, digital media card reader
- Battery: 6-cell lithium-ion battery
- Dimensions: 1.4 x 14.8 x 9.6 inches
- Weight: 5.5 pounds
- OS: Windows 8
- Warranty: 1-year
For some reason, another model, the g6-2238dx, has literally the same specifications and design as the g6-2278dx. However, the 2238dx is no longer available, so the 2278dx appears to be its replacement.