The HP g6-1d01dx 15.6″ laptop is a part of Best Buy’s very attractive product bundle (http://bit.ly/MNg0lp), additionally including a notebook sleeve, wireless mouse, flash drive, and free antivirus software.
Priced at only $380, the back-to-school bundle is a very affordable computing solution for students. The hardware characteristics of the g6-1d01dx are sufficient to meet everyday work, study and occasional entertainment needs. The AMD A4-3305M dual-core processor is capable to take care of word processing, spreadsheet editing, presentation creation, web surfing and email, as well as high-definition multimedia playback. Its PassMark benchmark score is 1,467 points, whereas Intel’s commonly used Pentium B950 and Core i3-2310 score 1,950 and 2,622, respectively. However, in mentioned everyday tasks the difference is not much noticeable, but for some more demanding stuff like video editing the difference is more significant. The AMD Radeon HD 6480G integrated graphics located on the CPU itself isn’t good for gaming, according to PassMark. Its score is 359, while the popular (and also weak for gaming) Intel HD 3000 has 421 points.
RAM and hard drive amounts are basic – 4GB and 320GB, and the notebook also has a 1366×768 screen resolution, DVD burner, webcam with mic, HDMI out, three USB ports, and the well known Pavilion g6 plastics-based design from 2011 in Pewter color. Overall, it’s a well-rounded budget notebook, with no extras except the built-in Bluetooth module.
Regarding other stuff included in the bundle, the sleeve is the Targus TSS588US made of water-resistant neoprene material and with a debossed-graphic exterior, while the wireless mouse is the copmact-sized Logitech M315 with a small “nano” USB receiver and 1 x AA battery. The USB memory stick is the PNY Attache with 8GB of capacity, and finally anti-virus is made by Kaspersky. The free of charge period for anti-virus is 1 year.
HP g6-1d01dx Specifications
• Screen: 15.6″ 1366×768
• Processor: AMD A4-3305M Dual-Core, 1MB cache, 1.9-2.5GHz
• Graphics: Radeon HD 6480G GPU
• RAM: 4GB DDR3, expandable to 8GB
• Hard drive: 320GB at 5,400rpm
• Networking: 802.11n wireless, Ethernet LAN, Bluetooth 2.0
• Webcam and Mic: Yes
• Audio: Altec Lansing stereo speakers, SRS Premium Sound technology
• Ports / Slots: 3 x USB 2.0 ports, HDMI, VGA, multi-in-1 card reader
• Battery: 6-cell 47WHr lithium-ion
• Dimensions: 1.4″ x 14.7″ x 9.7″
• Weight: 5.2 lbs
• OS: Windows 7 Home Premium
• Warranty: 1-year