HP Pavilion g7-2235dx

HP Pavilion g7-2235dx

The 17.3-inch HP Pavilion g7 desktop replacement notebook is available on the market in countless configurations with Intel and AMD processors. The HP Pavilion g7-2235dx is one of them, with the brand new 2012 g-series design, Windows 8, and the AMD Quad-Core A8-4500M processor as the main characteristics. If you are interested in some benchmark results of the A8, you can check out our earlier post about the HP m6-1035dx, which packs the same CPU in the 15.6-inch form factor. In short, its as fast as a 3rd Generation Intel Core i5 dual-core chip, while its integrated AMD 7640G graphics is better than Intel’s HD 4000. The included RAM amount of 4GB is a standard for today’s laptops, while the 640GB hard disk is more spacious than commonly used 500GB units.

Design of the g7-2235dx is a simple one, with black glossy plastics all over the chassis, complemented by a chiclet keyboard with numeric pad, but no backlight.

This notebook offers a decent performance in its desktop replacement category, but not the sleekest design. However, its price of $450 every budget-minded shopper looking for a big-screen laptop will want to pay.

Update: A 15.6-inch version of the same laptop is now available. It’s the g6-2238dx, selling for $50 less.

HP Pavilion g7-2235dx Specifications:

  • Display: 17.3″ LED-backlit HD widescreen display (1600 x 900 pixels)
  • Processor: AMD Quad-Core A8-4500M Accelerated Processor, 1.9 GHz CPU (up to 2.8 GHz w/ Turbo Core)
  • Graphics: MD Radeon HD 7640G integrated graphics
  • Memory: 4GB DDR3 SDRAM memory
  • Storage: 640GB hard drive (5400 rpm)
  • Optical drive: DVD burner
  • Webcam: yes
  • Audio: Stereo speakers, Dolby Advanced Audio
  • Network: Wireless-N, Gigabit LAN, no Bluetooth
  • Input: full-size keyboard with numeric pad, textured multitouch touchpad and on/off button
  • Ports and Slots: 2 USB 3.0; 1 USB 2.0, HDMI and VGA video ports, multi-in-one media card reader
  • Battery: 6-cell lithium-ion battery
  • Dimensions: 1.5 x 16.2 x 10.5 inches
  • Weight: 6.6 pounds
  • OS: Windows 8
  • Warranty: 1-year

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Danijel is a tech writer who founded Laptoping in 2006. His specialty are Windows-based laptops, 2-in-1 convertibles, and tablet PCs.

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  1. Well if it would run 16 gig of random access memory I think it would be one of the fastest and nicest laptops since you can find them used for 300.00 aND purchase the ram for about a 100.00 and the quad core processed with turbo will fly through the toughest tasks and play any game easily

    • You mean RAM ?? HP had 2 slots , so 1 comes with 4GB and the other can also take 4GB max , but the hard drive you can change it anytime you want

      • Are you sure it’s not 16GB max between the 2 slots? I’ve been reading conflicting figures on the web on that.

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