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HP G42-230US Laptop with an AMD Turion II

The HP (model: G42-230US) laptop features an AMD Turion II processor, a 14″ display, and Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium.

HP G42 230US Laptop with an AMD Turion II

HP G42-230US Laptop AMD Turion II

The processor in this laptop is the AMD Turion II model P520. This is a 64-bit, dual-core processor running at 2.3GHz.  It has 2MB of L2 cache and was built using a 45nm process. The system comes with 4GB of DDR3 memory and can be expanded to 8GB.

The screen is a 14″ LED high-definition display with HP BrightView technology for stunning clarity.  The resolution is 1366×768 which gives you a 16:9 aspect ratio, and native support for 720p HD content.  The screen is driven by the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250 graphics card.  This has 128MB of dedicated memory and can support up to 1405MB of dynamically allocated shared graphics memory.  Shared memory slows your system down during graphically intensive processes like games.

For storage this system has a 320GB Serial ATA (SATA) hard drive running at 7200RPM.  This is a speedy, midsize drive, but still big enough to be useful. The optical drive is a SuperMulti 8X DVD±R/RW with Double Layer Support.  The 5-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader for Secure Digital cards, MultiMedia cards, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, or xD Picture cards offers a bit of extra storage oomph if needed.

For networking you can use the built-in 10/100 Ethernet port using the RJ-45 port. For wireless you get an integrated 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi adapter for all your unplugged web needs. You also get a webcam and microphone to use those networking options for video chatting.

External ports include 3 high-speed USB 2.0 ports, 1 HDMI port for connecting to an HDTV, 1 VGA port for connecting an external monitor, 1 headphone out and 1 microphone in. You also get a 101-key compatible with full-size keyboard with One touch launch keys and Action keys. The pointing device is a Touch Pad with integrated On/Off button and 2 way scroll pad support.

This laptop comes installed Genuine Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition. Other software includes Adobe Reader, Cyberlink Power DVD and more. Microsoft Office Starter 2010 also included (product key required for activation; sold separately).

This laptop measures 13.5″ x 9″ x 1.4″ and weighs 4.85 pounds.  This laptop comes with a 65W AC adapter and a 6-cell (47WHr) Lithium-ion battery pack that provides up to 4 hours of unplugged power.

You can find the HP G42-230US laptop for around $530.

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