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HP G42-415DX Laptop with an AMD Athlon II

The HP (Model: G42-415DX) laptop features an AMD Athlon II processor, a 14″ display and Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium.

HP G42 415DX Laptop with an AMD Athlon II

HP G42-415DX Laptop with an AMD Athlon II

This laptop is powered by the AMD Athlon II p340 CPU.  This is a 64-bit, dual-core processor running at 2.2GHz.  This CPU has 1MB of L2 cache and uses only 25W. It’s part of AMD Vision Technology line up. This laptop comes with 3GB DDR3 memory and can be expanded to a maximum of 8GB.

The display is a 14.0” diagonal High-Definition HP BrightView LED display with a resolution of 1366×768.  That gives it an aspect ratio of 16:9 and native support for 720p HD content.  The screen is driven by the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250 graphics card. This has 256MB of dedicated memory and can support up to 1789MB 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 5400RPM.  This is a slow, 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. Symantec Norton Internet Security 2011 (60-day trial), Cyberlink Power DVD; Cyberlink YouCam; Cyberlink MediaShow, Cyberlink DVD Suit, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Office 2010 preloaded (needs a product key) and HP Games Powered by Wild Tangent.

This laptop measures 13.46″ x 8.97″ x 1.24″/1.43″ 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 4.25 hours of unplugged power.

You can find the HP G42-415DX laptop for around $350.

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