HP Pavilion 15.6" AMD Quad-Core Laptop
Shipping Options:: $5 Standard
Shipping Estimates: Ships in 3-5 business days (Wednesday, Jul 23 to Monday, Jul 28) + transit
Condition: Factory Reconditioned
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This would be perfect for a college student.
Is there a misprint on the model?
From the Specs:
I don’t see this one on HP’s website.
The title states HP Pavilion 15-g029wm
How upgradeable is the memory? And any links for what memory I should buy? Looks like a pretty nice deal if I could bump it up to 8gb without much trouble.
Per page 65 of the Manual I posted above, the AMD models only have 1 RAM slot. Looks like it can go to 8GB at a glance.
The Manual lists this spec for the RAM: 8-GB (PC3L, 12800, 1600-MHz)
HP part #693374-001
I emailed the buyers for clarification. I know sometimes numbers get changed, but I’ll update when I know more.
Does anyone know what it takes to install Windows 7 on this model? It looks like HP sells them with Windows 7: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/documentSubCategory?tmp_rule=34845&tmp_task=useCategory&cc=us&dlc=en&lang=en&lc=en&product=6761882. Can you ask them for a recovery disk for 7 and use that?
I used to do HP support - if the policy is the same now as it was before, then no. They only provide you the recovery media for the OS your unit came with - no other recovery media will work.
Installing Windows 7 should be relatively simple, as most of the drivers are available on HP’s website and /should/ work with Win7. You just have to purchase (or otherwise obtain) a full copy of the software.
This one looks like a decent machine for those who don’t really want to have or use a computer but need one for communications or office-based applications.
A review of the CPU:
“The AMD A4-5000 is a mobile quad-core SoC for low-end laptops…
Due to the low clock speed of 1.5 GHz, the performance in poorly parallelized applications is quite modest and just slightly above the old E2-1800. However, if all 4 cores are busy, the performance equals the Sandy-Bridge-based Core i3-2377M. For office and multimedia tasks, the A4-5000 has sufficient power; however, it will reach its limits in more demanding applications and games…
Many recent games (as of 2013) are therefore hardly playable. However, some older or less demanding games will run fluently.” -sauce (notebookcheck)
Either way, though, this is a nice and cheap machine for anyone that doesn’t need a workhorse. I will likely snag one to be a loaner machine when customers bring theirs in for repair.
The model number in the specs was the one that was off. The model 15-g029wm in the specs is correct.
Wondering how good this would work for older games? I understand it won’t be playing even something like Crysis at max settings, but I wouldn’t mind installing some older games (think mid-to-late “00’s” RTS/RPG… Probably The Witcher is the most modern I would play).
EDIT: Nevermind, just read some reviews…
I only need a laptop for Facebooking, online shopping and to store my pics and music. No gaming or working. Good deal for me?
Thank you for your response.
I’d snap this up in a second if it didn’t have Windows 8. I have that on my new desktop and I can barely use it, it’s so hard to access anything. Give me back the Start menu!!! Leave the fancy stuff to iPhone and Android.
Did you upgrade to Window 8.1? Things are a bit better using the desktop.