Like it or not HP are still a major brand in the laptop sector, but it is the company’s high end machines that are getting all of the glory these days and yet a new edition to the Pavilion G Series range is as far as you can get from those expensive machines. The g6-1d21dx is a variation of the 2011 model and even though this is priced to attract the budget end of the market, it is still an HP laptop through and through; the specs and features are comparable with other brands that do not have the prestige of the HP brand name.
This laptop comes with the middle range 15.6 inch widescreen display with LED backlight and BrightView technology, offering a 1366 × 768 of pixel resolution with a glossy coating and built-in web camera. It is running on the Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium operating system and powered the AMD Quad Core A6-3420M processor with a 1.5 GHz default and up to 2.4 GHz while in Turbo mode and a 4 MB L2 cache. The graphics and video are powered by the AMD Radeon HD 6520G discrete-class graphics card, while there is 4 GB of DDR3 included the option to expand up to 8 GB if required and there is a reasonable 320 GB 5,400 rpm hard disk drive (HDD) for storage.
For networking there is no Bluetooth available but there is the built in 10/100 Base-T Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 connector) and Wireless B+G+N LAN available. Other features include the SRS Premium Sound audio technology, three standard style USB 2.0 ports, HDMI & VGA display ports and the ever useful multi into one media card reader. The size of this laptop comes in at 1.4 inches (H) x 14.7 inches (W) x 9.7 inches (D) and it weighs in at 5.2 pounds but that is with the 6 cell Lithium-Ion battery pack installed.
This is clearly a budget laptop, but it is by HP and they have put the starting price at just $350!