HP Pavilion G71t Review

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HP-Pavilion-G71t-1-275x300The HP Pavilion G71t is a notebook laptop that hails from HP’s entertainment notebook range that is targeted at the budget market. It allows for fast searching, easy browsing, and simple ways to connect. In terms of design, the HP Pavilion G71t features a long-lasting high-gloss imprint finish that is available in black and silver. It also has a simple touch control panel and touchpad design with icons. Besides that, there is also a full-size colour matched keyboard. The HP Pavilion G71t also incorporates an Intel Graphics Media Accelerator graphics card and features improved multitasking with the latest Intel dual core processor. It is also suitable for business usage.

The HP Pavilion G71t measures 16.24 in x 10.90 in x 1.42 in ~ 1.77 in (L x W x H) in dimension and weighs approximately 6.72 lbs. It also comes under a one-year HP warranty on hardware with 30 days free limited software as well as Total Care friendly, expert, around the clock assistance that is accessible via phone, e-mail and on-line chat. Not only that, it also comes with a 60 day subscription for Norton Internet Security. There is a 5-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader, 3 USB 2.0 ports, one headphone out port and one microphone in port. Additional ports include VGA, RJ-45, and HDMI. Besides that, the HP Pavilion G71t also has two accessible memory slots that can support a maximum of 4 GB of memory expansion. In terms of audio features, the HP Pavilion G71t incorporates built-in Altec Lansing stereo speakers. As for multimedia and entertainment features, the HP Pavilion G71t features HP MediaSmart and HP Games by Wild Tangent. It also has an integrated network card with 10/ 100 BASE-T Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 connector) capabilities. In terms of its display, the HP Pavilion G71t sports an HD+ High Definition HP LED BrightView Widescreen Display that measures 17.3 inches diagonally with a resolution of 1600 x 900 pixels. There is also a built-in optical drive storage that can either be a LightScribe SuperMulti 8X DVD +/- RW with double layer support, or LightScribe Blu-Ray ROM with SuperMulti DVD+/ -R/ RW Double layer. The HP Pavilion G71t also has a built in web camera situated right above the display, as well as an integrated microphone for video conferencing. It is powered by a 6-cell lithium ion battery. Besides that, it also comes with photography software including Roxio PhotoShow, as well as DVD/ CD burner and movie software including Cyberlink DVD Suite Premium 6. Not only that, there is also back-up and media management features including Roxio BackOnTrack 3 Deluxe. The HP Pavilion G71t also includes a pair of Mobile Stereo Earbud Headphones in the package. There is also an integrated 56K Modem port. The HP Pavilion G71t operates on a genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit operating system that also comes with a system recovery DVD. Besides that, the HP Pavilion G71t runs on a processor with a choice of Intel Pentium Processor T4300 (2.1 GHz, 1 MB L2 Cache, 800 MHz FSB), Intel Pentium Processor T4400 (2.2 GHz, 1 MB L2 Cache, 800 MHz FSB), Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T6600 (2.2 GHz, 2 MB L2 Cache, 800 MHz FSB), and Intel Core 2 Duo Processor P7550 (2.26 GHz, 3 MB L2 Cache, 1066 MHz FSB). As for its system memory, it incorporates 2 GB of DDR2 SDRAM (2 Dimm) with the option for a free upgrade to 3 GB DDR2 System Memory (2 DIMM). In terms of storage, the HP Pavilion G71t has an internal hard disk drive that has a capacity of 250 GB 5400 rpm SATA Hard Drive with the option of a free upgrade to 320 GB 5400 rpm SATA hard drive.


“This laptop is very good if you think of its low price. And it even has a few things other more expensive laptops don’t: personalization and Wireless. If you think of its price you will realize that this is a very good deal. I will give it a rating of 3 out of 5 stars. To conclude this review, if you are on a budget, this laptop is perfect for you!
Although not the best in its class, featuring an Intel Pentium T4300 processor, 2 GB of DDR2 RAM, a Wireless-G Card, and an an Intel 4500M Media Accelerator, the HP G71t is a good laptop. It lacks some power, DDR3 compatibility, and a standalone graphics card. However, for under $570, this is a bargain! This HP G71t review was created to show you both the good and the bad parts of this laptop.
(EzineArticles, 2009)

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