Choosing a new laptop means that you will have to decide between several models.Price and type of technology alone do not justify the choice of a model.We’ve put this G7 Notebook through some tests based on how you’re going to use it.
This article will help you make the right choice according to your needs.
G7 Notebook the right choice for surfing the internet?
Even if your use is limited to surfing the Web, writing e-mails and sometimes using an Excel spreadsheet, the minimum computer quality is essential.It is necessary to be able to count on a quality laptop that will not let you down in 2 years, due to obsolescence.In fact, it’s all about finding a product with the right price/quality ratio. You only have to take it in your hand to see that the material is of quality.
By putting on the market the G7 Notebook, HP offers a well thought-out product of very good quality.
The screen is quite large, with 15.6 inches. Not necessarily easy to carry around. The computer is equipped with a relatively old processor, the AMD A4-9125. By investing in this laptop, you take the risk of immediate obsolescence. For a few euros more, it is possible to switch to more powerful processors. So certainly, with this laptop you have enough resources for internet surfing and word processing, but you may have to change it in less than 5 years. With less than a 4 Gb of RAM, it G7 Notebook is a fair one. It will be a very good idea to spend a few extra euros to upgrade your computer with an extra 2Gb or 4Gb. Thanks to this, the laptop will allow a more fluid navigation.
The 256 Gb make this laptop a mid-range laptop in terms of available space. In any case, it should be enough for a use like surfing the web. HP comes with this G7 Notebook a laptop that you’ll keep for a few years before it becomes obsolete.
Additional point concerning autonomy: 7 hours of tranquility. It is in the average range of what is done with today’s battery technology. It would be more interesting for the same price, to buy a desktop or a tablet, more powerful on the part autonomy and web surfing.
The G7 Notebook- the right model for streaming and videos ?
The G7 Notebook will now allow you to go beyond the exclusive use for work and will also serve as a tool for digital entertainment. A blend of your TV, stereo and media players in one machine. We discovered through the tests we put it to, that it is one of the best on the market. In this section we will look at features such as screen size, resolution, built-in speakers.
HP presents this model in a large size version. It is one of the largest, with a screen size of only a few 15.6 inches, and it has a good resolution of 1366×768. This model has a wide screen that will be essential for viewing your movies and streaming video. Very good quality rendering, both in brightness and image detail.
Note that one eliminatory criteria for some nomadic users is its weight; here this model weighs 2 kg, partly because of the screen size.
The glossy screen option is not possible on this model; it would have made the display easier to read. This results in poorer quality in environments with intermediate to low light levels. The display legibility will therefore be a little off.
In short, you’ll prefer this finish for daytime movie viewing.
For the sound part, the G7 Notebook is equipped with a correct sound card and speakers. We tested it with movies and music at maximum volume. Even if the result is good, be aware that even the best laptops will never beat a hi-fi system on this point. If necessary, you can later supplement with external elements if you consider the results too insufficient.
Obsolescence has already striken this laptop, equipped with a processor AMD A4-9125 that is several years old now. The consequence will be that it will be less quiet and therefore will consume more electricity. It’s still acceptable in audio/video mode, you only need to launch one application at a time.
Equipped with the AMD Radeon R3 graphic card, and with 4 Gb of RAM, you will be able to see your movies and even do photo editing if needed. This will obviously be a bit light if you want to do 3D imaging, but will suit your needs.
Regarding the connectivity part, HP has made efforts with available 4 ports. It’s better than the competition. Plenty of room to connect your mouse, speakers and other USB keys.
About the batteries, be aware that you will have some time before you have to reconnect the power. You have 7 hours of autonomy in unplugged mode, which is in the average.
The G7 Notebook- the right model to stay connected while travelling ?
It’s a laptop, it folds like a laptop, but because of its size and weight, nothing makes G7 Notebook to be easily carried around. This seems to be the issue that the HP didn’t really take into account in the design of this G7 Notebook. It only fits in a computer bag dedicated to its size, and if you decide to take it in your suitcase, it will be at the expense of clothes, it is so big.
Forget about vacations and commuting.
An acceptable gap regarding the displacement of this G7 Notebook of 2 Kg. It is easy to carry even if you prefer the ultra slim models of the competition. On the other hand, it is also pleasant to use it to surf the internet or write e-mails. Its weight is a disadvantage, but the15.6 inches screen will make it an advantage when writing e-mails or doing word processing.
The designers of this did not consider it useful to integrate the backlit keyboard. But, unless you work in the dark, you won’t see the point.
We enjoy viewing on this screen which displays deep and vivid colours. The screen shows an interesting result.
This model offers a pleasant user comfort. Good image definition and a matt anti-reflective tile that you’ll appreciate when you’re outdoors, with no sun glare.
CPU AMD A4-9125 power consumption is a bit high considering the performance of the laptop.
The result is a poorer autonomy. Furthermore, these figures reflect an estimate of HP; the reality is closer to 70% of this value.
As for the autonomy , the batteries will allow you to use it for about 7 hours.
Reduce the risk of breakage when traveling with an OS installed on an SSD, and storing on a standard HD, this model provides a total of 256 Gb of space. This double disk technology allows to record the operating system on the principle of the usb key, and to store personal data on a standard disk but more resistant in time. This reduces the noise caused by the movement of the read/write heads of the standard disk and preserves the storage capacity. For those who want more space, you will then have the option of a cloud account.
When away on business, your laptop will mostly stay at the hotel. And the only times you’ll have to carry it will be between the bus or train and your hotel room. Indeed, because of its size, 15.6 inches, you have there, one of the largest laptops of the moment.
At the connector level, this model provides 4 inputs. That makes it one of the best equipped models on the market.
The techno bluetooth of this model will allow you to connect locally to any type of device that accepts this communication protocol: phone, connected speakers, car…
Because of all these elements, we do not recommend this G7 Notebook for travel use.
The G7 Notebook for audio or video editing ?
For this type of use, it seems necessary to turn to a high-performance product. With this G7 Notebook, you can be sure you have the right machine. Since the last generation designed by HP, there have been many improvements on the components. The parallel processing of tasks with Windows 10 Pro are perfectly suited for audio or video editing.
The components and applications of this laptop are for basic use. Nothing will stop you from modifying photos, videos and music, despite a processor AMD A4-9125 that is almost obsolete. The general design is now too old to consider this type of use in a pro version.
This model has both an SSD disk for fast boot time and a conventional disk for backup. Here, the laptop advantageously has a good space of storage. This model offers the best possibilities with a storage space of 256 Gb. HP offers a computer among the best in its category. You won’t have to worry about storage space for your audio and video creations. And if necessary, via its USB port, you can transfer files at high speed to external drives.
In terms of autonomy,the HPkept it simple. For 7 hours of autonomy, you have a little time to work on your edits. A duration which is on the other hand equivalent to the other machines at the moment.
On the connection side, the G7 Notebooki s equipped with USB 3 technology. This model will allow you to connect to an external storage drive for even more space when your local disk is full. With a throughput about 10 times faster than the previous standard (USB 2.0), you will be able to easily transfer all your video and audio files.
By choosing this G7 Notebook, know that you will be well beyond what most laptops offer. Perfectly designed for audio video use. And for the right price/quality ratio.
The G7 Notebook for online or local games.
If the question you are asking yourself is “Can I play games with this laptop?” then the answer is yes, even though most computers today can meet this need. Gone are the days of having to play where the computer is fixed; now you can play anywhere. On this G7 Notebook, HP has implemented a cooling system perfectly dimensioned for advanced uses of online games.
With only 1366×768, this model is below standard ones. In fact, the game phases will present lower quality images.
The technological evolution being wha it is, this model does much less than many other laptops. Ideal for old design games, it has difficulty restoring the images and colors of the latest online games. In other words it is a good design model, but due to the lower power of the graphics card, it is less efficient for gaming.
For most games, this model will be suitable for gaming mode. It corresponds to a median choice, neither extremely powerful nor too expensive.
A space of 256 Gb to save your data; this is in the average of what other brands offer. Useful for local games; as there are still many of them, even though online games are progressing.
A better access to wifi on this G7 Notebook that is standard equipped with the 5GHz band. A guarantee of quality that will allow, if your living area is equipped with it, to have a faster and generally more reliable web access.
As far as space requirements are concerned, this computer weighs 2 Kg and is 15.6 inches sized; it is in the average range of other laptops.
By offering 7 hours of autonomy, this computer is in the middle of the market.
Clearly, a good quality rendering on the graphics, a size of 15.6 inches, thin and rather light (2 Kg), make this G7 Notebook an excellent one for a video game use. Cheaper than many other less powerful laptops. Perfect for a sustained gaming session!
G7 Notebook for office automation ?
Although this does not affect the majority of users, it is important to know the OS of this hardware. For those of you who are users of specific operating systems, your choice will probably not head towards this model. ThisG7 Notebook is in any case perfectly suited for office use.
Customary of this OS, HP has chosen as usual. In this case, it is Windows 10 Pro.
In contrast to other larger models, this model is in the middle of the pack in terms of space requirements. Its weight of 2 Kg is not too high for a mobile computer.
This computer was really designed for office use. Hence the good idea to offer a default number pad as a complement.
This G7 Notebook eliminates the problems of light reflection on the screen, as it has a matt finish. With less or no glare, this screen will also stay cleaner for longer.an advantage when working on the screen several hours.
Under normal conditions of use, i.e. during the day, you will have no difficulty with the absence of a backlit keyboard.
About storage, this model has average space . About 256 Gb, more than enough for office use.
In short, it G7 Notebook is perfectly suited for word processing and spreadsheet use. Well thought out in terms of ergonomics.
The G7 Notebook – in summary
The key to choosing a new laptop is to clearly define your needs; it’s good in almost any conditions of use. And it’s all at an affordable price – G7 Notebook from HP.
This model does not seem relevant to us for :
– travel use
Also, we suggest this laptop on :
– surfing on the internet
– listening to music and watching videos
– making audio and video editing
– playing video games
– office tasks