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HP 15-g274nr Decent Budget Notebook For Daily Specs Review

Are you on the market for a HP 15.6 inch laptop? There are many affordable laptop that has released from Hewlett-Packard Development Company, but if the price is your biggest concern, we think you should consider to buying new HP 15-g274nr 15.6 inch notebook. Yeah, the HP 15 AMD A6-5200 laptop is not promises ultimate performance. The 15-g274nr laptop’s graphics performance also a bit disappointed. But if you only need a decent machine for daily use, the newest HP 15 inch laptop series still promises smooth performance and provides big value for the money.

Comes with the AMD A6-5200 quad core processor as the heart, the HP 15-g274nr notebook is may not provides big performance. But with the 4GB of DDR3L memory that incorporated with the 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 8.1 as the operating system, the newest HP 15 laptop series still provides more than enough power for day to day mobile computing tasks, such as rich internet browsing, watch and streaming HD video or working with daily productivity tasks, such as MS Word and MS Office. As an internal storage, the 500GB of SATA hard disk offers enough space to store thousand of media files. There are also media card reader for SD card and SuperMulti DVD burner for load and burn CDs and DVDs cassettes.

Though the 15-g274nr laptop is completely made out of plastic, but with solid Jet black that combined with small Toshiba logo on the cover and Toshiba finished design, the laptop looks more robust and sturdy than they really are. The 4.83 lbs Jet Black laptop which measures around at 14.88 x 10.20 x 1.00 inch is still pretty light and sleek for travel companion. No word on battery life, but like the previous model, the 3-cell Lithium Polymer g274nr battery still gives at least five hours of battery runtime between charge.

HP 15-g274nr sports 15.6 inch High Definition widescreen display and can produce a maximum internal resolution at 1366 x 768 pixels. The WLED-backlit display with a new Toshiba BrightView technology delivers fairly crisp, good brightness and natural color for watching and streaming 720p video. Yeah, the AMD Radeon HD 8400 as graphics engine is not designed for running 3D editing video and demanding 3D games, but still provides enough power for handle light home editing video and play casual games. There is also a standard front facing web camera with internal digital microphone for Skype video communication and video recording. You also can share and watch video and movies in bigger HDTV, thanks to the HDMI port.


As a modern machine, the newest HP 15 laptop series also equipped with full range of connectivity features, such as 3.5mm combo jack for headphone and microphone, few USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports, WiFi, Bluetooth, Ethernet LAN and more. The built in stereo speakers with DTS Studio Sound+ technology offered fairly clear and loud audio for multimedia and entertainment.

HP 15-g274nr Notebook Review
HP 15-g274nr 15.6 inch Decent Daily Notebook

Detail HP 15-g274nr 15.6 inch Notebook Full Specifications

  1. Price : Starting at $399
  2. Design : HP Finished design in HP Pearl White
  3. Processor : 2.0 GHz AMD A6-5200 APU
  4. Processor Features : 2MB L2 Cache with 4 cores and 2.0 GHz speeds
  5. Memory : 4GB DDR3L SDRAM 1600 MHz DDR3L SDRAM, 1 slot
  6. Storage : 500GB Serial ATA, speed of 5400RPM
  7. Graphics Card : AMD Radeon HD 8400 graphics
  8. Display : 15.6-inch diagonal High Definition display
  9. Display Features : WLED-backlit with HP BrightView technology, 1366 x 768 pixels native resolution
  10. Optical Drive : SuperMulti DVD burner
  11. Webcam : High Definition camera, HP TrueVision technology
  12. Audio : built in stereo speakers with DTS Studio Sound+ technology, internal digital microphone
  13. Keyboard : Full-size non-backlit keyboard with numeric keypad and island-style design.
  14. Connectivity : Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n wireless WLAN, Bluetooth, 10/100BASE-T Ethernet LAN
  15. I/O Interface : 3.5mm Headphone-out/microphone-in combo jack, USB 3.0, HDMI, RJ45, 2x USB 2.0
  16. Dimension : 14.88 x 10.20 x 1.00 inch
  17. Weight : 4.83 lbs
  18. Battery : 3-cell Lithium Polymer battery
  19. Other Features : SD card reader slot, Skype, Kensington MicroSaver lock slot, HP Connected Drive, CyberLink YouCam, Microsoft Games, CyberLink PowerDVD, HP Quick Access to Miracast and more

Comes with a starting price only around at $399 (Walmart price) and powered by AMD A6-5200 APU, the HP 15-g274nr 15.6 inch notebook is still a really great deal for a budget laptop shopper who need a decent machine for daily use. So, what do you think? If you think the laptop’s performance is not enough for your activity, you should check the Toshiba Satellite C55B5142 (C55-B5142) with Intel Core i5-5200U processor and 8GB of RAM for better option.

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