HP G61-320US – 15.6-Inch Laptop Review (4.25 Hours Battery Life, Windows 7)

Specifications: When it comes to value for money, HP pushes the limit with ever new entry-level laptop model. The new HP G61-320US is currently one of the most affordable 15-inch laptop models in the market. This new 15.6-inch model comes with a 2.1Ghz AMD Athlon processor, Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit), 3GB of DDR2 RAM and a 250GB hard drive. From it specs, it is evident that this model is designed for the average PC user who often use their laptops for checking their e-mails, surfing the web and running moderate/light applications. For graphics rendering, this laptop has an ATI Radeo HD graphics card and it also has a 15.6-inch HD display (1366 x 768 resolution). Some of its other features include an 8x DVD drive, a memory card reader, 802.11b/g wi-fi connectivity and 3 USB ports.

Design: The G61-320US laptop measures at 14.89 x 9.93 x 1.38 inches and weighs in at 5.9 pounds. Its external casing, keyboard and screen bezel has a high-gloss black surface. The area round the keyboard and the track pad on the other hand, is silver in color giving the whole laptop a nice contrast. Overall this laptop has a classic and professional look.

Features & Performance: Thanks to the very streamlined Windows 7 and the set of competent specs, our experience with this very affordable laptop model was delightful. The 6-cell battery on the HP G61-320US can last up 4.25 hours on a single charge, which is quite good for a 15-inch laptop model. The huge HD screen and the very capable Altec Lansing speakers also make watching videos on this laptop a great experience. One of my favorite features on the new G61-320US would of course, be in is price. At the time of writing, this model is selling for just around $499 per unit, making it a great buy for anyone who is looking for an affordable and capable laptop model.

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