Expert Review of HP Pavilion G4 Series G4-2036TU Laptop
Situated in California - US, Helwitt-Packard or HP provides solution, technologies and product to businesses and individuals. Other than creating fully-functional notebook PCs and peripheral devices, HP deals with small to medium sized organisations for their technology solutions. A pick from HP's own treasure, HP Pavilion G4 Series G4-2036TU Laptop can be considered as an incredible price with mid-end spec-sheet packed in an attractive price. It does not give you the specifications of a ultra-high performer but still is able to deliver good performance that is ideal for light media consumption, web surfing, mailing etc. while giving you wide viewing angles, strong audio and a comfortable keyboard.
HP Pavilion G4 Series G4-2036TU Laptop sports a simple design that is classy and sophisticated. It feels sturdy despite being made of plastic. You get glossy finish on the machine that looks elegant, though it is prone to fingerprints. The screen has been bordered with matte plastic. Measuring just 341mm X 231mm X 30mm and weighing only 2.19kg, the HP device offers carrying ease. You are not going to be bothered by the weight or the dimensions while travelling.
With Intel core i5 third generation processor clocking at 2.53GHz and supported by 4GB RAM, you get a decent performance that lets you handle everyday computing tasks easily and smoothly. You can easily store hundreds of files in the 500GB HDD offered by the system. The Windows 7 Home Basic platform further elevates the system’s performance. All the routine tasks like word processing, web surfing, etc. are easily handled and as a result multitasking is facilitated. The keys on the keyboard have a raised top and are evenly spaced out. You get a pleasant typing experience as the keyboard rests in a recessed well on the deck of the device. Thee keys offer good tactile feedback with little flex. The Touchpad has a textured surface and offers good friction for accurate movement of the cursor. It can handle a variety of multi-touch gestures easily from three finger swipes to pinch-to-zoom. A depression on the upper left corner of the touchpad gestures off and on with a double tap. You can play and burn DVDs and CDs with the SuperMulti DVD Drive present on the machine. On a single charge, the battery of the HP laptop lasts up to three hours powered by the six cell Lithium Ion battery.
HP Pavilion G4 Series G4-2036TU Laptop offers you Intel HD Graphics 4000 graphics processor that lets you play all the basic games with ease. The quality of the already bright display is enhanced with this powerful processor that makes sure that you have a decent gaming experience. But playing hard-core games might cause few lags on the system.
The laptop form HP offers you a good combination of ports and most of them reside on the left side. You get 2 USB 3.0, 1 USB 2.0, RJ45 LAN, VGA port, HDMI port and a Multi-Card Slot on this gadget. It also offers 10/100 Ethernet LAN and IEEE 802.11 B/G/N Wireless LAN along with Bluetooth v4.0 HS. The 0.3-megapixel webcam is quite ordinary but has the ability to capture videos and stills. The pictures clicked through the camera lack detail and appear grainy but it is good for video calls.
Screen and Sound
HP Pavilion G4 Series G4-2036TU Laptop sports a 14-inch LED Backlit display with a resolution of 1366 X 768 pixels. You get bright colours on the screen that makes the images look beautiful but the contrast level is not up to the mark. The screen offers wide viewing angles and even at 90 degrees to the right or to the left the colors do not wash out. Under direct light, the screen offers a lot of reflections due to its glossy nature. HP promises to provide you with a decent listening experience with the Altec Lansing stereo speakers that are located on the front lip of this device. The premium SRS sound makes the audio accurate and loud. You can further elevate your listening experience by adjusting the bass and treble which is allowed by the Premium Sound feature.
It will be hard for other laptops to be able to match up to HP Pavilion G4 Series G4-2036TU Laptop because of its extremely affordable price. It is an ideal machine for bargain hunters. Laptops from the Dell Vostro range like Dell Vostro 2420 and Dell Vostro 2520 are one to reckon with as they sport almost the same price tag.
The most impressive aspect about HP Pavilion G4 Series G4-2036TU Laptop is its competitive pricing keeping in mind the study design and comfortable keyboard it offers. The attractive display will also woo you with bright colours and wide viewing angles. It also gives a strong audio performance and good graphics performance that is sure to leave you with a fantastic multimedia experience.
The area where HP Pavilion G4 Series G4-2036TU Laptop fails to leave a mark is the disappointing webcam. The contrast ratio offered by the screen is also not good. Also, the battery life at just three hours is another disappointment that limits the use of this device as a travel friendly gadget.