by Rakesh Lahori on 2012-10-24
I was using HP dv6 Model with a core i5 processor and 6gb ram and 1gb graphic card. I bought HP G6 model for my wife. I found the performance of G6 better than my dv6 Model.
With 1.9Ghz Processor boostable to 2.5Ghz, 2GB RAM (I upgraded to 6GB RAM buy buying an additional 4GB RAM from Flipkart @ 977Rs), 1.5GB Graphic Card I think it has a rock solid configuration.
The only thing I miss is Original Windows preinstalled.
But @ Rs.23500/- rate, I think it will fulfill all your requirements. A Perfect Laptop for a Gaming as well as a Normal User.
I recommend to buy an additional 4GB RAM 1333 Mhz from Flipkart with warranty.
Good Laptop for Daily use
by Manish Kevre on 2012-10-24
1.Good for home usage Plays HD 1080P movies.
2.You can play mid graphic games(not for gamer standards).
3.Via HDMI port you can play games and movies on your HD T.Vs for big experience.
4.Touch-pad is really cool with multi-touch support.
5.Some may worry about buying AMD processor based laptops, believe me they are not far from Intel, AMD gives 50% cheaper processors that matches there Intel competitors. Go for AMD
6.Screen size is Big, Bright display.
7. Carry bag is Good.
1.Heating Problem in Linux Ubuntu- Ubuntu 12.04 is making laptop hot in about 2 hours, possible reason is Dual switchable graphics.However AMD provides driver support for Linux 64/32 bit.
2.Low quality - It has plastic body can get heavy damage if fallen accidentally. Click of touch pad can loose as you use it.
3. '2 Gb' ram is not enough, you have to extend your ram to 4Gb at least.
RESULT : Good To Buy Laptop At This Price.
by Chris Mathews on 2012-06-26
This can be the best low end graphics laptop had it came with the latest trinity dual core...instead it has the Liano family CPU.
However the Radeon 7450M + Radeon 6480G lends it some desirability...Good if you're short on cash.
by Prati on 2013-03-05
If you are a guy who doesn't change laptops every 3 years and sticks to one for atleast 7 years, Read on.
Normally when choosing a laptop, go for components which cannot be changed. Or in other words components which cannot be upgraded. And the components which cannot be upgraded are Processor, Graphic Cards and Ports. RAM and Hard Disks can be upgraded and even external Hard Disks can be added if desired. But the 3 components given above cannot be upgraded ever. Once its fixed it cannot be changed.
Yea, RAM and Hard Disk in this Laptop is not much. RAM especially. 2GB is NOT OK! I added additional 4GB of RAM when i purchased it. So when you get this laptop make sure you buy at-least another 2GB of RAM. It only costs around 700 bucks. 320GB HDD is hmm so-so. So i didn't upgrade it.
Now coming to the main part, Processor:
It goes by the name of Llano and is an excellent processor for Gaming and HD videos. And let me tell you, the Processor is amazing!! This Laptop doesn't heat up even while operating for long hours, and the battery stays on longer. The secret behind this is the Processor runs at only 0.8Ghz(800Mhz) when you are just browsing, typing word documents, listening to songs, or any tasks which do not require much processor power. So the processor adjusts its speed according to the task you are doing. This not only saves battery power, but also prolongs the life of your laptop as heating is the single most reason why electronic components fail. When playing high demanding games its speed becomes 2Ghz automatically. I haven't experienced it yet but a friend of mine who plays Battlefield 3 says that it shoots up to even 2.5Ghz when playing that game.
One of the most unique feature of this laptop has is 2, yes.. TWO graphic cards. One onboard(512Mb shared), and one dedicated(1 GB dedicated memory). And the most awesome thing is you can get to choose which tasks require which graphics cards manually. Onboard graphic card(6480G) is a "power saver" card as well which consumes less watts than the 1Gb dedicated card(7450M). I made the entire windows, and most of the programs run on the 512MB onboard graphic card, while graphic intensive programs like video players, and games, i diverted to the Dedicated "High performance" Card. And here comes the good part, some games (DirectX 10 and DirectX 11) can utilise both the cards simultaneously. So for those games you will have the power of 2 cards working simultaneously called the CrossFire Mode! For Games released under Directx 9, game companies have released a patch for it to run in Direct x 10/11. Get it and run your old DirectX 9 games in Dx10/11 mode and enjoy the power of 2 cards simultaneously. Or else you can only run games in only one of the cards of your choosing.
Now coming to video playback:
I ran a 1080p(yup a p, not 1080i which is a less advanced format) video on VLC player(people who know VLC player know how processor/graphic intensive it is) and to my amazement the processor speed didnt reach 2ghz. It was only oscillating between 800Mhz and 1400Mhz. So I upped a notch and opened another 1080p video in VLC, and only then did it reach 2Ghz. That's because I assigned VLC player to the dedicated Graphic card and that card took most of the processing away from the main processor. And it handled 2 HD videos without any stuttering and played it flawlessly. Now amazed at this, I opened a third 1080p video, but this time i didn't open it in opened it VLC player, instead i opened it in another video player(MPC) and assigned that player to the onboard graphic card, not the dedicated one. So what happened? It played flawlessly! :D Goes to show the raw processing and multitasking power of the processor and graphic cards. Unfortunately i only have 3 1080p videos with me and didn't go beyond that. All this with Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (Aero), desktop gadgets and Eset Antivirus running in the background. I love this laptop! :D
by Praveen Chukka on 2012-11-01
Under Linux Debian distro, require to install AMD Catalyst Centre, to do that find and remove fglrx-amdccle and download from AMD website amd-driver-installer-catalyst-12.10-x86.x86_64.
This solves the heating problem.
Overall the product is gud, yet to test performance on windows.
2 gb ram, available 1.5 gb, has .5 gb used for graphics
320 gb hard disk
Plan looking, no design aesthetics
Attention!!! Difficult to install windows XP
by Shreeramakrishnan Iyer on 2012-09-18
Please note that one cannot install windows XP in this laptop without integrating a special AMD SATA AHCI driver into windows XP intallation. Hence, people thinking of running XP instead of Win7 are advised to think twice.
Laptop is a value for money. Performs great after adding a 4gb ddr3 Ram. Great gaming experience!!! Runs Flight simulator, Rise of nations, Hitman, Need for speed, Most wanted smoooooothly.......
Good Laptop and Good Looking Too...
by Koustav Ghosh on 2012-08-13
The laptop is good enough for the price range. better than core i3 for sure. I have used this laptop for about 2 weeks now and haven't seen any lag so far using Win 7 Pro. 64 Bit. The drivers were not given with the laptop and had to be downloaded from HP's website, that's not a big deal. The keyboard is not among the best but ok for normal use. The sound of this system is bit low to me.... despite the altec lansing brand i find the speakers are not loud enough for watching movies. Everything is going fine so far with this lappy except for sure the nagging fact that's hurting me presently.... That's the price drop!! 2 weeks ago i got it for 25.8k and now it's having the price tag of 23.8k!!! Why the hell this earth is so unfair to me??? :(
Better than any Core i3..! this machine has 1.5GB DEDICATED graphics..
by Srinivas M Reddy on 2012-07-19
this laptop has a AMD APU- A4 processor which is compared with Intel's Core i3..
at less than 26,000 it comes with everything you need:
-faster CPU with 1.9Ghz base clock speed & Turbocore speed upto 2.5Ghz
-2GB RAM upgradable upto 8GB
-15.6" HD LED Screen
-1.5GB dedicated Graphics
-Superior Battery backup upto 5Hrs
play any games, run full HD videos, upload/download HD Games/Photos/Videos totally a high capable multitasking Laptop..!
Awesome Laptop for it's price (PART 2)
by Sathish on 2013-02-13
Now to Ports, Connectivity and Display:
Display is awesome and vibrant.. no complaints there. And Ports, as you can see on the specs given by flipkart, it has a lot of Ports and Memory card readers. Plus the Wifi and Bluetooth all works flawlessly. Some comments here described problems with bluetooth, but it worked perfectly for me. Just head to HP website, search for the product name(G6-1318ax) and install Atheros BlueTooth driver. HP also gives some 3-4 other blue tooth drives, but dont install that. Install only Atheros. Speakers are ok, but i dont like laptop speakers in general. I have seen speakers even in 60K laptops but they sound like shit to an Audiophile like me. For me headphones are always the way to go.
Someone also mentioned that he got a Samsung NP305E5Z-S01IN Laptop, and says that it has a better graphic card 7470M. Well all i have got to say is that, he got cheated. That Samsung model only has 6470M graphic card, which is a better graphic card than 6480G but is an INFERIOR graphic card than the 7450M. When 7450M and 6480G are combined in the Crossfire mode, then it is no where close. But it has a higher RAM and Harddisk, but like i mentioned before, those are upgradable items. That Samsung model is priced 24k.
I think the shop where he bought it from, they must have confused it with Samsung NP355E5C-S01IN which has the 7470M Graphic Card. This Graphic Card is slightly superior to 7450M and almost matches the Crossfire combination. However this model doesn't have the AMD A4 Series Llano processor. It has an AMD E2 series which is less advanced and also has a slower clock speed of 1.7Ghz(compared to 2Ghz normal and 2.5Ghz turbo of A4 Llano). So it will be good while gaming(including Dx9 without patching, unlike Crossfire), but bad at multitasking. The 7470M does have only 512MB of memory, while the Crossfire combination can gather 1.5GB, but if you know Graphic cards like I do, a Graphic card's processing capability doesn't depend only on the amount of memory it has. Pixel shaders, Vertex shaders, memory speed, clock speed are also some of the factors which will determine the power of a graphic card. Plus crossfire has micro-stuttering issues, but it's largely unnoticeable if you ask
me. So 7470M can almost match the performance of Crossfire eventhough it has less memory, but due to the laptop's processor, it doesn't look much attractive if you ask me. This model's price is a little over 26k.
:-/ I made a mistake. This laptop was out of stock in flipkart 2 weeks ago. So i went and bought it for 24800Rs from a store. Now after 2 weeks it is in stock and only 23000Rs. F**KKKK!!.. what luck!!!! 1800 bucks gone. sigh..
Along with the extra 4GB RAM i bought for 1200 Rs, this laptop costed me 26000Rs exactly. Buy it from flipkart, you can get it for 23700Rs for 2GB additional RAM, or 24400Rs for 4GB additional RAM, and you could save 1600Rs compared to my purchase.
Ofcourse this laptop comes with only DOS operating system. So you have to get one yourself obviously. I don't like Linux and I don't like giving money to Microsoft, so i did the obvious. :P
Hope you liked the review. In short, if you're a semi-hardcore gamer and someone who likes to watch High Definition 1080i and 1080p videos flawlessly, go for this laptop without thinking twice. If you're only interested in browsing, creating word documents, playing minesweeper and watching youtube vids, but still have 25k to spend, get some craptop around 17k and give the rest of the money to good deeds/charity.
That's it.. I'm outta here! ^^
PS: BTW, my laptop model had A-4 3320M processor, which is more advanced than the 3305M. Maybe that's why it was a bit more costly?
by Siddharth Mathapati on 2013-01-26
I bought this laptop back in September. Delivery was within 4-5 days. The packing was excellent! No damage even to the HP box!
-Build quality is just a notch below average. The plastic casing seems weak but have had no trouble with it. The keyboard too seems a little flimsy at first but you get used to it. However, at this price range and features, I doubt you'll find a laptop with a better build.
-Heats up when you play graphics intensive games like Formula 1 2012 for over an hour. A cooler is really not required unless you plan to play such games for hours on end on your lap. Just place it on a table and you'll be fine. Hasn't hung ever.
-It comes with 2GB RAM but 500 MB is reserved for use with the graphics card. So you're left with only 1.5GB. Not a problem at all for regular tasks (word processing, net surfing, etc.) but installing an additional 2GB of RAM will solve any issues you may face with resource intensive applications.
-Drivers may be a bit hard to find. You'll find most of them on the HP website. Windows found the LAN driver for me. Still haven't found the Bluetooth driver. But another buyer mentioned a driver which worked so I'm gonna try that.
-Lacks a battery lock. So have to be careful not to release the battery when you're holding it.
-Please note that the C i3 is a far superior processor to the A4. The A4 is just about comparable to the Core2Duo. But the AMD A4 CPU + 1.5GB Graphics cards combo easily trumps any laptop running a C i3. The GFX cards greatly improve aero, gaming and image/video editing performance compared to Intel's CPU only configurations (Intel HD graphics are not really graphics cards- they come with 0 memory).
-The graphics cards themselves work well. They are not top of the range- the 6480G is near bottom range and the 7450M is mid range (I may have the model numbers wrong). But together they deliver power saving and good performance as and when required. Let's not forget we're talking about a sub-25K laptop here.
I was able to play F1 2012 at max resolution and medium to high settings at an average of 13-14 fps. Even at those rates though the game doesn't seem to lag much. So we know the graphics card driver works well. (You should get decent frame rates for all new games if you set the settings to medium.)
Plays full HD videos without lag. You may have to set the processor to High Performance mode and set the GFX card to max performance settings (if you're the kind of person who likes to tweak). The ATI Catalyst Control Center provides a host of easily adjustable options. It will lag if it's in power saver mode.
-It looks great! The charcoal gray and black combination works really well. I just kept looking at it when I first got it.
-Screen has a good resolution, very clear, bright enough. Never had to exceed 50% brightness except while playing games. Even then you would not require full brightness (unless you're playing something like Deus Ex, which is really, really dark).
-Altec Lansing speakers have good sound quality. They're no Dell XPS speakers, mind you, so don't expect boombox like volume. Like someone mentioned before, you may not be able to hear dialogues clearly if you have the fan on at high speed. Earphones or external speakers will solve that problem (even reducing the speed of the fan will :-P ).
-Track pad is cool. Pinch to zoom feature like in touch phones and two finger horizontal and vertical scrolling.
-Doesn't get heated in regular use. If you're just watching movies, typing up documents or browsing the net then you can rest assured your laptop will remain amazingly cool. It's one of the coolest laptops I have seen under regular use. I once used it to play Counter Strike 1.6 on LAN (not very demanding, I know) for 8 hours where it was on standby for about 1 hour but it never once got hot. It was slightly warmer than usual but still not 'hot'. The mode in which you use the laptop also makes a difference here, I think. I always use it in Power Saver mode (where it stays cool) except when I'm playing F1 (where it gets hot after an hour of use, but I have used it for about 3 hours straight of F1 without any probelms) or watching 1080P videos (when it gets slightly hot after maybe an hour.
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