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HP Pavilion G70-250US 17.0-Inch Laptop
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Pared down to the essentials, the new G70-250US is defined by minimalist lines. High-gloss reflective top cover and palm rest area surfaces contrast cleanly with matte everywhere else. HP Imprint finish in piano black on the top cover with silver across the palm rest and touchpad provides greater durability than traditional painted surfaces. The HP G70-250US delivers easy-to-use entertainment. Enjoy DVD playback with DVDPlay on the crystal-clear 17.0-inch diagonal HP Brightview display. Burn audio CDs and DVDs to share your favorite songs and video clips with friends and family. Built-in Altec Lansing speakers bring your entertainment to life. And the 5:1 digital media reader enables photo transfer in seconds. For those who want technology to connect and manage everyday computing tasks in a stunning desktop-replacement design, the HP G70-250US Notebook PC delivers. Its elegant piano black and silver Imprint finish helps protect your system. The G70-250US ships with Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit with Service Pack 1, Intel Pentium Dual-Core Processor T4200, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500M (shared) with up to 1309MB total available graphics memory, 3072MB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm), 320GB (5400RPM) Hard Drive (SATA), LightScribe SuperMulti 8X DVDR/RW with Double Layer Support, Wireless LAN 802.11a/b/g/n WLAN. Dimensions: 15.59 (L) x 11.22 (D) x 1.47 (min H) approx., weight: 7.55 lbs. approx.

Customer Reviews:

  • Great for college
    I simply adore my HP Pavilion. I only had problems with it once--the battery died prematurely last fall, but I was able to get replaced in three weeks with a pre-paid and pre-labeled box from HP. It never crashed while I had work in progress. It has enough memory that I watch TV shows on hulu on it without the connection stuttering.

    Hope you have as good of an experience as I have, or better.

    Lori from Reno, NV
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  • Great Lap Top
    This is a great lap top. I replaced my four year old lap top and this is like going from a Mustang to a Corvette. Light weight, very quick, no heat and battery life over 3.5 hours. Good product.

    Amazon's shipping worked like a charm like always!...more info
  • Great laptop
    I've been very impressed with this HP. The build quality is superb, the design is clever and stylish, and the screen quality is excellent.

    I have not attempted any gaming on this machine (yet), but for regular M$ Office stuff, and graphics processing this thing has handled them without issue. This carries the 32bit version of Vista - not a deal breaker for most, but those who use VPN to connect to work should note that Cisco does not provide a 64bit version of their VPN software.

    I had 2 other Acer laptops prior to this that had to be sent back due to faulty equipment and shoddily put together components. No signs of anything like that with the HP.

    The full number pad on the keyboard is a good addition, and the mic and webcam work well.

    All in all a very solid laptop for the price. [...]...more info
  • great for the price
    The screen has a bit of glare (reflecting), but overall we like it very much....more info
  • HP PAVILION LAP TOP
    I love the lab top its memory processor speed hard drive space is fantastic. The only disappointment was it is not finger tip but i would recommend this to anyone but i was not please with the service from my supplier i bought it from....more info
  • Best PC for that price!
    First of all.., I've been an Apple computer user (lover) for almost 10 years that swear never to go back to PC.., however, due to a change of career and compatibility reasons I had to buy a PC.., I was SUPER hesitant, so after a couple of weeks of research I decided to go for the HP G70.., I use it to run a full version of AutoCAD 2008 on Vista for 3D mapping and engineering design and I can just say I'm more than happy, It has been the best buy ever!.. Thumbs up to HP for this one!...more info
  • Great laptop
    I don't know about the other reviewer's experience, but I can say that I love everything about this computer. The screen is bright and the colors are vivid. I have listened to other laptop speakers, and these sound very good. The keyboard is wonderful to type on. I had to uninstall some bloatware, but that was expected. Will upgrade to a 12 cell battery as soon as I can afford to. I highly recommend this laptop to anyone who wants a well made machine. Read the specs listed above and you will find that this machine has everything you would want in a laptop or desktop replacement. Con: somewhat large and slightly heavy, but then again your going to carry it in a bag anyways!...more info
  • HP Laptop G70-250US
    The laptop works very well. We had concerns about VISTA, but so far, no problems. This computer is used for Word documents and for surfing the web primarily. No gaming. We also use it for VOIP phone calls to overseas; it works fine in this role as well. We have yet to try burning CDs or DVDs, but anticipate no problems. The seventeen inch screen is a step up over our old laptop, and the full keyboard (with separate numeral keypad) is a nice addition to the laptop that the larger size permits. The price was excellent....more info
  • Love this computer. Haven't had a bit of trouble with it.
    Great graphics, lots of memory. The one minor drawback, and it is only minor for me, is that it's a bit heavy. I don't have to spend my days toting it around, so it's not an issue for me.
    Alot of bang for your buck here, and I'm glad I bought it!...more info
  • Very good price/performer from HP
    The G70-250US laptop is a very capable laptop but with a 17" screen it is not a lightweight. After 3 days of use these are my initial comments. The "HP Imprint" silver finish on the keyboard is very smooth which has a glassy feel which I didn't' like initially, but it may grow on me. The 4 directional keys, which are grouped below the right shift key, are half height keys which seem a little too small. The volume control is a two key operation which uses the left function key and a volume key, and that is a slight annoyance as compared to my other HP laptop (NC6220) which takes only 1 key press. The speakers and the LCD display perform very well when viewing HD movie trailers and various DVD's. There is nearly 25GB of preloaded software, and I removed about 50% of which I don't care to use or have acquired previously. Microsoft Vista is a decent OS, however I found a case where it was not compatible with my Netgear WGT624V3 wireless router (search the web for details on making a registry change in Vista). I'll describe my laptop use to be 70% business, 30% casual audio/Photoshop editing and web shopping mostly at home. I'm pretty satisfied with this laptop knowing it's not a stellar performer but capable one for doing ordinary office work and recreational stuff which doesn't require the Intel "Genius" processor. It's a pretty good price performer from HP (and my 3rd HP laptop). ...more info
  • absolutely gorgeous!
    after careful consideration & tons of research, I bought this laptop direct from the hp website mostly because of the hard drive space & the huge screen. I was a bit worried that i had gotten my hopes up too high but this product absolutely did not disappoint! This is the fourth laptop computer i've owned, the others being two ibms (one bought through my university, it imploded two months after the warranty ran out) & an iBook that i absolutely hated. this computer is by far my favourite. It runs fast, quiet & smooth & the screen has such a brilliant picture! For school i use a lot of (allegedly) very high end computers for Computer Aided Design & Illustration classes, & honestly the picture on this notebook is a thousand times clearer than those more expensive machines. Vista has taken some time to get used to, but eventually i will adjust, just like i did when XP came out. This computer is an absolute steal. It's definitely the best $700 i've ever spent. ...more info
  • Great Machine for the Money
    G70-250=us 17". A lot of power for the money. I added an external TV tuner and enjoy my computer as a media center. Love it!!...more info
  • Delighted with product and Amazon's service.
    I was extremely pleased with the delivery of this item and the item itself. It works wonderful.
    My internet server was offering a free wireless modem and I decided I needed a laptop. Now I don't even have to leave the comfort of my chair. Although I'm not sure that's a good thing.
    I really can't rave about all the benefits of this computer because I'm not the most computer savvy person but it has done everything I've asked of it and more. I'm sure the more I use it, the more I'll love it. ...more info
  • Dead within first week
    The first few times I used this notebook, the startup took a looooong time and hung a few times. Then, maybe the sixth or seventh time I turned it on, there was no response from the monitor ... dead screen. I called the support line, and per their instructions removed the battery/wireless card/RAM/hard drive and reassembled everything ... still nothing. Seemed like a nice laptop for the hour or so that it worked. The support staff were friendly and helpful and I am now shipping the laptop to the service center for repairs. Will definitely not purchase an HP computer again....more info
  • HP Pavillion G60
    This machine performs as I expected it to. There is quality written all over it. I am very pleased with the amount of pressure/resistance in the keys, the size of the keys (except the function keys at the top -- should have been larger), and the finish....more info
  • Great basic computer for the money
    I purchased this laptop after comparing price/performance for low cost laptops. I ruled out AMD CPUs as comparable Intel mobile processors are faster. I have been using this HP for 10 days and have found it to be an excellent computer after a number of changes as follows:
    1. Uninstalled all the trial software and other programs I will not use.
    2. Ran MSConfig, Startup, and removed every program from Startup except the four items for the Intel Graphics processor.
    3. Went to Administrative Services and comparing it with the recommendations on [...] changed a lot of services from Automatic (startup) to either Manual or Disable. This removed a lot more programs that ran at startup.
    4. Added a number of new programs that I use.
    5. Upgraded the memory from 3GB to 4GB.

    Even before I performed step 5. above, this computer was now very fast It uses an Intel T4200 mobile dual processor which is only about 8% slower than the Intel T6400 processor featured in most of the higher priced mainstream laptops. If you wish to upgrade memory, there is one step that is not included in any instructions I have seen. After changing a memory module, you must disconnect the hard drive for 5 seconds or more or your computer will not start. I found this out after an hour on the phone with HP tech support. I highly recommend HP tech support as I found them to be knowledgeable even if they are in India. Upgrading the memory will not void your warranty. One thing to note - the HP warranty is 90 days with HP paying for shipping both ways, labor and materials. After that for the balance of one year you pay shipping and labor and HP pays for parts.

    Everything works well, from easy wireless connection to the modem, etc. I like everything about this laptop and recommend it if you can buy it a low price. HP has a rebate on this computer until June 27th, and also offers a full or partial rebate on certain HP printers when you buy this computer.
    ...more info