As an introduction to this analysis
Even if there are not really bad choices in laptops anymore, it is important to know that some models are more for multimedia, and others more for games.
So we did some tests HP G7 Notebook to find out what it was worth. The result depends on the use you will make of it.Your computer will not be limited to technical specifications, so we have built a test plan according to the use you will make of it.From basic use (the Web, and e-mail) to online gaming with powerful machines.
This article is therefore composed according to functions; What is the purpose of this model?
G7 Notebook adapted to surf the internet?
Just because your use of a laptop is limited to e-mail and web browsing sessions, doesn’t mean you should buy any model.This laptop will ensure that the tasks you perform will be reliable and trouble-free for years to come.A fairly powerful multi-processor, but one that won’t require you to take out a credit to pay for it.You only have to take it in your hand to see that the material is of quality.
By putting on the market the G7 Notebook, HP offers a well thought-out product of very good quality.
It’s a big screen that you have: 15.6 inches that will be less easily transported compared to an ultra book. The manufacturer offers a processor AMD A4-9125; A mid-range orientation. A technical choice to reduce the final price of the laptop. A latest-generation processor would have implied a higher price. The power required for a fluid internet navigation, will sometimes be low on this model and may require a new purchase in 3 years. The lack of RAM will surely be felt with this laptop which has just 4 Gb of memory. It will be a very good idea to spend a few extra euros to upgrade your computer with an extra 2Gb or 4Gb. Your computer will work better and longer.
The 256 Gb make this laptop a mid-range laptop in terms of available space. If, on the other hand, you are storing photos, video or music, it will be filled up quickly. HP comes with this G7 Notebook a laptop that you’ll keep for a few years before it becomes obsolete.
Additional point concerning autonomy: 7 hours of tranquility. This laptop is in the middle of the range for its autonomy. Because of this last point, you can either switch to a competitor’s laptop or always have the product plugged in; it’s up to you.
The G7 Notebook- the right model for streaming and videos ?
Making this G7 Notebook a multimedia tool, such seems to have been the objective of HP. You will benefit from an unparalleled comfort of use. And to put it simply, this model is clearly one of the best in its category for watching videos or listening to music. The sound reproduction level and the display quality of this top-of-the-range model won’t be lacking.
HP presents this model in a large size version. It is one of the largest, with a screen size of only a few 15.6 inches, and it has a good resolution of 1366×768. Because of its wide screen, it is perfectly designed for watching movies. The rendering is bright and vivid, and if you take a moment to look at the screen from several angles you will see that there is no distortion of the image or inverted colors.
Note that one eliminatory criteria for some nomadic users is its weight; here this model weighs 2 kg, partly because of the screen size.
The glossy screen option is not possible on this model; it would have made the display easier to read. On the other hand, it will be annoying for regular use in a dark room. It will be more delicate to perfectly distinguish the images without getting tired.
In fact, in order not to suffer from reflections on the screen, you will need to have full light conditions.
For the sound part, the G7 Notebook is equipped with a correct sound card and speakers. By pushing the volume with music, we tested the rendering. Even if it does well, this laptop will not be able to compete with a good hi-fi system. If necessary, you can later supplement with external elements if you consider the results too insufficient.
Even if the use of this laptop does not require the latest generation of processor, be aware that it AMD A4-9125 is now outdated. The consequence will be that it will be less quiet and therefore will consume more electricity. It’s still acceptable in audio/video mode, you only need to launch one application at a time.
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one AMD Radeon R3, which with 4 Gb de Ram, will allow you to make multimedia (movie viewing, and some simple photo retouching). Sufficient for the majority of you, this will not be the case for those who want to make 3D images.
Regarding the connectivity part, HP has made efforts with available 4 ports. It’s better than the competition. Plenty of room to connect your mouse, speakers and other USB keys.
Finally concerning the battery life, you will have time before you have to think about reconnecting the power cable. You have 7 hours of autonomy in unplugged mode, which is in the average.
The G7 Notebook to use while travelling.
Easier to transport than a desktop computer, it is not intended for travelling. At least that’s what we find out a priori. Difficult to store in a suitcase, not very suitable for transport, tests have shown that this laptop will be more in its element for very exceptional trips.
In other words, leave it at home and only take it for occasional short trips.
An acceptable gap regarding the displacement of this G7 Notebook of 2 Kg. It’s still an easy-to-handle computer, even if it’s not an ultrabook. On the other hand, the large size will be an advantage to see photos during the holidays. With its 15.6 inches, the screen will however render a large image.
The designers of this did not consider it useful to integrate the backlit keyboard. But, unless you work in the dark, you won’t see the point.
Finally, the absence of a glossy slab does not compromise image quality. We appreciate the viewing on this screen.
It is a product that is easy and pleasant to use. The anti-glare matt tile allows this laptop to be used outdoors even in bright sunshine.
The processor AMD A4-9125 is inferior to other competitive products.
Note that like all manufacturers, HP is optimistic about the autonomy of this G7 Notebook. Furthermore, these figures reflect an estimate of HP; the reality is closer to 70% of this value.
As for the autonomy , the batteries will allow you to use it for about 7 hours.
Thought for faster booting and calculations, and storage, this laptop has 2 hard disks; one type SSD, accompanied by another standard, of 256 Gb in total. The SSD for speed and lightness, and the standard disk for storing personal data (photos, music and your movie collection). With an absence of moving mechanical parts on the OS and startup part, it means less risk in terms of fragility and generated heat that can cause the laptop to fail. For those who want more space, you will then have the option of a cloud account.
When away on business, your laptop will mostly stay at the hotel. Its size does not invite you to carry it everywhere you go. Indeed, because of its size, 15.6 inches, you have there, one of the largest laptops of the moment.
At the connector level, this model provides 4 inputs. Convenient for travelling when you will need it, it ranks among those with the most.
The techno bluetooth of this model will allow you to connect locally to any type of device that accepts this communication protocol: phone, connected speakers, car…
Following our tests, it appeared to us that it is not G7 Notebook really made for travelling.
G7 Notebook the right choice for audio or video editing ?
The use of a laptop for audio or video editing requires a high-performance product. With this G7 Notebook, you can be sure you have the right machine. Whether in terms of computing speed or memory capacity, HP has designed an interesting product. The parallel processing of tasks with Windows 10 Pro are perfectly suited for audio or video editing.
The software suite installed by default on this model provides the bare minimum to start working. You can always try to do video editing with the processor AMD A4-9125. The general design is now too old to consider this type of use in a pro version.
This model has both an SSD disk for fast boot time and a conventional disk for backup. Here, the laptop advantageously has a good space of storage. This model offers the best possibilities with a storage space of 256 Gb. It’s one of the best on the market right now. You won’t have to worry about storage space for your audio and video creations. And if necessary, via its USB port, you can transfer files at high speed to external drives.
In terms of autonomy,the HPkept it simple. Indicated for an autonomy of 7 hours by the manufacturer, it is preferable to keep your charger close by if you need to make changes while on the move or if you use a lot of resources for your audio or video editing. That’s pretty much what the other laptops do.
Well thought out in terms of connections, it G7 Notebook receives the USB3 connection. This model will allow you to connect to an external storage drive for even more space when your local disk is full. This standard allows transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbit per second, about ten times faster than USB 2.0.
With the G7 Notebook, you’re moving towards a very good product. And much more if you finally decide to use it only for word processing or web browsing, instead of audio video editing. And at a price that is well ranked.
The G7 Notebook for online or local games.
Considering that today’s games involve a lot of fast movements, with thousands of calculations per second and requiring a lot of resources, this laptop can be made for that. Gone are the days of having to play where the computer is fixed; now you can play anywhere. On this G7 Notebook, HP has implemented a cooling system perfectly dimensioned for advanced uses of online games.
With only 1366×768, this model is below standard ones. The visual comfort during the game phase, and the image quality will be less good.
Each year the power of the components increases, so this model is now far behind the others. After our analysis, it appears that use in game mode generates processor overheating and degradations in terms of images and colors. In other words it is a good design model, but due to the lower power of the graphics card, it is less efficient for gaming.
HP like most manufacturers, knows that intensive and extensive use of the computer in game mode requires performance. It corresponds to a median choice, neither extremely powerful nor too expensive.
With its 256 Gb of space, this G7 Notebook is on a level playing field with its competitors. Useful for local games; as there are still many of them, even though online games are progressing.
A better access to wifi on this G7 Notebook that is standard equipped with the 5GHz band. Interesting when you can play outside with full broadband.
You’ll like this handy laptop, and rather light (2 Kg and 15.6 inches), comparable to most similar products.
Please note that with an autonomy of 7 hours, you will have enough time to play video games requiring few resources.
In conclusion, we have been seduced by the balance between performance and components. Be aware that in addition, you will benefit from an autonomy of 7 hours. The right tool for maximum performance!
Is the G7 Notebook adapted to office automation ?
Which operating system to choose? In fact, there are no bad choices any more today. The OSes available on the market are all different technical ecosystems with their own applications. Perfectly office oriented, this G7 Notebook is efficient.
HP has designed this new laptop for the majority of users. It’s the latest version of Windows 10 Pro that’s running it.
In contrast to other larger models, this model is in the middle of the pack in terms of space requirements. In short, an average laptop with 2 Kg that can be carried on holiday or to the office.
Key spacing will be important for office use. If you work frequently on a spreadsheet, you will appreciate the presence of the numeric keypad.
Thanks to the matt treated screen surface, there is almost no reflection of direct sunlight or lamps in the offices. The colour palette is of good quality; blacks and whites do not look like yellow and grey.
During daytime use, the absence of a backlit keyboard will not be a problem.
As far as storage goes, this computer’s in the average. It’s 256 Gb available, perfect for office use, but maybe tight for recording movies.
Clearly, this is an excellent one in this price range. It combines ergonomics with power, with an interesting price/quality ratio.
In short, is the G7 Notebook, the right choice ?
All in all, this laptop is among the best, whatever you use it for. Compact, elegant and efficient, the G7 Notebook is the perfect tool for anyone who wants a mobile computer.
Simply put, we were not convinced for uses such as :
– travel use
Also, we suggest this laptop on :
– surfing on the internet
– listening to music and watching videos
– making audio and video editing
– playing video games
– office tasks