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HP Pavilion G60 Laptop Repair Toronto

We replace an integrated camera for hp pavilion g60 and also we reset original factory condition Windows 7 Home Premium.

The HP Pavilion G60-445dx should look familiar–that’s because we reviewed a similar (and similarly named) dual-core HP Pavilion in our winter roundup, the HP Pavilion G60-235dx. Admittedly, that one came with an Intel T4200 Dual-Core processor. The G60-445dx also comes with a dual-core processor, but by AMD (the dual-core Turion X2), as well as Nvidia GeForce 8200M graphics (replacing the 235dx’s Intel GMA 4500MHD). It also has a slightly larger 16-inch screen, as opposed to the 235dx’s 15.6-inch. But other than that, you’re getting a nearly identical product for $50 less. And that product, amid a landscape of increasingly more affordable Core 2 Duo laptops, is decidedly mediocre.

There’s not much point in going into tremendous detail over the G60-445dx’s outer appearances, for two reasons: it’s not a looker, and the look’s been done before. In fact, the HP Presario CQ60-417DX in our back-to-school retail roundup uses the same chassis. On both systems, we liked the good-feeling tapered keyboard and glossy, indented touch pad, Unfortunately, the bulky laptop’s just boring to look at. The black keyboard, surrounded by silver plastic, is at least inoffensive, but it’s just not a machine to show off in public (which isn’t necessarily unusual for a $550 laptop).

Other than a power and Wi-Fi on/off button, every other control, including volume, is executed with function/number commands on the keyboard. Dedicated volume buttons, at the least, we would have gladly swapped for the big Wi-Fi button.

A glossy 16-inch 1,366×768-pixel resolution LCD 16:9 screen is set in the middle of its matte black plastic lid, and sits under an included Webcam (the cheaper Compaq CQ60-417DX didn’t have a Webcam). It’s a nice large screen (even if it could be brighter and crisper), and it has a standard resolution for inexpensive mainstream laptops; but 1080p HD video content won’t look its best. Speaker volume and clarity is sufficient, but not outstanding.

HP Pavilion G60-445dx     Average for category [mainstream]
Video     VGA-out, HDMI     VGA-out, HDMI
Audio     Stereo speakers, headphone/microphone jacks     Stereo speakers, headphone/microphone jacks
Data     3 USB 2.0, SD card reader     4 USB 2.0, SD card reader
Expansion     None     ExpressCard/54
Networking     Ethernet, 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi     Ethernet, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, optional WWAN
Optical drive     DVD burner     DVD burner

The G60-443CL also has an edge over the G60-441US in terms of installed hardware. It comes configured with a 2.1GHz Intel Pentium Dual Core T4300 processor and has 4GB of memory, as opposed to the G60-441US, which has a 2.0GHz T4200 CPU and 3GB of memory. Both use Intel’s GMA 4500M integrated graphics solution. Even with the added memory and slightly faster processor, the G60-443CL turned in mediocre performance scores. Despite numerous attempts, it was unable to run the PCMark Vantage test, but it finished the Windows Media Encoder test in 1 minute 28 seconds, which was actually a tad slower than the G60-441US but still in line with systems such as the HP dv6t and the Compaq Presario CQ60 (420us). Still, it was 22 seconds slower than the Lenovo IdeaPad Y650. The extra GB of RAM and faster CPU helped the G60-443CL to blow past the G60-441US on the CineBench 10 encoding tests, however, and its score of 38 seconds on the PhotoShop CS4 tests indicates that it’ll handle photo editing tasks without a problem. Battery life was pretty much as expected; the G60-443CL lasted 2 hours 47 minutes on the MobileMark 2007 battery test. By way of comparison, the Dell Studio XPS 16 (the Editors’ Choice for this category) lasted 4 hours 20 minutes.

The HP G60-443CL may not be the best performer out there, but its holds its own compared with other affordable 15 and 16-inch notebooks. Feature-wise, you get a lot for your money, and it offers enough muscle to handle light photo and video editing tasks. If you want a more robust system that’s capable of displaying video in1080p and comes with a wider range of features (including a Blu-ray drive), consider Dell’s Studio XPS 16, but bring along your checkbook because it will cost you an additional $1000 or so.

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