Pros

  • Suprisingly good keyboard
  • Extremely affordable

Cons

  • So-so WorldBench performance
  • No USB 3.0 or eSATA

At A Glance

Just say no to netbooks with this amazingly affordable, and far more usable all-purpose laptop.

Manufacturer’s Description

Just what you need for everyday life: a compact, elegant and affordable notebook. Hop on the web, organise your photos, connect with family and friends - all with ultimate ease of use and reliability.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number QE133UAR#ABA
Battery Information
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Interfaces/Ports
HDMI Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 3
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
VGA Yes
Audio Line In Yes
Audio Line Out Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 14.00 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Screen Mode HD
Screen Resolution 1366 x 768
Backlight Technology LED
Graphics Controller Manufacturer AMD
Graphics Controller Model Radeon HD 6480G
Graphics Memory Capacity Up to 1.98 GB
Graphics Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Graphics Memory Accessibility Shared
Storage
Storage Size 320 GB
Hard Drive RPM 5400
Optical Drive Type DVD-Writer
General Information
Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
Manufacturer Part Number QE133UAR#ABA
UPC Code 886112245306
Brand Name HP
Product Name Pavilion g4-1215dx QE133UAR Notebook
Marketing Information

Just what you need for everyday life: a compact, elegant and affordable notebook. Hop on the web, organise your photos, connect with family and friends - all with ultimate ease of use and reliability.

Product Model g4-1215dx QE133UAR
Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.hp.com
Product Line Pavilion
Product Series g4-1200
Memory
Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card, MultiMediaCard (MMC)
Standard Memory 4 GB
Maximum Memory 8 GB
Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Memory Card Reader Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • Pavilion g4-1215dx QE133UAR Notebook
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
Network & Communication
Wireless LAN Yes
Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Ethernet Technology Fast Ethernet
Physical Characteristics
Height 1.4"
Width 13.4"
Depth 9.1"
Weight (Approximate) 74.88 oz
Built-in Devices
Webcam Yes
Microphone Yes
Speakers Yes
Processor & Chipset
Processor Manufacturer AMD
Processor Model A4-3300M
Processor Speed 1.90 GHz
Processor Core Dual-core (2 Core)
Cache 2 MB
Chipset Manufacturer AMD
Software
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium
Operating System Architecture 64-bit
Input Devices
Pointing Device Type TouchPad
TouchPad Features Multi-touch Gesture

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 77.0
Battery
Battery Life 4:13   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 392.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 390.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 314.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 626.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 437.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 864.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 283.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 498.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 283.0   seconds (lower is better)
Power Usage
Idle power usage 11.1   Watts
Sleep power usage 0.7   Watt hours
Off power usage 0.8   Watt hours
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 61.11   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 48.32   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 60.17   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 35.72   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 800x600 18.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1024x768 13.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 800x600 33.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 27.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 800x600 20.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1024x768 16.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 800x600 36.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 33.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 451.0