HP g7-1070us Review – HP g7-1070us Notebook PC – Silver
I was searching for a new machine for weeks, as my older laptop was dead.
After some research, I plumped for this HP g7-1070us. (sold at $484.00 here)
It has been two weeks now after purchasing it, and I am certain to say, the HP g7-1070us definitely has not disappointed.
I am very satisfied with the appearance (it has chracoal grey finish), the feel, and the solid build of this HP g7-1070us laptop.
Although the keyboard is definitely very good designed, and a nice feeling to type on, I needed a while to get used to the Fn keys.
Those Functions-keys are great functions for multimedia controls, such as volume, or brigtness settings.
But when I want to use the real F keys, for instance, you need to use the F9 key, you will have to press both Fn and F9 key.
The keys on the keyboard has a small distance from one and another, but it is very snappy and accurate, very nice to type on.
The trackpad also works well, and it is sensitive enough, you will find left and right click buttons beneath the trackpad.
The battery life is not the best, but most laptops have issues with battery life.
Also depending on your computing activities, with standard usage, without turning down the brightness, I could get it for 4 until 5 hours, and I think it is a fair battery life for a laptop.
It has 17.3-inch HD LED display that is bright and clear, performing DVD or videos very well. It is so nice to watch videos or playing basic games with a 17 incher screen.
Something to be aware of, the screen is glossy, so it is not comfortable to work with if you’re outdoor.
This is a laptop for those who are after a unit that is powerful as well as stylish, especially with its appearance and solid keyboard.
I am using the HP g7-1070us mainly for development environtment, running a few of virtual machines at once, the Intel i3 processor is no doubt capable of running the pre-installed Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit edition and multitasking is seemless, I watched videos, surfing the internet, and working with Photoshop, the specs of this laptop is more than enough.
If you have been suffering the slowness of outdated laptops for a long time, you will notice the speed improvement of this HP g7-1070us. The i3 CPU is certainly a satisfying relief for me.
For the speakers and audio quality, it has a pretty good quality of speakers for a laptop. More than average, I would say.
Furthermore, the machine includes all the ports that I may need. On the left side, you will find a VGA port (next to power button) followed by a RJ-45, HDMI, two USBs, Mic in, Headphone out, and Media Card reader. In the right side, you will find the optical drive, and then another USB port. They are well placed.
HP g7-1070us Notebook PC – Silver Specs
- Charcoal grey finish
- 2.53 GHz Intel Core i3-380M Processor
- OS: Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) Edition
- 17.3″ diagonal HD HP BrightView LED Display (1600 x 900 resolution)
- RAM: 4GB DDR3 SODIMM (expandable to 8GB)
- Hard Drive: 500GB SATA (at 5400RPM)
- Wireless and Network option: WLAN 802.11b/g/n; Bluetooth; 10/100 Ethernet
- LightScribe SuperMulti DVD Burner Optical Drive
- Intel HD Video Graphics (up to 1696MB memory)
- Ports: 3x USB 2.0: 1x Ethernet; 1x HDMI; 1x VGA
- Other features: Built-in webcam, speakers and microphone; Numeric keypad keyboard; memory card reader
HP g7-1070us Review – Summary
All in, there is not a perfect machine, it only depends on our preferences, but this HP g7-1070us Notebook PC is absolutely an excellent unit.
Well designed, well built and well features, this HP g7-1070us will definitely satisfy beginners and experienced laptop users, can’t really argue with this kind of price range.