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HP Pavilion Laptop / AMD A-Series Processor / 14" Display / 4GB Memory - Pewter

Store important documents, special photos, videos, music and more with this laptop that features a spacious 320GB hard drive and a double-layer DVD±RW/CD-RW drive that allows you to create custom DVDs and CDs. Windows 7 Home Premium installed Learn more.Learn more about VISION Technology from AMD.
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Questions & Answers for HP Pavilion Laptop / AMD A-Series Processor / 14" Display / 4GB Memory - Pewter

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Is it good for gaming?

If so what games is it capable of playing. Would it be able to play high end games.
4 years, 6 months ago
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I play GTA:SA on the extra-high settings option with no lag at all. I guess it not really a real high end game though...
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answer 2
This PC will play any games that have system requirements equal to or less than the specifications of this PC. I recommend contacting the software manufacturer of any games you intend to use in order to determine the system requirements for their software.
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What is the speed of the processor?

What is the clocking speed of the processor? Typical 1-4 Gb
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Mike
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1.9GHz / 2.5GHz in Turbo Boost mode
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jayb082
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This PC features the 2.5GHz AMD A-Series dual-core A4-3300M processor. However, please remember that due to advances in processor technology, GHz speed is no longer a true measuring stick of overall processor performance. Many other factors need to be taken into account such as the number of processing units, Cache Memory (L2 and L3 Cache), and Front Side Bus speed (FSB) or DMI speed.
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HP Team
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Is this good for a (non-techie) teacher?

Need a laptop for my classes I teach. I am not computer friendly. I need to open it, turn it on, and everything works correctly. I will need the Office version that has Publisher and PowerPoint & understand that there are discounts for teachers available.
4 years, 6 months ago
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This laptop would be excellent for a teacher. It has better battery life than the Intel processors and runs 5-15 degrees cooler. It also has much better graphics. Best Buy discounts MS Office to $99 if bought with your computer, they also discount antivirus software to $19.99 when bought with computer. I recommend Kaspersky.
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Windows machines are generally all pretty similar in the way they work. Maintaining one is not too different from another, that said this computer remains cool, and does work correctly so far for me. Office you will have to buy separately. I think you get a discount when you buy the office (in store) along with the computer. Check to see if that or your teacher discount is better before you buy.
4 years, 6 months ago
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Battery life?

What is the battery life on it?
4 years, 6 months ago
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Anonymous
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It will depend on type of applications running, but usually anywhere from 3 1/2 hrs to 8 hrs.
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answer 2
On average, 6-cell Lithium-Ion batteries will last approximately two to three hours on a single charge. Unfortunately, exact battery run time and life span information is not available. Various factors, such as the temperature of the battery, the applications running on the notebook, any attached devices, the brightness of the display, and the notebook power management settings all determine the run time and life span of your battery. Also, the performance and charge times of Lithium-ion batteries decrease over time. There are suggested ways to help increase the run time and life span of your battery:

- Reduce the brightness of the screen to the minimum readable level
- Remove peripherals (External hard drives, CD-ROMs, Zip drives, PC cards, and other peripheral devices) when not in use; these devices can draw power from your battery even when they are not in active use
- Reduce the speed of your processor
- Turn off the Wireless On-Off button when it is not in use (If your notebook has one)
4 years, 6 months ago
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does it come with a restore disk?

just in case the computer does crash i want to make sure that i would be able to restore all settings.
4 years, 6 months ago
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It doesn't come with a physical disc but has built in software to create the recovery disks.
4 years, 6 months ago
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jayb082
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At this time, Hewlett-Packard does not ship recovery discs or operating system discs with HP notebook or desktop PCs. However, all current Hewlett-Packard desktop and notebook PCs will include a recovery partition on the hard drive that will allow for one copy of recovery media to be made. You can also contact the HP Technical Support department at 1-800-474-6836 to order recovery media.

This recovery information is an “image” of the computer as it was originally shipped and includes the operating system, drivers, and all software that was originally installed on the PC. The recovery media will not include an original OEM operating system disc. I apologize for any inconvenience this might cause.
4 years, 6 months ago
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Processor subscore number

What is the Widows Experience Index Processor Subscore?
4 years, 6 months ago
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Since HP does not test the Windows Experience Index scores for PCs, I do not have this information available.
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answer 2
The WEI gives a 5.3 for the Processor
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will it play latest version of itunes

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Yes, this PC is compatible with the most recent version of iTunes.
4 years, 6 months ago
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This computer will run iTunes 10.4 (latest right now) for windows 64 bit just fine.
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Does the HP Pavillon Laptop: Model: g4-1117dx have:

I am about to buy one of your computerS and need to know about the Wireless- network card for the HP - Pavilion Laptop / AMD A-Series Processor / 14" Display / 4GB Memory / 320GB Hard Drive - Pewter Model: g4-1117dx | SKU: 2715258
4 years, 6 months ago
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This PC features built-in 802.11b/g/n WLAN. Unfortunately, due to contractual agreements, I do not have more information on the manufacturer or model of this integrated wireless adapter.
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answer 2
This computer has "Built-in wireless LAN (802.11b/g/n)". So yes it has wireless connectivity.
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Windows experience index scores?

Can anyone tell me what the complete windows experience index scores are. I'd like to know each category as well as the overall score.

Thanks
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Don't have mine handy at the moment to tell you individual scores but mine is a 5.9 with 8GB or RAM. Believe the graphics processor is what scores the 5.9 which is the lowest score.
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answer 2
Just out of the box and after all WIN7 updates.

Overall: 4.5
Processor: 5.3
RAM: 5.9
Graphics: 4.5
Gaming graphics: 6.1
Primary HD: 5.9
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Does the screen have much glare?

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It can get glare on the screen, but it has very helpful screen brightness buttons (f2,f3) that you can adjust to remove the glare.
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answer 2
This PC has a Widescreen high-definition LED with BrightView technology (1366 x 768) which is anti-glare although it does not have a traditional matte finish.
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