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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
3 years, 4 months ago
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Nathaniel
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Moreno Valley, CA
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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.
3 years, 4 months ago
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HP Team
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This computer has "Built-in wireless LAN (802.11b/g/n)". So yes it has wireless connectivity.
3 years, 4 months ago
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can the pavilion laptop play DVDs and CDs?

3 years, 4 months ago
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Flarfingar
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Madison, WI
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Yes, this PC includes a built-in Multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW drive that can play DVDs and CDs.
3 years, 4 months ago
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Yes it can.
3 years, 4 months ago
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Anonymous
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Is this model Bluetooth compatible?

3 years, 4 months ago
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QN
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Indianapolis
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No, it is not. You can buy an inexpensive bluetooth dongle adapter for less than $10 if you look around. Not ideal, but at least you get to choose what you want and upgrade it as new bluetooth standards come out.
 
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3 years, 4 months ago
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SagaciousB
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This notebook PC does not have built-in Bluetooth connectivity. You will need to add a third-party external USB Bluetooth adapter to add Bluetooth connectivity to this notebook PC.
3 years, 4 months ago
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How long does the battery last after a full charge?

In hours, please. Specifically this computer. Some people say 3 hours, and some say over 5! Not sure who to believe. If you are surfing the web, for example, how many hours until the battery goes dead after a full 100% charge?
3 years, 4 months ago
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First off, it's not a good idea to run your battery until it's fully depleted of power. Think of a marathon runner. He runs a few miles daily for training but not a marathon every day. Run you battery to about 40-50% and then recharge it. Run a "marathon" about once a month and don't leave it constantly wihle connected to the AC adaptor.

As to your question, your battery life will vary depending on your activities. Mine lasts about 3-4 hours. If you stream alot of video, or play alot of games, it will last a little less. The battery life on this laptop (due to smaller size as well) lasts longer than the 6-cell I have on my Dell.
3 years, 4 months ago
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JoeCool22
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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)
3 years, 4 months ago
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HP Team
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Can the keyboard be configured to Spanish language?

Can the keyboard be configured into the Spanish language so that I can have the ñ even though the actual characters on the keyboard won´t coincide?
3 years, 4 months ago
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Sylsly
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Buenos Aires
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Hi - Windows 7 should easily allow you to change your keyboard to any keyboard with the corresponding characters. Here is a link to how to do this http://support.microsoft.com/kb/258824

In Joy
3 years, 4 months ago
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answer 2
All HP desktop and notebook PCs purchased directly from Hewlett-Packard in the United States will come with an English operating system and American keyboard. At this time, HP in the United States does not have an option for any other language or country operating system or keyboard selection. I apologize for the inconvenience.

You may be able to find an authorized HP reseller or third-party vendor that has non-English operating system and keyboard options for HP notebook PCs.

If you purchase an HP PC with the Windows 7 Ultimate operating system, you can download a language pack that will change the operating system to another language of your choice. For more information, you can visit the following Microsoft website:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/972813
3 years, 4 months ago
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HP Team
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will this game play fallout 1 2 and 3 and other games that are popular on consoles

im about to buy but i need this info
3 years, 4 months ago
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So far I have played with no framerate lag: (I have upgraded it to 8GB of ram...was only $25 for a 4GB stick on Newegg. DDR3 1333)

Half Life 2 - Max settings
Battlefield Bad company 2 - Low Settings (some framerate lag in places but playable)
Star Wars Galaxies - Max settings
Medieval 2 Total War - Medium settings
3 years, 4 months ago
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SilentSnake
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Because we have over a hundred different configurations, and there are hundreds of different games, it is difficult to give a broad answer to your question.

Nevertheless, I can say in general terms that this PC is not an ideal machine for the high-end gaming enthusiast. You can play many games, but with graphic intense games, you may have less than an optimal experience.
3 years, 4 months ago
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HP Team
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For playing Dolphin emulator,are gamecube games ONLY (example Zelda: Wind Waker) playable using AMD A-Series dual-core A4-3300M accelerated processor?

if your answer is no.

Will it play in the new AMD A6 (Llano quad-core processor) ?
3 years, 4 months ago
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Ken
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Chicago, IL
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The emulator is optimized for Dual Core, so the A4 would outperform the A6 on some titles. Other times the A6 would win because of the better GPU. Laptops aren't the best at playing High level emulators, however.
3 years, 4 months ago
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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.
3 years, 4 months ago
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HP Team
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Does the screen have much glare?

3 years, 4 months ago
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Anonymous
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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.
3 years, 4 months ago
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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.
3 years, 4 months ago
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HP Team
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Does the HP G4-1117DX come in other colors than the listed color, Pewter?

Hi I was wondering if this laptop comes in other colors than Pewter? If so, does Best Buy sell it in those colors? And would I be able to buy it online in these other colors or would I have to check at a local Best Buy for them? Thanks!
3 years, 4 months ago
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Anonymous
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No, it does not come in any other colors.
3 years, 4 months ago
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Anonymous
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This PC is offered in Pewter only at this time.
3 years, 4 months ago
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HP Team
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im looking for a fast processor. Which is better the A6 or the i5 processor. I'm not a gamer, more for business.

3 years, 4 months ago
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Bells
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Vineland, NJ
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If youre not doing any gaming then the I5 would be the clear choice since its faster then the A6, the A6 is designed with general multimedia and some medium setting gaming in mind. It is also sufficient for business use as well, just not as fast as the I5.
3 years, 4 months ago
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KrisK
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answer 2
This PC comes with an AMD A-Series dual-core A4-330 processor. Please also note that there are several versions/models of processor within a class/family (i5) that may run at different speeds. Also keep in mind that the processor is only one component that makes up the overall performance of a PC.
3 years, 4 months ago
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HP Team
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Boise, ID
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