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Black Friday Laptop: HP G62-347NR 15.6″ Dual Core AMD Notebook $349 @RadioShack

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Another Black Friday Laptop deal just leaked out, this time the 15.6″ HP G62-347NR notebook from RadioShack which will be on sale on Black Friday for $349 — a savings of $175 off  of retail.

The HP G62-347NR is a 15.6″ budget computer and a bit more expensive than the first Black Friday laptops we saw from Walmart, Best Buy and Amazon last weekend — but it offers a better value in terms of performance. The HP G62-347NR has a dual core AMD Athlon II processor, 3GB DDR3 RAM and a dedicated ATI Radeon Mobility HD 4250 GPU. It also comes with a 320GB hard drive, 5-in-1 card reader and has a webcam.

This notebook should meet the needs of most home users who are looking for a general use notebook to surf the web, keep in touch with family and friends and edit documents. You won’t be gaming on it, but you should be alright to watch videos as well as do some light photo editing. If you’re patient you could probably do a small amount of video editing for uploading clips to YouTube.

We expect to see similar offers from other retailers as the HP G62 is a very popular Black Friday Laptop. Keep you eyes peeled for other dual core laptops in this price range as more ads are leaked and be sure to check out the 10 Things to Know Before you Buy a Black Friday Laptop or Netbook.

Check back on our Black Friday Laptops page closer to Black Friday for our top picks in several price categories.

HP G62-347NR From RadioShack Specifications:

Product Name G62-347NR
Product Number XH075UA#ABA
Microprocessor 2.20GHz VISION Technology from AMD with AMD Athlon II Dual-Core Processor for Notebook PCs P340
Microprocessor Cache 1MB L2 Cache
Memory 3GB DDR3 System Memory (2 DIMM)
Memory Max 8GB
Video Graphics ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250 Graphics
Video Memory Up to 1405MB
Hard Drive 320GB (5400RPM)
Multimedia Drive LightScribe SuperMulti 8X DVD±R/RW with Double Layer Support
Display 15.6″ diagonal High-Definition HP BrightView LED Display (1366 x 768)
Network Card Integrated 10/100 Ethernet LAN
Wireless Connectivity
  • 802.11b/g/n WLAN
Sound
  • Altec Lansing speakers
Keyboard 101-key compatible with full-size keyboard with One touch launch keys and Action keys
Pointing Device Touch Pad with integrated On/Off button and 2-way scroll pad support
External Ports
  • 5-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader for Secure Digital cards, MultiMedia cards, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, or xD Picture cards
  • 3 Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0
  • 1 HDMI
  • 1 VGA (15-pin)
  • 1 RJ -45 (LAN)
  • 1 Headphone-out
  • 1 Microphone-in
Dimensions 14.72″(W)x 9.70″(D)x 1.25″(min H)/1.44″(max H)
Weight 5.50 lbs
Security
  • Kensington MicroSaver lock slot
  • Power-on password
  • Accepts 3rd party security lock devices
Power
  • 65W AC Adapter
  • 6-Cell 47WHr Lithium-Ion Battery
What’s In The Box HP Webcam with integrated microphone

Josh Smith is a longtime mobile tech user, currently using a Droid as his primary smartphone. Josh is also an editor at Notebooks.com where he reviews notebooks and other mobile tech. Follow Josh on Twitter @Josh_Smith or email him Josh@Notebooks.com.

20 Comments

  1. LEGEND AY

    November 10, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    I WANT TOO BUY

  2. Printable Coupons

    November 11, 2010 at 12:48 am

    this is nice.. really nice.. this or an iphone..

  3. Tony

    November 11, 2010 at 10:36 am

    Thanks Josh for the informative review. I appreciate how you “interpretate” the performance specs in terms of everyday usage (surfing the web/watching videos). One question: if a dual core like the HP G62 is good for “general use” then what would moving up to an i3 buy me? Looking forward to your next roundup review! Thanks again.

    • Josh Smith

      November 11, 2010 at 12:00 pm

      An i3 will get you the latest generation Intel processor, as opposed to slightly older tech.

      What that translates into is better mutlitasking (less slowdown if you have several browser windows and tabs open while listening to music and chatting.) You’ll also notice that anything processor intensive like photo editing will go faster.

      If you plan to edit a clip for YouTube etc you can get it done on a dual core machine, but you’ll have a better user experience on the i3 in terms of speed and the ability to do something else at the same time.

      Does that help?

      • Tony

        November 11, 2010 at 1:22 pm

        Yes, thanks. I’m looking for something for my wife, but I will probably use it every now and then and I usually have a dozen or so browser windows/tabs open plus music/utube. It will be interesting to see how the i3′s will be priced (black Friday) compared with the dual cores. I think I can live with a dual core if I can save $100… Thanks again!

  4. DH

    November 11, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    Anyone know the typical battery life of this machine?

  5. Jennifer

    November 12, 2010 at 7:04 am

    Does this HP operate with windows 7? Having a hard time finding it’s operating system.

    Thank

    • Josh Smith

      November 12, 2010 at 7:28 am

      Yes it should have Windows 7. I would recommend double checking when the official ad is released, but that is our expectation.

  6. David

    November 15, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    Josh, are these deals only valid for actual in-store purchases only or will they also be available for online purchases as well?

  7. Alexander Moroz

    November 19, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    I disagree on this one. Dual core and i3 is the same on performance, there is not such a difference at all. The one key between dual core and i3 is that i3 is better energy efficient. Performance wise they are about the same, so don`t miss lead people. I am an overclocker and hardware enthusiast and I have benchmarks as my facts.

    As again i3 can go up to 5 hours with 6 cell when dual core only 2.3-3 hours.

    So there is no such a performance increase to talk about in i3. Do not be confused or confused the others i3 is not i5, the way you explain – it applies to i5.

    Peace.

  8. Austin

    November 22, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    @Alexander Moroz – How can you call yourself an enthusiast? A real enthusiast would know that an i3 is unequivocally better than an AMD dual-core. Besides being faster clock-for-clock, it also has hyper-threading which boosts performance ~20% in applications that can utilize the extra cores. Despite that, I almost always recommend buying an AMD system because of the superior IGP and they’re much more competitively priced.

    It’s incredible how much value you get for your $ these days. Honestly, you can’t do much better than this for $350. My grandma came to me to help her pick out a laptop with a budget of $300 but I’m recommending this to her because it’s just that good.

  9. Chris

    November 26, 2010 at 9:16 am

    Hello Josh,

    I am trying to compare the HP® G62-347NR 15.6″ AMD VISION Laptop to Toshiba Satellite L655D-S5093p Laptop. I bought both last night, which would you keep?

    Thank you, Chris

  10. blaire

    November 27, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    i can’t figure out where the web cam is. i mean where do i go to use it? etc.. i can’t seem to find the icon or anything. it’s build in webcam..

  11. Liz

    November 29, 2010 at 7:51 am

    where to find webcam- > search for youcam in the search box at the start->search text box

    you will see one. The cam quality is so-so.

  12. Liz

    November 29, 2010 at 7:58 am

    @chris: Keep Toshiba Satellite L655D-S5093 as it got good processor for laptop and battery lifer an LED screen. The case / external appearance is also good for Toshiba than HP

  13. Barry

    November 30, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    I bought this last Friday. It’s a nice laptop. Use the web cam by using the user guide; the program is in the Start menu called Cyberlink YouCam). There doesn’t appear to be a serial number on this laptop. Not sure if it could be hidden on this model.

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