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Black Friday Laptop: HP G72-B62US 17.3″ Dual Core Notebook $399 at Office Depot

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The Office Depot Black Friday ad for 2010 just leaked and it is full of Black Friday laptop deals. The 17.3″ HP G72-B62US notebook from Office Depot which will be on sale on Black Friday for $449 — a savings of $150 off  of retail. This notebook is part of the HP G72 series from HP. The final price is after a $50 mail in rebate.

The HP G72-B62US comes with a dual core Intel Pentium processor, 4GB RAM, 250GB hard drive and includes a built-in webcam and microphone. This model also comes with a memory card reader, HDMI port and a lightscribe DVD burner. The battery is rated at 5.5 hours, but will likely perform lower in real world use.

The HP G72-B62US is a 17.3″ 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 larger screen that many users may find worth the price. Radioshack is selling the HP G72-B63NR, an almost identical model, for $449 on Black Friday.

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.

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

Here is a video fo the HP G72 Notebook, note it does not have the same specs as the Black Friday Doorbuster at Office Depot.

HP G72-B62US Detailed Specs from Office Depot:

Manufacturer # XG993UA#ABA
processor brand Intel
processor model Pentium
diagonal screen size 17.3 inches
memory 4 GB
hard drive capacity 250 GB
screen resolution 1600 x 900
weight 6.6 lb
optical drive DVD±RW/DVD-RAM/DVD±R Double Layer
operating system Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
processor speed 2.0 GHz
memory type DDR3 SDRAM
maximum memory capacity 8 GB
wireless connectivity 802.11b/g/n
network connectivity 10/100 Ethernet
modem no modem
webcam with microphone yes
numeric keypad yes
ports 3 USB 2.0; 1 Ethernet; 1 HDMI; 1 VGA 15-pin D-sub
memory card reader yes
video graphics Intel HD Graphics with up to 1696MB shared memory
integrated speakers yes
audio hardware Altec Lansing speakers
Energy Star qualified yes
FM tuner no
peripherals included none
warranty length 1-year limited
model name G72-B62US
brand name HP
manufacturer Hewlett-Packard

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.

6 Comments

  1. Krystal

    November 22, 2010 at 7:39 am

    Josh,

    How does this one compare to the one available at WAL-MART? I’m looking for a notebook for college. I’m wanting to listen to music, write papers, surf the net, & wanting to get rid of my desktop. Any suggestions? I’m looking to spend no more than $500.

    Thanks

  2. TomDan

    November 22, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    Biggest difference that I note is the lack of a built in webcam on the Walmart one.

    • Krystal

      November 23, 2010 at 11:23 am

      Big Thank You! That helps tremendously. TomDan, does this seem like a pretty descent laptop for my needs? Just curious.

  3. Computerdummy

    November 26, 2010 at 8:19 am

    Im looking for a laptop under 450 that I can use for spreadsheets, internet, word documents etc… Any suggestions? Would this be appropriate?

    • PCDad

      November 26, 2010 at 10:47 am

      This is a good basic computer. The fact you can upgrade the memory down the road and it has an HDMI output provides good value. The 2Ghs processor is the only drawback but it’s fine for the kids to do homework. $398 is the right price. More than that and start looking for same features with a faster processor and bigger hard drive. HP has been solid for me over the years.

  4. MagenA

    November 28, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    HOw does this compare with G72-B66US which comes with Intel core i3-370M processor (2.4Ghz). I got that one from staples for 499.00 and I’m wondering if the difference worth $100 more.

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