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Black Friday Laptop: HP G72-227WM 17.3″ Dual Core Laptop for $398 at Walmart

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Almost all of the Black Friday Laptop deals have been released, and according to reports from CNN there are several Black Friday Laptop deals from Walmart for Black Friday 2010. One of the deals is what we expect to be the HP G72-227WM 17.3″ dual core laptop for $398; it is part of the HP G72 series.

The HP G72-227WM that is reported to be available on Black Friday at Walmart will likely have an Intel Pentium  Dual Core processor, 3GB RAM and a 320GB hard drive. The 17.3″ display comes with a 1600  x 900 resolution and is likely powered by integrated Intel HD graphics that will be find for watching online video or a DVD, but not for intense gaming.

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.

You can also find similarly configured HP G72 models on Black Friday, like the HP G72-B63NR from Radio Shack for $449 and the HP G72-B62US from Office Depot for $399 (after a $50 mail in rebate).

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

Video of a Similar HP G72 Notebook from Walmart:

HP Pavilion G72-227WM Detailed Specifications from HP:

Product Name G72-227WM
Product Number XN517UA#ABA
Microprocessor Dual Core) Intel Pentium Processor T4500
Microprocessor Cache 2.30GHz
Memory 3GB
Memory Max 8GB
Video Graphics Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500M
Video Memory Up to 1309MB
Hard Drive 320GB (5400RPM)
Multimedia Drive SuperMulti 8X DVD±R/RW with Double Layer Support
Display 17.3” diagonal High Definition+ HP BrightView LED Display (1600 x 900)
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 integrated numeric keypad
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 16.22″ (W) x 10.59″ (D) x 1.27″ (min H)/1.47″ (max H)
Weight 6.60 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 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.

37 Comments

  1. Diane R

    November 15, 2010 at 10:32 am

    Does this laptop have a built in web camera?

    • Bubba Gump

      November 26, 2010 at 9:41 am

      No. It doesn’t. I bought it today (Black Friday ’10) at Walmart.

  2. Diane

    November 15, 2010 at 10:34 am

    Also — I am looking for a laptop for my 11 yr daughter. She does a lot of social sites, photo editing, movie making, etc. Looking for a good deal under $500. Any other recommendations you have would be greatly appreciated.

    Of course — she doesn’t want a “black” laptop…something with color! :-0

  3. K.D.

    November 15, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    This says not for gaming…does that mean it would not be good for the games on facebook? If not, why? It has more memory than my desktop and my bf’s laptop that are fine for those games so I don’t understand why this says not good for gaming. Any advise/info is appreciated. Thanks. :)

    • lion

      November 21, 2010 at 11:52 am

      i think they mean like wow (world of warcraft) and mmog games

    • T.W.

      December 3, 2010 at 6:06 pm

      It means games that have very intense graphic usage such as Call of Duty, or other PC games. Nearly any computer is fine for facebook games.

  4. JFM

    November 15, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    Games on Facebook are, depending on the game, very simple in terms of load on a cpu. They’re click based games that are driven by flash or even less. Any Facebook game would play fine on this computer or any similar notebook, provided you have a decent internet connection. When they say gaming they’re talking about actual games that require high end graphics/gaming cards and heavy duty computer speeds to get the full “gaming experience.” Think of it as the difference in a game you’d play on XBox2 or PS3 and a Farmville on Facebook.

  5. Name (required)

    November 15, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    Does this computer have a back lit keyboard? I want one with it

    • TomN

      November 21, 2010 at 8:55 am

      No, it does not have a black lit keyboard.

  6. K.D.

    November 15, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    Thank you JFM. :)

    I really want to get this laptop!

  7. Philip

    November 17, 2010 at 8:59 am

    It doesnt have webcam right? Thats the only thing.

  8. alexis

    November 20, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    The guy in the video says it has a built in webcam!

    • Josh Smith

      November 20, 2010 at 6:20 pm

      We are pretty sure the Walmart version doesn’t have a webcam. the video is of a similar model.

      • yayforhp

        December 7, 2010 at 3:43 am

        Hello Josh,

        Sorry to bother, but would you please be able to tell me if this computer has a built in mic?

        thanks!

  9. TomN

    November 21, 2010 at 9:02 am

    I own one of these laptops and the trackpad is horrible. Hovering my thumb over the spacebar and I type, causes the cursor to move… and yes, I’m not touching the trackpak at all. Lowering the sensitively causes it to not work reliably. There is no real tactile boundary for the pad area either. You have to look closely but it’s a continuous surface where your hands rest. This seems like a feature, but it’s not; it makes it very hard to orient yourself quickly and keep your palms off that territory. Basically, if you plan to use an external mouse all the time, then it’s not an issue.

  10. K.D.

    November 22, 2010 at 11:47 am

    I looked at Wal-Mart, wanted to see it in person before buying on Friday, but they only had the 4gb model and a different hp laptop on display. Both of them had missing/broken keys on the keyboard…does this mean hp keys break easy and are a problem or are the displays just maybe really beat up from rough people messing with them???

    Anyone had a problem with their hp laptop keys breaking off?

    It has me concerned. Thanks for any response. :)

    • CoachScott

      November 23, 2010 at 6:15 am

      I have an HP laptop that has traveled with me for 5 years, spent a year near the humidity of the Caribbean, and generally been well-used every day. I don’t have any keys missing – and plan to keep this one connected to my peripherals so we can print/scan/access all of our devices wirelessly. I currently use it as my daily workhorse, and I’ll buy another HP to replace this one – which should tell you something about my experience.

      • K.D.

        November 24, 2010 at 10:58 am

        Thank you! That makes me feel better. :)

  11. jim bob duggar

    November 24, 2010 at 7:46 am

    Pick a new career.

  12. Name (required)

    November 24, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    does this laptop have a memory card reader?

    • Conan o' Brien

      November 24, 2010 at 10:46 pm

      Yes, that’s what the 5-in-1 card reader stands for.

  13. Name (required)

    November 24, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    cud anybody pls reply as soon as possible!

  14. justboughtone!

    November 26, 2010 at 11:34 am

    hey everyone…this seems like a great laptop…but does it have the capibility to play SIMS 3? i mainly bought it to play this game…i no it says not good for games but others say different. please comment back to me.!(email:BrookeBanana225@yahoo.com please email me if you know but if not than dont spread my email to other website. thank you.

  15. yayforHP

    November 26, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    my only question is if this computer has a built in microphone?

    I would highly appreciate if someone could respond…many thanks

    • gmm

      November 27, 2010 at 5:29 pm

      no, think no mike

  16. ron

    December 7, 2010 at 12:13 am

    got this on black friday but have not opened it yet…still trying to decide.

    can anyone who already bought it tell me how is the battery life? 2 hours? 3 hours?

    thanks.

  17. Anissa

    December 8, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    I bought this on black friday. Have not opened it either. Wanted to see if i cound get a better deal with a web cam built in. Havent found one yet for for an affordable price. i may just have to buy a web cam an attach it to this one. overall, wanted to know what people thought about it. I have till Friday of this week and then, i wont be able to returned it. Thanks.

  18. Lisa

    February 19, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    The problem am having with this is the touch pad gets stuck all the time which is quite frustrating you would need an external mouse to use this laptop

  19. Joanne

    May 18, 2011 at 10:07 am

    Does it have wireless card?

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