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The HP G60-519WM Pavilion is an ultra-affordable Windows 7 notebook built exclusively by HP for Walmart.

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Pros

ample RAM and disk space

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much more powerful and usable than an equivalently priced netbook

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extremely low cost

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large quality 15.6" display with 720p capable resolution (1366 x 768px)

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full sized keyboard with number pad

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fine for the majority of casual computer users

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includes Windows 7 - runs better on slower hardware than Vista

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faster hard drive than equivalently priced laptops. (7200RPM vs. 5400RPM)

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CD Burner

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cd burner is fast and very nice with lightscribe

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Runs Linux very well (opensuse 11.2 & 11.3 tried)

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All ports & power plug on the sides so it is easy to plug devices or tilt the computer backwards (e.g. view config info on bottom). Also is nice to use in limited space (front to back).

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Cons

no built in webcam / microphone combo

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large and heavy with poor battery life - not good for mobile computing

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slow 2.2GHz single core Celeron 900 processor

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keyboard and touchpad are offset to the left due to the number pad

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basic Intel GMA 4500M - capable of running 2D applications, and media playback only

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Palm restpad very sensitive - moves mouse cursor randomly.

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Dirt/dust on keyboard easily transferred to screen when closed.

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Screen (monitor) not constructed well. Discoloration of parts of viewing area due to stresses on the monitor framework.

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The HP G60-519WM Pavilion is an ultra-affordable Windows 7 notebook built exclusively by HP for Walmart. It was initially released on November 27th, 2009 (Black Friday) for only $298.00. It features an Intel Celeron processor, 3GB of DDR2 RAM, and a 250GB SATA hard-disc drive. Included are a plethora of fun-filled features like a DVD drive that supports custom Lightscribe labels; a 15.6” BrightView screen that can handle movies up to 1366x768; and Altec Lansing speakers for listening to music. Most notable about the G60-519WM is that it supports three total Internet options: WiFi, Ethernet, AND even old-school modem. Additional features include pre-packaged software suites like Microsoft Office, Norton Internet Security, and Cyberlink DVD Suite. 

Features
  • Windows 7 Notebook
  • Intel Celeron Processor
  • Extra Memory (DDR2)
  • Large Hard-Drive (SATA)
  • DVD Drive w/Labeling
  • BrightView Screen
  • Altec Lansing Speakers
  • WiFi
  • Ethernet
  • Modem
  • INCLUDED SOFTWARE
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty
Specifications
  • OS: Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Processor: Intel Celeron Processor 900 (2.2GHz)
  • Memor: 3GB DDR2
  • Hard Drive: 250GB SATA, 7200rpm
  • Display: 15.6” (1366x768)
  • Graphics: Intel Media Accelerator 4500M
  • Optical: LightScribe SuperMulti DVD
  • Wireless: 802.11b/g
  • Ethernet: 10/100
  • Modem: 56k
  • Battery: 6-cell
  • Audio: Altec Lansing
  • Interface: USB, VGA, Mic,Headphone
Included Software
  • Microsoft Works 9
  • Microsoft Office Home/Student 2007 Edition (60-day Trial)
  • Symantec Norton Internet Security 2009 (60-day Trial)
  • Cyberlink DVD Suite
  • Muvee Reveal
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • HP Games
Post Review
Anonymous
12/21/2010 01:28

Anyone know whether this is a SATA 1 (150MB/s) or SATA 2 (300MB/s) connection for the harddrive?

Yale

Yale

12/21/2010 11:16

Pretty sure this has an Intel ICH9M south-bridge, which means it should be SATA 2. Either way new SATA 2 drives are backwards compatible with SATA 1 so you shouldn't worry.

Anonymous
12/21/2010 01:25
Anonymous
11/01/2010 02:01

Bought this for my mom who uses it mostly to play games. Had issues with first one but was able to get replacement. Now the battery will not charge nor will the computer work with the battery installed. Works fine with battery pulled and connected to outlet. Any idea on how to remedy?

Erik

Erik

11/01/2010 03:28

Try reseating the battery, making sure it makes proper contact and there is no debris on the contacts of the battery or the laptop. If this doesn't work, it sounds like you need a new battery.

Slbrown1962@hotmail.com
12/28/2009 10:37

i thought the Celeron processor worked great for the price and the unit was very well worth the 3 1/2 hr wait in line to get it

John Bolt
11/08/2009 11:51

I've had it less than a day (this is my 1st laptop) and it's already locked up forcing me to Cntl+Alt+Del - nothing too odd for Microsoft I guess. I"m still glad I got it as its a great value.

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