HP Pavilion G7-1300

HP presents its range of laptops Pavilion G7-1300, a family of 17.3-inch notebooks whose sole purpose is to assist you in everyday tasks without making you spend all your savings. For our test, this is one of the most powerful versions was sent to us: Pavilion G7-1355ef.


To keep his promise of power and price, HP was good to make some concessions and that is the frame that appears to bear the majority. It consists of an old shiny plastic – slightly glittery. If the assembly is correct, some parts, such as wrist, sink when pressed. It is clearly on the entry level.

The keyboard, despite the presence of chiclet keys, suffers from the same problem as the chassis. It is fully functional (separate numeric keypad, well used space), it is still fake. In use, we note a striking short and not always very quiet.

The touchpad has a better appearance. Despite the presence of a coating slightly serrated, it retains a smooth ride and comfortable. Management features such as zoom and vertical and horizontal scrolling with two fingers is also possible.

For its part, the webcam offers image reproduction “classic”. It is again one of a design which will service when needed, but no more.

Lacks USB 3.0, connector G7-1300 still has the means to adequately meet current needs with three USB 2.0 ports, VGA and HDMI output, but also a microphone jack and a headphone jack, a port RJ45 (Ethernet) and finally a card reader. Side optical drive, there is a DVD burner drive.

The rise in temperature, such as the rise in noise is fairly limited. We regret, however, that the expulsion of the air is done by the slice. When using the G7 on our knees, it takes all the heat directly on the legs.

Measures audio inputs / outputs are conclusive. The mic is clean, and the more it is possible to use a traditional headset (2 mini-jack connectors) or a model car kit (one connector at four points, as on smartphones).

Side against pregnant, it’s not fabulous significant harmonic distortion before reaching the maximum volume, frequency response moving. We had hope that a greater portion of the sound spectrum in the green or at least in the orange (graph above). Here, the large gap between the bass and mid-high does not leave much hope for the assessment of listening. And the total absence of higher frequencies is detrimental for music. The noise level can certainly be high but the quality is not at the rendezvous.

The screen

The glossy screen of Pavilion G7-1300 displays a definition of 1600 x 900 pixels. If the amount of information displayed on the screen is correct, it would obviously preferred to find a Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), which is nothing exceptional about this size of notebook.

Anyway, the color rendition is pretty mediocre (delta E 12.2). Recent accuse, among other things, a blue (color temperature to 7900 Kelvin 6500 Kelvin against desired). Side contrast, it is not better: a black level measured at 0.62 cd / m² brightness for 184 cd / m², it does not exceed 300:1. If the use of a calibration profile can make the colors more natural colors, it can do nothing to enhance the contrast.

Configuration tested: Pavilion G7-1355ef

Configuration received test includes an Intel Core i3-2330M, 6GB memory, a graphics card AMD Radeon HD 7450M and 750GB hard drive (5400 rpm / min). Unlike the rest of our assessment test which can be applied to all Pavilion G7-1300 (see box), only the variation Pavilion G7-1355ef is concerned with our comments on performance.


The presence of the Intel Core i3-2330M, supported by no less than 6 GB of RAM, it is guaranteed to run without addicted common applications (office, web browsing, video playback …).

It can also run in a timely manner and in a timely manner heavier calculations (video encoding, image editing …). But be careful, if you practice this kind of activity on a frequent basis, opt for a Core i5 processor or better, Core i7, should be considered. Eventually the time savings can be quite substantial.

Without a SSD or HDD swift (7200 rev / min), the G7-1355ef is a little less than a minute to start and run different software. Extinction is about it a little less than fifteen seconds.


For graphics, AMD is who gets stuck with the Radeon HD 7750M. Perfectly at ease to decode Full HD video, it is however giving away wings 1355ef Pavilion G7-in games. Indeed, past little greedy few titles (FIFA 12 …), you must be willing to make concessions on the level of detail at first, then for the most demanding titles (Metro 2033 …), on definition.


If the dimensions (41.2 x 26.8 x 3.7 cm) and weight (3 kg) of this laptop are not suitable for travel, autonomy measured at 4 hours (video playback, headphones plugged in, screen at 100 cd / m², Wi-Fi and backlit keyboard disabled) allows him to not be too dependent on one outlet. It can therefore be transported from one room to another without necessarily walking charger.

Family Pavilion G7-1300

Family Pavilion G7-computer 1300 is very broad because nothing on the manufacturer’s website there are no less than 13 models with a price difference of about 30% between the two extremes.

Power configurations proposed model is that the office should remain your main activity in a range of variants for activity much larger, as the one tested here (G7-1355ef). It is this last which seems to offer the best power / price.

CPU power is not the only difference can be found between the different versions. The hard disk capacity can also vary from 320 GB to 750 GB

Side graphics, only models with AMD HD 7450M will offer some opportunities Thurs Again, the latter two criteria, the G7-1355ef that seems the most interesting since it includes both a hard disk of 750 GB graphics card AMD HD 7450M.

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