HP makes new G62t budget laptop available starting at $599.99

HP makes new G62t budget laptop available starting at $599.99

Summary: Without much fanfare, HP has put up the new G62t laptop for sale on its Website. For $599.


Without much fanfare, HP has put up the new G62t laptop for sale on its Website. For $599.99, you get a system with a new Intel Core i3-330M processor, 3GB of DDR3 RAM, 160GB hard drive, DVD burner, 15.6-inch LED-backlit display, and Windows 7 Home Premium. You can upgrade it all the way up to a Core i7-620M CPU, 4GB of memory, 500GB hard drive, and a Blu-ray reader/DVD writer combo drive, though maybe you want a different laptop if you're going to all that trouble. Regardless, you're stuck with Intel's integrated graphics no matter the configuration.

Then again, the G62t looks less like a typical HP laptop—as Engadget points out, it resembles the HP Envy instead. And at half the price, it might be a good deal if you can live with the more pedestrian specs.

Topics: Hardware, Hewlett-Packard, Laptops, Mobility

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  • Budget Laptop

    Whats wrong with an AMD dual core, 3g of ram and windows XP, and cut the cost some more.
    • You're an idiot

      AMD: Little to no parallelism support, heat, power requirements, slower ram, no triple channel ram, same price as intel in mobile division

      XP: To recap, you're an imbecile, XP is EOL, and uses more system resources than windows 7. Stop being the kid everyone hates trumpeting how his commodore 64 rocks infinitely harder than his friend's playstation 3 and modernize.

      Cost: You get what you pay for.

      The message your writing sends about you: You're lazy, you live in the upper top right-hand quarter of the continent, you think unions are a fantastic idea, you don't have a job, and you're too good work at something less than a 9-5 at some company you're woefully under-qualified to be at as the janitor, as a manager, the term paying dues has never crossed your mind. However, that being said, no one will ever hire you because you're too full of yourself. You've even managed to convince yourself you love AMD and opensource because you're a better person than the people who like competing products, when really, these are just delusions of grandeur, and no one wants to have anything to do with you.
      • holy cannoli batman

        All those insults and hate in reply to a one sentence question. You've been constipated recently, haven't you?
        • re: holy cannoli batman

          Beautifully and succinctly put my friend!
      • whatever

        My choice of using and/or wanting AMD is from years of using it and yes I do use open source, I also use XP because it works for me. I will never go to win 7 because I don't need it, it doesn't justify the cost. Talk about an imbecile, pushing products I don't want. They can make this for you if that is what you want, I am not you, I want something different. But this is my opinion, there was no reason to be rude or nasty about it.
        • Far be it...

          ...for me to support those wild insults brought on by one too many Linux fanbois, but...

          Consider that XP *is* EOL. That means nothing more than security fixes for it--and frankly XP has never been exactly well armored against attack. And even those will end in 2014.

          Win 7 offers a solid price benefit because A) It's far more hardened against attack, B) It actually uses a smidge less resources, C) It's smart enough to shift the display burden to the graphics co-processor where it belongs.

          Not to mention Win 7's search abilities are the single most compelling feature for update.

          In short, what you're saying is you don't need a system hardened against attack, you don't need performance improvement, and you don't need the convenience of instant search.

          Good for you. Let me know how that 8088 performs, will you? :)
  • HP problems with audio output jacks for headphones

    I have a G71 and a dv7 2000, both by HP and purchased this year. My dv7 2000 has defective audio-output jacks (yep two). When a standard-sized headphone jack is plugged in, sound stops and the program running the sound halts. Sometimes power and battery must be disconnected so as to achieve shutdown and reboot.

    My dv7 2000 is now back from HP Service via warranty. A sound-card was replaced but the headphone jacks are still totally dysfunctional.

    Web searches enabled me to learn that other people have this problem, and with other dv7 models too.
    • Relevance?

      This is neither a G71 or a DV7. Try to stay on
      topic and not crap on something you have no
      experience with.
  • RE: HP makes new G62t budget laptop available starting at $599.99

    I have no opinion. I dont care. Im curious why some of you computer dorks get so defensive and down right evil. I guess its the fact that you spend 90% of your day in the basement of your moms house because you have ZERO social skills. Hey, put down the keyboard and mouse, walk upstairs, go outside, AND GET A LIFE!
  • RE: HP makes new G62t budget laptop available starting at $599.99

    That hurts my feelings. I'm telling my mom, but only AFTER she removes the washer from my bedroom.
    • RE: HP makes new G62t budget laptop available starting at $599.99

      aktisman and 49jdfan - come on you two need to chill - what about the new G62t budget laptop? Stay focused! What about being stuck with Intel?s integrated graphics? That's the crime here. When will HP learn, that Intel?s integrated graphics is junk,and anyone who thinks otherwise is just IMPRUDENT!
      • IMPRUDENT????

        What is this? Come on? Stay focused and then you use the word Imprudent? Well, I prefer the following: brash, careless, foolhardy, foolish, heedless, ill-advised, ill-considered, ill-judged, impolitic, improvident, incautious, inconsiderate, indiscreet, inexpedient, injudicious, irresponsible, leaving self wide open, off the deep end, overhasty, playing with fire, rash, reckless, temerarious, thoughtless, unadvisable, unthinking, unwise.
        • Playing with Fire?

          C'mon ladies. I think the G62t is going to be awesome and sell like pancake. There are plenty of my friends that are waiting for the grass to grow so they can get a job mowing that grass and save up the money to buy this new machine. But by that time there may already be another new machine on the market. What will we do then? Maybe the bugs in this machine will be worked out by the time lawn mowing season arrives and then we will have nothing to worry about. Except how many more lawns will we have to mow before we can afford the sequel to this machine? I have to go watch Star Trek now.
          • Huh?

            Dude, by the time you have the money to buy this lappy it will be obsolete. I find begging on the corner downtown brings in much more pay than actually doing work! You could have it in a week.
  • Not a breakthrough pricepoint

    I bought a Dell Inspiron 1545 at Staples for $499:
    Intel Dual-Core T4300 2.1GHz
    4GB RAM
    450GB Hard Drive
    15.6" Display
    DVD Burner
    Windows 7 Home Premium

    Sounds like a similar machine for $100 less. Maybe it was a special sale deal by Staples, but it establishes a value-for-price point in my mind nevertheless.
  • RE: HP makes new G62t budget laptop available starting at $599.99

    I would never buy a laptop at Staples. Sounds like you got a lemon of a laptop at about the right price - which you paid too much for in my mind. Do you go around telling people, "Dude, I got a Dell!" ? Yikes. HP Rocks and this G62t is a Cadillac for the price of a Yugo, man. To each her own I guess.
  • Beware the HP heat!

    I know everyone has heard horror stories about every brand, but beware HP laptops! Everyone I know with an HP laptop (and I'm a student, so that mean a lot of people) has had issues with over-heating, most of which had the motherboard (video chip) go out. Do a search and you'll find several forums with thousands of entries by angry hp laptop owners. Just take a look- HP puts in good specs for the price but does not allow for adequate cooling. It's a crime that they have given newer laptops a such a short mean time to failure. The only way we can vote is apparently with our dollar, so lets do so. Don't buy HP laptops. You'll be sorry if you do sooner or later.