CNET Editors’ rating
3.5 stars Very good
The good: The HP Pavilion g4-1215dx has a great price, an attractive-for-the-price design, and better-than-average speakers, as well as enough graphics performance to play basic games.
The bad: A slower-performing AMD A4 processor is better than other bargain-basement processors, but less powerful than Intel’s Core i3; screen colors look washed out; battery life is merely average.
The bottom line: Budget shoppers take note: the extremely aggressively priced HP Pavilion g4-1215dx is a worthwhile laptop pick for those who want a basic, cheap computer. It’s hard to find a decent laptop for less–and we’ve seen lesser laptops that cost more. More