The recenly launched HP Pavilion g series consumer-class budget notebook PCs are now available with AMD’s processors.
Previously Intel-only series now includes the AMD Vision-branded Pavilion g4, g6, and g7 pre-configured models, such as the g4-1015dx, g6-1a60us, and g7-1075dx, all with dual-core AMD CPUs and Radeon 4250 integrated graphics.
AMD-based notebooks used to be cheaper than their Intel counterparts, but the prices are very similar in this case. For example, the 15.6″ g6-1a60us with the AMD Athlon II P360 2.3GHz, 4GB of RAM, and a 320GB HDD costs $530.94 (Amazon), while the g6-1a69us with the faster Intel Core i3-380M 2.53GHz CPU, 4GB RAM and a larger 500GB hard drive can be found for $549.99 (HP).
However, advantage of AMD models could be better graphics performance of the Radeon 4250, when compared to Intel’s HD integrated GPUs found in currently available g Pavilions.