The HP 242 G1 (E7M10PA) is apt for youngsters who aren't willing to spend much but want a laptop mainly for gaming. It sports pretty decent specs in every department but lacks any user friendly OS.
Display, CPU and OS
The HP 242 G1 (E7M10PA) sports a 14-inch HD LED backlit display with a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels. The matte anti glare finish on the top protects your eyes from harmful rays and provides clear visibility even under the sun.
On the inside, the HP 242 G1 (E7M10PA) is equipped with a 2.4GHz Intel Core i3 processor from the third generation and based on HM77 Express chipset. It is assisted by a regular 4GB DDR3 RAM which runs at 1,600MHz and is further expandable up to 16GB via two DIMM slots. It is devoid of any user friendly OS.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
Armed with a HP TrueVision HD webcam and dual array digital microphone, the HP 242 G1 (E7M10PA) offers clear and noise free video calling experience. The massive 1TB SATA hard disk operating at 5,400rpm relieves the user of any kind of storage problem. It also packs a DVD RW Drive for transferring data via disks.
The NVIDIA N14M-GS GeForce 730M graphics processor with dedicated 2GB DDR3 memory gives you the provision to have fun with intensive games and videos without facing any lag. The dual stereo speakers further boost your multimedia experience.
Battery and Connectivity
The laptop sips the required amount of juice from a 4 cell Li-ion battery. On the connectivity front, it gets options like Gigabit Ethernet, two USB 3.0 ports, HDMI out, WLAN, digital media reader, Bluetooth v4.0 and one USB 2.0 slot.