The HP 245 G2 (J7V36PA) is made for people who are too tight on budget. It will definitely cause slowness while handling powerful applications, but then that's what should be acceptable in this price range. However, it has a decent battery backup and possesses a SuperMulti drive.
Display and Outfit
The HP 245 G2 (J7V36PA) comes with a 14-inch HD LED backlit display which looks pretty sharp with a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels. The black coated outfit carries a soft finish on the whole body to impart a smart outlook. It has a waist of 29.5mm and a weight of 2.1kg.
Configuration and OS
At the heart of the HP 245 G2 (J7V36PA), there is a 1.5GHz AMD quad-core A4 5000 processor working in combination with a mere 2GB DDR3 RAM. The RAM's memory can be further expanded up to 8GB via single DIMM slot. The ATI Radeon HD 8330 graphics unit is capable of managing moderately demanding games and movies well. It ships with 64 bit Ubuntu OS.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
The HP 245 G2 (J7V36PA) comes with a simple webcam for handling the video calling requirements of the user. The 500GB SATA hard disk provides plenty of space for creating a library of files and folders. With the SuperMulti DVD RW drive, the laptop also gives you the scope to run all kinds of disks. The stereo speakers provide HD Audio solution.
Battery and Connectivity
The HP 245 G2 (J7V36PA) promises up to 3.5 hours of uninterrupted service with a 6 cell Li-ion battery. From the connectivity point of view, the laptop supports features like Ethernet port, digital media reader, HDMI out, WLAN, Bluetooth v4.0, VGA port and two USB 2.0 slots.