The laptop sports a sleek design with lightweight which makes it ideal for working on the move. It is best for office applications, net browsing and simple entertainment like music and movies. With a well built display, variegated networking options, a good webcam capable of recording 720p videos and high quality speakers and running on the latest OS, the laptop makes it up for not coming up with a powerful processor and good RAM.
Display and design
The HP 340 G1 (G1Q51UT) Laptop comes draped in a 22.9 mm black casing and weighs 2.0 Kg and thus is portable enough for you to carry it and use it on the move. It poses a 14-inch HD anti-glare LED-backlit Display with a maximum resolution of 1366 x 768 Pixels. The display gives you good clarity and keeps you glued to the screen without tiring your eyes. Besides the durable hinge the laptop also houses input devices such as - Touchpad with Multi-touch Gesture Support and a Full-sized island-style, Spill resistant keyboard with numeric keypad.
Processor and OS
The heart of the budget friendly HP 340 G1 (G1Q51UT) Laptop is loaded with a Intel Celeron Dual Core 2980U processor clocked at 1.6GHz to takes care of all the processes running on the laptop. To further elevate the performance, the CPU is also aided by a 2GB DDR3 RAM embedded in a 1 x 2 Gigabyte memory layout and comes with 2 SODIMM memory slots. An integrated Intel HD 4400 graphic processor ensures a good visual experience while playing games or watching movies. The laptop runs on the latest Windows 8.1 Operating System.
Camera, storage and multimedia
To give you a visually clear and noise free video calling experience the laptop comes with a good webcam and an in-built microphone. Being a budget laptop it compromises a bit on the storage front as it houses a 320GB SATA hard disk. The DVD Writer helps you burn important data and other files on CDs and DVDs with a blazing speed. For creating an entertainment friendly environment, the HP 340 G1 laptop bags in good quality Altec Lansing Stereo Speakers working on the HD Audio Solution software.
Battery and connectivity
The laptop is juices by a 4 Cell Li-Ion battery working on a 65 W AC power supply. This inexpensive laptop houses several connectivity options like - Ethernet, Wireless LAN 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, two USB 3.0 slot slots, one USB 2.o slot, one HDMI port, VGA port and Digital Media Reader.