The mid-range laptop strikes the right balance between price and performance. The laptop completely justifies its price with attributes like a good processor, ample RAM, good speakers, a well built large display, dedicated external graphics card for rich visuals with a good gaming environment and finally behind the curtain is a powerful battery.
Display and design
The HP 470 G1 (E9Y63EA) Laptop packs in a 17.3-inch HD LED-backlit HD+ anti-glare Display which supports a maximum resolution of 1600 x 900 Pixels. The laptop comes covered within a 25.3 mm thick black colour outfit and weighs 2.8 Kg. Beneath the display it comes with a Full-sized, Spill-resistant keyboard with numeric keypad and a Touchpad with multi-touch gestures support.
Processor and OS
The laptop is empowered by 4th generation Intel Core i5-4200M processor and within a Intel HM87 Express chipset with a processing speed of 2.5 Ghz. Working in consonance with the CPU is a 4GB DDR3 RAM with a further expansion capacity up to 16GB via two SODIMM memory slots. The external 1GB AMD Radeon HD 8750M graphic processor of the machine aids in giving good visuals and also provides a rich graphic ambience for playing games and watching movies. The laptop is shipped with a 64-bit Windows 7 Professional.
Camera, storage and multimedia
The HP 470 G1 (E9Y63EA) laptop is armed with a webcam and a Dual Array Microphone to provide clear and noise free video calling experience. The camera also shoots Full HD videos and clicks decent quality still photos. The laptop uses a 500 GB SATA type hard disk as the primary memory to give users enough space to store their data. The DVD+/-RW SuperMulti Drive allows users to easily copy files from a disc as well as burn data on it.The in-built speakers renders good quality sound as it runs on DTS Studio Sound technology.
Battery and connectivity
The laptop is fuelled by a 6 Cell Li-Ion battery that keeps the show running for 8.15 hours. On the connectivity front the device houses options like- Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0, two USB 3.0 slots, two USB 2.0 slots, one HDMI port, Digital Media Reader and VGA Port.