HP Pavilion G6-2132NR Review

The HP Pavilion G6-2132NR is a newer-release laptop from HP (it was released in late July 2012, if I’m not wrong), has a price tag below $500 (at the time of this review) and just by looking at the published features and specs, the HP Pavilion G6-2132NR looks like a great fit for students and casual users. If you’re a power user and you need to do serious multitasking on it, the 4GB of DDR3 memory might not be sufficient but you can always upgrade it with another stick of 4GB of DDR3 memory.

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Who is it for? discussing who would benefit most from this laptop...

  • Student
    with a 3.2Ghz Processor, 4GB DDR3 memory, 640GB hard drive, 15.6-inch screen, a 7-hour battery life (which is impressive!), WiFI b/g/n + USB 3.0 and a DVD±RW, the HP Pavilion G6-2132NR should perform very well. Oh and, not very long time ago I was a student myself and all I can say I would have loved to do my homework on such a laptop! ;)

  • Casual User
    if you need basic-to-moderate computing power and you're on a budget, then the HP Pavilion G6-2132NR is a solid & affordable option for you. I think the average users will find this laptop perfectly capable of surfing the internet, creating excel and word documents, emailing, watching movies in HD, playing your favorite music or video chatting online with your friends.

  • Business User
    I'm pretty sure the business users will enjoy working with the HP Pavilion G6-2132NR laptop. A 7-hour battery life is really impressive, seriously. The large hard drive is probably more than enough for business usage, and if you need fast transfers with other peripherals the USB 3.0 will come very handy. This model, HP Pavilion G6-2132NR, does not have a BlueTooth connection, but luckily there are plenty of ways to "add" Bluetooth feature to any computer with USB port ;)

  • Power User
    Although it should multitask well in it's factory form, the HP Pavilion G6-2132NR will perform even better once you upgrade the RAM memory from 4GB to 8GB. If you need to run graphics-intensive software, this laptop might not be a good fit. The AMD Radeon HD 7520G won't help you with a great gaming experience. The good part is that you can easily upgrade it's memory to 8GB. The HP Pavilion G6-2132NR laptop can hold a maximum of 8GB of DDR3 memory, with one 4GB module installed to each slot. Although this is a good laptop, it will perform even better once you upgrade the RAM from 4GB to 8GB.

  • Gaming
    If you need to run graphics-intensive games, this HP Pavilion G6-2132NR might not be a good fit. The AMD Radeon HD 7520G won't help you with a great gaming experience. With AMD Radeon HD 7520G & the correct game settings you should be able to play modern games fluently at low-to-medium detail settings and HD resolution.


This laptop seems to be a rock-solid machine at an excellent price. Take a look at the published specs and you will be impressed: Windows 7-64 Bit, 640GB of Disk Space, 4GB of DDR3, 2 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports and you'll definitely enjoy the 7-hour Battery Life (up-to). If you're a student, a businessman or maybe a casual user this laptop should really suit your needs.

For this price (below $450 at the time of this review) there aren't really cons to speak of.

User Reviews: what others think?

As of yet, there are only eight user reviews out there and both of them speak very good about this laptop. Those who already purchased the HP Pavilion G6-2132NR were really impressed. The most helpful review (as voted by more than 30 people) is from someone who said "Overall a good value with minor niggles" and that he will be happy to recommend it to others.

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In conclusion, this isn't a laptop very fit for all categories. As it stands, it can be very good for a casual user and good for a student. It can also suit a business user as well in its present state. If you upgrade the RAM to 8 GB, you may be able to use it in a few power user activities too. Please let us know if you enjoyed reading the HP Pavilion G6-2132NR review. Thank you!
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Technical Details

Processor AMD A6-4400M 3.2GHz (2 Cores)
Video Card AMD Radeon HD 7520G
RAM Memory 4GB DDR3
Audio Dolby Advanced Audio v2 with Altec Lansing Speakers
Operating System Windows 7 @ 64-bit
Display 15.6-inch 1366 x 768px
Storage Drive 640 GB 5400rpm
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
USB 2.0 Ports 1
USB 3.0 Ports 2
Built-in Camera 1.3 MP
Built-in Microphone Yes
Optical Drive DVD±RW
Memory Card Reader Yes
Bluetooth -
Headphone-out Yes
VGA-out Yes
HDMI-out Yes
LAN-out Yes
Color Black
Width 14.80 in.
Depth 9.61 in.
Height 1.20 in.
Weight 5.46 lbs lbs.
Battery Life up to 7 hours
Warranty 1 Year Limited

Updated on January 6th, 2013

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