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HP G6 15.6 Inch 1TB 8GB AMD Quad Core Windows 8 Laptop.

<p>Compact and lightweight, this HP ultrabook is the ultimate combination of performance and portability. With Windows 8 and an Intel HD graphics card this small device can do big things. This ultrabook has a long battery life making it ideal for lectures, commutes or those constantly on the go.</p><p>CPU, Memory and Operating System:</p><ul><li>AMD Quad Core.</li><li>1.9GHz processor speed.</li><li>8GB RAM.</li><li>1000GB hard drive.</li><li>Microsoft Windows 8.</li></ul><p>Display features:</p><ul><li>15.6 inch screen.</li><li>High definition display.</li></ul><p>Graphics:</p><ul><li>AMD Radeon HD7640G graphics card.</li><li>Dedicated graphics card.</li></ul><p>Interfaces and connectivity:</p><ul><li>Secure Digital (SD), Multi-Media Card (MMC) compatible.</li><li>1 Ethernet port.</li><li>1 HDMI port.</li><li>Wi-Fi enabled.</li></ul><p>Multimedia features:</p><ul><li>HD webcam.</li><li>Built-in mic.</li></ul><p>General features:</p><ul><li>Up to 6 hours battery life.</li><li>Size H37.6, W24.4, D3.63cm.</li><li>Weight 2.48kg.</li><li>EAN: 887758037355.</li></ul>
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Sims 3
Is this laptop capable of running the Sims 3 and possible additional expansion packs?
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Georgie
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Hi there,

I have checked with the manufacturer for the HP G6 15.6 Inch 1TB 8GB AMD Quad Core Windows 8 Laptop and with the AMD Radeon HD with 7640G graphics card, Sims will work and other games.

I hope this helps and enjoy the rest of the day!
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Location: Acton Gate
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Adobe photoshop and premier elements
I am new to photo/ video editing and have recently been sent Adobe photoshop and premier elements 10 as a gift. i wondered if this laptop would be able to hand the requirements-

•1.6GHz or faster processor (including single-core support)
•Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service Pack 3, Windows Vista®, Windows 7 or Windows 8
•1GB of RAM (2GB for HD video functions)
•4GB of available hard-disk space (additional free space required during installation)
•Color monitor with 16-bit color video card
•1024x576 display resolution
•Microsoft DirectX 9 compatible display driver
•DVD-ROM drive
•Internet connection required for Internet-based services

or could you please suggest another laptop, im not ready for a mac yet
Age: 25 to 34
Gender: Male
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LEamington87
Location: Leamington spa
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Yes the software will run easily on this laptop.

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Angela
Location: Glasgow
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Hi,

The HP G6 15.6 Inch 1TB 8GB AMD Quad Core Windows 8 Laptop will support the requirements of the Adobe photoshop and premier elements software.

Hope this helps, thanks for using Argos Q&A
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Emma @ Argos
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Can you give the correct processor Ghz as 2 answers on previous questions conflict?
When looking through previous questions on the processor and its speed I have seen 2 different answers. In 1 the clock speed is given as 1.9ghz with 2.8Ghz under Turbo Mode, while another in response to the actual processor model gives the Ghz as 1.5Ghz boosting to 2.4Ghz under Turbo mode. Resarching the processor model number I found that the specifications are given as 1.5Ghz on AMDs own website.

Please can somebody clarify this.
Age: 35 to 44
Gender: Male
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shdln
Location: london
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The most likely correct answer, is that this laptop's processor runs at 1.9 Ghz in normal mode, increasing to 2.8 Ghz under Turbo Mode. The only way to know for sure is to buy the laptop to find out. The 1.5 Ghz to 2.4 Ghz specification may refer to an earlier processor type, with the newer upgrade having the faster speed.

However, although this laptop has a quad-core processor, they will only all run while in normal mode. When this laptop runs under Turbo Mode, only 2 or 3 cores can be active at a time, since at least one of the cores must be turned off to allow the other cores to run at the higher, Turbo Mode speed. For mutli-tasking and gaming, this is the best value laptop that you can buy for the money.

Create recovery disks as soon as possible, as although you can use the recovery software to recover your laptop to factory settings, this will be no good to you if you spill a drink on the keyboard, or have some other disaster.
Age: 45 to 54
Gender: Male
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Guardian
Location: Birmingham
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I'm sure the HP Laptop Model No is :G62365EA.

In which case it has an AMD A8-4500M APU (Quad Core) - 1.9Ghz - 2.8Ghz (w/turbo core)

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The AMD A8-4500M is a mobile quad-core processor based on the Trinity architecture. Officially introduced in Q2 2012, it is the direct successor to the Llano A-series of APUs (Accelerated Processing Unit). The processing unit is manufactured in 32nm SOI and integrates a 1.9 GHz CPU (up to 2.8 GHz w/ Turbo Core) with a relatively fast Radeon HD 7640G GPU alongside a dual-channel memory controller, video de- and encoders and a northbridge.

The CPU cores are based on a reworked Bulldozer architecture, called Piledriver. Although marketed as a quad-core processor, the A8-4500M includes only two modules with four integer-cores and two floating-point cores total. As a result, the CPU is not a true quad-core processor.

When compared to previous Bulldozer cores, AMD has managed to improve upon the IPC (instructions per clock) performance of Trinity cores while allowing for higher clock frequencies. However, when compared to its Llano predecessor, the multithreaded performance of Trinity has only been slightly improved. The enhanced Turbo Core 3.0 feature functions well in speeding up single threaded performance, although it is still not on the same level as Intel’s Turbo Boost equivalent. Regardless, AMD has managed to include other features as well, such as the AVX extension (including FMA) and support for AES encryption.

In terms of raw general performance, the A8-4500M performs similar to the Llano-based A8-3500M. Single-threaded workloads can especially benefit from the new architecture and the updated Turbo Core functionality. If compared to Intels Core-i3-series, the A8-4500M offers less performance in most cases. Nonetheless, CPU performance from the AMD processor should be sufficient for all daily workloads like Office, Internet browsing and even light video editing or gaming.

The integrated DirectX 11-compatible Radeon HD 7640G offers only 256 shader cores of the Trinity chip (7660G: 384) and, thanks to Turbo Core, will operate anywhere between 497 to 686 MHz depending on the current application demand. On average, the performance of the HD 7640G GPU is comparable to a dedicated Radeon HD 7610M and is even faster than the HD Graphics 4000 as found in Intel’s Ivy Bridge.

The power consumption of the A8-4500M APU is rated at 35 Watt TDP and is therefore comparable to mid-range dual-core Ivy Bridge processors. Consequently, the A8-4500M is best suited for 14-inch notebooks or larger.

Series AMD A-Series
Codename Trinity
Clock Rate 1900 - 2800 MHz
Level 2 Cache 4096 KB
Number of Cores / Threads 4 / 4
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power) 35 Watt
Transistor Count 1303 Million
Manufacturing Technology 32 nm
Die Size 246 mm2
Features SSE (1, 2, 3, 3S, 4.1, 4.2, 4A), x86-64, AES, AVX, FMA
64 Bit 64 Bit support
Hardware Virtualization AMD-V
Announcement Date 05/15/2012

Hope this Helps :-)

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Angela
Location: Glasgow
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Which graphics card does this HP Laptop have, and how long is it's battery life ?
Your online description contradicts itself, by describing both an HD Intel graphics card and an AMD Radeon graphics card.

Which is it, or does it have both ? Some of the newer Laptops have dual switchable graphics cards in them. Also, does it have any USB 3 ports on it ?
Age: 45 to 54
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Guardian
Location: Birmingham
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Hi,

Sorry for the delayed reply. When I looked (2/1/13), the Graphics card had been corrected to show just the AMD graphic card. Also, the HP G6 15.6 Inch 1TB 8GB AMD Quad Core Windows 8 Laptop has 2x3.0 USB ports and 1x2.0 USB port.

Hope this helps, thanks for using Argos Q&A
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Argos_Helper_160
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Is there a cd/dvd drive?
Age: 55 to 64
Gender: Female
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sophocles
Location: portsmouth
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Thank you for your question.

After looking into your query, I can confirm that the HP G6 15.6 Inch 1TB 8GB AMD Quad Core Windows 8 Laptop does have a CD/DVD drive.

Thank you for using Argos Q&A.
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Argos_Helper_63
Location: Acton Gate
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What colour is this product?
Other versions of this model say the colour in the description, but this one doesn't. Also, the image for this product is different to that of the other colours.
Age: 18 to 24
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Adam
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Hi,

The HP G6 15.6 Inch 1TB 8GB AMD Quad Core Windows 8 Laptop shown is 'Sparkling Black' colour

Hope this helps, thanks for using Argos Q&A
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Argos_Helper_160
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can it play sim city 2013?
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rosieandjim
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Simcity 2013 requires Windows XP/Vista/7, so simcity 2013 will not work on this PC
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Charlie
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will it run tropico 4 or civilisation
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notapcgamer
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Thank you for your question,

I can confirm that the HP G6 15.6 Inch 1TB 8GB AMD Quad Core Windows 8 Laptop would not be suitable for running Tropico 4 or the most recent Civilization game.

Thank you for using Argos Q&A.
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Argos_helper_146
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What is the exact model processor?
Its an AMD A8, but there are a few different A8s around. Which one exactly? Thank you.
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adam
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AMD A8-3500M:

The AMD A8-3500M is one of the first mobile CPUs from "A8-Series for Notebooks" family. This processor, built on newly announced Llano core, was introduced in June 2011 as a part of Sabine mobile platform along with two other members of A8-Series family. The CPU, marketed by AMD as Accelerated Processing Unit (APU), is aimed at mid-class / high-performance mainstream laptops with discreet-class graphics capabilities.

AMD Llano core is a fusion of improved "Stars" or K10 CPU cores, and high-performance integrated Graphics Processing Unit (GPU). The A8-3500M is produced using 32nm manufacturing process, and it features four CPU cores, each having 128 KB level 1 and 1 MB level 2 dedicated caches. The APU operates at 1.5 GHz clock frequency, which can be boosted as high as 2.4 GHz when not all CPU cores are active. The A8-3500M supports common instruction set extensions up to SSE3 / SSE4A, and standard K10 technologies, such as AMD64 and Virtualization.

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Angela
Location: Glasgow
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APU and GPU question?
A website stated that this laptop, in addition to having an HD 7640g built onto the APU (accelerated processing unit), it also has a dedicated Radeon 7450M. It also states it has 6GB of RAM, not 8. Is this true?
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Adam
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This item has 8GB of RAM.
The AMD Radeon HD 7640G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics is the combination of an integrated AMD HD 7640G APU processor graphics card and a dedicated entry level AMD HD G7670 M graphics card in crossfire combination.
It is called AMD Dual Graphics or asymmetric CrossFire and uses AFR (Alternate Frame Rendering) to render different frames on the two graphics cores.
Therefore the combination also suffers from micro stuttering (different spaces between two images lead to stuttering although the frame rate is high enough for fluent gaming with only one GPU).

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Age: 35 to 44
Gender: Female
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Angela
Location: Glasgow
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