Specifications: Laptops are excellent computing platforms but they do come with a few shortcomings. For instance, most of the laptops out there do not come with a number pad on their keyboards and the screen sizes are relatively small (compared to desktops). For those reasons, there are plenty of incentives to get yourself a larger laptop model and the new 17.3-inch HP G71-340US would make an excellent choice. The large keyboard and screen size on this 17-inch model will prove to be very satisfying indeed. This model comes with a 2.2Ghz Core 2 Duo processor, a 320GB 5400RPM hard drive and 4GB of DDR2 RAM. The 17.3-inch screen has a 1600 x 900 resolution and is a HD LED back-lit display. Other notable features include Altec Lansing speakers, 3 USB ports and a HDMI port.
Design: The HP G71-340US measures at around 16.24 x 10.9 x 1.5 inches and weighs 6.72 pounds. It may not be the most portable laptop around but it would nonetheless serve well as a desktop replacement model (especially if you seldom travel with your laptop). The external side, keyboard and screen bezel of this laptop is black in color while the area around the keyboard has a silver finish. Overall, this model has a stylish and professional feel to it.
Features & Performance: The competent specs on the HP G71-340US allows it to be a very versatile laptop model. Whether you plan to buy a laptop for play or work, this model would be able to handle your daily computing needs flawlessly. If you need some extra performance, you can always upgrade the RAM to a maximum of 8GB. This model also has one of the best values for a 17-inch model. At the moment, this model is selling for just around $729 per unit.