The decision to purchase a new laptop isn’t always an easy one, due to all of the different names, models, and features in today’s ever-changing technology. One brand that consistently puts out solid, affordable laptops is HP. If you’re after an easily-customizable budget laptop, the HP 340S G7 is definitely a good choice. It can be ordered with Windows 10 as the OS and a bright 14-inch display with either a typical 1366 x 768 HD resolution or FHD 1920 x 1080 resolution.
The720p HD camera allows you to take decent photos or videos. This laptop’s overall configuration is ENERGY STAR qualified. The cheapest configuration option includes an Intel Core i3 processor, which is fast enough for most general tasks. You might want to go with an i5 or i7 processor if you really want the most that the G7 can offer. Even with the i3 processor, however, it will be able to handle some simple games or mid-level games at low settings.
There is an HP Long Life 3-cell battery (41-Wh Li-Ion) that is internal and not replaceable. It is serviceable by warranty. You can get up to 12 hours per charge. Another feature is a 45-watt AC adapter and 1.0 power cord w/ C5 connector. The HP 340S G7 comes with a clickpad with support for multi-touch gestures and a full-size island-style keyboard.
For the operating system, Windows 10 Home 64 and Pro are both options. HP recommends Windows 10 Pro for businesses and professional users. If you just want to use this as a budget laptop for your own personal needs, just stick with Windows 10 Home.
This lightweight HP laptop has a 79.1% screen to body ratio and asteroid silver finish. The narrow border 14-inch display easily fits inside a 13-inch chassis.
HP 340S G7 Specifications
Here are the specs for the HP 340S G7:
• Processor: Intel Core i3 dual-core or i5 / or i7 quad-core
• Display: 14-inch SVA anti-glare WLED-backlit (220-nits) OR IPS eDP anti-glare FHD (250-nits)
• Memory: 4GB (1-DIMM) / 8GB (1-DIMM) or 16GB (2-DIMMs) DDR4-2666 PC4
• Internal storage 128GB M2 SATA-3 TLC Solid State Drive or 512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD with optional 16GB Intel Optane 3D Xpoint Solid State Drive
• Graphics: Intel UHD or Iris Plus graphics – integrated
The i3 processor only comes with a 4MB cache, while the i5 processor comes with 6MB and the i7 processor comes with 8MB.
There is advanced wireless internet – either Realtek Wi-Fi (2×2) or Intel AX201 Wi-Fi 6 (2×2) combined with Bluetooth 5 combo.
In summary, the HP 340S G7 is a really good, lightweight notebook that offers a lot with its compact 3.24 lb form.