HP 15-g019wm 15.6″ Charcoal Laptop

Powered by 1 GHz AMD E1-2100 Accelerated Processor, HP 15-g019wm is very much an entry level PC and supports only basic computing tasks like typing, emailing, browsing web and social networking. People still love such laptops or notebooks, mainly because these machines have roomy keyboards, big screen and a low price tag ($310 at Wal-Mart). Currently, it is available at Amazon at discounted price. It could be a decent choice unless you’re looking for a significantly faster machine. HP 15-g019wm has a 15.6 inch screen and it is 1” thick. The laptop weighs about 4.83lbs only. Thus, user can carried it out easily. Like other low end laptops, it also offers 4GB DDR3L SDRAM and 500GB hard drive. It is not a touch enabled laptop. HP 15 g019wm comes with DVD drive and has USB 3.0 port. To know more about this laptop read following review on specifications and performance of the laptop.

HP 15-g019wm specification and performance

When it comes to processing power, HP 15-g019wm doesn’t come with a remarkable configuration. The AMD E1-2100 is dual core accelerated processor. Each core of this dual core APU operates with 1 GHz and has 2MB of L2 cache. TDP rating of this accelerated processor is 9 watts. The graphics is powered by integrated AMD Radeon HD 8210 Graphics. Although, it supports DirectX 11.1 but it is not a strong graphics. User should keep in mind that it won’t run most of the latest games. Some older games like starcraft 2, Anno 2070 etc can run in low details and settings. If you are on tight budget but expect little more performance, you can consider HP 15-g029wm which comes with a faster quad core processor. HP 15-g029wm will cost you around $350.

As mentioned earlier, HP 15-g019wm is integrated with 4GB DDR3L SDRAM. Maximum memory supported by the laptop is 4GB and it comes with 500GB 5400 rpm HDD.   Hard drive comes preinstalled with Windows 8.1 operating system. However, you can expect more from these kinds of machines.

The 15.6” HD BrightView LED-backlit display supports maximum resolution of 1366×768, which supports up to 720p high definition playback. When it comes to sound, HP 15 g019wm offers high definition audio with stereo speakers. The keyboard comes with numeric keypad.

Ports and connectivity features include Multi-format digital media card reader for Secure Digital cards,1 USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0, 1 HDMI output, 1 RJ-45 (LAN), 1 Headphone-out/microphone-in combo jack. Network connectivity includes Fast Ethernet and 802.11 b/g/n wi-fi.

HP 15-g019wm comes with 3-cell 31WHr 2.8Ah lithium-ion polymer battery which offers up to 6 hours (approx.) of battery life.

Pros of HP 15-g019wm

Inexpensive laptop

USB 3.0

DVD Drive

Cons of HP 15-g019wm

Not a touch screen laptop

No Bluetooth

18 Responses to HP 15-g019wm 15.6″ Charcoal Laptop

  1. jenna says:

    This hp charcoal 15.6″ 15-g019wm laptop pc with amd review doesn’t say anything about Skype. Can it run this program? I’m very simple all I need it for is Skype and simple website such as applying for jobs, downloading some documents not many but some mainly just internet use. But my main concern is can it skype? I checked out a few others and they actually told me they couldn’t skype which in turn, turned me away. So please respond that would be great to know. Thank you.

  2. Emmanuel says:

    Can i change the processor? If yes will it run latest game?

    • wpadmin says:

      No. Microprocessors like this one are soldered on motherboard, thus, upgrading or replacing them is very very difficult

  3. Darrell says:

    Can the keyboard on the HP 15-g019 be changed to backlit keyboard?

    • wpadmin says:

      yes you can but you have to buy a motherboard too because for plugging all the lights for the keyboard.However, The cost of those and labor cost may be more expensive than the machine itself.

      • shawn says:

        what would be a motherboard that will work in this laptop

        • wpadmin says:

          Most HP motherboards have the part number on the bottom of the laptop, printed on a white label located either behind the memory slot, or on the memory slot it self. Most of the labels will say “REPLACE WITH HP SPARE”. The part number consists of 6 numerical digits followed by a dash and 3 more numerical digits.
          Most probably part number – 750633-501 you can confirm with HP

  4. Ruger says:

    Can the laptop run downloaded programs, such as Minecraft, without lagging? I am possibly getting one for my kids, and that is one of the downloaded programs that they have. The computer has a 4Gb RAM, but I’m not sure how good that actually is.

  5. zackery samaniego says:

    can this laptop be upgraded in graphics? such as putting a different graphics card in it ? or would it be better to buy a different one ?

  6. N. Phipps says:

    The HP 15-g019wm — Terminology used is confusing. I have a 15-pin VGA port in the laptop I want to replace. Is that what they are talking about when they say the computer has “1 HDMI output”? I need a VGA port in new laptop to connect new laptop to my 2nd monitor.

  7. shawn says:

    Can someone please show me a list or at least one motherboard upgrade that will work in this laptop. i do computer work and such but i cannot find a motherboard upgrade online perhaps i am not looking hard enough. any will do money is no object just need a upgrade that will give a dual core or more on the cpu and 8gb of ram if possible. 6 will work as well any help will be great.

  8. bobby says:

    Is it wise to change my mother board with high processor already on it

  9. lenell perkins says:

    How to open the dvd player?

  10. Ron says:

    I guess you are talking about the optical drive-
    First Remove the battery
    Remove the Phillips PM2.5×5.0 screw (1) that secures the optical drive to the computer.
    Remove the optical drive (2) by sliding it out of the optical drive bay.
    If it is necessary to replace the optical drive bracket on the rear of the optical drive, position the optical
    drive with the rear panel toward you.
    Remove the two Phillips PM2.0×3.0 screws (1) that secure the bracket to the optical drive.
    Remove the optical drive bracket (2)

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