Summary: The desktop seems to have multiple issues. It requires a very long time to boot up, open applications, like iTunes, Facebook, and takes a long time to shut down. In addition, the desktop will not recognize an added external or internal hard drive. Thus far, I am very disappointed with my purchase and may be returning the machine in the very near future.
Summary: computer crashed twice had to call technical assistance. internet explorer loads pages slow and freezes 5 or 6 seconds with windows 8, never did it with windows 7 on my old computer. Hooked up my old computer and the pages load faster.
Summary: I am a senior and am very pleased with the HP ENVY 700-210xt Desktop PC. Set up was fast. Windows 8.1 a lot easier to adjust to then I thought it would be. Would recommend this computer to friends.
Summary: I asked for Win7 on my order but was told only Win8 would be installed. To my regret I ordered it anyway, and I have regretted doing so ever since. after checking it over and spending some time trying to figure win8 out I gave up and placed it back in the shipping box and there it will sit. I now see that HP has the same envy desktop I ordered with Win7 installed and on sale online. Now that is a bummer and I am stuck with a win8 that even my wife does not like.
Summary: Fresh out of the box, the cpu started making intermittent noises. For 2 days in a row, the noise was fairly constant. Online chat was prompt, but just had me do normal updates, etc. while giving me no real info about the noise. I've boxed it up to send back for repair after having it for less than 1 month.
Summary: I expected this computer to be a lot faster uploading web pages than it really is. In fact it's slower than the old Vista that it replaced, thinking about taking it back. Widows 8.1 is a joke compared to XP, Vista, and Windows 7, it's almost like Microsoft doesn't want you to be comfortable using their operating system anymore