Summary: At this early stage I haven't done much to report about. I like the storage capacity and the 12 gig memory. I'm still getting used to windows 8. Picture displayed on my current 21 inch screen seems better than on my older windows 7 PC. The sound is also an improvement even with my older speakers. Missing a phone jack I used for faxing.
Pros: Looks good. Haven't used it to much yet.
Cons: PCI slots are changed, dont fit items I wanted to swap from prior PC.
Summary: This computer .... is pure speed. It has a 4th gen i5 (which is nice but really a 3rd gen is still plenty...) and has only an integrated video card. Meaning, you cannot play high textured/anti aliased games. I have always liked the HP ENVY/Phoenix series but this was a disappointment through and through.