Summary: Good entry level box...was a little disappointed that the dual monitor option on board still uses a vga connection in 2014 and the machine was a tad sluggish until I upped the memory to 16 gig but that is more of a personal issue on my end since I'm used to machines running with more memory.
Summary: This pc is very powerful. I use it for video edition and production as well as music composition and audio recording and edition. This pc gives me all the power I need without a single problem, it is fast, reliable and has a ton of storage room. All the usb and media card ports are very conveniently located everywhere so if you need a lot of usb ports, this pc has enough!
Summary: Everythig works fine except for BEATS AUDIO! I HATE IT!! You can't turn the freakin' thing off! I'm going to junk the board and drop in an old one from a HP I had 10 years ago that works fine.
Summary: Wow, where do I begin! I was searching for a new computer from HP for some time, just could not find one to suit. The HP Envy 700 - 215xt was perfect to start, with some additions to speed it up. I added the Intel core I7-4790 processor, 16GB mSATA SSD cache and the 4GB Nvidia GeForce GT640 graphics card, these items did the trick, especially the SSD on start up, up and running in about 45 seconds.