Summary: Anyone that's scared of Windows 8, please take your fears elsewhere. This review is about the product purchased. And that said, there's an immediate flaw - as another reviewer mentioned (after I purchased it, naturally, I realized this) the product details are incorrect. This model does NOT come with the liquid cooling system, one of the main reasons I was willing to drop nine-hundred bucks on a system here. Thanks, HP.
Envy the Hardware, but Windows 8 Will Induce Anxiety
Michael Strom, Amazon
13 January 2013
Summary: This review presumes the following - if inapplicable to you, maybe this is not the right review for you: 1. You've previously been using Windows 7 or XP and are reasonably comfortable using computers, but not a big "gamer," "techie" or in an IT department. 2. You have not previously used Windows 8. In fact, you are a little apprehensive about any new operating system based on past experience. 3. You are considering purchasing an HP Envy Phoenix h9-1330.
Summary: I got this computer for the "family" but also was hoping to finally do some decent gaming. Let's start with the good news: This computer comes pretty loaded out of the box. While I'm sure someone willing to put in the time and effort could assemble something comparable for a little less dough, this is a pretty powerful pre-built computer. KEY among its stats is the power supply: 600 watts and a good load of amps.
Summary: when my old desk top crashed I decided to upgrade, I needed a computer that was powerful enough to keep up with my photo editing programs and also run my passion for driving games. I looked for a pc with the highest spec and this was the one I ended up spending a lot of cash on. It's a nice looking unit but I suppose aimed at the teenage gaming community judging by the all the red lights, I guess if I was a teenager the lights would impress my friends but being in my...