Reviews and Problems with HP Pavilion Elite E-210f
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Can't beat it for the money!
Hollywood Cole, Amazon
25 July 2013
Summary: I had grown very weary of HP after my $1500 laptop crapped out (overheated and melted wireless adapter, then graphics card, then wouldn't boot at all)immediately after the one year warranty, and my mother's HP laptop did the same about a year later, and then my friend's did the same. What I realized is that they have some serious venting problems with their laptops. This is not limited to HP, it is extremely common for laptops to eventually fail due to cooling problems.
If there were negative stars I would give this a -10
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I had an HP Pavilion the required repairs 4 times over a short period of time. It was the same or similar issue on each occasion. On the 5 occasion of the same problem I had to endure a major hassle over getting the computer replaced, being informed by the technician and also Jason Carroll, HP Quality Case Manager, that he could not replace my computer, only to receive a call a short time later from Jason, stating he would replace the computer and asked me if I could...
Excerpt: I purchased this PC because I was on a budget and I also needed great hardware specs. 3.0 Ghz Quad core, 8 gigs of DDR3, 1 TB HDD, Bluray capable & drive. Graphics card is good for video but not great for gaming. Been using it for 5 months now as my main PC and have yet to run into trouble.
Summary: Another computer delivered that doesn't even power up and I'm enough of a technician to know that the power supply is bad in this thing. HP is so busy shipping these things that they don't properly test them. It's cheaper for HP to let the end user do the final testing and have Amazon ship the defective ones back and forth. Inconvenient for us but I'm sure HP considers it a good business decision.
Summary: DO NOT BUY HP. I received this product from newegg.com on 11/9/10. There was nothing displaying on my monitor. Tried several configurations of monitor/cord/port; still nothing. I got on HP chat and the CSR determined that the CPU was fried (a BRAND NEW COMPUTER). I sent it in 11/11/10. Received it back 11/19/10 with NO POWER CORD. Purchased one while waiting on hold for HP to send me a replacement. Got it home, plugged it in, the same exact symptoms. Got back on chat.
Summary: THIS REVIEW IS FOR THE HPE-235F. I was considering building my own PC, but I decided to go with this model because of the value. I also sell computers at a national retailer, so I can usually judge if a computer is the best buy. This computer is almost worth every cent. I would only recommend getting this much computer if you really need this much. A lot of people overpurchase for what they need.
Summary: Just got the item 2 days ago and no obvious quality issue yet. I plan to connect 2 monitors to it and run into a bizarre situation: this machine doesn't have a VGA port! So a viable (but ridiculous) solution is: use a VGA-DVI converter to connect my VGA monitor, and then use a DVI-HDMI converter to use my DVI monitor. The documents included in the box and avaible on line are ridiculous. There is none diagram showing either front or the back ports.
Summary: I have been building my own computers since 1998. I had never purchased an HP computer before, and only chose to do so because of the relatively high level of performance I could get for the price as compared to purchasing components with similar specs. This turned out to be a huge mistake. The unit I purchased (a Pavillion Elite model: not one of the low-cost models) worked fine for the first 90 days or so.
Summary: I purchased this brand new Pc from Amazon.com early Oct.2010, after exactly 8 days of using it, all out of nothing, the CPU fan starts making loud grinding noise as if the fan has been running for years. First time when I hooked up this unit, and start it, I was amazed for it's super-quietness.