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.
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: 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.
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: i've talked to so many techs that i'm learning to speak [english?] all over again. or what ever it is they speak. 1 month in sent back for a new video card. 2 months in sent back for more repairs was told nothing wrong. i guess it was built to freeze up 6 or 8 times a day and it even has the ability to shut it's self off 2 or 3 times a day. after 7 months the techs have convinced me that everything is fine and to happy to have a computer this smart!
Summary: Buying this as a birthday gift, I was very disappointed when it didn't work out of the box. The monitor didn't show any signs of life although the machine was on. I reread the manual, I went to hp.com/support and found some more suggestions which I tried unsuccessfully. I did a live chat with a tech who had me take the cover off and start removing stuff. What? Really? This is my job?
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.