Summary: Works as expected. Did not come loaded with Windows 8 or 8.1- so we are very happy :) I bought this for a friend, and I suggest that everybody snag up any Windows 7 PC's that you can, while you can.
Summary: Even though not all possibilities have been exhausted by user, it proved to be super fast thanks to the CPU and GPU. This is my first Windows desktop PC since Windows XP and it works fine. Got a lot of support from manufacturer.
Good machine for just about any purpose, and at a fair price.
10 September 2013
Summary: So far it's working great and it's fast. Setup took only a couple of minutes (not including the download/installation of program updates and drivers). My only complaint is lack of documentation. After a month I still haven't figured out which USB ports are 2.0 and which are 3.? (But does it really matter?
Summary: Tired of wasting the last days of my youth waiting for my old laptop to load the simplest of tasks, I resolved it was time to upgrade to a faster computer. Although I've only had it a month , The HP Pavilion HPE h-8 1360 has not disappointed when it comes to speed. A few seconds after turning it on, it is ready to roll. My primary use of this computer is creating art in Photoshop. Often I work with large file sizes and have multiple files opened at a time.
Summary: Was looking for a decent gaming machine and found this to be pretty much that. I upgraded to 16GB of RAM when I received it and it can run most games pretty high. I typically play Civ5, Starcraft 2 HOTS, and WoW, and can bump the graphical settings up to about the top...usually one setting down from the top. It runs smoothly on "High" but not so much on settings like "Ultra" or "Extreme." Really good value for the price though.
Summary: This is a great computer. Very powerful and quiet. I run several Virtual Machines without a hiccup, everything is fast. I have Linux, Windows Server, SQL Server, etc. all running without a hitch. Multiple VMs at the same time with no slowdown. This is all on the default 16G of RAM and one hard drive. You can upgrade to 32G of RAM, which I've just ordered... Plenty of room to expand the drives or add another CD/DVD drive; it has SATA III connections.
Summary: It is a very nice unit, fast. A couple of things I did not notice before ordering. Had no HDMI which really surprized me in this day and age. Had to install another graphics card to get it. Not fond of Windows 8. Difficult to do some things. Other than that a nice box.