Pros: very light weight... its like a laptop in a full size case
Cons: same issue as Mary... worked fine for the first day, second day, it would not wake from sleep and I received the boot error too. Even while running, it just locked up for no reason... perhaps it's an issue the HDD? Or... maybe Mary sent hers back and now I have it :P
Summary: I'm thinking that when this machine was refurbished, it needed a bit more attention and still has some bugs in it.
Pros: It looks good and was easy to set up
Cons: Sometimes it boots up. Other times is gives an error message "Error - No boot disk has been detected..." Sometimes it just restarts at random or locks up and becomes totally unresponsive. My diagnosis... Narcolepsy... (Come on. That was funny... I have to laugh to avoid beating my head on the desk)
Excerpt: I have been an HP desktop and laser printer fan for many years. I recently purchased the Pavilion 500-281 model given that the drive in my old HP Pavilion died. Rather than have it replaced (for $200+), I opted to put those funds towards a new desktop.
Excerpt: Product will be fine. However, I originally ordered this computer on 02/21/2015 with an expected delivery date of 02/24/2015 at the very latest. It was suppose to be 2 day shipping. The courier attempted to make the delivery on 02/25/2015.
Excerpt: I have been using windows XP on all of my computers until recently when two of them crashed. I order this one with Windows 7 instead of Widows 8 because of friends who had problems with Windows 8. The HP was a great buy and got here in two days which was perfect.