Summary: I shopped for a couple of months to find a computer that fit my price and spec requirements. I wanted plenty of RAM for photo editing and also be expandable for the future. I like that HP builds computers that are proven to be reliable and as trouble free as possible.
Summary: Wow. I had this computer about 3 weeks and it died. I couldn't believe that it would not start up after showing no signs of trouble. It worked fine out of the box, but it is going back in the box. I went in circles with the reboot and trying to start in "safe mode" all to no avail.
Summary: The HP Pavilion was an excellent purchase. I don't know why I put up with my old computer for as long as I did. I specifically was interested in using the new computer for photography. I use the Picasa program. The HP Pavilion was a great choice.