Summary: Very fast and quiet.. But HP is out of touch ...making a product that cannot be downgrade knowing there are people who hate windows 8 and the usb ports are placed in a crappy area .. poorly made.
Summary: It broke 3 times in the first month. When I first get the unit, it wouldn't start. I got a replacement and that worked really good. For about 2 weeks and then the hard drive needed to be wiped. I get a third one and then the fan came broken. It worked for about a few minutes until it overheated and shut down on me. At this point I gave up and just got a 3rd laptop instead. Ugh... P.S. Extra star for how well it worked during those two weeks.
Summary: I bought this HP Pavilion P7-1240 for music recording purposes. It was only available as a refurbished product, but for a mere $485, after reading its incredible specs and numerous excellent reviews, I decided to buy it. BUT... When it arrived, I unpacked it, and set up the preinstalled Windows 7 Home Premium.
Summary: Its nothing against Amazon but HP. We received the refurbished computer, which wasn't cheap to begin with, and I have been on the phone with tech support every four days For two weeks. No exaggeration. We received it with a failing hard drive. It wasn't until we got an 'imminent hard drive failure' message did they not have us reset the computer to factory settings and try other software resets.
Summary: I have owned a few PCs before, all Dell. I was attracted by this HP's specs and price. And... I shouldn't have. Had I known all the quirks and problems that new Windows 8 consists of, I would have gone with an Apple, for sure. And I wouldn't been writing this. But I didn't, because I wanted a good deal. So now I constantly have problems with this thing. Particularly persistent and un-fixable is the sleep mode. Which is as temperamental as an old, neurotic New-Yorker.
Summary: It would be nice if the person selling this item would or could put the spec of the computer in his or her listing so we can see what we are buying is this a duo core or a quad core, what is the memory on this item, what kind of hard drive does it have.
Summary: Within only six months of light-to-moderate use, both front USB ports either stopped working or completely fell apart. Worst yet, HP claimed that they would NOT honor the manufacturers warranty because failed USB ports come under the category of "Accidental Damage" (aka - my fault..??).