Summary: No problems after a few months but I did do major upgrades. I put i an EVA gaming card which takes up two slots. I have a total of 22 gb of memory now as well and doubled the power supply. No complaints.
Summary: This computer has performed as I had expected it to do. Going from windows - 6 to windows - 8 has been quit different of what I had been used to working with. So many different way of doing things. This computer is much faster.
Summary: But, I didn't need a laptop and got more value for the price. I think the foreign brands don't even make desktops anymore and I wanted really large screens. I run a 46" TV off this computer and have run my other 46" split off of this, but not normally. While it's definitely not slow...I thought it would run windows 7 like 'The Flash" but I guess not. I also thought this had a blu-ray player, but somehow I missed in the description it does not.
Summary: According to one professional reviewer, the HP Pavilion p7 is a competent mainstream computer, not quite as good as some of the competitors. I can't say. I've been able to compare it to a similarly configured machine from a different company and consider the HP to be marginally superior, but not sufficiently superior to overcome a price advantage if something similar is available at a lower price.
Summary: Nice computer. Great price. Fast out of the box. Runs BF3. Plenty of room for more RAM and a video card, which I'll add later. Not so sure about 8. I go straight to the desktop and work from there. I'd give it 5 stars if it had win 7.
Summary: I purchased this computer for the express purpose of enjoying the Sims, and I can say to any similar searchers, this is excellent for my needs. I have all but three expansions, no stuff packs, but plenty of CC, and the machine runs like a dream. I run everything on medium-low graphics because I don't particularly care. If you're looking for a good and sturdy low-mid gaming PC, this is affordable and acceptable.
Summary: As a computer If you're looking to buy this computer just as a computer for basic email and web-browsing this computer can handle stuff like that with no problems. It even comes with a wireless adapter plugged into one of the PCI-e mini ports so you can use a wireless router for internet. The harddrive comes with 1TB of space which is plenty for most scenarios. This machine can handle almost anything you throw at it pretty nicely.
Summary: The computer is fast and reliable and a great value for the price. Would have received 5 stars but had to remove a star because of Windows 8. Hopefully Windows 8.1 will correct some of the issues people are having with Win 8.