Summary: I bought this HP Refurbished Black Licorice Laptop PC to do a little office work during out of town visits. The Pros of the HP Refurbished black Licorice is: It is sleek in design compared to a Toshiba brand I purchased but returned. Iit looks and works like NEW! Windows 8 is installed but you can upgrade to Windows 8.1 free.
Summary: My only complaint is that it was delayed in shipment and when i called the Customer Service personnel , I was promised a refund on the expedited shipping fee. I have yet to receive this credit.
Summary: It's a good idea to have a usb wifi adapter handy to get on the internet and get all your windows 7 updates and drivers. After that you can disregard the usb wifi adapter and you will have a windows 7 laptop.
Pros: I did my homework before getting it. HP Doesn't have any Windows 7 drivers for this laptop on their website, but i did a few surfing and found all the drivers from various websites before this baby arrived, so when I got it, it took me two hours to have windows 7 up and running. Battery time is not to bad. Got it on sale with the $100 Rebate, can't beat that. The Network adapter Driver is for Qualcomm Atheros AR9485.
Summary: I purchase this for my daughter so she can do all her school work. she loves the laptop, especially that it has windows 8. She can do multiple things at one time. Now she doesn't have to be on mine all the time. Even my 3year old son knows How to operate the programs on here.