Summary: a few years ago I owned a HP tower and was well pleased with it, but last year made the mistake of buying a different brand. This HP laptop is exactly what I need for my home studio because I can pack it up and take it with me anywhere I want to go. I'm very pleased with it. L.K.G.
Summary: Very old laptop! I bought this as a new laptop for Christmas 2014, but the HP warranty expired 12/24/2013 - an entire year before I bought it! It is slow and hesitates often. Do not waste your money.
Summary: I work as a repair technician for a PC repair business. I get this laptop all the time. In the past year alone, about 80% of my repairs are HP laptops just like this one. The mounts that attach the monitor to the bottom of the case are made of cheap plastic. After about a year they will break and the hinges will then rub against your internal DC jack cable, monitor cable, and webcam cable.
Summary: This is a pretty good laptop. Especially for the price. The only things I would change are that the keyboard isn't backlit and occasionally some of the keys stick a little briefly. Over all, very nice looking and great quality for the price.