Summary: If you purchase one of these, then you need to purchase an auxiliary fan to go with it. These laptops overheat easily, resulting in complete shutdowns. I am surprised there are still any offered for sale. Having said that, other than the overheating issue, ours worked for 2 1/2 years without major issues. After 2 years the right hinge for the screen started to give way and it is just a matter of time until it fails completely.
Summary: Bought this laptop at Micro Center in October 2010 and it's January 2014 and I have never had a single issue with this laptop. Doesn't shut down, all the keyboard work fine. Everything is still in its working condition.
DO NOT BUY!!! Thermal shutdown happens constantly.
31 October 2012
Summary: See the following before you buy. I own this laptop, and after repeated thermal shutdowns when the CPU and GPU were operating within normal operating temperature range, HP wants to charge me to replace the motherboard. This computer's a piece of @#$%:@$!!!! See these: [...] [...
Summary: This laptop was a great buy and it is a real work horse; I gave it 4 out of 5 stars because the CPU is a little slow at times, but it is only slow running certain app's (large spreadsheets) most of the time this computer is just right!
Summary: Take your money and run. The thermal shutdowns happen at least once a day. Average is about 2 or 3 times and I've had days where it would shut down 10 times. It even shuts down when I am at the LOGIN SCREEN for Windows. Please, do yourself a big favor and save your (or your family's) hard earned cash. Go buy another laptop. Buy new clothes. Take your family out to eat at a fancy restaurant. Buy your girlfriend that necklace or whatever.