Summary: TERRIBBBBBLLEE. i did not buy this latop from amazon, i received it as a gift. However I have to agree with every one this is the worst ever. It thermal shuts down constantly and when I prop it up enough so the vents can get all the air it needs..it's sub par at best in performance.
DO NOT BUY!!! Thermal shutdown happens constantly.
25 November 2011
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 is simply the WORST laptop that I have ever purchased! Of at least a dozen units, this is the ONE computer with the MOST problems. Now, the LEFT button on the Touch Pad has failed - the electronics, not just the plastic cover.
Summary: We looked into just what we wanted for a computer and then asked the advise of a (our) computer repairman (who is very good) on just what we needed and he gave us three computers (laptops) to pick from.
Summary: Purchased the hp630 in june at a great price. Just to let others know at least once a day the fan goes into high speed then laptop shuts down. Upon restarting I get the thermal shutdown message.
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.
Summary: Ordered the HP630 notebook. After 3 months, while in the middle of watching a movie, I got a random screen display. I tried to reboot it but couldn't get it to shut down at all. I even took out the battery but still it wouldn't truly shut down. Called HP and they said send it back.
Summary: I have the same issue with the screen corrupting, then the pc shuts down with a thermal error. I received the pc on 6/24/11 and so far it's shut down at least once a day, even when I only use it for casual personal use. Yesterday it shut down 3 times.
Summary: Laptop is elevated, has a cooling system underneath and no dust clogging anything. I've even used another program to clock the temperature and the laptop keeps giving me a scrambled screen then does a shutdown.