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.
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. There is little to cure this, so the 630 is headed for the scrap heap and HP is doomed to never enter my home again. This is horrible, unreliable, slow, poorly built! Get it? Don't buy it... ever!
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: 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. It's amazing the number of complaints I've seen online about this model, but HP still refuses to admit there's a problem. I've been using their HP Assistant to download all the new drivers and bios updates, nothing helps.
Summary: I deliberately took my time before coming up with this review just so I'd have time to know the type of product I was dealing with. Here's my well-analyzed review of this laptop: This product, by far, is the WORST computer that anyone can ever use!!! And I say this with substantial fact. First of all, the inferior hardware is evident. It's made of low quality plastic material that gives it a fake toy appearance. The keyboard is a write-off!
Summary: Stay Far Away!: I purchase 20 of these and now i am getting thermal issues on all of them! I call HP and they are no help, now i have no choice but to throw them all in the Trash what a waste of money!
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. I guess we picked the wrong one, because we are having the same heat shut down as all the other reviews. Like others, it is less than four months old and we are working with or Service Person on just how to deal with this problem.
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. I updated the bios and made sure to keep laptop elevated off desk as to allow good airflow but it still shuts down. I will be contacting hp but reading reviews on the internet,,it seems they don't want to admit there is a problem with this model.
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. got a call today that I had an internal pressure crack on the LCD! Price to repair $300+ for a $400 computer! Customer service said it was my fault.