Summary: I have been pounding away on this laptop for almost a year now. It is very durable. The one flaw I have found that I have not been able to fix is that it does not connect to Wifi in my home. I know - disaster, right? I keep it hard wired at my desk. I have read online several fixes for this problem but could never figure it out. Boo. I like HP, always have stood by their quality. Just not sure why this one feature can't be resolved.
Summary: This laptop was a pretty good price for what it includes. Pros: A light for the keyboard (though it is pretty dim), matte screen, mine included Windows 7 which I love and Microsoft Office (not sure they all come with this though). Very sturdy. Lots of metal parts. Nice web cam. Cons: The scratchpad is bulky and doesn't always cooperate (it likes to make the screen zoom in and out when you don't want it to). The laptop is very heavy and a little thick. No HDMI port...
Summary: I bought this laptop for both school and some gaming. I t works well in both areas. I don't like the keyboard or mouse pad, but I've never liked them on a laptop. At home with a good wireless mouse and keyboard it definitely lives up to everything I expected.
Summary: It’s a really nice laptop. I really liked that mine came without windows preinstalled, and I installed Linux on it and it worked very well. Its a really powerful laptop with a really low price, the USB 3.0 ports (it has 2) works really fast. I’ve never seen before a laptop running that fast, it’s a great value for money being a 2ºnd generation i7 with a dedicated graphics card with a such a low price.
Update sep-24-2012: Adding one more star for fixes.
Kevin Meade, Amazon
22 December 2011
Summary: Update sep-24-2012: Adding one more star for fixes. Some of the issues I originally had have not manifested for many months now. Specifically I have not had any lockups on keyboard or mouse or mousepad. Indeed I was able to have my people turn off the mouse pad (at least partially anyway) so it no longer interferes with my typing and editing of code. I know my company has been downloading updates furiously over this time period.
Summary: The laptop works well and would meet your expecttions for a business laptop. However the dynamics are awful. I didn;t expect something great as it's a business laptop but it's really bad. They are located on the down side of the laptop so the sound is less loud than usually and often reflected with additional "vibration" sound. At the same time the mircophone is great! Never been better for skype (video as well).
Excerpt: Хороший ноутбук на семерке, который подойдет для повседневных задач. И еще потянет какие-нибудь старые игрушки. Так же имеет мощную батарею и довольно легкий. Подойдет для людей, которые часто разъезжают по миру или стране.