Summary: This unit came without a hard drive or charger; fortunately I had a charger from another HP product. This is an excellent lap top for the price, however. It was $165.00 and originally sold for close to $2K. Well worth putting in a larger hard drive and I also doubled the RAM so the system moves even faster.
Summary: Tiger Direct sold me one of these 'refurbished" per their offer here on Amazon. it was dead on arrival, screen would not light up due to a defective lid switch. well, stuff happens. so i packed it all up and exchanged it with them for another. The SECOND one was ALSO dead on arrival, this time with a bad battery that was promptly announced upon bootup by a Windows popup. it simply would not accept a charge.
Summary: These laptops have what looks like good hardware with a Core 2 Duo processor, ATI graphics, and 2GB of RAM. That said, I work in a library system that ordered 20 of them for use at the branches about 5-6 years ago and ALL OF THEM are now getting memory errors. It's rare enough for RAM to go bad, but for it to go bad on 20 computers that are all the same model, using the same RAM, can NOT be a coincidence.
Summary: This is a great laptop for general computing and internet use. I am not sure if I would use it for streaming movies but it is supposed to be able to handle that. I doubt that I will ever try that feature out. Otherwise, this is a very good laptop that meets my needs completely. Even though I am just learning Vista, it appears to be relatively easy to navigate.