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: I bought this laptop used for audio production because the hardware I utilize is expresscard. Also let it be known that I am not some average crackpot home studio enthusiast. I also work directly with one of the named DAW manufacturers. This laptop has it all and isn't even remotely new. This core2duo on win7 running protools 10 / cubase / nuendo gets near the same dsp performance as a quad core i7 macbook.
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.