Summary: A major corporation I recently retired from provided me with one of these wonderful PCs. With its 17" Screen and full Keyboard with Numeric Pad, it was a joy to use and totally reliable. I hated turning it in when I retired and I am trying to find a good deal on one from a reliable vendor for my personal use. I had it daily use for over two years and also traveled with it. Flawless!
Summary: I'm not sure why every review is negative. I have had several of these and never had ANY major problems. It runs fast, it is stable and there is nothing even close to the build quality of this machine. This is the best laptop I have ever had, and I have several others of the elitebook line. Take it from a professional laptop repair guy- this IS the best out there.
A powerhouse of graphics and build quality... with TLC required
southpawami "The Best Selling Book IS the Bible", Amazon
24 April 2013
Summary: In April 2014, a 2011 laptop like this should be out of date. It is and it isn't. This laptop had ddr5 graphics memory and had dx11, opencl1, and opengl4 when it was released. There wasn't anything better in power combined with build quality at the time. Windows 7 64 professional came with the computer, and the disks available for install with Windows 7 32 and 64... which you'd obviously install Windows 7 64, right?
Excerpt: The new laptop gateway window 7 has a good feature to use because there is so many stuff inside the computer. First there is the webcam in the computer the quality of the video is great running very fast clean screen too so there is no problem there also sound is good it also react to every sound so it all good. Next is the screen is a HD LCD meaning high definition LCD so you can watch movie in the big screen into a screen that is perfect just for you.
Excerpt: For the windows 7 laptop especially is known the good design the hd screen is marvellous and cool it is also perfect for pc games like modern warfare 2 , bioshock 2 , batman arkham asylum , or just for word programs like microsoft word , powerpoint or even some other things i use it everyday because it is good for music , games , and other programs i play some new games like modern warfare in it and it never freezes and it works on high quality no errors or something .
Excerpt: I have been useing this lap top now for about a month. I was shown it by my son who does his colledge classes on it. I cant get over the things it does mostly i enjoy being able to have more windows open at the same time. I alsso enjoy that i can take it anywhere i need to as well as like doing this im in my chair with my pillows as sitting in pc room hurts my back. i also have been able find it very easy to use.
Excerpt: I bought this computer back in early March of this year, and I wasn't quite sure about the quality of it at first, but after using it more and more over the past few months, I've fallen head over heels with it, and can confirm that this is a realiable computer! I've got everything that I've wanted and more out of this computer, and the price was great!
Summary: I bought this for the 1920x1200. But it arrived with a serious graphics problem. HP are great and they finally fixed it. NOW i find it FREEZES UP every day, without warning after about 5-7 hours.