Summary: I ordered this laptop for use as a photographer. I ordered it with 12 GB of RAM which makes for very fast operation of both Lightroom, Photoshop and Adobe Bridge all running at the same time. The 1080P screen is very bright, and has excellent rendering of pure darks to bright highlights. I generate my own color profile (.icc) using a colorimeter and the colors on this screen are very true and print directly to printer with excellent rendition.
Summary: The computer came loaded with way too much software that I didn't need. A lot of the programs tried to get me to sign up and pay fees. Some of them were very hard to get rid of. They ruined my experience. I had to pay a computer expert 3 days into using the new computer to wipe my machine of all the pre downloaded malicious/unscrupulous programs that just wanted my money.
Summary: Waiting a long time for this laptop only to find it shipped with a faulty keyboard. The spacebar works only some of the time, so writing this paragraph is painful! But I shouldn't be surprised because the last HP that this one replaced had a keyboard replaced 3 times. So I asked for it. Now I have to deal with the whole repair process. I regret my purchase.
I would really like to say this computer is the worst I've ever ...
G. Abercrombie, Amazon
4 weeks ago
Summary: I would really like to say this computer is the worst I've ever owned and blame it on the cheap hardware. The problem with this computer is all software, i.e. Windows 8.1. All our programs run slow or stall and those are the new programs we had to replaced because none of the old programs that ran fine on Vista or XP are compatible. Sorry if this impacts the computer but a computer is only as good as the operating system it runs.
Summary: OK, The machine came in and looked absolutely like new no signs whatsoever of previous use. I was impressed until I turned it on. I wreaks of cigarette smoke and I'm not sure I can keep it. Right now I can only tolerate it about an hour at a time and the HP windows 8 needed to be upgraded to 8.1. I did that and that portion took me 4 days since I have other obligations and can only be near it about an hour before the nausea kicks in.