Summary: Nothing but problems from the start. Had to replace the hard drive after 1 month and now 12 months later it'd going out again. Always freezing up, I have to restart it several times a day. I keep getting a Low Disk Space warning but it shows I have only used 20% of the disk.
When things got so bad that the machine was virtually unusable I tried to ...
Alexandra Romanov, Amazon
2 October 2014
Summary: Never had a problem with HP products before. This one has been a nightmare. I bought it from Tiger Direct a year ago. Within two months I started getting vertical lines across the screen. It's NOT a screen issue as they appear on the external monitor as well.
Summary: I have had computer for a year. I use it every day for personal and work. While I have gotten use to it, I still dislike Windows 8. A previous reviewer stated that Windows 8 doesn't affect performance, but it does. If the software sucks, at least for you, how can the computer work good for you.
Summary: I own 4 of these laptops. The first several months were good. My 3 teenage daughters and I are all advanced computer users. They absolutely know not to use the laptop on your lap. It blocks the vents for the fans and causes the computer to heat up.
Summary: Do not buy this laptop if you plan to use wifi. It it works out of the box, it will eventually stop working. For the first 6 months, the laptop performed fine and wifi worked well. Then as time went on, the connection became inconsistent, to the point that it now does not work at all.
Summary: Actually, I don't like it much.I really hate the way it's laid out. Makes using the keyboard difficult, however it seems all computers these days have the same basic design. Windows 8 and 8.1 suck (go back to 7, except you cannot). HP always comes packed with so much junk as well.
Summary: This thing is so slow! My computer from 2008, with just a duo core AMD chip and 4GB of DDR2 RAM, blows this thing out of the water. Windows 8 is equally as lame. From day one, it would not configure Windows updates.
Summary: Bought this same laptop, as a refurb, elsewhere a few of months ago. For the price I paid(around $440) it's a blazing fast laptop capable of playing games (mostly TF2) at high settings. Not having a touchscreen is a bit of a hassle.
Summary: Well, I have the same story as all the all the rest of the 1-3 stars reviews. I think I got the biggest lemon TWICE (returned the first one). Here is a very SMALL list of my experience/complaints with the HP Envy dv7-7240us 17.3-Inch Notebook. 1.