Summary: I bought one three years ago at a chain store. It worked well for about a year. if you want a computer that crashes all the time, freezes- in Opera, Chrome, IE or Firefox- this is the brand for you. It can take upwards of ten minutes from the time I turn it on until the browser loads. IE disappeared one day - about 6-9 months after buying the laptop. Error messages pop up when I try to load it. A product of crappy laptops.
Summary: I bought this laptop in early 2010 and to be fair, it's still kind of okay, especially for less than $600. Also, it was the first new laptop I purchased in years so at the time, almost any upgrade seemed kind of awesome. Now, it's probably a 2.5 star machine. ...meh. CONS after two years: *I have replaced the battery once and it's due for a second replacement already.
Summary: For the price, I thought this would be a decent buy. The specs looked amazing on paper with a good processor, enough ram and memory. The big screen is nice too. It was nice having the HDMI and also SD/XD/etc card slot. Make sure you get the windows 7 upgrade too, it was well worth it. Cons: As already mentioned,the battery is poor. I couldn't make it through a 2 hour class without it being plugged in. The battery was shot after a year.
Summary: While the specs are superior, this computer has a host of problems. So far I've had to replace the charger twice, the battery once, the fan once, and the wires to the screen tightened. It was not from misuse, but simply because HP doesn't pride itself on external durability.
Summary: I've had this laptop for a couple years and i'm a college student. everything worked amazingly well on it and i was extremely happy with it until the hinge broke. I tried to get it repaired and they told me to just stop closing it and that they'd be suprised it if lasted me another year.
Summary: I bought this to replace my dell home laptop that I had for 4 years. I've had this computer for 18 months now. It worked great for the first few months but as the clock struck 12 months and the warranty expired, I've had hardware failures right and left. -->1st A/C adapter (transformer part) totally died for no reason, (This actually happened within 6 months of purchase) -->2ne battery release button broke off, -->3rd d/c jack shorted out (that's inside your laptop where...
Summary: I like to think the computer industry has become more like the car industry. You spend more money, have less problems and more features, you go with the cheap car and everything falls apart and you end up paying the same in repairs. Well this is one of those computers that, when the newness wears off, it just ends of being a pile of badly constructed, overheating, and problem stricken piece of crap.
$50 plus labor to replace a fan that lasted less than 6 months
Jon Chadwell, Amazon
6 April 2011
Summary: I bought this laptop for my wife a few years ago as a spur of the moment late anniversary gift purchase. Within 3 months, the fan started squealing intermittently. By 6 months, it squeals non stop so she pretty much stopped using the laptop. It was unbearable to listen to. Being lazy, I forgot about it until she was wanting to use the laptop again months later (we have a family desktop and I was probably using it).
Summary: Bought this laptop July of 2009 to replace my beloved, 7-year-old Toshiba Satellite, which was a workhorse until the end. The price was good, and the features were great for the price, so I thought I was getting a decent deal, though I knew this wasn't a top of the line model. I work from home, so I use this computer a lot, but I generally keep it plugged in and I don't run anything fancy on it.