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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
$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.