Summary: I purchased this computer in 2009 (4+) years ago. I am not going to buy this PC in the future and neither is anyone else. But as I read the reviews (most from 2009/2010) I feel like there is no middle ground, everyone either hates it or loves it. So I am going to give my opinion (from 2014) regarding the time that I had it. I bought it in 2009 and used it until 2012. For 3+ years this PC served me beyond well, but not without a few headaches.
Summary: I've had this laptop just under 3 years now and have another one on the way from Amazon. As has probably been said by some others, my battery crapped out in under a year. Clearly some of the cells die out around that time. In balanced (mid-range) mode, I went from about 2hrs 40mins of battery life to 45 minutes very suddenly, not in a slow, progressive manner as one would expect from any battery. Very soon after that, the battery was good for about 20 minutes.
Summary: After reading all the reviews it's obvious this is a bottom of the line piece of it .It works well at first but over heats easily .I prop it up high and have my own small fan under it. It can't be pushed and CPU runs high under even a simple task like playing a song or a video , thank God I'm getting my desk top fixed and this will be a nice backup for me and my Mom to use .This is like a small foreign car compared to a desktop or something with better processors.It's...
Summary: Be aware of the complaints of others regarding this item: The internal microphone usually doesn't work, the batteries don't last very long (both short work time and failure complaints), the painted characters on the keyboard keys wear off quickly, and the major problem of over-heating. The over-heating is usually because the fan intake is placed on the bottom of the laptop ... and sucks in MUCH dust.
Summary: well i bought this laptop a while back, maybe 8 months ago. at first i like everything, webcam, w7, battery life, etc; but the 2nd month came and for some odd reason when i put my laptop in stand-by or hibernate it does not turn on the screen when you want to go back in it; the keyboard locks and mouse light turn on but the screen doesnt. i found a way to turn it back on, but its annoying just to do over again when the laptop goes on stand-by.
Summary: I purchased my machine a year and a half ago. The only problem I have had with it is that a piece of popcorn got stuck under a key and I had to send it to Hewlett Packard where they replaced the keyboard and had the unit back to me within a week!! HP's service has been exemplary and so has the laptop. I upgraded it to Windows 7 without a hitch and it runs like a top. It does, however, run a bit hot on the left side.
Summary: I received this laptop as a present from my mother for my birthday in february 2010. It was a great laptop but it developed cons pros: windows 7, wide screen, good for watching movies, three usb slots and built in camera which was also good. Runs pretty fast and is easy to function with. cons: hard to move around with, not much accessories for this laptop like skins, microphone hardly works. If you are on skype the person mostly hears static.
Summary: Compré ésta notebook hace un año. A la semana de tenerla, el pin interno de la conexión de la fuente a la notebook se partió, cosa más que rara, pensé. Como estamos en Argentina y la compra fue hecha en los Estados Unidos, resultaba más que complicado hacer valer la garantía y optamos por comprar el repuesto. Ahora, menos d eun año después, resulta que se cortó el cable en su parte articulada, es decir, cerca del enchufe que se había roto al primera vez.
Cancelled order - note - no first hand info about this laptop
turboguy "turboguy", Amazon
31 May 2010
Summary: Price was good $441 incl tax at office depot. However reading about the mic problems I went ahead and canceled my order. I wanted this laptop for use with skype/webcam. If Mic does not work, not much of a use. I do hope the reviewers who posted about mic problems here were/are genuine.