He took this laptop to competitions and it was very lightweight and sturdy through travel by bus and by plane
4 October 2014
Summary: This was my son's computer for four years during high school. He is now a freshamn at Georgia Tech in Chemical engineering. I say this because he used this computer for a wide variety of things. He was on the robotics team and installed and used Autodesk Inventor CAD software for mechanical engineering design of their competition FRC robot. He took this laptop to competitions and it was very lightweight and sturdy through travel by bus and by plane.
Summary: I bought this laptop in June. I did my research on laptops with similar specs. So I think it goes without saying that if you buy ANY computer, you should do your own research and see if it would fit your needs. In order to continue talking about what I liked or didn't like about this HP laptop, I have to point out that I'm not a hardcore gamer or have a million pictures, songs, and videos to store.
Summary: Aside from getting infected with spyware early in my ownership, which I remedied on my own, this computer has never caused significant problems. It's easy to use, rarely has speed problems, and the fan is going constantly. Occasionally, the browser will crash after 2-3 days and require a whole-computer reboot, and occasionally a forced temperature shut-down from overheating will occur. Other than that, I like it. I'd definitely buy the same computer again.
Summary: This unit came without a hard drive but functioned OK. I was able to get an image from a similar model onto a 1T hard drive which I installed in the unit. Ran the image and everything came up perfect except for the WiFi adapter which was different. Got the right driver from HP site, installed it and then found that the USB port to the right side was not functioning. Opened up the unit to find the cable was not connected.
Summary: Great laptop. Have had minor bugs over years but have always been fixed. When you buy warranty and have major problem with laptop, it takes a month or so to get it fixed and returned. Transfer files so you never lose time.
Summary: This is my personal computer and my work computer and has been for 5 years now. I am amazed that a computer that cost me 500 has lasted me longer than laptops that have cost 1500. Granted, battery sucks, but I rarely use it off the charger, anyway. I upgraded to 8 gigs of ram and every 2 years I do a fresh install. Everything is perfect with this thing, even after all these years.
Summary: I have owned this computer for almost 3 years, and even since I purchased it, it had severe issues with streaming from the internet. It does not respond after maybe 30 seconds of even a YouTube video, and slows the entire computer down. What is interesting is that it has no issues with playing audio/video from the hard drive itself, but as far as playing videos online, it is virtually impossible to watch an entire online video without it causing massive problems with...
Summary: I have had it for 3 years and it started giving my problems as soon as warranty was up. It is slow, the fan its very loud, the USB ports don't usually work, I have to take the battery out each time I turn it on, when I close the laptop instead of sleeping it shuts down, the scroll on the touch pad doesn't work, it is really heavy and hurts my back to carry around for school, using microsoft office gives it a head ache and won't work.