Great, powerful, compact laptop with great features! Few small issues.
15 January 2015
Summary: Great, powerful, compact laptop with great features! But a few issues. I did extensive research when buying this laptop. I like smaller screens that are extremely portable and would be easily used in a car, on a train or in any on-the-go situation. The size is great. The power it offers is also good. Pretty powerful for a small computer. Didn't do any MAJOR processing on it, but for basic work and internet work it was quite good. The 3.0 USB port is blazing fast.
Summary: When I pay $500 for a computer, I DEMAND that the keyboard mouse pad works EVERY TIME I use it. It does not. I often have to open and close the computer before it decides to respond to taps of my finger when selecting items on the screen. When it is malfunctioning, I have to have one finger on the keyboard mouse pad while I press the left of right button to select things. If I don't have a finger touching the pad, no selection is made. TERRIBLE engineering.
Summary: I'm marginally pleased with this but to be honest, using it as a tablet is not very practical or comfortable. The screen is a bit too large and heavy to hold comfortably for any extended period of time. I usually end up using it with the keyboard attached because it's just easier. It's also disappointing that the keyboard is not back lit.
Summary: I purchased this for my friend & she's had nothing but trouble with it; it has never been dropped or had anything spilled on it. I believe it's defective & wouldn't be a bit surprised to find that there's tons of other customers in the same boat who have purchased this particular model. VERY unhappy with this purchase.
Summary: I don't especially like this laptop - and you'd better check it in person in "offline" store before buy. Beware of "best MWC" sticker - the PC award was given largely based on its $399 tag. If you find out original PC review - this laptop got rather mediocre rating and I cannot agree more. Say - keyboard and body are good and solid. But poor quality screen ruins the whole game - colors are dull and acceptable view angle is limited.
Summary: I have only had this laptop for 5 hours.... Wow! I am very impressed with the speed and intuitiveness of this computer. the keyboard is a quality build. HP made a beautiful 2-in-1 laptop. The sound is incredible!! I don't even know if i have the Beats Audio set up yet.