Summary: The laptop is ok for the price. I bought this machine in 2011 from Amazon. PRO's * Good battery life: While it doesn't last 6+ hours on a single charge, it has a good battery life. * Light: Not bad for the hardware package, which includes a DVD/CD drive. * Acceptable build quality. Again, not bad for the price.
Summary: Purchased the HP in June 2011 and started having problems in 2012. Cooling fan stopped working and had some issues with hard drive. Had to figure out how to restore everything last year. And now this year, I'm trying to get in touch with HP to get "recovery disk" as I cannot access Windows. Just hasn't been a pleasant experience with this HP so I bought the HP Envy. Don't like it either. That's it for HP as far as I'm concerned. Going back to Dell.
Summary: Typing with this laptop is a nightmare. Although I had read the reviews about the tying issues, I still went ahead and got it thinking that it couldn't be thaaaat bad. Yes! It is that bad!!! First of all, it has a typewriter feel and secondly, before you hit send on your professional emails, first copy the text to a word editor and see all the letters it missed out!!! Secondly, it can be crazily slow to respond to certain commands.
Summary: I bought this for my wife in August 2010 at the same time I bought my Vaio. We joked that our computers couldn't be any more different. I always opt for the uber-notebooks -- ones so big, heavy and powerful that if you held them in your lap, your legs would fall asleep. My wife, on the other hand, wanted a notebook that she could carry around with her in one hand, and this HP notebook was perfect. It was the size of a netbook, but had the power of a CORE i5 notebook.
Summary: the packaged showed up a day early than expected! But I am not really happy about the quality of their refurbish work. The keyboard doesn't lay flat in the laptop and the mouse pad and buttons don't always work, some of the keys on the keyboard do not work. Over all not really impressed with the quality of work they do.
Summary: Fast, thin and long battery life are a plus. The down side are bad HD that was replaced under warranty. HP shipped out a replacement HD with CD to load. Just after the warranty expired the screen started doing funny things. Tried to used the Citi bank credit card extended warranty, but they claim that the bad hinge is an indication that the computer was mishandled and won't cover the repair.
Summary: I'm returning this unit, which is a bummer, I really wish it would have worked out because it is fairly light, pretty fast and it does have decent sound. That all said, no more HP products for us. Actually, nothing but Apple from here on out. We took a chance and went with a non Apple product and the first time out I got a loser unit, We will replace this with a Macbook Pro. Sure, it cost more but is worth every single penny.
Summary: Issues with the touchpad freezing which I cannot resolve anymore with reboot. Now I have to use an external mouse which means I can't use as meant to be. Makes it difficult to work at client sites where there is limited counterspace and I have to remember to bring the mouse and attach. Keys on the keyboard have worn off and I have had the keyboard replaced three times! The finish on the keys should not wear off after just a month and a half.