Substandard product. Use your money on something more practical (like 600 bags of Skittles)
23 November 2013
Summary: It pains me to write this review just from the memories and heartache this laptop produced. 1 star is being overly generous for a product that is substandard and from a company that produces the worst quality laptops one could ever imagine. I mean seriously, $600 is a lot of money to fork out for a product that literally falls apart in your hands. Okay, I'm exaggerating. But not by much. What a piece of junk!
Summary: I bought 2 HP laptops and have had nothing but trouble. 1 laptop had to go back to the shop three times: once because the bracket connecting the screen to the keyboard broke, once because the hard drive was defective and once because the sound card was defective. One time I sent it to HP and they returned my computer still broken. My other laptop had to be returned to the factory because the hard drive was defective.
Summary: I had a similar problem with one of the other reviewers here. HP would not service my laptop due to "customer related damage" which it was obviously not. There is a reason they are dead last in all customer service polls. God forbid if you need actually service. Between dealing with people in India, which most barely speak English, and zero warranty support, take your money elsewhere. HP is the worst service experience I have ever had by a longshot.
Summary: Never buy a computer or anything from HP. I've had a HP printer, Camera and the HP Pavilion and none of them worked right for more than a month, then components start failing. HP products are a total rip off and their computer hardware is garbage, the battery sucks, the keys and trackpad are anything but responcive and it's sluggish as hell. Avoid HP, HP-Compaq, Compaq like the plague. What did the HP/Compaq merger accomplish you wonder.
Summary: I AM VERY DISPLEASE WITH THIS PURCHASE, I ONLY USE IT FOR BUSINESS PURPOSES AND IT IS CAUSING ME GREAT DISTRESS. IT OVERHEAT TO THE POINT WHERE IT SHUT DOWN AND I CANNOT DO ANYTHING UNTIL IT COOL OFF AND BY THE TIME I START WORKING IT SHUTS DOWN AGAIN SINCE IT KEEPS OVERHEATING. I AM VERY DISAPPOINTED WITH THIS LAPTOP AND WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS AT ALL.
HP Pavilion DV2-1030US Nice looking but "worthless to buy"!
M. Eskandari, Amazon
5 July 2009
Summary: I know why the price goes down every day! -works as a turtle and if you open 3 or more internet explorer freezes. -Battery life instead of factory's notes is so short. No more than 2 hours. -Blue screen again! I cant believe it. During working with it hanging of system happens and you have to shutdown the system by pressing and holding of power button. -A lot of bloatware that slows the processor. -Touch pad scroller is inaccurate.
Summary: The Office Depot tech sales guy was pushing this. I think I am gonna return it. It overheats and gets very hot, and battery life is nothing special. Keyboard is sort of cramped and hard to type. The surface is shiny but easy for you to leave "finger prints". Nothing exciting in spite of the large RAM and hard drive. Seems and "oversell". See these reviews before you buy especial of the Laptop and CNET reviews also linked here: [...
Summary: The laptop looks and feels top class. However the fan was on at full speed all the time. Sent back, got another one and fan was on at full speed most of the time. Even with updated bios nothing changed. It was impossible to be more than 20mint at the laptop... After switching off, a humming sound in yours ears for an hour or so. Returned it too, like the previous one. Two bad units?