Reviews and Problems with HP Pavilion dv2500 series
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9 September 2012
Excerpt: I brought the HP DV2500 notebook as my replacement of my bulky desktop for college. Thinking for $600 is a great buy. The laptop comes with 2 GB of ram, 120GB of hard drive, 8X dvd burner, and a dual core Intel processor. It has a built in webcam, microphone, finger print reader, and Bluetooth. It was preinstall with Vista Home edition. The laptop freeze lots and some program crash but it the OS software to blame; it works fine after I downgrade to Window XP SP3.
Excerpt: Nice computer, great features. But plan to start saving for its replacement soon as you get it out of the box. Mine broke after 22 months. HP quotes a repair charge that approaches the cost of a new computer. I'm a technical professional who has used HP products for approximately 40 years. Based on this experience and problems I have had with other HP products, my sense is this company's grasp on durability is in serious decline from its one-time greatness.
Summary: I bought one of these in November 2007. After 6 months the hard drive went and just after the warranty ran out the laptop packed in!! I have now discovered that the NVidia graphics card is the big problem. Google NVidia Defect forum and see what I mean. HP support have been most unhelpful and refused to do anything. The laptop in deemed 'inherently defective' and under sale of goods act I can get a refund up to 6 years after the date of purchase. So in short...