NOT recommended because of Intel Wi-fi adapter; otherwise ok
13 November 2013
Summary: I try to buy HP as much as possible, since my former employer was purchased by HP and my small pension is administered through them. This review may not be useful at this point, since newer Envy models are available, however, I hope it benefits someone. When I came across the HP Envy DV4, it seemed like a good 'bang for the buck' in comparison to other models. I have owned it for a little over a year now, and purchased it through a big box retailer.
Beware: Hard drive problems in less than three months
Melody A. Gotay Colon "×_× ραи..., Amazon
25 July 2013
Summary: I bought this laptop on the 13th of April, and by the 8th of July it started freezing. At one point, it just froze and never turned on. It went on an infinite loop of an automatic repair. Took it to RadioShack, because, thankfully, it was still inside the 90-day warranty, and they shipped it off to the repair center. It came back about two weeks later, and I was informed that the hard drive was the problem. It broke for no apparent reason and they had to replace it.
Summary: The touchpad is glossy and horrible, it is very sensitive and often while typing, if your hand/finger even lightly brushes up against it, the cursor jumps around and starts typing in a completely different spot. I don't use it very often, but I opened it up the other day and the part that holds the monitor on somehow cracked a little and now the monitor doesn't work at all and the repair is $300!!
Summary: I bought this computer about 2.5 years ago with $550 and was satisfied for a year. I did put some pressure on it like recording screen, watching videos and multi tasking. I didn't even notice when the CD burner stopped working because I only burned so few of them. Couple of days ago computer screen went blank and num lock, caps lock simultaneously blinks. HP wants $59 to trouble shoot and not fixing it. So I am done with you HP.
Excerpt: The Hp Pavillion 14.1 inch is a great sized laptop. Easily able to be carried around without a too much burden on your back or shoulders. But the hard drive itself is a piece of crap. It overheats and just isn't worth buying. Sorry folks....
Excerpt: I owned a Hp Pc as well as many of my friends and within the first year and a half the mother board on my laptop crashed. This left me stranded at college without a laptop, which anyone who goes to school knows that going to college without a laptop is like trying to get to work without a vehicle. On top of my computer crashing one of my friends Hp laptop had the screen detach from the computer base and another friend of mine is constantly dealing with glitches.
Excerpt: HP is a great brand & I have not yet experienced ANY problems with it. The speed works great, it's easy to use, clean & clear graphics, comes with norton for a month, and is lightscribe enabled. I use my laptop constantly. The only downfall is that it has EXTREMELY bad battery. Even on a save-battery mode it drains within 75 minutes or so.
Excerpt: I pruchased two of these laptops in November of 2008 and both came with a defective HDMI connection. When I attempted to connect the laptop to any external source via HDMI, an intermittent popping and crackling noise was produced through the sound. I directly contacted HP about this issue, and after spending countless hours dealing with their substandard, undertrained, outsourced tech support, personally installilng numerous video and audio drivers (including those...
Excerpt: I got this laptop about a year or two ago because my first laptop broke. I wanted a 14" laptop and this one was of the few that were available at the time and the price seemed to be very good. I thought HP was a good brand despite people telling me otherwise, and I was wrong. Like other people, I noticed that my laptop fan was very loud. In fact, everyone noticed because I would bring my laptop to the library or class and people would look at me.
If it were only as functional as it were cool looking.
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I fell for the cool look and feel of the HP Pavilion Entertainment at Best Buy. It sounded like it was faster and more capable than what I needed for my small business. Here's what I've found: Pro's: Size is perfect for what I need Comfortable keyboard Cons: The programs are glitchy and close unexpectedly Most videos are garbled and indesipherable (supposedly one of the stron suits of this computer) The AMD processor runs hot enough to fry an egg (a friend of mine...