Summary: The laptop itself is probably fine. However, the screen went out after only 6 months. HP repaired the screen for free but now 9 months later the screen no longer works. HP now says that the laptop is no longer under warranty and it will cost over $200 to repair. I should not have to pay to repair a second faulty screen. Not to mention the incovenience to my college student to have his laptop go out right in the middle of the semester. No more HP products for me.
Summary: The HP DV 6 3160 purchased in 2010 died on me and I wanted a new laptop with similar features. I probably reviewed 50 laptops on Amazon over a 3 day perid before finding this one. Initially I wanted a Windows 7 machine but was unable to find one with a decent CPU and separate video GPU, comparable hard drive, memory and features as my old laptop.
Summary: I love the item! it serves its purpose I got something temporary for editing videos with adobe premiere and it runs fast if you can get used to the million and one updates and drag learning windows 8.only negative really is when it says used,it is really used! the HP cover over the beats speakers fell off completley won't stick at all and when I first got it it kept restarting due to updates after 3-4 days of restarting and updating works okay now!
Summary: Just logged in to make a review. I had my doubts about the HP brand first when initially purchasing it. Ive had this computer for about 2 years now going on 3 and i couldnt be happier. The computer is more than sufficiently powerful to do any regular home/student work. I have not had to reformat my hard drive yet, in the two years that ive owned it i am about 40% full. The i7 processor and intel hd 4000 graphics are more than sufficient for any browser based gaming.
Summary: I've been using it over a year now and it still runs fine. I did drop it once (it was in a sleeve in a backpack and the backpack fell about 3 feet) and there is physical damage on one corner so the metal is bent a little. The drop also damaged the mechanism which attached the cover to the DVD drive. Speaking of the DVD drive it's actually not too good (maybe it's because of the drop but i don't know).