Fairly Versatile, but with Cheap Parts, difficult to Clean.
14 November 2013
Summary: I've had this laptop for about 2 years now. It has enough power to run most PC games out there and the HDMI out capability is great for dual monitors or hooking it up to a TV to watch blu-rays. However, there are a few drawbacks. The fingerprint recognition hardware didn't last long- about a year before it stopped lighting up and became non-functional.
Summary: Overall I've been content with this computer. (HP Envy dv6-7210us) As a student who doesn't require much, it works perfectly for what I want it to do. (MS Office, web browsing, Netflix) It's not a powerhouse, but it is more than competent for what 95% of computer users need. It's not perfect though. The first one I got had to be returned because the screen bezel was coming apart.
Summary: I was under the impression that this was touch screen enabled and it is not. Not a deal breaker, but to use the full functionality of windows 8 you need a touch screen. Sure, it is possible to use W8 without a touchscreen, just not ideal. Other than that it is great. I was trying to determine before I bought if the screen was touchscreen enabled, but it wasn't clear.
Hardware, Software, and Operating System view points
Deborah Kaufhold, Amazon
1 April 2013
Summary: OK - I am just a general laptop user. Email, Office tools, Web. Laptop works fine - the sound is great, picture is great, response time great, and no battery burning the top of my legs. The biggest issues I have are the A/C battery charger (gets way to hot when charging - and yes, laptop doesn't hold charge too well - about as well as an iPhone if used constantly (yes, I have an iphone - which is basis of the rest of the comments).
Summary: Expected a computer with 2.4 ghz chip, however it is built with a 1.9 ghz chip. Does not seem to have a way to increase the chip speed.. While is has sufficent memory, it is a slow running Windows 8 , which I detest, operating system. Do not recommend for people who are accustomed to quick computer response.