Summary: Lasting a rocky six years (and counting for now; I'm currently trying to look for something with a little more), it sort of did it's job. From web surfing, skype, light gaming, music mixing, writing to name a few activities used... Cons: -Heats easily -left/right click wears and wobbles in no time -charger only lasts a year or two -easy to smudge (even when thoroughly washing hands) -sound isn't exactly the greatest (but nothing headphones or speakers couldn't fix) -some...
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: I've had this for over a year now, and it's been just okay. The biggest and most annoying problem is that it over heats in few a couple minutes. I'm on Amazon.com and have Spotify open and the bottom of it is so hot that you could almost burn yourself. I'm impressed that I can play some good games from Steam on it, but again it overheats and shuts down. It would be a nice, cheap, gaming laptop if it didn't overheat so bad. I also don't like the keyboard texture.
Summary: I bought the laptop in Nov, 2012. In January 2013, the wireless adaptor weakened. By summer of 2013, the display showed an occasional vertical line of dead pixel. Either it is the screen itself or a couple of pins at the display connection, By this year, that non-pixel line has become more frequent.
Good Value, but Quality Inspection could be better
10 March 2014
Summary: For the price, this was a good value, better than the crack screen I had. However, the screen had a bad pixel in the middle of the display. Delivery was slow and I needed to replace the screen for an up coming visit for my Son, who was scheduled for deployment. As stated earlier, it was better than what he had before.
Summary: The processing speed on the i7 is great, but the aproximate 1 hour battery life and weight of this machine makes it more for an at home user. The seakers are low in maximium volume output , but all in all still a fairly reasonably priced laptop.
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.