Summary: Pretty decent for moderate gaming, until you upgrade the Operating System to Windows 10. There is no Windows 10 support from HP & Windows update won't find find all the drivers you need. What driver/software am I missing? The one that lets you switch between the Intel graphics & the Radeon.
Summary: Screen came on time, packaged with care, and as described. Only issue was 2 dead pixels. I'm not upset over it as this was a replacement for a shattered screen. But thoroughly check the pixels before reassembling if important to you.
Summary: I got this in 2009 and it is with me to this day. It's slow as dirt and the battery doesn't charge but the sound and the screen still amazes me. I got this because the person at best buy said this would be the best laptop for working on art things.
Summary: This is the second HP Pavillion of this model I have owned. I love it! It is perfect for me. However, I purchased my second one (refurbished) from affordable laptops (a seller on Amazon), and now (6 months later) I realized the seller only installed a 6 month trial version of Windows 7 Professional.
Pros: nice big screen, the A8 4500 processor is really fast, has everything you would want in a lap top. Comes with Windows 7!!!!!!!! With a few tweaks, this computer is a monster! See cons.
Cons: the hard drive is uber slow! 5400 rpms stinks! I bought a Samsung 830 128 gig ssd and this thing just lights up! What a huge difference it makes. Comes with 6gigs of Ram which for normal computing is ok, I up graded to 8 gigs just better for start up and occasional gaming or video watching. This ...