Summary: I bought the computer as a parts or repair, so I replace the HDD and memory and it's still the highest rated computer I have (windows has a system rating). I took it to work as a work computer and it is a little too fast for that. So far the co-workers who have used it can't believe how fast it is.
Summary: The battery design can sometimes feel weird when using the laptop on your lap as it can feel uncomfortable with the battery sitting on your lap, but while sitting on a desk it curves the keyboard to make it more comfortable to use as it tilts the keyboard toward the user to make it easier to type. The keyboard itself is nice and sleek with the keys and it can make typing faster and more precise.
Pros: Clear screen, barely any bloatware that came with the laptop. I got this laptop August 28, 2012 and today this laptop does not slowdown for anything. The performance is excellent for doing almost anything and I have gotten the battery to last 9 - 10 hours off a full charge using power saver mode.
Cons: The only downside is that this computer doesn't have a dedicated graphics card. The graphics run from the processor itself and sometimes doesn't stabilize the FPS, but for just on-board graphics simply running from the CPU itself, the game performance surprised me. I can run Minecraft at 60 on max settings, and some 1st person shooter games vary by game.
Summary: broken upon arrival. never got to use the product. i purchased it used and the previous owner had wiped out the entire operating system. and he sent no support software with the product. i guess it was much more the fault of the seller than the actual product. looked and felt nice but never even got to the first screen.
for me great product and nice value and will buy more.
24 January 2014
Summary: looked good, price offer was worked out with the seller that we both thought was far and i wanted i of these in the first place! when i got the laptop was very dirty but i took it all apart for a through cleaning and inspection plus reset everything in it place, put it back together to check it out and make it work again. hp computers have always been a great products for me,... being printers, laptops or desktops plus hp has great tech support if you may have a problem!