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HP Pavilion dv8 series
5.8 out of 10

HP Pavilion dv8 series

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Overall 2
2.0

Piece of junk

HiTek21, Amazon
3 November 2014
  • Summary: I've owned this laptop for about 5 years, 3 of the 5 years it spent on the shelf because of a manufacturing defect. Most if not all DV8T owners have issues with Wifi cutting out and bass/treble OSD popping up.
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Overall 4
4.0

The unit gets pretty hot after 10-15 minute use

HGamerChic, Amazon
13 August 2014
  • Summary: I've had my Hp for about 3 years now and am currently searching for something else. It freezes randomly or all the actions are delayed. The unit gets pretty hot after 10-15 minute use, and theres not much ventilation. It also eats up battery fast, I get about 35-40 min with it being fully charged.
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Overall 2
2.0

I consider this my worst purchase

favoredhighly, Amazon
27 December 2013
  • Summary: I've owned this laptop for a couple of years, and it is easily the worst purchase of my life. The following happend in a 18 month span: lost all my data cause it destroyed a hard drive + wifi becomes unusable cause cuts on & off + wouldn't let me watch any video in full screen + destroyed a power...
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Overall 2
2.0

Return it within 28 days.

Dental Trader, Amazon
14 September 2013
  • Summary: I bought it from Sam's Club back in 2010. And within 2 weeks of using it, I had to do a hard drive reset by the recommendations of HP customer service to fix the screen freezing issues and the crashes, which happened a lot for a BRAND NEW laptop. Took it back to Sam's Club and get my full refund.
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Overall 2
2.0

Too many problems

Dude Dudeworthingston, Amazon
14 August 2013
  • Summary: In spite of the impressive specs this laptop was a huge disappointment. Even when fairly new this laptop would continuously run hot, the wifi and treble/base controls would continuously cycle themselves off and on again. All these problems persisted even after sending the laptop in for service.
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Overall 8
8.0

An outstanding, misunderstood gem with fixable flaws

Quality Buyer, Amazon
29 May 2013
  • Summary: I have owned this computer since December 2009 and can honestly say I have only had one problem with it that was not quickly remedied with a driver update or one clean OS reinstall, neither of which should be considered even "eventful" for a computer this powerful with technology that was far from...
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Overall 8
8.0

It's what I wanted, and as such is what I bought.

mytyred, Ebay
10 May 2013
  • Summary: DV8 is great.Just make sure wich one you are getting.1000,1100,or 1200. Watch to make sure if you are looking for Bluetooth, or TV tuner that it's actually listed as a feature.All do not have that.All in all, if you are looking for a DV8 you already know what it is.Which is the reason you are...
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Overall 4
4.0

Good computer BUT FOR wi-fi going on and off... and HP not fixing

Keith, Amazon
6 May 2013
  • Summary: I would avoid this computer because the volume and wi-fi go off and on so often many people stop using the computer and swear they will never buy a HP again. This also affects the bluetooth. Personally the wi-fi became unusable and I started using an ethernet cable only.
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Overall 2
2.0

Too many problems

Drew Smith, Amazon
5 April 2013
  • Summary: I've owned this machine for several years. About 3 months in, the touch buttons started to act oddly. At first the wifi would turn off unexpectedly. Sometimes the volume would go up and down sporadically or the treble and/or Base would adjust up and down.
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Overall 10
10

great laptop some quirks

boatnik "boatnik", Amazon
20 February 2013
  • Summary: I have had mine since 12/2010. It came with 1 500 gig 7200 rpm hard drive, There are 2 bays for hard drives. I installed another 750 gig in the second bay even though H.P. said it would not work. Went on line and found the connecter for 12 dollars.
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