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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
laptop was crappy, but customer service was worse!
2 January 2012
Summary: I am going to be frank with you. This laptop is one of the few laptops that I have had that I personally could not fix myself. I have a degree in computer science, and when this laptop blew up on me, I had no idea what was wrong with it because so many things were wrong.
Summary: First of all i bought my HP DV8t at the store. It was a heck of a lot cheaper than this rip off online. CHeck Hp.com and build ur own. Second of all mine overheated and ruined the hard drive and some sockets. Called HP and said that the damage was due to wear and tear.
Summary: UPDATE*******After owning the laptop for 3 years, I have decided to never buy an HP again. This laptop has fried 3 hard drives, the power charger needed replacing, and the quick menu keys (volume, wifi, ect.) randomly turn on and off at all times. My biggest problem is the fried hard drives.
Summary: I had this laptop for 15 month and problem started from month 1. 1. Wifi indicator above keyboard kept jumping on and off which is frustrating when you doing something online - I had to buy external wifi adapter to solve the problem. Reinstalling factory defaults didn't help. 2.