Excerpt: The HP g4-1016dx is a laptop released by HP and part of their Pavilion series of notebooks. Having just recently purchased this item, my experience with it thus far has been average. I will say that one negative thing about this laptop is that the screen unfortunately kept going black after a few hours of work despite the computer remaining on so I had to ship it back to HP to get this fixed.
Summary: Purchased refurbished to save $$. No issues except for keyboard sticking every so often. Need to press down harder when typing and when resuming from sleep mode, the screen starts on with the brightest mode even though it was put to sleep on the dimmest setting. Other than that, no other issues.
Summary: I was a little hesitant about buying a refurbished item, but so far I have been very pleased with my purchase. So glad this computer didn't come loaded wtih a ton of bloatware. It's beautiful and unique as well. I hope HP continues to think outside the box when it comes to laptop design. I get tired of looking at black and gray units after awhile.
Summary: Love this little guy...not too small as to be difficult to manage, small enough to have 5+ hours of battery life and be totally portable--able to fit into any bag I choose. Bought to replace one of the exact same model I've had for years without a hitch until the keyboard suddenly became unresponsive. Still want my comp whiz son to try to bring the little dude back to life...I heart 'im!
Summary: I have had this computer a few weeks now. It's a solid machine and hasn't given me any problems. I thought it would boot up a little faster, but waiting an extra 10 seconds doesn't bug me. It handles multi-tasking well. the screen is nice. speakers are loud and clear. no real complaints on the physical device. windows 8 on the other hand is not a great piece of software. its not terrible but certainly not perfect.
Summary: I only have wonderful remarks for HP and this amazing beautiful inside and out laptop. I did my research and I am so proud of myself for choosing this make and model. When I first saw this laptop,I fell for this design head over heels.. I am a artist and the beauty of the artwork on this machine made my heart and soul say to me.. This just has to be mine. As a senior and on a fixed income.. It took me over a year to save up for this. It was that important to me.