Summary: needed to replace my older model pavilion g6. supposedly this newer model should be better and more powerful, as it is a newer model compared to my 2011 model, however i have found that it comes preinstalled with some really gross software, so get that trash out and it will be much easier to use. Windows 8 was not my issue, but I was really disappointed at how few programs I can have open at once without the computer needing to close some.
you probably have a better chance of finishing a Lord of the Rings movie ...
Cole Grudi, Amazon
11 January 2015
Summary: Got this for Christmas last year it slowed down to the point where videos will only play at 5.9 fps within 3 months. absolute POS do not by under any circumstances. basic programs constantly go unresponsive Google chrome takes at least 5 minutes to boot up and after a reboot? you probably have a better chance of finishing a Lord of the Rings movie than getting anything running. I recommend building your own desktop to save a bit of cash. for a better laptop.
Summary: Horrible! Do not buy! I am writing this 1.5 years after my purchase because I have been disappointed since day one. Tonight was the last straw. First of all the new Windows OS is a joke. Any slight mouse pad movement sends you spiraling into a screen you don't want to be in. It's always sliding around between the start screen and the normal desktop screen. I never got the hang of it after using it on a weekly basis. Then tonight my hard drive crashed.
Summary: To summarize, look up "HP Pavilion G series fan not working" and then watch the 50 step video on how to fix it. I'm not sure how common it is, but it happened to me within the first year. While I still like HP laptops collectively, I will be avoiding the G series line. Fortunately you can bypass this issue and get your files off before the computer completely melts... but not waiting for that day to come. Waste of money.
The AMD processors are horrible. (Just stick to Intel)
Julian Rego, Amazon
22 December 2014
Summary: If you are looking for a computer that can get work done. You are looking at the wrong computer. The AMD processors are horrible. (Just stick to Intel). The screen resolution is horrendous. The camera is not that good at all. The only good thing about the computer is the keyboard which is very comfortable.