Summary: It was great when I got it a few years ago, but I think these days you can find a lot better computers for better prices. My brother recently bought a laptop from costco for the same price (around $450) with better specs. I would recommend looking around for better laptops before buying this one.
I'd recommend spending a little bit more and getting something of ...
24 July 2014
Summary: I bought this laptop in the summer of 2011. Today I purchased my new laptop (Asus N550JK) I decided not to go with HP again because of minor problems I had with my HP. Overall I can't really complain about it. I'd recommend spending a little bit more and getting something of better quality. The extra $200-$300 will really make a difference in the long run.
Summary: When I purchased this laptop I was in need of a nice 15" screen laptop. I like HP and thought I had stumbled upon a great deal. Whell, it either was printed clearly or I just missed it but this computer is windows 8 not 7 and I find it so difficult to use that it is collecting dust. I can't even use the dvd player because I have to download an application or gem or something that is not included the set up instructions.
Summary: for 200$ used its not bad its cheap. i would recommend a i3 over this anyday for same pricerange. but for it being an hp laptop thats a few years old. it works and gets the job done. i can't run the new thief game on it. (2014) at low details even. (only game i had problems with on even low details so far) but it runs dota/teamfortress/minecraft fine.
Summary: This computer worked fine at first but then started having trouble staying charged. Bought new battery and still has the same problem. Has to stay plugged in 100% of time to work or crashes. New they work fine for a couple of years. After that, I would stay away. More headaches than they are worth.
Summary: This Laptop is fantastic, I have had it for more than 2 years. Its quick and responsive, followed with the intel i3 processor & HD Graphics it makes sum games run quite well (The Sims 3). The only down side is really the battery because of the power needed to run the processor. When I first got it it gave me 3hrs of full use on the battery but little before a year it needed to be replaced. I just bought one of the generic ones from amazon and it was fine.