Summary: I bought the HDX16 new for my girlfriend. I also work in IT and have sold and installed many HP products, but less now. I'm going back to Dell. Here's my experience with the HP notebbok: First, Vista is a horrible OS. That's an Intel issue, not HP, but HP makes it harder to deal with the issues that arise and MS says contact HP. Here are the HP issues I've experienced. The silver lettering on the keyboard wears away, leaving blank keys.
Seller sold an HP HDX X16T-1200 CTO Premium Notebook PC instead of the specified model
18 March 2014
Summary: The product details are actually correct for the computer specified, but I recieved a different model. Pros: The optional backlight for the keys is amazing, love it. It has a num pad (hate going without one), the touchpad has a button above it to disable it and it is in the perfect place for me to type without hitting it by accident.
Summary: I purchased two of these computers, both are horrid, one under warrenty the other isnt, both have failed mainbords. In researching, for many hours, this computer I've found it has fatal flaws, such as black screne, over heating, fan failures, and more. Lousy, horrible experience and HP tech support of NO help umless warrenty applies. In fact, I followed thier suggestions to buy new memory, then a new hard drive, now they say I need new system board!
Summary: This is my first laptop that I purchased new in 2008 for school. What I needed was a computer that could run mainly AutoCad and other heavy programs with ease. I've always enjoyed this laptop, one for it's design, and the other for it's ability to accommodate my flexible needs. This is currently still my daily computer, it is definitely reaching an age where purchasing a new computer is going to be a reasonable option.
Summary: I had been using this laptop for 3 years since it was bought from America until a month ago with few acceptable troubles, it had been my best technology friend over the past few years, supporting me every thing from university coursework, job and obviously, entertainment, and it looks amazingly stylish too.
Quite possibly one of the worst laptops I've ever owned
The Gifted One, Amazon
15 May 2012
Summary: Back in 2009 I purchased HP's so-called powerful high-performance HDX-16 Laptop. I purchased one of the higher end ones. Upgraded Specs were: - 2.53Ghz Core 2 Duo - 320GB HDD (after first year I upgraded this to a 500GB Seagate Hybrid SSD/ - 6GB RAM - 1GB Nvidia GeForce GT 130M Went to the HP website and purchased this computer because it was supposed to be one of the best the company offered at that time. Total cost after taxes came out to nearly $1,500.00.
Summary: Had this laptop since may of 2009 and its been working good. Love the blue ray player, graphics and all the external controls. But there are a few things that are not so great; such as the battery life. It dose not last long at all. Had a fully charged battery and went unplugged for about 30 min on high performance; just surfing the net. Also it gets overheated sometimes and loud.
Summary: Within weeks of my purchase, the keyboard stopped working for the "asdfjkl;" keys. I took the time and trouble to mail this thing to HP's service dept. When I got it back, within days the problem re-occurred. Decided not to waste my time anymore. It's now just a media box under my television. At least the HDMI and remote still work.