Reviews and Problems with HP Pavilion Sleekbook 14
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works well but the display and body are too fragile
a dad, Amazon
29 May 2014
Summary: I have a 14-b120dx. Mine is less than a year old and I've already replaced the screen twice because it's so easy to flex it or even hit it from behind. The display is a little over 3/8 inch thick and you have to be really careful how you handle it or transport it. A padded case isn't enough, you'll need a hard shell case. Also I see a crack on the main body just under the edge of the display. I don't remember it getting hit hard there either.
Summary: I purchased two of these, first one I opened started up fine, second one has a distinct "ticking" noise coming from the top left corner of the keyboard. Ive been trying to deal with HP to get a case number and details on how to return my product for repair. Conversation with warranty has been extremely painful, and I believe they have forgotten about me on hold. I will think twice about purchasing any HP product again due to their poor customer service.
Summary: Using this product for 4 months and not much excited about it, I had many problems plus trying to make it work lost my Microsoft office and other programs not happy about it. since that lost, now trying new system in this computer lets see how it goes. good bye Windows. Since I don't like it I do not recommend it, plus I do not share the idea of for cost and quality no mater the cost it should be good quality to work other ways it is just ravish.
Summary: Got this as an upgrade for my daughter's old laptop. Feeling out of the box: It's very plasticky. Keyboard has a "give" so it bends a bit when you punch in the keys. My benchmark is a MacBook Air which I'm using (very happily). The screen doesn't look great. I guess this is a question of taste. Something about the display is not smooth. The main issue, though, is that there are serious malfunctions.
Summary: When I received this product I found out I had to buy the external cd drive to upload the programs. Second, I was not happy that the Norton Internet was only for a 60 day trail period, so my niece who I ordered this for has to purchase the product August 5th. This computer didn't include other programs such as Microsoft Word For Students.
Summary: HP tried to make this into a modern design with lots of extra gadgets, and wound up with a disappointing product. I bought this computer because of all the great reviews.... I wish that I had first gone to Best Buy and demoed some others first. I am not one to go on and on but I would not recommend this product, because of it's many ridiculous nuances. I have been using computers for 30 years, and this is the first time I have been disappointed.
Summary: Cant get it to play cds or dvds even with external optical drive, windows media player sucks wont work. Please someone help me find what to buy to get my optical drive up and running im giving it 2 stars because the betery rocks its the best thing about it i wish i would have paid alittle more to get the internai optical drive but my daughter helped me pick it and she thought it had one also the touch pad switches from one screen to another without you wanting it to and...
My MacBook Kids, 9 and 11, love Windows 8, and so do I
T. Luinenburg "TiVo Evangelist", Amazon
20 January 2013
Summary: It did not make it in time for Christmas. I almost cancelled my order, but decided that an i3 Core processor for less than $350 on a laptop was worth taking a chance on. I took the chance. Should have held out. The battery on this unit is junk. Might as well be a desktop unit the way it is attached to a cord. Maybe an hour of life out of the battery. My son and my mother ended up with Toshiba Windows 8 units that are far better.
Summary: HP is having problems with this particular laptop. It does not have an optical drive and the battery in these units tends to die after a few months. When I realized that the features of the laptop were not fully covered in promotion I returned it to Amazon and purchased another laptop. Amazon was great in allowing the return. While I can't recommend this laptop I can highly recommend buying your laptop from Amazon.