Summary: The title of this review says it all. The computer is fantastic--I've been avoiding HP laptops for years due to sketchy build quality, but this was the only computer that had all of the specifications I wanted (processing power, HD4000 onboard graphics, ultrabook dimensions), and after taking a good look at it, I thought just maybe this one would stay in one piece for a while. Turns out I was right!
Summary: First let me state, I am a certified A+/Net+/Sec+ PC repair technician. I've owned my Sleekbook 14 (SB14) for a little over a year and a half now and it continues to work wonderfully. The size was the main selling point for me as I don't enjoy having to carry around a heavy laptop. Although the SB14 doesn't meet the technological specs to be considered an ultrabook, it does in size and weight.
Summary: HP Sleekbook. I am happy with the purchase. is fast. lightweight. great sound-beatsaudio. I bought this great handset-harman / kardon, sound amazing together form HP. Minus is not installed dvd-cd player. but ...
Summary: For the price I paid, I cannot complain. Windows 8.1 has made it an even better net-book. If you can get this for a price below $425.00, consider it a steal. I 've had it for one year now and no issues.
Summary: Works fine. I'm not a fan of Windows 8, but that's not the laptop's fault. I like that it's thin and lightweight. My main dislike is the touchpad ("mouse") buttons are extremely stiff, a little tough on the thumbs. I do like the option of touch screen and conventional keyboard/mouse-type functions.
Summary: I was looking for a computer that I can use for everyday use as well as designing and programming, as well to update hardware at any time. I owned a Macbook Pro before though I wouldn't call this a downgrade. I highly recommend it for the casual user who are looking for performance in a compact design. The screen isn't fantastic, nor is the battery life (way down from the 7 I was getting before).
Summary: This is the fifth laptop I've ever had (in the past 10 years) and it's the best one. First of all, it's very lightweight: 3.8 lb with battery (the battery is built-in). The design is something between Macbook Air and Macbook Pro but without those horrible sharp edges, which you could even use to slice bread!
Summary: Mostly happy with this computer, but the display is pretty low quality. The screen doesn't offer much contrast, which can make photos look washed out, and the colors vary greatly with slight changes in angle of view. If I weren't dealing with a lot of photos, it would probably be fine. But it's been very frustrating doing any graphic work and seeing how images on this screen look very different when compared to a higher-end product.