Everything worked fine. I put it on the shelf for a ...
24 August 2014
Summary: The seller delivered this on time - no problem there. I would give this HP computer a negative 20 if provided the option. After receiving the computer, I set it up over the weekend installing updates and programs. Everything worked fine. I put it on the shelf for a week and the next weekend went to use it. It would not start. I did a quick Google search, “hp notebook will not boot up” and found millions of results for the same issue.
Summary: Optimal configuration to beneficiate from full speed of the ssd. Windows 7 boots in 8 seconds. Win 8 included and can be switched to if prefered. I went for 128gB disk which is a bit small. But it can be upgraded for $150 to 256gB and 5min of work.
Summary: Seems to be a very good computer. Rating would have been 5 stars except for the following problems with malware and hidden Product Keys. Since Norton did not come pre-installed. I recommend buying and installing security software on disk, to save yourself major problems we encountered. This Product arrived right on time and looked great! The computer box appeared unopened with special marked security tape top and bottom.
Summary: I've been very pleased with laptop. I was looking for a lightweight yet powerful laptop to replace an older Dell Studio 17 and this one turned out to be a winner. Arrived within 2 days, and was packed well. It came pre-installed with Windows 7 with an optional upgrade to Windows 8. I opted to leave mine with Windows 7 so I can't speak to the Windows 8 upgrade.
Summary: The reason I say shop around for the best price was because I purchased this from Micro Center in Tustin, CA which was $50 less than the price here at the time. The case is very lightweight and does have a cheap plastic feel to it but it's good enough for the price I paid for it. The 750GB HD is a little slow and you will probably want to swap it for an SSD drive. The 8GB of RAM is definitely good enough for Windows 7 (default installed ) or 8 (which also came on a CD).
Summary: This machine is just what I expected and more. I am very pleased with my purchase and the fast shipping. Excellent! However, don't activate the YouCam deluxe software that comes loaded on the machine. While this this app works well and has some very nice features, it loaded tons of adware popup boxes on my machine every time I launched a browser. Once I uninstalled that one program and ran Norton Power Eraser to remove the adware, it is a dream machine.