Summary: I have had misfortune with HP products as the last 2 notebooks and printers I had were junk and HP customer service is pretty bad.I had been looking to update my old HP notebook to a new computer and swore no more HP, but I came across this computer at a pawn shop with software locking the user out and missing an adapter but it was only 40 bucks. Tried it out it booted up.
Great general use laptop. Versatile, reliable-some can even become a Mac!
27 June 2014
Summary: I truly enjoy the entire Probook 45XXs laptop series. I now own 8 of them- three are 4525s and have been working well for almost 4 years each. These have proven to me to be reliable and comfortable to use even if a bit plain in style since they were designed for the corporate/small business user. Personally I like the champagne metallic aluminum finish of the newer range in the Probook 4s series though I wish the tops did not still dent quite so easily.
Summary: I am really pleased with this computer. I have been using a dell for 10 years and it took some time to get used to the keyboard and touch pad but that is a user challenge and no fault of the computer. It is fairly fast, easy to use and well constructed. I would buy it again.
Heavy, terrible battery, crappy camera, shuts off randomly
24 May 2014
Summary: When I first got this laptop two years ago, I was very excited. It has a very attractive, sleek metal look to it, had great reviews, and was a great size screen. I installed two of the best anti-virus software approved by all my computer programmer and IT friends. It ran great for the first year and I was very happy. After about a year, my computer would randomly crash. My friend was a software engineer at HP so he looked at it and fixed it for me.