It is just okay - some parts are not designed all that well.
22 June 2014
Summary: Pros: I like the brushed metal top case, overall size, and the bottom case comes off with the battery release buttons so installing memory was easy. I like that it has a DVD burner, Windows 7 not 8, and;6 substantial hinges.
Summary: This laptop is very convenient and does what it has to do. It looks and feels classy and work grade. I use it for school, work, and home, but mostly school and work. No flaws from a technical standpoint. It works just like its price range is going for. BUT!
Summary: I kind of expected more, I even upgraded the RAM, but something is not right with the microphone when I attempt to use skype it always leaves this crackley noise etc. Which is important when I spend the majority of my time overseas.
Summary: This HP is a definite improvement over my old "dying" 8 yr old Dell laptop but I am not completely satisfied. I am not a computer geek and it may be because this is my first experience with an HP Product but there seem to be too many "Alerts" coming through and it is almost like it was pre-owned...
Summary: This laptop came with both windows 7 & windows 8 which was the motivator behind my decision being I am a old school user like win 98 & XP. I also went to the local big box store and played with the other brands in this class of computers.