Good laptop for the money-but something to consider
12 April 2014
Summary: If it was possible I would have given this laptop 4.5 stars. I did a lot of research and shopped around before I decided on this computer. My old HP Pavilion died and I needed a solid workhorse to use as I am a freelance editor and student. I immediately knew I needed a laptop with windows 7. I had heard about all the kinks with windows 8 and 8.1. I wanted nothing to do with a touch screen on a computer that I would mostly use for word documents and streaming videos.
Summary: Okay computer. Good processing power for a laptop. A little heavy and it came loaded with tons of adware that has been a real pain, although i can't blame the hardware for that, either hp or the vendor is to blame. not sure.
Summary: Pretty much what I needed. I stayed with the installed Windows 7 rather than using Windows 8. This is a good basic notebook. It does what I need to do, which is mostly spreadsheets, word processing and web email. Still trying to figure out the touchpad. Sometimes it is overly responsive and sometimes I think I need to hit it with a hammer and sometimes it does things I don't want it to do. I did add 4 gb of ram, so it now has the 8 gb limit.