Summary: When using battery, the screen not quite as bright as I would prefer.
Pros: Took this notebook on its first road trip. Size & weight make it very easy to transport. Excellent wireless adapter -- managed to connect to my parents router 2 large rooms away (@40') with 2 solid rebar-reinforced structural walls in between. Very quiet and doesn't run (too) hot under load.
Cons: The "chicklet" keyboard has taken a bit longer for me to get used to, especially the directional up/down keys, which are half-sized.
Pros: This is pretty much the best value laptop I could find after extensive hands-on and online researching. Very durable and very fast. I bought this laptop for my mother who is a real estate broker, and so she carries her laptop around everywhere. Great for the person on the go. You'd be missing out if you didn't buy this on your budget.
Pros: Great build quality, anti-glare screen, not too heavy, FAST, keyboard is great to type on, touchpad is amazing, EVERYTHING about this laptop is amazing. Small footprint but still big enough for everyday use.
Cons: Custom HP partitions...don't mess with these or you will have to reformat and lose all custom partitions. Runs a little hot.