Summary: This computer is great! I picked this up about a year ago for it's great balance between computing power and weight. The solid state drive gives this PC ridiculous load times and I haven't run into any kind of slowdown using After Effects or during 3D rendering. You may think that you want more resolution than 1920x1080, (I think Macbooks currently have around 2560x1600?) but trust me when I say that the resolution of screen of this size is PLENTY.
A great business Professional laptop! NOT A GAMING MACHINE OR A MULTIMEDIA ONE
19 December 2014
Summary: Great machine! I am an IT pro I use this laptop for regular work, running VM's editing documents, performing forensics work and other such activities. This laptop is the best you can get at this money, the specs are impressive, quality of build is flawless, speed is great, 16 gb of memory are plenty to run 4-5 VM's simultaneously without any performance downgrade.
If you want Mobile Boardband, this is not the laptop for you
Michael Salsbury, Amazon
14 October 2014
Summary: This is an OK laptop -- pricey for what you get, but it is durable. However, do NOT purchase the mobile broadband if you want to use it with Verizon. The Gobi 5000 that HP sells isn't usable on VZW. Not sure why they sell it, but you will save yourself a lot of time and headaches if you don't buy that!
Summary: IT IS A VERY LOW RESOLUTION MACHINE, USELESS MACHINE FOR SCIENTIFIC WORK, LOW RESOLUTION SCREEN AND GRAPHIC CARD SHOULD BE STATED AT THE ITEMS MAIN SPECIFICATIONS AND SAYS NOTHING. NOW I END UP IN A SITUATION THAT I DO NOT KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH THIS MACHINE. What is the point for HP producing such expensive and sophisticated machine with a low resolution screen and graphic card? Very dissapointing.
and the screen resolution is not great. The black finish leaves fingerprints on the back ...
teri Davenport, Amazon
24 September 2014
Summary: It works well, but the lighted keyboard does not stay lit, and the screen resolution is not great. The black finish leaves fingerprints on the back of the computer. Other than that, I like it pretty well.
Summary: This is simply a darn fine laptop. It is highly portable but very solid, does not sacrifice much on capability and the richness of the HD display is quite impressive. I've already used it for some very long continuous stretches and found it quite comfortable. It does not come with typical bloatware, which is great, but it does come with a lot of security software for which there is not a lot of good technical documentation, and most of which I played with but ultimately...
Pros: Beautiful display, solid keyboard and trackpad, and quite powerful for the slim size, low noise and low heat.
Cons: USB ports a bit tight literally -- have to apply some extra force to plug things in and out. Comes with a lot of special HP software security features that are not well explained.
Summary: Let me start-off by saying this is a great little laptop, and just what I wanted! It's extremely fast, and with 16GB of RAM it chews through multiple applications simultaneously. It is, indeed, a little workhorse! Very thin but built very sturdy.The solid state drive works flawlessly. Backlit keyboard is also very nice. Battery life also seems to be excellent for such a powerful laptop. Display screen is beautiful.
Summary: This comes with a Displayport--a useless connection that does not communicate with any known projection device. Cheapskates HP will sell you a Displayport to HDMI adapter, but they don't bundle it with the product. So you end up--as I did yesterday--invited to give an important presentation, and you cannot do so for lack of a $25 part (which everyone else, except HP, sells for $10-15). HP has no concern about customers. AVOID THIS LIKE THE PLAGUE.