Pros This laptop is powerful, quick and simple. Quick keys are handy. No fingerprint surface is nice. Also I like the mousepad and the quick enable/disable feature. Solid performer as a base model. 7200rpm hard drive makes backups quick.
Cons Mousepad enable/disable sound is annoying. Needs built-in bluetooth to free up USB ports. I need four but this unit only has three. Also could use a backlit keyboard.
Summary Bottom-line, this laptop is my favorite ever. I've only owned it about a week or so now. I've owned Dell XPS laptops for years and recently bought an ASUS A81. This is my first HP and if others are like this model, I'm sold! I recommend this laptop to digital dj's like myself. 4GB expandable to 8GB. 4GB with windows 7 is just fine.
Pros Design and looks, simple but an eye catcher
Upgradiable too the i5 or i7
all come with a 7200 rpm hd
Cons no firewire, no bluetooth on base model
Summary Fist off, by the look of this unit some might say it looks alot like the Macbook pro 13", with that being said, looks are NOT everything, This HP G62 packs alot of KICKASS punch, Unlike the other person who wrote that he's having a track pad problem.....GET GLASSES if you cannot see the track pad. One of the features regarding the track pad is the shut off, you just tap twice on the led thats located on top of the pad too disable the track pad, of which then an amber light comes on letting you know that you have disabled the track pad, too enable it, just tap twice and your good too go, this feature was made if you are going too use an external mouse. Now as far as This unit's functionality, its awesome, all hard drives depending on your configuration, are @ 7200 rpm,the base CPU is the new i3 core by intel, of which is upgradeable too the i5 or i7. It also features the new L3 cache, giving you a smoother ride then the older L2 cache systems. The system bus is well over 1066MHz, uses very fast DDR3 ram of which this unit is upgradeable too 8 gigs of ram. In addition the graphics are in true native, and watching a dvd was an experience, with the Altec Lansing audio surround. OK now for multi-task, I have compared it too the Macbook Pro, With the Intel core 2 duo running @ 2.8 Ghz, the results were very impressive, The HP (base model) not only beat the Macbook Pro in muli-tasking, but also ran apples own software like itunes and others with little effort, running adobe CS4 was so fast I could not believe what I was seeing. As far as surfing the web, I have never been on a mobile device that has speeds that are just unbelievable. HP and Intel have put together a product that surpasses systems worth $2000 and up. Of coarse if you deside too get your HP G62 FULLY loaded with the i7 intel cpu, blueray, 500gb hard drive, and dedicated graphics, and built in bluetooth, this unit will run you about $2400. Now weather you get the base model or upgraded version, 1 word....Kickass, its about time a PC company challenges the bar, weather your a casual user or an extreme user, makes no difference, this unit is built for decades too come! Well worth the money!
"great size screen,"on by ragu2010
Pros quick, easy to use, great graphics love the flat mousepad as opposed to the specific square type. Camera sd slot makes loading pictures a breeze.
Cons Have yet to fond any
Summary As a person heavy into amatuer photography this wireless laptop is great. Its fast and has a great sizes screen.
Pros processor speed, ram, hard drive space all excellent, operating system runs fine.
Cons None of the above will even matter if the laptop keeps overheating and destroys your mother board. HP is having issues with overheating and when you call to ask them if they are experiencing this issue with this particular model, they deny it.
Summary They might as well fess up because folks are reporting this issue all over the internet. I've always brought Compaq or HP but I am bailing out if they do not fix this issue. I will come back and comment again after they have resolved my issue. My warranty is almost up, and if they stiff me just because of that, Im going to dump them, and do reviews all over the internet about what they are doing. Speak out people do not allow them to take $600 to $700 of your money and stick you with a piece of junk. Let them know there are other manufacturers who would like to have our business. Stay tuned people, I will let you know the outcome when i get my laptop back.
Pros Price was right.
Cons track pad is not so nice, but I am not huge fan of them anyway.
Summary This was my first adventure in to the land of mobile computing. I must say as far as first steps go this has not been a bad experiance. I have not had any issues with the machine at all, aside from the usual adjustments moving from a full size pc to a laptop. The only "real" problem I have is with the track pad. I just don't like them in general, so was able to get around the whole issue with a wireless mouse.