Pros -Excellent price
-Very nice screen
-Good working keyboard, feels solid
-Pretty decent low level gaming
-Hard drive and memory easily serviceable
-Good battery life
Cons -Runs very hot
-Touchpad gestures and scrolling unresponsive
Summary I got this laptop for only $403 after tax by dropping down the HD size to 250GB, saving $50 as I plan on putting in an SSD. I pretty much needed a laptop for web browsing and some schoolwork and here the laptop does not disappoint. I never notice any delay and watching HD movies on Netflix and Hulu work well with no noticeable stutter. World of Warcraft also plays well, albeit on low settings, but at least you can definitely do some gaming if you wish.
As the summary suggests, this laptop runs VERY hot. I did not expect this at all as this is supposed to be a low performance CPU. Even just simple web browsing with this sitting on your lap will cause the fan to spin up and become uncomfortably warm, forget about watching movies or playing games. Also, the touchpad, at least for me, is very unresponsive when it comes to scrolling down web pages. The two finger swipe needs to be done at least twice before it may decide to scroll, while enabling the right side of the touchpad for scrolling works better, but not much.
All in all you pretty much get what you pay for and cannot expect too much from a laptop costing only $400 as this handily beats anything I have seen in that price range. So get a USB cooling mat and attach a mouse for extended periods of use and you have a very nice budget laptop.
Pros Good idea, lightweight, compact
Cons El cheapo construction, dishonorable warranty service tactics.
Summary Never again. Complete waste of money. Penny wise, pound foolish.
Pros very nice form factor and battery life.
Cons This product is simply not working. The trackpad randomly and automatically left click by itself, sometimes issued multiple left clicks. When typing, the worst case is it will highlighted a block of text and then deleted it.
Summary I have to disabled the trackpad then typing anything.
On the phone with HP support over 3 hours total, repaired and replaced the trackpad twice. Escalated to the case manager who asked me to send it back again.
The worst is that the case manager literally told me that they will keep asking me to send it back until my warranty is expired. And he has no supervisor.
Pros Great Audio Beats, fast running programs, light to carry around.
Cons VERY UN happy!I had Hp laptop for 4weeks and with in the 4th week (overseas)the lap top LOCKED up and the hole mouse to key board wad disabled. sent back to hp for repairs and came back with the SAME issue!!!New laptop NOW Left click is stuffed up!!
Summary not choosing HP agin, till this issue improves
Pros Small, portable.
Cons Very touchy. Just had to get near the space bar or touch pad and the cursor would jump all over the place. Also, apparently, made out of crappy components. Thing worked fine Friday. And Saturday, was dead. Poorly made garbage, I think. Stay away.
Summary I am so disappointed in this machine. I've tried to be a loyal HP customer, but my experience with this thing, I'm finished with them. Can't tell you how disappointed I am.Every so often, this piece of crap actually boots up. Generally, though, if I'm lucky enough to actually get it to work, it craps out after a while. DO NOT BUY THIS MACHINE. I regret it, and will be staying away from HP products from here on out. They're made of crap components and the support is awful. I will, however, pick up a ChromeBook. Something I may actually be able to rely on.
Updated on Nov 22, 2012