Pros Small portable size
Cons Horrible Wifi Connectivity
Slow as hell
Does not run like a "i5"
Nothing but problems
Summary I got this laptop for college and after I opened the box I have had nothing but problems, I absolutely hated this thing. Although it might be pretty it runs like a piece of crap. bad Wifi connections, Slow internet speeds. Can't even play a simple video game. Starts to slow down after a month of use. If you are reading this DO NOT waste your money. The fact that I took the time to make a review on it just shows how upset I am with the machine. If you are going to get a PC don't buy a HP, at least buy a Samsung which is the best PC laptops. I have always been a PC guy but I converted to mac. I cant trust PCs anymore they just crash after 3 years. There not built well..
Pros Everything in the small package. Small enough to carry all day and powerful enough to do everything I want.
Cons Track pad is still terrible from HP. Battery is OK
Pros pros: good screen resolution.
Cons mouse too sensitive, battery stinks! last one to one and a half hours though they HP promise up to six and a half. Magic word UP TO...but it is nowhere near
Summary if you can buy something with better service do so! I would now keep away from HP very disappointed
Pros Good battery life. Fast processor. Light weight.
Cons Crappy audio system. Keyboard space not optimal
Summary Besides the low quality audio I think this laptop is a good choice.
Pros Fast enough, comfortable screen resolution, good keyboard, DVD drive, fingerprint reader and all the right ports - USB, HMDI, eSata. The promised battery life is a plus.
Cons Spent hours removing preloaded software I didn't want. Has HP QuickWeb for faster e-mail checks, etc. At some point, QuickWeb was opening first, delaying the Windows boot. Turned it off. Feeble audio. Back-lit keyboard would be nice.
Summary It seems to be a good, reliable laptop that I'd recommend to friends. But I would point out what I consider its shortcomings. Had I known about the weak audio on a so-called entertainment notebook, I might have continued my laptop search. Mine was on sale for about $200 less than the usual price. That certainly was a factor in my decision to purchase the dm4-1160US.
I probably gave up on QuickWeb too soon. It was not a feature I wanted or needed, so I turned it off and eventually uninstalled it.
I like to create another partition on the hard drive. The computer already had four partitions: system, system C, restore and something else. Partitioning software wouldn't let me create a fifth partition. There seems to be a limit of four. So I removed two of the partitions, including the restore (which I regretted). I have an image of the original hard drive, so I can restore the factory system using that, if necessary.