Pros -Attractive, especially compared to Windows machines back in 2010
-Great sound with Altec Lansing speakers
-Performance is great
-Specs are great
-Still pretty healthy after 2+ years
Cons -Battery life was never great
-A little bit on the bulky side
-Keyboard had a very nice feel at first but only lasted a few weeks
-Trackpad definitely needed some work
-Only two USB ports, which were very close to each other.
Summary I bought this laptop before I started college back in 2010 and was very happy with my purchase. It is an attractive laptop and that was very hard to say with many Windows machines back in 2010. I definitely enjoyed the overall look of this laptop. The Altec Lansing speakers were definitely above average for notebook sound quality. Overall, the laptop has performed very well the past two years. The battery life was never great and recently, it has become dreadful. Of course, I never replaced the battery so it was inevitable. The fan also kicks in quite frequently now (it did before but now the fan is extra loud and it stays on) and the notebook heats up rather quickly. This comes with age, I do understand that. I can't say that I took care of this notebook well but it's still running great despite that. I honestly haven't reformatted it at all in those two years.I have updated to an HP Envy 14 Spectre and I am enjoying it so far. However, I still have this laptop with me and I still use it regularly. Performance wise, nothing available right now is a massive upgrade from this laptop. If you can get your hands on a brand new one (which will probably be very cheap), it will definitely get the job done, no questions asked.
Anyway, I have moved onto an HP Ultrabook and I will be giving this laptop to my sister. I have nothing but fond memories and great experiences with this thing. I really hope my time with my next laptop will be as great as this one.
Updated on Nov 30, 2012
Pros - 64-bit AMD Turion II processor
- Upgradeable from standard 4GB to 8GB DDR2-6400 RAM
- 7,200RPM hard disk drive instead of usual 5,400RPM HDD seen on most laptops/notebooks
- Pre-loaded with Windows 7 instead of Windows Vista
- HP backup partition ca
Cons - Only two USB ports, spaced too close together if you want to put in a wide USB device, like a wireless network adapter
- No USB 3.0 port
- Equipped out of the box with Windows Home Premium instead of Windows Professional
- Internal Wi-Fi card not upg
Summary Please see Pros and Cons.
Pros size. must've gotten a good battery
Cons hard drive failed ten days out of warranty...charged me more for a new hdd because I wasn't sending back original. finally talked to someone in the states. they took care of me.
screen is now dead. dont think I'll invest the $80 -$100 for a new lcd.
Summary specs and size made it a good choice for everyday home use.
didn't not hold up. its a year and a half old. gently used.
too much time and money.
I'm going clearance next time and buying protection from the retailer.
Pros hdmi port and good sound
Cons battery dies quick
Summary good laptop for the money
Pros The Pros are the software and the perfect inch size, with the esaia/usb and a plenty other usb drives, wifi, and great headphone support 2 plugs, and one for a desk mike, i love this. i use it for everything. im not gonna buy a mac till this thing breaks.
Cons no filter heavy gaming. steam works great for some, mafia 2 wont work.
Summary and basically... it makes me happy! so sometimes my apartments have free wifi ;) (unfortunately i got in trouble for someone file sharing!) It was freakin silent hill, their not selling that well anyways jeez.
5/5 and its quiet.