Pros Screen size, speed, price, full size keyboard
Cons battery life, a little too much "bloatware" (you can take it off no sweat)
Summary Had the computer for a few days now. I am extremely happy with it. I needed a desktop replacement, and wanted to be able to have a computer to use throughout the house. I dont need to travel much with my computer. Its big, and a little cumbersome, but if you're looking at this machine, portability probably isnt high on your list. The resolution is extremely good,and the speed (esp. at start up) is great. The only con (which I dont really care about) is the battery life is not very good, you can watch the battery meter just go down when running on battery. But, I plug in most of the time anyway, so for my needs, this computer is perfect! All of this capability for the price is awesome. If you need a portable computer and cant plug in all the time, be cautious with this HP.
BTW, blu-ray capability is an extra bonus!
Pros Very fast boot time, love the keyboard, the computer is just plain fast compared to other desktop replacements.
Cons Battery life could be better .
Summary This is a great computer for the money
Pros Fast processor & hard drive, big screen, Blu-ray, dedicated graphics memory, wireless N, 3+hr battery & nice design.
Cons Slightly heavy to carry around.
Summary I'm very satisfied with this laptop since bought it a month ago. For all the features that it has, the price is right! I just wish that it includes Bluetooth.
Pros Looks good, soon it'll be a showpiece or paperweight
Cons Terrible design. Graphics card will need to be reflowed. Will flash Error code 4 which is Graphics card failure.
Summary Started getting ATI Driver failures and BSODs. I reinstalled drivers with no success. Called HP and they said that its an OS problem and I need to reimage. I did which didn't solve the problem. Called HP again and they said the same thing. Right after the 1 year warranty was up, the graphics card fried. The laptop is now completely useless. HP wants $400 to fix it. Ebay costs are $125. I reflowed it myself and it works for a good 15 minutes before needing to be reflowed again. Will never buy another HP Product
The design flaw is that the graphics card is behind the CPU and uses a 2MM thick thermal pad that insulates the card more than cool it. I replaced that with a piece of copper after reflowing which lets it last 15 minutes instead of 5 so I know that's the problem. It's just too late now to fix it permanently.
My $800 laptop is now a brick. NEVER BUY HP LAPTOPS!!!!! THEY ALL HAVE DESIGN FLAWS!!!
Pros Nice screen quality
Cons For the second time in 2 years, I just had to buy another $80+ power cord. Very clunky, unreliable, cheap exterior construction. Laptop seems to have a mind of it's own & quite simply cannot be trusted. Neither can HP as far as I'm concerned.
Summary Doesn't tell you something when a company continually has to "upgrade" models. HP clearly has no idea what it's doing & I will absolutely never buy another one of their lousy products again.