Rated 4 out of 5Â by Vini Great Product
I do recommend to buy this computer, it have great features, the video card is awesome, so does the processor.
The sound is not loud, but optimized, very good.
Leap motion is not that much.
It takes a LIFETIME to arrive.
You CAN play something with really high graphics, though it will cook your fingers on "WASD".
July 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by fretless better than sliced bread
since receiving my laptop i can think of nothing else. i can hardly wait to get home and learn more about the features and capabilities of this new i7 processor and leap tech. so far no issues with sofware, i had heard about the 8.1 platform but i have not experienced any. every one that sees my new computer is amazed at the look and thin profile. i cannot say enough about the lap top. my computer was made on a monday in china and arrived in california on thursday. AMAZING.the sales man helped me through some difficult decisions and i cant be happier. i wish it came with an arc mouse, but what the heck. so far so good.
July 11, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Dragonfire Needs a touchscreen and a SSD Option
How awesome would this laptop be if the customizable build options included a touchscreen and a SSD? I like the i7 Quad Core and graphics card. Now HP just needs to put all their best options together into one customizable build bundle.
July 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by oqaily7 Favorable
Hey this is state of the art .... very fast but not with internet explorer .... I have to download chrome to be able to do my initial navigation ....
July 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by rswayne Large and light
I love the large screen. It is much lighter than my previous HP Pavilion with the same screen size. It is fast, cool, and quiet. I love the screen resolution.
July 1, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Beso Performance Yet to be Determined
I have had this notebook for a few days. I purchased it primarily to give me mobile processing for my photographic work when I am on the road. I loaded my various software programs without incident.
Connection to the Internet via my in home WiFi seemed to work seamlessly. Unfortunately that did not last and there was a hiccup today when only one website out of the many I tried would function. The on-board diagnostics could not find a problem and the network showed it was connected and running at full strength. Restarting the computer did nothing to solve the problem. Whatever the glitch, it apparently resolved itself while in sleep mode.
The fingerprint reader and associated software is a neat tool to control access and website passwords. It is not flawless however. Frequently it takes two or three swipes to read correctly. Still, it is quicker than typing a password and once set up, it can control logins to other websites. While I have not read any technical information regarding the security of the fingerprint reader I presume it is more secure than a password since fingerprints are unique to the individual.
The sound system is decent for a notebook and can function effectively for music and movies. A decent compact headphone can make the experience better.
The notebook came with Cyberlink software for audio and video play. To date it has been very balky with Blu-ray discs, frequently giving an error message about not being up to date to enable DVD playback. That, however, is not true. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. There is no software update available as it says the software is current. I am not sure what the problem is but I will work it out one way or another.
I dislike track pads and this computer's is no different. I purchased a small wireless mouse that integrated easily and which enables effective operation and will travel well.
I have not used the Leap Motion function. Other reviews have panned this function as has the leading consumer publication. I may try this function at some point but others feel the concept has value but the actual development is not ready for prime time.
The keyboard has some flex but if treated properly it should not pose a problem. The backlit keyboard feature is very well done with pretty even lighting across the board. This will be very handy in poorly lit areas.
Overall the computer has lots of storage capacity (2 TB) which is essential to my use, decent RAM (8 GB) but I may add to that, a nice sized screen for developing very detailed photographic images, decent screen resolution, and a size and weight that is pretty impressive given the capability. Like most notebooks it does generate quite a bit of heat. Battery life is an unknown quantity at this time but I will ultimately test in in several operations modes. If HP will allow updates or an additional review I will add to this review at a later date.
June 26, 2014