Rated 5 out of 5Â by Willyam It's the SPEED!!
Called my computer savvy son and this laptop fit his recommendations to a "T".... I got a great replacement for my "older than dirt" HP laptop that finally went computer blue screen. More memory and great speed are making my computing day much more enjoyable. If you are in the market for a new laptop, put this laptop in the top 3 on your list...
July 8, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by jimdandygolf Suitable for our needs
Bought the laptop for my wife, it is suitable for her needs.
June 28, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by SorryCharlie Two Computers Crashed Randomly
I purchased the computer in May 2014. After a day or two it started crashing about once a day - usually doing simple things like using webmail. No blue screen of death; it just reboots itself in the middle of whatever you're doing. (Interestingly the Microsoft crash info referred to it as "Blue Screen".) After a few calls to HP Support, diagnostics, and an HP recommended BIOS update for fan control, I exchanged it for another one. Now after about 3 days the new computer has started crashing.
I should point out that after about day 2 came the 65 update, multi-hour, Microsoft Update during shutdown. Before that, I had no crashes. I also noticed that the updates changed the behavior of IE11 such that I needed to set compatibility view for certain websites that worked fine prior to the updates.
So, I'm not sure whether to blame Microsoft or HP, but the two just don't seem to play nicely together. I can't use a computer that crashes at least once a day (and 3 times today!) while performing simple tasks. Good Luck.
June 26, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by AnonymousReviewer0 Good PC with Windows 7
When the PC arrived, I was very shocked by how slim the packaging was, which revealed how slim this PC is. The keys are perfectly spaced apart, and don't stick up too high, and aren't too low. The cursor is good. Now, one thing I want to mention is how people keep putting in caps how they have to press "VERY hard" on the click buttons in order for them to register. Well, they are stiff, but aren't half as stiff as people are making it sound. The cursor itself is textured with small bumps, so it's not smooth as pictured. I believe this was a former Windows 8 PC because it has a Windows 8 key on it, and this PC model is available with Windows 8 on the Canadian HP website. Onto gaming: I play The Sims 3 only, and after I edited the graphics quality (which you have to edit once you get on the game or else it will be very "pixely") on the game on its options, it was fine with the usual amount of pixels you can expect from any PC game. I can fit the "base game" and can fit 6 expansions plus 1 stuff pack and plan to put on an additional expansion and possibly another stuff pack, and I know they will fit (I chose 12GB and 1TB so keep that as a note. But I know from a 6GB PC that all of those games will fit, so even if you got 8GB, it would fit but it would likely be slower and more "pixely"). I have Microsoft Office Home & Student 2010 (not 2013) on here, and it runs perfectly, too. Internet is pretty slow, but that might just be my connection rather than the computer itself. I am quite pleased with this PC and hope it will last at least 4 years. NOTE: I have owned this PC for 6 days.
June 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by CaribbeanPrincess Great Laptop
Worked perfectly out of the box!!!! I love this laptop!!! got 12gb and 1tb. Super fast....Great buy!!!
June 24, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by sarasue13 Great laptop for this first-time owner!
I have used laptops here and there, but have never owned one. This computer was incredibly easy to set up and use out of the box. It's really fast and has great features for the price. I know others have mentioned the buttons on the mouse pad are very hard to click - I do not find that to be the case at all. I do agree, however, that it's annoying when you're trying to scroll and it instead causes the page to zoom in or out. (The mouse pad doesn't have the feature where the far right side can be used as a scroll bar with one finger.)
A couple of cons I've noticed in the 2-3 weeks I've been using it:
1. It is larger and heavier than I expected. Again, I've never owned one, but I didn't expect to need two hands to pick it up off the coffee table.
2. The battery life is nowhere near what is stated, which others have mentioned as well.
Other than those things, I am very happy with my purchase and think I made a good decision. For someone like me who just wants to surf the net at high speeds and use MS Office and Skype, I would definitely recommend this laptop.
P.S. I have not put any of my files, photos, iTunes on it yet, so I'm not sure if that will slow it down. I also don't have MS Office on it yet.
June 23, 2014