Rated 5 out of 5Â by Kristin03 Great laptop for school and games
I am very pleased with this product. I highly recommend potential buyers to check into all of the great upgrade options that are offered with this laptop. Upgrades I chose include the 4800mq processor, full HD display, the NVIDIA graphics card, and a back lit keyboard. These upgrades are affordable and in my opinion, allow you to make a truly cutting edge machine. The display on my laptop is beautiful. The battery life is sufficient for all day use. My laptop runs extremely fast, and does not get warm while running multiple programs or gaming. Could not have asked for a better product, or a better value. I had very high expectations for this computer, and it completely exceeded them. I would recommend this product a thousand times over, just make sure to consider upgrades, like a back lit keyboard, for a truly luxurious experience.
January 24, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Deniskofix I expected better
I was excited when I ordered this laptop that I will have a power house. I did get a power house, however some features are just frustrating. The first thing I noticed when I unpacked the box was that this unit has no CD drive. It is a big disappointment, because I expected it. I was totally in the belief that nowadays the CD drive is a necessary part of every laptop. I guess I'm behind time. After checking the specs, looking for the CD drive, it is not listed and when customizing the laptop the only option for a CD drive is to order an external CD drive. I should have gotten the 17" laptop instead.
Another bothering issue is that some apps that came with the laptop, for example BOX (50GB free online storage on behalf of HP) doesn't work. The app starts, but that's where the app stops too. It just hangs, it doesn't load up, it's just there in the background without it ever loading up. There are other apps that do the same thing and came pre-loaded with the laptop. It is very frustrating. Other apps that I installed are working just fine.
Yet another frustrating thing is when for example the laptop is not used for a little longer period, when I get back to it, I find that the WiFi is not working. I changed the config settings to not let the WiFi card to turn off after idling, but it doesn't work. Switching the WiFi key off and on again doesn't work with this problem. I have to run a troubleshoot, only that fixes the problem.
I am a gamer and after some time if I go out of the game to the desktop and then back to the game again, I notice that the fps drops, for some reason the motion of the picture is not smooth anymore. This is very annoying, because the only way to fix the problem is to restart the game.
Overall the laptop has a really nice sleek design, it can handle a lot, Win 8.1 is a lot better than Win 8. Performance wise when playing a game this laptop is a major upgrade to my 5 year old HP laptop. If HP could fix those issues I stated, I would be a much happier customer.
Finally I got a much better laptop than I could have gotten a laptop from the competitions for the same price.
January 24, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by GuillaumeVanAelst Great laptop but...
Just bought this laptop a few days ago and i'm already amazed by its performances.
My only disappointment is that expected to get a 15.6 Inches laptop.
Indeed last time I bought a laptop, the "inches" meant the size of the computer ITSELF and not just the size of the LCD screen.
So, really it is a 17Inches laptop...
January 22, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by CincyCK Much to like about this computer.
Out of the box, the PC was an easy set-up. I'm new to Windows 8 so am experiencing a learning curve - but opting for W8 was my choice.
Twice in the first month I needed help from HP technical support - not something expected from a new PC. The second difficulty resulted from a computer-generated "upgrade" which caused the computer to lock up and interfered with my internet.
It took a bit longer than an hour on the phone with the technician but the problem seems to be resolved. Today I received another unusual message on a totally black screen which caused me to think the computer crashed. However, I restarted and things seem to be OK.
The above aside, if the computer has no more issues that cause me to call HP's technicians I believe it's going to be a joy to use.
January 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by LoriSouth Really nice computer
I bought this computer for my son who will be going to college in the fall. I wanted to buy a computer that will last him all 4 years. This computer has everything he needs and then some. It was a great purchase.
January 17, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Jones2 This laptop has poor text
This is a nice PC, however the display clarity really bad. I am tired of windows and their blurry, hazy and washout text. I don't play games on my PC. I use office. At first I thought I had a bad video card so hp built me another one. Received it 2 weeks later, same fuzzy wash out text. I return them for refund
January 16, 2014