HP just keeps delivering high quality machines, both our desktop and laptop are HP. The primary purpose for this purchase was to use it to work from home for an architectural firm, so I needed at least 2 gb RAM to run Photoshop, InDesign, SketchUp, and AutoCAD. Needless to say, this laptop tackles the load! I bet it would be even more impressive if I upgraded the memory. I bought this laptop refurbished and had no problems with it. Mine has Windows XP because I did not want to deal with compatibility issues with programs I am using if I had Vista, but it does come with Vista standard - so not great for everyone.
Recently the laptop suffered a pretty bad fall on pavement by accident, I was very surprised it still works just fine and has no operational problems despite a crack in the corner - so it is durable considering most laptops would not survive a fall like that without consequences.
THINGS I LOVE:
Large 17" screen great for working in visual programs
Has wireless N compatibility
Great price for what you get
Nice full size keyboard
NOT SO GREAT:
Hard to find a case to fit the 17" size
Wireless switch easily bumped on/off
A little on the heavy side, but not too much for the 17" screen, best carried in a backpack rather than over one shoulder
After working through some of the early Vista Bugs this machine has proven to be a very dependable machine. this machine is meant for home mobility, office, patio, couch, etc, try taking this on a serious road trip and the casing is likely to crack or get damaged. Needless to say this thing rarely makes it out of the house. The Good It's an HP Wide Screen Full Keyboard Windows Vista Great Value The … more
I've been using this laptop for about a year now. I'm going to make this review very straight forward since I know most people looking for a laptop really just want the pros and cons. Pros: 1) Fast 2) Nice widescreen 3) Keyboard is very user friendly. You can disable the mousepad if you have an external mouse with a tap of a button. 4) Two headphone outs which is key for watching movies with someone else when traveling. … more
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