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I purchased this laptop about 2 years ago for £400 and I've been happy with my purchase ever since.
With 2GB of RAM it's enough to run basic tasks (although probably not enough to play high spec games), and 320GB of hard drive space is more than enough space for the basic user.
The battery life is not too great, however the laptop does run flawlessly without any problems at most times.
The laptop has an integrated webcam which works like a dream.
One of the main selling points of this laptop are the HD speakers; probably the loudest laptop speakers I have ever experienced.
The DVD drive works perfectly alongside Windows Media Player.
The only disadvantage is the slow loading times for Windows.
All points discussed, I would recommend this laptop to the basic to average user looking for a cost effective laptop with more features than you could shake your head at.
I purchased this laptop about a year and a half ago for £450, and it was money extremely well spent! It functions as a very reliable work computer, with more than enough processing power and RAM for word processing and other basic tasks.
Not only this, but it also was the only PC within this price range (at the time) to have a video card that wasn't integrated and had its own GPU that didn't rely entirely on RAM! What this means is that it can handle basic gaming - at a better than acceptable level I might add.
Obviously if you're a hardcore gamer and want to play modern games at a high level of detail then you're much better off buying a gaming laptop (or preferably a desktop computer), but this baby can handle older games with no problem at all. I'm even able to play Call of Duty 4 and Assassin's Creed at low - medium settings without any hitches or stuttering!
What a bargain! Ive had the laptop for about 6 months now and I was looking for a nice sized laptop that was not too pricey.
The laptop we had before this was a big 17" and it was big and heavy. These are fine as a computer to stay on the desk/table etc, but not very easy to carry about.
As I already have a desktop computer, the purpose of the new laptop was to just have on the sofa, and to carry about etc.
The 6735s has a good screen on it and it never struggles with anything im doing - (I do not play games on it though, so can't comment about that). Its also light enough to carry about and have on your lap.
Battery wise, It can last a 2-3 hours of surfing the internet, but please note I don't use settings to make the battery longer, so could be longer!
I did take vista off the laptop, tried Windows 7. It ran it ok, but put XP on it as it runs XP much better, and I prefer to be running smoothly.
We've had this laptop for about 10 months now, and it continues to impress. It came with Vista Home Premium, and we got it for a truly amazing deal at the time: it cost £320, and it came with 4GB RAM and a dualcore 2.4GHZ AMD processor, dvdrw, bluetooth, 320GB HDD, a larger 12-cell battery and a nice 15.4" screen, so not exactly the same spec as that listed here.
For the price the specification is absolutely incredible. It boots vista with remarkable speed compared to our other laptop which has 2GB of RAM and a dualcore 1.44GH processor, and the rest of the specification is similarly good. The screen is matte and therefore very pleasing to view in bright conditions in which a glossy screen would yield unpleasant screen glare, and the laptop quite compact and light. The battery life is very good, being able to reach 3 hours with normal use and WiFi on easily, and it doesn't even overheat very much. Everything functions as normal as you'd expect with such a laptop. It's sleek and light and nice to use.
However, there were a few concerns with it upon purchasing. Although a lot of machines come preloaded with a lot of software, this laptop did not. You could see this as a good thing as it doesn't have unnecessary software, but I see it as bad because it was supplied with a non-functioning edition of McAfee that blocked anything happening and took a while to get rid of. I replaced McAfee with Microsoft Security Essentials and turned the windows firewall back on; bizarrely, mcafee kept disabling it. However, despite this minor software concern, everything else runs brilliantly and as you would expect with it. My final concern is its durability- it is light and sleek but it is of a plastic construction and of strange geometry, and leaves something to the imagination as to its durability, when compared to our other laptop which is made of magnesium and would probably survive a nuclear war.
Before ordering this laptop I was a bit put off by the 15.4 screen as I wanted a laptop that would be lightweight and easily portable, one that I could bring to work with me for presentations etc.
Yes the laptop is slightly heavier than I wanted but the spec of this laptop is amazing for the price. I have since used the laptop at work for my presentations it was excellent. The WLAN connection works a treat and I can get a really good signal no matter where I am in the house or garden. There are 4 USB ports available on this laptop which comes in handy when doing those presentations, as I can plug in my speakers, flash drive and still have ample left for those extras. Another handy little feature is the inbuilt webcam, used this a few times and the picture quality was great!
If I had to make any negative comments on this laptop then it would be the mousepad - while it was brand new I found it slightly sticky but this seems to have smoothed itself out over the months and works as it should now.
Would I recommend this laptop to anyone else - YES. Would I buy it again - DEFINITELY.
I got this laptop when signing up to a T Mobile contract back in May this year (2009) and after having a few laptops over a couple of years I knew what I wanted from mine! (The basics 15.4-Inch Laptop 2.0 GHz AMD Sempron SI-40 Processor, 1 GB RAM, 120 GB Hard Drive, Vista Basic)
It is a large laptop-well comapred to my old tiny acer one anyway! It has a large screen which took me a while to adjust too but great for watching films on. It came with 3 recovery disks (app and driver recovery, a vista one and also a software one)
The laptop is very heavy to me and I do struggle to carry it about or balance on my knee so it mainly stays in one place-to me not what a laptop is for.
The installing process had to be done before it could be trned on nothing was pre loaded and this did take about 30mins a very long process. Once it was installed it again did take a while for it to load and trn on and fuction all in all about 45mins-an hour.
It came with office on including word, publisher but this was just a trial. Has the usual windows media player, games, notepad, calculator etc on. It doesnt come with alot of memory loaded and does state on the laptop for best use should be used with more memory then whats already on it sdo we did have to purchase some more.
The battery life is ok lasts about 1hour 30mins but thats on high performance doing more then one thing at once on it. Vista is good but its ahrd to adjust after using xp for a long time lol
**Has a DVD player, SD card slot and 4 USB ports. **
We have had a few problems with the laptop mainly with it shutting down when not asked too and taking about 20 minutes to turn back on and alot of errors coming up(no viruses though) but it is a good laptop and for free I cant moan.
Having bought this laptop a few months ago, I have been hard at work putting it through its paces.
As soon a I got it out of its box I started to be impressed, having previously had a Dell Inspiron, it was nice and light and had a lovely black matt finish. The installation process took quite a long time, much longer than I have expected but once it was I was impressed with it overall use and the speed.
The bluetooth is handy for getting photos off my phone easily without cable but by far the major highlight for me is the battery life. It lasts for hours when on the power saver mode, however I do usually sacrifice this for the normal brighter screen as I can usually have the power on.
The only negative I can really think of is that it can sometimes seem a little slow when playing game online which is a shame as this is generally a wonderful laptop.
I am currently writing this review from this computer. I find it easy to use, no problems to speak of as of yet. It comes with things you'll want to uninstall, such as McAfee and office trial. The HP security facilities seem very good. I have no problem loggin onto my wireless network. The bluetooth feature finds my phone very easily.
If you're going to buy the computer expecting to play games, please don't expect anything fantastic. This is a base level gaming machine if that. I have 4gb ram in my laptop now to help the HD3200 (Vista only reads 3gm for memory so its like having one dedicated to video memory). The only game I have tried playing is Civilization IV Complete and with all the graphics turned up and in windowed mode, it has some mouse jerking.
I am yet to try World of Warcraft or other graphically intensive games, however I'm not convinced they'll work their best.
The speaks are pretty good, as good as you can get for laptop speakers (I wouldn't suggest trying to hold a disco with them anyways!).
The battery lasts well (When you have it on power saver or HP Optimized). If you're playing games you'll want it set on high performance, but you'll be getting flat in an hour or so.
Overall if you're after a laptop, that copes with doing more than 3 things at once, as well as playing basic games, I would say this is yours.