Product Type: Hewlett-Packard laptops
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A flimsy piece of junk
Member Name: shuttlex
Date: 20/01/11, updated on 23/01/11 (114 review reads)
Advantages: Nice fabric like material
Six months ago a relative of mine had a store credit which was about to expire so they decided to buy a this hp laptop computer. One of the main requirements was, the computer must be fast, have plenty of memory and be able to run multiple browsers at once without slowing down. This laptop doesn't disappoint in this regard. Six months after purchase it still runs your standard software without a problem and makes good use of the Windows 7 operating system. 3GB is installed on the system which is about adequate. The system could probably perform decently with 2GB installed but 3GB is recommended.
Technically this laptop ticks all the boxes, however there are some major flaws. The keyboard is adequate but uncomfortable. Unfortunately, what really lets it down is the build quality which is sub standard. This is a result of an attempt by HP to reduce costs. The plastic bezel that surrounds the screen just feels very flimsy and cheap, it might as well be made out of card board. The unit also tends to overheat due to poor design. If you leave it on for a day at some point it will just switch off. The laptop is covered with a nice fabric like material, however if only HP spent more on the build quality this could have been a really nice product. At least the packaging looks innovative with a nice non geeky design.
Overall most people will probably be satisfied but it just feels like it was only designed to last a few years ready to be thrown out at some point.
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