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Good: Not a lot
Bad: Very noisey, very hot, unreliable
Comment: I actually own this laptop and it's awful, the screen is not sturdy at all, the processor is running at 90% all the time and the only programs running at the time are windows and the security suite. Hard drive crashed after 1 and a bit months and HP removed the old hard disk, with the data still on it and threw it away, they then put a new hard drive in and said "sorry for any inconvenience caused". Firstly that is illegal to not return the hard drive and secondly I'm not the only person who's had a pavilion's hard drive to crash on them so something is wrong with the way they're built. The term laptop can't be used for this device as if it is placed on your lap you will receive burns to any area that came into contact with it. It doesn't even run word or google chrome smoothly, the only good feature is the battery life but as it is not very pleasant to use it's not much of an advantage
Good: -batery life,guts, looks nice,
Bad: it's aimed at win8
Comment: Pros:good battery life (4-7 hours, I'm convinced it could last for 10h provided You would do virtually nothing),it's not very heavy;it looks very nice. the lid is made from some ruber, it's really nice to touch, has USB 3.0, VGA.
Cons: problems with drivers on systems different than win8 (win7 and linux even more) ethernt,wifi,usb3.0, and many more. It heats very quickly because of rubber on the bottom, and the fan is quite loud. Touchpad isquite uncomfortable(though Ive seen many worse than that).
Good: battery life (10 hours), RAM, keyboard, most other things
Bad: processor not great
Comment: really good product especially after installing ubuntu (although with ubuntu install TLC for overhaeting issues, it solves them). but seriously ive had over 10 hours battery life out of this really good laptop.
Comment: As a postscript to my review below, the screen hinges on this netbook finally broke and the product is now unusable, despite the netbook itself being in perfect working order. I had owned it just over 12 months. Am now on an Acer Aspire One, which doesn't have great audio, but not having a wobbly screen is infinitely better. Don't think I'd ever buy HP again, to be honest.
Comment: It ducking ducks fhit. if i could score it a 0 i would. Google chrome lags like hell on it. I hate to know how internet exploer would perform. Dont buy this piece of fhit. please. it ducking ducks
our schholl has it.
Good: Keyboard, design, battery, good feel in touching and using
Bad: Processor do have its limitations but acceptable considering the price.
Comment: All in all a compact and nice little "tool" as my number 2 laptop to be used on the go. After the first days installing programs and use, I am really left with the feeling of having a good value for the money laptop. Seems to run the office 2010 nicely, though some troubles in playing a high resolution clip in a ppt slide.
Good: Fast for a netbook, good expansion, decent software package, good speed
Bad: case get mucky too easily!!!
Comment: I brought this for £234.00 as a refurb from Currys to replace a HP Mini 311C that had problems, and was getting slow, the world has moved on since Intel Atoms, and was afetr a similar netbook, large 15" screens are no use to me, but portability was, saw teh reviews ad took the plunge, must impressed was mighty impressed, battery life is much better, and performance is much better than the 311, very little lag in web pages, put a 750 WD drive in by using acronis to mirror the existing 320 gb drive, and made backup of teh recovery on to discs (just in case), I intend to put 64 bit 7 on, andncraese memory to 8gb form 4gb, crucial have a guaranteed upgarde form 4 - 8, but Ho say 4gb is max, but coulkd be just for 32 bit, also manged to get a 64 bit W7 recovery disc, so I'll see what happens, the case is terrible for getting finerprints and marks, but all laptops will get mucky, overall a very good machine for what it is, overall good performance in a small footprint for £234.00 delivered
Comment: Hi Sarahdeane.
I noticed you talk about the hp bloatware - I also have a hp and know it is terrible!!
YOU CAN SOLVE IT THOUGH!!!!!
1. Check to see if the mentioned bloatware that is opened on startup is the 'hp lauchbox manager' If it is continue....
2 click 'hide for all the programmes
3 et voila!!!
Good: Lightweight, superb Beats audio, clear screen, easy to use chiclet keyboard
Bad: Loose screen hinges, awful propensity to mark, looks permanently filthy
Comment: Being a scriptwriter, I had a permanently aching shoulder from the amount of times I had to lug my 15" Acer with me every time I had a script meeting, or wanted to work away from my damp, draughty garrett. I don't have a lot of cash, so I had to work to a strict budget, without skimping on the minimum requirements.
When considering my options, the dealbreaker was always going to be the keyboard. It was, well, key. I'm a touch typist, so I have to be able to type without one finger hitting ten different keys.
I also used to have a 10" Dell which, while easy to transport, was just too small to type on. It's only been the last year or so that keyboards on notebooks have been maximised, hence I was ready to bin the Acer and try a 11.6".
I searched around for AGES, trying to find the right notebook for my budget (£300-£350). Aside from the keyboard issue, my new notebook had to be fast, and light. I wasn't that bothered about peripherals, like fabulous video playback, amazing audio, or massive gaming capabilities. But I WOULD be using it 24/7, so it had to be durable and hardworking. A bit like me.
So I eventually stopped dallying and settled on this little baby.
1. It's very light, and I take it everywhere with me.
2. The Beats audio is actually a nice surprise and very good quality
3. Keyboard is very easy to use and it didn't take me long to adjust from the slightly larger Acer to the HP chiclets.
4. Battery life is superb - I easily get 8 hours, on 50% screen brightness, with two Chrome tabs and at least two word processing programs open at any one time. And that's 8 hours typing, not just 8 hours standby.
1. The screen became loose within 2 days. It hasn't come off yet, but it's definitely loose. Not a problem when I'm sitting properly. But when I'm writing in bed (often), it jiggles a lot, which is HUGELY annoying. I've removed the plate to get to the hinges, but can't for the life of me figure out how to tighten up the hinges. I'm sure this is not normal.
2. The shell/lid/keyboard, basically the whole hardware, is a MONSTER for picking up dirt. The notebook seems permanently dirty, no matter how many times I clean it. Not an issue, for workability, but I lost that "shiny new" feeling within about 2 hours.
3. Trackpad takes a lot of getting used to. I can't scroll with it (do I need a Synaptics driver, perhaps?), and the left and right buttons at the front are RIGHT on the edge of the notebook, so the edge of my palm is constantly brushing them and activating commands I didn't ask for. Very frustrating when I'm mid-flow in a 90 page script.
4. Crapware. There's TONS of it, and I can't remove most of it. I'm sure I could free up about 20GB, but don't want to accidentally remove something I'm not supposed to.
So, the biggest gripe for me are the loose hinges which make my screen wobble. Enquiring at a repair place, I was told it would cost £50 to even look at it, never mind fix it, even if they could.
I bought the notebook brand new and unused on eBay, so have no receipt or warranty (booo!), even though I did save £100 on the £350 list price (yay!)
I DO think it is worth the RRP, because if it wasn't for the screen, I'd be more than happy. It does everything I want, and more, and it's fast enough (I will upgrade the 4GB RAM to 8GB eventually, though).
Have no problem with video/downloads/VLC/YouTube, everything's fast and linear and clear.
Boot up time is about 20 seconds, shut down is faster. Seems to need regular HP updates, though, which can be invasive.
As usual with HP, there are about a million HP programs/backup stuff that you can't seem to unpin from the bottom taskbar, but I got used to his after a couple of weeks. It's there forever, I'll deal with it.
So, in summary, a very neat little piece of kit, and my perfect laptop, once someone can tell me how to tighten the darn hinges....
Good: affordable, portablility, performance, battery hours, design..
Comment: I own a HP laptop with intel core i5 as processor and I am buying this one for my kid
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