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No Problems Here
Ive had my pc for over a year now and has never missed a beat , I love the way it can become a tablet also as it has touchscreen , It has a nice screen and more memory than I will ever use , It is also quite fast and still is as good as the day I bought it.
Okay, SO FAR, but not great for that price
I wanted to buy ASUS but they did not have ASUS in a shop, so I listen shop assistant, who I knew for 1 year and he recommended to buy HP..I can say HP is OK ,- Good RAM and memory, pretty fast, but getting hot sometimes and fan is pretty noisy. Also not cheap, still working good. I think HP is no bad, just price has to be lower.
Noisy, often hangs, horrible service
It is a new machine I have bought. From the beginning I have had nothing but troubles with it. It hangs. Occasionally it freezes, and the worse is the noise from the fan. And when the fan is on you simply can't use the machine for anything that requires the microphone. The noise will totally overwhelm the listener.
Dealing with HP support I end up speaking with one incompetent person after the other. The most common reply is "restore the machine to factory setting" I have used HP in other countries. But never again in Australia
Absolute Rubbish for a HP
I purchased 2 of these Notebooks for the Kids to help in School.
They are absolute Rubbish, one has been back and forward to Hp for repair and the other is also playing up.
Very slow to connect to anything, very slow to open browsers, one unit the screen keeps popping out of its frame when you rotate it.
I am within the I.T industry and would never be able to recommend these.
This all happens before you put any programs of your own on it!
I am very disappointed with these if it had been one I would of assumed I received a faulty Unit, But two of them the same.
Hp does not really want to know about the problem every time you ring they want to do a restore of the system.
I currently have a HP laptop and was looking for something smaller and lighter to travel with as I fly quite regularly for work and wanted to be able to use it as a tablet for movies on the plane too. It is very slow and has an inbuilt battery so if it loses charge, it can only be replaced by someone taking it apart. Will be going to find a Microsoft surface instead
Problems & solutions
Purchased outright & had a manufacturing fault - bottom left of screen not fitted or sitting flush to screen - contacted HP online sent immediate requested photos of fault - conversation took in excess of 30 mins with verbal notification from them of answer on next working day - I've had no further contact from HP. Took laptop to retailer who replaced laptop immediately. 2nd laptop - within a week laptop problems - loud whirring noise for 2-3 seconds then screen freeze on 3 occasions, separate screen freeze on 4 occasions without noise, powered...off & on to workable again. Returned to retailer who kept laptop, contacted HP - outcome: HP declined to replace, advised retailer fault was due to a firmware download, 7 other such instances with this device quoted by HP, laptop was factory reset & returned to me I set up for 3rd time - has had one screen freeze since. All this has taken 49 days to resolve. Advised by retailer to contact HP if any further problems. The good - very easy to use, fast, lightweight & similar in feel to my last HP laptop, suits my needs. Touch screen good response.Thanks to the retailer for helpful service The bad - right hand wrist rest area edge is a little sharp & small rubber buffer too is uncomfortable on the wrist when using for extended time, touch pad is a little choosy on tapping
Good laptop for light work
This laptop seems to be targeted at maybe the college students or light work. It’s pretty portable and can do very little word processing. I use this for web browsing and for movies as the screen can go 360 degrees (as the name suggests) and can run light games such as team fortress and medium high settings at 60 FPS. So this is an ok laptop.
Good for the price, but has some small problems
When I was looking for a laptop, I was looking for something small and powerful for a reasonable price, this laptop is all of those however, I've had some small problems. I've had problems with the shift button not working and a few blue screens but overall good, 4/5 stars.
Too much bloat ware, good for playing but no good for work
In the newest HP pavillion the keyboard is offset to the left but touch pad is centre. Result, you are constantly hovering over/ brushing touchpad when typing (properly touch typing that is, not just two finger while looking at keyboard) = poor or business functionality, scripting, blogging or any kind of fast work involving typing. Then you have to disable touch pad and get an accessory - USB mouse. HP Pav = fail on the keyboard/ touch pad layout.
Very Mediocre PC
I bought this PC for light web browsing and some occasional word processing.It's astonishingly slow, I mean to the point where internet browsing is sluggish and cumbersome.
This laptop is also meant to be a hybrid, but it's just too heavy and it doesn't feel comfortable to hold, just ask
the person at the shop to convert it and hold it for a minute... you'll see what I mean.
Battery life is sub par and reminds me of pc's back in the early 000's, it will give you 3 hours at normal usage and may not even make it through a whole movie, that...is, if you don't get fed up with the sluggishness of video rendering which the embedded Intel chip fails utterly to provide. In a sum, this is a shockingly bad PC and I advise anyone to steer away from this one and try the competition, can't believe anyone could seriously give this device more than 2 stars. Hope you don't make the same mistake I made and get a pc that doesn't break the bank and does a reasonable job at light and common tasks, cause this one is not it!
Good for home & travel
HP Spectre Core i5-6200U CPU 2.40 GHz 8 GB RAM
It’s a light weight hybrid laptop and with rose gold trim and it looks great. Its VERY flexible, turning into a powerful tablet albeit bulky when compared to a pure tablet. The touchscreen also works well in laptop mode. The display is excellent and for traveling, it’s nice and light & thin. The backlit keyboard is a nice feature in low light and it can easily be turned off, except for 1 activation key.
The USB 3 ports, card reader and HDMI all do what they’re supposed to and the process...or had no trouble streaming TV. The solid state drive is nice and fast & boot time is quick. SSDs are typically smaller capacity than traditional (spinning) hard drives. There’s a 256 GB drive with 238GB useable (after the recovery partition). If you have a large amount of files then an external drive is necessary. The B&O speakers are over rated. They’re no better than other decent laptop speakers, so don’t expect too much. The tiny power button is a bit hard to find and press. The oversized scratch pad works well and can be used like the pinch functions for a tablet screen. Personally, I prefer a USB micro mouse, it uses 1 port, but that’s the same as any other laptop.
It's fairly heavy for it's compact size. The touch screen quality is surprisingly good. It does take a while to load up, but is quite responsive when it does. When it's installing or updating software, don't bother waiting - it takes a good 30+ minutes. The speakers are the hyped feature but fail to deliver the sound quality one would expect.
The HP Pavilion (red) with beats audio is a fine little unit. It has a great processor with adequate storage and packs a punch. The audio is superb, 360 degree swivel screen comes in handy, touch screen feature is awesome and the smaller sized screen makes it ideal for travelling and storing (the main reason why I purchased it) If you're looking for an all-rounder notebook that is powerful and ticks all the boxes this one won't disappoint - and at only $482 from Officeworks (price match and a 5% discount) it is one of the cheapest on the mar...ket. * Beats audio * 360 degree swivel display monitor * touch screen * approximately 12 inch screen size * packed with features and runs on window 8.1 Verdict - nearly the perfect notebook 4 out of 5 stars.
Questions & Answers
I took off my arrow keys because the page was flying down and up and now the hinges and so difficult to put back together, can somebody guide me to put them back together.
could someone recommend a good laptop computer with a 64 bit, 13 to 14 inch screen and no more than $1,500.00. Not an Apple. Needs to be Android, with windows (probably will have to be windows 10, which i don't really want, I prefer 7, but needs must!!) But would appreciate any suggestions, please. All the best to you all and have a great Xmas and New Year. Cheers. Jules
i have just had the laptop for under a year and the screen has cracked is that normal for for hp laptop screens to crack ? as there was no impact at all on the laptop, and i was just quoted $530 for the repairs ?
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