Pros Bloatware is not overpowering. I actually really like the pre-installed Pokki app because it's needed on Windows 8.
Good overall purchase experience, options, and great financing.
Cons Case is terrible:
- Difficult to remove/replace cover
- Impossible to remove drive bay housing
- Not enough drive bays
- CD eject button mechanics is poor and it's crammed in an inaccessible spot when the tray is open.
Summary I'm a fan of their printers, and will stick to their Windows machines as well in the future.
In the future, I would probably look into other models to see if there are better options for the case.
Another comment is that I think the graphics card options are a little pricey -- ie, not in balance with the markup of other components. As a result, I was forced to step down in graphics from what I really wanted.
Another suggestion for HP -- to where they could add value in the future is try to improve the Windows 8 experience for users who don't like to get "stuck" in the Window 8 tile land, and just want to get to the desktop. I can only get out of tile land by accident so far.