Pros None discerned so far.
Cons HP doesn't want to support their warranty
Summary The system clock was way off on the brand-new CPU. I set the clock, noticed that the floppy drive icon was missing. Checked BIOS, found the floppy disabled. I enabled it and re-booted. I observed that anything remotely involving CMOS was negatively impacted: my wireless didn't work (corrupt IP/MAC) and on and on. I spent 4 reluctant hours on the phone with the HP help desk. After re-seating the lithium battery, deleting the clock software and jumping through several other irrelevant hoops (with their guidance), they told me the battery is probably defective (duh!). And they won't replace it under warranty because it's an "expendable item." Hey, HP expended it, I didn't. So, for the price of $3.00 battery, they've lost a customer. My next purchase will be a Dell (my apologies for the rant).
Pros Very fast, very quiet, and lots of room for upgrading
Cons Not that good graphics card but can be upgraded
Summary My opinion of this cpomuter is that it is very good. It doesnt match the Dell XPS 700, but this is defenitely a very good PC with a great price for its features
Pros Fast,good price
Cons No high end video card options
Summary I would reccomend this computer for somebody who doesn't want to get ripped off. You could buy a video card and stick it in this computer and then your problem is solved. Plus you could do that and save some money over the Dell and Alienware PC's.
"IT WORKS!!!"on by ultramobile
Pros fast chip, loads of memory and nice options
Cons could be more attractive
Summary I've recently owned the alienware area-51 ALX and the dell XPS 700 extreme. Both of which looked way better that this device but they never worked properly. This time around I decided to do some research even more so after shelling out $7 grand for the dell and $12 grand for the alienware with little satisfaction. Both dell and alienware's customer support sucked serious for their inability to help me fix my computers. I'm very happy with this latest purchase. I opted for the E6600 chip and the 4GB of DDR memory all with blazing results. The Cnet editors made it sound like the graphics card was a flop but it was able to play all the latest games with surprisingly good graphics. Most important the thing never froze EVER! I liked the media drive option so much that I bought two of them. At $5300 I saved loads when compared to the above mentioned systems and it works. This system gets my nod.Updated
For those of you who are wondering how I payed 5 grand for my system I usually go heavy on the options list (I just get everything on the option list) lol.