Nice memory, good processing power.
power supply could use upgrading. Video card on mine is never quiet.
Ok, so I love how my games run on this thing, and the price wasn't really all that bad. I still find Vista frustrating, but I can work with it. My main frustration with this unit is the fan on the video card. Or rather, the code for the ... Read full review
Ok, so I love how my games run on this thing, and the price wasn't really all that bad. I still find Vista frustrating, but I can work with it. My main frustration with this unit is the fan on the video card. Or rather, the code for the video card. There is a fault in the code that makes the temperature sensor on the video card think that it's overheating, causing the fan to rev up as high as it will go to cool it off. And mine? It's always 'overheated', even when I first turn it on and the room is cold. Reinstalling the operating system didn't help, at all. I'm writing this on my laptop, waiting for HP to put out a fix for the code because the noise is to painful to listen too. Customer support removed the support thread on this problem from their forum, and tried to convince me the probelem was because I didn't have the 3.0 dotnetwork settings, which where installed at setup. They had me download and attempt to install a patch that constantly said my system didn't meet the specifications to install (and according to Nvidia was supposed to fix a random loss of sound problem). They had me reinstall the operating system. When I held the phone up to the computer so they could hear it for themselves, they tried waving their hands and saying 'this is not the problem you think it is.' They refuse to replace the video card, and have no eta on when the code will be fixed for this known problem. So, if you have this system and no problems, good for you. As for me? Since I can't use it, it hasn't been worth it, and I probably won't buy from HP again.