Pros 8GB RAM - Quad core.
Cons Video card had to be replaced due to a recall. Hard drive failed in less than 6 months time - had to be replaced.
Summary HP's product warranty only covers parts. The customer has to do the replacement work. I had to replace a faulty hard disk and a noisy video card. Luckily, I've had some experience with this, but there will be a lot of people who will have to carry their product in for service and this could be very costly to have this type of work done. Also, I've spoken with HP's support team and the lastest person I spoke to didn't speak English very well, although they did have a very American name. It was hard for me to convey my thoughts for this reason although the Reps did understand "Thank You" and "Goodnight".
Pros 8 GB of memory with a max of 16GB,Cool graphics card
Cons Nothing yet
Summary I would recomend this system to anyone who is looking for power and great features. I bought mine from amazon.com
Pros Can't think of any.
Cons Geek squad cost $200.00 plus to look at it THEN the hard drive fails. Bought a replacement hard drive and called HP. for Vista operating disks. Serial number is only 9 characters and should be 10 so no disks available sorry.
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Summary Buying a new computer is a good idea. Bet it won't be HP... lol
Pros Fast Processor, 8 GB RAM, not bad price, SD card reader, PRO Duo reader
Cons HP's drive bays take up a lot of space. Nobody uses them. The drive bays are labeled "HP Pocket Media Drive Bay" and "Media Drive." Does not run Aero on Windows 7 after sleep mode, Computer broke after 1 year, USES AMD CPU
Summary Overall, this is a fast computer. I like it. There are better things though. However, this computer is very fast with video editing and such, though I do prefer to edit on my Mac. The computer also uses an AMD processor, which I am not a follower of. The computer has a very slow boot time and cannot continue using Aero after sleep mode has been awaken in Windows 7. After a year, the motherboard broke. I plan to replace it with something else, probably from Gateway.
Pros Quad core CPU, 3/4 Terabyte hard drive, 8 GB ram, built in Wi-Fi, NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GS graphics
Cons none found
Summary This PC covers all the bases for me. It has built in Wi-Fi (a must in my large home), ultra large hard drive, extreme memory, next-gen gameworthy graphics card, and best of all, it's a HP, with the best technical support of any of any of the big three manufacturers. I used to have a Gateway, and believe me, you don't want to EVER upgrade your BIOS on a Gateway (trust me). I lost that one to a mis-written manual and poor phone support. Nevermore, Gateway. A BIOS upgrade on any HP is simple and works great. I also had a Dell once, twice, thrice (see a pattern here?) within 5 years. Dell's don't last more than a year, it seems, before something bad happens. This brings me to my HP m9500y. I have two other HPs currently; my other desktop, a Pavilion 1020, has been running great since 2007 when Vista came out. I also have a new HP Mini 1030nr, and loving it so far. The m9500y is amazing. Even with the usual HP trial software loaded, it is screaming fast in all aspects. I have it now as my primary PC on my wireless home network. It will run Office 2007 apps concurrently with iTunes downloading to my iPhone without even breathing hard, thanks to it's quad core AMD Phenom processor and 8 GB of DDR2 SDRam. This is a much better configuration than the Gateway and Dell machines CNET insists are superior. This beast will play Crysis at 1400x900 with antialiasing set at 4x. Oh, and it has a Windows Vista score of nearly all 5.9; the graphics card scored a 5.5, everything else was 5.9, which is the highest score you can get with Vista. This HP was also $150 less than a comparable HP at Office Depot (thanks, Best Buy). I've never had a problem with any HP I've ever owned, they're all working great right for me, and I'm confident that I have purchased another winner from HP.