"Whatever you reason is for buying this computer - THINK AGAIN"0.5 starson by SayNoToHP
Pros: Nothing positive to day
Cons: Broke after 30 days. Tech supoorted refromatted by drive.
Summary: I bought this computer for its AMD 64 bit dual core. After I installed XP 64 bit OS I discovered that 64 bit drivers were not available from HP. Eventually I located a web site with needed drivers but I had topay for them.
After a while I had to go back to the 32 bit OS because 64 bit drivers for my printers could not be found, not even for the price.
1. After 30 days my computer stopped working. It would run for about 30 seconds and then shut itself off. Turns out that the CPU fan came loose. The clip that was supposed to keep it in place broke - apparently from vibrations caused by the fan.
2. I sent this computer for repairs and 6 days later gor it back. When I turned it on I discovered that some moron at HP had reformatted by hard drive. All of mysoftware, personal files, pictures, etc were GONE. Not to mention several days of work to set everything up.
3. I called HP to speak to their supervisor. He told me that reformatting the hard drive was part of the standard procedure because, listen to this, the drive had to be reformatted so that it would work with the new motherboard. When someone gives you an answer like that you know the conversation is over.
Anyway, think really hard whether you really want to buy this junk or have to deal with HP.