"Once I Upgraded to Windows 7 Professional I liked it."4.0 starson by uesspo
Pros: Snappy machine after the first install of windows 7 Professional. Use to stream Netflix, youtube + various streaming media -> 47 inch Vizio. Is a productivity force, can work comfortably in easy-chair no eye strain,back, neck issues.
Cons: Came w/Vista so I C/T Win7 Pro 64. Had to send it to HP twice for repair. I upgraded to Win7 Professional and all that stopped. It slowed down when I loaded the .net framework and Windows Moviemaker. Is still choice over Ps3 and N100 media boxes.
Summary: (My machine is the G60-243CL purchased from Costco) A nice clean answer once I dumped HP's proprietary software and did a clean install of Win7 Pro 64 bit. Has n-Wi-Fi and HDMI to Vizio, SD Card Reader, 3 USB 2 ports, VGA port and DVD player/burner. I use a Microsoft wireless keyboard to hammer out code and content and utilize my machine. This machine has brought me into the higher world of the new age of communication allowing rapid access to online email and social networks connecting me to more information than I had ever dreamed of accessing. I don't really use it as a portable device but instead use it like a desktop machine. I have a netbook and an older Compaq Presario if I really need portability. I actually feel like I over use it for streaming media and video's but that's me and I have purchased 2 sony devices to change my habits a bit. I'm now using the sony PS3 slim and SMP 100 to stream media, but without the ease of use of my laptop I keep switching back to my HP or should I call it my "Windows Professional 7" Laptop. After all HP did assemble the machine and install Vista.