"Terrible with huge design flaws"0.5 starson by nmascar
Pros: Looks good, soon it'll be a showpiece or paperweight
Cons: Terrible design. Graphics card will need to be reflowed. Will flash Error code 4 which is Graphics card failure.
Summary: Started getting ATI Driver failures and BSODs. I reinstalled drivers with no success. Called HP and they said that its an OS problem and I need to reimage. I did which didn't solve the problem. Called HP again and they said the same thing. Right after the 1 year warranty was up, the graphics card fried. The laptop is now completely useless. HP wants $400 to fix it. Ebay costs are $125. I reflowed it myself and it works for a good 15 minutes before needing to be reflowed again. Will never buy another HP Product
The design flaw is that the graphics card is behind the CPU and uses a 2MM thick thermal pad that insulates the card more than cool it. I replaced that with a piece of copper after reflowing which lets it last 15 minutes instead of 5 so I know that's the problem. It's just too late now to fix it permanently.
My $800 laptop is now a brick. NEVER BUY HP LAPTOPS!!!!! THEY ALL HAVE DESIGN FLAWS!!!