Avoid this model if you type for a living
This review is from: HP ENVY 4-1010US Intel Core i3 2377M (1.50GHz) 4GB Memory 500GB HDD 14.0" Sleekbook Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
Pros: Backlit keypad [so you can see which keys are skipping!], very light - one handed lifting, very clear screen for the size. If the keys were responsive so I didn't have to retype every other word and the battery lasted more than 3-4 hours, it would be exactly what I wanted. I guess HP assumes people hunt/peck, play games all day or only play on their email. Most frustrating money I ever spent
Cons: Keyboard skips constantly. Causing a touch typist to go back an rype [and retype, see what I mean?] every other word. I'm a writer and I got this to use on my lap or at conferences. Instead it's working me to death and has convinced me to save up for a certain famous fruit. I didn't buy an ultra-light to connect an external keyboard to it, but that's what I have to do in order to use it. Even pounding hard on the keypad I end up having to pay close attntion [there it is again] to every word I type to make sure evry single letter is there while these datted keys skip letters in almost every word. I've gone from nearly 100 words a minute to crawling.
Other Thoughts: I notic other reviewers of machines in this series focus on fingerprints on the lid. Guess they play and don't use the keypad. If you are a writer, avoid this useless thing like the plague, save up, and buy a different brand with a working keyboard. This expensive doorstop has cured me of ever buying HP again. I used to love their machines, but I can't afford the loss of creativity where I'm not writing but retyping.
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