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Pros: Lighter than I expected
Excellent hardware for the price
Battery lasts around 5 hours 45 minutes with constant web browsing, music, and IRC
Keyboard is comfortable to use, but has a slight problem (see cons)
Newegg's free shipping got it to my doorstep the next afternoon (although I live a couple miles from their memphis warehouse...)
Cons: Lots of bloatware, but t can be uninstalled in 15 minutes.
Touchpad buttons are a part of the pad, they aren't standalone below the pad like many touchpads
The F1-F12 keys are shared with things like brightness/voume up/down, play, stop, skip, wireless, etc. You have to press the function key to use F1-F12.
One day, HP will use L-shaped charger connectors...
Other Thoughts: Upgraded from an old dv5-1250us, was skeptical about buying another HP after the problems it had.
It's biggest problem was horrible ventilation and overheating. Both problems have been fixed by HP, this laptop suffers neither.
This laptop is great for someone looking for something more powerful than a netbook, but not quite as powerful as a gaming laptop. The graphics card can handle some modern games at lower settings, but I wouldn't push Black Ops or Battlefield 3 onto it.
Overall, this laptop does everything decently, but nothing truly excels. It's very portable considering the battery life, size, and weight. I'm a computer science student in college, and I carry around my laptop pretty much everywhere. This allows me to do tasks such as word processing, web browsing, and programming, while I leave heavy gaming to my desktop.
Finally, I would recommend it to anyone looking for something portable, yet fast enough to do normal tasks. It would be hard to beat this price.
This review is from: MSI P67A-G43 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Pros: 2 6.0 Gb/s sata ports
Very sturdy, didn't feel like it would even bend when applying pressure
Comes with plenty of screws. Too many motherboards don't come with enough screws. Also came with 2 6.0 sata cables
Has all the ports I needed, all of them are working properly
Cons: I/O plate was a hassle to attach, though it may have been my case.
Other Thoughts: My build:
EVGA Geforce 560Ti
Gskill Ripjaw 4GB
Pros: Great CPU, simple to overclock
Cons: Don't use the stock cooler, even if you don't plan on overclocking. It's pretty shoddy. Minus 1 egg for the cooler.READ FULL REVIEW