When my engineering friend came over to help me recover my computer's data, he told me that this was an incredibly powerful machine. Great RAM, great memory, great processing, solid video card. However, this machine clearly has some problems, which I'll consider to be its Achilles' heels. For one, the harddrive doesn't seem particularly durable. I've had to replace them three or four times. Ugh. And of course, the fact that this computer came with Windows Vista instead of Windows Seven means it works overtime unnecessarily. Second, the fan isn't very powerful. It frequently has to work overtime in order to keep up with what I'm doing. That probably contributes to hard drive problems. Third, taking apart this computer is difficult and annoying, and impossible without powertools. I still haven't been able to take it apart to clean my fan, which of course, is one of the weaknesses of this computer. I'm sure if HP put a little more thought into this computer's design (as with Microsoft and Vista), this would have been a major competitor in laptop terms. Instead, it is not.
San Jose, CA