This is a sleek, full-featured, and lightning fast product. Another review somewhere else said the red glow from the CPU was confusing - funny, we find it to be striking and dramatic.
Set up was pretty easy. Data transfer was pretty smooth, though moving some older programs to Windows 7 may be a bit more problematic. Love the new USB 3.0 inputs for future product/uses. To customize, we found particular value in upgrading/adding: a little faster processor (to I5-2400); a bit more RAM (to 8GB); maximizing USB inputs in both front and rear for versatility/convenience; a wireless LAN; and, a TV tuner (to allow continued use with a DirecTV receiver for split-screen viewing).
This would have been a hands-down five star rating, but for the persistent disk failures when trying to burn recovery disks. We'll try using a flash drive. Based on our new computer, our past experiences with HP products and support after the sale, we would recommend both this HPE h8 unit and the customizing (CTO) process.
Well done once again, HP!!