I purchased this because I needed a laptop for school and all I needed was something to get on the internet and type some documents, nothing fancy and I was on a tight budget. I ordered from walmart and received the very next day. Firstly, it does NOT come with microsoft office. It comes with Microsoft Starter and a lot of advertisements to buy microsoft office. To make a new document, you have to open an old document and then choose from the file menu to open a blank document, what a pain.
It also takes as much time to boot up as my 8 year old mac desktop.
Lastly, after one week, I turned the thing on and was working on one of my projects for my thesis when it all of a sudden froze up and the screen went black. I had to hold down the power button to turn it off and then when I turned back on, it just had a blue screen with a cursor. No log in, no icons, nothing. Even the windows button didn't work. I called HP support (it's an HP product) and it turned out that the hard drive failed. After over an hour on the phone with them, they are finally sending me a new hard drive but get this.... HP charges you $1 until they get the damaged one back from you. Then they refund the $1. Why? Who knows, it should be completely free especially since I only used the thing a total of 6 times. I also had to listen to a lecture about backing up my files. I only had 2 documents on it but they were important and now they're lost because I didn't expect my brand new laptop's hard drive to die within the first week and so I didn't get around to backing them up yet. Now I know better. When dealing with a PC, anything can break. Next time I'll save for longer and get a mac.
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