Absolutely fantastic piece of kit. This laptop was a replacement for another HP Compaq that had died previously. Another review complained about the heat but honestly I can say that this one is alot cooler than my previous laptop. At the time of typing this I've had it on my lap for about 3 hours and I'm not even hot.
It's fairly powerful, tested a few applications and games on it. Civilisation 5, Torchlight and TF2 run fine on it. Going to test how well Crysis and Mass Effect 2 run (badly probably). Photoshop, DVDs, ImgBrn, Reason/Record and Skype all run fine. No setup needed for skype to find the webcam.
The only downside is stripping off all the rubbish that is pre-installed. Once you get rid of magic desktop, norton and the hp advisor rubbish then the system runs really slick.
Out of all the laptops I shopped around for this one met all my expectations and more. It's the perfect balance between price and power.