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Posted on 1 Dec 2012 23:19:51 GMT
New laptops built in 2012 SHOULD be fine? SHOULD? Damn right they SHOULD! People paid a LOT of money for their machines and deserved a lot better. It was NOT only a Nvidia problem -the first thing people knew of their issue was when the wifi section of their board packed up......what the hell does THAT have to do with Nvidia graphics cards? Don't post about things you know nothing about. SHOULD be ok? What the hell does that mean? I have seen many people lose 1000 's of pounds due to HP not being honest enough to put their hands up when they have made a BIG mistake and you come on here trying to validate and explain away an issue which cost real people a lot of money.

Why do I bother?

Look, I'm not on this -or any other -site trying to sell anything. Just Google HP DV6 DV9 DV6000 or DV9000 (or Compaq G6 series amongst many others) problems and see for yourselves.....HP have treated people terribly, end of story. Anyone can make a mistake.....the mark of a good company is how it DEALS with its mistakes. HP CHOSE to flip their customers the finger, I suggest you the same right back at them.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Dec 2012 16:25:00 GMT
PARESH says:
Hi
The overheating issue related to Nvidia graphics card failure and this issue was not limited to HP but also to Sony Fujitsu Toshiba Dell Apple laptops. As far as I know this issue was only on older laptops built around 2007-2009.
New laptops built in 2012 should be fine

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Nov 2012 18:52:31 GMT
I own a HP envy 17 amazing specs laptop and got it for the price of 1200, a good deal for a gaming rig laptop that plays all the latest games on high specs and I use it on regular basis for video editing and many more things but haven't encountered a problem with it yet or with the HP DV7 that I had for two years!

For whoever it's not a good laptop then don't buy HP but I agree with 'Robert R Foss' if you want something with amazing specs for an amazing price then your best bet is HP else look at alternative makes but they can't offer such high specs for an affordable price!

I'm saying this from my experience cause I have had no issues for years with it wether out of warranty or in!

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Nov 2012 09:06:07 GMT
Last edited by the author on 28 Nov 2012 09:07:04 GMT
I have had yet another DV7 in this week....14 months old, Core i7, well looked after, no dust in the vents, enough paste on the heat sink (I know because I stripped it to check at the owners request) -which shuts down after 30-40 minutes use after overheating......

Look, I don't care WHAT you buy, it's really up to you. But when you see and hear so much about the home use HP's (the ProBook machines are a different matter), then why risk your money when there are so many fantastic alternatives available? At the moment, HP'S are offering unbelievable specs for the price -does that not strike anyone as a little desperate?

Great value performance ISN'T great value if it only lasts 18 months.

If you are reading this HP, then prove me wrong. Contact me and help this guy out. It's not my machine, I gain nothing. You do a warranty fix on this fellas machine and I get nothing from it....I can't charge him anything for your work and I lose a sale on a new machine.

I won't hold my breath.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Nov 2012 08:50:02 GMT
Paps says:
Paid over 1000 for my HP overheated and died just out of warranty what pants will never buy another!

Posted on 24 Nov 2012 15:16:35 GMT
Janet Currie says:
This is my first HP laptop I have had it for nearly 3years now and it's still going strong never have any trouble with it lets hope it stays like that

Posted on 23 Nov 2012 18:19:28 GMT
I had Compaq Presario, which is another HP really, and after 2 years it overheated. My friends HP was the same age and the screen and software went too. I got new CPU socket, new screen and other bits replaced on it but after a while more parts corrupted. I heard that HP's are built to fail.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Sep 2012 16:24:05 BDT
Last edited by the author on 5 Sep 2012 16:28:48 BDT
ROSIE says:
samsung everytime, at argos u can get for 300 plus, i have had 2 in 3 years, one i gave to grandson, and he has had no problems with it, i had a small problem with mine, it was collected and returned free of charge within 3 days and all that was wrong was the adaptor cord was faulty, so they sent me a new one, free of charge, excellent product, i have the RV510 model with windows 7, wi fi - bluetooth, love that it has system restore that you can restore for a couple of days or full system restore, which is fantastic if u get a virus, as you can do a full system restore, virus gone and takes seconds to get back to present day date, cant recommend them enough.

Posted on 5 Sep 2012 00:48:47 BDT
I would suggest a HP Envy 17 2101ea, these are reliable Hp models, they are alternative to the mac models of laptops, look just a like, offer higher i7 cpu speeds and Hard drive at 7200rpm which is really fast for gamming especially and very rare in laptops you see these hardrvies and a uptodate, graphics card with 1GB GDDR5 VRAM thats fast again for gaming on high specs and also a full HD 1080p resolution display, what more could ask for gamming from a laptop gdluck..

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Aug 2012 18:57:39 BDT
te7037 says:
My experience with Compaq (I think it is a family of HP) tells me that only Sony is the reliable one. Get yourself a Sony and pay for the monthly insurance that provides you with the service on the repair on your laptop if it breaks down.

Posted on 23 Aug 2012 21:26:23 BDT
i wanted a macbook pro but im on a budget of 200-400

Posted on 23 Aug 2012 21:24:20 BDT
im looking at this at the minute:
HP Pavilion G6-1204SA
it looks good and affordable. the graphics card looks good as well, which is important because i want it for gaming.

Posted on 23 Aug 2012 12:53:43 BDT
LeeDoc says:
Dude don't touch HP they put their graphics cards next to their micro chips and the fans aren't powerful enough to keep them both cool.
I have an Acer Aspire 5740 it has a ATI radeon 512 graphics card, it has an i3 chipset running windows 7 and it's more than upto the job.
If you want serious gaming try Alien laptops now owned by Dell they are supposed to be the dogs!
Good luck it's never easy with so much choice

Posted on 12 Aug 2012 19:06:49 BDT
mbh says:
Dell XPS L502X 15.6 inch Laptop (Intel Core I7-2630QM, RAM 6GB, HDD 750GB, 2GB GT540M, Windows 7 Home Premium).
This laptop is great for gaming and heavy usage as have 2GB dedicated graphics card intel core i7 processor. It is available on Amazon at this page.
Dell XPS L501X 15.6 inch Gaming Laptop (Intel Core I7-2630QM, RAM 6GB, HDD 750GB, 2GB GT540M, Windows 7 Home Premium)

Posted on 23 Jul 2012 07:20:56 BDT
Paps says:
I had an HP Pavilion 17 inch screen which I paid in the region of 1200 from John Lewis so I got a two year G,tee just as well because it broke down twice in that time with overheating and blue screen before it died just outside of guarantee. Poor value for money I will never buy an HP laptop again as far as laptops go they suck big time! Bought a Sony instead for half the cost and after four years it still works so listen to your long suffering customers HP.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jul 2012 00:35:12 BDT
Jason Thomas says:
there amazing laptops ive had both of them play cod mw3 at maximum stay quite cool so you should be fine

Posted on 11 Jul 2012 00:24:07 BDT
I have an HP Pavilion dv6 and it works just fine, but does overheat and therefore slow down. For example as I type this I am NOT able to hold my hand under the laptop base (back-left) for more than a second. Grant you I do have it on for a long time, sometime 6-7 hours.
My appartment is dusty and friend suggested that vaccume all the vents of the laptop as dust may accumulate inside and can be factor to the overheating. At one point my laptop used to power down because it became so hot. A quick vaccume cleared that problem, so it did work, but the laptop still gets very hot. I would not leave it on in the house when I went out, for fear of it catching alight. My advice get a laptop with SSD drive of Flash memory drive. All the ones that I have seen/used give little heat off. My wifes own MacBook Air can be left on all day and is barely even warm. However, at present I personally would like to stick to windows based laptops, although I could be persuaded to be Mac-ite (or whatever the term is) based on the new MacBook Pro.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Jul 2012 17:40:18 BDT
Would NOT recommend HP. NVIDEA card exploded 2 years ago which took 6 months to repair. Now died again not even going to try and repair. Will NEVER buy anything from HP again. Looking at DELL, ACER and ASUS for replacement.
PJ

Posted on 2 Jul 2012 20:05:08 BDT
Somaticon says:
I have two Hp 7's and to be honest the DV7-2110sa is one of the best machines I ever bought. No overheating yes around the fan can get hot but it isn't as noisy as the other DV 7 I bought last year. I have had overheating issues and component failures with it. I'm currently using the DV7-2110sa again as its build quality appears far better.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Jun 2012 03:08:32 BDT
M. Flury says:
Do you use it plugged in the mains all the time, even if the battery doesn't need charging?

That is the surest way to screw the battery life. My DV7 Pavilion is 3 years old and still has over 80% of the battery capacity, as I only plug it in the mains when it needs a charge, then unplug it.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Jun 2012 21:31:06 BDT
Why don't you go for a Dell or a Sony vaio?????Better quality!

Posted on 25 Jun 2012 18:32:38 BDT
My last two laptops have been Toshiba, very good build quality, not a lot of bloatware installed (i.e. Toshiba software), you can find them at good specs at reasonable prices if you have the time to shop around. My current Toshiba came with an 2nd generation intel i5 processor, 6gb of ram and a 750gb hard drive for 450. Never had any problems of over heating, slowness etc. etc.

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Jun 2012 08:53:15 BDT
E. Veitch says:
Great! I am looking into upgrading to MacBook Pro 15. Please share your opinion on that, how it works for you, since you are in a similar business to me I'm interested to hear what's the difference from Windows to Mac from a Photographer point of view, not just the browsing type of users. Thanks

Posted on 15 Jun 2012 08:49:12 BDT
E. Veitch says:
Hi,
I have HP HDX 18, 18,4 inch screen, nvidia graphics, light-scribe, blue-ray, finger print scanner, 4GB Ram, dual core processor 2,5GH and I have it for 3 years now. I am very happy with it, it never gave me serious troubles (re installed Windows once), if it starts to heat up I just vacuum the bottom with a vacuum cleaner and is back to perfect. I love it. I can't believe how people are not happy with HP but maybe is the other models but I can say from experience that HDX is a great series. And I use it a lot, daily-I'm a web and graphic designer and run simultaneously on it half of the Adobe programs without crashing. The only thing now is becoming the size issue, I had to take it out for a walk more often and is kind of big. It's perfect for round the house use and very powerful. Hope this helps make up your mind, cheers :)

Posted on 15 Jun 2012 03:50:15 BDT
Rainbow Dash says:
wow, i cant believe this is still here, just an update if anyones interested, i bought a macbook pro, due to the fact that i now work heavily in the photography business (macs are kinda the standard there). cheers for everyones help and advice, it really helped. no longer a pc user now.
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