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Posted on 25 May 2012 23:19:28 BDT
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Posted on 25 May 2012 23:21:29 BDT
Cathryn says:
bought a HP for my daughter 3 years ago and has been pretty rubbish for the last 2 years! Really noisy and overheats - battery life useless. Would never buy HP again! Am looking at Toshiba or Sony - my Toshiba is 5 years old, still going strong, has lost a few keys but it works!!

Posted on 31 May 2012 22:37:48 BDT
Vicky Fogg says:
My advice (owner of 2 HP laptops in past 5 years) - don't bother, they die always just out of warranty!

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Jun 2012 06:24:08 BDT
christophe says:
that 's probably right, therefore i just bought a new HP folio 13" but this time at John Lewis(i live in the UK) which add 2 years garanty +1 extended year for 135£ , so this one is covered for 3 years .let see what happens now !:)

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Jun 2012 12:42:04 BDT
Hi Folks,
My HP been waste of time,
overheating and shutting down, mains cable connector became detached inside laptop, buttons fell off. All within 18month/ 2 yr
Just waiting for new Acer now, last one lasted years with no probs..

Posted on 15 Jun 2012 03:50:15 BDT
Gimli 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.

Posted on 15 Jun 2012 08:49:12 BDT
E. Veitch says:
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 :)

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 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 25 Jun 2012 21:31:06 BDT
Why don't you go for a Dell or a Sony vaio?????Better quality!

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Jun 2012 03:08:32 BDT
Markey 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.

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 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.

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 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 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.

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

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 5 Sep 2012 00:48:47 BDT
Mr. M. Zaman says:
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 5 Sep 2012 16:24:05 BDT
Last edited by the author on 5 Sep 2012 16:28:48 BDT
janie 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 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.

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
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