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on 15 April 2014
Overall the build quality is good from HP as you would expect and it is nice looking but there are too many niggles with it e.g. the touchscreen is a bit of a gimmick and can be irritating but you still have to use the mouse pad for certain things. Of course the screen gets grease marks all over it from your fingers.
The screen has not got the clarity that I expected maybe because it is a touch screen. The keypad is not as good as it should be to the touch for an experienced typist also in poor lighting conditions and for anyone whose eyesight is not the best, the letters etc. are not bold enough.
Because it has been designed to be as thin as possible (WHY?) its feet only protrude by 1-2 mm and this makes it unnecessarily awkward to get your fingers underneath it in order to lift it up or put it down on a table. It feels heavy to lift and to have on your lap. We also do not like the click on the mouse pad as it is harder to press than necessary and overall is a little irritating.
My wife is an experienced touch typist and she really dislikes this machine. We both much preferred our older Compaq Laptop 2005 and even a more recent smaller HP laptop 2012.
Update: We have sent it back and bought an Asus 15.6-inch laptop 500 Gig for £250 directly from Amazon, we are much happier with it and it is much lighter and the screen resolution is much better etc.