HP (Hewlett-Packard) ENVY 6-1010us 15.6" Black Sleekbook

2.1 GHz A-Series A6-4455M, 4 GB DDR3, 500 GB HDD, DVD±RW DL, Radeon HD 7500G, Windows 7 Home Premium, LED Backlight - MPN: B5T12UA
Product Details
Description
The Sleekbook that’s no lightweight. Thin and light, the HP ENVY is the only large screen Sleekbook with Beats Audio. With up to 9.5 hours of battery life and a soft-touch base that makes it easy to grab and go, it’s a laptop that’s up for anything.
Quick Glance
Laptop Type Notebook
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium
Included Network Card IEEE 802.11b/g/n, Gigabit Ethernet
Display Type BrightView LED Backlight
Interface Connection 1 x USB 2.0, 2 x USB 3.0, HDMI Yes, Ethernet RJ-45 Yes, Audio Line In Yes, Audio Line Out Yes
Video Chipset AMD Radeon HD 7500G
Processor Class AMD A-Series
Green Compliance EPEAT Silver
Expert Reviews
ENVY Sleekbook 6z-1000
3 Star Review  PCWorld - Aug 20, 2012

This is the perfect computer for people who care about looks and price, but not processor speed.

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User Reviews
Pretty good.
3 Star Review   By jamesbe2759 on HP - May 6, 2013   

Should have more memory and CD for the price paid.

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Touch pad is a nightmare
1 Star Review   By SusiWRE on HP - May 2, 2013   

We bought this laptop for my husband, and since my HP dv-2000 series is on its last days, I've been using it. The left and right click action is laborious, requiring extra effort to hold down a click while cutting and pasting text. I already developed an arthritic bump on my index finger from the old laptop (even though that touch pad is a dream), but using this one exacerbates my arthritis. A blog post takes much longer to do. The screen is constantly, and accidentally enlarging. I'm constantly having to bring it back to normal size, either with the zoom function or by sweeping my index fingers towards one another on the touch pad. The keyboard is okay. No problems, there. My spouse will continue using this one, although, he, too is frustrated with it. Fortunately, he doesn't do much cutting and pasting. I'm sorry we ordered this sight unseen. Next time, we'll drive 50 miles to a brick and mortar store (if there are any left in business after manufacturers like HP don't drive all of them under by selling directly), and look close and hard before we make another purchase.

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Falls apart after a few months
1 Star Review   By Mar23 on HP - Apr 30, 2013   

This product is great - it's features and performance are super! It is light, looks great, and is very quick. It's good for gaming, media, anything you can think of. The lid seemed a little flimsy at first, but hey, it was a light weight laptop and cetainly worked well. That is, until you get to around a year of owning it, your basic warranty expires, and the plastic pieces that this computer is made of start to crack and fall off. I used it for personal use, and had not even dropped it, when I noticed a small crack in the lining around the bottom part of the screen. Then, then plastic casing around the screen began to pop away from the screen. Then, a plastic piece fell out from inside the hinge, and I cannot even close the top anymore because the screen is sliding off the metal hinge. HP charges almost $200 for a repair like this, and this having been my 3rd HP with problems of pieces falling off, you can imagine how I feel. Bottom line: If you buy this laptop, be sure to factor in the extra cost for an extended warranty - you will NEED it, unless you are willing to pay more out of pocket when the laptop starts to fall apart.

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Excellent buy!
5 Star Review   By DevilDog on HP - Apr 11, 2013   

I purchased this product for my daughter to utilize for daily computing, shopping, paying bills, etc. She absolutely is thrilled with the performance to date!

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Like this computer
5 Star Review   By cjinvt on HP - Mar 30, 2013   

Was glad to find a computer with just windows 7 on it . Wasn't ready to do all the switching to 8 . The touch on the keyboard is very comfortable , and have had no problem with transfer of info from my old one. Brushed aluminum is a nice feature, Sound quality is satisfactory. I don't game this is mostly for business and personal use. Overall very satisfied with my hp envy.

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Disappointed
3 Star Review   By Murie on HP - Mar 12, 2013   

I've had a HP before purchasing this Envy and I'm not happy with this laptop at all.

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Great laptop at a very good price
4 Star Review   By mimiandmoon on HP - Mar 9, 2013   

We are thoroughly enjoying our HP ENVY Sleekbook; the only disappointment so far has been that it does not appear to have the advertised backlit keyboard ... one of the reasons that we chose this particular model. Other than that it is great--lightweight, great resolution, fast, and extremely user-friendly.

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Good, but read fine print
3 Star Review   By bsyts72 on HP - Mar 4, 2013   

This computer does what it needs to do. It's compact and has good battery life. I thought it would have a backlit keyboard, but apparently in really small letters that is only in certain regions. Overall, I'm enjoying it!

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Excellent all-around value
5 Star Review   By Paul191 on HP - Mar 4, 2013   

I was seeking a second laptop, with Windows 7, to supplement my HP Specter 14 Ultrabook (outstanding) -- sometimes I like to have computers in two locations, and I wanted one that would perform all of my most common tasks. Well, I came across this beautiful sleek laptop, which, with the Windows 7 system, came at a nice price ... so I ordered it. I've owned and used it now for several weeks. It is really an excellent laptop in its own right, so I've happily discovered that I've acquired more than "just" an extra laptop. It is lightweight, compact for its screen size, and has a good display, good keyboard, and good performance. The AMD processor is not as fast as an Intel 7, but it does the job quite well (serious gamers should, of course, go for a really high-end processor). Minor things to be aware of: As one other person has noted in another review, there is a pop-up message regarding a need to download an AMD graphics driver. I've made this download from AMD's website three times (with a "successful" message each time), but the pop-up message continues to appear. Just a minor annoyance; performance doesn't seem to be affected. Also, be aware of the software that comes with the computer and the software that doesn't come with the computer. This is all shown accurately on the HP shopping website, but please do take the time to read it. You get the Windows 7 operating system, but not the full suite of commonly used Microsoft applications (so add this to the purchase cost when making comparisons). All in all, this is a very good laptop, it is doing everything and more that I expected (and I'm using it a lot). I would make this same purchase again if my circumstances were repeated.

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Sleekbook is well designed & easy to use features
5 Star Review   By Yesifer on HP - Feb 19, 2013   

With the exceptions of: 1. An apparently unforeseen incompatibility between the processor/chip and an Optional Update, revealed by a persistent error message which required a couple of tech support contacts and a complete OS re-installation/System Recovery and 2. The rather deep Memory card reader slot which requires a pair of tweezers to remove any inserted cards, I am very happy with my new Sleekbook.

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Product Details
Description
The Sleekbook that’s no lightweight. Thin and light, the HP ENVY is the only large screen Sleekbook with Beats Audio. With up to 9.5 hours of battery life and a soft-touch base that makes it easy to grab and go, it’s a laptop that’s up for anything.
Quick Glance
Laptop Type Notebook
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium
Included Network Card IEEE 802.11b/g/n, Gigabit Ethernet
Display Type BrightView LED Backlight
Interface Connection 1 x USB 2.0, 2 x USB 3.0, HDMI Yes, Ethernet RJ-45 Yes, Audio Line In Yes, Audio Line Out Yes
Video Chipset AMD Radeon HD 7500G
Processor Class AMD A-Series
Green Compliance EPEAT Silver
Summary
Product Title HP (Hewlett-Packard) ENVY 6-1010us 15.6" Black Sleekbook
Manufacturer HP (Hewlett-Packard)
Power Score 3.3 | 33 Reviews
Processor
Processor Speed: 2.10 GHz
Memory
Memory Technology: DDR3 SDRAM
Maximum Memory: 16 GB
Installed Memory: 4 GB
System
Input Devices: ImagePad
Slots: Secure Digital (SD) Card, MultiMediaCard (MMC)
Display
Display Size: 15.6 in
Storage
Hard Drive Capacity: 500 GB
Features
Included Devices: Built-In Microphone Yes, Built-In Webcam Yes
Number of Cells: 4-cell
Dimensions
Height: 0.8 in
Width: 14.7 in
Depth: 10 in
Weight: 4.75 lbs
More Info
URL: Manufacturer Link
Additional Specifications
Video Memory: Shared
Expert Reviews
ENVY Sleekbook 6z-1000
3 Star Review  PCWorld - Aug 20, 2012

This is the perfect computer for people who care about looks and price, but not processor speed.

Read the full review »

User Reviews
Pretty good.
3 Star Review   By jamesbe2759 on HP - May 6, 2013   

Should have more memory and CD for the price paid.

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Touch pad is a nightmare
1 Star Review   By SusiWRE on HP - May 2, 2013   

We bought this laptop for my husband, and since my HP dv-2000 series is on its last days, I've been using it. The left and right click action is laborious, requiring extra effort to hold down a click while cutting and pasting text. I already developed an arthritic bump on my index finger from the old laptop (even though that touch pad is a dream), but using this one exacerbates my arthritis. A blog post takes much longer to do. The screen is constantly, and accidentally enlarging. I'm constantly having to bring it back to normal size, either with the zoom function or by sweeping my index fingers towards one another on the touch pad. The keyboard is okay. No problems, there. My spouse will continue using this one, although, he, too is frustrated with it. Fortunately, he doesn't do much cutting and pasting. I'm sorry we ordered this sight unseen. Next time, we'll drive 50 miles to a brick and mortar store (if there are any left in business after manufacturers like HP don't drive all of them under by selling directly), and look close and hard before we make another purchase.

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Falls apart after a few months
1 Star Review   By Mar23 on HP - Apr 30, 2013   

This product is great - it's features and performance are super! It is light, looks great, and is very quick. It's good for gaming, media, anything you can think of. The lid seemed a little flimsy at first, but hey, it was a light weight laptop and cetainly worked well. That is, until you get to around a year of owning it, your basic warranty expires, and the plastic pieces that this computer is made of start to crack and fall off. I used it for personal use, and had not even dropped it, when I noticed a small crack in the lining around the bottom part of the screen. Then, then plastic casing around the screen began to pop away from the screen. Then, a plastic piece fell out from inside the hinge, and I cannot even close the top anymore because the screen is sliding off the metal hinge. HP charges almost $200 for a repair like this, and this having been my 3rd HP with problems of pieces falling off, you can imagine how I feel. Bottom line: If you buy this laptop, be sure to factor in the extra cost for an extended warranty - you will NEED it, unless you are willing to pay more out of pocket when the laptop starts to fall apart.

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Excellent buy!
5 Star Review   By DevilDog on HP - Apr 11, 2013   

I purchased this product for my daughter to utilize for daily computing, shopping, paying bills, etc. She absolutely is thrilled with the performance to date!

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Like this computer
5 Star Review   By cjinvt on HP - Mar 30, 2013   

Was glad to find a computer with just windows 7 on it . Wasn't ready to do all the switching to 8 . The touch on the keyboard is very comfortable , and have had no problem with transfer of info from my old one. Brushed aluminum is a nice feature, Sound quality is satisfactory. I don't game this is mostly for business and personal use. Overall very satisfied with my hp envy.

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Disappointed
3 Star Review   By Murie on HP - Mar 12, 2013   

I've had a HP before purchasing this Envy and I'm not happy with this laptop at all.

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Great laptop at a very good price
4 Star Review   By mimiandmoon on HP - Mar 9, 2013   

We are thoroughly enjoying our HP ENVY Sleekbook; the only disappointment so far has been that it does not appear to have the advertised backlit keyboard ... one of the reasons that we chose this particular model. Other than that it is great--lightweight, great resolution, fast, and extremely user-friendly.

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Good, but read fine print
3 Star Review   By bsyts72 on HP - Mar 4, 2013   

This computer does what it needs to do. It's compact and has good battery life. I thought it would have a backlit keyboard, but apparently in really small letters that is only in certain regions. Overall, I'm enjoying it!

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Excellent all-around value
5 Star Review   By Paul191 on HP - Mar 4, 2013   

I was seeking a second laptop, with Windows 7, to supplement my HP Specter 14 Ultrabook (outstanding) -- sometimes I like to have computers in two locations, and I wanted one that would perform all of my most common tasks. Well, I came across this beautiful sleek laptop, which, with the Windows 7 system, came at a nice price ... so I ordered it. I've owned and used it now for several weeks. It is really an excellent laptop in its own right, so I've happily discovered that I've acquired more than "just" an extra laptop. It is lightweight, compact for its screen size, and has a good display, good keyboard, and good performance. The AMD processor is not as fast as an Intel 7, but it does the job quite well (serious gamers should, of course, go for a really high-end processor). Minor things to be aware of: As one other person has noted in another review, there is a pop-up message regarding a need to download an AMD graphics driver. I've made this download from AMD's website three times (with a "successful" message each time), but the pop-up message continues to appear. Just a minor annoyance; performance doesn't seem to be affected. Also, be aware of the software that comes with the computer and the software that doesn't come with the computer. This is all shown accurately on the HP shopping website, but please do take the time to read it. You get the Windows 7 operating system, but not the full suite of commonly used Microsoft applications (so add this to the purchase cost when making comparisons). All in all, this is a very good laptop, it is doing everything and more that I expected (and I'm using it a lot). I would make this same purchase again if my circumstances were repeated.

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Sleekbook is well designed & easy to use features
5 Star Review   By Yesifer on HP - Feb 19, 2013   

With the exceptions of: 1. An apparently unforeseen incompatibility between the processor/chip and an Optional Update, revealed by a persistent error message which required a couple of tech support contacts and a complete OS re-installation/System Recovery and 2. The rather deep Memory card reader slot which requires a pair of tweezers to remove any inserted cards, I am very happy with my new Sleekbook.

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Very nice feel and look
4 Star Review   By Christed100 on HP - Feb 18, 2013   

The Envy Sleekbook is a very light and well built product, with nice tacktile feel to the keyboard, and easy to read screen. I somtimes wish it had a DVD r/w built in, but that would add weight and probably some heat. Downloading programs froml internet has been easy and quick, and connection to home network went smoothly. Screen is nice size for displaying multiple pages and viewing videos.

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Very satisfied
5 Star Review   By monicak on HP - Feb 12, 2013   

Very sleek and lightweight. Easy to operate right out of the box. I am completely satisfied with my HP envy sleekbook.

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Great laptop
5 Star Review   By PMarie1263 on HP - Feb 7, 2013   

My college-age son's laptop crashed and burned right before Christmas. I knew he needed a new one ASAP for his college work. However, he did not want the new Windows 8 OS. I Googled Windows 7 and the HP Envy came up. I checked the specs, realized this was perfect for him, ordered it and he is up and running for his classes and very happy with his new laptop. It is a great product.

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Know what you are ordering first
1 Star Review   By HPemployee712 on HP - Feb 1, 2013   

CONS: This product does not have a CD/DVD burner in it. The touchpad does not have a left/right button so it is very tricky when trying to select items like you would on a typical touchpad or mouse. One of the keys did not work properly so unit was returned. PROS: Very lightweight, quick and easy to set up because of Windows7. Liked the rubber bottom as it felt more secure on the lap.

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"Sleek" Win7 Laptop
5 Star Review   By John57 on HP - Jan 30, 2013   

I really like this Envy6 sleek laptop, one of the last few laptops still available with Windows 7. It's thin, light, fast and sharp! Just beware that you WILL need to update the AMD Graphics driver (Catalyst Control Center software) using the AMD website (*not* the HP website) to get rid of a startup error message that pops up after applying all the usual required updates that all new laptops need. Hopefully HP can quickly roll the Dec 2012 released AMD graphics driver (v. 9.12.0.0) into their support site.

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GOOD EVERYDAY LAPTOP
4 Star Review   By lynnG on HP - Jan 21, 2013   

I've had this for about 6 weeks. Overall I'm pleased; think it was a good value. Not for gamers, but has everything needed for school and home computing. IT LOOKS GOOD! The space bar is very touchy, you need to strike it in the middle or it doesn't move. Had to buy an external DVD drive, but I knew it didn't have an optical drive when I bought it. No regrets, it works for me.

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8 days after arrival will not turn on dead monitor
1 Star Review   By hawkvolleyball on HP - Jan 16, 2013   

Initially I loved the look and feel of this computer build quality seemed good. I was not excited by the number of downloads and installs that were necessary. Once the computer was set up it ran okay although it did seem to process much slower than my iPad (3) when they were both directed to the same websites. Fan noise was okay battery life was okay. The 8th day of ownership began with the computer failing to boot up/start up. The monitor was so dark I had to use a flashlight to read the dialog box on the screen. Sending repair?! after 8 days of use?

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Easy to use
5 Star Review   By therockinghorselady on HP - Dec 29, 2012   

I was glad to see that I could start right in using my new laptop. I'm not a computer tech so to be able to use quickly was great. Everything was where I expected it to be. Thanks.

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Laptop is as advertised, but.....
3 Star Review   By RH47 on HP - Dec 28, 2012   

I ordered this laptop online through HP. It is pretty much as advertised on the site and for the most part functions okay. However, you have to be careful that you specify EVERYTHING you want. I assumed that it would have a CD drive, but it did not. Now I have to order an external drive, or go to the trouble of sending the laptop back. It was also short on the number of USB ports, and it had no connection for a projector, so I won't be making an presentations with it. You also need to make sure that it is loaded with the software that you expect. My advice...don't assume anything. I also don't care for the keyboard keys. I like my Dell keyboard better. The extreme sensitivity of the touchpad and the "one key" right/left click button had me logging out by accident and changing screens at random. I have had three other laptops, and at best I rate this one average.

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Perfect laptop for the college student
5 Star Review   By moose13 on HP - Dec 27, 2012   

If you are a serious gamer, this laptop (sleekbook) is not for you. However, if you are a student of any kind, this is the laptop for you! Great looks, plenty of memory, super fast, and a great audio system (perfect for presentations), crammed into a super slim profile. I bought one for my fiance for christmas and I may just have to buy my own now!!!

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PC is verygood for the money.
3 Star Review   By degood on HP - Dec 14, 2012   

I read the reviews for this model which were not very complimentary but they were comparing it to lap tops that were more than twice the cost. Clearly this is not a top of the line model and you didn't pay for a top model but it is great for everyday computing.

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Greatness
5 Star Review   By PewterschmidtCO on HP - Dec 11, 2012   

Upgrading from Windows XP, this Sleekbook fits every need I have as a student. I have over 1,500 songs on my iPhone, so the Beats Audio makes my listening experience better 100 fold. I got this laptop for $480, over $200 off the original price, but it is still worth it, regardless of how much it costs. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a new computer and I hope that if you decide to get it, that it cheers you up just in time for the holiday spirit. 10/10

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Nice compact laptop
4 Star Review   By MattFromOmaha on HP - Dec 11, 2012   

I did order and replace the RAM in the machine, so I am now running with 16gb and the benchmarking I did before and after shows a huge gain in performance by doing so. The machine is well made, light and connects to whatever I have wanted to connect it to. It's attractive and it has decent battery life. It has allowed me to work outside the confines of my office and my home office and spend more time in the company of my family, so it's a win for me.

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Good enough for the price
3 Star Review   By mikerush7 on HP - Dec 11, 2012   

Computer is slow. I added second stick of 4GB ram, after which it started crashing and giving me BSOD screen every half hour. I called customer service and after spending half of the day on the phone and online chat, they told me that I was not supposed to upgrade it, because it is not designed to be upgraded by an individual. It can only be done by special service people... That is not good. Anyway, computer is slow, internet is slow, wi fi broke within 1 week, had to reinstall the drivers already. The only good thing is thin, light, and good battery life.

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Operating System Difficulties
3 Star Review   By Kanapa on HP - Dec 2, 2012   

The machine design is great. I can't say the same about the operating system compatibility with hardware. I can't start Windows. Therefore, I am contacting customer service to get an RMA for a return/exchange.

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Great!
4 Star Review   By Jack122 on HP - Dec 1, 2012   

I love it, it's an easy to use laptop that is customizable and very nice. The overall quality is nice, and the Beats Audio is great. I've had the laptop for a little over a month now, and I use it on a daily basis, usually twice a day, for periods stretching from 30 minutes to 2 hours. The laptop has only 1 headphone jack, which is not a big deal, but for some reason, only my Studio Beats appear to work with it. When i plug in Apple or Skullcandy Headphones, the audio shuts off, even at max volume, which is strange considering this laptop is relatively new. I don't know if it's a defect or if the actual jack only works with beats devices. Also, the speakers on the laptop get extremely dusty every few days, so I keep a cleaning cloth nearby to wipe it, which isn't a hassle, but can be annoying. This review is mainly for the people who plan on watching videos/movies and listening to music on the laptop. All other features are good, and there's really not much else to it.

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Beautiful laptop but,
2 Star Review   By missjuicy on HP - Nov 28, 2012   

If you actually care about more than how nice it looks, this might not be for you. Yes, it's built nicely but, lacking. Got it on sale on black friday and was excited. Unfortunately, the screen resolution and brightness are ridiculous for this 15.6 inch. It's hard to read even after setting the fonts/view to medium. My mom's net book is 20 xs brighter/clearer than this and it was under $200. The keyboard is another problem. You have to often press them down hard enough for them to work and the space bar is worse. It only works if you press it right on the middle. If you do a lot of typing don't buy this. The trackback is also annoying and has problems. I had to use my wireless mouse to get around before, I returned this product. The beats was nice but, not great lol. Just average.. very loud but, no real base was felt. I didn't expect it to be this big. I guess this is more of a table laptop not, to just use around in bed or lap. For the good part it runs pretty quick and had no connection problems. Win 7 is beautiful.

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Well Balanced Machine
5 Star Review   By NEDLOH on HP - Oct 29, 2012   

Thin and beautiful design, great battery life at 5.5 to 6 hours with normal use and settings but can easily last 8-9 hours with proper power management and settings. Fast enough for basic tasks and HD video. Nice keyboard and track pad. Cool thing, I was using this to out put Walle in 720p to my HD TV and I forgot to plug it in and it played the whole movie flawlessly. Was very impressed to have around 4hrs of battery life left after that. This is a great mobile PC for school and work. It is pretty durable but I still am very gentle with it. My only gripes are that smudges show up super easy and that the track pad buttons can get annoying sometimes. This is a very well balanced machine at a good price. I like how the focus of the product was mobility and design with out giving up too much performance to ruin the experience. I don't think there are any other 15.6" note books this thin, and i like the balance of portability and comfort. This machine is not impossible to upgrade either with simple screws on the bottom giving you access to the internal hardware. This model comes with a singe DIMM of 4GB which hurts performance with the AMD APU since they are very sensitive to memory bandwidth (since there is only one DIMM you only get single channel performance instead of dual channel). I plan to upgrade this guy latter with an SSD and another 4GB of ram. Over all this is a nice looking laptop with high mobility and a good price.

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order delayed but worth the wait!
5 Star Review   By TJ808 on HP - Oct 27, 2012   

i ordered this laptop on a sunday and the order was delayed because when the sales representative submitted the order a part of the zip code was wrong for my billing address so the order got delayed but i got my money back tuesday morning from my bank thanks to the help of hp, i ordered it, and because of the delay they gave me free 2 day air! the laptop arrived thursday which is earlier than if it shipped monday with standard shipping! customer service is amazing and they really get you taken care of. now to talk about the laptop i had a problem with it after a few days but it wasn't because of the laptop, it was because of a faulty adobe program that froze up my laptop and wouldnt let it start up. again customer service took care of me and they fixed the problem by having me go through a manufacturer restore which was kind of a bummer but better now then later on. now i have absolutely no problems with this laptop and besides that one program issue its fast and sleek and works perfectly! the only thing that i would really like seeing in these pre-built laptops are built in backlit keyboards because i need that more than i thought. it would be really helpful and worth the extra cash. besides that this laptop is fast, thin, high quality, and everything you could ever ask for in a slim laptop.

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HP got this one right
5 Star Review   By Shawn75 on HP - Oct 8, 2012   

I'm most impressed with the industrial design of this laptop. It is lightweight and thin as advertised. The bottom is a dark reddish color, which surprised me a bit, but I actually really like it. The lid open/closing mechanism is slick... no latch needed because it snaps closed. It took me a minute to figure out that the whole mouse finger pad can be clicked for the mouse button, but I got used to that quickly. And probably most importantly, when the lid is closed and the machine goes into sleep mode, it recovers almost instantly upon re-opening.

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Great appearance, well designed
5 Star Review   By Katie75 on HP - Sep 29, 2012   

Love the slim case with the red back. Very attractive, light weight, great sound system. Set up was a breeze.

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perfect balance
4 Star Review   By JohnCW on HP - Jul 12, 2012   

Fair price for an hp thin laptop, the cpu+graphics+ram is more than adequate for business, technical and media users. An optional AMD Quad-Core A10-4655M Processor and/or more ram would have been nice but can be done after. I plan to use it for 6 months or so and then upgrade to 16gb ram and a ssd drive, although the usb 3 connections are so fast I may change my mind. battery life is impressive (min 5-6 hours heavy use),elegant metallic finish (very simple but good quality and solid) and sharp HD scree.n I expect this laptop to last years like previously purchased HP products, I replaced a 10yr old hand me down (but upgraded) 17" pavilion that overheats like an old car but otherwise works flawlessly. most negative thing I can say is the wireless adapter seems to be "temperamental", but when it works, it works.

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