Originally Posted by Xeio;11799017
Pretty high feature paper weights, to be fair. Though it's fun to go around to your friends and show how your paperweight plays games.
Plays games and then burns itself out due to extremely poor design and implementation of systems.
About 60% of the systems I work on at work are HPs. The most common problems with them are: broken DC jacks due to extremely poor solder work connecting the jack to the motherboard, overheating issues due to poor ventilation/air flow in the case, overheating due to very low quality fans, and display issues due to either low quality components in the screen/cabling or poor video chipsets.
Granted, the last one there on the display issues is not entirely HPs fault (class action lawsuit against nvidia). But the build quality of HP notebooks is deplorable. Not only is the material the chassis is built out of very low quality, but the engineer who designed the chassis' in the first place needs to be shot.
Most recent HPs require a full freakin' disassembly
just to swap out the RAM
. Everything! I have to pull the keyboard, the top chassis and sometimes even the display assembly out just to get to the RAM. And you better pray that the memory slots aren't on the bottom of the board or else you have to pull that out as well because there are no freakin' panels on the bottom of the chassis
. And if you need to swap out a failing hard drive? EVERYTHING has to come out on some of the latest Pavillion models.
Seriously, what would be so hard about putting some removable panels and two screws on the bottom of the damn system?
TL;DR: HP is trash.