Not exactly. My HP laptop was a $1,200 model, and its a piece of crap. I did have an earlier HP laptop, and it was considerably better built and had no issues up until I traded it away. This latest one was a spontaneous purchase, 4 years ago, but its no longer a secret about the problems caused to large numbers of HP laptops due to poor cooling, among other issues...
but the real story here is the terrible customer service. The eventually extended the factory warranty from one to two years for these laptops, as a band aid to hush customers, yet they apparntly didnt think it important enough to notify anybody, including registered owners.
Not to mention other issues with the laptop that was hardly used, like bad keyboard for example. And if you ever need to buy parts form HP themselves, prepare to be price gouged by many thousands percent mark up
You may notice they generally offer more for less $ throughout thier lineup, compared to the competition. theres a reason for that. cheaply made