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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on April 22, 2013
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Great desktop ...this beast runs everything so far FarCry3, hitman, borderlands 2, tomb raider,crysis 3, rage and much more with no problems ....
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on February 2, 2013
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I have had this PC for about a month and I could not be happier! It is super fast and runs so quiet you can not even tell that it is running. It took a little time to get use to windows 8 but after about 2 days or so I was off and running. I would buy this again and highly recommend to anyone looking for a awesome PC. Amazon, as always, is amazing! I ordered using Prime and got it the next day. The PC arrived in perfect condition and I had it up and running in less than an hour!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on August 16, 2013
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Great product. Well done HP! Runs great fairly easy to use. a small learning curve. Read the enclosed guides before set up and use. =D
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on April 8, 2013
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Very fast, very quiet. No loss of performance no matter how many internet tabs are open or what's running in the background.
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19 of 29 people found the following review helpful
on February 11, 2013
as is, the item is fine. the amd processor is not up to snuff with its intel price equivalent, but so be it. i would probably rate it 4 stars if not for the following:

the real issue is i have programs that will not run on windows 8, so i "downgraded" to windows 7.

there are no official drivers from HP, and you need to get on the internet to get windows update to find most of the others (but good luck since I couldn't download a NIC driver). luckily i was able to USB tether my phone.

even after getting some drivers, there was still no Bluetooth (dont care) or USB 3.0 driver for the front ports (do care). so i'm now scouring the internet to find old windows 7 drivers, and extracting the executable files to take out the drivers files.

MAJOR PAIN IN THE A. i don't think most people looking for a computer like this will have the technical know how to do all this.

Bottom line, if you are 100% fine with Windows 8, I would say pull the trigger and buy. If you find Windows 8 to be a fail (like I did), this machine is not worth the headache to get Win7 running with all features, look elsewhere!
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on January 23, 2014
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We actually bought two of these (his and hers) late last year. They replaced a 10 year old HP and a 10 year old Dell XPS Gen V, both running XP. The new machines are delightlfully quiet and responsive (upgraded both to 24 G of RAM). Did the Windows 8.1 update immediately. Use is for surfing, some work (Microsoft Office suite), photography (image proecessing), watching TV (live video streaming from stations we don't get on cable, like the news from our other home, Miami). Not gamers.

8.1 is a bit flaky. When the machine goes into sleep, it sometimes awakens with strange screen resolutions, requiring a reboot. The OS was obviously designed for tablets so it reverts back to a screen that is very unlike the start bar of past Windows (I really miss "file manager" of the very first Windows but I'm showing my age). HOWVER, like every genration of Windows after 95, you can make modifications to the GUI that put things in a far more familiar framework (like having navigation in 8.1 based on the desktop--if you looked at my machine, you'd think it was runnig XP).

The secret to embracing 8.1 is to make your PC into a tablet. That means a touch screen (in our case, big Acers). My wife LOVES 8.1 because she uses the screen more than the mouse and keyboard and it's a very smooth transition for her to go back and forth between her Kindle Fire and the HP PC. She flies around her applications and files looking like an orchestra conductor on the big monitor. So, be open...customize what you want and you can make this PC look and feel like any other computer you've had, only faster, quieter and compatible with all the newest software.

4 stars because 8.1 is still evolving and a bit unstable. 5 if rating the PC alone.
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on December 29, 2013
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The computer is great.

Pros:
Fast starting up (fully boots up within seconds)
Storage (2 terabytes)
Fast all around due to the 6 core processor and 10 GB of memory

Cons:
None so far
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on December 27, 2013
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Love this! We have so enjoyed our new computer and we couldn't be more pleased with the performance! Thank you!
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on August 19, 2014
Nice PC with plenty of power and lots of storage. The Bluetooth is a little finicky though, but I believe it is a software issue, not a hardware prob.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on June 14, 2013
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I was a little leary at first about it being a refurbished desktop, but it was such a good price, i couldn't pass it up. It arrived earlier than expected, which was wonderful, and came with all the correct parts and user materials. It is in excellent condition, and runs like a champ! Overall, i'm thrilled with this purchase
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