HP Pavilion 17.3" AMD Quad-Core Laptops
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Bought one of these last time woot offered it. Worst purchase I’ve made from woot. This computer is slow, it randomly freezes for between 5 to 15 seconds for no apparent reason, and the fans kick into high gear while just looking at Facebook. Simple Facebook games slow it to a crawl and make the fans sound like a small jet it taking off. The trackpad is positioned to close to the space bar causing my palms to hit and trigger the pinch zoom feature in the web browser, it took me a frustrating day to realize what was going on. Additionally the screen brightness seems to fluctuate randomly on both battery and plug in power. All of this on top of the normal windows 8.1 complaints. If I had to do it over I would spend the extra money and get one with the i5 and more ram. Downgrade to windows 7 if possible, especially if you plan on using this in any type of work situation.
That sucks. Try installing Process Lasso, and just the free version is enough. I have this on all of my PCs. The default installation is 95% as good as it can get but it can be tweaked further. It controls programs and processes. It will probably help with the freezes, and it won’t hurt.
Amazing sometimes the helpful hints one gets trolling the w00t boards. I’ve been using my Chromebooks more and more lately but for my aging Win 7 laptop (bought 22 October 2009) this is indeed a useful tip I think. I’ll have to try it when I get home later. Thanks ojohn.
Right, I’ve already installed it, hope it helps my machine.
Get another thanks, ojohn!
HPs are one of the worst. 90% of the repairs that come to me are HPs with some hardware failure.
Avoid HP and Acer. Toshiba is sketchy. I find ASUS best lately.
Yea, I bought an HP AMD quad core from Woot and it had a funky disk in it. Worked, but kept making clicking noises like it was trying to park or something. HP sent me a new disk and Windows 7 installation disks. It’s been fine ever since.
Had a very similar thing happen when I purchased another refurb HP AMD triple core from the now-defunct Circuit City online. The laptop monitor was DOA.
It’s an HP thing. In my opinion as a consumer, I do NOT believe HP is doing a reputable job of certifying these things as undamaged. I would have to wonder if they’re doing anything aside from repackaging them. Sometimes there’s a legitimate reason people return laptops - they’re simply defective out of the factory. Thanks for the extra hassle, HP.
Anyone happen know the model # on this? Thanks!
I bought the 15.6" AMD A6-5200 quad core back in July. It’s not blazing fast like my souped up desktop, but no issues with it (knock on wood). I was semi-expecting something I’d have to get fixed, but the price was right, and it was fully functional out of the box.
HP Pavilion 17-e109nr
I bought one here a few weeks ago. I wasn’t expecting much, but I’m actually quite happy with it. Didn’t have to remove much crapware. It runs cool. The only thing that bothers me at all is the trackpad buttons, they are clicky and loud (I turned off tapping and all the other trackpad features, so I have to use the real buttons). I guess I got a good one! Hopefully you will too, refurbs are always a crapshoot.
“AMD Radeon HD 7640G Discrete-Class graphics”
Note - there’s nothing discrete about on-processor graphics, but thanks for playing.
Being a laptop (inherently poor airflow) with an AMD-chip (hottest running chips on the market), I’m sure this thing gets to sweltering indeed.
From my experience, I’d stay away from the Pavilion line like the plague.
I bought a refurbished HP desktop in Jan. It broke after a month. I had to purchase the extended warranty and send it in to be fixed, got it back and it still is not right. It freezes, shuts off randomly. Worst purchase ever. I will never buy HP again.
:::sigh::: I’m so conflicted right now…
I’ve been having fun using my Chromebooks for everyday computing but I have an aged Compaq Presario CQ61-313US that I bought the day Win7 came out. It’s starting to show it’s age, but I know a quick reformat/wipe/install will bring it back to it’s former glory. It’s a sharp looking machine, jet black “piano” finish that just glistens…she’s so pretty I want to marry her…and she has a hot-running AMD processor.
But, but, there’s that Jezebel Hazel Berry Pavilion 17.3" winking at me, what with her full numeric keyboard that would just fit like a glove what with my property management software and entering numerical calculations…and you know I need to keep current with the newest operating systems…Win7 is SO yesterday right?.
My Chromebooks have been fun for a twirl, but they do lack FULL NUMERIC KEYBOARDS. How do I let them down gently I wonder? How can I desert my sleek black piano-finish bought-on-the-day-it-was-born Win7 machine?
:::sigh::: Maybe I just need to get a puppy.
The OEM HDD drives especially on refurbs are not reliable or fast enough for data reads i suggest upgrading to SSD drives… hope i see some soon on w00t