My first HP, but having bought several refurb'd desktops from Overstock with great success, decided to give this a try. Its primary use is for the managing a website and reunion information, highly portable, adequate screen size (I like huge widescreens, but this works fine), decent performance, great DVD/RW, excellent features. Machine arrived ready to configure, no issues whatsoever, a nice setup. Machine itself arrived in immaculate condition, clean and shiny, no observable usage. For the money, this has been a great value... - the Core Duo is a decent chip, older, successful, no noticeable performance issues, fast clock speed. - 4GB memory never runs out of working space - 160GB HDD is more than adequate for my use, supports USB external drive(s) (I connect a 1TB samsung and a 2nd DVD/rw) - USBs are 2.0 but 4 ports is above average, nice to have extras for gadgets or recharging. - Display is very nice, clear - lots of "goodies" on the faceplate, such as touch controls for WiFi, Sound volume/mute, etc. - Win 7 Pro a definite plus. Cons: none! Pros: a great value for the cost! fyi: does NOT include a separate recovery disk; instead it has a boot option that restores Win7Pro to default factory state. Brilliant. ps: I prefer Linux to MicroSoft, and installed Linux Mint alongside Windows 7. Mint found all of the hardware and happily runs this HP without complaint. pss: previous experience with Toshiba laptops, happy with them all, this HP is equally pleasing. Am considering another.
Product was fine, issues encountered was electric cord did not work, and battery life was inconsistent wavered, from 1 to 2 hrs asked for replacement for electric cord and battery but none was in warehouse and I was told a replacement could not be found but as of 23 Aug 2014 HP 6730B 15.4" Notebook - Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8GHz 4GB 160GB Win 7 Pro (Refurbished) is being sold for Today *** Item #: 15576202 Rating 3.3 | 3 reviews | Write a review