We've got something I would estimate at 300 hp laptops, and except for an excessive fail rate last year they're quite okay. Our new i5 model's particularily good. For the first time it seems hp has put a decent harddrive in them too, and they're very easily serviced (only business models mind you. the 'elitebook' and pavilion ones are not to be recommended to anyone.
HP Pavilion going on 2 years old and still working like new other than the dead battery. Laptops should have cooling vents along the sides more than the bottom due to their getting blocked all the time. Hence the word... laptop?
I have had 1 HP battery go dead. and they send my a newer high capacity one for FREE. As for boards and hard drives. Not yet have I had one die(this goes back to the P2 days). Desktop or Laptop. Hell i still have a working 15gig drive from an old hp. It has out lived a 40gig purchased 2 years after it(and that thing just made it past the 3 year mark. This thing is going on at least 7-8 if not more. It is not used much anymore, but still works as an external drive.).
[citation][nom]jkcajkca[/nom]stupid HP!! Bought an HP Pavilion TX1000 and that laptop is as good as garbage!!![/citation]
Interesting, I bought a TX2120US just a couple of months before the TX2500 came out and it is one of the better tablet pcs I've owned. In fact, it works great even though I dropped it last week and broke the screen (though the digitizer is messed up). Waiting for them to release the i5/i7 version supposedly later this month.
As to the battery failure - nothing has 100% success rate. Not even medical doctors are correct 100% of the time. Also, as already been stated, often there is a 3rd party manufacturing these parts that manufacturers assemble, so is this really HPs fault?
Think they waited till now because many warranties had expired,hence you wont get your battery replaced,just like they did it with the nvidia faulty chip,y got an dv9335nr(not included on the recall)wich failed i month after the 1yr warranty expired,the model number of that battery is included on the recall but cant validate...again......