HP makes insultingly unreliable devices statistically. Even high end models have cheap guts and cheap engineering. I've lost two laptops due ridiculous GPU soldering design error. I've owned two printers that have worst engineering ever (useless defunctional junk). Never again !
If you're referring to devices affected by "Bumpgate" that was mostly Nvidia's fault. I also lost a laptop to that. It affected discrete GPUs as well as those with integrated graphics (MCP).I've lost two laptops due ridiculous GPU soldering design error.
Again, it's the same price as their equivalent Chromebook. Windows with Bing, look it up. There are cheap Windows devices all over, now. :/Something with Windows in it was never going to be cheap.
Stop right there. You've just solved the mystery, no need to go any further. Still, I would agree that it should have been no more than $250 to start, drop the beats audio.Seems too expensive considering you can already get atom windows laptops for around 200.00,