Editors Liked

  • Big 1TB hard drive
  • Intel Core i3 CPU and 8GB of RAM
  • 802,11n Wi-Fi included
  • Speedy for everyday productivity/media tasks
  • Lots of RAM
  • Excellent expansion options
  • Faster Photoshop CS5 performance than competing systems in its price range
  • Large monitor included
  • Two-year warranty
  • HDMI port on desktop and monitor
  • 60-day trial to Norton Internet Security
  • Monitor has multiple inputs

Editors Didn't Like

  • No eSATA
  • No USB 3.0 ports
  • Light on ports
  • Power supply limits certain upgrades
  • Heavy on the bloatware
  • Increased competition from Acer and its Gateway subsidiary make this HP seem too expensive
  • Sluggish performance
  • Integrated graphics
  • No included HDMI cable
  • No speakers in monitor
  • Only two DIMM slots
  • Only 60-day trial to Norton Internet Security