I just recently purchased this laptop because my other one completely dies on me. I should start off by saying that I only have a computer for play and occasionally for school stuff. I am happy with it so far and i got it on sale. The only part that I disliked about it is that it comes loaded with all kinds of trial subscriptions to different types of programs. It took me about an hour to uninstall all of them.
The computer it self has a really cool swirly design on it and it only weighs 4 pounds. This is convenient because I like to take it with me on my vacations and it's not as heavy as my last one. I still want to buy a protective cover just for the outside so that it doesn't get scratched up.
As for speed, I have the high spped road-runner and I have never had any problems with it running slow. I guess it all depends on what type of internet capabilities you have.
Hewlett Packard is new to me, so if anything changes I will keep ya'll updated!