agreed. Love the screen. love the speakers and love the dimensions of the laptop, but i just cant get over the over-heating issues. I use a cooler master cooling pad with 3 fans but still prefer using an external keyboard against the hottish keypad on the laptop itself.
I've bounced back and forth from Dell and HP laptops for years now. As I insist on dedicated GPU I've had several laptop overheating experiences. But to date my HP's have had a higher failure (read:= melted in molten slag) rate.
However outside out that (and no blu-ray...why no blu-ray???) this is still a very decent deal for a laptop. Good performance in a compact chassis. And it's windows 7! Which is a big plus in my book. Of course I also have a full unlimited license Win7. Bought one the moment I heard 8 was coming out.
This is a great deal for anyone that needs a non-ultrabook new computer IMO. I've been using a Dell Studio 15 with 1080p, backlit keyboard, and only an i3 as my main productivity machine and its been amazing. (I do have a Zenbook Prime, a full out gaming machine, basement server, bedroom computer... and I find that I use the 15" 1080p more than anything, just a great form factor.)
Soooooo close to pulling the trigger with 15% shopdiscover cash back, but gotta wait for a 3rd gen i5 or i7 before I switch again
15% CB does not apply to groupon.
Display 15.6-inch diagonal Radiance Full HD Infinity LED-backlit display (1920 x 1080)
Our Envy 15 3040nr model ships with a 1920 x 1080 IPS "Radiance" LED backlit display with a good but not stand-out 250 nits of brightness. That's not to say the display is dim, far from it-- it's just not a super-bright display that's intended for outdoor viewing. As you'd expect from a gloss IPS display, it has very wide viewing angles, rich blacks and good contrast.
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OS: Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition (OC'd to 4.0 Ghz)
CPU COOLER: Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme
MOBO: Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5
GPU: Asus DirectCU II TOP Edition 7970
RAM: Corsair XMS3 8GB of DDR3 Dual Channel RAM @ 1333Mhz
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