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HP ENVY TouchSmart 15-j052nr Laptop for $499 from MicrosoftStore.com, 15.6 inch touchscreen (720p), Intel Core i7-4700MQ, Intel HD Graphics 4600, 8GB RAM, 750 GB HDD, Windows 8

Pzark41 1,624 February 14, 2014 at 12:55 AM in Computers More Microsoft Store Deals
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15.6 in diagonal HD BrightView LED-backlit (1366 x 768)
Intel Core i7-4700MQ 2.40 GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 3.40 GHz
Intel HD Graphics 4600 with shared graphics memory
8GB DDR3 1600 MHz
750GB 5400 RPM HDD
Windows 8. Update to Windows 8.1 for free through the Windows Store.

*Keyboard is backlit
No Optical drive
Beats Audio quad speakers and two subwoofers
Ports: 4 USB 3.0 (1 with sleep and charge) • HDMI • Headphone output/Microphone input combo • RJ-45 (10/100/1000)
Battery: 6-cell lithium-ion (up to 7 hours)*
Weight: 5.62 lbs (2.54 kg)
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No need to reply to this post, but just posting the obvious for people that don't like to read more than two lines.. 1366 x 768 resolution on this laptop. Yucky
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Great config at this price.
Backlit keyes?
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Great config at this price.
Backlit keyes?
yupp Smilie

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/w...pOMsbziFMQ
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if theres no optical drive then 2 HDDs should already be installed. preferably one SSD.
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if theres no optical drive then 2 HDDs should already be installed. preferably one SSD.
For $500 you're dreaming. Or trolling...
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For $500 you're dreaming. Or trolling...
He's clearly trolling, this is a fantastic deal. I've been searching for a laptop for a friend and she just ordered one from Lenovo outlet that isn't even remotely as good as this.

Hopefully she can cancel in time. Do you know if this is available in-store as well?
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He's clearly trolling, this is a fantastic deal. I've been searching for a laptop for a friend and she just ordered one from Lenovo outlet that isn't even remotely as good as this.

Hopefully she can cancel in time. Do you know if this is available in-store as well?
I would think so. I was in a MS Store a couple of months ago and I remember seeing these HPs there. Also, every time I've been there, their online prices have reflected their in store prices and vice versa. But I would call before hand just to be sure.
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Quote from Pzark41 View Post :
I would think so. I was in a MS Store a couple of months ago and I remember seeing these HPs there. Also, every time I've been there, their online prices have reflected their in store prices and vice versa. But I would call before hand just to be sure.
Awesome. Obviously it would be beneficial if she could order it online because she could get 5% CB from Shop Discover, which helps account for tax.

I've never been to the new Microsoft store in Brentwood. Don't they offer a 5% or 10% student discount with your student ID? Would that apply to laptops like this as well?

Thanks in advance for your response. This a great deal and I sincerely hope it makes the front-page. Smilie
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Great price for the performance! Those who want it should grab it quick!
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Quote from TDMVP73 View Post :
Awesome. Obviously it would be beneficial if she could order it online because she could get 5% CB from Shop Discover, which helps account for tax.

I've never been to the new Microsoft store in Brentwood. Don't they offer a 5% or 10% student discount with your student ID? Would that apply to laptops like this as well?

Thanks in advance for your response. This a great deal and I sincerely hope it makes the front-page. Smilie
They offer a 10% off student discount with your student ID but I don't believe it stacks with items already on sale unfortunately.
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5.7 pounds. Wow
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Quote from Pzark41 View Post :
For $500 you're dreaming. Or trolling...
Quote from TDMVP73 View Post :
He's clearly trolling, this is a fantastic deal. I've been searching for a laptop for a friend and she just ordered one from Lenovo outlet that isn't even remotely as good as this.

Hopefully she can cancel in time. Do you know if this is available in-store as well?

Im not doing either actually. At 15.6, it should have a 2nd SATA bay open at the very least.

IF this were 14" and below then okay, one SATA bay, but at this size, it should have 2 SATA bays. Preferably THREE!

Sidenote, great price and I wish i didnt just spend $100 on games and $400 on phones this month or i would have considered this buy and raced ahead of my August-December 2014 dates to upgrade my current laptop.
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Im not doing either actually. At 15.6, it should have a 2nd SATA bay open at the very least.

IF this were 14" and below then okay, one SATA bay, but at this size, it should have 2 SATA bays. Preferably THREE!

Sidenote, great price and I wish i didnt just spend $100 on games and $400 on phones this month or i would have considered this buy and raced ahead of my August-December 2014 dates to upgrade my current laptop.
If you want 2 SATA bays, you should look for a laptop that isn't as thin as this one is or a 17 inch model. That's probably why there's only 1 SATA bay and no optical drive. Look at the pictures from the side (LINK [digitalrivercontent.net]), it's looks like it's slanting down and thinner at the end near the touchpad, which is probably why they didn't include a second bay.

Unfortunately, all of these manufacturers decided to stop putting optical drives in their 15.6" models and making them as slim as possible even if they aren't "Ultrabooks". Oftentimes, they sacrifice expandability (SATA bays) and sometimes practicality. I can appreciate that a lot of people don't always use the CD/DVD/Blu-ray drive, but I think eliminating it is a mistake. That's why I personally tend to go for the 17 inch models because they still have them. I'd rather carry around the extra weight and always an optical drive with me (to burn movies, music, etc.) than have to carry an external everywhere, and risk kicking it off the bed and possibly damaging my USB ports.

However, even with that said, comparing this to past deals, it's pretty damn solid laptop for the price.
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Quote from Pzark41 View Post :
http://www.microsoftstore.com/sto....291670300

Specs

15.6 in diagonal HD BrightView LED-backlit (1366 x 768)
Intel Core i7-4700MQ 2.40 GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 3.40 GHz
Intel HD Graphics 4600 with shared graphics memory
8GB DDR3 1600 MHz
750GB 5400 RPM HDD
Windows 8. Update to Windows 8.1 for free through the Windows Store.

*Keyboard is backlit
No Optical drive
Beats Audio quad speakers and two subwoofers
Ports: 4 USB 3.0 (1 with sleep and charge) • HDMI • Headphone output/Microphone input combo • RJ-45 (10/100/1000)
Battery: 6-cell lithium-ion (up to 7 hours)*
Weight: 5.62 lbs (2.54 kg)
This is a huge deal...anyone complaining about storage needs to look again. 8GB memory, 750GB AND i7? Crazy Slick spec for this price IMO!

The only thing that worries me is HP....I vowed never to touch another one after reflowing my Pavillion DV twice just month after my one year warrantee expired before I pitched it......has the QC at HP gotten any better? I'd hate to go through that motherboard repair experience again.
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