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|10-16-2012 07:25 PM|
Yeah I think the 1049 price is over?
Anyone able to get the original price?
|10-15-2012 05:23 PM|
|czgu||How come I cannot get this price?|
|10-13-2012 12:37 PM|
|10-11-2012 08:03 PM|
|10-11-2012 05:58 PM|
|10-11-2012 05:32 PM|
If you plan on playing newer games on your laptop, get the Envy 17 - its HD 7850 is far better than the GT 630 in the DV7 and even better than the upgraded 650 (which costs $125 more).
If having a VGA port is important to you, the DV7tqe is a better choice. If having 4 (instead of 3) USB 3 ports and 2 (instead of 0) displayports is more important to you, get the Envy.
Both laptops have 2 RAM DIMMs and 2 hard drive slots plus an mSATA slot, and come with blu-ray players and fast i7-3610s.
If customer service is important to you - don't get an HP, since their poor customer service is legendary.
Overall, both are pretty nice machines. I prefer the Envy 17 (non-3D) for the GPU, build quality, excellent speakers, and good battery life.
|10-11-2012 03:11 PM|
|10-11-2012 02:54 PM|
|mnvikings11||Thanks I just saved me another $215.|
|10-11-2012 08:46 AM|
|10-11-2012 02:57 AM|
At any rate, 3D issue or not, this is the chepest I have seen of the Envy line. a good deal if you were looking into the 17 inch high-performance market. It's important to understand, however, that you are paying a premium for superior build quality, nice design, surprising thinness for such a packed laptop, probably the best built-in laptop spekaers, etc. -- which does not show in the specs list but matters. I have owned a few large desktop replacement laptops, and build quality really matters; you don't want your hinges squeaking and screws coming apart and the computer coming into inexplicable sudden crash and so on. Aluminum alloy chassis is better than plastic not for show but for durability, among other things.
Oh, and contrary to what the other poster said, this machine uses TN panel, not IPS. IPS panels were offered for the Envy 15 line some time ago, not 17. Still, the screen is pretty gorgeou imo.
Here's a pretty detailed review for the machine.
As another poster said, as long as (of course, you cannot discount the possbility that you might get unlucky) you get an error-free Envy, this really is a nice deal.
|10-11-2012 02:44 AM|
Potential Issues with 3D Version
I would warn against the 3D version. I see that the thread includes a brief warn against the unswitchable graphics, but this is an issue that deserves more than such a cursory reference..
The idea is that the discreet graphics never switches to the integrated Intel HD 4000 and therefore eats significantly into battery life in ordinary use. With integrated graphics, the laptop would run just about 4 and a half hours under normal usage in medium light settings, but with discreet, you'd be lucky to get two and a half. For those who intend to use this as a productivity machine in workplace setting, reduced functionality of battery life tradeoff is likely not worth a 3D feature that will rarely be used. As far as my knowledge goes(borrowed really from the poster in the link above) HP has not rectified this issue and continues to sell this laptop.
A similar configuration without 3D is available at a similar price. I would advise looking into those, unless the reduced battery life does not concern you much. As for me, I would be wary, especially with a built-in battery that cannot be removed and therefore will continue losing its charge as years pass.
|10-11-2012 01:18 AM|
Well, One time of mishap I can understand and could be counted as unlucky. But every single "premium" laptops I got turned into nightmare; that's something majorly wrong with the brand.
|10-10-2012 11:08 PM|
Why ASUS doesn't deserve your business. .
I went through 2 laptops (both were HP Pavilion manufactured last year) and they both worked real well. And they were both refurbished.
So the next time you get a laptop be sure to get a used/refurbished one, because they've been tested by the manufacturer or a user and guaranteed to work, and they're cheaper. You're just another victim to bad luck/customer service.
|10-10-2012 10:47 PM|
|10-10-2012 10:40 PM|
fyi, there was a refurbished vaio ultra book a two weeks ago for 750 with 2 256gb ssds on raid.
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