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|09-03-2012 08:18 PM|
|09-01-2012 12:21 PM|
|09-01-2012 12:06 PM|
That"s like calling an AMD based ULV notebook an ultrabook. Yes.......and no.
APU is an AMD term.
|08-31-2012 08:07 PM|
|08-31-2012 07:54 PM|
|EnzoFX||I'm confused, Staples site says promo ends 9/1, is that for the instant $150? Because this post says the $100 off for a student starts 9/2, which I don't see in the rebate (looks effective now to me).|
|08-30-2012 03:17 PM|
This is good enough for most people considering it. The tests when it "fails" are all cpu bound tests. Who's going to be decoding and doing heavy photoshop on this? If you are, then you probably aren't looking at this at all. This appears to be a gem because of it's graphics. That means it does light gaming. It seems to be on par with Intel's HD4000 at half the price of new Ivy Bridge intel ultrabooks. The fact that it's an Envy is also a bonus, better than your typical cheap laptop.
It is better than your cheap ivy bridge. The celeron version I think? The ones that don't have HD 4000. Also, it is better than previous gen's HD 3000 graphics. The cpu still isn't as good as those, but again, this isn't for someone that demands performance in cpu intensive applications.
|08-20-2012 01:30 PM|
|08-20-2012 06:00 AM|
17w Trinity > 17w Ivy
HD4000 sucks at the lower clocks on 17w parts. ULV is where APUs really shine.
|08-20-2012 05:56 AM|
It's a Piledriver-based core arch on a 17w APU. Of course it sucks at sythetics.
My Folio is "up to 9 hours" and I routinely get more.
|08-19-2012 11:16 PM|
The nice things about the hp envy 6 is that it is cheap, it is thin, it has a light up keyboard, and it is lighter than a normal 15 but it weights as much as a normal 13 or 14 inch laptop.
If size is not a factor sometimes we have an i3 2nd generation laptop of multiple brands go on sale for $330 to $370 which will have similar performance to this computer.
This is a value laptop, it is a good deal, but it still a value laptop
|08-19-2012 11:09 PM|
How they achieve the up to 9 hours mark is a standard test called mobilemark 2007 where they put the screen on the lowest brightness setting and effectively keep the laptop on just idling till it runs out of juice. This is a standard industry practice, yes it is nothing realistic about this test, but that is how they achieve that number. Mobilemark 2007 is about 25 to 50% off (most of the time about a third) compared to realistic real world scenarios since no one just keeps their laptop on with the screen on min brightness.
|08-19-2012 10:51 PM|
|miiikey31||how does this compare between the samsung series 9 with the xbox 360 for 1099 at the microsoft store? Im deciding between the two|
|08-19-2012 10:16 PM|
|burger96||Did anyone notice that the Staples spec shows 'up to 9 hours' with a 4 cell battery? What a load of crap.|
|08-19-2012 09:18 PM|
|jagace||not a gaming laptop.. this is your standard college student laptop.. infact, might be a good idea so you don't play games on it.. haha|
|08-19-2012 08:42 PM|
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