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bdubs007 08-19-2012 12:06 PM

HP Envy 6-1010us $500 + get $100 Visa GC Back at Staples B&M (students only)
 
Just picked up the HP Envy 6 Sleekbook for $550-$50 rebate with a $100 GC at Staples. I haven't seen this posted with the updated price.
Basically it comes out to $400 for a new laptop. It also comes with a free Windows 8 Rebate (so there are 3 rebates total involved).
It might not be the best for performance, but its pretty slim and does the job.

http://weeklyad.staples.com/Stapl...neakpeek=N

Product Details

HP ENVY 6-1010us The everyday entertainment heavyweight!

The HP Envy 6-1010us is a Staples Windows 7 Select PC representing the best in design, mobility and performance. It's highly fashionable and surprisingly light, considering it's the only 15.6" HD large screen notebook with tons of video memory, Beats Audio™, dual speakers and built-in subwoofer. Your movies, games and multimedia won't just look amazing, they'll sound amazing too. Take portable entertainment to the next level with the HP Envy 6.

Next Gen AMD A6-4455M Accelerated 2.1GHz 1MB L2 Cache Processor
4GB DDR3 SDRAM Installed Memory, Expandable to 16GB
500GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
15.6" Diagonal HD BrightView LED-backlit Display (1366 x 768)
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium simplifies your life and when you Buy Microsoft Office 2010, you can experience new ways to deliver your best work
1 Year Limited Warranty
Specifications

Windows 7 Select PC Yes
Laptop Style Sleekbook
Laptop Battery Type 4-cell Lithium-ion
Laptop Hard Drive Capacity 500GB
Bluetooth Compatibility Yes
Laptop Display Type Diagonal HD Brightview LED-backlit
Laptop Memory Expandable 16GB
CPU Cache 1MB L2
Laptop Processor Speed 2.1GHz
Laptop Processor Type AMD A6-4455M Accelerated
Laptop Color Midnight Black
Laptop Screen Size 15.6"
Laptop Operating System Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Laptop Extra Features Multi-touch Gesture Touchpad
Laptop Optical Drive N/A
Laptop Memory Type DDR3
Laptop Memory RAM 4GB
Laptop Use Professional
Laptop Hard Drive Speed 5400RPM
Laptop Battery Life Up to 9 Hours
Laptop Webcam Built in HP HD Webcam
Laptop Audio Beats Audio with Subwoofer
Laptop Network Card 802.11 b/g/n
Media Card Reader Multi Format Digital Media Card Reader
Video Graphics Memory 2036MB
Laptop Video Graphics AMD Radeon HD 7500G Discrete Class
Laptop Hard Drive Type SATA
Laptop Other ports 1 x HDMI, 1 x RJ-45, 1 x Headphone, 1 x Microphone
Laptop Warranty 1 Year
Laptop Weight 4.75lbs
Laptop Dimensions (L x W x H) 14.72" x 9.95" x 0.78"
Laptop Refurbished No
Laptop USB Slots 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0

taytron09 08-19-2012 01:25 PM

I would save my money and buy a macbook pro.

xenidus 08-19-2012 01:28 PM

Tempting tempting. My envy 14 that I sold was a pretty nice computer...

vinfinite 08-19-2012 01:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by taytron09 (Post 52579812)
I would save my money and buy a macbook pro.

Lol why not save even more and get a retina...?

xSeongminx 08-19-2012 01:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by taytron09 (Post 52579812)
I would save my money and buy a macbook pro.

Which by the way, costs 2 times as much as this laptop (without even the Staples gift card into consideration).

poo 08-19-2012 01:34 PM

17W Trinity (dual-core :( ) for $400 is pretty good.

Senator133 08-19-2012 01:34 PM

Whys that Tay because $400 is almost a MacBook pro?

MaxKohl 08-19-2012 01:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by taytron09 (Post 52579812)
I would save my money and buy a macbook pro.

Why not save up some more to buy 50% of Apple's shares? Because that's only 10,000 more expensive. Surely one would save up for that, right?

dadueler 08-19-2012 02:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by taytron09 (Post 52579812)
I would save my money and buy a macbook pro.

What an idiotic comment.
Typical " it's inferior because it's cheaper because it's a PC..." attitude.

This thing is actually really well priced for the specs and for some would make a great (and affordable) laptop...

firebirdx01 08-19-2012 03:13 PM

I was going to jump on this but the reviews (really it was the benchmarks on this device) kind of killed it for me. PCMark07 - 1361!!! Here's a sample one:

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2...998,00.asp

stasis 08-19-2012 03:17 PM

2.1GHz AMD cpu kills it

taytron09 08-19-2012 03:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vinfinite (Post 52579858)
Lol why not save even more and get a retina...?

I already have a macbook pro, so very unlikely.

Quote:

Originally Posted by xSeongminx (Post 52579866)
Which by the way, costs 2 times as much as this laptop (without even the Staples gift card into consideration).


Thats why you should save money until you have enough.

taytron09 08-19-2012 03:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dadueler (Post 52581032)
What an idiotic comment.
Typical " it's inferior because it's cheaper because it's a PC..." attitude.

This thing is actually really well priced for the specs and for some would make a great (and affordable) laptop...

It's cheaper because it sucks. When did I ever compare bt. PC and Mac?
I know that attitude I get when ppl put words in my mouth is "STFU".

fyu 08-19-2012 03:47 PM

troll alert

xBabax 08-19-2012 03:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by taytron09 (Post 52581808)
It's cheaper because it sucks. When did I ever compare bt. PC and Mac?
I know that attitude I get when ppl put words in my mouth is "STFU".

Your wrong trayvon. This is a pretty good budget laptop with a thin design. You can get way better laptops for more money but this is good enough for almost everyone

Ricanlegend 08-19-2012 05:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vinfinite (Post 52579858)
Lol why not save even more and get a retina...?

Why not even save more and more money and choose between buying a lamborghini or A bugatti lol

FreeCake 08-19-2012 08:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ricanlegend (Post 52583416)
Why not even save more and more money and choose between buying a lamborghini or A bugatti lol


Why not save even more and buy a Mars Rover. But seriously we need a consolidated thread for all these staples laptop deals.

jacure 08-19-2012 08:22 PM

Who wants a scrapbook? PC all day!lol

zeth006 08-19-2012 08:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by taytron09 (Post 52579812)
I would save my money and buy a macbook pro.

Quote:

Originally Posted by vinfinite (Post 52579858)
Lol why not save even more and get a retina...?

And pay just $700 more while excluding the $100 GC. Oh heck, why not pay another $600 and get the one with the retina display? It's only $1,300 more than this $500 notebook. If you're not willing to pay such a pittance, that means you're poor!


Gotta love fanboys. :shake:

zeth006 08-19-2012 08:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by taytron09 (Post 52581808)
It's cheaper because it sucks. When did I ever compare bt. PC and Mac? I know that attitude I get when ppl put words in my mouth is "STFU".

Quote:

Originally Posted by fyu (Post 52582004)
troll alert

More like the village idiot somehow escaped his cage. I'm sure his village will be calling and telling us they (don't) want him back.

Quote:

Originally Posted by xBabax (Post 52582198)
You're wrong trayvon. This is a pretty good budget laptop with a thin design. You can get way better laptops for more money but this is good enough for almost everyone

And I agree with you completely. This is perfectly fine as a basic school machine. It's thin, it's portable, it does what it's designed to do, on top of being very easy on the eyes. Plus it's priced competitively. Most students can't afford to pay for a Macbook Pro without taking out more loans or digging into their finite savings...which is unfortunately what many students do anyway.


But I have to wonder whether your spelling of his name was accidental. :scratch:

DCheeseDanish 08-19-2012 08:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by taytron09 (Post 52579812)
I would save my money and buy a macbook pro.


See now I would get the $500 laptop, and several gallons of hershey's mint moose track ice cream and would end up happier.

dvast8n 08-19-2012 09:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by xBabax (Post 52582198)
Your wrong trayvon. This is a pretty good budget laptop with a thin design. You can get way better laptops for more money but this is good enough for almost everyone


Quote:

Originally Posted by zeth006 (Post 52586810)

But I have to wonder whether your spelling of his name was accidental. :scratch:

I caught the name change too but Tay Zonday [youtube.com] came to mind first.

OP - Good deal post!

blackblaze 08-19-2012 09:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by taytron09 (Post 52579812)
I would save my money and buy a macbook pro.

Quote:

Originally Posted by vinfinite (Post 52579858)
Lol why not save even more and get a retina...?

why not save a little more and buy a used motorcycle, they are not that far apart :lol:

DennisDo 08-19-2012 09:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by taytron09 (Post 52579812)
I would save my money and buy a macbook pro.

Thinking of getting an Air. Thanks for the recommendation though.

jagace 08-19-2012 10:18 PM

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

burger96 08-19-2012 11:16 PM

Did anyone notice that the Staples spec shows 'up to 9 hours' with a 4 cell battery? What a load of crap.

miiikey31 08-19-2012 11:51 PM

how does this compare between the samsung series 9 with the xbox 360 for 1099 at the microsoft store? Im deciding between the two

Roland00 08-20-2012 12:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by burger96 (Post 52589088)
Did anyone notice that the Staples spec shows 'up to 9 hours' with a 4 cell battery? What a load of crap.

It gets 5 hours and 41 minutes on battery with cnet's video playback test which is a pretty respectable number.

http://www.cnet.com/laptops/hp-en...027-2.html

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.

Roland00 08-20-2012 12:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by miiikey31 (Post 52589810)
how does this compare between the samsung series 9 with the xbox 360 for 1099 at the microsoft store? Im deciding between the two

Best case scenario for the amd is the samsung's i5 is 50% faster, in many circumstances the samsung is twice as fast. The samsung has a ssd which means it will boot up in about 20 secs or less and programs will load about a third of the time. The samsung has performance the hp envy 6 does not.

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

Dillweed 08-20-2012 06:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by firebirdx01 (Post 52581436)
I was going to jump on this but the reviews (really it was the benchmarks on this device) kind of killed it for me. PCMark07 - 1361!!! Here's a sample one:

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2...998,00.asp


It's a Piledriver-based core arch on a 17w APU. Of course it sucks at sythetics.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Roland00 (Post 52590202)
It gets 5 hours and 41 minutes on battery with cnet's video playback test which is a pretty respectable number.

http://www.cnet.com/laptops/hp-en...027-2.html

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.


My Folio is "up to 9 hours" and I routinely get more.

Dillweed 08-20-2012 07:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Roland00 (Post 52590442)
Best case scenario for the amd is the samsung's i5 is 50% faster, in many circumstances the samsung is twice as fast. The samsung has a ssd which means it will boot up in about 20 secs or less and programs will load about a third of the time. The samsung has performance the hp envy 6 does not.

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


17w Trinity > 17w Ivy

HD4000 sucks at the lower clocks on 17w parts. ULV is where APUs really shine.

campsmith 08-20-2012 02:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dvast8n (Post 52587112)
I caught the name change too but Tay Zonday [youtube.com] came to mind first.

OP - Good deal post!

Yeah, good deal.

EnzoFX 08-30-2012 04:17 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.

EnzoFX 08-31-2012 08:54 PM

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).

Bitech 08-31-2012 09:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dillweed (Post 52594106)
17w Trinity > 17w Ivy

HD4000 sucks at the lower clocks on 17w parts. ULV is where APUs really shine.

Intel's CPUs are technically APU's also.

Dillweed 09-01-2012 01:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bitech (Post 52896520)
Intel's CPUs are technically APU's also.


That"s like calling an AMD based ULV notebook an ultrabook. Yes.......and no.

APU is an AMD term.

kuvari 09-01-2012 01:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by taytron09 (Post 52579812)
I would save my money and buy a macbook pro.


Agree... !!

HermitDash 09-03-2012 09:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kuvari (Post 52908264)
Agree... !!

Disagreed. There's limitations on MACs.


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