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post #11 of 21
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Originally Posted by Limes View Post
HP Envys have Beats audio I think, depends on which two you are comparing. Hard to just tell from seperate groups.

Yes they have a similar metal casing, but the DVx assemble differently.

Trackpads on all HP laptops blow, so take that into account.
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Originally Posted by RAFFY View Post
I am looking to buy a laptop probably in august of this year. I leave for Denmark first week in September. So right now i am not looking to buy just doing my research and asking questions. I am looking at the business series right now, do i still get a student discount there? thats another thing i get student discounts on almost any laptop brand too.
If it helps, the Envy really isn't all that it's hyped up to be.
The trackpad was really the deal breaker,I really expected the it to be top notch but I can honestly say the thing SUCKS.

I don't know what HP was thinking when they designed it but the left/right click are embedded into the trackpad but the tap to open only functions when you tap above the l/r click, gestures are terrible and don't work nearly as flawless as you would think, the two finger scroll needs to be refined since I literally have to separate my finger quite far apart before the trackpad picks it up.

But in all fairness I really I have yet to find a laptop with a trackpad that rivals the ones found in the macbook/pro.
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post #12 of 21
My Envy 15 2nd gen runs like a champ
I haven't had an issue personally with the trackpad myself, but i usually use my notebook with a mouse anyway.

No heat issues with my Envy 15 either, but i don't have an i7 inside it.
post #13 of 21
My honest opinion, trash the idea for HP all together. Get on board with one of the nicer Sony Z series; Samsung QX,X series. I know asus has some metal chassis laptops too (P, PL, N series). I have seen, played with, and sold many envys, and honestly they just arent worth their cost to me....

EDIT: as many have stated, the track pad is annoying (to me). Some dont mind it, but for some reason most PC manufacturers cant manage to get it right when they build the buttons right in to the touch pad area, so that is one major fail on HP's part... And its not just on the Envy, many of the Pavilions and "high performance" laptops do the same...
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post #14 of 21
Disclaimer: I have not used the HP Envy. To each his own. Decide for yourself if the price is worth it.

Why not get a Macbook and install Windows? Frankly, it is hard to touch the build quality and battery life of the MBP. Plus the trackpad kicks ass. (That was the number one deal breaker for the Envy. I still cannot fathom why HP would go though all that trouble and then shaft one of THE most important parts of thing.) I know that there are better performing laptops, one with longer battery life, ones with similar build quality, but it really is hard to find a piece of hardware that is as well rounded as the MBP.

I cannot speak for the new MBP though, have not used it yet.
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post #15 of 21
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Ok exactly what i was looking for. Beats are on the DVx's (some) but in my opinion beats is a gimmick.

Im not the biggest fan of HP's at all but lots of people love them on here despite all the issues they have had in the recent years.
Beats only works with headphones, apart from that its pointless, the built in audio sounds fine anyway.

If your traveling, I suggest something that can hold a decent battery for a while, Macs, Toshiba Porteges and Thinkpads all have that ability.
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post #16 of 21
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Thanks for all the great comments. Basically you guys proved that my gut feeling about HP laptops was still true. Looks like a MBP is in my future due to battery life and build quality. But I really want a 1080p screen and only the 17" has it and thats way over priced. I wonder if I could write HP and apple and try and get a free laptop.
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Thanks for all the great comments. Basically you guys proved that my gut feeling about HP laptops was still true. Looks like a MBP is in my future due to battery life and build quality. But I really want a 1080p screen and only the 17" has it and thats way over priced. I wonder if I could write HP and apple and try and get a free laptop.
Doubt you will get a free laptop, but Apple also has student discount if you don't already know.
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post #18 of 21
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Doubt you will get a free laptop, but Apple also has student discount if you don't already know.
Hey you never know im going to write both and see if they would sponsor my trip with a laptop. Cant hurt to try, i doubt i will get anything but why not.
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There are plenty of laptops with 15.6" screens driving 1080p, most under $1000.
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I am looking to buy a laptop probably in august of this year. I leave for Denmark first week in September. So right now i am not looking to buy just doing my research and asking questions. I am looking at the business series right now, do i still get a student discount there? thats another thing i get student discounts on almost any laptop brand too.
http://www.overclock.net/mobile-comp...30w-700-a.html

Just found one on sale.
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