Newegg.com - A great place to buy computers, computer parts, electronics, software, accessories, and DVDs online. With great prices, fast shipping, and top-rated customer service - once you know, you Newegg.
If you are reading this message, Please click this link to reload this page.(Do not use your browser's "Refresh" button). Please email us if you're running the latest version of your browser and you still see this message.
WarrantyBeyond any applicable Newegg return policy, this item is warranted independently by the product's Manufacturer or a Third party. Below is a summary provided for convenience only and may not be accurate or current.
Read full details.
This review is from: HP ENVY 17 17-3290NR Notebook Intel Core i7 3610QM (2.30GHz) 8GB Memory 1TB HDD 80GB SSD AMD Radeon HD 7850M 17.3" Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
Pros: * Roaringly fast CPU (for today..) * Gorgeous LCD; crisp+bright, good color reproduction, 0 bad pix for me. * Quiet fan (compared to many; not annoying) * Three simultaneously usable digital monitor outs (2 Displayport + HDMI ) - analog VGA sucks. This was critical for me & I'm happy! * ..no eSATA for legacy HD's ...but USB3->eSATA is just a cheap dongle away. :-) * Keyboard quite pleasant in use. Wierdly it seems the Function keys default to being 'laptop control' keys not F1..F12? Odd. * Multitouch pad is pretty good; two finger scroll is immediately great; however the button-click areas are not brilliantly designed. There is an HP tool for tweaking the touchpad zones etc which looks quite useful. * Three drive bays; 2x2.5" and an mSATA. mSATA bay is 6Gbps tested :-) , not checked the 2.5" bays but I heard they are III also. I doubt I'll ever run 3 drives but it's handy. * Easy to open! Access to 2.5" hard drives without screws, only 6 phillips to get to ram/mSATA/etc.
Cons: Very happy but... minor things... * 3D is a bit of a gimmick although quite nice on Google Earth. I see noticable flickering when it's on. I didn't buy this for the 3D and will rarely use it. It's not awe-inspiring. * 80gb SSD is not big enough for a system drive imho. Remember windows tends to put everything on C? You'll have several years of windows growing and likely most of your apps on there. I cloned+swapped this out for a 240GB as soon as I got the machine. Now I have 240GB C drive, and the original 1TB for media etc. * Battery not detachable .. however it's easy to replace if you need to, just need a torx screwdriver. You won't be doing this on the plane though. * Wanted 16GB ram so now I'm left with 2x4GB RAM sticks I don't need. Still, now that one can get 16GB for $75 I just laugh and rub my hands with glee.
Other Thoughts: * If you need conversion to DVI use "Sapphire Active Displayport->DVI adapter" ; a passive cable does not work properly for me, this one works fine. * mSATA port is SATA III 6gbps speedy niceness; I got 500MB/sec off my replacement SSD. Not confirmed the other two are SATAIII yet but the most important one is. * I recommend you swap the SSD for a larger mSATA 6GBPS unit (e.g. Mushkin Atlas). If you do this the old 80gb drive can be dropped into a 2.5" SATA bay with a cheap SYBA mini SATA adapter (works great).
So far I am completely happy.
For me this is a 'portable desktop' machine not something I will walk around with every day. If you are that person you may consider something smaller and lighter (e.g. 15" with less drive bays, no optical drive) unless you need the oomph and expandability this lappy offers you.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
Thanks for the valuable feedback you provided!
Through the Newegg EggXpert Review Program, Newegg invites its best reviewers, known as EggXperts, to post opinions about new and pre-release products to help their fellow customers make informed buying decisions.Click here for more details.
This item is eligible for Newegg Premier benefits. Are you a Newegg Premier Member? If not, sign up today and get:
Free 3-day-or-less shipping on eligible items, discounts on 2- or 1-day delivery
Free shipping on returns using labels available on our website
Data recovery can cost thousands of dollars. Being protected against data loss pays off.
Highest Success Rate
Experienced engineers an the most technically advanced certified ISO Class 5 Cleanroom have helped us maintain the highest data recovery success rate in the industry since 1985.
Unmatched Customer Service
Live U.S.-Based Data Recovery Advisors are available 24/7. 800.440.1904
Send It As A Gift!
Newegg’s gift-wrap service is the ideal solution for making your gift special!
Select your item as a gift, then add your message. Your gift will also be discreet with no prices being included on the packing slip.
Thank you for subscribing
Your request will be processed within the next 24 hours.
Please add "firstname.lastname@example.org" to your address book to ensure delivery.
Model Brand VIZIO Model CT14 A0 General Color
Silver Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium CPU Type Intel Core i3 3217U 1.8GHz Screen 14" Memory Size 4GB DDR3 Hard Disk 128GB SSD Graphics Card Intel HD Graphics 4000 Video Memory ...
Model Brand HP Series EliteBook Model 8440p General
Operating System Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit CPU Type Intel Core i5 520M 2.4GHz Screen 14.1" Memory Size 4GB Hard Disk 250GB Optical Drive DVD RW CPU CPU Type Intel Core i5 ...