- Intel Core i5 3rd Gen 3317U (1.70 GHz)
- 8 GB Memory 32 GB SSD 500 GB HDD
- Intel HD Graphics 4000
- 14" 1366 x 768
- Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
- 13.39" x 9.28" x 0.78" 3.86 lbs.
Nice upgrade over my HP netbook 07/22/2013
This review is from: HP ENVY 4-1050ca (B5T11UAR#ABL) Intel Core i5 3rd Gen 3317U (1.70 GHz) 8 GB Memory 32 GB SSD 500 GB HDD Intel HD Graphics 4000 14" 1366 x 768 Notebook Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
Light weight, thinner than my HP netbook and very responsive. The mSATA is great when used as a cache (need to use the Intel software to do this in Windows). CPU supports AES and the turbo core feature is great. Haven't notice it hang once.
International keyboard, left shift key is short, enter key is shaped differently. Did't quite notice this from the pictures. There is a US model of this available but didn't have 8 GB of RAM. Ordered a US keyboard to replace it.
Not going to dock an egg for that. I should have paid better attention.
In hindsight I should have went with the US model and just upgraded the RAM. I used the mSATA cache setup for a little bit and it made a noticeable difference in performance when using the stock mechanical drive. Got a 128 GB Samsung SSD as I intended to dual boot Windows and Linux. Windows 7 is running on the 128 GB SSD and Linux Mint is on the 32 GB mSATA. Replacing the mechanical drive also made the palm rest, above the HDD, cooler. Didn't see a way to make the mSATA the first boot device but that is not a big problem when using GRUB or another boot loader.
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