Rated 5 out of 5Â by Meg1821 Great Gaming Capabilities
All i upgraded on this model was the gpu, i got the radeon 8750m discrete graphics. with the a8-5550m processor, It can run World of Warcraft on high, the elder scrolls online on high, pay day 2 on medium/high. All in all im super impressed. great buy, if you wanna game, this is the best option for the price 100%. It also shipped a day early, and arrived a day early.
July 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by 55HPUser55 Great Machine for the Price
Excellent laptop. It was a massive upgrade from my 6 year old dual core AMD processor HP. The fan is extremely quiet and positioned very well to keep cool air coming in. I went with the integrated graphics and the APU can handle 3D rendering for molecular dynamics with no problem. single/dual core tasks push the cores to turbo, but they don't heat up and maintain speed. Most applications I run can use all 4 cores leading to excellent performance. The battery life has been good(4-6 hours) and the build quality is very nice. The aluminum body helps keep the computer cool. Jury is still out on Windows 8
June 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Tech3 Great features, power, and looks
I went back and forth trying to decide which Envy 15 to buy. I ended up with the 15z - j100 that featured the A10 processor, 8 gigs of RAM, 1TB hard drive, and the backlit keyboard as upgrades. I am really happy so far, it will stream Pandora, download updates, surf the web, and Sync all at the same time. The stock graphics are really, really good extended to a 32" HD monitor, and with headphones the Beats audio shines. The only thing I would have liked to have is bluetooth, but for the price (640$), I'm not even complaining. It's easy enough to get an external DVD/CD drive to make up for this unit not having one, but most software is available for download these days. This is my nicest computer so far.
June 27, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5Â by cb72 keyboard and mouse difficult to use
The keyboard takes some getting used to. My wife doesn't want to use it. The keys are difficult for her to push. I have more trouble with the mouse. It is hard to depress and left click is only in one little corner. Try before you buy to see if it's right for you. The rest of the computer is well constructed and has good features.
June 17, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â by hmom don't buy save up or buy a better laptop
-backlit keyboard looks stunning
-the 1080p screens looks great
cons- WERE DO I EVEN START
The cpu reaches high loads on everyday tasks
when i go to game is reaches 100% load for about 5 minutes
the cooling is god awful 1 heat vent for a laptop with amd components really hp....
my gpu reaches 90c in games like league i cant even hold 30 fps solid in it because the card throttles from the heat...
the 6 gbs standard ram is awful the system took 4 of it from me when i purchased the pc forcing me to add more
the heat is now freezing my pc constantly i went to close spotify and it froze a simple execution should not freeze a $700 laptop hp
im thoroughly disappointed.i had high hopes for this laptop and everyone of those was let down after 3 or so months of ownership
i use a cm cooling pad which would cool my room but not keep this laptop cold even with a aluminium body.
hp if you read this fix this laptop it runs to hot and throttles to much your engineers should have saw this coming. add back vents or engineer a new method to cool it better it can not keep hitting 90c that hitting almost 200f that is beyond to hot that is a stock amd r9 290x
May 20, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by ohiostategirl Happy Buyer!
This laptop is very sleek and stylish. Its weight was a bit heavier than I wanted, but it's still light enough to use for travel to and from school (my main reason for purchase). The battery life is much better than my old HP and seems to last during the day with moderate internet usage. Windows 8.1 was something I was hesitant with but I love it, besides the fact that I am unable to use the tiles/start screen right now due to LAN proxy setting issues with internet explorer. I like that I can customize my start screen with the apps I want and use. The desktop view works just like previous Windows systems and was nice to have something familiar to me. The Beats audio sounds a bit better than my old laptop, but nothing spectacular in my opinion. I got the backlit keyboard option, and I think it's well worth the extra money. You can use your fingerswipe to login to your laptop, which is a cool little feature. No CD/DVD drive is built-in but it is easy to find cheap ones that work well. Overall, I am very pleased and recommend this laptop.
May 19, 2014