Rated 5 out of 5Â by Hcamper input on Envy 17t touch
little heavier than hoped for but far lighter than 5 years ago. Battery extended life model is easily replaceable many high end units are not. wish screen was swivel but not deal breaker. Paid for the upgrade on screen resolution and blue ray burner player, well worth while. sales did not point out few dollars for wifi upgrade to new ac to get max speed from new routers and 105 Mps cable speed. well worth while. Lighted key pad should be standard on all laptops makes it very enjoyable at low light environment. If someone is next to you trying to sleep or enjoy a tv show they are not bothered by bright lights in whole room so you can type. copy of soft ware for 20 is also reasonable investment if it crashes. added 32 gb hard drive solid state that allows operating system to be loaded in seconds and you are off and using. well worth while. Touch screen is real plus, wish they made a protector for it, or gorilla glass. Color was platinum but some may like diversity, only a suggestion. Cost of carry bag way over anything you can pick up at box store and better quality. Over all good choice and many phone offers not on store version that make the short wait worth while. Stayed in touch till delivery, nice touch.
September 10, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Terry098 Bought and returned two
On the first one, the fingerprint scanner didn't work. Returned that for another that didn't turn on. Returned that one too. After returning the second one, I felt lucky to just have my money back.
September 5, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by SummitXTC Great Computer at a Great Price.
I ordered this computer originally because a friend of mine works for HP. I was at first apprehensive after reading all the complaints online. I can now say, first hand, that the complaints are either just plain wrong, user error, or maliciuous.
The screen is as good and clear as any other laptop, not one dead pixel. The keyboard feels solid and does not bend or flex. The backlit keyboard is superior to most others I have used. The case is a light metal (aluminium?) not plastic. The hinges look and feel solid. I bought the i7 dual core with the nVidia graphics processor with windows 8.1 pro. It's fast, much faster than my windows 7 machine. Still not a fan of that wannabe phone GUI, but luckily the desktop is only a click away.
Being a 17 inch, it's not all that portable. Hard to find a good carry bag that it will fit into well. It's also a little on the heavy side. The biggest con though is it does get a little warm. Playing WOW with the settings mostly maxed out, my CPU monitioring software measures the core temps to both be about 78C (understand also that I have a laptop cooler with three moveable fans that my machine rests on while I play). Just surfing the internet or watching a movie my core temps clock in around 55 or so (again, this is on the laptop cooler). Another con was that while I wanted a quad core but had to have a better than Intel graphics card, HP doesn't offer the nVidia graphics with a quad core on the Envy touch. The other annoying thing is that is comes loaded (like a cell phone) with a bunch of software (bloatware) that I will never use. WildTangent games?!?, a few years ago this registered as a virus by most scanners and adware programs, I guess they are a legit company now, but I will NEVER trust them.
I don't think you will find a machine as loaded or as nicely designed as the Envy for anywhere near the price that HP offers the Envy. A friend bought an Alienware with comparable stats for more than twice the price and .... mine can do everything his can!!! The Envy Touchsmart 17 is a steal. Don't let the bogus naysayers of Win8 turn you away. If you need a computer now, this is the one I would recommend because it's the best of both worlds - good power for a low price. I would have given it 5 stars if it had a quad core with nVidia graphics option.
September 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by rettamtnodti So far it's great....
I have a 17T-j153. And other than wishing I had gotten a 7200 hard drive. I am very happy. Can do so much with this. And fast. And fun,,,,I like win 8.1 also. Fun Fun Fun.....
I was a bit afraid with some of the reviews. But when it came down to it. It seems some had just gotten a lemon. Which can happen to any of us. But I think should something happen HP will back it up.
So far only problem is with IE. Sometimes it locks up on my email. I have to reboot if on desktop browser. If on starter browser though I can just open another tab and retry site. Seems to work that way. It may or may not have something to do with the use of simplepass (finger print log on).
September 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by ATLMDeliso Fantastic Machine
After 11 years with my HP Pavillion DV3000 , I had to get a new laptop for school. After researching the competition, you cant beat this machine. The 17" is big . I love it!! The fingerprint scanner works great and makes logging in so easy. Check out the neoprene bag from mobill edge and you are set!!! This is a great desktop replacement and a larger than usual laptop for on the go. Overall you cant beat the specs for the price!! GET ONE NOW!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE my new HP ENVY!!!
September 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Jazzie Worth the price...
If you are searching for a laptop to buy I recommend this one (i.e. HP Envy 17t). The display is beautiful and the responsiveness of the computer is excellent. The laptop is literally ready to go right out of the box.There are a few things I would change (if I could) like the small up-down/left-right navigation buttons and an AC plug that could be a bit more secure, but these things are very minor. Overall, its a smart buy and one that you won't be sorry in purchasing.
August 22, 2014