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Opinion on the Envy


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#1 jboland17

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 08:57 AM

Can anyone give a recommendation on the HP Envy 17-3070NR ? Looking at that or the HP dv6t-7000.
 

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 09:17 AM

I dont have much experience with that specific model, but overall Ive been rather impressed with HP laptops-have owned and resold several over the years without any problems whatsoever.

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 10:22 AM

Ok. Just hoping someone can add some info on which is better.

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 11:56 AM

well perhaps you could provide a link to both? im not finding those particular model numbers on newegg. If I could see the specs I could probably give a better opinion.

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 03:01 PM

Sure. This is the Envy: http://www.amazon.com/HP-17-3070NR-17-3-Inch-Laptop-Silver/dp/B006YD6Q78

and this is the HP dv6t-7000: http://www.amazon.com/HP-dv6t-7000-generation-i7-3610QM-Processor/dp/B007ZJ3JL6/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1339444811&sr=1-1&keywords=HP+dv6t-7000

The only other laptop I've considered is the HP dv7-6c90us: http://www.amazon.com/HP-dv7-6c90us-17-3-Inch-Screen-Laptop/dp/B006OEVXTI/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&coliid=I1U39620DUA509&colid=10TBTQGKM8CV5

Thanks for the help. My knowledge of these things is limited.

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 03:57 PM

Then performance wise, the envy would be my choice. Memory and storage not much difference, CPU wise, the dv6 (second choice) has the better CPU, but only slightly. the envy and the last one on the list both have 17 inch screens, and better graphics then your second choice, with the envy having the best graphics of all three. I would say the one I would go with is the envy, best bang for your buck-solid processor and the best graphics.

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 05:58 PM

Thanks Patriot! I'm the worst at making these decisions alone because I feel like I'll never make the right choice. I love the screen on the Envy and the system should meet my needs.

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 09:23 PM

This is weird. I also found the Envy on Amazon listed here. Is this the same laptop? http://www.amazon.com/HP-ENVY-17-3090NR-Laptop-Silver/dp/B006WQ5W9K/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 09:49 PM

Envy is a line of laptops, we have one at work with the biometric reader (unused) and blah, blah, blah (yeah thats exactly how much of it we use) all I know about it is this its a i5, 15", with 8GB of RAM and Cummins InSite Bendix, Meritor, and IH programming on it. Not overly impressed with the system but the environment there is different then where most sane people use normal laptops (High Dust, high electromagnetic pluses, temps range from -10 to 110F).

The fact that it works 75% of the time there amazes me. If the printer would work at 10% of the time we'd be golden but HP isnt known for making great printers.....


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Posted 12 June 2012 - 01:24 AM

You should check out the HP Envy 14 Spectre which is there latest model and it is one hell of durable thing!

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 08:34 AM

You should check out the HP Envy 14 Spectre which is there latest model and it is one hell of durable thing!


How does that Envy 14 compare to the 17 I listed above?

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 08:37 AM

Looks like it's got an i5 instead of an i7 and has less GB.

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 09:07 AM

If that 17 Envy is too much machine for me, which Envy is the next best?

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 09:20 AM

the envy you were lookin at is still the better laptop-the 14 inch killer suggested has a smaller screen, weaker processor, the graphics card is far weaker and the hard disc is smaller. The only advantage is the hard drive is a solid state drive-which means it will take a bit more of a beating, but thats about it, if I were you I would stick with the 17 inch envy, I think it will be a better laptop in the long run, and if you really want a SSD you can upgrade to one at a future date.

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 09:24 AM

My friend showed me his Consumer Reports site based on the type of laptop I'm looking for and the HP Pavilion dv7-7012nr was the highest rated. How does that compare to the HP Envy 17?




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