Rated 5 out of 5 Fastest Computer I have ever purchased!
Wow, where do I begin! I was searching for a new computer from HP for some time, just could not find one to suit. The HP Envy 700 - 215xt was perfect to start, with some additions to speed it up.
I added the Intel core I7-4790 processor, 16GB mSATA SSD cache and the 4GB Nvidia GeForce GT640 graphics card, these items did the trick, especially the SSD on start up, up and running in about 45 seconds. the graphics card allows faster game play on a couple of games I have loaded, what a difference.
August 29, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 So far so good
I am an average user with 18 plus years on computers. I have had my new computer for about a month. The speed is excellent and the quietness is unbelievable. The only problem I have had so far is that the front panel sliding dust door vibrates and makes a vibrating buzzing sound; similar to hair clippers. As my tower is right near me on my desk, this can be quite a pain. I believe it is because the door does not go all the way up and stay there. When I put the door up it slides back down about a 1/16 to 1/8 inch. The door, I think, is a little too heavy for just a door on a track design, so it slips a little. It needs a locking system to keep it up in place better. I can only imagine after time and use it may get worse. It does not buzz all the time but it will start sooner or later. I also do not have any idea what may start the vibration. When it does start vibrating it will not stop unless you hold the door all the way up or put it completely down. Holding the door up with one hand and typing etc does not work to well (tried tape it didn't work). I now open the door all the way to the bottom & leaving it open when it begins to vibrate, the vibration will stop. The point is that I should not have to do that on a nearly a grand computer and the dust door is useless if I have to leave it open. I do not know if anyone else has had this problem or if I am the only one that has a gremlin with a vibrator in my computer. I will say that other than the gremlin, the quietness of this computer will make you believe your tower is in another room.
August 29, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 undecided
Sorry to say I have had nothing but problems, it freezes up and crashes. I have had to obtain technical support. Not sure yet if I will return the PC.
August 29, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by BenBB Good compromise
I'm replacing a 3.5-year-old Hp Pavillion and this Envy is only marginally better in terms of performance. I was a little disappointed there were no options for an SSD at all, or larger PSU, or better video card (the next model up offers a GTX 765 I think, but the price was exorbitant). That said the overall package seems fairly well built (QC or assembly either didn't test the video card or didn't use the HDMI like was sent with mine because I had to reseat the video card just to get a signal on initial boot), and performance is decent. Hopefully this unit will be reliable and serve us until Windows 9 comes out and stabilizes in a year or two.
August 25, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â by dm2700 too early to tell, have had problems
I eagerly anticipated this new tower. The helpful sales people at HP touted it as one of the top units due to the processor and such. After set up, it locked up.I had to restart multiple times the first couple of days. This was very frustrating . With further use, it appears windows updates alleviated some but not all of the lock up problems. Still too early to tell how I feel about this machine. So far, I am disappointed. But things are looking up.
August 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Binny Great performance
For a student or a home multimedia this has all the features one needs.
It's pretty expandable and the price is right.
August 22, 2014