Rated 1 out of 5Â by TerribleExperience Terrible run .away fast
The specs are great. The computer is the worst experience ever. Both the keyboard and the .mouse are erratic at best. It is so bad that even typing this message is a challenge. Definitely being returned.
August 8, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by ronnieron One nagging, irritating problem
Overall I think this computer s great. The problem is that word II wrote after "computer" and also after the word "word." The letter "i" on my keyboard regularly ether doesn't print at all, lke the words "eiither" or "like" in this sentence, or it types twice, as n the word "either" earler, or sometimes it prints three times. Only on occasion does it work properly. It is really irritating as iit forces me to go back and make corrections constantly, except for this review in which case I am lettiing it stand as it comes out.
August 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Hipkts HP products excellent as always!
HP has the best system for buying a new PC. When visiting the online store, you can figure out exactly what your preferences are and literally build your PC. Shopping at a big box store you can never find exactly the system you want, or the best price. Setup took all of 10 minutes, don't even need an instruction book, everything worked perfect, longest time spent was learning windows 8.1. I would recommend this over all others, we have several different PC,s with family and friends and HP seems to have the least problems, we have HP computers that are 8 and 10 years old and are still going strong, only reason to buy new was old windows XP systems that are no longer updated.
August 2, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Phil1938 Can't type...
You can't type without asinine popups ending your typing... If I wanted the window popups, I woud ask for it.... It's hard to type without touching the touch pad.... This causes BIG, BIG, BIG PROBLEMS... Would give it back if I could.... Hate 8.1 but getting use to it....
August 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Moiling Enjoying my New Envy...
I like this product, the Envy. The features on it are good even though I am still learning all about it.
So far so good.
July 30, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by SystemMan Good machine with solid performance
i7 with GTX 850m
1tb hybrid drive
Full HD monitor
Intel 802.11ac 2x2
Overall it is a great performing machine that has a nice look. I am disappointed with a small list of things.
1. The previous Envy 17â laptops had dual hard drive capabilities. This one does not and it is a huge pain to get to the internals as there is not any access hatches on the bottom. So my recommendation is if you want a SSD go ahead and get it put in from the factory. The SSD can be bought cheaper from other sources but the hassle of getting it installed is not worth scaring up the bezel. At minimum get the Hybrid drive, it performs well.
2. The keyboardâs keys have a soft spongy feedback. At times I felt like I pressed hard enough and got nothing and other times I pressed the key lightly and got multiple strokes. Itâs very inconstant.
3. The keyboard is black like the older models and not the attractive silver/gun metal displayed in the pictures. Also, near the speaker is the red beats audio logo, not the white as displayed in the pictures.
4. The Blu-ray writer is flimsy and just feels horribly cheap. However, it does perform very well burning and playing disks (CDs, DVD-DL, and Blu-Ray).
With that said I am happy with the machine but will wait a few months after a model comes out before I buy. I assumed this had the dual hard drive capabilities but couldnât find any hardware manuals for this machine at the time of purchase.
Gaming on this beast is pretty good. I run Skyrim on ultra with 1080 and Dragon Age on high as well without a stutter. I havenât tried any of the latest demanding games but I suspect they will run fine on lower settings.
I was a little hesitant with the i7 being dual core as I am a developer that uses Visual studio and Photoshop but compiling code and editing photos/creating graphics is an easy task for this machine.
July 28, 2014