Customer Reviews for HP ENVY 15t Quad 1080p Laptop, Intel® Core™ i7-4700MQ 2.4GHz

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HP ENVY 15t Quad 1080p Laptop, Intel® Core™ i7-4700MQ 2.4GHz

LIMIT 1 QTY. PER ORDER. If you would like to purchase more than 1 HP computer (whether it be the same or different item#) you must place a separate order for 1 qty. each time. 2 HP computers placed on the same order subjects 1 order to cancellation. Purchase the computer and a FREE 1 Year Kaspersky Internet Security (1-User) download will be automatically added at checkout. The software download will be emailed to you. State law may require sales tax to be charged on the pre-discounted price if the product is subject to sales tax. Processor & Memory: 4th generation Intel® Core™ i7-4700MQ 2.4GHz 16GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm) Drives: 1TB 5400RPM Hard Drive External SuperMulti DVD Burner Operating System: Microsoft® Windows 8 (64-bit) Windows 8 is Beautiful, fast, and fluid Personalized: Make your Start Screen your personalized home for the things you care about.  Organize and customize it the way you want Connected: Now everything is in one place to share.  Integrate your online favorites – Facebook, Flickr, Hotmail, etc. – with content from your PC., such as photos and contacts Graphics & Video: 15.6-inch diagonal Full HD BrightView LED-backlit Display (1920x1080) 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M Communications: 802.11b/g/n WLAN Integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 connector)   HP TrueVision HD Webcam with Integrated Digital Microphone Audio: Beats™ audio Keyboard: Backlit Keyboard Ports: 4x SuperSpeed USB 3.0 1x HDMI 1x Headphone out/ Microphone-in combo jack Multi-Format Digital Media Card Reader Power Supply: 6-Cell Lithium-Ion Battery 65W AC adaptor Additional Information: Coolsense Included: Yes Dimensions: 14.94" W x 9.87" D x 0.66”~1.1” H Weight (Approximately):  4.81 lbs. ENERGY STAR Qualified
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39 of 52(75%)customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for HP ENVY 15t Quad 1080p Laptop, Intel® Core™ i7-4700MQ 2.4GHz
Review 1 for HP ENVY 15t Quad 1080p Laptop, Intel® Core™ i7-4700MQ 2.4GHz
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Location:MD
Date:August 17, 2013

Very Good Buy

Pros: great value, price, 1080p screen, backlit keyboard, decent audio, thin, fast
Cons: screen surface is not rugged - don't poke
Model Number: HP ENVY 15t Quad 1080p Laptop, Intel® Core™ i7-4700MQ 2.4GHz
"First of all, to make things clear, I am in the tech business with advanced understanding of PCs. Secondly, I do not review about what I would expect at $5K when I paid less than $1K.
That said, be aware that Costco sells two versions of this laptop bundle at 15.6" screen size - at $100 difference. The difference is caused by the bundling of Microsoft Office Home & Student Edition with the other model. I purchased w/o office for myself as I already have Office software license. Additionally, if you rather use free Office software, then save your $100 to have some fun with something else!
Now, about the laptop. This is a very good value. Not many models at Costco sell with 1080p screen resolution. I recommend never buy a laptop below that resolution. At some point you will regret it when you see how your screen becomes limited at a lower resolution. Usually, the market price of 1080p laptops with 16GB RAM and i7 Quad tends to be a lot higher than Costco price here.
Another point, only buy laptops with 12 GB or higher RAM. You will be able to use your laptop much longer with less slowdown. The market of machines and software keeps getting hungrier everyday for RAM. And you do not want to be obsolete that quickly.
When you get your laptop, get rid of HP marketing software installed - like shopping and hp+, they are useless. Actually, in this regard, Dell used be a lot worse (I have purchased only Dell in the last 12 years and this is the first time I broke the loyalty).
The availability of a USB charging port is nice. You can charge a USB powered device when the laptop is shut. For example, you can keep your iPhone, iPad or Android device plugged in the USB charging port.
The backlit keyboard is nice and I would recommend it for any laptop. It becomes invaluable when you actually need it in a dark situation.
The DVD optical drive comes as an external drive. You need to plug in when you need it. I consider this as a very good thing. Optical drives are becoming obsolete. There is no reason to carry around extra weight an bulk when I do not need that drive 99% of the time.
There is a small disadvantage for some users here - this is not a touch screen. I didn't need one. Therefore, if you need a touch screen find a similar model with that option. Remember that a touchscreen with 1080p display shoots the price through the roof usually. I care for the resolution much more than the touchy feeling (I have a tablets and phones with touch).
One another thing to be prepared for - this comes with Windows 8, the worst thing Microsoft ever created. However, that is not a problem for the computer. And you may just get used to the new and "enhanced" interface Microsoft created to help us! Most new computer models come with Windows 8. Therefore, this is not an issue for purchasing a specific model. If you want to avoid Windows 8, you can go buy a Mac (I personally don't like them, others do)."
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
Review 2 for HP ENVY 15t Quad 1080p Laptop, Intel® Core™ i7-4700MQ 2.4GHz
Rating
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Location:Las Vegas
Date:September 8, 2013

Screen issues

Cons: screen
Model Number: Envy 15t-j000
"First of all, I ordered this laptop on 8/19 and it was delivered on 9/5 (14 business days). I ordered after doing a lot of research and trying to get the "most bang for my buck". I was excited to get the 4th gen I7, 1080p resolution, 16gb ram, a 2gb Nvidia graphics card, along with a backlit keyboard and an external dvd drive. When I finally received the laptop and plugged it in, imagine my disappointment in finding a noticeable and prominent dark area on the bottom left hand side of the display. It is about 3.5 inches from the corner of the screen and it looks to me like the screen is not illuminated properly, and certainly not evenly.
I will be returning this to my local Costco and probably opt for the Lenovo Y510p, assuming that it is available again on the Costco website. It is frustrating to have waited so long only to receive a "defective" product. What's up with HP quality control?"
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 3 for HP ENVY 15t Quad 1080p Laptop, Intel® Core™ i7-4700MQ 2.4GHz
Rating
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Location:redmond, wa
Date:September 19, 2013

Excellent performance and design but....

Pros: resolution, full keyboard, performance, hard drive capacity
Cons: not a touch screen, fan is loud, battery life, not solid - protective cover for the screen, video card not as described, long delivery time, it is not prebuilt device - assembled upon purchas, touch pad designed with no click buttons
Model Number: 793036
"it comes with intel hd 4600 video card not NVIDIA 740 as described on Costco website.
when open laptop the logo GEFORCE is on the machine but there is a different video card built in - nothing to complaine about as GeForce is heavier and slower than hd 4600 but...it is still confusing though...
procs:
1.Excellent performance
2.absolutely great screen and resolution!
3.very comfy keyboard - buttons not such firm to press as other models
4.slim design
cons:
1.not a touch screen
2.external dvd drive
3.battery life only 3.5 hrs
4.noisy fan that started to work from the second minute of operation and never stopped -always on.
5.delivery time was almost 20 days - which does have indication of 'red assembly', or how it is currently named by Toshiba and HP "custom built" machine. from my experience 'red assembly' machine (assembled on fly) have less quality then prebuilt models.
unfortunately, i'll be returning this machine because of noise of the working fan - for 1100$ machine I expect better quality fan/air blow, internal dvddrive, touch screen.
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