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HP ENVY 15.6" Core i7 TouchSmart Laptop

Speed to First Woot:
14m 29.660s
First Sucker:
davebra
Last Wooter to Woot:
Mechrya
Last Purchase:
5 months ago
Order Pace (rank):
Top 42% of Woot.com Woots
Top 25% of all Woots
Woots Sold (rank):
Top 17% of Woot.com Woots
Top 13% of all Woots

Purchaser Experience

  • 28% first woot
  • 11% second woot
  • 28% < 10 woots
  • 17% < 25 woots
  • 14% ≥ 25 woots

Purchaser Seniority

  • 22% joined today
  • 3% one week old
  • 3% one month old
  • 14% one year old
  • 57% > one year old

Quantity Breakdown

  • 100% bought 1

Percentage of Sales Per Hour

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Woots by State

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ronfronberg


quality posts: 5 Private Messages ronfronberg

another laptop - I am waiting for a surface pro

conanthelibrarian


quality posts: 3142 Private Messages conanthelibrarian

Check out this "excellent" review over at cnet

Time to check out the product specs

iznevidelitsa


quality posts: 0 Private Messages iznevidelitsa

The screen in a glaring (pun intended) weakness in an otherwise very tempting laptop.

khufu413


quality posts: 12 Private Messages khufu413

The only thing I ENVY is me tomorrow because I'll only have to suffer through another crappy woot for 23 hours. PSA: change your clocks tomorrow if that's your thing...

sdc100


quality posts: 502 Private Messages sdc100

The i7-4700MQ CPU is a beast with a Passmark score of 7953. Add 16 gb of RAM and this is a true desktop replacement. My latptop has a similar CPU, i7-3630QM, and it zips through video editing. Whereas my friends' i5 takes about 20 mins to convert a 45 min video, I often take 2-7 min, depending on the resolution and compression.

The biggest omission is a DVD drive, but that means a lighter and thinner profile. You can easily find an external drive for about $39on ebay. An external BluRay writer can be found for about $79.

sdc100


quality posts: 502 Private Messages sdc100

PS - [RANT MODE ON]As an aside, I hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate Windows 8. I've given it about 6 months and the freakin' interface -- not just Metro -- is incredibly disruptive. Things pop in and out from sides and corners constantly, as your cursor is trying to access various icons in your app. Windows 8 apps use the full screen, defeating the concept of "windows." That's why many people the old version of Skype, not the one available in the App store. Touch screens are incredibly inefficient, forcing you to take your hands off the the keyboard to do simple tasks. It takes more energy to move things since it's a 1-to-1 correspondence on the screen, whereas a small movement on the touchpad can results in large movement on the screen. And the need to reposition your hand on the keyboard after touching the screen is incredibly disruptive to the workflow. Consequently, I hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate Windows 8.[RANT MODE OFF]

pleasureguy


quality posts: 0 Private Messages pleasureguy

The screen is really weak.

shareef777


quality posts: 1 Private Messages shareef777
pleasureguy wrote:The screen is really weak.



Yep, woulda otherwise pulled the trigger on this guy as my aging T400 is on its last legs. Though it's 5 years old, but still has a higher res screen.

yejiabu


quality posts: 0 Private Messages yejiabu

hard drive is weak

awschroader


quality posts: 1 Private Messages awschroader

Why on earth did they make this with no DVD drive?!?! I guess they expect us to go to externals for our bootlegging needs

For those that noticed the 2x2 802.11ac, here's some explanation of it from netgear in pdf.

xylax11


quality posts: 0 Private Messages xylax11

How long do you think this will last, can't buy until this afternoon.

bill1217


quality posts: 0 Private Messages bill1217

This is one of the best laptop deals I've seen to date. I'm on it.

wrightpwx


quality posts: 0 Private Messages wrightpwx

I have bought two HP refurbished desktops (one from Woot) and had to send them both back. That would be bad enough except they worked fine out of the box only to fail a few days later (after you spent countless hours installing software). In both cases the hard drive failed requiring a reinstall of the operating system. Woot did the right thing and took the unit back after I called them but what a hassle figuring out what was wrong, calling the factory (per Woot’s instructions) and then calling Woot to get a RTA number. Plus Windows 8 is a disaster.
Caveat emptor

togamoos


quality posts: 2 Private Messages togamoos
sdc100 wrote:PS - [RANT MODE ON]As an aside, I hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate Windows 8.



Here you go. You're welcome.

Bendyhead


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Bendyhead
wrightpwx wrote:I have bought two HP refurbished desktops (one from Woot) and had to send them both back. That would be bad enough except they worked fine out of the box only to fail a few days later (after you spent countless hours installing software). In both cases the hard drive failed requiring a reinstall of the operating system. Woot did the right thing and took the unit back after I called them but what a hassle figuring out what was wrong, calling the factory (per Woot’s instructions) and then calling Woot to get a RTA number. Plus Windows 8 is a disaster.
Caveat emptor



Wait, You called them?? I've been waiting for over a month now to get a refund from a Television they shipped me with a broken screen. You wouldn't remember that number by chance would you? I'd pull the trigger on this deal if only they had even the smallest shred of "customer service". It makes me very nervous to spend more than a $100 on anything from Woot anymore. Not to mention for a few hundred more I can get a better display, better vid card, and 3yr accidental dmg warranty. **edit By buying directly from HP.com that is.

Never ask for anything Steamed in Cleveland!

plasticpopcorn4


quality posts: 5 Private Messages plasticpopcorn4

o woot what has happened to you?

charlieny


quality posts: 1 Private Messages charlieny

I have this laptop with a HD display and hybrid drive. I love it. Funny thing, I keep it closed and run two monitors off it - one via HDMi and the other via a USB3 to HDMI adapter.

Win8 haters. Why not fix it with a couple programs from stardock for less than $10. Brings back the win 7 look and feel with the enhancements of win 8. Or do you just like to complain?

ewunder


quality posts: 0 Private Messages ewunder

All that, but no 1080p?

Woody1


quality posts: 11 Private Messages Woody1
Bendyhead wrote:Wait, You called them?? I've been waiting for over a month now to get a refund ......



Not that finding their number is any sort of challenge but using the woot website, to send a service email, is faster and gives you a case number email immediately back. In almost 10 years buying from woot, I have had to contact them around 50 times for various reasons and NEVER have they not responded by email and they have ALWAYS been prompt about refunds. I have called them too, but I didn't have to and it was messy as the tracking didn't exist.

Let me give all some quick tips when dealing with a service department.
1) Don't try to BS your way out of a buying regret. They have a heart and will understand if you tell it straight.
2) Don't buy something without proper research. In case you haven't noticed, woots descriptions and commentary are closer to late-night comedy than manufacture claims.
3) Packages are weighed again when they get to the shipper, so don't lie about not receiving included items.
4) Stuff gets lost in shipping, and there is a PROCESS to follow due to fraud and theft. Just like you, woot has to file a claim and get the results. Your package is tracked better than the NSA could so keep that in mind. UPS has delivered my stuff to the wrong address a number of times and the recipient sometimes doesn't like to give it up. I myself have made UPS wait a week of begging to get back a box of good that didn't belong to me because they damaged my front door. (I gave it back unopened but I made them really work for it - package could have been yours but I was mad at UPS and didn't care at the time)
5) You are NOT going to get refunded before a merchant gets their stuff back and inspects it. People hot-swapping old and broken for recently purchased goods is an epidemic in this country. Trust goes both ways.
6) Credits are not like drive-up ATM machines. It takes time for your CC Company and Paypal to post funds back to your account. Although we all like instant confirmations, it doesn't happen that way.
7) RELAX! It will all work out.

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3goldens


quality posts: 1 Private Messages 3goldens

Woot, come on withe all the bloody laptops, this is getting ridicules.

Thinkerer


quality posts: 8 Private Messages Thinkerer

"Cheap Chromebook feels cheap..."

http://www.cnet.com/laptops/acer-chromebook-c710-2457/4505-3121_7-35823905.html

"The Acer C710-2457 is a bargain among Chromebooks, but there's little else about it that makes it worth buying—or that will convince a smartphone or tablet user to convert."

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2046477/review-acers-c710-2457-chromebook-is-a-basic-bargain-browsing-machine.html

I was thinking about something like this as a simple media/travel computer but....naaaahhhhhhh. This is in the price range of my Nexus tablet that already absolutely rocks.

hogleg


quality posts: 0 Private Messages hogleg

I did a post about my hp experience. Not going to bother finding it again because I can sum it up.

For the love of God, do not buy HP consumer machines.

joyjoker


quality posts: 0 Private Messages joyjoker

screen is weakness ,i wait for HP 1900x1080p laptop

aaronman


quality posts: 0 Private Messages aaronman

Seriously? How is this even still a valid resolution on powerful laptops? I had a higher screen res than this on my laptop I bought in 2008. What a joke of a screen.

jimkarczewski


quality posts: 0 Private Messages jimkarczewski

SO Tempting. But for $80 more you can get the refurbished Envy on NewEgg which only has 12GB of memory and 750GB hard drive, however a full 1920x1080 screen.

The screen resolution kills this one.. decent price, but I'd pay more for higher resolution because it matters more to me.

kmartind


quality posts: 38 Private Messages kmartind
togamoos wrote:Here you go. You're welcome.


Or a little more thorough explanation:
http://blog.laptopmag.com/make-windows-8-like-windows-7

bigtexatx


quality posts: 0 Private Messages bigtexatx
ewunder wrote:All that, but no 1080p?



Sad that even 1080P would be something to strive for in 2014. Excellent specs but terrible looking display I agree. 1080P Should be minimum now days.

searingxheretic


quality posts: 0 Private Messages searingxheretic

3 laptops up for sale on spot today alone. It's beginning to be a waste of time checking woot every day to see what up.

blackcat77


quality posts: 0 Private Messages blackcat77

Oh man... I wasn't planning on making any big purchases this month but this was just too good a deal to pass up. I don't watch movies on the laptop so the screen resolution thing is a non-factor for me.

My wife and I each have laptops but they're getting old. In fact, hers is so old that it originally came with Vista and it's slowed to the point that it was bordering on useless So now she'll get my current laptop and I'll have a new toy.

hkimb


quality posts: 0 Private Messages hkimb

The best machines I've owned have been HP. Don't listen to the HP crappers.

Imagine1234


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Imagine1234
hogleg wrote:I did a post about my hp experience. Not going to bother finding it again because I can sum it up.

For the love of God, do not buy HP consumer machines.



I've had several HP's, the laptop I'm typing this on is 6 years old, and has never had a problem. It's just starting to show it's age.

gak0090


quality posts: 76 Private Messages gak0090

1366x768 enough said. Pass

birchaspen


quality posts: 0 Private Messages birchaspen
Imagine1234 wrote:I've had several HP's, the laptop I'm typing this on is 6 years old, and has never had a problem. It's just starting to show it's age.



My HP Pavillion zv6015us just started acting up on me (hardware-wise) and it would have been 8 years old this coming May.