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HP 17.3" Full HD i7 TouchSmart Laptop

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HP 17.3" Full HD i7 TouchSmart Laptop
Price: $679.99
Shipping Options: $5 Standard
Shipping Estimates: Ships in 1-2 business days (Tuesday, Apr 08 to Wednesday, Apr 09) + transit
Condition: Factory Reconditioned

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lichme


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teedo757


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Hummm, well the 17.3" screen is about 2" larger then a 15.3" screen. It's nice to be able to touch things so I would recommend the touch screen. Its best to use it right after eating potato chips so you can see where the last few places you touched were. That way if you get lost in windows 8 you can trace back your touches to get back to the main tile view.

Also I have heard there is an update to windows 8 that may make it usable and bring back the start bar.....(maybe)

At least HP is a good brand so if you need to wait another year the computer should with stand the test of time.

jaimelobo


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teedo757 wrote:Also I have heard there is an update to windows 8 that may make it usable and bring back the start bar.....(maybe)

Maybe?

There's no "maybe" involved -
http://www.cnet.com/news/windows-8-1-update-sends-some-love-to-keyboard-and-mouse-users/

"Microsoft Vice President Joe Belfiore said at Mobile World Congress this week that the company wants to "make things better" for users without touchscreens.

Those changes may include new right-clickable context-sensitive menus, the ability to pin Metro apps to the Desktop task bar, and adding dedicated search and power buttons to the Start screen..."

taraxgoesxboom


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It makes me uncomfortable that the "I want one" button now has a hairy arm.

fjlandcruiser4080


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Google the model number there is a bad problem with the sound not working. Roomie just bought a new one on Woot, only thing that comes out of the speakers is a clicking noise. Tried reinstalling drivers, everything on net regarding sound issue. Requested RMA.

shifuimam


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teedo757 wrote:Also I have heard there is an update to windows 8 that may make it usable and bring back the start bar.....(maybe)



Have you used Windows 8 much? The Start Screen has every single feature of the Start Menu, and then some. You can still pin your most-used apps and access all your installed apps, and you still have one-click system-wide search, which is a feature that has been around since Vista that a lot people just didn't know existed.

Try it - in Windows 8, hit the Windows key to go to the Start Screen, and just start typing the name of the application you want to launch.

The Start Screen looks different, but it hasn't taken away any of the features of the traditional start menu.

If you still want to boot directly to the traditional desktop, you can do that, too.

ThunderThighs


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taraxgoesxboom wrote:It makes me uncomfortable that the "I want one" button now has a hairy arm.



Better or worse?




Feel free to offer your own versions.



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shifuimam


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Add an animated GIF of Cookie Monster's head slowly popping out from behind the laptop. That would be amazing.

fiscalmd


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If you like the start menu for Windows 8/8.1 try "classic shell."

This laptop would be great if it had an illuminated keypad.

I have owned several HP laptops including a 17" monster. This one allows you to workout when you move it (~10 lbs) as it doesn't fit in most bags or book bags. Caution on the refurb'd units, battery probably suffered previous lifetime and will not hold the optimal capacity.

ThunderThighs


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fiscalmd wrote:If you like the start menu for Windows 8/8.1 try "classic shell."

This laptop would be great if it had an illuminated keypad.

I have owned several HP laptops including a 17" monster. This one allows you to workout when you move it (~10 lbs) as it doesn't fit in most bags or book bags. Caution on the refurb'd units, battery probably suffered previous lifetime and will not hold the optimal capacity.



Per the specs:

Keyboard: Full-Size Island-Style Backlit with Numeric Keypad



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jimfrog67


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The disembodied floating hand and forearm on the product page is creeping me out.

ThunderThighs


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jimfrog67 wrote:The disembodied floating hand and forearm on the product page is creeping me out.


I gave you an alternative above.



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teedo757


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Never knew windows 8 was such a "touchy" subject. Glad this laptop has a touch screen.

teedo757


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shifuimam wrote:Have you used Windows 8 much? The Start Screen has every single feature of the Start Menu, and then some. You can still pin your most-used apps and access all your installed apps, and you still have one-click system-wide search, which is a feature that has been around since Vista that a lot people just didn't know existed.

Try it - in Windows 8, hit the Windows key to go to the Start Screen, and just start typing the name of the application you want to launch.

The Start Screen looks different, but it hasn't taken away any of the features of the traditional start menu.

If you still want to boot directly to the traditional desktop, you can do that, too.




Ya I just like the old menu. Sometimes I need a program I haven't used in 6 months and can't remember the name so it's an extra few steps to find it. I'm sure it works great after you take time to figure out how to navigate the new UI.

ThunderThighs


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teedo757 wrote:Never knew windows 8 was such a "touchy" subject. Glad this laptop has a touch screen.


Oh, you ain't seen nothing. You should look at some of the earlier threads when it just came out. Whew.



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techturtle


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Anyone know if this has a 2nd hard drive bay? I looked around at other sites for specs/teardowns but found nothing.

GamerSmurf


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techturtle wrote:Anyone know if this has a 2nd hard drive bay? I looked around at other sites for specs/teardowns but found nothing.



Bought one for my father and it has been great. Extremely fast with this new Samsung 840 SSD.

It does have a second drive bay but you would need to order the cable and the adapter/holder that holds the drive.

metagg


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GamerSmurf wrote:Bought one for my father and it has been great. Extremely fast with this new Samsung 840 SSD.

It does have a second drive bay but you would need to order the cable and the adapter/holder that holds the drive.



Oh good. I wonder why they are selling a computer with a full HD.

Castille360


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I got one of these refurb - I got the touchscreen because I thought maybe it would make me warmer on win 8, and I suppose it has. I've had to set up and work with 5 different laptops with win8 and 8.1 on them, and while there was an initial learning curve, once I got a feel for the new lay out, set up some new useful start menu buttons, it was all the same to me. Enough so, I'm not even interested in any new UI to make it more like the old one.
The selling feature for this model for me was the screen size. Overall, satisfied with performance.

Mr.Chairman


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$379. That's the price that will make me jump.

I'm not all that interested in Windows 8, 17" is really too big for a laptop and it weighs a ton, but if you get the price down to $379, ship one out to me.

frozengreenblob


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Mr.Chairman wrote:$379. That's the price that will make me jump.

I'm not all that interested in Windows 8, 17" is really too big for a laptop and it weighs a ton, but if you get the price down to $379, ship one out to me.



It's not meant to be a budget laptop. It has a processor on par with mid-high range desktop processors. If you want a budget laptop, check out some of the Atom or AMD processor laptops.

But that said, I don't see too much of a point pairing a processor like this with Intel integrated graphics.