HP ENVY 15.6" Full-HD Intel i7 Laptop
Shipping Options:: $5 Standard
Shipping Estimates: Ships in 3-5 business days. (Tuesday, Feb 17 to Friday, Feb 20) + transit
Condition: Factory Reconditioned
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Can some explain the difference between refurbished and factory reconditioned?? Or is this just semantics?
It’s my understanding that “factory-reconditioned” specifically means it was refurbished/reconditioned by the product’s manufacturer to their own specs (whatever those specs may be). Otherwise, the refurbishing/reconditioning is likely performed by a third-party, in which case it’s possible that non-spec components may or may not be used in the reconditioning.
Does anyone know if this is duel band (2.5K and 5K) wireless?
Are the drivers available to run Windows 7?
Is there space for a second hard drive in this machine?
It appears both Win8.1 and Win7 x64 are available for download so “Yes” Windows 7 drivers are available according to HP Support Drivers and Downloads.
A “factory reconditioned” item was returned, inspected, and restored to fully working condition by the original manufacturer or a certified partner. And the original manufacturer stands behind it with a warranty. It’s as close to new as you can get without technically being “new”.
Refurbished covers everything from buyers’ remorse returns and products whose defects have been repaired by the pros to damaged packaging and discontinued items. If you can accept their checkered past, refurbs have a lot of love to give.
From what I have seen of the internals the answer would be “No”, only room for a single drive and no empty bays or space for a secondary drive.
This is a really good price for these specs (1080p, i7 4710hq, 12gb ram, backlit keyboard, and decent speakers).
The drawback is integrated graphics vs dedicated, as well as no AntiGlare coating for the panel. (Glossy screens in a well-lit room are horrible)
Also, the 90 day warranty is sketchy at best. Paying an additional $150 to squaretrade is also a dealbreaker as the price point now elevates to “brand new” prices.
I can fix anything with regards to computers - however laptops always make me worry, particularly about cooling. If there’s a major design flaw that hinders cooling (such as bad heatpipes, improperly placed motherboard components, etc) - repair is almost never worth the time and effort.
Got two Samsung Chromebooks here refurbished by JITG (Joe in the garage) and one would never have passed cosmetic muster by Samsung.
OTOH, my Neato vac from here was refurbished by JITF (Joe in the factory) and arrived DOA with a dirty Q-tip still in it.
My factory refurb meat grinder’s reverse switch doesn’t work. Also from here.
Conclusion: You pays your money and you takes your chances in either case.
BTW, this is not Woot’s fault. They get to deal with unhappy buyers.
I have an hp envy. I truly loath the keyboard. It’s all mushy and flexes on the left side. The whole keyboard pushes into the computer. I kinda want to toss it across the room after I type on it for any length of time. I am in the process of replacing it. Sidenote… I originally bought the HP envy when it was the super premium line meant to compete with a macbook pro. The screen on it had issues and the panel was no longer available to replace it. The replaced the entire laptop with the newer crappier version. Hence me now hating my laptop vs adoring the laptop I actually bought.
The laptop I received does not seem to have a working Bluetooth adapter. Is the product description correct in that there should be Bluetooth available, or do I have a defective laptop?
It should have Bluetooth. You might check the device manager to see if it’s present but not active.
If you find it’s missing, please use the Support form linked at the top of the page to contact customer support for assistance. Include your Woot username and order number for faster service.
Thanks - I’ll contact support.