HP ENVY 17.3" Full-HD i7 Touch Laptop

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HP ENVY 17.3" Full-HD i7 Touch Laptop
Price: $649.99
Shipping Options:: $5 Standard
Shipping Estimates: Ships in 3-5 business days. (Wednesday, Aug 27 to Monday, Sep 01) + transit
Condition: Factory Reconditioned

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8/4/2014 - $649.99 - 48 comment(s)

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pretty good reviews (4.3 out of 5.0) over at bestbuy.com
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Just bought one of these last week at best buy for 50 dollars more. With these specs it’s msrp is almost 1100 dollars it’s my favorite laptop I’ve ever owned.

I HIGHLY recommend it.

From the last time this was on sale http://www.woot.com/forums/viewpost.aspx?postid=5916834&pageindex=1&replycount=51#post5917139

Yes, the spinny disk is a huge downer. (I have the non-touch version with 12gb of ram.) I solved this with a 500GB Samsung SSD, and am using the spinny disk for holding backups, streaming music, and other low speed stuff. It’s MUCH zippier with an SSD, and boots in just a few seconds now.

I will second the notion that the keyboard feels a little off, but I am learning to live with it. It is a very quiet machine. I use mine as a desktop replacement, so I can’t speak to the hinge issue.

I got mine from Amazon warehouse deals a few months back for about $200 more (but with a full warranty). Overall, I like it.

How could I retain the disk image but move immediately to an SSD? I don’t want to lose windows or any unique apps from hp by starting fresh.

There’s a pretty good article here: http://lifehacker.com/5837543/how-to-migrate-to-a-solid-state-drive-without-reinstalling-windows

I’m in the same boat. SSD is definitely the way to go, just got to set aside the time to make the switch ; )

Good luck!

I would like to do this as well, but am confused after looking at the product info and some other sites as to what I actually need. Could someone link a drive that would work and a cradle for it to fit in (if indeed one is needed as some websites say)?

Thanks in advance

P.S. I bought this laptop the last time Woot had it as well. It’s a solid machine. Very satisfied with it.

Pick any Samsung SSD that fits your budget: http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=ssd+840+samsung&tag=googhydr-20&index=aps&hvadid=31593879037&hvpos=1t2&hvexid=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=17574413134234814500&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=b&hvdev=c&ref=pd_sl_3hqo7g9z6s_b# and use their migration software to clone the 1TB hard drive. Shutdown and remove the stock drive and use the cable and cradle (really just a rubber sheath) from it to install the SSD. Restart the machine and you’re flying.

If you want to install the stock drive in the second bay, things get more complicated. You need a cable for the secondary drive and another rubber “cradle”. I bought a kit from Newmode for $30 that worked: http://www.newmodeus.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2_5&products_id=542 (I actually installed another SSD in the secondary drive bay and use the 1TB drive as an external backup device.)

Thank you kind Sir!

P.S. There are multiple sizes in that list. It looks like I should go for 2.5" SATA III, correct?

I owned a variant of this machine - it is a very nice laptop - but it is not one that you want to lug around if you travel often, especially, with the power brick this is one hefty device. I opted to go with a ultra-notebook and sold this one off, although aside from the weight, I really did enjoy this machine.

Most SSD kits come with software that will clone the hard drive onto the SSD. It’s sometimes tricky but I’ve done dozens successfully.

Yes, 2.5" SATA III is correct. You do not want an mSATA card or the kits with a 2.5"-3.5" bracket. This would be a good choice for < $120: http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Electronics-2-5-Inch-Internal-MZ-7TE250BW/dp/B00E3W1726/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1408897127&sr=8-1&keywords=ssd+840+samsung

Great! That’s the one I was looking at from those in the link you sent this morning.

Thanks again!

Is it possible to replace the optical drive with a Blu Ray - DVD burner for the existing drive?

Oh sure, the hp laptops are all so exciting and wonderful, until just after the warranty wears off and you need a new hard drive and a new wireless card, and then even after you get those replaced, it won’t stay online, and you have to tip it sideways to get it to go to a website. LOL…guess who that happened to. I’m posting from my Macbook Pro. :slight_smile:

HP laptops come with DVDs that allow you to reinstall the OS, drivers, and applications.

I recommend you simply buy an SSD, install it in place of the old hard drive, and then use the OS recovery disk. This will guide you through the reinstallation to the new SSD, and you’ll have a remarkably snappy system.

You may want to consider NOT installing the HP bloatware; I’m not a big fan of OEM software add-ons.

Agree…and I just bought my wife a new laptop for $530 that had only an i5 4200M and a 768x1366 screen. The deal presented here is a remarkable value.