HP OMEN 17.3" Full-HD Intel i7 GTX965M Laptop

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HP OMEN 17.3" Full-HD Intel i7 GTX965M Laptop
Price: $899.99
Shipping Options:: $5 Standard
Shipping Estimates: Ships in 1-2 business days. (Monday, Dec 12 to Tuesday, Dec 13) + transit
Condition: Factory Reconditioned

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The pictures do not show an optical drive. Is this the wrong picture, or are the specs wrong?

I use a core i7 6700HQ at work and it is an extremely powerful processor with great efficiency…doesn’t get too hot and power consumption is ok.

What makes me nervous is the hybrid drive though. Backup backup backup! Some folks rave about them, but if you really want the speed go SSD with a 1TB as secondary instead. Aside from that a great work/gaming machine.

Pros
+DDR4 memory
+i7 6700hq
+Win10
+Red lighting

Cons
-Hybrid drive
-Reconditioned

Ports/Jacks
2 USB 3.0; 1 USB 2.0; 1 HDMI; 1 RJ-45; 1 headphone/microphone combo

I find the # of ports to be enough for my use, but I recommend this port replicator so you can undock everything easily/get more ports.

HP 3001pr (50% off at HP) http://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/hp-3001pr-usb-3-port-replicator-p-f3s43aa-abl--1

P.S.
Ram configuration is (1 x 4 GB, 1 x 8 GB) so if you believe you need 16GB ram, you need a 1 x 8 GB upgrade at $49.99 (crucial.com)

Interesting, I just bought this (for the same price at $899…it is on sale all the time) which has a lesser processor, more ram, and a lessor video card. Same weight and also has a DVD burner (although the picture on Woot today does not seem to show one…not sure why).

http://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/hp-envy-laptop--17t-touch-uhd-y7c72av-1

But I am curious, I was told NOT to buy a hybrid drive so I got a solid state 512 GB, but this one does not state the size of the standard drive (just states 1TB hybrid). Is it all solid state or is part of it a spinning drive? What am I missing?

But this does seem to be an interesting deal today.

Edit: Looks like it is mostly just a spinning drive. I found this on another site:

“Incorporates a medium-capacity 1TB hard drive at 5400 rpm for serviceable storage, with 8GB of NAND Flash memory to speed up start times and accelerate frequently accessed data.”

I was wondering the same thing, but I found a picture on another site that seem to show a DVD the left side. I do not see it on the Woot picture.

On sale below for $50 more. Not a refurb

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/hp-omen-17-3-laptop-intel-core-i7-12gb-memory-nvidia-geforce-gtx-965m-1tb-hybrid-hard-drive-onyx-black/5319501.p?skuId=5319501

Would this be a good laptop to run a CAD program specifically Solidworks 2016 or 17

So I asked the vendor team about this, and according to them this model does have a DVD drive.

I’m not sure why it isn’t pictured, but they did say it was there.

Interesting, PassMark show this to be a $1500 CPU (Intel Core i7-6700HQ). I think they made a little error.
http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_list.php

“gaming” laptop has a 965M, well I guess it can probably run Minecraft…