As far as the envy line goes, my guess is that the build quality will be better and the wireless card may be a bit better, (a/b/g/n) but other than that there shouldn't be any major hardware/performance differences. Am I wrong?
* Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
* 3rd generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3610QM Processor (2.3 GHz, 6MB L3 Cache)
* NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GT 650M Graphics with 2GB GDDR5 memory [HDMI, VGA]
* FREE Upgrade to 8GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)
* 750GB 7200 rpm Hard Drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
* 32GB mSSD Hard Drive Acceleration Cache
* Microsoft(R) Office Starter: reduced-functionality Word/Excel(R) only, No PowerPoint(R)/Outlook(R)
* No additional security software
* 9 Cell Lithium Ion Battery
* 15.6-inch diagonal Full HD Anti-glare LED-backlit Display (1920 x 1080)
* FREE Upgrade to Blu-ray player & SuperMulti DVD burner
* HP TrueVision HD Webcam
* Intel 802.11b/g/n WLAN and Bluetooth(R)
* Backlit Keyboard
* HP Home & Home Office Store in-box envelope
Even though this is probably not the first build like this, talk to me about it and stuff. Cool.
So I just spent an hour on HP chat trying to find out the speed of the RAM in these laptops. The rep first told me it was 1066, then she told me it was 1333. She couldn't provide me with any hard documentation on what speed it actually is. If anyone who receives it soon could find out specifically what it comes with and post it here, I would be eternally grateful.
If the Ram speed is 1333, I will not surprise. As long as HP keep free update to 8GB, I am sure that they are trying to clean up their inventory before Ram can be upgradable to 1600.
I just opted for both. Of course, now I'm crazy in debt. It will be interesting to see if I can switch out the ram with 12 gig, the HP site said the mSSD wasn't compatible with anything over 8 gig. I don't see why that would be, I'm going to try to put two 6 gig sticks in when I get it. I do lots of video editing on multiple screens, so the extra boost will be worth it in the long run.
There is no such thing as a 6 GB DDR3 memory stick. You can, however, have one 8 GB stick and one 4 GB stick to make 12 GB total.
Is that how they achieve a 12 GB configuration on these models? It's odd because HP doesn't sell any ram over 4 GB in their accessories section of the website. I guess I would have to go third party to upgrade the ram. Would there be compatibility issues? And isn't ram supposed to be installed in equal amounts?I had understood that it want a good idea to have mismatched sticks. Maybe I'm wrong.