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HP dv6/dv7/Envy 17 Intel Sandy Bridge Discussion

Discussion in 'HP & Compaq' started by justinkw1, Dec 15, 2010.

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  1. Tycobb

    Tycobb Notebook Enthusiast

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    Ok got my RMA and dropped off my laptop.

    Walmart is going to be selling the dv7-4290us. Going to get it from them once I get credited.
     
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    wywern209 NBR Dark Knight

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    i wonder if the DV6 will be this fast. I never expected the Quad core to last for 4.5hrs. I might get a envy 14 if it is updated by mid february. if its any later, i'm just gonna get a DV6/7. i need a new computer soon. I am going to college soon and my old pentium 4 dell sounds like it's gonna bite the dust soon.
     
  3. amirtaraj

    amirtaraj Notebook Guru

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    Just saw closely a new series of Computers on HP India Website and was shocked to see QM on i5 processor! Is it there in reality or Sandy Bridge series i5 have? or some typo error?

    Site:

    Amplify your Celebration this Christmas with HP!

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    panthermark Notebook Consultant

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    Yup. they are
     
  6. panthermark

    panthermark Notebook Consultant

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    Well...looks like I will be sending my dv6tse back (that I just ordeded on Tuesday) and will be looking at a dv7tse instead.

    Does anyone know if I can cancel an order that has not shipped yet? I know the HP site says you cannot, but I wasn't sure how true it was.
     
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    If you, like me, have wondered why HP needs to know the laptop's orientation in order to know how hard the fan should run...

    Perhaps coolsense anticipates the need for cooling before the actual need, turning up the fan slightly and "smoothing" what would otherwise be an unstable fan speed that reacts to, rather than anticipates cooling needs.
     
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    Awesome, definitely getting a laptop with 3D soon :)
     
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    deltaforce Newbie

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    Hi Bravoexo, can do some pics of the laptop and upload them for good design? thanks!
     
  12. Bravoexo

    Bravoexo Notebook Evangelist

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    Search at Amazon for the dv7-4190us, the pics are the same for the 4290us or search flickr.com for dv7-4290us, those are all my pics so far.
     
  13. justinkw1

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    Any idea for pricing or release date on the Envy 17?
     
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    Eidorian Notebook Geek

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    Solid machine for just over ~$1,000. I might consider one if they add one more GPU option beyond the 6570M.

    Maybe Fry's has one on display by now.
     
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    at least for the dv7, I see they have dropped the 2x 500GB 7200 rpm HDD. this could be a heat thing...
     
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    And the best news.... HP site now has the support and drivers page up for the dv7-4290us.... and i see new stuff now available... Intel's IGP driver... updates on Smart media (hopefully fixes the Avatar blu-ray problem) (updated 1/8/11 too)

    However, the ATI driver's are behind again... (8.771 vs 8.801 w/ the latest from AMD)

    oh well...
     
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    Well at least MicroCenter fixed the spec sheet by removing WiDi.
     
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    What I don't get about all these new computers is the display options. I mean, you can configure practically anything, even add a touchscreen, but you're still stuck with a crappy 1366x768 display.
    What made me sell my previous HP (DV7 2060eo) was the abysmal display. Even if it was 1600x900, it had viewing angles from hell. If I were trying to watch a movie, I'd have to be completely still or the black areas would turn into grey/silver. Hell, even when looking at the screen from the front, the entire screen wouldn't display black, some area would turn grey/silver no matter what. I just hope the new laptops don't have this bad viewing angles, even if it's a low res screen. For me it would be a dealbreaker atleast.
     
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