HP ENVY 13t 2017 / 4K / i7-8550U / 16GB / 512GB / Nvidia MX150 (Costco)

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  1. dmivos

    dmivos Notebook Guru

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    Greeting. I just received this laptop. I would like to create this topic for the laptop where people can share their opinion and advices. The first thing what I wanna say is I really like this new version of ENVY family with powerful combination i7 8550U + MX150 (dedicated graphics).

    Very portable. On each side we have 2 USB (4 total). 1 on each side is USB Type C.

    I need this machine for work where I'm doing a lot of video and photo editing (Vegas and PS).

    MicroSD (MicroSDXC) slot very important for some users especially photographers

    The 4K screen (From LG) is just amazing for the physical size of this machine, looks very sharp if I drop resolution down to 1080p. Most important for me - this 4K Screen from LG don't use PWM Flickering type for brightness. No PWM Flickering at all on all brightness level.

    SSD slot support NVMe type and SATAIII type. For testing I tried 256 SATA from Samsung.

    Gaming. About MX150. Very rarely, just a few games well enough mostly for winter cozy nights. For example, PlayStation emulator (nostalgy) and logical games. Not sure if should try something like GTA5. Just to see fps. Maybe later

    BIOS support UEFI and Legacy mode

    I will try install Windows 7 x64 later on this machine and will post results. For now I would like to just apply some tweaks for W10 (telemetry services), check stability and temperatures. Also I going to buy matte screen protector, carbon transparent skin and keyboard protector.

    Regards, dmivos
     
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    dmivos Notebook Guru

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    Windows 7 was installed but touch screen doesn't work. Any suggestions why?
    Windows 7 looks and works just great, after blurry Windows10,
    on Windows 7 text is sharper. All drivers was found online

    HWiNFO64 max temp after Cinebench R15

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    I'm pleased that it's very quiet, I'm yet to hear any significant fan noise. I have only carried out low demanding tasks such as writing/browsing on the Envy thus far. I'll update this review if I test out how it performs when challenged with running games etc.

    Overall, I'm hugely impressed - would certainly recommend. Great laptop with powerful components
     
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    Thanks for the writeup. The Envy 13 8550u/MX150 combination really seems attractive in its form factor.

    Have you noticed any throttling when loading both the CPU and GPU?
     
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