HP Envy 14: Availabilty, etc.

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  1. ExodusC

    ExodusC Notebook Evangelist

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    Again, who cares, it's only a $25 jump to a Core i5, which is always worth it, in a laptop like this.

    At first I thought I couldn't stomach the jump to a bigger hard drive, but now that I'm going to be replacing the internal HDD with an SSD that I already own, I may as well pump the hard drive up to a 500GB one. Then I can put it in an external enclosure. I have a 1TB drive in an external enclosure, but it is a 3.5" hard drive, and I want this to be portable. I'll use my 1TB drive to do regular backups on, and then just shut if off when I'm done.
     
  2. pdissel

    pdissel Notebook Guru

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    Just ordered:

    450M, 4GB 1 DIMM, 160GB SSD

    1497.61 after it all...over 125 in tax hurts (Monterey, CA)

    Regardless once I receive it I'll give the forums my thoughts and impressions on it.
     
  3. flipkun

    flipkun Notebook Guru

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    Is the 160gb offered at a good price? What's it listed at? I don't know if I should grab it or wait a few months for the new batch of intel drives
     
  4. zeth006

    zeth006 Traveler

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    I guess we'll have to start watching the Owner's thread for reviews.
     
  5. ckthepilot

    ckthepilot Notebook Deity

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    its a $300 upgrade from the 320gb 7200rpm hdd...
     
  6. ExodusC

    ExodusC Notebook Evangelist

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    I'm still unable to get back to the page. How are you guys getting there now? It went down for me a while ago on my HPA account.
     
  7. derickso

    derickso Notebook Geek

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    Its a very good price, you'd pay north of $400 to buy it and put it in yourself, plus if you get an edu discount then the drive is ~$280 which is killer.
     
  8. Logs

    Logs Notebook Consultant

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    FYI Squaretrade warrenty for 3 years is 399, HP is the same 399 or you can get in home service for 409. Guess I'm going HP. Couple quick questions before I press buy.

    Would it be cheaper to go with the 8gb ram now or get 1x4gb and upgrade myself?
    Anyone know where I can pick up a momentous xt that's not on back order?
    How are HP external monitors? I thought about buying one but though I might be better cheaper elsewhere.

    Thanks

    =Jason-
     
  9. ECKS

    ECKS Notebook Prophet

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    So any chance of the slice battery being renamed to Slice Battery, and being cheaper?
     
  10. derickso

    derickso Notebook Geek

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    Newegg says your about equivalent to buy the ram yourself or have it come with the laptop assuming its DDR3-1333.. if its 1066 it might be marginally cheaper to do newegg, but is it worth it at the end of the day? Also if you get edu discount its even better to do it with HP...
     
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