*HP ENVY 14 & Envy 14 Beats (1XXX series) Owners Lounge, Part Deux*

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  1. HTWingNut

    HTWingNut Mostly Harmless...

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    3G wireless / WWAN
     
  2. Dayman

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    So I just ordered my envy 14 today. However, I am now thoroughly terrified after reading all these horror stories about people having to RMA multiple times....what am I getting myself into? Should I just call them up tomorrow morning and ask them if they can cancel my order? Seems like its not worth the hassle and I should just get a gx640 or something. Has anyone NOT had an issue?

    Someone convince me not to bail (and get a gx640). Please.
     
  3. biggturtle

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    So what program would I need to use if I stick my sim card into the slot?
     
  4. new_vaio_F

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    Wait...there is a sim card slot?where?

    BTW, you need to install 3G module for that, might need to run new antenna.
     
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    Relax. Initial builds had some issues, but seems latest ones have been in excellent condition. Always the case with new machines. Mine is more or less perfect, and I ordered only a couple weeks after it launched. There is a poll here asking condition of their envy. Last I recall, it was something like 85%+ that said it was perfect or minor imperfections not requiring an RMA. And a lot of the RMA's were for the CPU whine. Some people find it annoying others don't really care or notice. Mine does it occasionally, but either my old man hearing makes it just barely audible, it's not as bad as others have, or I just don't care who knows.

    You can't. You would have had to order it with the WWAN option.

    Exactly. You can't just throw it in there. You need the hardware for it to work.
     
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    Anyone know how to make the f keys default rather than the shortcuts like volume up or down
     
  7. Mike415

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    Go into BIOS and theres a setting
     
  8. ttran88

    ttran88 Notebook Consultant

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    I believe HP has told China to get their act straight. Mine came in perfectly. Aligned HP light, no scratches/damage, no CPU whine, and the trackpack was flush. This was the either the 2nd or 3rd batch I got mine a few days ago and I Love it. The 1st batch was the one that had most of the RMAs
     
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    How do I do that?
     
  10. zman420

    zman420 Notebook Evangelist

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    Press the escape key when you see the HP logo at computer startup and select the f10 key when you get to the list.
    From the Bios screen just arrow through the options menus until you find the fn key menu setting.

    On a side note, the cooling system is actually pretty good. I have read some say that the screen is blocking the vent, but when I check out the back vent, it seems there is pretty good spacing for the air to flow. I admit that the vent placement is not ideal, but where else could they put it? When the screen is tilted back, it seems to me to direct the airflow directly up. I haven't done a whole lot of gaming/benchmarks (I don't really run benchmarks) but this cooling system definitely beats the Macbook Pro hands down. And what's up with the name "Macbook Pro"? My spell check dosen't even like that name! Just be glad we didn't have the DV8t's cooling system which totally prevented you from running the computer with the lid shut because of the AWFUL placement of the vents. Not sure how bad the vent out the back will have on wear and tear, but the cooling system gets the job done. This is the first powerful real LAPtop I have ever used. On integrated gfx it dosen't get hot at all to me.
     
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