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*HP ENVY 15 (3XXX series) Owners Lounge*

Discussion in 'HP Envy & HDX' started by justinkw1, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. justinkw1

    justinkw1 Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    <noparse><div style="background:url('https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-EcH4RQsxiSM/TtX0gXclV6I/AAAAAAAAARc/dwky3D8_3mM/s75/bg-hpe.png'); background-repeat: repeat-x; background-color: #3F4247"><table cellpadding="3" style="width: 100%; border: 2px solid black; border-collapse: collapse" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr style="background:url('https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-eOCH4Sycxhg/TtX0gcAOU-I/AAAAAAAAARg/a6Uuu8Buqx8/s450/bg-hpe-right.png'); background-repeat: no-repeat; background-position: right top"><td><div style="position: static; float: right; padding: 2px 10px 2px 10px"><center><img alt="HP" src="http://www8.hp.com/us/en/images/i/logo.png" /></center></div><div style="font-size: 14pt; color: white; position: static; float: left; padding: 10px 0px 10px 5px">Welcome to the ENVY 15 (3XXX series) Owners Lounge!</div></td></tr></tbody></table></div></noparse>
    This owners lounge is a place to meet other ENVY 15 (2011-2012) owners and share useful tips/tricks/mods to get the most satisfying user experience from this entertainment notebook.

    If you would like to suggest something that should be added to this post, please PM me.

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    Please note that this is the late 2011 - early 2012 version of the ENVY 15. A refresh of this series (32XX) is occurring in mid-2012.

    The details:

    • Aluminum chassis
    • Thickness: 1.11 inches
    • Weight: 5.79 pounds (or more, depending on configuration)
    • Processor (30XX series)
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    • Display: 15.6" (diagonal) BrightView Infinity LED
      • Standard: 1366 x 768
      • Upgrade: 1920 x 1080
    • Memory: Up to 16 GB DDR3 (2 x 8 GB)
    • Graphics
      • 30XX: AMD Radeon HD 7690M - 1 GB GDDR5 with DisplayPort and HDMI
      • 32XX: AMD Radeon HD 7750M - 1 GB with DisplayPort and HDMI
    • Wireless: Intel 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth, Intel Wireless Display
    • Slot-loading DVD+/-RW drive
    • USB 2.0, USB 3.0, Digital Media Reader
    • HP TrueVision HD webcam
    • HP CoolSense technology
    • HP ProtectSmart (3D DriveGuard) technology
    • Backlit keyboard
    • 2-year standard limited warranty

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  2. whip_it

    whip_it Notebook Guru

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    im a..... soon to be owner? lol
     
  3. justinkw1

    justinkw1 Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    Soon-to-be owners are welcome here too.

    Especially the ones that are super excited about getting an ENVY. :p
     
  4. independent1

    independent1 Notebook Guru

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    My Envy 15 is due to arrive December 22. I'll be sure to do an unboxing and post it here!
     
  5. GrimmGreen

    GrimmGreen Newbie

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    Stoked to join the HP Envy 15 party
     
  6. AutoEntropy

    AutoEntropy Notebook Geek

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    Mine is going to be here December 22nd wooh!
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  7. Lvivkse

    Lvivkse My username is a typo

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    ditto, just got the email
     
  8. saber8689

    saber8689 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Any details on the Radiance display?

    Whats the Color Gamut?
    Is it IPS?

    How does it compare with the Envy 14 radiance?
     
  9. sylvester711

    sylvester711 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Huray, I'm soon to have an Envy too. Estimated ship date: Dec 29th.
     
  10. jhl1989

    jhl1989 Notebook Consultant

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    Could someone here update me on how much heat is emitted compared to the old HP envy? Cause it would sure make me a HP Envy owner.
     
  11. Lvivkse

    Lvivkse My username is a typo

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    en route from Chinatown...

    edit: now in Alaska
     
  12. sullyz0r

    sullyz0r Newbie

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    I've got two coming, as HP couldn't cancel one of them quickly enough >.<

    One in Anchorage, AK...one still in China, which is strange as they were ordered within 2 minutes of one another.
     
  13. kingp1ng

    kingp1ng Notebook Evangelist

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    Aw man I am so jealous. This Envy 14... meh... 720p screen, weakish backlit keyboard, only 59 Whr battery, AMD 6330m... meh.
     
  14. Mihael Keehl

    Mihael Keehl Notebook Evangelist

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    Was really looking at this machine to be my replacement for my current laptop, but did they really just not add a blu-ray drive as an option? It's not a deal-breaker, I'll probably still get it but, just a minor disappointment
     
  15. Deihmos

    Deihmos Notebook Consultant

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    I wish there was an option to not have a dvd or bluray drive. I really have no use for those things.
     
  16. Lvivkse

    Lvivkse My username is a typo

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    ditto; optical drives are soooo 2005.

    who even uses blu ray?
     
  17. Deihmos

    Deihmos Notebook Consultant

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    I know I don't and not interested in getting one either. I have netflix, usenet with xbmc and on-demand.
     
  18. djkorben

    djkorben Notebook Enthusiast

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    I'm typing this from my new Envy 15, absolutely love this thing... now if only i could figure out how to turn the fan down a bit...
     
  19. Lvivkse

    Lvivkse My username is a typo

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    is it really a problem?

    with the 14s it would go on and off all the time but it was never LOUD or anything
     
  20. djkorben

    djkorben Notebook Enthusiast

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    well, it's more annoying than really a problem. it seems pointless to have the fans running right now. i'm kind of double posting in the other forum but if you didn't check it, the hottest any of my 4 cores are is 38 celsius, there's no reason for both my fans to be spinning like this at complete idle
     
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