HP ENVY 15-q000 Slim Quad Laptop $724.99 + tax

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  1. justinkw1

    justinkw1 Notebook Virtuoso

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    The HP Home and Home Office Store has the HP ENVY 15-q000 Slim Quad Notebook PC (K0B71AV) for US $724.99 + tax after coupon code AUGUST175, which can be applied during checkout. Free standard shipping.

    US $874.99 + tax - $175 off coupon AUGUST175 = $724.99 + tax

    HP ENVY 15t Slim Quad Laptop Best Value | HP® Official Store

    NOTE: This coupon cannot be applied on discounted pricing through HP Academy or HP Employee Purchase Program.

    Specifications:
    • Windows 8.1 64
    • 4th generation Intel® Core™ i7-4712HQ Quad Core Processor + 4GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M Graphics
    • 15.6-inch diagonal Full HD WLED-backlit Display (1920x1080)
    • 8GB DDR3L System Memory (1 Dimm)
    • 750GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
    • No Additional Office Software
    • 6-cell 47WHr Lithium-ion Battery
    • No Internal DVD or CD Drive
    • Backlit Keyboard
    • HP TrueVision HD Webcam with Dual Digital Microphone
    • 802.11b/g/n WLAN [1x1]

    A great review of this notebook is available here on NBR (thanks T2050): http://forum.notebookreview.com/hp-...q-nvidia-gtx-850m-haswell-maxwell-review.html

    (Deal source: Slickdeals - HP Envy 15t Slim Laptop: i7-4712HQ, 8GB DDR3, 750GB HDD, 15.6" 1080p, Win 8.1 $725 + Free Shipping)

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    E90dima Notebook Guru

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    WOW, really good deal., for gaming laptop.
     
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    i would call it multimedia not gaming but still good deal
     
  5. E90dima

    E90dima Notebook Guru

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    a gtx 850m will play every modern game in medium to high settings. I would say its a mid range gaming laptop.lol
     
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    maybe at 720p but not 1080/1200p.
     
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    What do you mean? 850m is just a slightly underclocked 860m, which can manage pretty much all games at med to high settings at 1080p. Heck it manages BF4 at 60FPS at high. You should be able to bump the clocks of the 850m to at least a stock 860m with little to no impact on heat or power. It just seems to be limited by voltage.

    Most of these benches are run at maximum/ultra settings and still runs well over 30fps: http://forum.notebookreview.com/sag...clevo-w230ss-review-htwingnut.html#benchmarks
     
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    I see the same arguments in another forum about this exact same laptop. I think it is mostly people who spent $2000+ on their ASUS/Alienware-super-gaming laptop that are mad that a laptop spec'd this good is less than half of what they paid. This will play any modern game at great graphic settings. Maybe not smoothly at Ultra, but that mode is reserved for the people that spent $2000 or more on their rig. Expecting that level of play from a $725 piece of hardware is just dumb. This is definitely a decent gaming laptop and to call it otherwise is being kind of blind. Most people I know will play at 720p anyways, just for the extremely smooth frame rate. And at normal viewing distance and in the heat of gaming, you can hardly tell the difference between 720p and 1080p. Only the spec nuts with their magnifying glass 3 inches away looking at a static screenshot can really tell the difference. Sorry, but in my opinion, this is a very good deal on a very good gaming capable laptop. It is one of the best price versus performance deals I've seen lately. So much so, that HP killed the $175 coupon by changing the laptop price (it will still work on laptops $899 and above).
     
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    So is there no way to add a second hard drive to this thing? Such a bummer, was really hoping I could use my old SSD/hard drive, now its looking like if I go with this I'll have to pay for a large SSD :/
     
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    sorry when you say high that is max to me. I started gaming before there was low, medium, high, very high, ultra, max, epic, and uber graphics settings. Because my 7970m can't max out a ton of games so i doubt an 850 can either.
     
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