*HP ENVY 17 & 17 3D (2XXX series) Owners Lounge*

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  1. 2.0

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    Envy 17 and Envy 17 3D Sandy Bridge Owners Lounge.​


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    http://forum.notebookreview.com/hp-envy-hdx/547794-waiting-envy-17-3d-sb-thread.html

    Drivers by justinkw1

    South Bridge CPU has on die Integrated Graphics:

    Initial Setup Guide - by gunny5821

    SOFTWARE:

    HW Monitor for measuring temps:
    http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html

    SYSTEM Information for Windows (SIW) to detail virtually everything about your system:
    http://www.gtopala.com/siw-download.html
    (scroll to bottom of page and D/L free version without installer.)


    Touch Pad Enhancements:
    Configuration by JJB
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/6468855-post6307.html


    Trackpad and hands interfere with each other significantly and PalmCheck isn't perfect while you're typing. Solved with TouchFreeze:
    TouchFreeze-1.0.2.msi - Project Hosting on Google Code - submitted by poster ColdHeat
    TouchFreeze-1.0.2.msi - touchfreeze - TouchFreeze-1.0.2.msi - Project Hosting on Google Code

    Still the problem of right clicking? Solved by using Two Finger Scroll: Project Hosting on Google Code - submitted by poster ColdHeat
    two-finger-scroll - Project Hosting on Google Code

    Best option for the trackpad is a program called EvnyTouchPad by poster Reil:
    Free File Hosting Made Simple - MediaFire

    Latest version: http://www.mediafire.com/?tpcynrdlo2oattc
    You can read about it in this thread: http://forum.notebookreview.com/hp-envy-hdx/502589-e14-trackpad-discussion-only.html
     
  2. Bobmitch

    Bobmitch Notebook Virtuoso

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    FACT:

    My Envy 17 3D DOES have Intel Switchable Graphics! Dual display adapters...Radeon HD 6850 AND Intel HD Graphics. So one misnomer out of the way

    ALSO

    I roadtested an Asus G73SW a few weeks back. It had the Intel P65 Express chipset. Envy 17 3D has the Intel HM67 Express Chipset. Intel Centrino Advanced-M 6200 AGN and Realtek Gigabit LAN

    The HP Blu Ray / DVD drive is a TS-TB23L, which I believe is made by Samsung

    Also...Broadcom 2070 Bluetooth

    Coolsense IS software!
     
  3. mcchea

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    Just got mine too. Now for the long process of transferring files and installing software...

    HP CoolSense is there...it's really simple and doesn't seem to do much.
     
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  5. Acidblast

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    nice you guys got yours. post some pics and videos. what are your initial impressions?
     
  6. Killa Joe

    Killa Joe Notebook Deity

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    Congradts to you guys!!! :D I will be joining you soon, build date on March 29, 2011, hopefully they will deliver sooner.

    Just a note: If anyone plans on taking an HD video of your new Envy, please PM me once its on YouTube, and I will add your video to "The Envy 17 3D SB YouTube Video Thread"

    Vidoes may be of you unboxing, testing different programs, games, videos of you watching videos, reviews of the laptop....whatever you deem cool. ;)

    Most importantly, enjoy.

    P.S. Thanks 2.0

    KJ :cool:
     
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    And when you make that thread, PM me so I can link it here. :)
     
  8. Bobmitch

    Bobmitch Notebook Virtuoso

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    I am currently backing up with Acronis so I have an "Out of Box" configuration. It seems to be taking longer than I thought. I will keep posting photos...video is gonna be a pain. My wife's camera only does .mov Hate that format. This thing is INSANE! Beauty isn't the word.

    I work from home...so as I do this...the phone is ringing like crazy....will do as I can...

    I am only having ONE issue. HP doesn't have this machine in their database, so I am having difficulty initializing the 4 Year onsite / Accidental damage. Product ID is XW930AV on the box and when you hit Fn-Escape it says XW630AV. They are supposed to call me back
     
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    Something else I want to probe once my backup is done. Went into the bios setup before and thought I saw that I could enable RAID If this is the case, I just may go and get myself another Samsung 640 GB 7200 rpm drive and RAID it with the one in the machine...That would make the machine SCREAM!
     
  10. mcchea

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    Bobmitch, do you have a small dent in the keyboard frame between the Windows and Alt keys?
     
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