HP ENVY Sleekbook 6-1010us Quick Review

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  1. paulnelson88

    paulnelson88 Notebook Consultant

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    Picked up the new Sleekbook for $550 with the $50 rebate from Fry's with their price match. So far very Impressed with the build quality and gaming ability's for a so called Ultrabook! Two things I did right off the bat was to install another 4 gb of ram and upgrade the HD to a SSD Sandisk 240gb. The system has 1-4gb stick but needs the extra stick of ram to run in dual channel. The baseline windows scores was 4.8 5.9 5.3 6.3 5.9 when I did the upgrades my scores shot through the roof!

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    I have been playing Diablo 3 on default settings with no issues. The laptop gets warm but not hot.

    I have the HP Pavilion m6 1035dx but will take it back to Best Buy the build quality is crap if you ask me. The keyboard is wavy and spongy, the plastic of the front of it scratches really easy and chips. The Sleekbook is a much better build quality.
     
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    paulnelson88 Notebook Consultant

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    I forgot to add if you change the HD out make sure to find a slim HD or take the foam pads out.
     
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    abaddon4180 Notebook Virtuoso

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    Where did you get the AMD CPU Usage gadget?
     
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    davidricardo86 Notebook Deity

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    EDIT: Go directly to here for updated versions of these gadgets.
     
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    paulnelson88 Notebook Consultant

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    Woops! Posted in the wrong section should have been the Envy section
     
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    Atom Ant Hello, here I go again

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    Well congratulate for your Sleekbook and glad to see impressed with the building quality. Surly good deal for the money, sounds much better than the new Dell XPS 14 Ultrabook for $1200.
    Can you run 3DMark11? I'm really curios since it is a 17W APU...
     
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    dchinu Notebook Geek

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    any esitimation on battery life: idle, casual and under load
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    mrdoubleb Newbie

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    I am also strongly considering this model, and upgrading with RAM/SSD is my plan to... however this is excatly what scares me here. As far as i know, you have to take the whole LCD screen apart prior to removing the bottom plate to access the parts. (At least according to the instructions of the 14" sister model.)

    How difficult was that?
     
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    paulnelson88 Notebook Consultant

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    It was really easy to remove the back plate. Take all the screws off and use a slim flat head screwdriver on the back seam. Slowly open it up from the back to the front and it pops right off. Really was one of the easier ones.
     
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    I got 571 on 3dmark 2011. I'm taking it back for another one this morning the space bar half works lol
     
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