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Radiance is Back

Discussion in 'HP Envy & HDX' started by dgold82, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. dgold82

    dgold82 Newbie

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    Surprised that no one has brought this up yet but the radiance screen is back as an option for 200 extra bucks as of timing of this post.

    I'm really torn now since I took advantage of the MS store deal for 799. Not sure if it is worth it for 1200 bucks vs 800 just for the screen (though I would end up paying about 1080+tax with my corporate discount through hp.com--10%). Thoughts?
     
  2. brian.q.g

    brian.q.g Newbie

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    Haha, I was just coming here to post about this. My friend spilled wine on my 2 month old Envy 14 last week, so I was just shopping this morning for a new laptop, saw the Radiance display was available, and bought it! I'm so excited. I hope it's not an error or something.

    Also, for an FYI, I used this code 'NB5321' and with a configuration over $1299, it took $200 off.
     
  3. AddictionsolA

    AddictionsolA Notebook Consultant

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    Get it while you can, its for a limited time.
     
  4. TCenvy14

    TCenvy14 Notebook Guru

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    Im kinda in the same boat. Just bought my envy14 from the MS store and really tempted to get one from HP with radiance. But overall I got a great laptop for a great price and idk if I want to pay $400 extra just for the screen....
     
  5. awdotson

    awdotson Notebook Consultant

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    That is tempting, but it isn't available on the beats edition for some reason. And I can't tolerate how flowery the back of the regular one is.

    Plus I have a nice 24 inch at home
     
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    krick Notebook Consultant

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    Aaargh - I'm now beyond my return period on my Envy thanks to it having been in service for the past 3 weeks - so while I would have gladly paid the extra for the Radiance option in the beginning, I don't have this option now. I'm seriously pissed.
     
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    st40611 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Really tempted to buy it now but I will wait for the next line of HP coupons and hope for discounts on the Envy (seeing they are having the 2011 models and need to get rid of the 2010 models).

    If not, it will be a hard decision between the HP.com configured one and the Amazon, non-radiance one.
     
  8. aznanarchy99

    aznanarchy99 Notebook Consultant

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    God damn they dont have it for the Beats edition =(

    Is it on their spare parts site?
     
  9. Killa Joe

    Killa Joe Notebook Deity

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    Sorry, but what is so special about the Beats edition? Isn't the beats edition just colored black with red beats logo? The regular Envy 14 still comes with beats installed...so then......????


    KJ :cool:
     
  10. warnec

    warnec Notebook Consultant

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    This seems like great news for people with damaged screens wanting to get them replaced (me included).

    Hope this change is permanent!
     
  11. aznanarchy99

    aznanarchy99 Notebook Consultant

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    I already have the Beats edition. I want to replace my screen with a Radiance screen.
     
  12. brian.q.g

    brian.q.g Newbie

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    I've wondered this too. The black color is cool, but I really dislike the gaudy BEATS logo on the lid. But I also think those huge BEATS headphones look silly, which a lot of people like, so I guess it's a matter of taste.
     
  13. aznanarchy99

    aznanarchy99 Notebook Consultant

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    I find it odd that the logo on the lid bothers people at all. Its small and isnt very bright. The headphones suck. They came with the laptop and I was able to sell them for retail price on Ebay LoL. I just like the black on red, its pretty sexy.
     
  14. AddictionsolA

    AddictionsolA Notebook Consultant

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    And the fact that you are an advertising shill for Dr. Dre. Nothing like paying someone else so you can advertise their wares.
     
  16. aznanarchy99

    aznanarchy99 Notebook Consultant

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    You just described pretty much everything that is sold in the world.
     
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    noodle9527 Notebook Consultant

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    im not into the 14 but seeing stuff in this forum I see the problem with radiance going on for a while.

    What really interests me is what is the deal with hp and radiance? It was once said the company is gone, so what happened? They found a stock pile somewhere laying around so they can offer for a "limited time"?Or if the company is not out of business then why a "limited time" at all? Dont tell me it hurts them to earn some more pretty cash,lol
     
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    warnec Notebook Consultant

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    Damn :( Wonder what's this "screengate"'s all about. Have they found another company? If yes, why is this said to be only a limited time offer? If no, have they found some secret Radiance stash in their basement now or what? :D

    Tthey could also roll out their Envy 14 refresh soon (I'd really love this laptop series to be better known amongst people) with Radiance which will be compatible with the current generation! (of course, it's just my wish right now)
     
  19. dkimxd

    dkimxd Notebook Guru

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    maybe they're trying to get rid of all the refurbished radiance screens and putting them onto new laptops D:
     
  20. Killa Joe

    Killa Joe Notebook Deity

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    Uhm, correct me if I'm wrong but is that not ILLEGAL? :confused: :rolleyes: :mad: :p I understand if its an exchange you're doing, but when you buy a NEW item.... it is against the law to give you a refurb... think about it...

    Are you going to buy a brand new car and the dealer is going to give you a refurb engine@?#?@#?@ I think not! :mad:

    KJ :cool:
     

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