HP Envy 13, C2D 1.86, 3Gb RAM, 250Gb HDD £719 @ John Lewis - HotUKDeals
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Super stylish laptop with nearly a £600 price reduction and John Lewis peace of mind. Cant be bad!
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1 Like #1
Still pricey....anyway, ceaper on Amazon and a few other few places :(
#2
Can be had for £50 less as some retailers or £702.43 from Amazon. It is a stunning notebook and with both batteries attached the battery life is superb, however it's hard to overlook the Dell which is £200 cheaper and packs a 128GB SSD.
#3
CAn'T be bad!!!
.........IT IS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#4
2 year warranty with John Lewis though.
#5
GAVINLEWISHUKD
Can be had for £50 less as some retailers or £702.43 from Amazon. It is a stunning notebook and with both batteries attached the battery life is superb, however it's hard to overlook the Dell which is £200 cheaper and packs a 128GB SSD.


you think the dell one is better? very tempted to get the dell one
#6
got a link to the dell one please? :)
cos3c
GAVINLEWISHUKD
Can be had for £50 less as some retailers or £702.43 from Amazon. It is a stunning notebook and with both batteries attached the battery life is superb, however it's hard to overlook the Dell which is £200 cheaper and packs a 128GB SSD.


you think the dell one is better? very tempted to get the dell one
#7
dt_matthews
got a link to the dell one please? :)
cos3c
GAVINLEWISHUKD
Can be had for £50 less as some retailers or £702.43 from Amazon. It is a stunning notebook and with both batteries attached the battery life is superb, however it's hard to overlook the Dell which is £200 cheaper and packs a 128GB SSD.


you think the dell one is better? very tempted to get the dell one


Here.
#8
The service from JOhn Lewis is worth a bit extra - no quibble returns etc.
1 Like #9
knockoff macbook :) I have opened quite a few HP laptops, the way they made them are quite shocking. For eg. thin flimsy ribbon connectors for touchpad and power button are not securely fitted with latches. It can become loose easily.The chipset, cpu and memory are sitting inches away from each other. A lot of customer will have usual HP overheating problem as CPU Fan ventilation is also poorly located etc.


Edited By: fullmoon on Jan 02, 2011 20:22: correction
#10
GAVINLEWISHUKD
Can be had for £50 less as some retailers or £702.43 from Amazon. It is a stunning notebook and with both batteries attached the battery life is superb, however it's hard to overlook the Dell which is £200 cheaper and packs a 128GB SSD.


I understand how expensive SSD's are, but how much better are they to your standard hard drives? I know they are faster and are shock resistant?! But for a fair bit less you can get this http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Lenovo_IdeaPad_U350_1039835.html - with a slightly slower processor and worse design...
or for nearly half the price this one http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Lenovo_IdeaPad_U350_1034190.html
#12
mkins99
GAVINLEWISHUKD
Can be had for £50 less as some retailers or £702.43 from Amazon. It is a stunning notebook and with both batteries attached the battery life is superb, however it's hard to overlook the Dell which is £200 cheaper and packs a 128GB SSD.


I understand how expensive SSD's are, but how much better are they to your standard hard drives? I know they are faster and are shock resistant?! But for a fair bit less you can get this http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Lenovo_IdeaPad_U350_1039835.html - with a slightly slower processor and worse design...
or for nearly half the price this one http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Lenovo_IdeaPad_U350_1034190.html


SSD's change your life but hurt you in the pocket as once you have one one one machine you want one on every machine. So if you think the SSD is £100-£120 more than a regular hard disk it makes the Dell only slightly more for what is more of a premium product.
#13
GAVINLEWISHUKD
mkins99
GAVINLEWISHUKD
Can be had for £50 less as some retailers or £702.43 from Amazon. It is a stunning notebook and with both batteries attached the battery life is superb, however it's hard to overlook the Dell which is £200 cheaper and packs a 128GB SSD.


I understand how expensive SSD's are, but how much better are they to your standard hard drives? I know they are faster and are shock resistant?! But for a fair bit less you can get this http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Lenovo_IdeaPad_U350_1039835.html - with a slightly slower processor and worse design...
or for nearly half the price this one http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Lenovo_IdeaPad_U350_1034190.html


SSD's change your life but hurt you in the pocket as once you have one one one machine you want one on every machine. So if you think the SSD is £100-£120 more than a regular hard disk it makes the Dell only slightly more for what is more of a premium product.

Had to throw a spanner in the works!! Never cared about my hard drive speed because I never cared waiting 15 mins for a file to transfer but will it make everyday tasks much smoother? Or lets say gaming?
#14


While it may be based around a 13" screen thats pretty much where it ends. The Dell is a use all day executive notebook with a mix of style and practical use. The Lenovo on the other hand is more of a generic mid-high end laptop squashed into a 13" form factor. If your desk based an can plug it in then it is far more powerful and will make a good stab at playing games too.
#15
Why are HP copying of Apple MacBook's? Can't they come up with their own designs?
1 Like #16
mkins99
GAVINLEWISHUKD
mkins99
GAVINLEWISHUKD
Can be had for £50 less as some retailers or £702.43 from Amazon. It is a stunning notebook and with both batteries attached the battery life is superb, however it's hard to overlook the Dell which is £200 cheaper and packs a 128GB SSD.


I understand how expensive SSD's are, but how much better are they to your standard hard drives? I know they are faster and are shock resistant?! But for a fair bit less you can get this[url=%3Ca%20class=] http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Lenovo_IdeaPad_U350_1039835.html[/url]" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Lenovo_IdeaPad_U350_1039835.html - with a slightly slower processor and worse design...
or for nearly half the price this one[url=%3Ca%20class=] http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Lenovo_IdeaPad_U350_1034190.html[/url]" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Lenovo_IdeaPad_U350_1034190.html


SSD's change your life but hurt you in the pocket as once you have one one one machine you want one on every machine. So if you think the SSD is £100-£120 more than a regular hard disk it makes the Dell only slightly more for what is more of a premium product.

Had to throw a spanner in the works!! Never cared about my hard drive speed because I never cared waiting 15 mins for a file to transfer but will it make everyday tasks much smoother? Or lets say gaming?


Yes it just makes day to day use almost instant, much like using a smart phone. Click on your browser and its open, click word, bang it's open. Until you use one you never know how slow your hard drive was! :)
#17
pc_tech86
Why are HP copying of Apple MacBook's? Can't they come up with their own designs?

Have you heard of competition?
#18
I'll definitely consider one next time I buy a new laptop, but could you ever replace a laptop hard drive with an SSD one after you have bought it? Or is it just not worth the hassle?
#19
pc_tech86
Why are HP copying of Apple MacBook's? Can't they come up with their own designs?


Well apple has made a fair few bucks selling mediocre hardware in a fancy box so it's only fair for windows users to have some of that and HP make a few bob too! :)
1 Like #20
mkins99
I'll definitely consider one next time I buy a new laptop, but could you ever replace a laptop hard drive with an SSD one after you have bought it? Or is it just not worth the hassle?


Yes it's pretty easy, kingston even do a kit with a caddy so you can image your existing hard drive to the SSD and then use your old hard drive in the caddy as an extra drive/backup. The problem for most is cost and size. For some people the £80-£90 for 60gb is not enough. If your laptop can take two drives hen this is good. The other option if you need space and only have space for one hard disk is the momentus XT from Seagate. This mixes a 7200rpm hard drive with 4gb of flash memory. The drive optimises the most used files and stores them on the flash ram (like windows boot files and your most used programs) to speed up windows boots and faster program starts. They are somewhat of a compromise and no match for a proper SSD.
#21
GAVINLEWISHUKD
mkins99
I'll definitely consider one next time I buy a new laptop, but could you ever replace a laptop hard drive with an SSD one after you have bought it? Or is it just not worth the hassle?


Yes it's pretty easy, kingston even do a kit with a caddy so you can image your existing hard drive to the SSD and then use your old hard drive in the caddy as an extra drive/backup. The problem for most is cost and size. For some people the £80-£90 for 60gb is not enough. If your laptop can take two drives hen this is good. The other option if you need space and only have space for one hard disk is the momentus XT from Seagate. This mixes a 7200rpm hard drive with 4gb of flash memory. The drive optimises the most used files and stores them on the flash ram (like windows boot files and your most used programs) to speed up windows boots and faster program starts. They are somewhat of a compromise and no match for a proper SSD.

Ok thanks for all your help. These should drop in price as with all technology. :D
#22
I just added a 500gb Momentus XT to my little Lenovo and it has made a big difference. Worth the upgrade and the drive isnt that expensive.
#23
These are really cheap and nasty in the flesh, or should I say in the plastic. If you're expecting something of the same build quality as a macbook pro but a windows laptop you'll be really disappointed with this.

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