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HP ENVY 13-ah0003na 13.3" Intel i7-8550U, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD - £999.95 @ Amazon
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HP ENVY 13-ah0003na 13.3" Intel i7-8550U, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD - £999.95 @ Amazon

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Posted 23rd Feb 2019

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This is a very nice laptop for the price. I can't find a similar one at this price point with with a 8th Gen i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD.

Just got one delivered myself and looks great, pretty much as good as a Macbook but the same spec Macbook would cost you over £2000

Its the cheapest price ever on Amazon according to CamelCamelCamel. It was £1149 on Amazon as recent as yesterday.

Specs:
Intel i7-8550U
16 GB RAM
512 GB SSD
NVIDIA GeForce MX150 2 GB dedicated
FHD Screen
Metal case
Windows 10 Home

EDIT also available from John Lewis at the same price: johnlewis.com/hp-…222
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MrKrabs23/02/2019 19:41

How come HP are now pricing their mid range envy laptops at their premium …How come HP are now pricing their mid range envy laptops at their premium spectre prices? I have a 7th gen i7 envy and a 5th gen i5 spectre x360. Envy is on its last legs (crappy plastic casing) while metal spectre has a dodgy touchscreen (as do the other 6 we have). Envy cost £800 a year or so ago, spectre was just over a grand. Are the envys now fully metal? Trying to work out if the price increased or justified or just HP pushing their luck. There's no way Id view HP as a premium brand.


Funnily, i've a 3 year old Envy 13 i7 8GB and i've had to replace

* The keyboard - keys wore badly through to the black plastic underneath
* The palmrest - wore badly, again through the black underneath
* The base plate - cheap assed plastic that wore very badly
* I've a new outer casing for the screen here - the metal is thin and dents easily so mine is dented in several places
* The little rubber feet have had to be replaced several times as they fall off.
* The battery - OK maybe not unreasonable, but still...

And now the hinges are starting to go and the screen flaps back and forward when on your lap.

Envys have what i would call "showroom appeal" - they look great when you see them sitting somewhere in a PC World showroom or wherever but their build quality is terrible.

A Spectre runs rings around an Envy, but i'd have a Dell XPS over an Envy - you'd get one from Outlet for around this if you time it right.
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no thanks! HP aid in the destruction of other countries
Edited by: "yoyo59" 23rd Feb 2019
Wow what an amazing price. Especially for a laptop of good build quality. Prefer MacBooks but a great buy nonetheless
How come HP are now pricing their mid range envy laptops at their premium spectre prices? I have a 7th gen i7 envy and a 5th gen i5 spectre x360. Envy is on its last legs (crappy plastic casing) while metal spectre has a dodgy touchscreen (as do the other 6 we have). Envy cost £800 a year or so ago, spectre was just over a grand. Are the envys now fully metal? Trying to work out if the price increased or justified or just HP pushing their luck. There's no way Id view HP as a premium brand.
I added heat for the sepcs, but that too high a price for an HP.
yoyo5923/02/2019 19:06

no thanks! HP aid in the destruction of other countries


Wtf please leave hot deals
crazy_b23/02/2019 20:03

Wtf please leave hot deals


Heaven forbid people care about important things
crazy_b22 m ago

Wtf please leave hot deals


why? because I'm not a mindless consumer ?
MrKrabs23/02/2019 19:41

How come HP are now pricing their mid range envy laptops at their premium …How come HP are now pricing their mid range envy laptops at their premium spectre prices? I have a 7th gen i7 envy and a 5th gen i5 spectre x360. Envy is on its last legs (crappy plastic casing) while metal spectre has a dodgy touchscreen (as do the other 6 we have). Envy cost £800 a year or so ago, spectre was just over a grand. Are the envys now fully metal? Trying to work out if the price increased or justified or just HP pushing their luck. There's no way Id view HP as a premium brand.


Funnily, i've a 3 year old Envy 13 i7 8GB and i've had to replace

* The keyboard - keys wore badly through to the black plastic underneath
* The palmrest - wore badly, again through the black underneath
* The base plate - cheap assed plastic that wore very badly
* I've a new outer casing for the screen here - the metal is thin and dents easily so mine is dented in several places
* The little rubber feet have had to be replaced several times as they fall off.
* The battery - OK maybe not unreasonable, but still...

And now the hinges are starting to go and the screen flaps back and forward when on your lap.

Envys have what i would call "showroom appeal" - they look great when you see them sitting somewhere in a PC World showroom or wherever but their build quality is terrible.

A Spectre runs rings around an Envy, but i'd have a Dell XPS over an Envy - you'd get one from Outlet for around this if you time it right.
ShafiqAmin23/02/2019 19:29

Wow what an amazing price. Especially for a laptop of good build quality. …Wow what an amazing price. Especially for a laptop of good build quality. Prefer MacBooks but a great buy nonetheless


"Especially for a laptop of good build quality." - and therein lies the problem.
yoyo591 h, 24 m ago

no thanks! HP aid in the destruction of other countries



Link?
pgilc123/02/2019 20:31

"Especially for a laptop of good build quality." - and therein lies the …"Especially for a laptop of good build quality." - and therein lies the problem.


Wow! didn’t realise the plethora of problems that these laptops had. Whenever I’ve seen them I’ve always thought they looked good and looked like they would hold up good but I guess I was wrong.
I have a family member with an envy and looks good but she’s only had it for afew months.
I think it will start showing more problems the longer she has it.
To be honest this is why I stick with MacBooks (even with their ridiculous prices) because, for me, they have lasted 5-6+ years each and shoe no signs of slowing down.
MrKrabs23/02/2019 19:41

How come HP are now pricing their mid range envy laptops at their premium …How come HP are now pricing their mid range envy laptops at their premium spectre prices? I have a 7th gen i7 envy and a 5th gen i5 spectre x360. Envy is on its last legs (crappy plastic casing) while metal spectre has a dodgy touchscreen (as do the other 6 we have). Envy cost £800 a year or so ago, spectre was just over a grand. Are the envys now fully metal? Trying to work out if the price increased or justified or just HP pushing their luck. There's no way Id view HP as a premium brand.


They're full metal but it's not very thick... I sold mine and got an Elitebook instead which is also metal but magnesium alloy so it's far more durable than the thin aluminium on the Envy. The Dell XPS are far better built.
ShafiqAmin25 m ago

Wow! didn’t realise the plethora of problems that these laptops had. W …Wow! didn’t realise the plethora of problems that these laptops had. Whenever I’ve seen them I’ve always thought they looked good and looked like they would hold up good but I guess I was wrong. I have a family member with an envy and looks good but she’s only had it for afew months. I think it will start showing more problems the longer she has it.To be honest this is why I stick with MacBooks (even with their ridiculous prices) because, for me, they have lasted 5-6+ years each and shoe no signs of slowing down.


Don't get me wrong, I do like mine and it has a lot of appeal but the build quality isn't fantastic.

It's just worth bearing that in mind.

I'd personally spend a little more on an XPS from outlet or an eBay reseller.
MrKrabs23/02/2019 19:41

How come HP are now pricing their mid range envy laptops at their premium …How come HP are now pricing their mid range envy laptops at their premium spectre prices? I have a 7th gen i7 envy and a 5th gen i5 spectre x360. Envy is on its last legs (crappy plastic casing) while metal spectre has a dodgy touchscreen (as do the other 6 we have). Envy cost £800 a year or so ago, spectre was just over a grand. Are the envys now fully metal? Trying to work out if the price increased or justified or just HP pushing their luck. There's no way Id view HP as a premium brand.


My envy, which i believe shares the frame of this model is metal on the lid and upper case (where the keyboard is). The base is plastic oddly enough but it seems reasonably sturdy.
What do people do when the batteries die in these pricey things? I am in real need for a powerful laptop but cannot get myself to spend that much on something that will only last a couple of years if I am lucky.
Honestly, whilst working in John Lewis we had two spectres off display literally fall apart. The screen detaches from the bezel. It was also a common reason for returns on them. I've got to say although they're great, as are the envy models, the build quality is terrible.
Bazallworks3 h, 16 m ago

Heaven forbid people care about important things


How does this laptop manufacturer make any difference to any other manufacturer .
Bazallworks23/02/2019 20:25

Heaven forbid people care about important things


Hp help the destruction of other countries f ing .
Aiadi23/02/2019 22:36

What do people do when the batteries die in these pricey things? I am in …What do people do when the batteries die in these pricey things? I am in real need for a powerful laptop but cannot get myself to spend that much on something that will only last a couple of years if I am lucky.


Are they not replaceable?
Meathotukdeals24/02/2019 01:48

Are they not replaceable?


No they are not and that is why I have been avoiding these and have stuck to the more budget friendly but much less powered ones so far.
Aiadi24/02/2019 02:08

No they are not and that is why I have been avoiding these and have stuck …No they are not and that is why I have been avoiding these and have stuck to the more budget friendly but much less powered ones so far.


Damn. So many things getting 'cheap'.
crazy_b5 h, 29 m ago

Hp help the destruction of other countries f ing .


Sure thing, dude.
Meathotukdeals2 h, 6 m ago

Damn. So many things getting 'cheap'.


Hooray for capitalism!
Aiadi23/02/2019 22:36

What do people do when the batteries die in these pricey things? I am in …What do people do when the batteries die in these pricey things? I am in real need for a powerful laptop but cannot get myself to spend that much on something that will only last a couple of years if I am lucky.


The batteries on them are replacable. I've replaced the one on mine. I gave £53.99 for one and it took about 10 mins to fit.

RAM is soldered in, however the SSD isnt so its upgradable (i upgraded mine from a 256GB to a 512GB) and the battery is easily accessible too. All of that can be seen and done with simply removing the back plate.
Aiadi24/02/2019 02:08

No they are not and that is why I have been avoiding these and have stuck …No they are not and that is why I have been avoiding these and have stuck to the more budget friendly but much less powered ones so far.


Yes. They ARE. I've done it. Easily actually. Remove the back plate and its right there.

The ones with an issue are the Microsoft Surface ones. These are fine.
smellyonion10 h, 56 m ago

My envy, which i believe shares the frame of this model is metal on the …My envy, which i believe shares the frame of this model is metal on the lid and upper case (where the keyboard is). The base is plastic oddly enough but it seems reasonably sturdy.


Thin, easily dented metal though and very thin coating of paint meaning it wears through quickly.
pgilc124/02/2019 08:14

The batteries on them are replacable. I've replaced the one on mine. I …The batteries on them are replacable. I've replaced the one on mine. I gave £53.99 for one and it took about 10 mins to fit.RAM is soldered in, however the SSD isnt so its upgradable (i upgraded mine from a 256GB to a 512GB) and the battery is easily accessible too. All of that can be seen and done with simply removing the back plate.


Where did you source the battery from, and was it an OEM HP battery or third party? I really need to change the battery on my Envy but am struggling to find an HP replacement (would prefer to avoid a third party Chinese battery one if I can).
FNC8886 h, 14 m ago

Where did you source the battery from, and was it an OEM HP battery or …Where did you source the battery from, and was it an OEM HP battery or third party? I really need to change the battery on my Envy but am struggling to find an HP replacement (would prefer to avoid a third party Chinese battery one if I can).


I used these guys. Its been in there since Oct and its been great. Holds its charge well, no issues.

ebay.co.uk/itm…388

Its not a genuine one, but i've very happy with it.
I think part of the appeal (and price) is in the size of these 13 inch ultrabooks.

I dont think that Acer is particularly comparable. Its not something i'd consider carrying about with me like i do with the Envy.

XPS 13 is a better choice, though you'd need to go to /outlet or an ebay reseller to get a similar price at that spec.
deleted70275525/02/2019 18:18

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If you prefer a 15 inch luggable to a 13 inch ultrabook then fine - of course you'll get one cheaper.

And i actually said " you'd need to go to /outlet or an ebay reseller to get a similar price at that spec."

Manufacturer Refurb'd (ex Dell Outlet) for just £10 more

ebay.co.uk/itm…rue

Brand new XPS 13 i7 16GB 512GB SSD 4K for just £100 more...

ebay.co.uk/itm…tru

A little bit of patience on dell.co.uk/outlet will get a brand new machine direct from Dell - thats where sellers like these are getting them from - and adding on their margin. But even at this price its well worth the extra.

ebay.co.uk/itm…f:0
Edited by: "pgilc1" 25th Feb 2019
I have had one for 10 weeks. Fast light, excellent battery life and runs demanding programs with ease. I’d a 3 year Envy with a 4K screen and terrible battery life and this is so much better. It has a good mixture of ports with 2 x USB 3 & 1USB C. The fast charge function is excellent. If you work for NHS or Emergency Services “BlueLightCard” has a discount for direct purchase from HP’s UK website.
deleted70275526/02/2019 22:58

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In work i've twin 24 inch widescreens to connect my laptop to, at home i;ve twin 27 inch widescreens for when working from home.

No need to burden myself with something as cumbersome as a 15 inch screen when on the move.
deleted70275502/03/2019 08:24

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you'll need a lot more than a can of spinach in you to lug about your laptop
Edited by: "pgilc1" 2nd Mar 2019
deleted70275502/03/2019 14:51

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it was tongue in cheek yes, the point being, anyone who wants something an Envy 13 / XPS 13 is unlikely to be bothered with something as big as that 15.4 inch acer even if it is cheaper. I wouldnt. Even standard issue work laptops these days are generally no bigger than 14 inch. Have a look around you the next time you're on a plane or train. Anyone using a laptop isnt lugging somethig with a 15.4 inch screen about with them.

Its like comparing a Porsche to a Golf R. Probably similar performance but both doing very different jobs and the golf is cheaper for a reason. You're just not comparing apples with apples.
Edited by: "pgilc1" 2nd Mar 2019
pgilc124/02/2019 08:15

Yes. They ARE. I've done it. Easily actually. Remove the back plate …Yes. They ARE. I've done it. Easily actually. Remove the back plate and its right there.The ones with an issue are the Microsoft Surface ones. These are fine.


do you know if this years models still have replaceable batteries? anyone? thanks
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