HP ENVY 15-j142na 15.6 inch Notebook, Silver [i7 processor, Full HD and Nvidia 2GB 840m graphics, 8GB RAM, 1TB+8GB Flash HDD] @ Costco.co.uk £549.99 (poss £100 cashback = £449.99)
659°Expired

HP ENVY 15-j142na 15.6 inch Notebook, Silver [i7 processor, Full HD and Nvidia 2GB 840m graphics, 8GB RAM, 1TB+8GB Flash HDD] @ Costco.co.uk £549.99 (poss £100 cashback = £449.99)

£549.99costco Deals
232
Found 13th May 2015
•Brand: HP
•Model Number: 15-j142na
•Screen Size: 15.6 inch
•Screen Resolution: 1920 x 1080
•Processor and Speed: Intel Core i7-4700MQ (2.4GHz, 6MB cache)
•Hard Drive: 1TB + 8GB Hybrid Drive
•RAM: 8GB DDR3L
•Graphics Card and RAM: NVIDIA GeForce 840M 2 GB Dedicated Graphics
•Operating System: Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
•CD/DVD/Blu-Ray Drive: n/a
•Built-in Webcam: HP TrueVision HD Webcam (front-facing) with integrated dual array digital microphone
•Battery Life: Up to 6 hrs
•Memory Card Slot: 1 x SD Card Reader
•Ports: 4 x USB 3.0 (1 HP USB Boost), 1 x HDMI, 1 x RJ45, 1 x headphone/microphone combo
•Computer Software: Beats Audio with SRS 3D, HP Connected Music, HP Connected Photo, HP SimplePass, HP Games by WildTangent, HP CoolSense, HP ePrint, Windows Live Essentials, CyberLink YouCam DE, Internet Explorer 11, 7-Zip, Box (50 GB of free storage)
•Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0
•Finish: Silver
•3D Ready: n/a
•Wifi: 802.11ac
•Dimensions: 37.95 x 25.07 x 2.79 cm
•Weight: 2.19kg
- See more at: costco.co.uk/vie…918

Edited: Headline specs into the title

232 Comments

Original Poster

store.hp.com/UKS…CNB

Is this a better option to this laptop (slightly different model number HP ENVY 15-j151sa) - Everything looks to be the same EXCEPT it has the AMD processor/ graphics card

- a AMD Quad-Core A10-5750M APU with Radeon HD 8650 Graphics (2.5 GHz, 2 MB cache)
- AMD Radeon HD 8650M/8750M Dual GPU (2 GB DDR3 dedicated)

That price is £469 + £100 cashback (so £369)

Saving of £81, but only 1 year warranty, whereas the Costco deal has a 2 year warranty

Dude, you need to put "i7 processor", "Full HD" and "Nvidia 840m" in the title.

Edited by: "heathergreen1" 13th May 2015

Wow what a deal ! This should get really Hot



Accidentally clicked cold instead of hot

Original Poster

For non-Costco members, add 5% to the price - just in case anyone does not know.

wdywuk2

For non-Costco members, add 5% to the price - just in case anyone does … For non-Costco members, add 5% to the price - just in case anyone does not know.


or pay £15 for annual online membership

not sure there is cashback on this model now, anyone confirm?

Sorry, the cashback offer is on the costco site
Edited by: "ramtec" 13th May 2015

ramtec

or pay £15 for annual online membership


How do I get membership for £15? It looks like £24 for trade and £30 for individual.

go through to checkout and it'll ask you if you want to save and give you the option of the £15 membership

Thanks, yes I've just seen there's an online subscription.

Screen is a TN panel and not the best In terms of viewing angles and contrast despite being FHD; I know because I own one but despite all that, it's a great laptop

Very hot ,,,,, hp won't Lenovo takes all sales this year.

How do you get £100 cash back?

wdywuk2

Details … Details here:http://warehouses.costco.co.uk/webdocs/pdf/prodfeat/HP_CashbackTerms.doc



It's a ploy

emmacowley

Screen is a TN panel and not the best In terms of viewing angles and … Screen is a TN panel and not the best In terms of viewing angles and contrast despite being FHD; I know because I own one but despite all that, it's a great laptop



Some fairly decent laptop deals coming through in the last few weeks. I'm after one similar to above but I will use it outside occasionally so I think an IPS anti-glare screen would be useful. And an SSD drive. If I could get that with a decent build quality, for £500-600 think I would finally get a new laptop. I've been looking for over 12 months but the market has been flooded with crap low res screens!

good laptop. I bought the 17" version recently from the clearance section in PC World for £450.

This is a pretty fantastic deal. If your in the market for a decent spec laptop with dedicated graphics (obviously not high end) i doubt you'll get much better than this for a while. Should be getting a lot more heat.

wdywuk2

http://store.hp.com/UKStore/Merch/Product.aspx?id=J2E80EA&opt=ABU&sel=PCNBIs this a better option to this laptop (slightly different model number HP ENVY 15-j151sa) - Everything looks to be the same EXCEPT it has the AMD processor/ graphics card- a AMD Quad-Core A10-5750M APU with Radeon HD 8650 Graphics (2.5 GHz, 2 MB cache)- AMD Radeon HD 8650M/8750M Dual GPU (2 GB DDR3 dedicated)That price is £469 + £100 cashback (so £369)Saving of £81, but only 1 year warranty, whereas the Costco deal has a 2 year warranty



The AMD CPU/GPU is slower and less powerful that the i7/840m model.

There's also no cashback option that I can see on that one.

It was also £376 normal price on Amazon a couple of months ago:
hotukdeals.com/dea…219

The Costco one is a better deal.

Still a bit of a 'half way house' computer (I'd rather pay more for something more powerful OR save by going for something cheaper) but for £450, you're not going to get a better spec than this:

i7-4700MQ
8GB ram
GeForce 840M
1TB + 8GB Hybrid Drive
1920 x 1080 (albeit TN rather than IPS)
Edited by: "Picard123" 13th May 2015

guys, how confident do u feel about the cashback?

Amazing spec for the price. Similar specs to a Macbook Pro, for a 1/3rd of the price.

Picard123

The AMD CPU/GPU is slower and less powerful that the i7/840m model. … The AMD CPU/GPU is slower and less powerful that the i7/840m model. There's also no cashback option that I can see on that one.The Costco one is a better deal.




The HP page has a 100 quid cashback image right under the price - so a good option as well

Also free copy of Lego batman 3
Edited by: "Lombear" 13th May 2015

topss

Amazing spec for the price. Similar specs to a Macbook Pro, for a 1/3rd … Amazing spec for the price. Similar specs to a Macbook Pro, for a 1/3rd of the price.


Don't think so. No SSD , No retina display, No thunderbolt ports. No OS X. No aluminum body.

Big plus point for me though is this has real Ethernet.

fazzx

which one is better? this or … which one is better? this or http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/lenovo-flex-2-15-6-inch-full-hd-1080p-convertible-touchscreen-notebook-intel-core-2205801?p=25107668



I'd say this one, here's why -

Flex is made out of plastic this is made out of aluminum so I assuming the build quality will be much better
Flex has keyboard and trackpad reliability issues - I haven't seen any reports regarding the HP suffering these issues
HP Envy has better processor 4 core and much faster - Flex has 2 core
HP Envy has a better graphics card 840 v 820
The HP has more USB 3, I think 4 compared with 1 on the Flex
Battery life on both state 6hours but the Flex is particularly weak with reports of sub two hours
2 year warranty for the HP via Costco and only one year for the Flex
Both use a TN FHD panel, so not sure which is best or if there the same?
The flex doesn't have the extra 8GB flash on the 1TB Hard Disk
This is lighter

The only subjective minus is the flex has a DVD drive this doesn't, I say that because lots of people prefer without (adds to weight etc).




Voted hot.

Lombear

The HP page has a 100 quid cashback image right under the price - so a … The HP page has a 100 quid cashback image right under the price - so a good option as well :)Also free copy of Lego batman 3



No it doesn't.


Edited by: "Picard123" 13th May 2015

GDawes

Don't think so. No SSD , No retina display, No thunderbolt ports. No OS … Don't think so. No SSD , No retina display, No thunderbolt ports. No OS X. No aluminum body.Big plus point for me though is this has real Ethernet.



Faster processor than the £1599 MacBook Pro. A 256 SSD is around £70. 8GB of ram around £50. Plus this has a better graphics card. Only thing left is the screen and thunderbolt. £1000 for that? Hmmm. And its Mac OSable. Plus as you mentioned, it has an Ethernet port.

Edited by: "topss" 13th May 2015

ramtec

I'd say this one, here's why -Flex is made out of plastic this is made … I'd say this one, here's why -Flex is made out of plastic this is made out of aluminum so I assuming the build quality will be much betterFlex has keyboard and trackpad reliability issues - I haven't seen any reports regarding the HP suffering these issuesHP Envy has better processor 4 core and much faster - Flex has 2 coreHP Envy has a better graphics card 840 v 820The HP has more USB 3, I think 4 compared with 1 on the FlexBattery life on both state 6hours but the Flex is particularly weak with reports of sub two hours2 year warranty for the HP via Costco and only one year for the FlexBoth use a TN FHD panel, so not sure which is best or if there the same?The flex doesn't have the extra 8GB flash on the 1TB Hard DiskThis is lighter The only subjective minus is the flex has a DVD drive this doesn't, I say that because lots of people prefer without (adds to weight etc).



Thanks.

I ordered the Flex, not sure if I should cancel and order this now.

I'm typing on this very laptop now, and while it's great I wouldn't buy it again.

Touchpad is **** infuriating to the point I might have to send it back, I bought it at christmas but it keeps breaking and only turning the damned thing off for an hour fixes it (heat related I assume, though the laptop doesn't overheat that I can tell.

Viewing angle is another, the viewing angle of the screen is by far the worst I'd had in a laptop.

its £15 a year for online membership or £30 for the instore one!!

O I paid about £523 for it, since I bought it from the HP store in a sale & got 10% quidco as I used a business account.

topss

Faster processor than the £1599 MacBook Pro.



The i7 in the MBP is the i7-4770HQ. That's actually a faster processor than the i7-4700MQ in the HP.

http://i.imgur.com/Qqhw694.png

The screen on the MBP also blows the one on the HP into the weeds....
Edited by: "Picard123" 13th May 2015

Picard123

You are seriously clueless. The MBP is on completely different level to … You are seriously clueless. The MBP is on completely different level to this laptop. The i7 in the MBP for instance is the i7-4770HQ. That completely blows the slow ULV processor in the HP into the weeds. The screen on the MBP is just lightyears better than the dim TN panel on the HP. There's a £1000 difference between these two machines for good reason, and it's not going to bridge by plugging in a £50 stick of ram or £70 SSD....




Completely agree that there's a substantial difference. Manufacturers seem to charge a hefty premium for good build quality, and good quality screens are worth hundreds more. However if you did add 8gb ram and swap to a 256gb SSD (extra £130 ish) you'd end up with performance 80% as good as the Macbook Pro - benchmarks of the 4700mq is 7800 whereas the 4770hq is 9040...not a huge difference. An excellent deal for the price - spec ratio.

But the reviews of dodgy touchpads (I've had an HP pavilion DV6 with touchpad issues too) worry me, along side the poor display.

Voted hot nonetheless.

ramtec

I'd say this one, here's why -Flex is made out of plastic this is made … I'd say this one, here's why -Flex is made out of plastic this is made out of aluminum so I assuming the build quality will be much betterFlex has keyboard and trackpad reliability issues - I haven't seen any reports regarding the HP suffering these issuesHP Envy has better processor 4 core and much faster - Flex has 2 coreHP Envy has a better graphics card 840 v 820The HP has more USB 3, I think 4 compared with 1 on the FlexBattery life on both state 6hours but the Flex is particularly weak with reports of sub two hours2 year warranty for the HP via Costco and only one year for the FlexBoth use a TN FHD panel, so not sure which is best or if there the same?The flex doesn't have the extra 8GB flash on the 1TB Hard DiskThis is lighter The only subjective minus is the flex has a DVD drive this doesn't, I say that because lots of people prefer without (adds to weight etc).



Build quality is toss! I bought one and sent it back without even opening after testing one in a shop while waiting for delivery.

ns100uk

Completely agree that there's a substantial difference. Manufacturers … Completely agree that there's a substantial difference. Manufacturers seem to charge a hefty premium for good build quality, and good quality screens are worth hundreds more. However if you did add 8gb ram and swap to a 256gb SSD (extra £130 ish) you'd end up with performance 80% as good as the Macbook Pro - benchmarks of the 4700mq is 7800 whereas the 4770hq is 9040...not a huge difference. An excellent deal for the price - spec ratio. But the reviews of dodgy touchpads (I've had an HP pavilion DV6 with touchpad issues too) worry me, along side the poor display. Voted hot nonetheless.



There's more to laptops that just specs IMO. MBP is a hyper premium laptop. This is a budget laptop. No matter how many ram sticks or SSDs you plug in, the user experience simply isn't going to be same. The last HP I had had a pretty poor touchpad that was sluggish and which no driver could fix. Had to use the mouse 99% of the time. HDD failed after 2 years (probably due to cheap component choice). Unpleasant fan signature where the fan would ramp up suddenly even with a few browser tabs open. You simply don't get these sort of cranky issues on a top end laptop.
Edited by: "Picard123" 13th May 2015

the__cat

Build quality is toss! I bought one and sent it back without even … Build quality is toss! I bought one and sent it back without even opening after testing one in a shop while waiting for delivery.



What was the problem exactly?

fazzx

Thanks.I ordered the Flex, not sure if I should cancel and order this now.



already been there! Ordered the flex last night and tried to cancel this am, Amazon said it had gone to far to be stopped but it isn't even shipping until tomorrow!

Picard123

No it doesn't.



o'rilly?!?!

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5334/17426385199_c2b4c4586b_z.jpghpenvy by lombear, on Flickr
Edited by: "Lombear" 13th May 2015
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text