Summary: I'm replacing a 3.5-year-old Hp Pavillion and this Envy is only marginally better in terms of performance. I was a little disappointed there were no options for an SSD at all, or larger PSU, or better video card (the next model up offers a GTX 765 I think, but the price was exorbitant).
Summary: I eagerly anticipated this new tower. The helpful sales people at HP touted it as one of the top units due to the processor and such. After set up, it locked up.I had to restart multiple times the first couple of days. This was very frustrating . With further use, it appears windows updates alleviated some but not all of the lock up problems. Still too early to tell how I feel about this machine. So far, I am disappointed. But things are looking up.
Summary: With my 24GB of RAM, 4 GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 745 graphics card and Intel Quad Core i7-4790 3.6 GHz processor, I can quickly view and burn my videos to DVDs on my Windows 8.1 pro 64 operating system. What a difference from my old HP Pavilion Media Center TV PCA desktop computer with 3MB of RAM and a dual-core 2.60 GHz processor on a Windows Vista Ultimate operating system.