Summary: I returned this computer without turning it on or activating it in any way. It had a scratch on the side of the case that was apparently there when it was packaged at the manufacturer. The packaging was adequate and undamaged. The seller was in no way responsible as this was drop-shipped to me directly from the manufacturer distributing center.
Summary: I'm a webdesigner and I use this notebook with adobe master collection CS6. Works very well with Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash and Premiere (to work with premiere and prelude you must have to make changes on the BIOS). I use this notebook as a desktop, with external monitor, keyboard and mouse. The trackpad of this notebook is not good, the same happens with the keyboard (the keyboard fails sometimes).
Summary: Pros: - This laptop is blazing fast! It starts up and it is fully running within a minute or two at the most. - The sound quality and volume control is amazing! Even at low volumes, it is loud enough for pleasant hearing to the ears, so you can just imagine how loud it can go. - The style is design of the laptop is slick and envious. - The laptop is thin and small, which makes it easy to carry around.
Summary: Although the Envy15-3040nr supposes to come with a 750GB hard drive, it is shipped with a 700GB hard drive instead. My original and replacement Envy15-3040nr both come with an identical 700GB drive. When I received the first unit, it had 2 bad USB ports, which caused blue screen of death on the first night when I started to set up the computer. I was using a USB mouse and a flash drive and the Windows was aborting twice while I was working.
Summary: so 3 stars is a bit harsh, but i felt its a bit short of 4.. all and all it is a nice machine, and some say it resembles a macbook pro *grin* but not quite there.. there are some glaring oversights with its design. the good screen.. i have the higher resolution option (1920x1080) and it is beautiful. very sharp, glossy, bright, vivid.. it is the single best thing about this laptop. fast.. i went with i7-720 quad 64bit 6M cache. this thing flies physical design of it.
Summary: I was impressed with the product specification but had to end up in disappointment after purchasing this product. What nags me is the poor display resolution and bad wifi connectivity. Otherwise its a good product to have in this price range. I was also expecting the entire body in Aluminum finish, but the lid seems to be a plastic coated with silver colour.
HP Envy 15 - What you need to know before buying it
Will F., Amazon
8 December 2011
Summary: Summarising: 1 - Very Powerful Laptop in terms of performance, processing speed and memory. 2 - The LED Screen is also of good quality, although the laptop lid is not very flexible. 3 - The laptop easily heats up because of its design and high performance. 4 - Extremely low battery life (1 hour), same reason... 5 - No VGA port, 2 USB ports only, external media player... I recommend you to buy it as a desktop replacement to be connected to the AC power at all times.
Summary: I've only owned this laptop for a few weeks. Long enough to know it's quite a mixed bag. Other reviewers make valid comment when they cite the average quality display (both in resolution and quality). The machine does run too hot for comfort at times too. But, crucially, it meets my needs :- - there is serious cpu horsepower under the lid - a maximum 16Gb ram is a real plus - the external dvd drive aids the portability of the machine for me - A 15in screen is fine for my...