Summary: Overall features and performance has been acceptable; however touch pad makes use difficult. The touch pad is stiff and unresponsive. Clicking and double clicking is difficult (would prefer buttons). Backspace key is too small.
Summary: It really seems like a nice machine out of the box until I started typing. Terrible. Not useable. It randomly omits typed characters. At first I thought it was my typing combined with a different keyboard - not hitting keys square and with enough force. I then started testing using very methodical firm hunt and peck method to see if it was still missing keystrokes. Yep. Going to have to send it back. Sigh.
Cons: Loud fan noise such that it is not suitable for a shared workspace environment. Hinge does not allow the screen to open to a good viewing angle unless you are sitting at a desk. The screen has excessive glare. And yes, as mentioned the battery life is minimal. As mentioned in the pros, there is tons of power, but you would be better of buying a desktop at a lower price if thats what your after. This is not a nice machine to sit in front of all day at work.
Summary: This computer is a nice size for a notebook PC, and is generally an elegant package. Performance seems mainstream and is fine for my purposes; I'm not much into video games. The keyboard feel is very disappointing: I'd really like a longer key throw and more tactile feedback. The out-of-box experience was very frustrating: Windows 8.1 isn't especially friendly to people who are quite proficient at earlier Windows versions, and the demonstration links on the Windows...
Summary: The computer performs okay, except for having windows 8.1 (everything about Windows 8 is touchy). As far as the computer goes, the screen is awkward cause it doesn't fold back far enough. Also, the track pad is easily the worst I've ever encountered, and that's my biggest complaint (which I think is significant). Other than that, computer is average.
Summary: The HP Envy 15-j100 is a terrific computer that I wholly recommend. Mine came with a glitch: Windows wouldn't activate and the computer ships with the activation code embedded (hidden) in the motherboard, not revealed in writing on the bottom panel as had been done in the past. As a result, I was forced to purchase a non-OEM Windows 8.1 activation code from Microsoft to get up and running - an issue I'm actively disputing with HP.