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Old 11-01-2010, 02:35 AM   #1
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Default HP ENVY vs HP Pavillion. Little help please?

I can't find the difference between the two?

I also can't find anything about differences between the HP Envy and the HP Envy BEATS Addition.

Anyone care to help me out here?
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AFAIK, The only difference between the ENVY and the Pravillion are the case stiling and the ENVY has more options available.
The BEATS edition has a better sound system.


If your looking into buying one, look elsewhere. HP has the worst quality laptops on the market, unless you get the Probook or other business class machines.
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What's so bad about them? My brother has the DV7t and it works great.

What laptop would you recommend then?
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What's so bad about them? My brother has the DV7t and it works great.

What laptop would you recommend then?
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That's what is so bad.
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What's so bad about them? My brother has the DV7t and it works great.
The fail rate on these are more than any other brand. I had a DV7 that was AMD powered, and it didn't even last a year before the Mobo was gone. Wasn't covered under warranty either.

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What laptop would you recommend then?
Asus is good, along with Toshiba and Lenovo.
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You can't buy Asus from Asus.com. You can't even build them. And Toshibas are more expensive than a HP.

Is this a rumor about older HPs? My brothers is just about a year old and it still works great.
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Are the HP Envy's much nicer looking than a Pavillion? I am looking for a decent looking piece of equipment as well.
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You can't buy Asus from Asus.com. You can't even build them. And Toshibas are more expensive than a HP.
You have to pay for quality. Asus is the parent company of Toshiba. You get the same quality with either.

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Is this a rumor about older HPs? My brothers is just about a year old and it still works great.
No. Quite the opposite. The 2003-back HP's had quality that reviled Asus and Toshiba. Every company has its goods and bads, but as a company, the newer HP's are bad computers.
The DV7 and DV7t are a good example. They (the DV7((t)) ) has a design flaw of excessive heat when the GPU is under strain. This leads to Mobo failures. (the entire G series has the same problem)

Chances are that if you have the money for a Dv series, or a Envy, then you would have enough to get a Toshiba.
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The DV6T is what i'm looking at. But I can't find a Toshiba that's comparable price/performance. I have no ties to HP. I'll change to a Toshiba no problem.

I had an i3 or i5 processor
500 or 640gb (7200rpm harddrive)
4 or 6gb of DDR3
HD5650 graphics card
backlit keyboard
15" monitor
Win 7 64 bit

Think you can help me find something like that for $900-$1000?
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http://www.toshibadirect.com/td/b2c/...to?poid=496499 everything you wanted except the HD5650.

http://www.toshibadirect.com/td/b2c/...to?poid=496198 everything with Gforce graphics (same level as the HD5650)

http://www.toshibadirect.com/td/b2c/pdet.to?poid=490984 has everything, but a Phenom 2 quad core.
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