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Pkm
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(07-16-2013, 01:35 AM)
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So I've pretty much gave up PC gaming, aside from still playing Civ games or Sim I've decided to go to consoles and abandon my desktop/desk/chair etc..and finally break down and buy a laptop.
Yeah, I know, I'm a little late to the party. Seems everyone has or has had one yet I've always been a desktop only guy.

I'm no spec expert, even with desktops I would just spend a bunch thinking "money = quality" and as long as they played the newest PC game on high settings I was happy.

So if ya guys could, give me an opinion on my first laptop purchase, Here it is, cost meabout $750 which isnt to bad right?

Model: HP Envy Touchsmart 15-j020us



http://www.shopping.hp.com/en_US/hom...us-Notebook-PC

- HP ENVY TouchSmart 15.6" Touch-Screen Laptop - 8GB Memory - 750GB Hard Drive
- AMD Elite Quad-Core A8-5550M Accelerated Processor with AMD Radeon HD 8550G graphics

Fracas
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(07-16-2013, 01:35 AM)
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You may have goofed
Telaso
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(07-16-2013, 01:36 AM)
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Its a HP.... I'm sorry...

Edit: I guess for the price you could do worse. If you are just playing Civ and what not on say medium maybe med/low you shouldnt have a problem. HP's over heat like crazy though, so make sure to not set it on any sort of cloth while playing.
Last edited by Telaso; 07-16-2013 at 01:38 AM.
RBH
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(07-16-2013, 01:37 AM)
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Originally Posted by Telaso

Its a HP.... I'm sorry...

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Messi
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(07-16-2013, 01:37 AM)
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Hows that graphics card?
Sage00
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(07-16-2013, 01:38 AM)
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Oh dear. Is it too late to change it?
Amjad
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(07-16-2013, 01:38 AM)
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I have no idea if it's good or not but wouldn't it have been a good idea to check out the gaming laptop thread before plounging and spending 750$ on a product. I repeat: I have no actual idea if it's good or not.
SUPREME1
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(07-16-2013, 01:39 AM)
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Should have gotten one with a SSD and gotten a portable hdd instead for saving files.

Keeps it running fast yo.



Edit: That's said, looks sexy.
TheDiabolical
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(07-16-2013, 01:39 AM)
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Keep the receipt
Northeastmonk
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(07-16-2013, 01:39 AM)
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Intel is the better processor. Not bad for a work computer. Maybe check out Origin when you buy another one.

http://www.originpc.com/gaming/laptops/

Otherwise if it works, I wouldn't worry about it. If you overpaid, then yeah of course.
bro1
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(07-16-2013, 01:39 AM)
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Originally Posted by Pkm

So I've pretty much gave up PC gaming, aside from still playing Civ games or Sim I've decided to go to consoles and abandon my desktop/desk/chair etc..and finally break down and buy a laptop.
Yeah, I know, I'm a little late to the party. Seems everyone has or has had one yet I've always been a desktop only guy.

I'm no spec expert, even with desktops I would just spend a bunch thinking "money = quality" and as long as they played the newest PC game on high settings I was happy.

So if ya guys could, give me an opinion on my first laptop purchase, Here it is, cost meabout $750 which isnt to bad right?

Return it. You overspent by a mile.
evil solrac v3.0
(07-16-2013, 01:40 AM)
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why did you give it up? the gaming thing I mean? and also.... it's an HP.....
mj1108
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(07-16-2013, 01:40 AM)
I'm sorry....
Volotaire
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(07-16-2013, 01:41 AM)
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What the.. replaced the desktop with that?!

I thought you were going for a companion.
xxjuicesxx
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(07-16-2013, 01:41 AM)
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You probably want a SSD on a laptop. Like a 128 or 256gb.

I just got a i7, 8GB Ram, 256 GB SSD, and a Nvidia graphics card for 750$ a few months ago.

Laptops almost as fast as my desktop. SSD is crazy.
Northeastmonk
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(07-16-2013, 01:41 AM)
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I bought a second laptop from Staples for around $400 on sale. I'm not using it for gaming, but I'm sure I can run those two games. It's a Toshiba.
Messi
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(07-16-2013, 01:43 AM)
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how about this one? I might buy it

http://www.hhgregg.com/toshiba-satel...item/L75DA7288
alejob
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(07-16-2013, 01:43 AM)
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Why are you guys so low on HP?

And what would you recommend?
LQX
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(07-16-2013, 01:44 AM)
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Ugh, when will people learn to make these threads before buying a product?

And man, would love to see the specs on your gaming PC if you abandoned it for that. Paid way too much if all you intend to do is to surf the web or type a few papers.
Sage00
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(07-16-2013, 01:45 AM)
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Originally Posted by alejob

Why are you guys so low on HP?

And what would you recommend?

Because we've owned one of their products.
Aquamarine
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(07-16-2013, 01:45 AM)
I've only had two experiences with HP laptops...and both times those experiences were not pleasant.

I'm starting to get the feeling you didn't get the best value for your money, OP.
Messi
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(07-16-2013, 01:46 AM)
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I really need advice :(
weekend_warrior
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(07-16-2013, 01:46 AM)
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It's pretty shit OP.
Alucrid
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(07-16-2013, 01:47 AM)
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Why did you ask after you bought it?
chadderbox77
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(07-16-2013, 01:48 AM)
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Hp's have terrible overheating problems, I see it all the time.
Weenerz
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(07-16-2013, 01:48 AM)
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Originally Posted by Messi

how about this one? I might buy it

http://www.hhgregg.com/toshiba-satel...item/L75DA7288

Toshiba is as bad as HP imo.
TheAbsolution
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(07-16-2013, 01:50 AM)
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Dude you bought a HP. Return it immediately.
animlboogy
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(07-16-2013, 01:52 AM)
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Isn't there a really nice Lenovo gaming laptop
in that price range? Y500 or something? I'm on my phone so it'll take me a minute to look into it. I desktop game but I look through that thread sometimes just to keep up with the state of the market.

Edit: it's about a thousand actually. Still, feedback seems great for new games on medium, better than most in that price range. Lenovo has a lot of sales. There are some Asus models people seem to like in the $750 range, maybe look into those.

Either way get rid of that HP.
Last edited by animlboogy; 07-16-2013 at 01:55 AM.
impact
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(07-16-2013, 01:53 AM)
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HP makes bad products and has bad customer support. Return it asap and get an asus or something.
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(07-16-2013, 01:54 AM)
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You dun goof'd bro, my condolences.
HurricaneJesus
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(07-16-2013, 01:54 AM)
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Originally Posted by animlboogy

Isn't there a really nice Lenovo gaming laptop
in that price range? Y500 or something? I'm on my phone so it'll take me a minute to look into it. I desktop game but I look through that thread sometimes just to keep up with the state of the market.

Yes I have the y500 and it was only 150 more than his laptop.

Thing is a beast and you can add a second graphics card to it.
LordCanti
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(07-16-2013, 01:56 AM)
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You don't want to game and you're spending nearly a grand anyway..might I suggest a 13" Macbook Air?
Kano on the Phone
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(07-16-2013, 01:58 AM)
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On the bright side, if someone invents a time machine you can always take it back to the 80's where HP was good and where that particular laptop might be better than anything else on the market.
Delusibeta
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(07-16-2013, 02:03 AM)
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Yeah, HP laptops are pants.
Barbacoatl
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(07-16-2013, 02:06 AM)
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Unlike Microsoft, HP is in dire need of gaf marketers.

Is there a intel model? Might be worth checking out for exchange.

Powered by intel.
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NomarTyme
(07-16-2013, 02:08 AM)
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Laptop sales are usually around fall, so if you can wait until then...
Volotaire
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(07-16-2013, 02:09 AM)
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Ouch I knew HP were a bit weary, but never knew they were this bad. Thanks for the advice GAF.
Dmented
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(07-16-2013, 02:10 AM)
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Why do people buy shit THEN ask for opinions?
NomarTyme
(07-16-2013, 02:14 AM)
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Originally Posted by Dmented

Why do people buy shit THEN ask for opinions?

Oh he/she already bought it? :3
Messi
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(07-16-2013, 02:15 AM)
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Originally Posted by Dmented

Why do people buy shit THEN ask for opinions?

I didn't :( I just want to play some games on medium ish
LordCanti
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(07-16-2013, 02:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by Volotaire

Ouch I knew HP were a bit weary, but never knew they were this bad. Thanks for the advice GAF.

My mother has one from last year; The thing gets loud as balls, hot as balls, and the touchpad is a huge POS. Unless they've gotten way better, I'd say avoid.
Winterblink
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(07-16-2013, 02:16 AM)
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HP still makes computers?
PlayALLtheGames
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(07-16-2013, 02:34 AM)
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I don't have a particularly positive view of HP computers either but I hope it works out for you. It looks nice.

5400rpm hard drive though? Need to swap that with a SSD a.s.a.p.

Traditional hard drives are of the devil and should be banished.
animlboogy
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(07-16-2013, 02:34 AM)
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Originally Posted by Messi

I didn't :( I just want to play some games on medium ish

I had a $270 Toshiba Satellite (Best Buy sale) that was awful and my mom has a more expensive one now that is awful. I went through two before getting one without dead pixels and my mom's had the hard drive die as well as the replacement. I can't vouch for the model you posted. That said I would never recommend their products. Asus has always done good by me and gets recommended a lot on GAF for low to mid-tier laptops. And that Lenovo Y500 seems to be the current sweet spot for price:performance when it comes to medium to high gaming.
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Gallbaro
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(07-16-2013, 02:58 AM)
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General Rule of Laptops,

Only buy thinkpads.

Unless you have some strange affinity for subpar OS.
DurielBlack
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(07-16-2013, 02:58 AM)
lol you gave up your computer gaming for consoles and a laptop? Fail.

Using an HP laptop I bought back in 2006 for school and it still serves me well. I'd upgrade but the gamer in me wouldn't let me settle for anything reasonably affordable, I sunk all my gaming funds into a kick-ass desktop rig with SLI and three monitors this year.

Every HP laptop my family has owned as lasted for ages, so they aren't bad. You can probably always find cheaper/better elsewhere of course. I'm looking at Sager for my next laptop.

Kind of late to ask advice AFTER you bought it.
Samyy
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(07-16-2013, 03:07 AM)
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OP cancel the order if you can, horrible experiences with HP laptops, and desktops for that matter
Gaf what laptops do you recommend in the 600-800 dollar range?
Toppot
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(07-16-2013, 03:12 AM)
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When you get it, make life easier and use http://ninite.com/ to install the programs you want.
Messi
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(07-16-2013, 03:14 AM)
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Originally Posted by Toppot

When you get it, make life easier and use http://ninite.com/ to install the programs you want.

Wh....what is this magic...all those hours lost.
Northeastmonk
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(07-16-2013, 03:25 AM)
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Originally Posted by Messi

I didn't :( I just want to play some games on medium ish

I'd fork a little and either get a Sony Vaio or a custom gaming PC. I have bought two Toshibas and they are decent, but I know there are better PCs out there. Check newegg.com and they have a laptop section. Great prices too or Origin. The OS starts to slow down especially with Windows 8. I have 6 GB RAM and the thing still takes its time booting,but I have a 256 GB SSD drive on my desktop. It boots the OS, which is like under 5 seconds total (turn on and on the desktop). SSD is nice.

Best part about Toshiba is that they always give you $50 for buying their laptop.
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