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Deciding between two laptops...

#1coocoo4cocopopsPosted 7/30/2013 5:30:05 PM
Looking at:

http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/hewlett-packard-hp-envy-15-6-laptop-silver-amd-elite-quad-core-a10-5750m-1tb-hdd-8gb-ram-windows-8-15-j084ca/10257099.aspx?path=54f26f3537d46bfc754fbd1ed6a35d15en02

and:

(Priced at $650)
http://shop.lenovo.com/ca/en/laptops/ideapad/u-series/u410/

The Envy looks better in terms of specs (kinda iffy on the processor), but the battery appears to be inferior to the U410. I need it for university, but I wouldn't mind gaming.
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#2JonWood007Posted 7/30/2013 5:33:33 PM
Definitely the A10.

The 610m in the other one is crap compared to the A10.
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#3coocoo4cocopops(Topic Creator)Posted 7/30/2013 6:12:11 PM
JonWood007 posted...
Definitely the A10.

The 610m in the other one is crap compared to the A10.


610m? Are you referring to the graphics card on the U410? The graphics card is the 710m. And I'm unsure of the battery life on the Envy.
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#42Dhas_a_MIGRANEPosted 7/30/2013 6:14:06 PM
coocoo4cocopops posted...
JonWood007 posted...
Definitely the A10.

The 610m in the other one is crap compared to the A10.


610m? Are you referring to the graphics card on the U410? The graphics card is the 710m. And I'm unsure of the battery life on the Envy.


710m is only marginally better than the 610m. With Nvidia graphics you want to look at the middle number more than the front. For example a 650m would be better than a 710m even though it's older.
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#5rayspursfanPosted 7/30/2013 8:43:19 PM
coocoo4cocopops posted...
Looking at:

http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/hewlett-packard-hp-envy-15-6-laptop-silver-amd-elite-quad-core-a10-5750m-1tb-hdd-8gb-ram-windows-8-15-j084ca/10257099.aspx?path=54f26f3537d46bfc754fbd1ed6a35d15en02

and:

(Priced at $650)
http://shop.lenovo.com/ca/en/laptops/ideapad/u-series/u410/

The Envy looks better in terms of specs (kinda iffy on the processor), but the battery appears to be inferior to the U410. I need it for university, but I wouldn't mind gaming.


I have the Envy and it's a great laptop, granted it's the Intel Haswell version plus a Geforce 740m. The battery life is decent, I can probably get 6 hours doing normal browsing. Since I'm assuming you're in Canada, I would check the official HP website so you can customize it to your liking.
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#6coocoo4cocopops(Topic Creator)Posted 7/30/2013 9:48:45 PM(edited)
rayspursfan posted...
coocoo4cocopops posted...
Looking at:

http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/hewlett-packard-hp-envy-15-6-laptop-silver-amd-elite-quad-core-a10-5750m-1tb-hdd-8gb-ram-windows-8-15-j084ca/10257099.aspx?path=54f26f3537d46bfc754fbd1ed6a35d15en02

and:

(Priced at $650)
http://shop.lenovo.com/ca/en/laptops/ideapad/u-series/u410/

The Envy looks better in terms of specs (kinda iffy on the processor), but the battery appears to be inferior to the U410. I need it for university, but I wouldn't mind gaming.


I have the Envy and it's a great laptop, granted it's the Intel Haswell version plus a Geforce 740m. The battery life is decent, I can probably get 6 hours doing normal browsing. Since I'm assuming you're in Canada, I would check the official HP website so you can customize it to your liking.

I assume you're talking about this one?

http://h20386.www2.hp.com/CanadaStore/Merch/Product.aspx?id=ECC_BUNDLE_4041969&opt=&sel=PCNB

Yeah, it looks really good, actually.

I found a similar, cheaper one.

http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/hewlett-packard-hp-envy-15-6-laptop-silver-intel-core-i5-3230m-1tb-hdd-8gb-ram-windows-8-15-j058ca/10255967.aspx?path=84023d299dc98cdd0e7ecfc5dcb804aben02&SearchPageIndex=1

Doesn't have that Haswell processor though, so I don't think the battery life will be nearly as good.
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#7rayspursfanPosted 7/31/2013 12:07:35 AM(edited)
coocoo4cocopops posted...
rayspursfan posted...
coocoo4cocopops posted...
Looking at:

http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/hewlett-packard-hp-envy-15-6-laptop-silver-amd-elite-quad-core-a10-5750m-1tb-hdd-8gb-ram-windows-8-15-j084ca/10257099.aspx?path=54f26f3537d46bfc754fbd1ed6a35d15en02

and:

(Priced at $650)
http://shop.lenovo.com/ca/en/laptops/ideapad/u-series/u410/

The Envy looks better in terms of specs (kinda iffy on the processor), but the battery appears to be inferior to the U410. I need it for university, but I wouldn't mind gaming.


I have the Envy and it's a great laptop, granted it's the Intel Haswell version plus a Geforce 740m. The battery life is decent, I can probably get 6 hours doing normal browsing. Since I'm assuming you're in Canada, I would check the official HP website so you can customize it to your liking.

I assume you're talking about this one?

http://h20386.www2.hp.com/CanadaStore/Merch/Product.aspx?id=ECC_BUNDLE_4041969&opt=&sel=PCNB

Yeah, it looks really good, actually.

I found a similar, cheaper one.

http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/hewlett-packard-hp-envy-15-6-laptop-silver-intel-core-i5-3230m-1tb-hdd-8gb-ram-windows-8-15-j058ca/10255967.aspx?path=84023d299dc98cdd0e7ecfc5dcb804aben02&SearchPageIndex=1

Doesn't have that Haswell processor though, so I don't think the battery life will be nearly as good.

Yeah the first link is basically what I have, I bought the 15.6" touchscreen version though. The other differences are that mine has no optical drive, a 1tb hybrid drive and a 24gb mSATA cache. It's really good, look into HP's student discounts. I got mine for $866.
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#8coocoo4cocopops(Topic Creator)Posted 7/31/2013 5:03:13 PM
I've been searching around, and apparently HP has some quality issues... D:
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#9coocoo4cocopops(Topic Creator)Posted 7/31/2013 10:46:10 PM
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#10rayspursfanPosted 8/1/2013 1:07:21 AM
coocoo4cocopops posted...
I've been searching around, and apparently HP has some quality issues... D:


Maybe with lower end laptops but the new Envy touchsmart is Macbook tier when it comes to quality.
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