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How are HP laptops?

#1chris1001 the sequelPosted 1/31/2014 2:18:55 PM
Current Laptop is a 7 year old Dell Inspirion 1520. It's time for an upgrade. This is the one I'm looking at right now. Not looking for a gaming laptop, but would like gaming capable.

HP ENVY 15z-j100
Windows 8.1 Pro 64
AMD Quad-Core A10-5750M Accelerated Processor
2GB AMD Radeon™ HD 8750M Discrete
15.6-inch diagonal Full HD BrightView LED-backlit Display (1920x1080)
6GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)
750GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive

With coupon code It's $679

Thing is the last HP laptop I owned was a 17 inch behemoth 10 year ago, which aside from running really hot and having a crappy battery life wasn't so bad. Just not in the know on how they are currently.
#2Fade2black001Posted 1/31/2014 2:32:56 PM(edited)
Decent laptops but they have horrible tech support.

Not to mention you can't find a laptop as good as that one for that price. Not even close.
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#3Epicness2012Posted 1/31/2014 2:43:36 PM
Had my HP laptop since Christmas. Been great so far. Plus it's big, sleek, and very light.

And that's a great deal by the way. So i suggest you jump on it.
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#4Master_BassPosted 1/31/2014 2:52:40 PM
My dad's HP laptop is probably his best one. He's had some bad luck with other brands. That's what you get for buying really cheap ones, though.
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#5ThePCElitistPosted 1/31/2014 2:54:42 PM
HP Laptops are designed to malfunction after a period of time.
#6centsyPosted 1/31/2014 2:55:43 PM
It really depends on what you get. I believe the Envy line is pretty decent.
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#7lost_withinPosted 1/31/2014 3:17:36 PM
I like HP Probooks myself.. the Key is to find a computer shop that honors their warranties... that way if you have any issues you let them deal with HP tech support, and you don't have to worry about the headaches... and if it is a small local shop they will likely treat you very well because they want you to come back for your non-warranty jobs as well...
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#8cancerstormPosted 1/31/2014 3:20:03 PM
their workstation/professional laptops are good
their consumer laptops are good too but run hot. also even their higher-end ones have an almost all-plastic chassis. more aluminum plz
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#9rpgianPosted 1/31/2014 3:27:36 PM
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#10PraetorXynPosted 1/31/2014 3:47:02 PM
If my memory serves, HP and Acer are owned by the same company now, and Acer is basically the Cadillac where HP is the Chevy.

I've never personally bought either though. If I have to buy a laptop I look at Lenovo and Asus.
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