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Master Geek

Topic # 113499 18-Jan-2013 17:20
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Im looking at purchasing a new laptop but i am not sure what to get.
I will be using it for media editing, photoshop and the usual movies, internet surfing etc

My current work place is listed under HP employee purchase programme so we get a discount.
The hp envy dv7-7202tx has caught my eye as its selling for $1630 instead of of its RRP $2499 but i dont have a great deal of knowledge in terms of specs and what i need.

Ive tried searching for reviews on this laptop but haven't found any, just price comparisons.

Any input would be greatly appreciated.


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  Reply # 747119 18-Jan-2013 20:27
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It would be a good idea to post the specs of that. Easier to comment.

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  Reply # 747155 18-Jan-2013 21:40
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  Reply # 747274 19-Jan-2013 10:12
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Spec for the hp mentioned are as followed:

Operating System: Windows 8
Processor: 3rd gen Intel Core i7-363OQM (2.4GHz, 6MB L3 Cache)
Dimensions: 41.6 x 27.4 x 3.52 cm
Weight: From 3.15Kg with 6-cell battery
Memory: 8192MB 1333MHz DDR3, 2 x 4GB (Max 8GB)
Disks: mSATA 32GB + 2TB HDD (5400RPM)
Optical Drives: Blu-ray ±R/RW DVD±R/RW SuperMulti DL Drive
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M Graphics 2GB GDDR5
Display: 17.3" diagonal Full HD Anti-glare LED-backlit Display (1920 x 1080)
Camera: HP TrueVision HD Webcam with integrated dual array digital microphone
Audio: Beats Audio Quad speakers
IO Ports: 1 VGA
              1 HDMI
              2 headphone-out
              1 microphone-in
              1 USB 2.0
              3 USB 3.0
              1 RJ45
Network Interface: Integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 connector)
Wireless: 802.11b/g/n WLAN + Bluetooth
Expansion Slots: Multi-Format Digital Media Card Reader for Secure Digital cards, Multimedia cards, Memory Stick, and Memory Stick Pro


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  Reply # 747539 19-Jan-2013 21:14
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That HP is hard to go past for that price and more than adequate for your needs. Big and heavy comes with the extra power tho.

Someone in another thread just pointed out the Lenovo X1 carbon multitouch is on sale for the moment. 10 point touch screen for Windows 8. 128GB SSD. That would be my pick of the week, a bit lighter on the specs and smaller screen size. Also quite adequate specs for your purpose if screen size is not an issue. I really like the build quality of the Lenovo's I have seen and used. No idea about the current models. Lenovo link some reviews. One says no HDMI.

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