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Topic # 66202 14-Aug-2010 13:06
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Hi all,

I'm in the market for a new laptop and the other day the HP ENVY 15-1022TX, caught my attention - I would buy it now from Alpha city (cheapest on price-spy $2323
http://www.alphacity.co.nz/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=518_523&products_id=64126)
but I'm worried about how much its dropped in price, Ascent has it listed as originally being $5652!! and now its $2,459 (http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=383117).

So whats the deal, why has the price dropped so much? is it a bargin? are new models coming out? if I wait longer will the price drop more?

Also why is the
HP ENVY 15-1114TX (http://www.alphacity.co.nz/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=518_523&products_id=57957)
more expensive then the
HP ENVY 15-1022TX (http://www.alphacity.co.nz/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=518_523&products_id=64126)
- the HP ENVY 15-1022TX has more 8gb RAM and an i7 compared to 4gb and an i5?

FYI - Im buying a laptop pretty much to replace my desktop, I use it mainly for backing up DVD's, development (J2EE) and watching movies. I could probably go a lower spec machine but I'll probably hang on to this for ~4 years so I figured I would get something decent to future-proof it - if you can suggest an alternative laptop I would be interested.

Thanks in advance.

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  Reply # 367530 14-Aug-2010 13:17
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The new HP Envy 14 and 17 should be out soon. Shame thing is, the Envy 14 and Envy 17 will have built-in DVD drive. I'm much prefer the existing/current Envy 13 and Envy 15 and Envy 17 without optical drive built-in. I haven't had the need to use optical drive for a long time and don't see a need to carry it around all the time.




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  Reply # 367542 14-Aug-2010 13:52
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Hey Chiefe, thanks for the quick response,
it was actually your post (http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?ForumId=37&TopicId=51676) that got me looking at the 15-1022TX to begin with!

New models -  that explains the price drop I might hold out a bit longer and hopefully the price drops more.

What about the second part of the question - any idea as to why the HP ENVY 15-1114TX is more expensive then the HP ENVY 15-1022TX - I just want to make sure the 1114TX doesnt have something the 1022TX doesnt.

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  Reply # 367544 14-Aug-2010 13:59
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Given my understanding of HP's model number/pattern.

HP ENVY 15-1114TX (11xx model) is newer than HP ENVY 15-1022TX (10xx model).
Point of difference between 1114TX and 1022TX:
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5830 (1114TX) vs ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4830 (1022TX)
i5-540M (1114TX) vs i7-720QM (1022TX)
1366x768 (1114TX) vs 1920x1080 (1022TX)

I personally would get Envy 15 1022TX for 8GB and i7 quad-core at cheaper, it's a bargain with that specs.

This model pattern is pretty much to say different generation within HP family. At some stage, the suffix TX and AX used to identify whether it is Intel or AMD CPU, but it's been a bit random lately with some DV6 models with TX suffix, yet it's an AMD CPU.

Anyhow, if you're looking for Envy 15 1114TX for the price, you'd be better off DV6 mid to high end models, unless you want the aluminum casing. There are other manufacturers' offering for Envy 15's price range.




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  Reply # 367548 14-Aug-2010 14:14
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Here's the HP Envy 15-1109TX, an update to Envy-1022TX: http://www.harveynorman.co.nz/hp-envy-15-1109tx-laptop.html




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  Reply # 367553 14-Aug-2010 14:29
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Cheers - a little to out of my price range at the moment.

I think I might hold out for a bit longer now - just saw a vaio that I liked

Thanks Chiefie.

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  Reply # 367587 14-Aug-2010 16:01
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might be a gimmick when you order they might say higher price. if it were this price i'd buy it RIGHT NOW.

envy 14 and 17 have been around for about 4mthns in harvey norman :)

envy 15's one of the best thing that's ever happened! 2.4kg for a meanmeanmean machine!

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