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New post 19 Aug 2018, 09:55
Hello people,

These days I am looking to buy new laptop and had in mind maybe HP x360 touch screen, either Pavilion or maybe Envy series...in general I am fan of HP, I already have one that I was very happy with in terms of absence of noise and no heating at all, quality of production and design.

However, I tried to buy HP renew version of ENVY x360 touch screen with AMD processor and he was noisy and did heat a lot very quickly, so I immediately turn it back to the store and asked for refund.

I learned my lesson, don't buy renew or refurbished versions whatever sellers may say, like this is like any new even better because it is more rigorously tested blah blah...it was just exhibit somewhere or not picked up by customer blah blah, this was first and last time I even tried something like that, others learn from my mistake just brand new :-)

My second best alternative is maybe Dell, although I am finding HP to provide more value for same amount of money, for instance I can get SSD along with 1TB HHD in same price range...

I was wondering should I only look then at Intel processor, are AMD noisy in general ?


I am not a fan of Chinese Lenovo or Taiwan brothers like Asus, Acer etc.


So people if you recommend something please keep in mind that.


Thank you in advance for your inputs, thoughts and recommendations, reviews, shared user experience etc. :thumbup:
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HP ENVY Notebook
Should your next computer, of course, be an HP and of course could provide the necessary for business, study and home use, this HP ENVY Notebook 13-d101 is a perfect choice. You get a small, lightweight and robust case that's both strong and fast. Designally, it fully lives up to today's trend, it is both elegant, checked and ultra-thin. So safely choose this delicious model, it will make you happy.
Lenovo is the absolute safe choice when it comes to a laptop that needs to be good, stable and delicious. Now, this newest slim, yet super strong model has come on the market. It's 14 "and is really elegant in its design. It comes with a Core i5 processor and has a memory of 8GB. It is thus much stronger than one would think when it weighs only 1.7 kg, and its thickness is only 1.93 cm.
Good for work and entertainment
It does not make much sense, but do not make a mistake at all. It can do all it can - and more. It is very powerful and reliable. If you then play, edit or work on your computer, this small laptop will be able to deliver the item.
This Ideapad 520S is especially suitable for you who need a machine that's good for both entertainment and working on a certain level.
Strong graphics card and large storage capacity
It is equipped with NVDIA GeForce 940MX graphics card, so you want fast and high-quality graphics of really high quality when you play or work, so this is the computer for you.
It comes with up to 512GB of storage so you'll never run out of space for all your photos, movies, music or apps. You are thus long-term insured in relation to space. That's why it's good for you, which typically has too little space on your PC. Now it's over.
Small portable working computer
When it's so small and easy, it's of course easy to carry on when you're on the go. Its surface has rounded edges and is made of special solid metal, making it solid enough to be used a lot and transported a lot. You can get it in five different colors so you have the opportunity to make it done more personally also on the outside.
You get in this small, powerful PC an incredibly clear screen. It has completely crisp images that can be enjoyed equally well from many angles. Then you can also be more people watching the screen at the same time.
Small computer and surprisingly good sound
Soundly, you are surprised by a completely crystal clear sound that comes from the built-in Harman speakers that have Dolby Audio, ensuring you get all the audio details.
The computer has built-in webcam, a delicate touchpad keyboard, Windows 10 Home and as mentioned high-speed fast-moving graphics.
This is a very good starting point before you begin to fill it with your own additions. And remember that it has really good space. Fits this laptop exactly to your needs, you can choose this computer.
It's so rich to meet your expectations of a small, lightweight, elegant computer with high capacity that starts fast and works solidly and steadily.
Its performance is absolutely outstanding, the graphics are unmatched in its class, and at the same time it is so easy to handle that it soon gets a firm place in your bag.
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HP ENVY Notebook
Should your next computer, of course, be an HP and of course could provide the necessary for business, study and home use, this HP ENVY Notebook 13-d101 is a perfect choice. You get a small, lightweight and robust case that's both strong and fast. Designally, it fully lives up to today's trend, it is both elegant, checked and ultra-thin. So safely choose this delicious model, it will make you happy.
Lenovo is the absolute safe choice when it comes to a laptop that needs to be good, stable and delicious. Now, this newest slim, yet super strong model has come on the market. It's 14 "and is really elegant in its design. It comes with a Core i5 processor and has a memory of 8GB. It is thus much stronger than one would think when it weighs only 1.7 kg, and its thickness is only 1.93 cm.
Good for work and entertainment
It does not make much sense, but do not make a mistake at all. It can do all it can - and more. It is very powerful and reliable. If you then play, edit or work on your computer, this small laptop will be able to deliver the item.
This Ideapad 520S is especially suitable for you who need a machine that's good for both entertainment and working on a certain level.
Strong graphics card and large storage capacity
It is equipped with NVDIA GeForce 940MX graphics card, so you want fast and high-quality graphics of really high quality when you play or work, so this is the computer for you.
It comes with up to 512GB of storage so you'll never run out of space for all your photos, movies, music or apps. You are thus long-term insured in relation to space. That's why it's good for you, which typically has too little space on your PC. Now it's over.
Small portable working computer
When it's so small and easy, it's of course easy to carry on when you're on the go. Its surface has rounded edges and is made of special solid metal, making it solid enough to be used a lot and transported a lot. You can get it in five different colors so you have the opportunity to make it done more personally also on the outside.
You get in this small, powerful PC an incredibly clear screen. It has completely crisp images that can be enjoyed equally well from many angles. Then you can also be more people watching the screen at the same time.
Small computer and surprisingly good sound
Soundly, you are surprised by a completely crystal clear sound that comes from the built-in Harman speakers that have Dolby Audio, ensuring you get all the audio details.
The computer has built-in webcam, a delicate touchpad keyboard, Windows 10 Home and as mentioned high-speed fast-moving graphics.
This is a very good starting point before you begin to fill it with your own additions. And remember that it has really good space. Fits this laptop exactly to your needs, you can choose this computer.
It's so rich to meet your expectations of a small, lightweight, elegant computer with high capacity that starts fast and works solidly and steadily.
Its performance is absolutely outstanding, the graphics are unmatched in its class, and at the same time it is so easy to handle that it soon gets a firm place in your bag.



Hello senperfect12

Thanks for reviews and opinion.

After my post above, I did bought HP ENVY x360 but renew version from Switzerland, since offer was great, but was unhappy with it from first turn on, CPU was noisy there was overheating etc. so returned it back immediately and asked for refund.

After my experience, I would not recommend to anybody to by renew version :)


However, since I am fan of HP for quite some time, I did bought few days after that HP Pavilion x360 14-cd0005nm, that I currently use.

That was like a month ago.

I mostly happy with it...except with battery that last only for 4 hours....so I plan to buy next year probably some HP ENVY x360 version, but strictly only new :cool: since I heard they can last for 12h of constant usage, which is quite important to me.

Here are specs of my current/new laptop :

Product name
HP Pavilion x360 - 14-cd0005nm

Microprocessor
Intel® Core™ i5-8250U (1.6 GHz base frequency, up to 3.4 GHz with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology, 6 MB cache, 4 cores)
Processor family: 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor

Memory, standard
8 GB DDR4-2400 SDRAM (1 x 8 GB)

Video graphics
Intel® UHD Graphics 620

Hard drive
1 TB 5400 rpm SATA
128 GB M.2 SSD

Display
35.6 cm (14") diagonal FHD IPS micro-edge WLED-backlit multitouch-enabled edge-to-edge glass (1920 x 1080)
Supporting resolution up to 4K

Pen-enabled
Full support for Windows 10 Inking features and any Universal Pen accessory

Keyboard
Full-size island-style backlit keyboard

Pointing device
HP Imagepad with multi-touch gesture support

Wireless connectivity
Intel® 802.11b/g/n/ac (2x2) Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® 4.2 Combo

Expansion slots
1 multi-format SD media card reader

External ports
1 USB 3.1 Type-C™ Gen 1 (Data Transfer up to 5 Gb/s, Power Delivery, DisplayPort™ 1.2, HP Sleep and Charge); 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 (1 HP Sleep and Charge); 1 HDMI 1.4; 1 headphone/microphone combo

Minimum dimensions (W x D x H)
32.35 x 22.42 x 1.97 cm

Weight
1.68 kg

Power supply type
45 W AC power adapter

Battery type
3-cell, 41 Wh Li-ion
Supports battery fast charge: approximately 50% in 45 minutes

Battery life mixed usage
Up to 10 hours and 30 minutes
Video Playback Battery life
Up to 9 hours

Webcam
HP Wide Vision HD Camera with integrated dual array digital microphone

Audio features
B&O PLAY, dual speakers

Security management
Kensington MicroSaver® security lock support; Fingerprint reader

Sensors
Accelerometer; Gyroscope; eCompass

Cover
Aluminium: Pale gold cover, ash silver base and keyboard frame


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I personally like the Apple hardware (I don't use the MacOS though and install windows on it).
The main features (weight, WIFI reliability, screen, and reliability) are all there. I don't really care what CPU, Webcam or dolby sound - i have it muted, cam disabled, and CPU works just fine for my email and posting on GMAT Club ;-)

I have it hooked up to 4 monitors and it is doing just fine too, so it can handle a decent load I am not a huge fan of the touch-panel since it can crash in certain instances when Bootcamp desides to crash (not often but happens).

In terms of the actual question - HP vs. Dell. I have had both and I feel 10 years ago Dell was strong. HP sucked. I feel HP has improved and dell somewhat slacked (I can't figure their site out - i feel there are so many models and it is so complicated to shop for a laptop that it is almost trying to discourage me from shopping but thats perhaps me). I have owned 3 Dells and my wife has one now that I bought used. For the first year My Wife's dell became mute (sound card disappeared) every time there was a software update. That stopped happening about 6 months ago.

I have a friend who has purchased the new Surface a few months ago - he is not particularly happy with it. He gets a lot of odd errors such as out of memory and others, indicating that possibly it is a software issue but still not very pleasant.

Ultimately, I think there are many experiences that folks will have. I would recommend not going after the highest speed or highest something else but rather a tested and well-tried model that wont' require special drivers and special handling and would allow you to just work and use it....


P.S. I would definitely get SSD and at least 8 GB of RAM and that's about all the requirements I think exist. If you have a lot of files you like to carry, I would suggest getting an external SSD rather than trying to get a huge built in one but that's me. I don't have that much so a 512GB SSD is plenty (my first computer had a 720MB hard drive :dazed ) but I could probably fit into 256GB if I did not run WIN and MacOS on the same machine.

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