The extra-large laptop
Overall User Rating (4 Out of 5 based on 22 ratings)
Overall: HP laptops introduced in India are usually third grade compared to models introduced in US. What was the point of introducing a leapmotion laptop here. It would have been a lot better if 17 inch Full HD laptop with Blueray drive and nvidia 750M with GDDR5 was introduced here. Nobody needs a touchscreen or leapmotion for any programming use .The 4GB DDR3 graphics is a marketing gimmick to fool customers who are not technically uptodate. A 2GB GDDR5 nvidia 750m as offered in 70k laptop like lenovo y510P is much better(1.8 times faster) you don't need a 4GB DDR3 VRAm when you have 8GB DD3 RAm. It doesn't add any performance improvement.Morever the loser HP has not even put an optical drive in 15.6 inch laptops.i am using an HP pavilion for last 5 yrs and I know how HP intentionally messes its high range laptops with poor choice of graphics card so that the customer will find it obsolete within a year when nvidia launches a higher performance graphic card. It would have been lot better if flipkart imported and sold the better configuration 17inch laptops which are released for US customers. The only thing that indian models have different is the heatsink. (1)The problem with the keyboard is still there. It wobbles !! (2)Unlike what others have commented, i faced no problems in dual booting with linux. Although the nvidia optimus feature support for linux is pathetic. (3) The camera is still the same stuff which i have in my 2007 HP pavilion dv6000.Although the UK edition of leapmotion has FULL HD camera. Shows bias of HP. (4) A bluray drive in place of useless leapmotion would have been better !!. The BIG PLUS of this laptop : It has an empty bay for 1 TB !! Latest Update: The motherboard died with exact 30 days remaining for the warranty !! And thanks to INEFFICEINT clumsy girls at HP customer-care I could NOT claim an initial extra 2 years warranty offer at discounted price. This laptop cannot be recovered by recovery disks.It will fail Final Update: The mother board and processor blew up with capslock blinking once again and now I am without laptop and no warranty. And mind you, i never played games on it nor have even installed one. This laptop is a pure failure. Now i am planning to file a case . PLEASE NEVER BUY THIS LAPTOP OR ANY HP ENVY 17 series. Google and you will find a known issue of failure and capslock blinking when you try to recover with recovery disks.