Any laptops better than this one for the price?

icsta

Honorable
Oct 6, 2013
11
0
10,560
0
I am looking at buying a laptop from Best Buy: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/hp-envy-17-3-touch-screen-laptop-intel-core-i7-16gb-memory-1tb-hard-drive-linear-carbon-natural-silver/4221700.p?id=1219708600772&skuId=4221700 I will be using the college student deal to make it $750. I will be using it for gaming, but mostly older games like CS GO, and programming. I would prefer a 17" with a 1080p screen, but not a must. If anyone knows of a better laptop for around the same price please let me know. Thanks.
 

Midguards

Estimable
Aug 17, 2015
4
0
4,520
2
That one will do you fine, but keep in mind it has a 5400 RPM HDD so it will run a bit slower than a faster 7200 RPM HDD, which are common in desktops.
 

Midguards

Estimable
Aug 17, 2015
4
0
4,520
2
That one will do you fine, but keep in mind it has a 5400 RPM HDD so it will run a bit slower than a faster 7200 RPM HDD, which are common in desktops.
 

hdmark

Estimable
Feb 16, 2015
53
0
4,610
6
if it makes any difference to you, my brother had an HP laptop and hated it. he spent countless hours on the phone with tech support ( I got a kick out of watching him do this ) , and it had issues. he just got a Lenovo laptop to play older games on and likes it I belive
 

icsta

Honorable
Oct 6, 2013
11
0
10,560
0
I have had pretty good luck with HP laptops. I am currently using one with a 3rd gen i7 that has held up quite well. The only problem with my current one is no dGPU, so CS GO runs at ~22FPS at 768 and ~50FPS at 640x480.. The slow HDD doesn't really bother me to terribly much and I may switch it out for an SSD during holiday sales, on whatever laptop I buy.

Thanks for your responses! :D
 

icsta

Honorable
Oct 6, 2013
11
0
10,560
0

The link sent me to a product list of powerline adapters :p
 

Midguards

Estimable
Aug 17, 2015
4
0
4,520
2


Thats uh, a power adapter link. I put in the thought of getting from another retailer, but I assumed he will be buying specifically from best buy for the discount.
 

The 17" HP Envy m7 normally has two 2.5" HDD bays. They might've removed the second SATA connector on this particular model (HP does stupid things like that). But if it's still there, you can just add a SSD instead of having to swap out the HDD.
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
N Laptop General Discussion 1
H Laptop General Discussion 2
N Laptop General Discussion 1
P Laptop General Discussion 6
wuws Laptop General Discussion 1
mmckinney16 Laptop General Discussion 0
W Laptop General Discussion 4
R Laptop General Discussion 2
M Laptop General Discussion 3
R Laptop General Discussion 1
E Laptop General Discussion 2
S Laptop General Discussion 1
B Laptop General Discussion 5
Karim2001 Laptop General Discussion 4
W Laptop General Discussion 3
J Laptop General Discussion 3
J Laptop General Discussion 5
C Laptop General Discussion 1
H Laptop General Discussion 1
Y Laptop General Discussion 3

ASK THE COMMUNITY