I'm looking to buy an HDX16t. I have to buy refurbished due to funds, but there is a 90 day warranty so I can send it in if there's anything wrong (fingers crossed). However, there's a $50 difference between two models.The differences are 3GB vs 4GB memory, 250GB vs 320GB HDD, and then an interesting "16.0" WXGA High Definition Ultra-wide Flush Glass Display (1366×768)" vs "16" Diagonal High Definition HP Ultra Brightview Infinity Display (1366×768)". These descriptions come from the same website. Would I be correct in saying that HP never offered anything less than the Ultra Brightview Infinity display on their HDX16t models, and that these two monitors are the same?
If you buy a notebook from HP with this screen option, can one be assured that the physical LED panel is free of fingerprints, dust, lint etc before it was closed off with the "infinity" cover?
I've read some bad reviews about this design and a lot of people are complaining about dust, lint, etc somehow getting inside between the LED panel and the "infinity" panel. Also I've heard complaints about the keyboard scratching the "infinity" panel when the lid is closed (there is no space between the "infinity" panel and the keys apparently...
I'm not sure which to get, with or without "infinity?" I like the clean look the "infinity" gives but I don't like the regular screen bezel with regards to the webcam...instead of only seeing a small circle with a lense like you do with the "infinity" panel, you see the entire 'housing' of the webcam in the bezel...it looks kinda tacky to me. Also a lot of people have complained about the "infinity" displays being less vibrant, dull and washed out with HUGE glare issues.
Not sure whether the highest resolution will be too small for my liking -- if I get the 1920x1080 screen can I decrease the resolution without any problems if it turns out I don't like the highest resolution?
purchase a HP DV7T labtop but i went to a bestbuy location around the house and was only able to view the brightview screen. My opinion on it was it looked nice but i was left wondering about the infinity upgrade.
The extreme glare of HP's Infinity displays and lesser glare of glossy screens in general has a cure: antiglare films, which also provide scratch protection. I found a very comprehensive review of the options here:
Screen Protector Shootout Results
Photodon LCD protector sheets were highly rated, and since Photodon is in my home state of Michigan I ordered from them. I went with a larger than normal custom cut for my HP dv4z's Infinity display, figuring (correctly) that I'd want the film to be a little larger than the LCD panel since there's no bezel. I got the width right, 310mm, but I guessed low on the height. 194mm should be about right. Being mechanically disinclined I did a poor job applying the film but it still looks good. Some pics:
Glare screen, no flash, creepy serial killer gloves from the Photodon installation kit
Glare screen, flash on
Photodon antiglare film, flash off
Photodon antiglare film, flash on
Photodon antiglare film, notebook on, flash off..................
I am picking up a new 13" MacBook Pro this weekend and I am curious if when you have an SD card in the reader slot if it is flush or sticks out a bit? If it is flush I would love to use it as a Time Machine back up drive for all my work documents, and not have to deal with an external drive.
Have anyone notice this: The HDX16t will run the fan if the power plug is plugged in and will do so until you hit 100% on your battery meter.
I went into the BIOS to disable "Enable Fan Always On." And yes, when ever my notebook is not connected to power, the fan is OFF. But as soon as I plug in the power chord, back it turns on. While charging, as soon as I pull the chord (even though the battery hasn't met 100%), the fan turns off.
And another question, my HDX16t has this high pitch noise that you can hear. It's sort of like that same issue back with the hold dv6000t models.
How do I disable that, or remove that noise. And no, its not coming from my SSD or my Cd drive.
i ordered an HDX16t for college recently, and I realized I didn't order it with the backlit keyboard I wanted.. yeah i was dumb but college is still a month away so when it arrives, would it be free for me to return it ?? i also used a coupon code NBZ2897 which gives $250 off.. so when the laptop comes the coupon will be expired. does that mean i have to pay that extra? or can i just return it and just pay the extra $50 for the backlit keyboard, whether a backlit keyboard is worth all this trouble are welcome too haha i mean i dont gota look at the keyboard when i type but i still think having 1 would be nice
Other then HDX what else did you consider and why?
Other then the HD screen and 5.1 sound what other features sold you on the HDX? What was unique about this unit that sold you on the HDX?
Did you get Blu-Ray?
I was considering the HDX16t, now looking at the ASUS N50Vn-B1b. It is not a 16" screen and is more of a traditional laptop, however it appears to have superior components for a far better price after today's HP price increases.
I spent a lot of time making my decision, I really hate to change direction at this point, but can't justify the new pricing and supporting HP poor marketing decisions.
I just received the HP HDX16T premium series. and downgrade to Windows XP sp3. Suddenly the keyboard stop responding. All keys are not working all at. It was working fine under the manufacture preloaded Windows Vista home. is there ENE CIR windows xp driver.
Buying a new laptop soon... choices are a HDX16t (P8400 and Nvidia 9600M GT 512MB) or a DV6t (T6400 and ATi HD 4650 1GB). I'm just looking to play Everquest 2, and even though it's a 2004 release, it's pretty intensive. So I'm wondering if I should deal with the slower CPU and slightly better GPU or vice versa?
I just upgraded to Windows 7, downloaded the drives off HP website and most everything is working great if not better. I've got 4 items under device manager (3 base system devices and 1 unknown device) that don't have drivers. I'm not sure exactly what those are. Quick launch works except for the base/treble, and ql volume works, but doesn't show up on screen. Other than that I haven't noticed anything else amiss.
I just tried doing this a couple days ago and at first it was working perfectly. About a day later when I came home from work and turned it on, it took about 3 minutes to load and I got all kinds of errors. Aero Glass was disabled, it told me that it couldn't initialize the "Windows Notification Service service", and all other manner of problems existed. I tried doing a system restore to a configuration that was about a day older, and that seemed to work the rest of the night. When I came home again the next day and started it up, the same problems were back.
I'm ready to do another reformat and reinstall, but I'm curious how everyone else is doing this (successfully). The method I used last time was to just let it install drivers for everything it found, then supplement what it couldn't find with drivers off the HP website. Unfortunately there are about 20 different HDX16 configs on there, so I'm not sure if I got the right one. Are the drivers different among them?
the HDX16t. There is a 25% coupon going on right now, and I'm really thinking about pulling the trigger. But I thought I'd ask here, to HP owners, if there is a better choice.
Is the HDv6t a better buy than the HDX? I want roughly a 15.4" screen, but I don't mind a 16". I do want a 1920x1080 resolution, and I am looking for performance with some graphic ability (I am interested in the 1GB video card that HP offers with the HDX16).
Lastly, does the RGBLED screen that the Dell Studio XPS16 make it that much better than the HDX? I've been told that it's a decided advantage to Dell, but I'm not sure how.
HDX16t and I'm having issues deciding between different models.
The difference in the screen resolution would cost me around $100. I would never really use the 1920x1200 for gaming, but it would come in handy while doing homework with multiple windows.
I currently have a DV9500 and a DV5. The DV9500's 1440x900 is excellent for me and I would see no reason to go above that resolution. However, the DV5's 1280x800 is just too small for me (almost even for internet browsing). It just doesn't seem like the 1366x768 would be much different. So for those who have the lower res HDX16t model, would you upgrade to the larger resolution if you had the chance or are you happy with your current setup?
Obviously most of it looks right except the hard disk. I have the 320 GB 5400 RPM HD that came with the HDX16T. Yesterday I installed Windows 7 Beta and I tried to install all of the drivers from the HP website (except I pulled the latest Nvidia drivers straight from their site instead).
I don't recall seeing a driver for the hard disk, but windows seemed to recognize it.
I'm in college right now and one day I lowered my screen as to not to tmpt my roommate into looking at my windows and stuff. I went to take a shower, came back, and my screen was in a viewing position. The only reason i didn't close it was because I have some stuff I'd like to get continuous updates on on my computer. I was wondering if there was a way to basically lock the computer, without really shutting it off or preventing it from doing it's thing as it does normally. I'd like to be able to unlock it with a fingerprint scan. My laptop is an HP HDX16T.
Remember i don't want to put it to sleep or anything, just to lock it to prevent anyone from actually using it, like locks the mouse, the keyboard and stuff.
Got this brand new notebook the other day. LOVE IT however I noticed when a web site is loading or a song is just playing and I'm doing nothing the audio will hiss, pop, or hiccup. It's not bad but really annoying and a high end laptop shouldn't be doing this. I have tried reinstalling the IDT drivers, reload windows, disable enhancements. I also stopped the IDT service from loading when windows starts but this still persists. Gonna try just using the vista drivers. My specs are:
HP HDX16t Premium Series customizable Notebook PC
* • Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 1 (64-bit) * • Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo Processor P8700 (2.53 GHz, 3 MB L2 Cache, 1066MHz FSB) * • FREE Upgrade to 4GB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm) from 3GB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm) * • 500GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection * • 1GB Nvidia GeForce GT 130M * • 16.0" diagonal High Definition HP Ultra BrightView Infinity Display (1366x768) * • Blu-Ray ROM with SuperMulti DVD+/-R/RW Double Layer * • Webcam + Fingerprint Reader with HP Imprint Finish (Fluid) * • Intel Next-Gen Wireless-N Mini-card * • No TV Tuner w/remote control * • Full Size Backlit Keyboard * • 50% OFF!! One 6 Cell and One 12 Cell Lithium Ion Batteries * • System Recovery DVD with Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium (64-bit)
what video drivers are working for other owners of the HDX16t.
I'm currently using the 179.04 driver from HP and have managed to overlcock it (see specs in sig below) by using RivaTuner 2.22 and following the advice in this thread HP DV5T 9600M GT Overclocking Guide
This yielded 5581 3DMarks and raised my WEI Gaphics score to 5.9 and Gaming Graphics to 5.5.
However, my experience with trying later drivers has not been stable.
i have an HDX16t w/ bluray drive and i would usually watch blurays thru it. i would connect the laptop to my 42" 1080p LCD and watch. the first few times i did this, everything was fine. the sound and picture were going thru w/ no problems. i also just use the HP Media Center player when i watch so i can use the remote (which actually doesnt work great...not all the buttons work...but that's another story...)
now the other night, i went to put in another bluray and watch it using the HP Media Center but as it loaded the disc, i get a message saying that i "cannot play the movie in the current resolution". i was thinking this might be an HDCP issue but how can that be if it worked before? so i put in a bluray i had previously watched w/ this method and the same message popped up. i tried rebooting the laptop and also unplugging the TV to maybe "reset" the HDMI port. still got the same message when trying to play.
Theres a little speck of dust thats got to be behind the glass that i cant figure out how to clean. Im about 98% sure its not a dead pixel. Can i do anything about this?
Also, i have the tv tuner. How do i start watching tv? Is it through media center? i tried it and it cant recognize it, even after i go through all the steps. when i click on live tv, it says theres not tuner card.
I have had my dv7 with infinity display for about 5 weeks. Purchased new.
It has dust behind the screen HP said it is not a warranty issue. I will not be taking no for an answer.
The laptop is new and in an environment that has little dust. If dust can get in it is a design fault, or a build quality issue.
I am very dissapointed at this point with HP service.
As well at the bottom left and right of the screen you can see scratch marks caused by the screen coming into contact with the speker grill on the keyboard pannel.
HP have said that they will warrant this, if the laptop has not been dropped.
It seems that the helpdesk people follow what are known as "advisaries" with regard to warranty isues. As they dont have one for the dust behind the Infinty screen they dont warrant it, or so they say.
If you have a dust issue you need to log a fault because it seems that warranty response depends on fault volume.
So if you have dust behind the screen log a fault and ask this issue to escalated.
I will be writing to HP and making as much noise as I can. If i knew that HP didnt care about dust getting behind the screen