HP/Compaq :: How Often Does Usually Refresh Their Laptops
Feb 21, 2010
however, there are some issues with the HP Envy 15 that I still find undesirable. I don't know if I can wait till it gets another refresh, since it was just recently renewed with the i5 processors (and as I gather from these forums, addressed squeaky build issues, monitor problems, touchpad firmware update, etc). Or perhaps I could wait a little longer for the rumored HP Envy 14, which may arrive before an Envy 15 refresh.
Having never been interested in HP computers before until now, I wonder if there is a general predictability to how often HP refreshes their laptops? (like Apple products, which results in purchase guides with timelines, like this: [url]
How exactly often do they happen? I plan on getting an FW very soon, I could buy one early Feb, or wait until middle march will be the best times for me to buy one financially wise. My question is if I wait until middle March sometime, do you think there will be some upgrades on it opposed to the current FW390CTO?
The dm4 is green lit, its going to have AMD and Intel CPUs, and ATi hybrid/switchable graphics (possibly the intel models could have optional Nvidia graphics not sure). The dv5 is coming back (in a much different, new style form), and the dv6 and dv7 will be overhauled so that styling wise they are somewhere between the new G62 and the Envy (dv5,6,7 will be closer to the G62 but with an imitation Envy one piece "clickpad" that in my opinion is not very good). The big news is that there will be AMD quad core CPUs available in HP notebooks for the first time, AND some models of the dv6 will feature touch screens. They are also going to have different color schemes and some of them will feature a metallic shell. Also they now will have island style keyboards, like the dm3s.
I just got my Envy 15, and opened up the package, the Windows recovery DVD or any other software installation disk was no where to be found. Nor was I prompted at startup to make a fresh recovery DVD from a blank. I havne't bought HP for a number of years, mostly stuff from Lenovo, Dell and smaller OEMs, each of them contained the disks or the instruction to make them.
How does the process with HP work? Is ordering new disks from HP the only way that I can wipe the HDD clean and start from scratch?
I had the HDX16 on my shortlist for a new laptop but in all of the recent announcements by HP on refreshed Pavilions and new Envy laptops, the HDX has been conspicuous by it's absence. No information at all and I can still only see it available in Win Vista format from retailers, not Win 7. what the future holds for HDX? It looks like a good choice for a general multimedia laptop. Any refresh or updates planned? Or are HP likely to discontinue it?
I was looking to get a new DV7 Laptop and was working on a custom configuration then I noticed that they only have one screen size available for the model now. What happened to the 1680x1050 units that the model use to have. I know they use too use 1440x900 res screens on the unit but now the only available res is 1600x900.
I have been using HP Business laptops for a couple of years. In all my laptops after a year or so the rubber buttons wear off/tear. Is it possible to somehow replace the rubber without changing the touchpad.
Now that new windows 7 and new intel processor came to market, do you think Sony will upgrade VAIO FW? I really like it, but want to take it in white + I really hope NEW video card arrives + DDR3 RAM is available. I'm not hard core gamer, but still want to play from time to time.
I'm a somewhat pleased (after months of displeasure) SXPS1645 owner *points to sig* but after 5 months of carrying this thing with me to my campus daily (and pretty much everywhere else I go) this machine is heavy and big and bit overkill since when I'm outside I rarely use it for video editing and gaming which I tend to do at home. So for the Fall(ish) I'm going to be in the market for an ultraportable, but after using this machine it's going to be hard to go to a machine with a wimpy atom processor or even a ULV C2D. So I found the Adamo XPS and it appeals to me in the same way the SXPS did, an eye catching design that isn't bulky and still performs well. However looking at the specs currently available for it I was disappointed. It's using a hodgepodge of outdated parts. I wanted to basically start a thread on potential component refreshes for the Adamo XPS, in the hopes that by the time I'm ready to purchase one some of these things will become reality. Also I'm curious about other brands of ultraportables (NOT netbooks) that people use/have used and would recommend.
Maybe I missed it? Since I'm sending my 1645 back and my wife likes her 1340 a lot I was curious if anyone heard anything at CES or otherwise about a refresh of the XPS 13 line.
Would really like to see one with an i3 or an i5 and a 335nvidia ro better with 1gb... but i sort of wonder if they'll wait until after the Alienware m11x is out and loses hype so that it doesn't have any competition.
Dell's has been very quiet on their successful line of business laptops. Is there any news or rumors on yet to be released Vostro's? I would like to see something new other than the A860, 1510/2510, and 1710.
My friend is thinking about pulling the trigger on a new vaio Z. He needs it for the fall school semester so he doesn't need it now, but it would be nice to have. I know no one knows when Sony will do a refresh but do they typically refresh this early? I read others talking about a refresh coming in May or June, but that's only 3-4 months after the Z was actually released. Is this a realistic refresh time frame or should he just buy it? Really don't want to buy and have a refresh two weeks later.
WWDC is coming up and I was wondering if you guys think the MBP will get a minor refresh (processor/OS). I wasn't sure whether to wait after the first or two of June to purchase a new MBP or just pick one up now!
However, before I buy one I want to know if there's been any word on dell refreshing the CPU or chipset on this model? I would rather wait 6 months to buy a new laptop than to buy it and have a newer model come out.
It's been a while since I kept up with the latest mobile processors and chipsets. I found a powerpoint presentation that indicated Intel would release the T9900 in the second half of 2009, but not sure if this would also include new chipset.
I have LED screen, and in Display Settings it is recognised as: "Generic PnP monitor on ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650" , and the only refresh rate possible is 60 Hertz. Question is - isn't it a bit low? Is it normal for that screen?