Thursday, April 30, 2015

Exclusive at Best Buy: HP - ENVY TouchSmart 15.6" Touch-Screen Laptop - AMD FX-Series

It's rare I get excited about shopping for electronics. I won't lie. I love playing with them, yes. Don't we all? But the spec comparison, size comparison (bigger isn't always better!), functionality, and real-life use always make me just over it before it even begins. Honestly, I just usually shop on my computer at home, just so I don't have to deal with annoying sales clerks or having my husband pester me and tell me which of the 300 other machines are worse/better and why it's a great idea to go out of my budget. Mamas, don't tell me I'm the only one that feels like this!

However, when I heard about the HP ENVY TouchSmart Touch-Screen Laptop, I absolutely had to go into the store and check it out. This isn't my typical MO. My husband was slightly confused as to my instant desire to walk into the local Best Buy and play with a new laptop.
He knows I need one for working on my blog, and when I eventually return to work as an Occupational Therapist, but he was shocked I wanted to take my precious date-night (read:kid free) time, and take HIM to the electronics store (men could spend an afternoon there with their new best friend Carl), and check out a new touch-screen laptop.

I was impressed. First off, the sales people gave me the space I wanted, yet stayed close by enough to answer questions I had about the various systems they offered. Not only were they respectful, they were extremely knowledgeable about each of the products. When I asked about the HP ENVY  that's exclusive to Best Buy, the clerk's face lit up and actually confessed he bought his girlfriend one for her birthday recently. Knowing an electronics salesperson would purchase one of these, definitely made me do a double take and ask a few more questions.

This laptop provides extreme performance of AMD’s most powerful mobile processer to deliver exceptional Gaming and Entertainment experience– the AMD FX Special Edition APU*
The HP Envy TouchSmart 15.6” touch screen laptop  makes multitasking a breeze so you can spend more time doing all those computer things that we all do.  The Quick AMD FX series processor is great for daily functions, such as managing your personal life on social media, streaming movies or videos, and provides great video quality for gaming or catching up on your favorite youtube videos.
The AMD FX Special Edition APU introduces mobile systems with AMD’s highest performing APUs. When you are looking for a notebook, the AMD FX Special Edition APU will provide you with unbelievable performance, gaming and productivity. Plus, with the new FX APU powered notebook, be unbeatable and experience the processing power of 10 compute cores (4 CPU + 6 GPU)**!

Check out these Specs: 

  • 15.6" touch screen for hands-on control: Great size for portability and viewing
  • Lightweight and slim: Weighs 6.1 lbs. and measures 1.2" thin
  • Touch, tap, glide and make the most of Windows 8. Typical 1366 x 768 HD resolution. Energy-efficient LED backlight: Makes it easy to video chat with family and friends, or teleconference with colleagues over Skype or other popular applications. Automatically adjusts for available light.
  • Backlit keyboard for easy typing in dim or dark locations
  • AMD FX-7500 accelerated processor and Quad-core processing giving you the ability for Mega-Multitasking: think photo editing, internet, typing letters to teachers, 40 facebook tabs at once, 41 Pinterest tabs, 63 blog posts, and a few YouTube videos on queue for your latest craft... NO FREEZING
  • 750GB hard drive for lots of file storage space: Mamas let's think of ALL those pictures we can save!
  • HP ProtectSmart helps keep your data safe when the laptop gets bumped around in your mama bag.
  • Dragon voice assistant capability helping you easily control your applications through simple voice commands. Search the Web, update your social media sites, check e-mail and more, totally helpful for visually impaired. 
  • 2 USB 3.0 ports maximize the latest high-speed devices and 2 USB 2.0 ports to connect more accessories and peripherals.
  • Built-in dual speakers with subwoofer
  • Beats Audio outputs amazing sound, rich audio and deep bass.
  • Integrated graphics chipset with shared video memory provides solid image quality for Internet use, movies, photo editing and casual gaming.
  • HDMI output expands your viewing options
  • Connect to an HDTV or high-def monitor to set up two screens side by side or just see more of the big picture.

This is a great piece of equipment to purchase for yourself, your gamer, your high school grad on his way to college, even your mother (especially with Mother's Day coming up).

This laptop is exclusively available at Best Buy and you get the following perks:

  • Free Shipping on orders $35 and up
  • Free Store Pickup and you can pick up your order in as little as 45 minutes

And Hubby, please remember, mother's day is coming up in just about 2 weeks, okay?? PPPSSSSSTTTTT!!!!

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  1. I love the looks of this computer, I have been looking at these recently as I could use a new laptop! Thanks for sharing

  2. It is time for me to replace my laptop and this unit appears to have more than I require, but I can not find the price anywhere

  3. This is so nice. HP makes great products. I also love shopping at Best Buy. Thank you so much for sharing

  4. This looks like a great laptop! I'm looking to get a new one soon so I will keep this in mind!


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