HP Envy m6-1178sa reviews: 15.6" Laptop computer

18 customer reviews
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+ This laptop has no outstanding positive points. - It scores poorly on size and weight.

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7.8 out of 10 based on 18 reviews.
HP Envy m6-1178sa with Intel Core i5 3210M 2.5 GHz , 8GB of Memory and 1000GB Storage on Windows 8 64bit. See full product description
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David, Corby

Score 1.0/10
Good points:
Zero
Bad points:
Too numerous to mention
Battery life 1.0
Design 1.0
Size and weight 1.0
Performance 1.0
Value for money 1.0
Overall rating 1.0
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0 of 15 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 29 Apr 2013

Mohamed , Boston Often on the move

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Looks smart, set up very easy, first time using windows 8 but the getting started guide was very helpful.
Bad points:
None as yet
Battery life 7.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 9.0
Overall rating 9.0
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 24 Apr 2013

Immy, General home user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
-Great design, keyboard and screen. My dad has laptop envy now :P (he has a Samsung and thinks this laptop is worth the extra £200)
-I went on from using a 7 year old Toshiba so I don't know how this laptop compares to recent ones, but I've found it so fast and easy to use. It has 950 more GB than my last laptop!
-Windows 8 wasn't that bad to get used to at all, I only miss having a start button, and I never use the app interface, I just switch straight to desktop.
-The speakers are actually really good quality as well for a laptop.
-I think it's good for gaming, I have already tried one game that would've torn my previous laptop to pieces as it has very High Quality graphics but this one handles it perfectly with no need to change graphic settings at all.
- start up time is super quick!!
- Doesn't get that warm, air vents are conveniently on the side so you can have the whole laptop on a desk without worrying about overheating.
- It's pretty much ready to use 15 minutes after you switch it in for the very first time, nothing complicated needs doing when you first get this.
- Microsoft office 2003 (despite the official advice) is actually compatible and seems to work fine on windows 8
- Strong keyboard - no bend in the middle
- Stable base, doesn't wobble at all
Bad points:
-Sometimes the mouse freezes (everything else works fine but the mouse just stops moving until you log out/load task manager)
-Umm truevision 'HD' webcam? It is bad quality, has little settings. Worse than a £5 2-year-old webcam I bought which is about 1 MP. I think you have to buy the actual full-version of webcam maybe to get better quality?
- Battery life isn't as good as it could be, also the charger that came with it is one of those that sticks out (isn't a corner shape). I'm worried if I drop the laptop (i pulled my old one a few times off my desk as I tripped up on the chords) this could easily bend and snap (like many of my old chargers) and damage the plug for the charger. You can avoid dropping/knocking your laptop, but if it DID happen then it wouldn't be good.
- Button for DVD/CD/DISK player small and difficult to press in.
Battery life 6.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 9.0
Overall rating 9.0
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12 of 13 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 22 Feb 2013

Tina, thetford General home user

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
easy to login to various sites with finger print reader
Bad points:
hate windows 8
Battery life 7.0
Design 7.0
Size and weight 7.0
Performance 7.0
Value for money 7.0
Overall rating 7.0
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 18 Apr 2013

Grzegorz, Aylesbury General home user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Perfect
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Battery life 10.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
Overall rating 10.0
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 17 May 2013

jake, manchester Music, gaming or video fan

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
sound quality is great
fast , can run a number of programs at once.
Bad points:
it makes people jealous
Battery life 8.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 7.0
Overall rating 8.0
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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 12 Apr 2013

Diana, Farnham General home user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Excellent screen quality
Bad points:
Would prefer dished keys to flat keys. The mousepad seems to be over sensitive and the cursor moves randomly at times, when I am typing, I suspect purely because of the warmth of my hand hovering above it. Incidentally, I do not have hot sweaty hands!

I don't like Windows 8 at all - it's taking a lot of getting used to and I can see no real benefits over Windows 7. Insufficient basic information given about some applications, including Skype. I also had issues getting started setting up an email address that was different from the one I used to purchase the PC.
Battery life 8.0
Design 7.0
Size and weight 7.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 7.0
Overall rating 8.0
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 08 Apr 2013

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 15.6
Screen Resolution (pixels) 1,366 x 768
Operating system Windows 8 64bit
RAM (Gigabytes) 8
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 1000
Processor brand Intel
Processor series Core i5
Processor number 3210M
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 2.5
Number of USB ports 3
Connections VGA
Connections RJ45
Connections USB 3.0
Connections USB 2.0
Connections HDMI
Graphics card brand AMD
Graphics card model number Radeon HD 7670M
Graphics card memory (Megabytes) 2
Chipset brand Intel
Chipset series HM77 Express

Also known as: HP Envy m6-1178sa

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Sized for life on the go. You’ll want the HP ENVY m6 laptop with you all day, every day. The large display packed into a super slim design and unbeatable sound gives you the perfect balance of mobility, performance, and entertainment.


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