For anyone shopping around for a great Ultrabook deal or perhaps an excellent Christmas gift idea, Harvey Norman’s 30% discount on all Ultrabooks is definitely worth checking out. We have found this stylish 15.6 inch HP Envy 6 – 1019TX to be the most distinguished deal among all other great bargains. The most outstanding quality of this machine is simply that it has a mainstream mid-range graphics card, an AMD Radeon HD 7670M. This will allow you to play many of the modern games at low to medium settings, and for many casual gamers out there, you can even confidently play most of the games before 2010 at medium to high settings! This is amazing for an Ultrabook. The rest of the core system specs are also solid, the 3rd Gen Intel Core i5 processor powering this machine ensuring a very snappy performance. The 8GB of memory (RAM) is noteworthy because it's twice as much RAM for laptops around this price. The hard drive is fairly standard – 500GB of storage combined with a 32GB solid state hybrid drive that allows fast loading of programs and boosts overall performance.
I don’t think we need to stress more on how amazing this deal is, at 30% discount, this Ultrabook costs as little as other mid-range all-rounder notebooks (typically ultrabooks sell for 30% or more compare to notebooks with the same system specs), at the same time it has enough grunt to handle all your common computing tasks with ease as well as satisfy some gaming needs. This machine is a beauty if you're looking for the kind of functionality found in bigger, heavier, battery guzzling traditional laptops, but in a super-portable, super-thin laptop of the kind that you would have paid around $1,200 plus until now.
See a summary of the specs below:
PROCESSOR - The laptop's engine
The Envy6 1019TX features a 3rd Gen Intel Core i5-3317U (1.7GHz), a mid-range low-voltage processor that can run productivity applications and some intensive software. It can burst up to 2.6GHz using Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology if a particularly demanding program is running. In other words it has enough power to easily get through common computing tasks.
GRAPHICS - Control what you see displayed on the screen
It comes with a graphics card called the AMD Radeon HD 7670M. The card is a mid-range component and will be able to handle many modern games at low to medium settings.
RAM - The memory used for computation
The Envy6 has 8GBs of memory which is a generous amount that will definitely push the machine's performance towards the more elite end.
STORAGE - The long term store for data and programs.
A 500GB hard disk drive is about average in size for a standard laptop, but excellent for an Ultrabook. The Envy6 1019TX also has a 32GB solid state drive that is used for caching programs, resulting in faster overall performance and program loading. This hybrid approach is followed by several Ultrabooks.
The HP Envy6 1019TX sports a 15.6 inch (1,366 x 768 resolution) screen, this is a large screen for an Ultrabook. The resolution is average for the screen size.
The Envy6 1019TX has great portability, because it weighs 2.15kg and is 19.8mm thick. It can be carried around very easily and remain quite inconspicuous in your bag.