Genius? Or Retarded?

Discussion in 'The Tablet PC Life' started by Shogmaster, Oct 29, 2017.

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Act of pure genius or gone full retarded?

  1. You are a rare genius

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  2. You are a damn idiot

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  1. thatcomicsguy

    thatcomicsguy Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Shoot. I don't even own a set of torx. Just to swap a hard drive? Crazy.

    HP is not user-servicable friendly.
     
  2. Shogmaster

    Shogmaster Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Torx is the just the start of it. They hid a case screw below the DVD drive so unless you opened it you never saw it. Wasted 15 minutes of my life trying to pry that case open because I didnt know about that last hidden screw.
     
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  3. Selofain

    Selofain Chronic Lurker

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    I don't think it's limited to HP. The last time I was at Best Buy, I saw a lot of torx screws on the bottom of laptops (including the Lenovo Yoga 15), which puzzled me. I hadn't seen torx screws since the days before cell phones were smart phones.

    Honestly, though, better to have torx screws than to be simply glued down.
     
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  4. thatcomicsguy

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    :D
    It's a good thing you retained enough adult patience to not just get frustrated and use your manly strength to make things right. I've done my fair share of destructive 'repair' work over the years!
     
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  5. Shogmaster

    Shogmaster Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    I knew I was going to return it to Best Buy so I was being extra careful, otherwise I was seconds away from going HULK SMASH!!!
     
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  6. doobiedoobiedum

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    Wow, a 17 inch Wacom screen?
    i'm behind the curve on this thread - what is the model designation? I googled Envy with MPP panel and only this thread pops up.

    Are there any other machines in 17.3 size with the same touchscreen and digitiser?
     
  7. Shogmaster

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    To be clear this is MPP, not Wacom AES. Using dual protocol Wacom Bamboo Ink shouls not cloud that fact.

    Im not 100% sure but Wacom might offer similar 17.3" AES panel on Lenovo P70/71 still.

    But this HP Envy 17T uses MPP.
     
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  8. thatcomicsguy

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    Hey, did you end up returning it or did you decide to keep it after all?
     
  9. Shogmaster

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    Found a better deal on the same model at Costco so I returned it at Best Buy but now I coming into holiday budget issues so i might wait until after holidays.
     
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