The default price -- meaning with the default specifications and no changes to the load-ouot -- of the HP ENVY 15t-J100 Quad Edition laptop is $1008.99. After applying a 15 percent off coupon code -- MU2713 -- the price drops to $857.64.
HP's online store charges sales tax in most states, as you would expect. The coupon code expires on Nov. 3, and shipping is $9.99 for the laptop. This particular version uses a Haswell Intel Core CPU, meaning it is using the current generation of Core processor. The Haswell processor provides more power while at the same time adding battery life. Last year's generation was dubbed Ivy Bridge.
Gadget fans may know that Microsoft has bet the tablet farm on Haswell. The company's Surface Pro (first generation) hybrid tablets were blasted over their short battery life; though this was because they used the power-hungry Ivy Bridge CPUs for the processor. The newer Surface Pro 2 models run on top of the power-sipping Haswell processor, which reduces the problem. However, Microsoft fans await the Power Cover keyboard / case in order to see a full fix for the Surface Pro 2's battery life problems.
In addition, the HP ENVY 15t-J100 Quad Edition laptop ships with a Geforce GT740M dedicated GPU, meaning that -- though it is sans SLI -- the laptop should be able to handle many of the latest video games.
Specification wise, the HP ENVY 15t-J100 Quad Edition laptop has a 15.6-inch display and weighs 4.81 pounds. Display resolution is set at 1920 x 1080. The specific CPU is an Intel Core i7-4700MQ 2.4GHz (Turbo Boost to 3.4GHz) Quad-Core Haswell processor. Nicely, the laptop ships with 8GB RAM.
In addition, it has a 1TB HDD + 24GB SSD Hardware Accelerator cache (it's not the same as a plain old SSD). The laptop comes with the latest WiFi version, 802.11ac -- which is still in draft status but is expected to be ratified in early 2014 (this fact hasn't prevented manufacturers from shipping adapters and router for the spec). It also comes with the 64-bit version of Windows 8.1.
HP provides a one-year warranty.
The online store says that the estimated ship date, assuming you ordered today, Oct. 28, would be Nov. 6, 2013.