[ENDED] HP 15t-j000 15.6″ gaming laptop, I5-3230M, 6GB DDR3, GT 740M, 1080p screen, 750GB HDD, for 650$ (before)

HP 15t-j000. Available from


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HP 15t-j000 main specifications
CPU I5-3230M
HDD 750GB 5400RPM
Screen matte 1080p
Keyboard Optional backlit
DVD None
Weight 4.81lbs (~2.18 kg)
HP 15t-j000 Reviews
  • Still no in-depth review

A very good option for a rather cheap 15.6″ gaming laptop. The GT 740M has the performance level of the GT 650M DDR3 and with 6GB of DDR3 and matte 1080p screen the laptops delivers a very good value for the money. The battery should be good with at least 5-6 hours of light work / surfing the web. Weight is something like 4.5-4.6lbs.

Though there aren’t no reviews yet, judging by the previous generation, this laptop should be a good option. I don’t think that for 650$ there is a faster laptop currently that also has the 1080p screen

UPDATE: It seems that some models on New-Zealand of the HP 15t come with a 64-bit GT 740M which is a total bummer and make my recommendation probably canceled – we should wait and see what are the specs on the HP default model. Also, the screen is not as good as the previous generation 1080p screen one. For now, I wouldn’t buy it and consider the 15z-j000 with the Radeon 8750M



1. GT 740M Graphics

2. The  (1920×1080) display (it’s the second option)

3.  750GB 5400RPM Hybrid Hard Drive

4. Add to cart and use coupon CELEBRATE50 (50$ off 750$)


For 625$ (using the nb2118 coupon):

  • Windows 8 64
  • 3rd generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3230M Processor
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M Graphics with 2048MB of dedicated video memory
  • 15.6-inch diagonal Full HD BrightView LED-backlit Display (1920×1080)
  • 6GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)
  • 750GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
  • NO mSSD Hard Drive Acceleration Cache
  • No Additional Office Software
  • No additional security software
  • 6-Cell Lithium-Ion Battery
  • No Internal DVD or CD Drive
  • Standard Keyboard
  • HP TrueVision HD Webcam w/ integrated digital mic
  • 802.11b/g/n WLAN



  • i7ssd

    Ah, but thee HD 8750M is way faster when overclocked, while the GT’s are already at their limits! Ha-Ha! Read this: http://www.anandtech.com/show/6873/nvidias-geforce-700m-family-full-details-and-specs/2

    • I’ll soon test the 8750M with the Acer V5-552G!

      Anyway, this HP has a low quality 1080p screen, so I don’t recommend it anymore

  • Guest

    If you check at Notebookreview forum, this HP Envy’s GT740M is the gimped version with DDR3 64 bit interface (14.72GB/s) only. It is speculated to be very weak, even worse than a GT640M, let alone 650M. This sucks when HP slaps a ultra low end GPU to what supposed to be their premium line.

    • Yes, this sucks, but it is the same as the GT 650M DDR3 which in many cases was a good GPU.
      And you always have to consider your other options. Currently, what do we have with the competitors – GT 730M and Radeon 8750M. The 740M is faster. The 8750M is not too far behind and you can get it for a little less

      • Guest

        I kinda see your point here. A regular 740M with 128 bit interface can surely reach the performance level of a 650M DDR3. But this specific 740M in the new Envy line is the gimped version with 64 bit interface, so it will be much slower. Don’t misunderstand me. This Envy is a decent machine with a reasonable price tag, but it is not realistic to expect a good gaming experience with the current spec especially if you pick that full HD screen. I read that HP will soon add another upgrade option with the GT750M DDR3, which should be much faster and can provide a decent gaming performance in case you choose the full HD upgrade.

        • oh. are you sure? what is your source about the GT 740M?