The HP Envy 15t-j000 Quad Edition is a laptop released in 2013.
This laptop has secure boot enabled by default. In order to install Arch this should be disabled. UEFI should be set to legacy mode.
On some kernels the laptop backlight will not turn on, leaving a black screen on boot. This can be solved with the following kernel parameter:
Battery and Power Management
The rated battery life for this laptop is 9hrs and with configuration 5.5 hrs is usually possible.
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The trackpad for this laptop supports a virtual scroll wheel. To enable it, comment out the following:
Section "InputClass" Identifier "evdev touchpad catchall" MatchIsTouchpad "on" MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/event*" Driver "evdev" EndSection
If you have the version of this laptop with an NVIDIA card, see NVIDIA Optimus.
This laptop comes with a fingerprint reader but there is no Linux driver for it.