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HP Envy 700

HP Envy 700
alaScore 92

432 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 432 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the size and value for money are on the whole positive. The design and usability also get good feedback, but many are critical about the reliability.

usability, design, value for money, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the HP Envy 700 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of HP Envy 700 from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on

usability, value for money

67% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP ENVY 700 700-010 Desktop (Black)HP ENVY 700-130 Desktop with Beats AudioHP ENVY 700-150 Desktop with Beats Audio

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HP Envy 700-030qe review: It's the components that matter


HP makes some good component choices for the Envy 700-030qe, but the overall package is somewhat imperfect.

Powerful 4th generation Intel processor ; Quiet, sleek and compact ; Blu-ray burner

A single 256GB SSD for storage ; Middle-of-the-road video card ; Just one PCIe x16 slot (occupied)

The HP Envy 700-030qe is an above-average computer that’s reasonably priced.

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HP Envy 700-030qe


The HP Envy 700-030qe is a member of the class of systems that used to be called high-end multimedia desktop PCs. The fact that you can get all that power for over a $1,000 less than you used to is amazing.

Good gaming performance. Excellent day-to-day performance. Blu-ray drive. Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements. 802.11b/g/n WiFi

Could use a data storage drive. Locked CPU. Some bloatware

The HP Envy 700-030qe ($1,179.99) is a high-performance system that is well suited to the user who is interested in the graphics arts, video editing, and a bit of 3D gaming. It's one of those systems that would've been called a high-end multimedia...


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HP Envy 700


The HP Envy 700-030qe is a peak performance multimedia computer. Its components separately are fantastic, and when they work together, they're even better. This computer has tons of storage and enough connectivity to satisfy your needs including HDMI...

This computer has strong components with plenty of room to upgrade

The power supply won’t support a stronger graphics card

This is a great multimedia PC that has peak performance components.

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HP Envy 700-030qe


The HP Envy 700-030qe is a member of the class of systems that used to be called high-end multimedia desktop PCs. The fact that you can get all that power for over a $1,000 less than you used to is amazing.

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Not best but good to general use


Need to change power supply and graphic card for 3D or gaming.

Fast","Reliable Performance

Poor Graphic Performance

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Fast, Great Price


Runs great, all good. had a trouble trying to find VT enable... after 3 days finally found under BIOS-Security-system security.

Adequate Storage","Easy To Set Up","Easy To Use","Fast","Fast Affordable","Reliable Performance","Sleek Design

Poor Software Bundle

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just like new


All good, saved $200. But VT feature disabled in bios.

Easy To Set Up","Easy To Use","price

Not Support Vt-x In Bios

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Solid Computer


This system is built for quality computing use. It has a fast processor, excellent graphics card, sufficient ram and a style is very appealing. Excellent system (outside of McAfee antivirus).This product is... Inputs which I need, quiet, Attractive...

Speed, RAM, Hard Drive Space, Video Card, Style

McAfee Anti-Virus preinstalled

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Great desktop for everyday computer chores.


The HP Envy works well with the speed of processing I want and the ability to perform like I anticipated. Best Buy and the Geek Squad did a great and timely job setting it up for me and even retrieved and transferred files from my previous desktop that...

Starts fast, works well, moderate price

I did not like the teeny keyboard and replaced it immediately

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Good bang for the business buck


The desktop is appropriate for a small law office which is primarily for data input and the like. The hardware set up was easy but there was no warning that Windows 8 would require so many updates and special handling particularly related to...

wireless keyboard and mouse

Windows 8 required too many driver updates

Product Specifications


DVD Writer:DVD-Writer
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive / Hybrid Hard Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: No


Bluetooth: No
Card Reader:Multi Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes


Aspect Ratio:Not Applicable
True Resolution:Not Applicable

General Features

Digital Entertainment Platform:vPro
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 8
Product Type:Tower


Brand of Graphic Chip:nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GEF GT640 / GEF GTX645 / GEF GTX660 / GEF GTX760
GPU TYPE:Dedicated GPU + OnBoard


Chipset Brand:Intel®
Chipset Type:Z87
Hyper Threading: Yes
Processor:Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:I7-4770