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HP Envy 700

HP Envy 700
alaScore 88

82 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 82 reviews of HP Envy 700. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews.

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 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 user reviews of HP Envy 700 from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on

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

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Feb, 2018

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (

HP Envy 700-030qe


The HP Envy 700-030qe is a mainstream multimedia desktop that goes for $1,000 less than similarly equipped systems used to go for.

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.

Essentially, the HP Envy 700-030qe is a competent and compliant multimedia desktop. It gives you what you'd expect at this price point: very good multimedia benchmark performance, a good amount of day-to-day performance, and some gaming prowess....

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: Alex Cocilova (

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.

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com_old)

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.

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (

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.

Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: Whiskers (

Replaced my XP out-dated computer


I've had this computer about 2 months. I'm very happy with the speed and quality of the computer. It has great features. For me the best option was being able to go wireless. Windows 8 is an adjustment from what I'm accustomed to but I realize a common...

Jan, 2014

Consumer review by: bandero94 (

Great for Budget Gaming


I bought this computer mainly for school and video games. It is powerful and lightning fast! Browsing the internet is a great experience on this computer with its impressive response time. You can play lots of video games on highest settings with no...

Easy to Set Up, lightning fast, great sound, good for gaming

none so far

Jan, 2014

Consumer review by: RobertCA (

fastest computer you can buy prebuilt


I don't normally buy a prebuilt I usally build em my self and get max power and speed from them but I didn't wana do it this time and im pretty happy with this setup

Dec, 2013

Consumer review by: RCRino (

Doing good so far


Haven't had computer long but very easy to use. Windows 8 takes some getting used to but is awesome! Love the 12 usb ports, no more usb splicers here!

Easy to Set Up, Performance

Difficult to Use

Dec, 2013

Consumer review by: Happy customer (

Great computer


So far, this has been a great computer, super fast. Have never used an AMD processor before, but seems to be doing great thus far. Graphics are great. Overall value, hard to beat.

value, Quality, Easy to Set Up, Performance

Dec, 2013

Consumer review by: Ronald (

Worst ever


Bad software loaded and corrupted computer. After several calls to Microsoft and HP had to take it back for a full refund.

Easy to Set Up

Quality, Performance

Dec, 2013

Product Specifications


Chassis type:Desktop / Micro Tower / Tower
Color of product:Black
Number of 3.5" bays:2 / 3
Number of 5.25" bays:2
Placement supported:Vertical
Water cooling system:N

Energy Management

Power supply:300 / 460 / 500
Power supply input frequency:50 - 60 / 50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240 / 200-240V

Expansion Slots

Mini PCI Express slots:1
PCI Express x1 slots:3
PCI Express x16 slots:1

Expansion slots

PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slots:1 / 3
PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slots:1


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1024 / 1500 / 1536 / 2 / 2048
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 7670 / AMD Radeon R7 240 / AMD Radeon R9 270 / No / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 645 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3 / GDDR5
Graphics adapter DisplayPorts quantity:1
Graphics adapter DVI ports quantity:1
Graphics adapter HDMI ports quantity:1
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.024 / 1.74 / 2
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1 / 11.2/12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x412
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4600 / Intel® HD Graphics 4600
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3


Internal memory:12 / 16 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 32
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory layout:1 x 4 + 1 x 8 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 8 / 4 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 + 1 x 8 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 8 / 3 x 4 / 4 x 4
Memory slots:2x DIMM / 4x DIMM


Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi:N / No / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 35

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD-RW / DVD±RW
Optical drives quantity:1

Other Features

Cooling type:Active
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x

Packaging Content

Bundled software:CyberLink Power2Go, AirSpaceGames,Beats Audio, CyberLink PowerDVD (for CD, DVD and Blu-ray playback), HP Games, Netflix, Pinger, 7 zip, Box, HP File Viewer, Microsoft Office Trial (online activation required), CyberLink Photo Director, HP Connected Music, HP Connected Photo, HP Savings Center, HP SimplePass, McAfee LiveSafe 2013 (30-day subscription), McAfee Central, HP PC Hardware Diagnostics UEFI, HP SmartFriend, HP Support Assistant, HP Recovery Manager, Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 / CyberLink PowerDirector\nCyberlink PhotoDirectorWindows Store\nWindows Live Essentials\nInternet Explorer\nBeats Audio\nCyberLink PowerDVD\nHP Connected Photo\nHP Connected Music\nSkype
Cables included:AC
Display included:N / No
Keyboard supplied:Y / Yes
Manual: Yes
Mouse included:Y / Yes
Numeric keypad: Yes
Windows keys: Yes


Audio output channels:5.1 / 7.1
Audio system:Beats Audio / HD / HDA / IDT 92HD65C
Chipset:Intel H87 / Intel Z87
Compatible processor series:Core i5, Core i7
Motherboard chipset:Intel H87 / Intel Z87
Motherboard form factor:Micro ATX
Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack:No / Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
DVI port:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in:Y / Yes
Line-out:Y / Yes
Microphone in:Y / Yes
Mini DisplayPort quantity:1
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
S/PDIF out port:No / Y / Yes
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 4 / 8
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2 / 4 / 8
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Power supply:300 / 460 / 500
Power supply input frequency:50 - 60 / 50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240 / 200-240V


Bus type:DMI / DMI2 / QPI
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Memory voltage supported by processor:1.5
Number of processors installed:1
Number of QPI links:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,2x8,1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:i5-4440 / i7-4770 / i7-4790
Processor boost frequency:3.2 / 3.3 / 3.9 / 4
Processor cache:6 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor cores:4
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor frequency:3 / 3.1 / 3.4 / 3.6
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:i5-4430 / i5-4440 / i7-4770 / i7-4790
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-4400 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-4700 Desktop series
Processor socket:Socket H3 (LGA 1150)
Processor threads:4 / 8
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):84

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:75036 / 75038 / 75122 / 80806
Processor code:SR149 / SR14G / SR1QF
Processor package size:37.5 / 37.5 x 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes
Thermal solution specification:PCG 2013D


Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 8 / Windows 8.1
Trial software:Symantec Norton Internet Security 2013


Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:CF, CF Type II, MMC, MS Duo, MS PRO Duo, MiniSD, SD / CF, CF Type II, MS Duo, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, Memory Stick (MS), MiniSD, SD, SmartMedia / CF, CF+, Memory Stick (MS), MicroDrive, MiniSD, MS Duo, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, SD, SmartMedia / CF, Memory Stick (MS), MicroDrive, MiniSD, MS Duo, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, SD, SmartMedia
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 2000
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:3.5
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1
Number of storage drives supported:3
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 16
Solid-state drive interface:Micro Serial ATA / mSATA / Serial ATA
Solid-state drive interfaces:mSATA / SATA
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1016 / 2000 / 2128

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:16.2 / 16.3 / 16.7 / 6.89
Height:16.2 / 16.3
Keyboard dimensions (WxDxH):5.22 x 14.1 x 0.642
Mouse dimensions (WxDxH):5.66 x 4.31 x 2.28
Mouse weight:3.32
Product dimensions (W x D x H):5.66 x 4.31 x 2.28
Weight:21.6 / 26.9
Weight note (metric):3.32
Width:16.2 / 6.77 / 6.85 / 6.89 / 6.93