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HP ENVY TouchSmart 17

alaTest has collected and analyzed 139 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the battery and value for money. The performance and usability are also appreciated. The keyboard and energy efficiency get mixed views. Many are critical about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP ENVY TouchSmart 17 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for HP ENVY TouchSmart 17

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 user reviews of HP ENVY TouchSmart 17 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

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84% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP ENVY 17-j020us Quad Edition Notebook PCHP Envy 17-3290NR 17.3-Inch 3D Laptop (Silver)HP ENVY 17-J037CL 17.3" Touch Laptop Intel Core i7-4700MQ, 8GB Memory 1TB HDrive

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Review HP Envy 17-j110eg Leap Motion Notebook

 

New ground. HP is the first manufacturer to equip its media-focused flagship with Leap Motion capability and a touchscreen, but is this worth the extra cost of 60 Euros (~$82)? Additionally, the internals of the laptop have been refreshed, including a...

TouchDisplay; Leap Motion; Good CPU performance; More than enough RAM; Battery life during light work; Speakers

Noisy fan; Battery life under load; Too hot; TFT with a blue tint

A simple trick is enough to improve the stability of the chassis and thus of the keyboard dock: HP fills the (anyway unusable) 2.5-inch slot with a sturdy piece of metal.

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HP Envy 17 notebook

 

HP's Envy 17 is a desktop replacement with plenty of speed under the hood, uses fourth-gen Core i7

Fast CPU ; Lots of RAM ; Plenty of internal storage

Bouncy keyboard ; Only single-band Wi-Fi ; No touchscreen

HP's Envy 17 is a big notebook that's suitable as a desktop replacement computer. It has a fourth-generation Intel Core i7 CPU, discrete NVIDIA graphics, and it can be used for almost any mainstream computing task. For the asking price, though, it...

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HP Envy 17 notebook

 

Our first glimpse of a fourth-generation Intel Core i7-equipped notebook comes in the form of HP's very large Envy 17. It's designed to be a stay-at-home computer, and it's powerful enough to replace a desktop for most tasks. You can perform typical...

Fast CPU ; Lots of RAM ; Plenty of internal storage

Bouncy keyboard ; Only single-band Wi-Fi ; No touchscreen

HP's Envy 17 is a big notebook that's suitable as a desktop replacement computer. It has a fourth-generation Intel Core i7 CPU, discrete NVIDIA graphics, and it can be used for almost any mainstream computing task. For the asking price, though, it...

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Great Value,Great Buy

 

Handles My Every Day Use efficiently And quickly. This Is A Lot Of Computer For The Money. Love The i7 core To Me Hands Down Better Then AMD. Breath Taking Display. Over All Just A power house.

Easy To Set Up","Easy To Use","Fast","Powerful","Simply Fantastic

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No Sound/CCC Issues

 

I am commenting on an envy 15 from 2012, but When on forums, these issues have not been addressed on the newer models either.

good price, works well when working

The HP Envys have catalyst Control Center issues where the computer struggles to switch between graphics cards. The sound also cuts out for weeks at a time. HP support is beyond awful and will not fix this ; Beware

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Very happy

 

If you need conversion to DVI use "Sapphire Active Displayport->DVI adapter" ; a passive cable does not work properly for me, this one works fine. * mSATA port is SATA III 6gbps speedy niceness; I got 500MB/sec off my replacement SSD. Not confirmed...

Roaringly fast CPU (for today..) ; Gorgeous LCD; crisp+bright, good color reproduction, 0 bad pix for me ; Quiet fan (compared to many; not annoying) ; Three simultaneously usable digital monitor outs (2 Displayport + HDMI ) - analog VGA sucks. This...

Very happy but... minor things ; 3D is a bit of a gimmick although quite nice on Google Earth. I see noticable flickering when it's on. I didn't buy this for the 3D and will rarely use it. It's not awe-inspiring ; 80gb SSD is not big enough for a...

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Amazing

 

Very fast and great looking laptop

Fast","Powerful","Quality Display","Quiet

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Good hardware, Poor OS

 

Would be a nice computer if it had Windows 7 instead of Windows, or even if it was a touch screen model.This product is... Good sound quality, Big screen size, high quality displayAbout me... Technology guru, Business Professional, av professional

Great Display

No touchscreen

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Great product

 

Great computer, a little larger than I need and might have a little difficulty when traveling with the laptop. Anxious to see if I have room to work on the plane in those smaller-sized seats. Up overall, very happy with the speed, appearance and...

Easy to Use, Battery Life

Heavy/Bulky

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nice computer

 

The laptop set up easily and is easy to use. I had to play around a bit with Windows 8.0. The keyboard feels positive and I've had no instances of cursor dislocation due to palms on pad. My recent laptop is a Vaio XP. The new HP is faster and brighter....

Easy to Use, Display Screen, Easy to Set Up