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HP Envy 17 3D

alaTest has collected and analyzed 137 reviews of HP Envy 17 3D. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviews about the price and sound are on the whole positive. The design and screen are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the battery and size. Comments about the energy efficiency and touchpad are different.

performance, screen, design, sound, price

portability, size, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP Envy 17 3D is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Florian Glaser (

Benchmark Check: Mass Effect 3 Demo in Review


The final chapter. The plot-heavy Mass Effect trilogy is slowly but surely coming to an end. We used the free demo version to test one of the hottest tracks of 2012 on several notebook graphics cards. Find out how much hardware power this game needs....

Since this is our first benchmark check, we are of course anxious to hear your opinion. What did you like/not like? What should we change, improve or add in the future? The comment box awaits your answers..

Feb, 2012

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Review: HP Envy 17 3D (Early 2012)


Elegant entertainment machine. HP has just updated its premium notebook lineup by reintroducing the 15.6-inch Envy 15 in an all-new design, and the 17.3-inch Envy 17 has been given the same makeover. The latter is also available in a 3D edition, which...

Attractive design, High overall performance, Good display, Excellent sound quality, Comparatively thin and lightweight, Good selection of ports, The new design is very appealing. A combination of good overall performance and excellent workmanship makes...

Practically never silent, GPU barely sufficient for stereoscopic 3D gaming, Lid prone to smudges, Although the Radeon HD 7690M does a good job within the temperature constraints of this comparatively slim notebook, a speedier GPU would have been...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Christopher Null (

Review: HP Envy 17 3D


If you thought 3-D was a tough sell for the living room, now imagine if you had to lug the technology around with you. That,...

Three dimensions, people! Can you dig it? Backlit keyboard. Impressive “Beats” audio system. Dazzling, super-bright display. Includes Adobe Photoshop and Elements combo

3-D experience is gimmicky, weak and already boring. Loud, grinding fan drowns out those awesome speakers when laptop heats up. There’s just no excuse for a computer this big to have arrow keys this pathetically small

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Loyd Case (

HP Envy 17 3D


I took a close look at HP's Envy 17 last September and found a lot to like, plus a few issues that bugged me. So it goes with most products--there's no perfect laptop. Now HP's refreshing the Envy 17, adding a new display and stereoscopic 3D capability.

Audio quality among the best in laptops ; Superb LCD display; excellent 3D Blu-ray visuals

3D gaming is frustrating and often doesn't work ; Short battery life

HP's Envy 17 3D offers robust 3D Blu-ray, but limited 3D gaming. While it's a solid addition to HP's line, problems with 3D gaming and battery life are a concern.

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Chris Burns (

HP ENVY 17 3D Review


Welcome to a review of the biggest fattest HP 3D desktop replacement notebook you'll ever come across. Not that it's the biggest that'll ever be made, but when you've got this thing sitting on your desk, you'll wonder how you ever got along without...

The display is bright, the display is sharp, and the display is HUGE. This is a desktop replacement without a doubt, and you’ll never go back to a tower again if this monster is slid under your nose (that’s a bit presumptuous, I know you love building...

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (

HP Envy 17 3D Review


The Envy 17 3D is not cheap, but for $1,649 you get a premium design, quad-core power, solid gaming performance, Blu-ray, and a bright 1080p display. The 3D experience isn't as robust or as seamless as laptops powered by Nvidia's 3D Vision technology,...

Bright, crisp screen, Good 3D performance, Stylish design, Comfortable, backlit keyboard, Strong graphics performance, Great sound quality

Very short battery life, Parts of notebook get quite hot, Too many steps to start 3D games, Can't play 3D content on TVs

Dec, 2010

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HP Envy 17 3D (17-1190N)


The full sized chiclet-style keyboard is nice, and benefits from the integrated numeric pad. The keys have a firm response and smooth motion. Even better, the keyboard comes standard with backlight that vastly improves keyboard usability in dark...

A gorgeous high-definition 3D display. Blu-ray. Beats Audio provides good bass. Bundled 3D glasses fit over prescription glasses

Pricey compared to its 2D peers. Limited 3D content. Still requires special glasses

From movies to gaming, the HP Envy 17 3D should please 3D enthusiasts with its polished integration of 3D technology into an already impressive media center laptop. Those content with two dimensions may want to hold off, but for those who want more...

Expert review by: James Lu (

HP Envy 17 3D-2001xx - Your Personal 3D Movie Machine


If the idea of having your own full HD, Blu-ray, 3D movie machine sounds appealing, HP's Envy 17 3D might be just the ticket. The top of the line premium notebook also has a built in subwoofer, Beats audio, and has just been updated with a new, faster...

Full aluminum construction with minimalist design ; Excellent screen ; Great audio

Graphics engine bottlenecks performance

The HP Envy 17 3D is a notebook with a lot going for it. We love the clean, minimalist design and full aluminum construction with its subtle floral dot matrix pattern that keeps the notebook interesting without being gaudy or attracting too many...

Dec, 2011

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HP Envy 17 3D 17-2000ee


The HP sports a full QWERTY keyboard along with backlit keys for working in low-light conditions

Given its positioning its disappointing that the Envy lacks gaming grunt. If gaming isn’t a concern however, you’ll find the Envy 17 a capable app machine and an immersive 3D entertainer.

Sep, 2011


Expert review by: Taimoor Hafeez (

HP Envy 17 3D Review


HP's flagship notebook brings power in style.

Simple and pleasant design, Powerful in both computing and games, 1080p 3D LED screen, Full sized backlit keyboard, Beats audio speakers are great

Mouse pad doesn't register all gestures, Supplied GPU is a bit weak for games in 3D at 1080p

Accompanying all of this hardware are a number of ports, namely VGA, HDMI, LAN (10/100/1000), DisplayPort, eSATA, Audio ports, two USB 2.0 ports and a USB 3.0 port. The final piece of the puzzle is the Bluray reader & DVD writer combo drive. The ‘beats...

Jun, 2011