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HP Envy 17

alaTest has collected and analyzed 597 reviews of HP Envy 17. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the keyboard and usability. The screen and design also get good feedback. Views are divided on the portability, and some have doubts about the touchpad and size.

performance, design, screen, usability, keyboard

reliability, size, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP Envy 17 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for HP Envy 17


alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of HP Envy 17 from The average user rating for this product is 2.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on People are impressed by the price and sound. The design and reliability also get good opinions, whereas there are some critical reviews about the keyboard and usability.

screen, reliability, design, sound, price

usability, keyboard

44% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: HP Envy 17-1190 17.3 inch Laptop PC (Intel Core i7-720QM Processor, 1.6 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB HDD, Windows 7 Home Premium)

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for HP Envy 17


alaTest has collected and analyzed 263 user reviews of HP Envy 17 from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Comments about the price and screen are generally positive. The design and usability also get good reviews, whereas there are some critical views about the touchpad and size. There are some mixed opinions about the portability.

performance, usability, design, screen, price

reliability, size, touchpad

71% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP ENVY 17-1011NR 17.3-Inch LaptopHP 17-1181NR 17-Inch Envy Notebook PCHP ENVY 17-2070NR Notebook Computer - Silver

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Sebastian Jentsch (

HP Envy 17-k104ng Notebook Review


Working class hero? HP advertises its new Envy as the epitome of efficiency. Is this because of the SSD-HDD combination? Because of the GTX GeForce? Or the good sound? We check if work and gaming harmonize well.

Solid base unit, Constant fan control, Matte and bright TN panel, Good sound, Application performance

Keyboard with short travel but usable, Bad webcam, Very loud under maximum load, Weak color presentation, No maintainability

HP updates its premium laptop Envy 17 with a low-voltage processor, SSD-HDD combination and the current GeForce GTX 850M. The result is a nice, well constructed DTR with good speakers and a usable matte Full HD panel. Performance enthusiasts looking...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by: Simon Kohlstock (

Review HP Envy 17-1190eg Notebook


3D Envy. HP brings in a top notch entertainer with the HP Envy 17

Design; Material; Workmanship; Keyboard; 3D capable; Performance; Usefull pre-installed software (Photoshop Elements); 3D works perfectly in movies (when they are 3D)

System noise (fan permanently active); Consumption; Battery Life; Weight (heavy); Price; 3D isn't intuitive in games

That only a few PDFs were stored on the 2 GB SD memory card. This capacity could have been used to explain a few functions closer with one or two videos (3D).

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Katherine Stevenson (

HP Envy 17 Review


The Envy 17 is the biggest and most powerful model in HP's top-end line of laptops, which are known for their sex appeal and solid build quality. The Envy 17's 11x16.5x1.5-inch chassis is constructed of magnesium alloy with an aluminum wrapping that's...

Handsome and well-built; good performance/portability ratio; Eyefinity

Somewhat limited for games; weak battery life; gets hot under graphics load

But even with its few shortcomings, there’s an awful lot to like about the Envy 17. It’s good-looking, well built, and capable of performing the gamut of desktop functions to varying degrees of satisfaction, while remaining reasonably portable.

Jan, 2011

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HP ENVY 17 Review: A Great Entertainment PC


The 17-inch ENVY 17 is the largest notebook in the ENVY line and as such has room for some of the best processors and graphics available at a starting price of around $1,200. We took a closer look at this impressive machine to see if it's worth its...

Great speakers ; Good backlit keyboard ; Lots of ports ; Fair price

Glossy, reflective screen ; Weak screen lid ; Thin aluminum sides ; Loud fan while gaming

The folks at HP like to call the ENVY 17 a "premium entertainment PC" and that's not a bad description of this sleek 17-inch notebook. The combination of a powerful Intel Core i7 processor, AMD Radeon graphics, 8GB of RAM and a 1080p display form the...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Joanna Stern (

HP Envy 17 review


When it comes to selecting our favorite mainstream Windows laptops these days the HP Envy 14 is pretty much at the tippy top of the list. (Hey, we don't

Beautiful, well-built chassis ; Stunning 17.3-inch HD display ; Seriously speedy performance / graphics

Touchpad is still annoying ; Palmrest can get quite toasty ; Heavier than other desktop replacements

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (

HP Envy 17 Review


While $1,599 isn't exactly a budget price for a notebook these days, it's a steal when you consider everything the HP Envy 17 offers. You get a stunning but understated design, bright full HD display, fast performance, and strong graphics. Only the...

Stylish design, Comfortable, backlit keyboard, Fast boot time, Strong graphics performance, Great sound quality

Very short battery life

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: Loyd Case (

HP Envy 17 Review - PCWorld


The overall look of the latest Envy 17 hews to the understated nature of the product line, with muted grays and light, dimpled swirl details on the case. The packaging is plain and simple as well, and most of the documentation ships on an included 2GB...

Good gaming performance

Fan gets noisy, and surface of the unit can get hot

HP's Envy 17 is a robust, media-centric desktop replacement that's svelte enough to lug around if you need a large screen on the go.

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: Review Crew (

HP Envy 17 Laptop Review


In an era where truly upscale laptops seem like an endangered species, it's always nice to run across a well-built system with few compromises, such as the HP Envy 17. ...

Nov, 2010

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HP ENVY 17 Leap Motion Edition notebook Review


The HP ENVY 17 is an extremely powerful laptop, with top of the line specs with a massive 17.3-inch and brilliant Full HD screen. The motion sensor feature is something that is gives us a glimpse of the future, but at the moment, it has better show off...

Brilliant performance, Very good display, Well built, Leap Motion feature has a lot of potential

Too heavy to carry around daily, Disappointing battery life

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: Ashima Gupta (

HP ENVY 17 Review: Specs, Features and Price


HP has launched a new laptop computer- HP ENVY 17 with outstanding features and brilliant performance. The large display screen of the device lends it a tempting feature and its audio features have attracted technology ...

HP ENVY 17 could be called the best laptop computer till date, the only drawback is its bulky size and heavy weight which prevents it from being portable. Still, it is well built, durable and attractive. The large feature set of the device is...

Aug, 2012

Product Specifications


Front Camera: Yes


Display Surface:Matt


Discrete graphics adapter memory:2 / 4
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):2560 x 1600
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI


Keyboard backlit: Yes


4G: No


Configurable TDP-down:7.5
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
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:DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM
Processor codename:Broadwell
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: Yes
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
OS Guard: Yes


Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection: Yes


Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:Flash
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:1000