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HP Envy 17

alaTest has collected and analyzed 565 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. Opinions about the keyboard and usability are overall positive. The screen and design also get good opinions. There are some less positive comments about the touchpad and size. There are some mixed reviews about the portability.

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: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP Envy 17

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of HP Envy 17 from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. Views about the price and sound are on the whole positive. The design and reliability are also mentioned favorably, but many are negative about the keyboard and usability.

screen, reliability, design, sound, price

usability, keyboard

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

This summary is based on the products: 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)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)

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HP Envy 17

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 263 user reviews of HP Envy 17 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the price and screen. The design and usability also get good opinions. Reviews are divided on the portability, and many are critical about the touchpad and size.

performance, usability, design, screen, price

reliability, size, touchpad

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

This summary is based on the products: HP ENVY 17-1011NR 17.3-Inch LaptopHP ENVY 17-1011NR 17.3-Inch Laptop

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Sebastian Jentsch (notebookcheck.net)

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 (notebookcheck.net)

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 (maximumpc.com)

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

Expert review by: NotebookReview Staff (NotebookReview.com)

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

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Joanna Stern (engadget.com)

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 (laptopmag.com)

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 (pcworld.com)

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 (reviewboard.com)

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

Expert review by: thinkdigit.com (thinkdigit.com)

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 (technostall.com)

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

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720 / 1920 x 1080 / 640 x 480
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 0.92

Display

Detachable display: No
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
HD type:4K Ultra HD / Full HD / HD / HD ready, N / HD+ / No
Panel Type:IPS / SVA
Screen shape:Flat

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1 / 2 / 4
Maximum graphics adapter memory:3.835
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 1.74 / 16 / 2 / 32 / 8
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
Number of execution units:12 / 16
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1 / 11.2 / 11.2/12 / 12 / 12.0 / Yes
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x1616 / 0x166 / 0x1912 / 0x191B / 0x191E / 0x416 / 0xA16 / 1916
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):3840 x 2160 / 4096 x 2160 / 4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):2560 x 1600 / 3840 x 2160 / 4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (VGA):2880 x 1800
On-board graphics adapter memory:1.65 / 1.7
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3 / 4.4
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI / DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub) / DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, VGA (D-Sub) / DVI, DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI / DVI, DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, VGA (D-Sub) / DVI, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DisplayPort, HDMI / Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, VGA (D-Sub)
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (DisplayPort):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (HDMI):24

Keyboard

Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit: Yes

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G standards:CDMA, DC-HSPA+, EVDO, HSPA+ / HSPA+, UMTS, WCDMA
4G:No / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE

Ports & interfaces

Total number of SATA connectors:2 / 4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1

Processor

Configurable TDP-down:3.8 / 35 / 7.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:600 / 800
Conflict Free processor:No / Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:No / Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 2 / 32 / 64 / 8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 10 / 12 / 16 / 2 / 4
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):10.6 / 12.8 / 21 / 21.32 / 25.6 / 29.8 / 34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:1 / Dual / Single
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 1333 / 1333,1600 / 1600 / 1600,1866,2133 / 1866,1600 / 1866,2133,1600 / 2133,1333,1600,1866
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR3L-RS-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM / DDR4-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM / LPDDR3-SDRAM
Memory voltage supported by processor:1.35
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Bay Trail / Braswell / Broadwell / Cherry Trail / Clarksfield / Haswell / Ivy Bridge / Skylake
Processor Series:Intel Atom x5 series / Intel Atom Z3700 series / Intel Celeron Processor 3000 series for Mobile / Intel Celeron Processor N3000 series for Mobile / Intel Core i3-3100 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-5000 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-6100 series / Intel Core i5-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-5200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-6200 series / Intel Core i5-6300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-6400 Desktop Series / Intel Core i7-4500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4700 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-5500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6500 series / Intel Core i7-6700 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-700 Mobile series / Intel Core m3-6Y series / Intel Pentium 3000 series for Mobile / Intel Pentium 4000 series for Mobile / Intel Pentium N3000 series for Mobile
Scenario Design Power (SDP):2 / 2.2 / 4 / 4.5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 35 / 37 / 4.5 / 45 / 47 / 6 / 7.5

Processor special features

Intel 64:No / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology version:9.5
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel HD Graphics:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Instruction Replay Technology: No
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
Intel Pro Wireless Display (Pro WiDi) Technology: No
Intel QuickAssist Technology: No
Intel RealSense 3D Camera: No
Intel RealSense Snapshot: No
Intel RealSense Technology: No
Intel Secure Boot:No / Yes
Intel Secure Boot Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key:No / Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA):No / Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Smart Idle Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Smart Sound Technology: No
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1 / No / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):No / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel TSX-NI:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Unite installed: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel Wireless-AC Technology:No / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:No / Yes
Intel® Pro Wireless Display (Intel® Pro WiDi): No
Intel® RealSense Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:No / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):No / Yes
Intel® Smart Sound Technology: No
Intel�� OS Guard: Yes
Intel�� Secure Key: Yes
Intel�� Small Business Advantage (Intel�� SBA): Yes
OS Guard:No / Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor ARK ID:43122 / 52219 / 53470 / 72056 / 75117 / 75118 / 75119 / 81012 / 81015 / 81016 / 82115 / 84695 / 85212 / 85214 / 86348 / 87261 / 87383 / 88180 / 88193 / 88194 / 88198 / 88959 / 88967 / 89611 / 91832 / 92211 / I5-6200U / I5-6400T / I7-6700HQ / N3060 / X5-Z8300 / X5-Z8500
Processor package size:17 / 20 / 25 / 25 x 27 / 31 / 37.5 / 40 / 42 / 42 x 24
Thermal solution specification:PCG 2015A
Thunderbolt 3 Technology: No
Thunderbolt™ 3 Technology: No
True Key: No
True Key™: No
UART:No / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection:No / Yes

Software

Recovery operating system:WINDOWS 10 PRO

Storage

Flash drive interface:Flash
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:Flash
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:1000
Number of storage drives installed:1
SSD form factor:M.2

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (tablet mode):6.81 / 8.27
Height (tablet mode):0.331 / 0.378 / 0.382
Weight (tablet mode):20.5 / 26.8 / 3.42
Width (tablet mode):10.4 / 11.8