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HP Envy 17

alaTest has collected and analyzed 601 reviews of HP Envy 17. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the keyboard and usability. The screen and design are also appreciated. Many are critical about the touchpad and size, and there are mixed comments on the battery and portability.

performance, design, screen, usability, keyboard

reliability, size, touchpad

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

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Consumer review (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 products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the price and sound. The design and reliability also get good views, but some have doubts 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.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (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 products in the same category on Amazon.com. People really like the price and screen. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are negative about the touchpad and size. There are some mixed reviews about the portability.

performance, usability, design, screen, price

reliability, size, touchpad

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

Jul, 2019

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 : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

HP Envy 17 review: HP Envy 17

 

HP Envy 17

Slim, attractive design; full-HD 1080p display; USB 3.0 port.

Only one GPU option; clickpad still isn't perfect; short battery life.

Though it's still in the upper ranges of current laptop prices, HP's upscale-feeling Envy 17 offers great hardware at a decent price.

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 : Laptop Mag (laptopmag.com)

HP Envy 17 Review

 

The HP Envy 17 gets updated with a refined design and a brilliant 4K display, but with no gaming prowess and no touch support, it may not have everything you want.

Strong general performance; Excellent 4K display; Bang & Olufsen audio

Awkward drop-hinge design; No touch option with 4K resolution; Graphics don't support gaming

Aug, 2017

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 : 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 ENVY 17 is a classy 17-inch multimedia notebook with great speakers, good performance and plenty of extras.

The ENVY 17 is a classy 17-inch multimedia notebook with great speakers, good performance and plenty of extras.

Feb, 2012

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 : 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

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