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HP ENVY 17 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2GHz 12GB 1TB HDD 17.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2GHz 12GB Aug 2014
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26 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

This portable PC received a score of 79% from expert review website notebookcheck.nl.

HP Has Good Portable PC Reviews

HP has good average ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs as well as across its entire laptop range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ENVY 17 have discrete graphics adapter memory capacities of between 1GB and 2.1TB. The ENVY 17 has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,100 megahertz, the HP ENVY 17 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst portable PCs of this age. Across all the laptops that were launched more than a year ago the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Quite Big Screen Size

The ENVY 17 has one of the bigger screen sizes (17.3 inches) amongst portable PCs of this age. Notebook PCs of this type and age have screen sizes of between 11" and 18", and the average screen size is 15".

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The ENVY 17 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels portable PC, which is the most common display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution amongst all laptops that have been around for around the same time as the ENVY 17.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst similar types of portable PC.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The ENVY 17 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The best processor family of all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year is Intel Core i7-4xxx and the worst is AMD E.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

Notebook PCs of this age and spec have total storage capacity of between 16GB and 2TB. With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the ENVY 17 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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Very Big Internal Memory

The internal memory of similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year range from 2GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.3GB. With an internal memory of 12 gigabytes, the HP ENVY 17 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ENVY 17 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all laptops of this age and spec ranges from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP ENVY 17 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ENVY 17, the ENVY 17 has a front camera.

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Very Big Operating Vibration

Portable PCs of this spec and age have operating vibrations of between 0.5G and 1.1G, and the average operating vibration is 0.67G. When compared to other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ENVY 17 that we have assessed, the operating vibration of the ENVY 17 of 1.043 gravity is one of the biggest.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Fairly Big Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity

The hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacities of similar spec laptops that came out more than a year ago range from 8GB to 1TB. With a hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the ENVY 17 has one of the bigger hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacities amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The average maximum turbo frequency of laptops that have been available for more than a year is 2.9GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.1 gigahertz, the ENVY 17 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At 4,096 megabytes, the HP ENVY 17 has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. The discrete graphics adapter memory of similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ENVY 17 range from 2MB to 4.1GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.1GB.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Unlike most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the ENVY 17 which do not have a touch sensitive screen, the ENVY 17 has a touch sensitive screen.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

At 16 gigabytes, the ENVY 17 has a quite big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ENVY 17. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ENVY 17 have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 2GB and 32GB.

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Quite Big Cache Memory

At 4 megabytes, the ENVY 17 has a fairly big cache memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ENVY 17. The average cache memory of portable PCs that are a similar age to the ENVY 17 is 3.1MB.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago have processor caches of between 1MB and 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3.1MB. At 4 megabytes, the ENVY 17 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the ENVY 17.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At only 200 megahertz, the ENVY 17 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ENVY 17. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of portable PCs of this age and type is 100MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago is 11GB, and the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 16GB. At only 1.74 gigabytes, the ENVY 17 has a fairly small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ENVY 17.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

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Very Heavy

Laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ENVY 17 have weights of between 940g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg. When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ENVY 17 that we have assessed, the weight of the ENVY 17 of 2.9 kilograms is one of the heaviest.

If you are not concerned about having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the HP ProBook 470[plb_2348240_price] (2.8kg).

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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Thick

The heights of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ENVY 17 range from 11mm to 2,400mm, and the average height is 27mm. With a height of 29.8 millimeters, the ENVY 17 is fairly thick compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the ENVY 17.

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Very Wide

When compared to other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the ENVY 17 that we have assessed, the HP ENVY 17's width of 419.5 millimeters is one of the widest. The widths of laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the ENVY 17 range from 28mm to 430mm, and the average width is 360mm.

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Fairly Big Non-Operating Vibration

With a non-operating vibration of 3.5 gravity, the HP ENVY 17 has a fairly big non-operating vibration compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for more than a year. The non-operating vibrations of notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the ENVY 17 range from 1G to 3.5G.

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Fairly Big Non-Operating Shock

At 240 gravity, the ENVY 17 has a quite big non-operating shock compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the ENVY 17. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ENVY 17 the non-operating shocks range from 60G to 240G.

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2 Other reasons to consider the HP ENVY 17

Released Over a Year Ago

This notebook PC was released over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2 gigahertz, the HP ENVY 17 has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the HP 350 G2[plb_2889567_price] (2.1GHz), or the DELL XPS 13[plb_2705276_price] (2.1GHz).

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Specification

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Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
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PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
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Processor Codename
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Subwoofer
Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
SATA III Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Capacity
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Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
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Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
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Energy Star Certified
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Expert Reviews

(124)
15 December 2015

In review: HP Envy 17-n107ng. Test model courtesy of Notebooksbilliger.The high temperatures of the HP Envy 17-n107ng affected the overall rating a bit, and this is justified for temperatures of...

16 June 2014

Full marks to HP for attempting to do something different with the new Envy 17. However, gesture-recognition is still in its infancy and there are few apps that currently use that technology in a...

6 June 2014

HP's Envy line has had recent ups and downs, but it seems to have found its feet recently. Being (and looking like) a lower-cost alternative to a MacBook Pro-like machine is no bad thing ?...

The HP Envy Leap Motion is kind of odd ? you'd think the main selling point is right there, in the name. The Leap Motion controller appears built into a laptop for the first time ever here, and is...

4 June 2014

We saw the standalone version of the Leap Motion Controller earlier this year and were impressed by its promising gesture-recognition technology. Now here's a laptop that integrates Leap Motion. ... Read more…

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User Reviews

(86)
Reviewed 26 May 2014 by Anonymous
(Verified Purchase)

Feel kind of dumb for spending $300 on other boards when this one literally offers the same quality and features. I haven't experienced a motherboard that magically lets me overclock significantly... Read more…

Reviewed 11 December 2014 by WESTON P.
(Verified Purchase)

I would recommend flashing the BIOS as it has more features. To flash the bios, you need to do is go here: YOU ARE DOING THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Download version 1.8. (Or Newest... Read more…

Reviewed 14 August 2014 by Graham H.
(Verified Purchase)

1) Dedicated audio - I'm not sure the "powered" audio actually makes a difference. Still, the on board audio sounds fine, no complaints. 2) Overclocking - There's an included app, the "extreme... Read more…

Reviewed 7 August 2015 by Ryan D.
(Verified Purchase)

I honestly think you should buy this one. if you'r looking for a good HASWELL/DEVILS mobo. Also, I'm not a stranger to msi, I've used various components from them before. I've bought mobos from... Read more…

Reviewed 8 March 2015 by Joe R.
(Verified Purchase)

It's been a while since I built a computer using a MSI MB. That particular board is still running great in a 6 year old build with an old but still functioning Pentium duo-core processor. MSI... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 17k011, 17k206, 17k201, 17k200, 17k101, 17k200n, 17k101n, 17k011n, 17k206n, 17k201n, 17k011nr, 17k206na, 17k201na, 17k200na, 17k101no
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