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HP Envy 17 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.4GHz 12GB 1TB HDD 17.3" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.4GHz 12GB Feb 2014
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HP Envy 17 (2012) Review
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14 Reasons For

HP Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

HP has good average ratings for its many processor core portable PCs as well as across its entire notebook PC 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 notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The Envy 17 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Envy 17 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

With a screen size of 17.3 inches, the HP Envy 17 has a quite big screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Envy 17. The average screen size of notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Envy 17 is 16".

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The HP Envy 17 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution across all notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Envy 17.

Across similar types of portable PC the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Envy 17 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of laptops of this spec and age is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average internal memory is 8.4GB. The Envy 17 has one of the bigger internal memory (12 gigabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other many processor core portable PCs that came out more than two years ago, the Envy 17 has a front camera.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

Across all the portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Envy 17 the hard drive capacity range from 250GB to 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 780GB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Envy 17 has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Envy 17.

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Four Built-In Speakers

The Envy 17 has more built-in speakers than most of the notebook PCs of this spec and age. Most of the portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Envy 17 only have between one and three built-in speakers, however this laptop has four built-in speakers.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The HP Envy 17 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that came out more than two years ago also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only Beats Audio Audio System

This notebook PC audio system, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Heavy

At 2.9 kilograms, the Envy 17 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Envy 17. Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Envy 17 the weights range from 430g to 4.8kg, and the average weight is 2.5kg.

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4 Other reasons to consider the HP Envy 17

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this portable PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.4 gigahertz, the Envy 17 has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the HP ZBook 17 G2[plb_2985052_price] (2.5GHz).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Envy 17 has a pretty typical total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Envy 17.

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HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. 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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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
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 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
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Subwoofer
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
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
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading 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 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 Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Package Weight
Packaging Height
Packaging Depth
Packaging Width
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features

16 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(127)
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...

9 October 2014

Priced at close to Rs 1,10,000, the HP Envy 17 is a powerful beast with top end specs and a 17.3 inch Full HD display. But the leap motion, which does work effectively is more of a show off than a...

Decent design
Good quad, core processor
Loads of RAM
Solid graphics
Good quadcore processor
Poor battery life
Leap Motion not a great addition
Priced close to faster machines
No SSD
Too heavy to carry around daily
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...

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User Reviews

(90)
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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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 17j003, 17j011, 17j067, 17j010, 17j053, 17j009, 17j067e, 17j010e, 17j053e, 17j009e, 17j003s, 17j011s, 17j011sp, 17j003sg, 17j011sg, 17j067ez, 17j010ep, 17j053ea, 17j009el
Barcodes 00887758633892, 00887758709658, 00887758719961, 00887758719978, 00887758929506, 00888182054376, 00888182109298

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