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HP Envy 17 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 17.3" Laptop

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Awesome multimedia. This is big. Watch movies. Make movies. Whatever your passion, nothing brings your passions to life like the HP ENVY 17 Notebook. Features- Windows 8 or other operating systems... More
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12 Reasons For

HP Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

We checked 3,456 user and expert reviews for HP laptops and found that on average HP has good ratings. We also found that HP has good ratings specifically for its many processor core portable PCs.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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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.

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Quite Big Screen Size

The smallest screen size of similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Envy 17 is 10", the biggest is 18", and the average screen size is 16". With a screen size of 17.3 inches, the Envy 17 has a fairly big screen size compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

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

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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 of this age and type.

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Has a Front Camera

The Envy 17 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Envy 17 also have a front camera.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

Laptops of a comparable type and age to the Envy 17 have hard drive capacity of between 250GB and 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 780GB. The Envy 17 has one of the bigger hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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Four Built-In Speakers

The HP Envy 17 is a four built-in speaker laptop.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other laptops of this age and spec, the Envy 17 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only Beats Audio Audio System

This portable PC audio system, which is typical of many notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Heavy

The lightest notebook PC of this age and type is 430g heavy, the heaviest is 4.8kg, and the average weight is 2.5kg. At 2.9 kilograms, the Envy 17 is quite heavy compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the HP Envy 17

Released Over Three Years Ago

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

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Envy 17 has a relatively typical processor clock speed (2.4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the HP ZBook 17 G2 (£530.60) (2.5GHz).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Envy 17 has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Envy 17.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Envy 17 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Envy 17.

Laptops with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth considering include the HP ENVY 17 (£1,028.00) (12GB).

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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 around for more than two years. 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

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64-Bit Computing Architecture

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Expert Reviews

(125)
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

(91)
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 hp m7j120, hp m7j120d, hp m7j120dx
Barcodes 00887758488485, 00887758691656, 00887758710968, 00887758728758, 00888182051740, 00888182196243, 08877584884850

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