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HP ENVY 17 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 12GB 1TB HDD 17.3" Laptop

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21 Reasons For

Good Brand

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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

The HP 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 around 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

The average screen size of laptops that have been available for more than two years is 16", and the screen sizes range from 10" to 18". The HP ENVY 17 has a fairly big screen size (17.3 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the ENVY 17.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the ENVY 17 is 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 many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the ENVY 17.

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

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The ENVY 17 has a fairly fast processor clock speed (2.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ENVY 17. The average processor clock speed of laptops of this age and type is 2.2GHz.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the ENVY 17 has one of the bigger total storage capacity amongst portable PCs of this age. The average total storage capacity of comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ENVY 17 is 710GB.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The ENVY 17 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the ENVY 17 also have a full-size keyboard.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The ENVY 17 has a fairly big internal memory (12 gigabytes) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago. Many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ENVY 17 have internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The HP ENVY 17 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the ENVY 17.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of notebook PC is 133MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The ENVY 17 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ENVY 17 also have a front camera.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

Most 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 ports, including the ENVY 17 which has four USB 3.0 ports.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the ENVY 17 has a fairly big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years. The average hard drive capacity of laptops of this age and type is 780GB.

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Four Built-In Speakers

The ENVY 17 is a four built-in speaker laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago only have between one and three built-in speakers.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Across all the many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the ENVY 17 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.9GHz. The HP ENVY 17 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies (3.5 gigahertz) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Eight Processor Threads

The ENVY 17 has more processor threads than most of the many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ENVY 17. This notebook PC is a eight processor thread portable PC compared to most of the many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago which only have between four and seven processor threads.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of laptops of this spec and age is 2MB, the biggest is 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.8MB. The ENVY 17 has a fairly big processor cache (6 megabytes) compared to most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the ENVY 17.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the ENVY 17, the ENVY 17 does 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 were released around the same time as it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The HP ENVY 17 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than most similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as it. Most many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have an 802.11n WiFi standard.

This notebook PC's Wi-Fi standard (802.11a) is in fact the worst Wi-Fi standard across all notebook PCs of this age and type.

Across similar types of notebook PC the best Wi-Fi standard is 802.11n.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP ENVY 17

Released Over Two Years Ago

HP released the ENVY 17 over two years ago.

Average Weight

At 2.8 kilograms, the HP ENVY 17 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

If you would consider a laptop with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the ENVY 17 (£1,028.00) (2.8kg), or the Envy 15 (2.8kg) both from HP.

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HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to 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
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
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
Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
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
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 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
Bluetooth Version
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
Accelerometer
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Operating System/software
Operating System
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 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 Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Operational Conditions
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

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Expert Reviews

(126)
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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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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp i74710, hp i74710m, hp i74710mq
Barcodes 00888793388327, 00888793809341, 00888793809815

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