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We checked 3,963 user and expert reviews for HP laptops and found that on average HP has good reviews. We also found that HP has good reviews specifically within its many processor cores notebook PCs range.
Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantitys
The HP Envy 17 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity laptop.
11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This laptop has a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.
Fairly Big Display Diagonal
The HP Envy 17 has a quite big display diagonal (17.3 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Envy 17. The smallest display diagonal of laptops that were released more than two years ago is 10" and the biggest is 18".
Intel Core I7 Processor Family
This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
Quite Big Internal Memory
The average internal memory of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Envy 17 is 8.4GB, and the internal memorys range from 2GB to 32GB. With an internal memory of 12 gigabytes, the Envy 17 has one of the bigger internal memorys amongst portable PCs of this age.
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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 are a comparable age to the Envy 17.
Has a Front Camera
Like most of the other many processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years, the HP Envy 17 has a front camera.
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.
This portable PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution across all laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Envy 17.
Across comparable types of portable PC the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels.
Fairly Big Processor Cache
The smallest processor cache of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 2MB, the biggest is 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.7MB. At 6 megabytes, the HP Envy 17 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other many processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Envy 17.
Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity
At 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Envy 17 has a fairly big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other many processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Envy 17. Laptops that came out around the same time as the Envy 17 have hard drive capacitys of between 320GB and 2TB.
Four Number of Built-In Speakerss
The Envy 17 has more number of built-in speakerss than most of the laptops of this type and age. This HP laptop is a four number of built-in speakers laptop compared to most of the portable PCs of this type and age which only have between one and three number of built-in speakerss.
802.11n Wi-Fi Standards
This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.
Silver EPEAT Compliance
This laptop has a Silver EPEAT compliance, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type.
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 laptops that have been around for more than two years.
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Does Not Have a Touchscreen
Like most of the other portable PCs of this type and age, the HP Envy 17 does not have a touchscreen.
Only Beats Audio Audio System
This notebook PC audio system, which is the most frequently found audio system on many processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.
Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates
This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Envy 17 the weights range from 430g to 4.8kg. With a weight of 2.9 kilograms, the Envy 17 is quite heavy compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.
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Released Over Three Years Ago
It was over three years ago when HP released the Envy 17.
Average Processor Frequency
At 2.4 gigahertz, the HP Envy 17 has a relatively average processor frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the Envy 17.
If this many processor cores portable PC processor frequency is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the HP 17 G2 (2.5GHz and higher rated).
Average Total Storage Capacity
The Envy 17 has a fairly average total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Envy 17.
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HDD Storage Media
This notebook PC has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and spec 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.
If you want a laptop with a better storage medium then you might want to look at the Samsung NP905S3G (SSD) which also has a higher rating.
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…
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
1. Download version 1.8. (Or Newest... Read more…
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…
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…
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…