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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 Sep 2013
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15 Reasons For

Good Brand

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.

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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.

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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".

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Silver EPEAT Compliance

This laptop has a Silver EPEAT compliance, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type.

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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 laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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4 Reasons Against

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.

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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.

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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.

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Heavy

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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4 Other reasons to consider the HP Envy 17

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).

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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.

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Specification

Design
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Processor Cores
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Processor Boost Frequency
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Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
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Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
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Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Display Number of Colours
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Supported
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Installed
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Disc Types Supported
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Subwoofer
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
Networking Standards
4G LTE
4G
Data Network
WWAN
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Connectivity
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
TV Tuner Integrated
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Package Weight
Package Height
Package Depth
Package Width
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Wi-Fi Certified
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
64-Bit Computing
Thunderbolt Technology

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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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Manufacturer Part Numbers 17j003, 17j011, 17j067, 17j010, 17j053, 17j009, 17j067e, 17j010e, 17j053e, 17j009e, 17j003s, 17j011s, 17j011sp, 17j003sg, 17j011sg, 17j067ez, 17j010ep, 17j053ea, 17j009el
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